Memorable Manitobans: Michael Richard Firman (1909-1977)
Born on a farm near Arborg on 20 September 1909, son of Wasyl Firman (1872-1943) and Annie Gorgie (1883-1951), at an early age he moved with his family to Winnipeg where he attended St. John’s High School then the Central Normal School. He taught at Ringrose School (1932-1935) and served as the Principal of Dehowa School (1947-1948), Gunton School (1948-1950), Westbourne School (1950-1952), and St. Andrews School (1952-1956). For sixteen years, he taught at Viscount Alexander School in Fort Garry, retiring in 1973. He then worked as an accountant at the Carpathia Credit Union until his death, which occurred at his home at St. Andrews on 29 January 1977. He was buried in the Holy Family Cemetery.
Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 2 February 1977, page 94.
Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 17 December 2019
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