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Memorable Manitobans: Dmytro G. “Daniel” Wawrykow (1906-1960)

Hotelier, community activist.

Born near Gimli on 20 September 1906, son of Polish immigrants George Wawrykow and Martha Graboski, he attended Gimli School and the University of Manitoba. He was proprietor of the Sutherland Hotel for 19 years until his death, one of the founders of the St. Joseph's Ukrainian Catholic Parish in West Kildonan, and served as Chairman of its board for seven years. He was President of the Manitoba Executive of the Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood for the last four years of his life, a founder and Chairman of the Progress Credit Union, and a board member of the Manitoba Alcoholic Foundation, Holy Family Home for the Aged, and Manitoba Hotel Association. In 1940, he married lawyer Mary A. Zakus and they had three children. He died at his Winnipeg home, 477 Lansdowne Avenue, on 25 September 1960 and was buried in the All Saints Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery.

Sources:

Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“D. G. Wawrykow, church worker,” Winnipeg Free Press, 26 September 1960.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 July 2022

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