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Memorable Manitobans: Olga Lesik Vesey (1907-1995)

Educator.

Born at Winnipeg on 18 August 1907, daughter of Andrew Lesik (c1879-1965) and Anna Molanko [Mowchan] (c1885-1965), she attended school locally before taking teacher training. She first worked in rural Manitoba, including service as Principal of Tolstoi School (1927-1928), before gaining a position with the Winnipeg School Board, teaching at Strathcona School (1930-1931) and Margaret Scott School (1931-1941). She later married Henry John Brett Vesey (1910-1997), moved to British Columbia, and had a daughter. She died at Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver on 20 August 1995.

Sources:

Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Death registrations, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

1911 Canada Census, Automated Genealogy.

Obituary [Anna Lesik], Winnipeg Free Press, 6 September 1965, page 19.

Obituary [Andrew Lesik], Winnipeg Free Press, 9 March 1968, page 32.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 28 April 2019

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