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Memorable Manitobans: Gustav “Gus” Pokrant (1907-1981)

Educator, writer.

Born at Rosenfeld on 25 January 1907, one of fifteen children of Ferdinand and Leocadia Pokrant, brother of Carl Pokrant, he was educated at Rosenfeld School, Steinbach High School, Winkler High School, and the Central Normal School. He taught school for most of his life, except for a period during which he operated a general store. He taught at Rosenfeld School (1933-1947, 1956-1959), Bothwell School (1959-1963), Gretna High School, Grimsby School, and Roseville School. Active in community affairs, he was a correspondent for the Steinbach Carillon News, Red River Valley Echo, and Pembina Times. He served as Secretary-Treasurer for the Rosenfeld School District; lay pastor and Sunday School Superintendent; member of the Altona Hospital Board, and was a provincial and federal returning officer. He died at Altona on 27 November 1981 and was buried in the Rosenfeld Cemetery.

Sources:

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

Obituary, Steinbach Carillon, 2 December 1981, page 41.

We thank Art Wiebe for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 August 2014

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