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Memorable Manitobans: Lloyd Sulymka (1925-2003)


Born at Basswood on 13 June 1925, son of Peter Sulymka (1878-1961) and Anna “Annie” Bilan [Belan] (1889-1984), he lived at 34-16-19W (1926) in the Rural Municipality of Harrison and grew up at Newdale. Following teacher training, he taught at Rossburn School (1948-1950) and was Principal of Baldur School (1950-1951) before joining the Winnipeg School Division. Within Winnipeg, he taught mathematics at Florence Nightingale School (1952-1954), Hugh John Macdonald School (1954-1960), Winnipeg Technical Vocational High School (1961-1969), and Churchill High School (1969-1981) before retiring in 1984. He served as the Choir Director and Cantor at the Holy Family Ukrainian Cathloic Church for 46 years and was a Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus. He and his wife Irene (b.1925), a fellow educator, had four sons. He died at the St. Boniface Hospital on 22 November 2003 and was buried in the Garry Memorial Park.


Birth registrations [Harry Gregory Sulymka, Michael Sulymka, & John Sulymka ], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1926 Canada census, Library and Archives Canada.

Minnedosa estate file (ATG0064A), #6051 - Peter (Sr.) Sulymka, GR0359, Archives of Manitoba.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 25 November 2003, page B7.

Thompson In The Park Cemetery burial transcriptions, BillionGraves.

Sulymka family tree, Ancestry.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 22 March 2020

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