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Memorable Manitobans: Edward John “Ed” Yaworski (1914-2001)

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Railwayman, farmer, municipal official.

Born at Rossburn on 26 October 1914, son of J. Yaworski, he attended Scarth School and took worked at lumber mills and on farms during the Depression. A month after his enlistment in the Royal Canadian Army on 1 September 1940, he was sent to Europe with the Signal Corps where he served through 1945 and married Mary Bridget Golden (1919-1973) in June 1942. The couple had five children. Following the death of his first wife, he married Charlotte Annie “Lottie” Dowsett (1913-2005, nee Hanslip), in 1974. He bought a farm at Hilbre in 1959 and worked for the Canadian National Railway for 38 years at Ashern and Hilbre, retiring as a foreman in 1971. He then worked as a crop insurance adjustor for 12 years during which time he was a Councillor and Reeve (1976-1978) of the Rural Municipality of Grahamdale. He died at Eriksdale on 8 February 2001 and was buried in the Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery at Ashern.

Sources:

“Pte. Edward Yaworski,” Winnipeg Free Press, 8 August 1942, page 20.

“Would give soldiers’ brides the preference,” Winnipeg Free Press, 8 December 1945, page 12.

“Fire victim, 16, dies in hospital,” Winnipeg Free Press, 27 April 1959, page 9.

Obituary [Bridget Mary Yaworski], Winnipeg Free Press, 11 August 1973, page 21.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 10 February 2001, page C14.

Obituary [Charlotte Annie Hanslip Dowsett], Winnipeg Free Press, 5 February 2005, page 30.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 19 November 2014

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