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Memorable Manitobans: Albert Leronowich (1894-1988)

Railroader, horticulturalist.

Born in Poland on 18 March 1894, into a family of ten boys, he attended school until he was fourteen years old. He tended bees and an orchard in Poland before deciding to immigrate to Canada in 1910. He worked as a boilermaker for Canadian Pacific Railroad at Brandon. During the Great Depression of the 1930s, he made money by tending a market garden on Princess Avenue. He became a member of the Brandon Horticultural Society and specialized in growing delphiniums. He died on 20 March 1988 and is buried in Brandon Cemetery.


Voices of Yesteryear [Audiocassette], 1982. Westman Oral History Collection by the Westman Oral History Association (Effie McPhail, Chair). S. J. McKee Archives.

Brandon Cemetery, Online Cemetery Search.

This page was prepared by Angela Graham and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 January 2019

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