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Memorable Manitobans: Nicholas Chornenki (1913-1991)


Born in Brooklands, Manitoba on 20 December 1913, son of Paul Chornenki and Maria Karpovich, he was educated at Brooklands School. He worked at Standard Bakery for six years, then Bryce's Bakery. On 17 June 1939, he married Mary Hyduk, daughter of Alex and Anne Hyduk of Hadashville, Manitoba. They had three children: Patricia, Marie, and Paul. In 1950, Chornenki accepted a management position with McGavin's Bakery where he worked for five years, leaving to open his own business, Brooklands Bakery. It developed a reputation for the finest rye bread, pumpernickel and French bread in Winnipeg. It operated for 18 years, closing in April 1974.

He died on 1 February 1991.


Brookside Cemetery: A Celebration of Life, Volume 1, published by E. R. Publishing & Communications Ltd., Winnipeg, 2003, ISBN 0-973346-0-5 (paper).

Page revised: 28 June 2008

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