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Memorable Manitobans: William Andrew “Bill” Kachur (1903-1983)


Born in the Rural Municipality of Whitemouth on 23 March 1903, son of Andrew Kachur and Anastasia Tancony, he attended Stony Hill School and St. John’s High School, and after acquiring a teaching diploma from the Central Normal School, he attended three years in the Engineering program at the University of Manitoba. On 23 August 1935, he married Anne Elizabeth Barski (1911-2009) at Winnipeg and had three children.

As a rural school teacher for most of his career, he taught at Juno School (1921, 1931-1938, 1942), Barkfield School (?-?), and Elma School (1950). He moved to Fisher Branch in 1952, where he was Principal of Fisher Branch School (1952-1957), after which he moved to the school at Lac du Bonnet. He retired in 1964 and returned to Winnipeg where he taught Adult Education at the Fort Osborne Barracks until 1971. He also worked for the Great-West Life Assurance Company for five years and was a member of its President’s Club from 1945 to 1947.

He died at the Concordia Hospital on 14 October 1983 and was buried in Glen Eden Memorial Garden.


Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 15 October 1983, page 61.

Obituary [Anne Kachur], Winnipeg Free Press, 2 July 2009, page C8.

Obituary [Anne Seip], Winnipeg Free Press, 13 August 2009, page C9.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 6 November 2016

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