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Historic Sites of Manitoba: John De Graff Park (1024 Louelda Street, Winnipeg)

Named for market gardener and municipal official John De Graff, this Winnipeg park is located next to John De Graff School. Within the park is a plaque commemorating the school’s teacher-librarian Elizabeth Jean Wright “Betty” Prystupa (1941-1991) near the wooded grove she worked to preserve as natural habitat. She died on 26 July 1991 in an automotive accident while vacationing in Budapest, Hungary. The plaque was dedicated in May 1993.

Prystupa monument in John De Graff Park

Prystupa commemorative monument in John De Graff Park (August 2014)
Source: Nathan Kramer

Site Location (lat/long): N49.92398, W97.06093
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: John De Graff (1900-1954)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: John De Graff School (1020 Louelda Street, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: De Graaf Nature Park (Reg Wyatt Way, Winnipeg)


Obituary [Elizabeth Jean Prystupa], Winnipeg Free Press, 8 August 1991, page 27.

“Butterfly a fitting tribute to my late wife, principal says,” Winnipeg Free Press, 13 July 1992, page 14.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 21 December 2014

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