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Memorable Manitobans: Michael Yarmie (1931-2012)


Born at Tolstoi on 10 November 1931, son of Alex Yarmie (1907-1975) and Annie Podolsky (1912-2008), brother of Peter Yarmie, he taught at Tolstoi School No. 2 (1951-1952), Rosser Village School (Principal, 1955-1959), and Earl Grey School (1959-?). In August 1957, he married Jean Makoweski (1937-2005) and they had no children. He died at Winnipeg on 16 October 2012 and was buried in the Glen Eden Memorial Garden.


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

Obituary [Jean Yarmie], Winnipeg Free Press, 7 January 2005.

Obituary [Annie Yarmie], Winnipeg Free Press, 29 July 2008.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 20 October 2012.

Obituary, Steinbach Carillon, 8 November 2012, page 12.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 April 2019

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