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Memorable Manitobans: Stephen Negrych (1903-1992)

Educator, conservator.

Born on the family farm near Venlaw on 1 March 1903, son of Wasyl Negrych (1844-1927) and Annie Verhun (1864-1944), he attended Wesley College in Winnipeg and obtained teaching credentials in late 1931. He taught for 36 years in ten country one-room schools, including Comrie School (1934-1938), Kolomyja School (1946-1947), Wilford School (1948-1950), Rigby School (1950-1951), Loon Lake School (?-?), and South Pozir School (1952-1958, 1959-1961). He retired from teaching in 1968 and returned to live at the Negrych Homestead. He advocated for the preservation of the site as a remembrance of the Ukrainian settlement experience in Canada. He lived there, without the benefit of modern amenities, until October 1990 when he moved into Dauphin. He died at the Dauphin Hospital on 23 June 1992 and was buried in the Kolomyja Cemetery near his parents and other members of his extended family.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Wasyl Negrych Pioneer Homestead (Municipality of Gilbert Plains)

Sources:

Birth registration [Stephen Negrich], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

Family documents viewed at the Negrych Homestead, 14 August 2021.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 June 2022

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