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Memorable Manitobans: Michael Hrushovetz (1887-1975)

Market gardener.

Born in the Western Ukraine in 1887, he immigrated to Canada in 1906 and settled at Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan where he worked as a foreman for the Canadian National Railway. He married Mary Shenkarchuk (1904-1999) at Sts. Vladimir and Olga Ukrainian Catholic Church in Winnipeg on 8 October 1922 and had three children, one of whom died at a very early age. The couple lived in Saskatchewan for four years before relocating to the Rural Municipality of North Kildonan in 1926, where he farmed and was an active market gardener, continuing the practice past his retirement in 1958. He died at his Winnipeg residence, 1908 De Vries Road, on 11 March 1975 and was buried in the All Saints Cemetery.

His wife carried on the family market gardening tradition for many years following his death. A parcel of their land which remained natural forest and grasslands was posthumously dedicated as the Michael Hrushovetz Park on 23 November 1990.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Michael Hrushovetz Park (Gateway Road, Winnipeg)


“Golden dinner Sunday to mark anniversary,” Winnipeg Free Press, 5 October 1972, page 25.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 12 March 1975, page 42.

Obituary [Mary Hurshovetz], Winnipeg Free Press, 23 December 1999, page B9.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 4 August 2014

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