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Memorable Manitobans: Peter Paul Masniuk (1920-1995)

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Peter Paul Masniuk
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Railwayman, MLA (1966-1969), MP (1973-1974), MP (1974-1979).

Born at Morweena on 17 February 1920, he later moved with his family to Narcisse where he worked on construction of the road from Inwood to Narcisse before he was old enough to drive. He worked in his brother’s grocery store and on the Canadian National Railway until enlisting in the army, serving in the Armoured Car Division of the 12th Manitoba Dragoons from 1942 to 1945. After the war, he returned to Narcisse and continued work with the railway. He later lived at Hilton, Victoria Beach, Hodgson, and Inwood as a CNR Foreman. From 1980 to 1985, he was a Housing Official with Manitoba Housing Authority.

He served as President of the Royal Canadian Legion branches at Hodgson and Inwood, President of the Inwood Sports Club, President of the Inwood Improvement Committee, and was Exulted Ruler of the Elks (1971). He was elected to the Manitoba Legislature at the 1966 general election, representing the Fisher constituency. He did not stand for re-election in the 1969 election, instead becoming a Member of Parliament in 1972, re-elected in 1974, but defeated in 1979. He later served as Reeve of the Rural Municipality of Armstrong (1986-1992). He received a Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal (1977).

He died on 21 October 1995.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 25 October 1995, page 31.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 17 October 2021

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