Memorable Manitobans: Maurice Walter Peleshok (1922-2013)
Born at Tolstoi on 18 August 1922, son of Stephan Peleshok (1880-1929) and Mary Mushaluk (1897-1994), he grew up at 24-1-5E, completed schooling, and attended Normal School. He taught in rural districts, including as Winnipeg Falls South School (1946-1950 & 1954-1959; Principal 1946-1950), Rossdale School (1950-1954, Principal), Donald School (1959-1963, Principal), and Rosser Village School (1963-1964, Principal), before joining the Winnipeg School Division, where he taught at Isaac Newton School (1964-1969). He retired in 1988, having worked for 43 years in Manitoba classrooms. He played baseball with the “Hungry Nines” and was a member of several curling squads. He married fellow teacher Nonnie [Nonie/Nonna] Panchuk and they had a daughter. He died at the Maples Personal Care Home in Winnipeg on 31 August 2013.
Birth registrations [Iwan Peleshok, Annie Peleshok, Magda Peleshok, Nastia Peleshok], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
1926 Canada census, Library and Archives Canada.
“Eighteen teams participated in the Seven Sisters Annual Bonspiel [...]” Springfield Leader, 25 March 1958, page 6.
Obituary [Mary Peleshok], Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 1994, page 42.
Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
We thank Gordon Goldsborough for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.
Page revised: 15 June 2022