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Memorable Manitobans: William “Bill” Chornopyski (1922-2002)

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William Chornopyski
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Municipal official, MLA (1988-1990).

Born on a farm near Sundown in 1922, he served in the Canadian Armed Forces during the Second World War. He worked for the Canadian Pacific Railway for 23 years, then was an automobile salesman (1966-1971) and owner-operator of the Arlington Athletic Club (1971-1973). He was elected to the Winnipeg city council in 1974, representing the Mynarski ward, and became Deputy Mayor in 1982. Defeated in the 1986 provincial general election, he was elected at the 1988 general election and served as Deputy Speaker. He died at Morris on 11 September 2002.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 14 September 2002.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 June 2019

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