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Memorable Manitobans: Michael Lasko (1911-1990)


Born at St. Norbert, Manitoba on 18 September 1911, he completed his early education there and eventually went to the University of Manitoba to obtain his BSc in 1934. After graduation, there was no employment available due to The Depression, so he and his brother established a grocery store, which they operated until 1941. In 1941, he was given employment in Toronto as an electrical engineer, working in various companies before being transferred back to Winnipeg in 1956 to establish the first CSA (Canadian Standards Association) Western Canadian divisional office for electrical inspections. In 1967, he returned to Toronto to pursue his career there. In Winnipeg, he had been active in the church and Ukrainian community, including service as a member of the Board of Directors of St. Andrew's College, was well as serving on the Board of the Trident Press and with the Ukrainian Self Reliance Organization. He died on 6 November 1990.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, Wednesday, 7 November 1990, page 40.

This profile was prepared by Kris Keen.

Page revised: 21 October 2009

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