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Memorable Manitobans: John Edward Lysecki (1905-1990)

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John Edward Lysecki
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Educator.

Born at Brokenhead on 4 March 1905, he taught school in rural Manitoba and served as the Principal of Bowsman School (1930-1932), The Pas School (1932-1934), Sanford School (1934-1937), and Cartwright School (1937-1939). During the Second World War, he enlisted with Canadian military forces and served for six years, rising to the rank of Captain. Returning from military service, he taught at Earl Grey School (c1947-1956) and J. B. Mitchell School (1956-1969). He was active in Sturgeon Creek United Church and was a Director of the Manitoba Teachers’ Credit Union. In 1970, he received the Centennial Medal from the Manitoba Historical Society. He died at Winnipeg on 28 November 1990.

Sources:

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

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 29 Novembe 1990, page 63.

We thank Burton Lysecki for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 April 2017

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