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Memorable Manitobans: Michael “Zedd” Zarzycki (1932-2003)


Born at Winnipeg on 7 May 1932, son of Paul and Mary Zarzycki, he attended Isaac Newton School where he was involved in the school’s music program, Bandurist Choir, AUUC Dance Ensemble, and AUUC Orchestra. He worked for Eaton’s and General Distributors. In 1992, he started the dollar craze in Winnipeg with the opening of his “Bargains for a Dollar” store. He could always be heard saying “You paid how much? At my store its only one dollar.” He died at Winnipeg on 23 May 2003.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 31 May 2003.

“They will never be forgotten,” Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 2003, pages A6-7.

This page was prepared by Ian Stewart.

Page revised: 10 September 2017

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