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Memorable Manitobans: Isydore Hlynka (1909-1983)

Cereal chemist.

Born in Ukraine in 1909, he came to Canada with his family in 1910 and settled at Delph, Alberta. He received most of his education at Edmonton and a doctoral degree in Biochemistry from the California Institute of Technology (1939). He began working at Winnipeg’s Grain Research Laboratory in 1947 where he published over 100 scientific papers, mostly relating to wheat and bread quality. He edited the book Wheat, Chemistry, and Technology (1964). He retired in 1972. In recognition of his community service, he was given an honorary doctorate by the University of Manitoba (1975) and he received the Canadian Centennial Medal (1967) and Shevchenko Medal (1968). He died at Winnipeg on 8 May 1983 and was buried in the Glen Eden Memorial Gardens.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 20 May 1983, page 29.

Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 31 January 2018

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