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Memorable Manitobans: John William Mosquin (1926-2004)


Born at Brokenhead on 14 October 1926, son of William Mosquin (c1894-1974) and Anastasia “Nellie” Kushnir (1905-1984), he attended school locally, including at Beausejour Collegiate. He attended the Central Normal School and began his teaching career at Green Bay School (1946-1948) as Principal, after which he was also Principal of Green Ridge School (1949-1951), St. Andrews School (1951-1952), and West St. Paul School (1952-1955). He returned to teaching in the classroom in Fort Garry School Division, at Pembina Crest School, and in the Winnipeg School Division, at Grant Park High School (1960-1966), J. B. Mitchell School (1968-1969), and Aberdeen School, after which he retired to become an owner/operator of a taxi cab and working in an income tax office. His hobbies included hunting, birdwatching, curling, and baseball. In July 1995, he married Anne Hryhor, widow of Morris Hryhor. He died at Winnipeg on 5 May 2004.


“West St. Paul holds first graduation,” Winnipeg Free Press, 3 June 1953, page 39.

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

Obituary [William Mosquin], Winnipeg Free Press, 23 April 1974, page 33.

Obituary [Anastasia Mosquin], WinnipegWinnipeg Free Press, 22 February 1984, page 36.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 7 May 2004, page B11.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 4 October 2017

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