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Memorable Manitobans: Dennis Nazeravich (1916-2010)


Born at Winnipeg on 27 March 1916, son of Joseph Nazeravich and Pelahia Nazeravich (?-1982), as a child he accompanied his parents to Hazelridge where he attended Hazelridge School. After graduating from Central Normal School (1938), he taught at Baskerville School (1938-1939) and in the Melrose School District No. 1039 at Melrose West School (1939-1942) and Melrose Central School (1942-1949, Principal) prior to becoming Principal of Oakbank School (1949-1954). He joined the Winnipeg School Division as an Industrial Arts instructor of silk screening, book binding, and woodworking, and worked at Kelvin High School (1955-1956), Strathcona School (1956-c1962), Aberdeen School (c1963-1967), and St. John’s High School (1967-1981) before retiring in 1981. He married Frances Chopp around 1951 and had two sons. He died at the Concordia Hospital on 27 September 2010.


Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Manitoba School Records Collection, Hazelridge School District No. 1583 Daily Registers, GR9480, Archives of Manitoba.

“Graduating class of Normal takes farewell at dinner,” Winnipeg Free Press, 6 June 1938, page 11.

Obituary [John Chopp], Winnipeg Free Press, 12 April 1972, page 48.

Obituary [Pelahia Nazeravich], Winnipeg Free Press, 8 April 1982, page 56.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 2 October 2010, page C20.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 3 October 2021

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