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Memorable Manitobans: Michael Dyrda (1929-2004)

Educator.

Born at Teulon on 7 June 1929, youngest of four sons of Harry Dyrda (1883-1971) and Irene Dyrda (1888-1959), he taught at Armistice School (1949-1950) and Connor School (?-?) and later in schools in the Transcona-Springfield School Division, including service as the Principal of Oakbank School No. 40 (1959-1964), Oakbank Elementary School (1964-1972), and Dugald School (1972-?). He was married twice, first on 26 September 1953 to Mary Kathryn McArthur (1931-1989) at the Longburn United Church with whom he had four children. In 1991, he married Paulette. He died at the St. Boniface Hospital on 21 December 2004 and was buried in the Windsor Cemetery.

Sources:

“Dyrda - McArthur bridal event at Westbourne,” Winnipeg Free Press, 1 October 1953, page 17.

Obituary [Irene Dyrda], Winnipeg Free Press, 4 September 1959, page 24.

Obituary [Harry Dyrda], Winnipeg Free Press, 1 March 1971, page 26.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 23 December 2004.

In memoriam, Winnipeg Free Press, 21 December 2007.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 March 2022

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