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Memorable Manitobans: Nicholas Melnychuk (1929-2005)

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Educator, municipal official.

Born at Silver on 19 August 1929, son of Michael and Paranka Melnychuk, he attended Fyrer School before moving to Winnipeg to complete high school at Isaac Newton School. He taught school for 37 years, including terms at New Valley School (1950-1956), Meadowdale School, Purple Bank School, Rivers School, and Kirkfield Park School. In 1957, he settled at Gimli and taught at Gimli Composite High School for 32 years, including 13 years as Vice-Principal. While teaching he attended the University of Manitoba and received BA (1962) and BEd (1965) degrees. He retired in 1989 then served two terms on the Gimli municipal council and three terms as trustee for the Evergreen School Division. In 1965, he married Leona Babych of Edmonton, Alberta. They had two sons. He died at Gimli on 5 January 2005 and was buried in Holy Ghost Cemetery.

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Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 8 January 2005.

We thank Grant Melnychuk for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 September 2014

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