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Memorable Manitobans: Stephen Nykyforuk (1892-1974)


Born at Juriw, Ukraine on 28 April 1892, he immigrated to Canada in 1909, attended teacher training, and worked over 40 years in classrooms across rural Manitoba. He taught at Wheathill School (1917-1918), Plum Ridge School (1919-1922, Principal), Slawna School (1922-1923, 1924-1926, 1946-1955), Fisher Branch School (1926-1930), and Willow Plain School (1930-1946, 1957). He retired in 1955, though continued to do substitute teaching. On 6 July 1920, he married Lena Porayko (?-?) at Winnipeg and they had a son and a daughter. He died at Bethesda Hospital at Steinbach on 4 November 1974 and was buried in the Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Cemetery.


Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 5 November 1974, page 37.

St. Boniface estate file #11840, Stephen Nykyforuk, Archives of Manitoba.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 14 December 2019

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