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Memorable Manitobans: Michael Rojeski (1884-1965)

Click to enlargeFarmer, MLA (1923-1927).

He came to Canada from Austria in 1899 and farmed near Gimli, Manitoba. He served as Reeve of the Gimli Municipality from 1910 to 1913. He was an organizer for the Liberal Party of Manitoba for several years. He was elected to the Manitoba legislature in the 1922 provincial election, representing the Gimli constituency. Rojeski served as an opposition member for the next five years. He lost the Liberal nomination to Einar Jonasson in the 1927 election, campaigned as an independent candidate, and lost to Ingimar Ingaldson. In later life, he advocated for the CCF party in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. He was one of the founders and builders of the Felsendorf School, Cyrilly-Methodos Church, and the Gimli Community Farmers Association.

He died at St. Boniface on 26 October 1965 and was buried in the Cyrilly-Methodos Cemetery in Gimli.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 27 October 1965.

Members of the Legislative Assembly (deceased), Legislative Assembly of Manitoba.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 31 January 2010

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