Memorable Manitobans: Harry Lazarenko (1937-2021)
Railwayman, municipal official.
Born on 4 February 1937, son of Wasyl “William” Lazarenko (1875-1953) and Mary Sercovitch (c1895-1979), his childhood was spent on the family farm at Arborg. In 1956, he began a 37-year career at Canadian National Railway. His involvement in municipal politics began in 1974 when he was elected to represent the Mynarski Ward of north Winnipeg. He was re-elected in 1983, serving until retirement in 2010, by which time he was Deputy Mayor.
On 14 May 1966, he married Judy and they had a daughter and three sons. He was a member of the Ukrainian National Federation Club, serving on its board of directors, and manager of its Camp Rusalka. In 2019, he received the Bolava Award from the Manitoba Provincial Council of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress in recognition of his contributions to the preservation and development of Manitoba's Ukrainian community.
He died at Winnipeg on 8 July 2021.
Marriage registration [Wasyl Lazarenko, Maria Sercovitch], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Obituary [Mary Porcina], Winnipeg Free Press, 17 August 1979, page 58.
“Former longtime Winnipeg city councillor Harry Lazarenko dies,” CBC News, 8 July 2021.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 10 July 2021.
Obituary, Cropo Funeral Chapel.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 5 January 2022