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Memorable Manitobans: Michael Michalyshyn (1921-2010)


Born near Oakburn, Manitoba on 17 November 1921, he joined the Armed Forces in the Second World War. Afterwards, he and his brother Paul formed Michalyshyn’s General Store, which dealt in general merchandise, farm implements and raw fur trading. He was involved in community affairs, serving as President of the Holy Eucharist Ukrainian Catholic Church for thirty-five years, chairman of the credit union supervisory committee, and treasurer of the Royal Canadian Legion. After retirement, he moved to Shoal Lake where he was elected to the town council, being appointed deputy mayor and chairman of the finance committee. He died at Winnipeg on 8 February 2010.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 13 February 2010.

This profile was prepared by Kris Keen.

Page revised: 4 July 2010

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