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Memorable Manitobans: Michael M. “Mickey” Sawchuk (1911-1969)

Educator, MLA (1946-1949), salesman.

Born near Fork River on 7 February 1911, he was educated at Winnipegosis and Fork River, and graduated from the Dauphin Normal School in 1933. He taught school from 1932 to 1945, including at Sifton School (1938). He was active in Red Cross work and the Manitoba Teachers’ Society. On 28 August 1937, he married Mary Bagan (?-?) at Ethelbert and they had a daughter, Donna Sawchuk (wife of John Lesyshen). He was elected to the Manitoba Legislature at the 1945 general election, representing the Ethelbert constituency, and served a single term. He moved to Dauphin in 1950 where he worked in automobile sales and was a member of the Dauphin Little Theatre Group, Dauphin Elks, and Dauphin Curling Club. He died at Dauphin on 11 September 1969 and was buried in the Dauphin Riverside Cemetery.

Sources:

Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

The Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1947.

“Ex-MLA dies at 58,” Winnipeg Free Press, 13 September 1969, page 33.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 3 October 1969.

Members of the Legislative Assembly (deceased), Legislative Assembly of Manitoba.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 December 2021

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