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Memorable Manitobans: Alexander J. “Alex” Smaluk (c1921-2016)


Born around 1921, son of Arseny and Frances Smaluk, he acquired BA, BEd, and MEd degrees from the University of Manitoba. During the Second World War he served as an instructor in the Royal Canadian Air Force, later teaching at Arbroath School, Stuartburn School, Dauphin Collegiate, Lord Nelson School (1952-1955), Andrew Mynarski School (1955-1956), and the Winnipeg Technical Vocational School (?-?). He concluded his teaching career as the Principal of River East Collegiate (1961-1981). He died on 8 November 2016 and was buried in the National Military Cemetery at Ottawa.


“Know your Principal: Kiwanis President has taught 17 years,” Winnipeg Free Press, 13 May 1964, page #.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 16 November 2016.

We thank Jim Daher for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 24 January 2018

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