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Memorable Manitobans: Maurice Walter Peleshok (1922-2013)

Educator.

Born at Tolstoi on 18 August 1922, son of Stephan Peleshok (1880-1929) and Mary Mushaluk (1897-1994), he grew up at 24-1-5E, completed schooling, and attended Normal School. He taught in rural districts, including as Winnipeg Falls South School (1946-1950 & 1954-1959; Principal 1946-1950), Rossdale School (1950-1954, Principal), Donald School (1959-1963, Principal), and Rosser Village School (1963-1964, Principal), before joining the Winnipeg School Division, where he taught at Isaac Newton School (1964-1969). He retired in 1988, having worked for 43 years in Manitoba classrooms. He played baseball with the “Hungry Nines” and was a member of several curling squads. He married fellow teacher Nonnie [Nonie/Nonna] Panchuk and they had a daughter. He died at the Maples Personal Care Home in Winnipeg on 31 August 2013.

Sources:

Birth registrations [Iwan Peleshok, Annie Peleshok, Magda Peleshok, Nastia Peleshok], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1926 Canada census, Library and Archives Canada.

“Eighteen teams participated in the Seven Sisters Annual Bonspiel [...]” Springfield Leader, 25 March 1958, page 6.

Obituary [Mary Peleshok], Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 1994, page 42.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 4 September 2013, page 34.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank Gordon Goldsborough for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 15 June 2022

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