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Memorable Manitobans: Valentine “Val” Kovachik (1933-2005)

Educator.

Born on a farm at Cowan in 1933, son of Valentine Kovachik (1904-1994) and Mary Lacuska (1907-1963), he attended the Provincial Normal School and the University of Manitoba, the latter from which he earned BA, BEd, and MEd degrees. He worked as a teacher for 39 years, at St. Charles School (1957-1958), including service as Vice-Principal of Munroe Junior High School (?-?) and Principal of McLeod School (?-?), Lord Wolseley School (?-?), Prince Edward School (?-?), and Salisbury Morse Place School (1989-1992), after which he retired.

He and his wife Lorraine Murray were married around 1959. The couple had three sons. He was a two-term President of the East Kildonan Kiwanis Club as well as a director of Key Club Builders Club, Kids Club, a founder of the River East School Division Science Fair, a member of St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, and served in various executive capacities with the River East Teachers’ Association. Pastimes included curling, golf, hockey, traveling, and cottage life at a Grand Beach property.

He died at Winnipeg on 24 October 2005.

Sources:

Obituary [Mary Kovachik], Winnipeg Free Press, 16 December 1963, page 27.

“Births,” Winnipeg Tribune, 27 June 1964, page 14.

Obituary [Valentine Kovachik], Winnipeg Free Press, 14 July 1994, page 23.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 27 October 2005 page 23.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 27 June 2022

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