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Memorable Manitobans: Allan Martin Lysack (1933-2021)

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Allan Martin Lysack
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Physician.

Born on a farm near Minitonas on 12 March 1933, the youngest of ten children of Ukrainian immigrants Martin and Dorothea Lysack, he graduated from high school then taught in a one-room school for a year before attending the University of Manitoba to study agriculture and later medicine. He graduated with a medical degree in 1960 and, five years later, moved to Dauphin where he practiced medicine and was a member of the staff of the Dauphin General Hospital (1965-2015). On 15 June 1961, he married Shirley Barkman of Steinbach and they had six children. In recognition of his community service, he was named Manitoba Physician of the Year (1997), was inducted into the Order of Canada (2003), and received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012). He died at Dauphin on 3 February 2021.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 6 February 2021.

Obituary, Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Services.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 May 2020

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