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Memorable Manitobans: Michalina Karasiewich “Min” Lanoway (1914-2006)


Born at Seech on 8 February 1914, daughter of Stephen ”Stefan” Karasivich (c1885-1974) and Anastasia Szwaluk (?-1990), she moved with family to Shoal Lake in 1921 and graduated from high school via correspondence. She attended the Central Normal School and taught at Mohyla School (1934-1936) and Angus School (1936-1942). She earned her Principal’s certificate (1942) and was Principal of Hazelridge School (1943-1945) and Eriksdale School (1945-1947). On Christmas Eve 1949, she met John S. Lanoway (1916-1991). They were married in 1950 and had three children. She died at Winnipeg on 27 August 2006 and was buried in the Green Acres Cemetery.


Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary [Stephen Karasewich], Winnipeg Free Press, 28 March 1974, page 38.

Obituary [Dr. Eugene G. Karasewich], Winnipeg Free Press, 25 November 1987, page 58.

Obituary [Julian Karasievich], Winnipeg Free Press, 15 December 1984, page 67.

Obituary [John S. Lanoway], Winnipeg Free Press, 25 October 1991, page 23.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 29 August 2006, page 26.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 30 August 2006, page 32.

Winnipeg estate file PR06-01-74327, Michalina Lanoway, Archives of Manitoba.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 March 2018

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