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Memorable Manitobans: William “Bill” Nevistiuk (1925-2014)

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Farmer, municipal official.

Born on a farm near Lennard on 1 January 1925, son of Sedor and Elizabeth Nevistiuk, at an early age he began farming with his father until enlisting in the Canadian Armed Forces when he was 19. After his military discharge, he went to Hamilton, Ontario to work at Firestone Tire for a few months. He then returned home to farm in the summer and work in northern Manitoba mines in the winter. He later became a full-time farmer and rancher in partnership with his brother John. He served as a councillor and Reeve (1993-1998) for the Rural Municipality of Boulton. He died at Beausejour on 15 November 2014 and was buried in the St. Elijah Romanian Orthodox Cemetery.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 18 November 2014.

We thank Frances Kasper for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 November 2014

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