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Memorable Manitobans: Michalina Karasiewich “Min” Lanoway (1914-2006)

Educator.

Born at Seech on 8 February 1914, daughter of Stephen ”Stefan” Karasivich (c1885-1974) and Anastasia Szwaluk (?-1990), she moved with family to Shoal Lake in 1921 and graduated from high school via correspondence. She attended the Central Normal School and taught at Mohyla School (1934-1936) and Angus School (1936-1942). She earned her Principal’s certificate (1942) and was Principal of Hazelridge School (1943-1945) and Eriksdale School (1945-1947). On Christmas Eve 1949, she met John S. Lanoway (1916-1991). They were married in 1950 and had three children. She died at Winnipeg on 27 August 2006 and was buried in the Green Acres Cemetery.

Sources:

Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary [Stephen Karasewich], Winnipeg Free Press, 28 March 1974, page 38.

Obituary [Dr. Eugene G. Karasewich], Winnipeg Free Press, 25 November 1987, page 58.

Obituary [Julian Karasievich], Winnipeg Free Press, 15 December 1984, page 67.

Obituary [John S. Lanoway], Winnipeg Free Press, 25 October 1991, page 23.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 29 August 2006, page 26.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 30 August 2006, page 32.

Winnipeg estate file PR06-01-74327, Michalina Lanoway, Archives of Manitoba.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 March 2018

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