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Memorable Manitobans: Jim Orzechowski (1944-2003)


Born at Plumas on 11 October 1944, son of Ukrainian immigrants Lawrence Orzechowski (1904-1990) and Anastasia Hrybok (1907-2003), he joined the architectural firm of Smith Carter in 1970, was elected to the Associate Group in 1973, and became a partner in 1974. At the time of his death, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Smith Carter Architects and Engineers Inc. He was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and was a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. He served as a member board for several educational, cultural, professional, health and civic groups. He died at Winnipeg on 12 November 2003.


Obituary [Lawrence Orzechowski], Winnipeg Free Press, 14 August 1990, page 40.

Obituary [Anastasia Orzechowski], Winnipeg Free Press, 29 January 2003, page 38.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 18 November 2003.

“They will never be forgotten” by Kevin Rollason, Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 2003, page A6.

This page was prepared by Ian Stewart and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 May 2017

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