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Memorable Manitobans: Walter Nowosad (1918-2003)

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Walter Nowosad
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Born at Rossburn on 27 September 1918, he began a long teaching career at Jackfish Lake School (1937-1939) and Olha School (1939-1941) then served in the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1941 to 1945. After the war, he worked as an audio-visual consultant in rural Manitoba and Saskatchewan. From 1947 to 1951 he received BA and BEd degrees from the University of Manitoba then he taught at Goose Lake School (1951-1952) and Glenlawn Collegiate (1952-1956). He was Principal at Varennes School (1956-1957), Norberry School (1957-1967), and Dakota Collegiate (1967-1980). He retired in 1980. He served as President of the Champlain Community Club, President of the Manitoba Teachers’ Society (1971-1972), and a member of the Board of Directors for the United Way. In 1977, he received the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal in recognition of his community service. He died at Winnipeg on 2 March 2003 and was buried in Glen Eden Memorial Garden.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 5 March 2003.

“They will never be forgotten,” Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 2003, pages A6-7.

We thank Mireille Theriault (Manitoba Teachers’ Society) for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 February 2019

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