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Memorable Manitobans: Walter Steve “Wally” Cherkas (1938-2003)

Community activist.

Born at Winnipeg on 20 March 1938, eldest son of Steve and Nellie Cherkas, he played the accordion with a band called The Rythyms and was a commercial artist by profession. He was President of the Christmas Cheer Board, had a passion for sports, vacationing in the United States and the family cabin at the lake. He died on 8 March 2003 while vacationing in Mexico.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 14 March 2003.

“They will never be forgotten,” Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 2003, pages A6-7.

This page was prepared by Ian Stewart and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 October 2019

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