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Memorable Manitobans: William John Prochuk (1909-1983)


Born at Zhoda, he received BA and MEd degrees from the University of Manitoba. He taught at Poplar Park School (1936-1940), and served as the Principal of Pine River School (1940-1945), Fisher Branch School (1945-1952), and Stony Mountain School (1952-1955). He then joined the teaching staff of the Winnipeg School Division, retiring in 1973. He was instrumental in setting up Ukrainian-language correspondence courses at the University of Manitoba. He died at Winnipeg on 16 July 1983 and was buried in the Glen Eden Memorial Garden.


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

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 20 July 1983, page 44.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 May 2017

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