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Memorable Manitobans: Walter William Melnyk (1935-2009)

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Walter William Melnyk
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Born at Winnipeg on 10 February 1935, son of Dymtro Melnyk and Pearl Melnyk, he married his high school sweetheart Marilyn in 1956. The couple had two children. His career in education spanned 33 years, including service as the Vice-Principal of Salisbury School (1960-1964) and Principal of Valley Gardens Junior High School (?-?), Sherwood School (?-?), and Salisbury School (1970-1971). He went on to be Assistant Superintendent and Superintendent of the Mystery Lake School Division, as well as Superintendent of the River East School Division (1980-1990), after which he retired. He died on 21 December 2009.


“River East appoints Melnyk,” Winnipeg Free Press, 16 February 1979, page 16.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 26 December 2009, page C13.

A historical look at River East Transcona School Division, 1959-2002,” River East Transcona School Division, 2018.

We thank Mark Szymanski for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 14 January 2019

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