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Memorable Manitobans: Michael Pasichny (1924-1997)


Born in Winnipeg, he was educated at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic School and the Basilian Fathers’ monastery near Edmonton. After returning to Winnipeg in 1949, he worked as a bookkeeper. His real work, however, was as principal cantor to St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, where in the 1970s he helped introduce English versions of Ukrainian liturgical songs to enable non-Ukrainian speakers to participate in the services. He died in a road accident in Wawa, Ontario.


Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

Page revised: 18 April 2008

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