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Memorable Manitobans: Peter Yarmie (1933-1988)

Educator.

Born at Tolstoi, Manitoba on 31 December 1933, brother of Michael Yarmie, following high school graduation he attended the University of Manitoba, receiving BA and BEd degrees. His first teaching position was at Lord Roberts School No. 1218, and he later served as Principal of Ridgeville School (1956-1966), Emerson School (1966-1972), and Dominion City School (1972-1973). He was Superintendent of the Boundary School Division for 15 years (1973-1988). He was an active member of the Manitoba Association of School Superintendents, Manitoba Association of School Trustees, and Manitoba Association of School Business Officials. On 20 May 1960, he married Nettie Alexiuk at Sundown, Manitoba. They had three children: Marguerite Yarmie, Michael Yarmie, and Mitchell Yarmie. He died at his home in Emerson on 17 November 1988 and was buried in the Tolstoi Ukrainian Orthodox Cemetery.

Sources:

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

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 19 November 1988, page 64.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 June 2013

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