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Memorable Manitobans: Orest Gingera (1936-2017)


Born at Pulp River in 1936, son of Steve Gingera (1906-1991) and Pauline Burtniak (1907-1999), his childhood was spent at Birch River. He taught at Swan River Collegiate (1959-1961) and served as the Principal of Fort Churchill School (1965-1967), Westgrove School (1973-1980), and Beaverlodge School (1980-1997) before retiring in 1999. On 20 August 1964, he married Pamela Christine Sherlow at Swan River and they had two daughters. He died at Langley, British Columbia on 10 November 2017.


“Announcements,” Swan Valley Star and Times, 16 July 1964, page 6.

“Thought put into street name selection,” Winnipeg Free Press Weekly, 9 October 1988, page 91.

Obituary [Steve Gingera], Swan Valley Star and Times, 30 May 1991, page 2.

Obituary [Pauline Gingera], Swan Valley Star and Times, 5 October 1999, page 14.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 17 November 2017.

We thank Alison Edgar, Margaret Stimson, and David Beer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 17 December 2021

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