Memorable Manitobans: George Balacko (?-2017)
Son of Dimitri “Dan” Balacko (1902-1985) and Rosalia “Rose” Snizik (c1906-1966), he received a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Manitoba and a Masters in Environmental Engineering from Northwestern University (Evanston, Illinois). He worked in the Health and Environment departments of the provincial government as well as Health Canada, and was active in the Manitoba Water and Wastewater Association and American Water Works Association, from which he received several awards for excellence. He taught courses at Red River College and the University of Manitoba for operators of water treatment plants and waste water treatment plants, and is recognized for his work by the George Balacko Operator of the Year Award. He died at the St. Boniface Hospital on 1 January 2017.
Marriage registration [Dimiti Balacko, Rose Snezik], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Obituary [Rosalia Balacko], Winnipeg Free Press, 22 February 1966, page 22.
Obituary [Dan Balacko], Winnipeg Free Press, 7 August 1985, page 37.
Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
We thank Dennis Bell for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 10 January 2022