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Memorable Manitobans: Miron Paul Swintak (1935-1987)

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Born in the RM of Ethelbert on 12 October 1935, son of Nicholas Swintak (1901-1953) and Anna Swintak, he grew up in the Sifton area and attended Sifton High School. He began teaching at Moose Bay School (1953-1954) and, a year later, he returned to school for his teacher’s certificate. He taught school for 18 years: eight years as an elementary school teacher and ten years as Principal, including service at Bradwardine School (1964) and Sperling School (1967-1971). He then quit teaching and worked as an auditor for the Fort Garry Hotel for 1½ years and managed a convenience store. He purchased a grocery store at Rossburn that he operated for the last 13 years of his life. On 21 May 1960, he married teacher Florence Frances Boychuk (1938-2013) and they had a son and two daughters. Active in the community, he was President of the Rossburn Lions Club, volunteer fireman, and councilor for the Town of Rossburn. He died suddenly at Rossburn on 20 February 1987 and was buried in the Dauphin Cemetery.

Sources:

Obituary, Dauphin Herald, 10 March 1987, page 20.

Obituary [Florence Frances Swintak], Dauphin Herald, 9 July 2013, page 20.

We thank Darlene Swintak for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 January 2020

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