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Memorable Manitobans: Edmund Kuffel (1924-2018)

Educator, engineer.

Born at Przysiersk, Poland in 1924, son of Franciszek Kuffel and Marta Glowska, during the Second World War he served in Italy with Polish military forces. After the war, he went to Ireland and received BSc Honours (1953), MSc (1954) and PhD (1959) degrees from University College Dublin. He then moved to England and obtained a Doctor of Science degree from the University of Manchester (1967). In 1968, he and his family came to Canada and he worked as a high-voltage engineer at the University of Manitoba, serving as Department Head and Dean of Engineering (1979-1989). He received an honorary doctorate from the Poznan Polytechnic University (2009). Active in Winnipeg’s Polish community, he was involved in the 1984 visit by Pope John Paul II and sponsored several Polish families to immigrate to Canada. He died at Winnipeg on 12 January 2018 and was buried in the Holy Ghost Cemetery.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 16 January 2018.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 January 2018

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