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Memorable Manitobans: Samuel Nikolaievich “Sam” Bondar (c1899-1973)

Farmer, municipal official.

Born at Wolyn, Ukraine around 1899, he became an officer in the Polish Army. He married Nadezda Hermanovna “Nettie” Razumna (1905-2005) and immigrated to Canada in 1926. The couple had two children: George F. Bondar and Marilyn Joyce “Mary” Bondar (1932-2009, wife of Walter Bohdan Markiw, later wife of Walter Daniel Dennison). Originally destined for Saskatchewan, they changed plans and settled in Old Kildonan, residing at Lot 25 off McPhillips Street. A self-employed farmer by trade, the extent of his operation peaked at some 2,000 acres. He went on to serve in public office, as a School Trustee for many years and was the Reeve of Old Kildonan from 1955 to 1959 and again in 1964 to 1965 after the resignation of D. F. Christie. He died at Winnipeg on 24 December 1973 and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery.


“Engagements,” Winnipeg Free Press, 11 May 1957, page 54.

“Tragedy ends honeymoon,” Winnipeg Free Press, 3 July 1957, pages 1 & 2.

“Bondar elected as new Reeve of Old Kildonan,” Winnipeg Free Press, 23 October 1954, page 3.

“Old Kildonan,” Winnipeg Free Press, 21 October 1963, page 3.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 27 December 1973, page 27.

Obituary [Nadezda “Nettie” Bondar] Winnipeg Free Press, 13 August 2005, page 40.

Obituary [Marilyn Joyce Bondar], Winnipeg Free Press, 4 July 2009, page C10.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 3 June 2014

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