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Memorable Manitobans: William John Prochuk (1909-1983)

Educator.

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.

Sources:

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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