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Memorable Manitobans: Maurice [Karal] Karalnick (c1913-1990)


Born around 1913, son of Clara Karalnick (?-1974), he became a teacher and earned a BA degree (1955) from the University of Manitoba. He taught at Dublin Bay School (1933-1934) and Sarto School (?-1941) and was Principal of Wingham School (1941) and Connor School (1941-1942). During the Second World War, he served as a Signalman and married Sarah Cohen (?-1991) on 25 December 1943. Following the war, he worked as a census enumerator for the 1946 Western Canadian Census and continued teaching at Transcona Collegiate (?-?), West St. Paul School (1955-1956), and Sargent Park School (1959-1960), later becoming Principal of a Pre-Vocational Training School (1964-?). He died at the Seven Oaks Hospital in Winnipeg on 12 October 1990 and was buried in the Rosh Pina Memorial Park.


“Transcona notes,” Winnipeg Free Press, 12 September 1953, page 10.

“Bachelor of Arts,” Winnipeg Free Press, 13 May 1955, page 3.

“Win scholarships,” Winnipeg Free Press, 21 June 1941, page 7.

“Karal-Cohen,” Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 1943, page 8.

“‘Graduate of adversity’ graduates again,” Winnipeg Free Press, 25 May 1964, page 3.

Obituary [Clara Karalnick], Winnipeg Free Press, 2 July 1974, page 33.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 18 October 1990, page 52.

Obituary [Sarah Karalnick], Winnipeg Free Press, 23 June 1991, page 25.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 20 October 2019

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