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Memorable Manitobans: Teenie Evelyn Kozier Kozyra (1908-1964)

Educator.

Born in the Ladywood School District on 1 March 1908, daughter of Nicholas Kozier (1864-?) and Anastasia “Mary” Domeyska (1868-?), she earned BA (1956) and BEd degrees from the University of Manitoba. Her 36-year teaching career included service at Happy Thought School (1925-1926), White Poplar School (1926-1933), Libau West School (1940), and as the Principal of Brokenhead School (1944-1952) before joining the Winnipeg School Division, teaching at Machray School (1954-1956), Hugh John Macdonald School (1956-1959), and Elmwood High School (1959-1962). On 4 February 1928, she married Stephen Nicholas Kozyra (c1906-1984) at Winnipeg and they had one daughter. She was a member of the Manitoba Teachers’ Society and the University of Manitoba Alumni Association. She died at the Winnipeg General Hospital on 12 November 1964 and was buried in the Glen Eden Memorial Gardens.

Sources:

Birth, marriage, and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Here are the graduates [Bachelor of Arts],” Winnipeg Free Press, 17 May 1957, page 16.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 13 November 1964, page 43.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 14 November 1964, page 38.

Obituary [Stephen Nicholas Kozyra], Winnipeg Free Press, 7 January 1984, page 41.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 11 April 2017

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