Historic Sites of Manitoba: Lewis General Store and Post Office (Lewis, RM of Whitemouth)

Link to:
Postmasters | Photos & Coordinates | Sources

A one-storey wood frame building at the railway siding of Lewis, on the CNR Redditt Subdivision in the Rural Municipality of Whitemouth, was a former general store and post office operated by Alexander “Alex” Zadorozny until 1954 after which Michael “Mike” Zadorozny took over. The store closed in 1974 and the post office closed on 1 August 1978 after 43 years of operation.





Desire Rateau (c1866-1917)


A. E. Poirier


Alexander “Alex” Zadorozny (1917-1954)


Michael “Mike” Zadorozny (1906-1980)


Katherine “Kay” Zadorozny (1910-2005)

Photos & Coordinates

Steam Locomotive No. 30 in front of the Pine Falls Paper Mill

The former Lewis General Store and Post Office (January 2015)
Source: George Penner

Steam Locomotive No. 30 in front of the Pine Falls Paper Mill

The former Lewis General Store and Post Office (October 2023)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.87727, W96.06678
denoted by symbol on the map above


Death registration [Desire Rateau], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Post Offices and Postmasters, Library and Archives Canada.

Trails to Rails to Highways: A History of the Rural Municipality of Whitemouth edited by Bob Porth and Craig MacKenzie, 1979, page 238.

Obituary [Katherine Zadorozny], Winnipeg Free Press, 5 March 2005.

This page was prepared by George Penner, Rose Kuzina, and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 May 2024

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