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Memorable Manitobans: Maurice Kohut (1926-2020)

Educator.

Born at Rosa in 1926, one of seven children of Ukrainian immigrants John Kohut (1897-1994) and Effie Hafia (1906-1988), he trained as a teacher at the Provincial Normal School then taught at Senkiw School (1948-1952), River Ranch School (1952-1953), Hodgson School (1953, Principal), Senkiw School (1953-1955), Alonsa School (1955-1957, Principal), Clearwater School (1957-1958, Principal), Munroe School (1958-1961), and Matheson Island School (?-?). He worked as a librarian and audiovisual coordinator in Winnipeg, including at Nelson McIntyre Collegiate. In 1954, he married Stella ? and they had four children. In recognition of his community service, he received the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal (2002). He died at the St. Boniface Hospital on 19 December 2020.

Sources:

Obituary [Effie Kohut], Winnipeg Free Press, 1 September 1988, page 42.

Obituary [John Kohut], Winnipeg Free Press, 15 March 1994, page 39.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 26 December 2020.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 December 2020

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