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Memorable Manitobans: John Alexander Melnyk (1927-2022)

Educator, cleric.

Born on the family farm near Fraserwood on 18 December 1927, son of Alex and Magda Melnyk, he attended high school at Teulon, later attending the Teachers’ College in Winnipeg. He was a teacher at Munroe Junior High School (Vice-Principal, 1958-1961), Lord Wolseley School (Vice-Principal 1955-1956; Principal, 1964-1968), Princess Margaret School (?-?), and John DeGraff School (Principal, circa 1981), retiring after 42 years of service. Ordained a Greek Orthodox priest, he served at the Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Ivan Suchavsky, St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, St. Michael's Church, Garden South Church, and at Ethelbert, Regina, and Thunder Bay. He died on 7 February 2022.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 19 February 2022.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 February 2022

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