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Memorable Manitobans: Chris Ernest Cholakis (1931-2002)

Florist, athlete.

Born at Winnipeg on 5 May 1931, he went to St. Paul’s High School and United College. He was active in sports and was the Canadian junior speed skating champion in 1947. He owned Cholakis Florists in Winnipeg and was a member of the West Winnipeg Rotary Club. He served on the Board of Directors of Balmoral Hall School and St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church. He died at Winnipeg on 6 January 2002.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, Saturday, 9 January 2002.

“They will never be forgotten,” Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 2002, pages A8-A9.

This page was prepared by Ian Stewart.

Page revised: 24 April 2021

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