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Memorable Manitobans: Casimir “Cas” Hollinger (1914-2001)


Born at Gonor in 1914, son of Johan and Katherine Hollinger, he became an educator and married Jean Parfaniuk at Gonor on 30 May 1942; the couple had two children. He taught at Lowland School and Gonor School (1939-1943) before serving overseas during the Second World War. Following his return from military service, he moved to Selkirk and taught at Happy Thought School (1948-1952) and was Principal of Devonshire School (1952-1956). His career in education spanned over 30 years. He was an executive member of the Holy Trinity Church at Gonor, Vice-President of the Selkirk Golf Club (1958-1959), and an active cyclist. He died at Selkirk General Hospital on 19 September 2001 and was buried in the Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery at St. Clements.


“Selkirk Golfers elect officers,” Winnipeg Free Press, 28 November 1958, page 41.

“For Keeps,” Winnipeg Free Press, 26 July 1992, page A5.

Obituary [Steve Parfaniuk], Winnipeg Free Press, 24 March 1994, page D7.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 21 September 2001, page C8.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 17 May 2015

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