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Memorable Manitobans: Elsie Demchuk Lesyk (1926-2014)

Educator, historian.

Born at Sifton, daughter of Alex and Mary Demchuk, she attended Oukraina School, Wycliffe High School, and the Central Normal School. She taught school for 31 years, including service at several country school and the Sifton Village School. She retired to Dauphin. She wrote Sifton Then and Now: A Reminiscence of the Pioneer Era (1992) and Wings Over Dauphin: A History of a Forgotten Era (1995). In recognition of her community service, she received the Governor General Commemorative Medal. She died at Dauphin on 30 November 2014 and was buried in the Riverside Cemetery.

Sources:

Sifton Then and Now: A Reminiscence of the Pioneer Era, self-published, 1992.

Obituary, Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Services.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 June 2015

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