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Memorable Manitobans: Nastia Kolodzinski “Nettie” Stadnyk (?-2017)


The second daughter of Wasyl “William” Kolodzinski and Annie Kolodzinski (1897-1984), she entered the field of education and was Principal of Tummel School (1942-1944), High Bluff School (1947-1948), Oakbank School (1948-1949), and St. Andrews School (1949-1951). On 26 July 1952, she married Modest Theodore “Ted” Stadnyk (?-2016) at the Westminster United Church in Winnipeg, with the couple initially taking up residence in St. Vital. She continued her career teaching in the Winnipeg School Division at Elmwood School (1952-1953) before returning to rural Manitoba as Principal at Hazelridge School (1954-1955), later returning as a teacher at Grant Park High School (1960-1969). Further education was received at the Royal Conservatory of Music of Toronto (1948, Piano) and University of Manitoba, where she earned BA and BEd (1963) degrees. She was an active curler at Fort Rouge in the 1990s and Charleswood during the early 2000s. She died on 22 June 2017 and was buried at Vancouver, British Columbia.


Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

“Music exam results,” Winnipeg Tribune, 6 August 1948 page 5.

“Engagements [Kolodzinski]”, Winnipeg Free Press, 21 June 1952, page 18.

“Social and personal interest [Stadnyk],” Winnipeg Free Press, 21 August 1952, page 16.

“Bachelor of Education,” Winnipeg Free Press, 16 May 1963, page 23.

“Jones sweeps aside clubmates in city action,” Winnipeg Free Press, 20 November 1991, page F87.

“Armour team on a roll,” Winnipeg Free Press, 3 December 1995, page C3.

“Curling,” Winnipeg Free Press, 17 January 1999, page C5.

“Curling,” Winnipeg Free Press, 19 February 2004, page C6.

Obituary [Mary Paley], Winnipeg Free Press, 16 May 2005, page 21.

Obituary [Modest Theodore Stadnyk], Winnipeg Free Press, 30 April 2016.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 30 June 2017.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 24 April 2018

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