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Memorable Manitobans: Peter Michael Luba (1923-2003)


Born at Angusville in 1923, son of Michael Luba (1896-1975) and Nettie Luba (1899-1990), he began a teaching career at the age of 17 and worked at several places in rural Manitoba, including Eastdale School (1941-1942). He was the Principal of Oakburn School (1949-1952) and David Livingstone School (1958-1960), and Vice-Principal (1960-1964) and Principal (1964-1966) of Vincent Massey High School. In 1966, he served for a year as a School Inspector in the Morris-Macdonald School Division then became a consultant for the Manitoba Department of Education and lived at Winnipeg. He retired in 1990. On 5 October 1950, he married fellow teacher Olive Deanna Kachur (1930-2012) at Rorketon and they had two sons and a daughter. He died at Winnipeg on 9 June 2003.

Brother-in-law of Martin D. Chalaturnyk.


Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

“Helping at Eastdale,” Winnipeg Free Press, 18 May 1942, page 9.

“Pretty wedding at Rorketon, Man.” Rossburn Review, 18 October 1950, page 7.

“Wedding reception held at Angusville,” Rossburn Review, 18 October 1950, page 7.

Obituary [Michael Luba], Winnipeg Free Press, 11 September 1975, page 39.

Obituary [Catherine Kachur], Dauphin Herald, 22 December 1980, page 35.

“Prominent educator retires,” Winnipeg Free Press, 23 July 1990, page 7.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 13 June 2003.

“Angusville news,” Russell Banner, 1 August 2006, page 5.

Obituary [Olive Luba], Winnipeg Free Press, 7 August 2012.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 June 2021

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