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Memorable Manitobans: Walter Constantine Bilych (c1911-1984)

Educator.

Born at Chatfield around 1911, he attended school in Teulon and Winnipeg. His teaching career in Manitoba spanned four decades, including working at Sapton School, Stonewall School, Zhoda School, Ulster School, Lonesand School, Sirko School, Sunbeam School (1938-1942), Shevchenko School (1942-1944), and was Principal of Sundown School / Sundown Village School (1944-1961) before retiring to Winnipeg. He was a member of the Ukrainian Greek Orthodox Church, Self Reliance League, and supporter of St. Andrew’s College. On 17 April 1933, he married Elizabeth Danylchuk (1915-1999) at Zhoda and had two children. He died at the Health Sciences Centre on 26 January 1984 and was buried in the Glen Eden Memorial Gardens.

Sources:

Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Sundown [Golden anniversary],” Steinbach Carillon, 13 April 1983, page 9B.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 27 January 1984, page 44.

Obituary, Steinbach Carillon, 8 February 1984, page 17.

Obituary [Elizabeth Bilych], Winnipeg Free Press, 29 July 1999, page B8.

Obituary [Elizabeth Bilych], Steinbach Carillon, 9 August 1999, page 8A.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 29 March 2018

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