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Memorable Manitobans: Val Kovachik (1933-2005)


Born at Cowan in 1933, he attended Provincial Normal School and the University of Manitoba, the latter from which he earned BA, BEd, and MEd degrees. He worked in the River East School Division for 39 years, as a teacher as well as Vice-Principal of Munroe Junior High School and Principal of McLeod School, Lord Wolseley School, Prince Edward School, and Salisbury Morse Place School (1989-1992), after which he retired. He was a two-term President of the East Kildonan Kiwanis Club as well as a director of Key Club Builders Club, Kids Club, a founder of the River East School Division Science Fair, a member of St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, and served in various executive capacities with the River East Teachers’ Association. Pastimes included curling, golf, hockey, traveling, and cottage life at a Grand Beach property. He and his wife Lorraine were married around 1959. The couple had three sons. He died of cancer at Winnipeg on 24 October 2005.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 27 October 2005 page 23.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 16 September 2014

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