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Memorable Manitobans: Frank Veregin (1931-2001)


Born in the RM of Livingston (Saskatchewan) on 12 June 1931, son of Phillip Veregin and Nellie Nichvolodov, he was educated at Thunder Bird School (grades 1 to 8), Benito High School (grades 9 to 12), and the Central Normal School in Winnipeg, graduating from the latter in 1953. Over the next few years, he served as the Principal of Glenella School (1953-1954), Cardale School (1955-1956, 1958-1961), Birnie School (1956-1957), Oakner School (1957-1958), Napinka School (1961-1962), and Binscarth School (1963-1964). He took night classes, summer school, and correspondence courses to receive BA (1963, University of Manitoba) and BEd (1964, Brandon University) degrees. In 1964, he and his family moved to Norway House where he was a School Superintendent for the Department of Indian Affairs, travelling by bush plane to visit schools around northern Manitoba. He moved to Winnipeg in 1970 where he was Assistant District Superintendent of Education at the regional office of Indian Affairs. He lived in Winnipeg until 1986, owning and managing apartment blocks in addition to his educational work, then in retirement travelled around Canada and the United States until settling at Benito in 1988. He died at Winnipeg on 24 August 2001 and was buried in the Neepawa Riverside Cemetery.


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

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 7 September 2001.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 September 2013

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