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Memorable Manitobans: Andrew Otchenash (1927-2007)


Born in Scolen, Poland on 2 December 1927, he came to Canada as an infant child in 1928. He taught school for 35 years, including at Rackham School (1955-1956), and was Principal of Turriff School (1957-1958) and Beulah School (1959-1961). The final 17 years of his career were in the St. James - Assiniboia area, including his tenure as Principal of Kirkfield Park School (1967-1972). He and his wife Pauline had two sons. He owned a hobby farm in Saskatchewan and enjoyed woodworking. He died at Winnipeg on 21 April 2007.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 24 April 2007, page C8.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 28 April 2015

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