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Memorable Manitobans: Mytro “Tony” Onysko (1928-1992)

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Born at Gardenton on 21 February 1928, son of George and Margaret Onysko, nephew of Peter Onysko, his teaching career began in 1949 at Lyleton School. He was the Principal of Melrose School (1951-1954), Purple Bank School (1954-1958), and Tolstoi School (1958-1961), and also taught at Gardenton School and Ridgeville School. In 1965, he took a two-year teaching position at Watson Lake, Yukon then moved to Kenora, Ontario in 1967 where he remained for the rest of his life, teaching at Valleyview School and Lakewood School until retirement in January 1988. He died at Kenora on 15 August 1992 and was buried in the Lake of the Woods Cemetery.


Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 16 August 1992, page 19.

We thank Robert Onysko for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 November 2013

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