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Memorable Manitobans: George [Woloshynovski] Woloshynoski (c1909-1963)

Educator.

Born in western Ukraine around 1909, he immigrated to Canada around 1918. He attained a BA degree (1932) from the University of Manitoba, took teacher training and was the Principal of Tolstoi School (1935-1941), Oakburn School (1941-1944), and Sandy Lake School (1944-1946). He retired to Winnipeg, eventually taking up residence at 1681 Henderson Highway. He was a member of the Ukrainian Fraternal Society and served as the Treasurer (c1960) of the Ukrainian National Home Association. On 21 July 1934, he married Olga Elnisky (1915-?) in the Rural Municipality of Siglunes and had two daughters: Julia Woloshynoski (wife of Walter Palmer) and Silvia Woloshynoski. He died at the Princess Elizabeth Hospital on 21 February 1963 and was buried in the Brookside Cemetery.

Sources:

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

Birth [Olga Ilnicky] and marriage [George Woloshynovski & Olga Elnisky] registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Governor-General's Gold Medal is won by Margaret H. Lee [Degrees - Bachelor of Arts],” Winnipeg Free Press, 18 May 1932, page 6.

Obituary [Wasyl Elnisky], Winnipeg Free Press, 13 May 1959, page 4.

“John Tracz is re-elected,” Winnipeg Free Press, 1 February 1960, page 6.

Obituary, Winnipeg Tribune, 23 February 1963, page 27.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 23 February 1963, page 33.

Winnipeg estate file #426/63, George Woloshynoski, Archives of Manitoba.

Burial transcription, Brookside Cemetery, City of Winnipeg.

Colleens Tree, Ancestry.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 March 2019

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