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Manitoba History No. 89
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No. 89

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Memorable Manitobans
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Memorable Manitobans: Orval Alexander Refvik (c1933-2015)

Educator.

Born around 1933, eldest son of Nels Bernt Refvik (1892-1973) and Janet Irene Fraser (1906-1980) of Carman, and brother of James Ingvald Refvik, he became a teacher, serving as Principal at Charleswood Collegiate (1968-1973). He was married twice, first on 25 September 1954, to Isabelle Gladys Woods (c1931-2014) at Miami, and second to Dolores Enriquez. He died at the St. Boniface Hospital on 20 April 2015.

Sources:

Marriage registration [Nels Bernie Refvik], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Miami United Church scene of Refvik-Woods marriage vows,” Glenboro Gazette, 28 October 1954, page 3.

“Refvik – Kempthorne wed in Boissevain,” Brandon Sun, 16 April 1958, page 6.

Obituary [Birdie Evalina Fraser], Winnipeg Free Press, 4 November 1963, page 31.

Obituary [Nels B. Refvik], Winnipeg Free Press, 19 February 1973, page 29.

Cemetery transcription [Greenwood Cemetery], Manitoba Genealogical Society.

Obituary [Janet Irene Refvik], Winnipeg Free Press, 14 June 1980, page 51.

Obituary [Isabelle Refvik], Winnipeg Free Press, 14 June 2014.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 25 April 2015.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 December 2015

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