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Memorable Manitobans: Casimir “Cas” Hollinger (1914-2001)

Educator.

Born at Gonor in 1914, son of Johan and Katherine Hollinger, he became an educator and married Jean Parfaniuk at Gonor on 30 May 1942; the couple had two children. He taught at Lowland School and Gonor School (1939-1943) before serving overseas during the Second World War. Following his return from military service, he moved to Selkirk and taught at Happy Thought School (1948-1952) and was Principal of Devonshire School (1952-1956). His career in education spanned over 30 years. He was an executive member of the Holy Trinity Church at Gonor, Vice-President of the Selkirk Golf Club (1958-1959), and an active cyclist. He died at Selkirk General Hospital on 19 September 2001 and was buried in the Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery at St. Clements.

Sources:

“Selkirk Golfers elect officers,” Winnipeg Free Press, 28 November 1958, page 41.

“For Keeps,” Winnipeg Free Press, 26 July 1992, page A5.

Obituary [Steve Parfaniuk], Winnipeg Free Press, 24 March 1994, page D7.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 21 September 2001, page C8.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 17 May 2015

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