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Memorable Manitobans: Wilbert George Doneleyko [Doneley] (1913-1990)

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Wilbert George Doneleyko
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Farmer, manager, MLA (1946-1949).

Born at Rossburn on 13 February 1913, son of Ukrainian immigrants George Danyleyko (1877-1960) and Phyllis Kornyk (1887-1966), he was educated at Rossburn School. He farmed until 1937 when he became a warehouse manager for the Manitoba Co-operative Honey Producers Limited.

In 1935, he was the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation organizer for the Marguette federal constituency and the CCF federal candidate in the Springfield constituency in 1945. He was elected to the Manitoba Legislature in 1945 and served a single term, being defeated in the 1949 general election by Nicholas John Stryk. Married to Anne Orniak (?-?) with two children, in the 1940s, he lived at 419 Trent Avenue in East Kildonan.

He died at Victoria, British Columbia on 27 January 1990.

Sources:

The Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1947.

“Funeral rites for George Danyleyko,” Rossburn Review, 18 February 1960, page 1.

Obituary [Phyllis Danyleyko], Rossburn Review, 1 December 1966, page 1.

Death registration [Wilbert George Doneley], British Columbia Vital Statistics.

We thank Connor Mah and Oliver Bernuetz (Legislative Library of Manitoba) for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 2 February 2022

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