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Memorable Manitobans: Michael “Mike” Posmituck (1918-1996)

Educator, community activist.

Born at Seech on 14 April 1918, son of Thomas Posmituck (1889-1974) and Anne Rudniak (1897-1972), he attended the Brandon Normal School then taught school for four years, including at Seech School (1938-1940), before enlisting in the Canadian Army during the Second World War. Following his miliary discharge, he settled at McCreary where he taught until retirement in 1976. He married Anne Mushinski (c1927-2007) in 1947 and they had four children. In 1963, he was appointed to the board of the Manitoba Centennial Corporation. He was a Progressive Conservative candidate for the Ste. Rose constituency in the 1966 provincial general election but was defeated by Liberal Gil Molgat. He died at McCreary on 26 December 1996 and was buried in the McCreary Cemetery.

Sources:

Birth registration [Michael Posmitiuch], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 3 January 1997, page 32.

Obituary [Annie Posmituck], Winnipeg Free Press, 26 March 2007.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 31 May 2019

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