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Memorable Manitobans: Walter Yanchyshyn (1922-1997)

Educator.

Born at Innisfree, Alberta in 1922, son of Harry Yanchyshyn and Margaret Hlushak, he attended Whytewold Beach School. During the Second World War, he served in the Royal Canadian Artillery from 1943 to 1945 then attended the Winnipeg Normal School. He worked for 39 years as a teacher and administrator, serving as the Principal of Lyleton School (1947-1950), Brant School (1950-1955), and Whytewold Beach School (1955-1959). He was an Assistant Supervisor between 1963 and 1965, inspecting off-reserve schools in northern Manitoba and Hutterite colony schools. He retired in 1984, ending his career as Assistant Principal and Department Chair at the Red River Community College. He was a candidate in the 1953 federal general election but came in a distant fourth place. He died at his Winnipeg home on 11 July 1997 and was buried in Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Sources:

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

Beyond the Gates of Lower Fort Garry 1880-1981: R.M. of St. Andrews by Municipality of St. Andrews, 1982. [Manitoba Legislative Library, F5648.S22 Bey]

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 14 July 1997, page 15.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 13 November 2017

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