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Memorable Manitobans: Morris Miroslaw Hryhor (1923-1987)


Born at Parkerview, Saskatchewan in 1923, the son of John Hryhor, he graduated from the Nipawin High School before coming to Manitoba. He took two years of Theology studies at St. Andrew’s College in Winnipeg, earned a BA from the University of Manitoba, and in 1948 embarked upon a teaching career. He worked in rural Manitoba schools en route to becoming the Principal of Tolstoi School (1952-1954), Oakbank School (1954-1955), Tyndall School (1955-1956), and Donald School (1956-1957) before teaching in the greater Winnipeg area, at Lincoln High SchoolGlenlawn Collegiate (1958-1961), and St. John’s Ravenscourt School. In 1959, he ran as a candidate for School Trustee at Assiniboia.

He was a member of the the Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral and Canadian Ukrainian Youth Association (President, Winnipeg Branch), and a founding member of Veselka Summer Camp at Gimli. He and his wife, Anne (later remarried to John William Mosquin), had a daughter.

He died at Winnipeg on 13 August 1987.


Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

“Voting in 9 suburbs tomorrow,” Winnipeg Free Press, 27 October 1959, page 3.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 16 August 1987, page 30.

Obituary [B. William Bohonos], Winnipeg Free Press, 4 December 2009, page B9.

Canadian Voter Lists, Ancestry

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 22 May 2017

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