Memorable Manitobans: John Nicholas “Nick” Mandziuk (1902-1969)
Born at Kryvche, Ukraine on 13 December 1902, son of John Mandziuk and Anne Gresko, he came to Canada with his parents in 1904 and took his early education at Ashville and Dauphin. He later attended Provencher High School and the University of Manitoba (LLB, 1933). He taught school (1920-1926), including a principalship at Bradley School (1931-1932), was an insurance broker, and practiced law at Oakburn until retirement in 1968. He was made a Queen’s Counsel in 1960.
On 1 February 1931, he married Mary Wlasiuk (?-?) and they had three children, including Sonja Mandziuk Bejzyk. He was elected to the House of Commons for Marquette in 1957, re-elected in 1958, 1962, 1963 and 1965. He retired from politics in 1968. He was a member of the Canadian Delegation to NATO Congress (London) in 1959. He was President of the Oakburn Chamber of Commerce, Oakburn Community Hall, and member of St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Orthodox Church.
“Ten Manitobans on honors list,” Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 1960, page 1.
The Canadian Directory of Parliament, 1867-1967, edited by J. K. Johnson, Public Archives of Canada, Ottawa [Library and Archives Canada], 1968.
“Mandziuk, ex-Mp, dies in hospital,” Winnipeg Free Press, 8 September 1969, page 2.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 9 September 1969, page 48.
We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 4 February 2023