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Memorable Manitobans: Michael William “Mike” Moroz (1923-1991)


Born at Regina, Saskatchewan on 13 December 1923, the son of Alexander Moroz and Barbara Moroz, he served overseas with No. 10 DD Royal Canadian Engineers during the Second World War. Returning home, he married Mary Hykawy (1924-2006) in 1949 and had a son, Barry Moroz. He became a teacher and taught for 34 years in rural Manitoba, 28 of those years as Principal (1959-1987) of Gimli Elementary School. They lived in the Finns School District for a time after the birth of their son, then moved to Gimli where he was a member of the Gimli Kinsmen Club, Rotary Club, and Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 182. For his service, he received the Defence Medal and the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with Clasp. Upon his retirement, he moved to Winnipeg, where he later died on 22 September 1991 and was buried in Holy Family Cemetery.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 25 September 1991, page 35.

Obituary [Mary Moroz], Winnipeg Free Press, 5 September 2006, page 34.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 16 May 2014

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