Memorable Manitobans: George [Woloshynovski] Woloshynoski (c1909-1963)
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 moved to Winnipeg, taught at Viscount Alexander High School (1952-1953), and eventually took 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.
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.
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