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Memorable Manitobans: Elsie Kolodzinski (1920-2010)

Businesswoman.

Born at Vita on 27 September 1920, she attended Shevchenko School and completed high school at Chicago, Illinois. She returned to Vita to work on the family farm and at the Vita Co-op Creamery. On 28 September 1940, she married Walter Kolodzinski (c1915-1983, son of William Kolodzinski) and they had four daughters. In late 1940, they bought the Tolstoi Hotel and operated it until her husband’s death in 1983. She continued to run the hotel until 29 February 2008. She died at Vita on 6 July 2010 and was buried in the Sacred Heart Cemetery.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Elsie’s Tolstoi Hotel (Tolstoi, Municipality of Emerson-Franklin)

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 10 July 2010.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 December 2019

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