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Memorable Manitobans: Nicholas Yarish (1924-2012)

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Nicholas Yarish
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Educator.

Born on a farm near Oakburn on 17 December 1924, son of Zacharko Yarish and Marcella Sitko, he was educated at King George School. He became a teacher and worked at rural schools around the province, including at Pikwitonei School (late 1940s). He served as the Principal of Pierson School (1951-1954), Ochre School (1954-1956), Elm Creek School (1956), and Erickson School (1956-1959), then he was taught at the Brandon Collegiate (1959-1967). In 1967, he was appointed Superintendent of the Tiger Hills School Division. He stepped down in 1972 and moved to Winnipeg, where he taught French at Deer Lodge Junior High School until retirement in 1981. He continued to be active in education as a teacher with the Correspondence Branch and an advisor for student teachers. He died at Winnipeg on 30 May 2012.

Sources:

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

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 1 June 2012, page 39.

We thank Rick Yarish and Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 June 2021

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