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Memorable Manitobans: Tony Maksymyk (1925-2007)

Educator.

Born on 25 July 1925, son of John Maksymyk (1891-1954) and Annie Maksymyk (1900-1969), he became a teacher and worked for 40 years in Manitoba. His career began around 1945, including work at Bjarmi School (?-?), Striy School (?-?), and Netley School (?-?) prior to serving as Principal of Mapleton School (1955-1957), Lockport School (1957-1960), Ruth Hooker School (?-?), Devonshire School (?-?), and Robert Smith School (1976-1985) until retirement in 1985. He also served two terms as a school trustee of the Lord Selkirk School Division. He was President (two years) and Treasurer of the Selkirk Kiwanis Club and was involved with the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd. In acknowledgment of his contributions, he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal (1977). On 28 June 1952, he married Isabel Wirgau (?-?) at the Church of the Cross in Winnipeg and had two sons and one daughter. He died on 15 September 2007.

Sources:

“Kerry S. D. [Delayed - June 28],” Steinbach Carillon News, 25 July 1952 page 6.

Obituary [John Matsymyk], Stonewall Argus, 1 December 1954, page 2.

Obituary [Annie Maksymyk], Winnipeg Free Press, 25 July 1969, page 28.

Obituary, Selkirk Journal, 21 September 2007, page 20.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 21 October 2018

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