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Memorable Manitobans: Dmytro “Dan” Tanchak (1907-1992)

Educator.

Born at Senkiw on 6 November 1907, son of Peter Tanchak (?-?) and Mary Mihaychuk (1883-1969), brother of John P. Tanchak and Emanuel P. Tanchak, he attended River Ranch School, Provencher High School, and the Manitou Normal School. His teaching career began in 1926, including a period at Purple Bank School, Brokenhead School, Senkiw School, Ardal School, Beckett School, Bradley School, Woodmore School, Baskerville School, and Hayek School (1935-1936), and he served as the Principal of Stuartburn School (1956-1962), Tolstoi School (1962-1964), and Phoenix School (1965-1966). He retired from active teaching in 1966 then, until 1972, he worked in the Correspondence Branch of the Manitoba Department of Education. He died at Winnipeg on 5 November 1992 and was buried in the Gardenton Cemetery.

Sources:

Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

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

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 8 November 1992, page 24.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 June 2022

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