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Memorable Manitobans: John Duchominsky (1906-1977)


Born at Sandy Lake on 16 August 1906, son of Irene Kostuw, he was a teacher at Rattray School (?-1945) and Sandhill School (1945-1953) and served as the Principal of Elma School (1953-1954) and Cloverleaf School (1954-1957) before moving to Charleswood. There he worked for 20 years, being a teacher at Charleswood Collegiate (1957-1958) and Principal of Royal School (1958-1963), Beaumont School (1963-1965), and Chapman School (1970). He retired in 1972. On 10 July 1934, he married Elizabeth “Betty” Glowfka (1912-1993) at Winnipeg and they had one son, Robert John “Bob” Duchominsky (1940-2020). He died at Winnipeg on 19 October 1977 and was buried in the Assumption Roman Catholic Cemetery.


Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 21 October 1977, page 71.

“Elma news,” Steinbach Carillon, 9 August 1972, page 23.

“Elma,” Steinbach Carillon, 26 October 1977, page 23.

They Stopped at a Good Place: History of the Beausejour, Brokenhead, Garson and Tyndall Area of Manitoba, 1875-1981 by Beausejour-Brokenhead Historical Book Committee, 1982, page 255.

Obituary [Robert Duchominsky], Winnipeg Free Press, 17 June 2020.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank Katherine Krawchuk Fecio for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 December 2021

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