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Memorable Manitobans: Joseph R. “Joe” Minarik (1930-1995)

Educator.

Born in Czechoslovakia on 5 January 1930, he emigrated with his family to Canada in 1938. His teaching career began at Silver and he later was the Principal of Glenella School (1955-1958), Dugald School (1958-1960), and Springfield School (1969-1972). He retired as the Principal of Murdoch MacKay Collegiate but returned to education as a student advisor at the University of Manitoba and Principal of Stedman School at Fairford. He died at Winnipeg on 27 August 1995.

Sources:

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

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 29 August 1995, page C6.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 13 September 2014

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