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Memorable Manitobans: Emanuel Peter “Manuel” Tanchak (1914-1993)


Born at Rosa on 20 September 1914, son of Peter Tanchak (?-?) and Maria Mihaychuk (1883-1969), brother of Dymtro Tanchak and John P. Tanchak, he taught at Lord Roberts School (1936-1938) and was the Principal of Stockton School (1944-1946), Donald School (1946-1949), Oak Bluff School (1949-1952), and East St. Paul School (1952-1954). In the 1940s, he married Margaret Andrieshyn. He held BA (1955), BEd (1957), and MA (1966) degrees from the University of Manitoba. He worked in Winnipeg as a teacher, at Hugh John Macdonald School (1954-1958) then retired to British Columbia by 1983. He died at Abbotsford, British Columbia on 27 May 1993.


Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

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

“U of M to grant degrees, diplomas May 26 – 27,” Winnipeg Free Press, 19 May 1966, page 26.

Obituary [Maria Tanchak], Winnipeg Free Press, 26 August 1969, page 35.

“Tolstoi,” Steinbach Carillon News, 9 October 1969, page 9.

Obituary [John Peter Tanchak], Winnipeg Free Press, 14 May 1983, page 39.

Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 March 2019

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