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


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.


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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