Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 141 years

 

Pay & Donate in the MHS Online Shop

Endangered Top 10
Endangered
Top 10
2020

Prairie History No. 1
Prairie
History

No. 1

Manitoba Photographers List
Manitoba
Photographers
List

Free Press Manitoba 150
Free Press
Manitoba
150

MHS YouTube Channel
MHS
YouTube
Channel

Manitoba Brick & Blocks
Manitoba
Bricks
& Blocks

Jens Munk at Churchill
Field Trip:
Churchill
2020

War Memorials in Manitoba
War
Memorials
in Manitoba

Fundraising Dinner 2020
MHS
Fundraising
Dinner
2020

This Old Elevator
This Old
Elevator

Abandoned Manitoba
Abandoned
Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans
Memorable
Manitobans

Historic Sites of Manitoba
Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans: Thomas Adam “Tom” Kalichak (1927-1973)

Educator.

Born at Sifton in 1927, son of Michael Kalichak (1902-1985) and Cecelia Kalichak (1903-1986), he attended Mineral Creek School in Ashville, Brickburn School in Gilbert Plains, and collegiate grades in Dauphin. He graduated from the Manitoba Teachers’ College (1950) and later attained a MSc degree (1968) from an educational institution at Mennomenee [now Mennomenee Falls], Wisconsin. His 22-year education career began in rural Manitoba as teacher (1950-1951) and Principal (1951) of Fouillard School, followed with time working in the Dauphin area and later a principalship at Elma School (1955-1956) and Makinak School (1957-1958). He then joined the Winnipeg School Division, his career including teaching at Isbister School (1958-1962) and Elmwood High School (1965-1966). He and wife Lucille Hermance “Lou” Desrosiers (1926-2017) had no children. He died in an accident at Winnipeg on 3 November 1973 and was buried in the Dauphin Community Cemetery.

Sources:

“Teacher map strap pupils, court rules,” Lethbridge Herald, 17 May 1958, page 8.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 6 November 1973, page 19.

Obituary, Springfield Leader, 13 November 1973, page 8.

Obituary [Lucille H. Desrosiers Gosselin], Winnipeg Free Press, 25 November 2017.

Winnipeg estate file #417/74, Thomas A. Kalichak, Archives of Manitoba.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 May 2019

Memorable Manitobans

Memorable Manitobans

This is a collection of noteworthy Manitobans from the past, compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society.

Search the collection by word or phrase, name, place, occupation or other text:

Custom Search

Browse surnames beginning with:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z | 2017


Send corrections and additions to the Memorable Manitobans Administrator at biographies@mhs.mb.ca

Criteria for Memorable Manitobans | Suggest a Memorable Manitoban  | Our Inspiration | Acknowledgements

Support the MHS and

Back to top of page

   


To report an error on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations Policy

© 1998-2020 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.