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Memorable Manitobans: Adam “Ed” Nazarko (1928-1993)


Born at Oakbank on 10 January 1928, at the age of two he moved to Hazelridge where his family operated Nazarko’s Store. He graduated from the Central Normal School in 1947 then began working as a teacher in rural Manitoba at Sapton School, and serving as the Principal of Garson School (1949-1951), Grey School (1951-1952), and Oak Bluff School (1952-1955). Coming to Winnipeg, he taught at David Thompson School (1956-1961) and Gordon Bell High School (1962-1964), was the Vice-Principal at J. B. Mitchell School (?-1976) and Earl Grey School (1976-1980), and was the Principal of Florence Nightingale School (1980-1990). He retired in 1990. He died at the Victoria Hospital on 24 June 1993 and was buried in the Fort Garry Roman Catholic Church.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 28 June 1993, page 19.

“Memoriams [Nazarko],” Winnipeg Free Press, 24 June 1999, page 41.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 May 2015

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