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Memorable Manitobans: Joseph “Joe” [Szezygol] Shygol (c1928-1974)


Born at Transcona around 1928, son of Lena Szezygol, he received his early education locally and earned BA and BEd (1963) degrees from the University of Manitoba. He attended the Provincial Normal School and became a teacher, working at Bede School (1951) and serving as the Principal of Vermette School (1950-1951), Amaranth School (1953-1954), Whytewold Beach School (1954-1955), Gretna School (1955-1956), and Franklin School (1958-1959). He later taught in Ontario and Alberta. He died unmarried at Lethbridge, Alberta on 8 August 1974 and was buried in the Transcona Cemetery.


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

“May 21 is the big day for 2,106 U of M Grads,” Winnipeg Free Press, 24 May 1964, page 27.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 12 August 1974, page 29.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 23 October 2016

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