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Memorable Manitobans: Teresa Demchuk (1904-1994)


Born in Austria in 1904, daughter of Josepha [Jozefa] Chrzanowski (1880-1970) and Michael Demchuk (1863-1941), she accompanied the family to Canada in her early childhood. They settled at Winnipeg where she attended St. John’s High School and took teacher training. She taught for over 40 years, starting in rural Manitoba at Fyrer School (1925-1926), Purple Bank School (1927, Principal), High Plains School (1927-1928), Dehowa School (1928-1930), and Fisher Branch School (1930-1931) before joining the Winnipeg School Division where she taught at King Edward School (1937-1941, 1942-1944), David Livingstone School (1941-1942), Lord Nelson School (1944-1947), Margaret Scott School (1947-1948), Ralph Brown School (1948-1953), Robertson School (1953-1954), Inkster School (1954-1964), and Machray School (1964-1969). She died at Winnipeg on 29 June 1994 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.


Birth and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Pass list for St. John’s Tech is announced,” Winnipeg Evening Tribune, 18 July 1921, page 3.

Obituary [Michael Demchuk], Winnipeg Tribune, 19 August 1941, page 5.

Obituary [Mrs. Josepha Demchuk], Winnipeg Free Press, 24 October 1970, page 40.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 2 July 1994, page C10.

Elmwood Cemetery burial transcriptions, FindAGrave.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 23 November 2019

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