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Memorable Manitobans: Victor Sobkowich (1923-2013)

Architect.

Born at Scott, Saskatchewan on 5 January 1923, son of Thomas and Anna Sobkowich, he moved to Pope where he lived until enlisting in the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve in 1942. He served aboard minesweepers on the Pacific coast and corvettes on escort duty in the north Atlantic. Following his military discharge, he enrolled at the University of Manitoba, receiving a degree in Architecture in 1950. He practiced as an architect in partnership with Nikola M. Zunic in the firm of Zunic and Sobkowich, designing churches, schools, and private homes around Manitoba. He was Vice-President and General Manager of Aetna Roofing, Construction Technology Advisor for the National Research Council, and President of the Canadian Roofing Contractors Association. In 1949, he married Betty Darling Field (1925-2011) and they had three children. He was a member of the Masons and Westview Dance Club. He died at Winnipeg on 30 March 2013.

Sources:

Obituary [Betty Darling Sobkowich], Winnipeg Free Press, 20 October 2011.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 2 April 2013.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 2 May 2020

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