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Memorable Manitobans: John Chalaturnyk (1915-2001)

Educator, school inspector.

Born at Gardenton on 5 September 1915, son of Emanuil and Elizabeth Chalaturnyk, brother of Martin D. Chalaturnyk, he worked in a mine at Flin Flon then served during the Second World War with the Canadian Navy. On return from military service, he taught at a succession of rural schools: Rackham School (1938-1941), Waskada School (1946-1947), Beausejour School (1950-1954), Manitou School, Hamiota School (1954-1956), McCreary School, Morden School, and Gimli School. He received the Coronation Medal in 1953. He was appointed a Manitoba School Inspector in 1957, based at McCreary. His nearly 40 years of teaching service concluded as Superintendent of Schools for the Evergreen School Division. In retirement, he helped to found the Retired Teachers Association of Manitoba and served as its President. He died on his 86th birthday, 5 September 2001.


Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

A History of Sandy Lake and District, 1984. [Manitoba Legislative Library, F5649.S32 His]

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 8 September 2001, page C12.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 February 2015

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