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Memorable Manitobans: Nina Antoinnette Yaremovich Partrick (1907-1995)

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Nina Antoinnette Yaremovich Partrick
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Community activist.

Born in Ukraine on 29 June 1907, daughter of Pauline Unk (1884-1967) and Andrew [Jaremijczuk] Yaremovich (1886-1971), she accompanied her mother and siblings to Canada in 1912, re-joining her father who had immigrated five years earlier. They lived first at Prince Albert, Saskatchewan and later at Theodore, where she attended Poplar Leaf School and Theodore School, and was taught by her father who at the time worked as a teacher. In 1925, she graduated from high school and remained with the family as they moved to Winnipeg.

On 4 June 1932, she was married to Norman Ambrose Partrick (1907-1984) at Knox United Church and they had two children: Shirley Lorraine Partrick (1935-1984, wife of Edward Dickinson Forster “Dick” Charge) and Donald Grenville Partrick. They lived in East Kildonan and Elmwood, operating three different stores betwen 1942 and 1951, as well as serving as Postmistress. She served on the Sir Sam Steel Home and School Association, Winnipeg Parks Board, Council of Women, and Civic Voters’ League, as well as an organizer for the Elmwood Wolf Pack, President of the East Elmwood Community Club, Manitoba Streamliners Club (formed July 1956), and Ladies Auxiliary 90th Winnipeg Cub Pack (1950-1951).

During the 1950s, she was involved with the Women’s North Winnipeg Liberal Association. She was elected a School Trustee (Ward Three) of the Winnipeg School Board serving three terms between 1952 and 1958, including service as Chair of the Screening Committee, Chair of the Building & Policy Committee, and Vice-Chair of the Board. She ran for Alderman (Ward Three) in the 1957 Winipeg civic election, coming fourth, and a Liberal candidate for the Winnipeg North riding in the 1958 federal general election, coming in third.

In 1958, she joined the Manitoba School Trustees’ Association (MSTA) and served as its Executive Secretary (1958-1965), as well as Director (one year), Editor of their official publication The Manitoba School Trustee, and a Regional Director (1961-?) of the Educational Press Association. She served as MTSA Officer Manager from June 1964 until the organization’s 1965 amalgamation to become the Manitoba Association of School Trustees (MAST), retiring that same year. For her contributions to education, she was awarded the Canadian Centennial Medal (1967) and inducted as an Honourary Life Member of MAST (1968).

She died at Winnipeg on 1 October 1995.


Marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Officers elected,” Winnipeg Free Press, 16 May 1950, page 11.

“Ladies Auxiliary to the 90th Winnipeg Cub Pack [...],” Winnipeg Tribune, 20 April 1951, page 13.

“Women Voters’ tea honor candidates,” Winnipeg Free Press, 2 October 1952, page 15.

“Vote [Candidate ad],” Winnipeg Free Press, 15 October 1952, page 15.

“Here are the results at a glance,” Winnipeg Free Press, 23 October 1952, page 1.

“Twelve candidates seeking 7 seats on School Board [Ward Three],” Winnipeg Free Press, 20 October 1956, page 10.

“Ward 3: Chances of election upset big here,” Winnipeg Free Press, 19 October 1957, page 38.

“Complete fast count,” Winnipeg Free Press, 25 October 1957, page 3.

“John leads trustee Poll, Partrick out,” Winnipeg Free Press, 25 October 1958, page 3.

“Elected Director,” Winnipeg Free Press, 11 August 1961, page 6.

“Trustees honor Partrick,” Winnipeg Free Press, 16 November 1965, page 28.

“Manitoba school trustees honor retiring official Mrs. Patrick,” Winnipeg Tribune, 17 November 1965, page 22.

Obituary [Pauline Yaremovich], Winnipeg Free Press, 9 October 1967, page 25.

“Centennial Medal,” Winnipeg Free Press, 29 January 1968, page 14.

Obituary [Dr. Andrew Yaremovich], Winnipeg Free Press, 23 September 1971, page 41.

Winnipeg estate file (ATG 0025A), #1947/71 - Andrew Yaremovitch, Archives of Manitoba.

“Anniversaries [Norman and Nina Partrick],” Winnipeg Free Press, 19 June 1982, page 28.

Obituary [Shirley Lorraine Charge], Winnipeg Free Press, 20 October 1984, page 66.

Obituary [Norman Ambrose Partrick], Winnipeg Free Press, 29 October 1984, page 34.

Winnipeg estate file (ATG 0025A), PR85-01-00202 - Norman Ambrose Partrick, Archives of Manitoba.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 11 October 1995, page C8.

Winnipeg estate file (ATG 0025A), PR95-01-38326 - Nina Antoinnette Partrick, Archives of Manitoba.

McFarland family tree, Ancestry.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 2 September 2020

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