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Memorable Manitobans: Alexander Walter “Alex” Nitchuk (1907-1990)


Born at Winnipeg on 2 March 1907, son of Eudocia Kulchyski, he received a degree in Architecture from the University of Manitoba and worked as an architect with the firm of Green Blankstein Russell & Associates. He married Marie Dehod (1908-1986) and they had two children. Active in basketball and baseball in his youth, he was later inducted into the Manitoba Basketball Hall of Fame. He was a member of St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church and West Kildonan Kiwanis Club. He died at his Winnipeg home on 30 March 1990 and was buried in the Holy Family Cemetery.

Some of his architectural works in Manitoba included:





St. Joseph’s Ukrainian Catholic Church

250 Jefferson Avenue, Winnipeg



St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church

737 Bannerman Avenue, Winnipeg




Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary [Marie Nitchuk], Winnipeg Free Press, 11 February 1986, page 43.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 2 April 1990, page 28.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 September 2018

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