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Memorable Manitobans: George Jersak (1936-2015)

Educator, chaplain.

Born in the Swan River area on 15 August 1936, the son of Jerry Jersak (?-1970) and Emilie Jersak (?-2006), he moved to Winnipeg and later married Minota MacKay on 18 October 1958. The couple had two sons. After initially residing in Alberta for five years, they returned to Manitoba and settled in St. Vital, where he served as a church elder, deacon, counselor, and airport chaplain. A teacher in the St. Vital School Division, he served as Principal at St. Georges Elementary School, Vice-Principal at Norberry Junior High School, and Principal of Dakota Collegiate (1980-1989) and H. S. Paul Elementary School (1989-?). In retirement, he taught English as a Second Language for one year in the Czech Republic before returning home to Manitoba and working as Principal of Minnedosa Collegiate for two and a half years. He also taught Biology, Science, Math at Horizons Adult Learning Centre and a Bible Study Class at Union Gospel Mission. He died on 12 January 2015.

Sources:

“Mrs. MacKay holds trousseau reception,” Winnipeg Free Press, 25 October 1958, page 8.

Obituary [Glen Edward Jersak], Winnipeg Free Press, 26 March 1996, page C7.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 16 January 2015, page B9.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 26 December 2015

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