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Memorable Manitobans: Lorne Anthony Reznowski (1929-2011)

Professor, politician.

Born at Winnipeg on 5 January 1929, son of Lorne William Reznowski and Anna Angela Brokowska (1899-1998), he attended Saint Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic School and received a BA degree from Loyola College in Montreal (1949). He worked as a longshoreman on the west coast before graduating with a Licentiate in Sacred Theology from the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC (1957). He studied and taught at the University of Ottawa where he obtained MA and PhD degrees in English Literature. In 1966, he returned to Winnipeg to teach at St. Paul’s College at the University of Manitoba until retirement in 1993. He was the first permanent Ukrainian Catholic deacon to be ordained in the Winnipeg Archeparchy, in 1970, and served at Holy Family Parish. Active in politics, he did radio broadcasts for the Social Credit party as early as 12 years of age. He ran for the Provencher constituency in the 1968 federal general election and served as national leader of the Social Credit Party (1978-1979). He died at Winnipeg on 9 November 2011 and was buried in the All Saints Cemetery.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 14 November 2011.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 November 2018

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