Memorable Manitobans: Nicholas Frederick “Fred” Kasian (1913-1996)
Born at Winnipeg on 21 September 1913, son of Frederick Theodore Kasian (1889-1967) and Helen Jackin (1889-1979), his family moved to Transcona in 1915. He attended the University of Manitoba and received BSc and BEd degrees. He was the Principal of Eriksdale School (1939-1940) but spent most of his teaching career in Transcona where he was the Principal of Westview School (1957-1958), Transcona Central School (1958-1964), Arthur Day Junior High (1961-1967), and John W. Gunn School (1969-1975). He retired from teaching in 1975. He and wife Margaret “Peggy” Burgess Rodger (1914-2001) had two sons. He died at Winnipeg on 8 December 1996.
Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Birth announcement, Winnipeg Tribune, 13 March 1942, page 8.
Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.
“Transcona notes,” Winnipeg Free Press, 12 April 1958, page 12.
Obituary [Frederick Theodore Kasian], Winnipeg Free Press, 26 December 1967, page 37.
“Retirement tea,” Winnipeg Free Press, 24 May 1975, page 29.
Obituary [Helena Kasyan], Winnipeg Free Press, 26 October 1979, page 64.
From Slate to Computer in the Transcona-Springfield Area 1873-1983 by Nan Shipley, 1983, page 349.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 11 December 1996, page 43.
Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 21 February 2019
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