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Memorable Manitobans: John Lyzun (1913-1984)


Born at Winnipeg on 9 March 1913, eldest in a family of ten children born to Ksenia Bojko, he started teaching in 1932. He was the Principal of Birds Hill School (1942-1947), Cardale School (1947-1950), Miami School (1950-1956), and the Brooklands School District (1956-1973). He retired in 1973. He was made a Life Member of the Manitoba Teachers Society in 1975. He served as Vice-President and President of the University of Manitoba Faculty Association and, in 1967, received the Centennial Medal for his contributions to education in Manitoba. He died at Winnipeg on 6 September 1984.


Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

A Short History of Brooklands Elementary Schools including Woodsworth, Cressey, Krawchyk, Butterworth, St. James Assiniboia School Division.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 10 September 1984, page 32.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 December 2015

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