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Memorable Manitobans: Dmytro W. “Dan” Hnatiuk (1912-2005)

Educator, municipal official.

Born at Fishing River on 14 June 1912, son of Tekla Mazak, he attended Fishing River School (grades 1-8) and Dauphin Collegiate (grades 9-12). He attended Normal School in 1930 to obtain a teaching certificate, then began a 40-year teaching career at Trembowla School (1931-1935), Norton School (1935-?), and Fishing River School (1938). He obtained a principal’s certificate in 1942 and served as the Principal at Shevchenko School (1942-1945) and Pine River School (1945-1948). He then moved to Dauphin where he taught English and composition at Smith Jackson School (1948-1959) and was the Principal at Macneill Junior High School (1959-1965). He was appointed Superintendent of elementary and junior high schools in the Dauphin-Ochre School Division, taking early retirement in June 1971. He served on the Dauphin town council (1954-1962) and was Deputy Mayor for three years. He was a member of the Dauphin Boys and Girls Band Committee, Dauphin Elks Lodge, Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood, and Retired Teachers Association of Manitoba. In retirement, he sold real estate (1972-1978) and travelled. He died at Dauphin on 4 March 2005 and was buried in the Dauphin Riverside Cemetery.

Sources:

Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Macneill principal makes decision to resign post,” Dauphin Herald, 31 March 1971, page 15.

Obituary, Dauphin Herald, 15 March 2005, page B5.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 May 2017

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