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Memorable Manitobans: William Val Yacula (c1908-1958)

Educator, MP (1958).

Born in Ukraine around 1908, he came to Manitoba at a young age and attended Elma School, Teulon High School, Manitoba Normal School, United College (now the University of Winnipeg) and the University of Manitoba, becoming a teacher and serving as the Principal of Ladywood School (1942-1943) and Happy Thought School (1943-1945). In 1944, he married Eugenia Yacula. Active in politics, he served as a Whitemouth municipal councillor (1936-1942) and was elected to the House of Commons for Springfield in 1958, after being defeated in the 1957 general election. He died at his Winnipeg home, 1218 College Avenue, on 24 September 1958 and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery.


The Canadian Directory of Parliament, 1867-1967, edited by J. K. Johnson, Public Archives of Canada, Ottawa [Library and Archives Canada], 1968.

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

“Last rites held for Springfield M.P.,” Springfield Leader, 30 September 1958, page 1.

Obituary [Eugenia Yacula], Winnipeg Free Press, 18 January 2010.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 2 September 2020

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