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Memorable Manitobans: Manuel Alexander “Al” Mihaychuk (1927-1999)

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Manuel Alexander Mihaychuk
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Born at Winnipeg on 29 April 1927, his childhood was spent at Vita and Vassar. In 1947, he graduated from the Central Normal School then began a long teaching career, including service as the Principal of Snowflake School (1949-1950), Birch River School (1950-1951), and Moosehorn Collegiate (1951-1952, 1954-1962,1963-1966). He also taught at Bield School, Dauphin, and Cochrane (Alberta, 1947-1948). During his teaching, he obtained BA and BEd degrees from the University of Manitoba. From 1966 to 1985, he worked for the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs at Norway House (1967-1968), The Pas (1969-1970) and Mackenzie School (1970-1972). He rose to Assistant Superintendent of Schools, based at Winnipeg. At the end of his career, he taught in the public school system at Gimli (1985-1987). He died at Winnipeg on 11 March 1999 and was buried in the St. Vital Cemetery.


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

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 13 March 1999, page 57.

We thank James Mihaychuk for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 April 2020

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