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Memorable Manitobans: Cornelius S. Prodan (c1889-1973)

Civil servant.

Born in Ukraine around 1889, he came to Canada in 1906 and settled at Sifton. He graduated from the Winnipeg Normal School then taught school before attending the Manitoba Agriculture College. In 1921, he became employed with the Agriculture Department of the Manitoba government, remaining there until his retirement in 1957. He moved to Calgary, Alberta in 1968. In 1970, he received a Centennial Medal from the Manitoba Historical Society in recognition of his contributions to the field of agronomy. He died at Calgary on 15 June 1973 and was buried in the Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens.

His articles for the Manitoba Historical Society:

The Building of the Winnipeg Aqueduct
Manitoba Pageant, Volume 24, Number 2, Winter 1979

Sources:

Obituary [Para Cornelia Prodan], Winnipeg Free Press, 7 July 1970, page 24.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 16 June 1973, page 39.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 16 December 2018

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