Memorable Manitobans: Peter J. Slonowski [Sloan] (c1927-2015)
Born at Garland around 1927, son of Joseph Slonowski (1894-1975) and Mary Palaniuk (1901-1986), he attended Garland School and undertook teacher training. His career included teaching at Fletcher School (1946-1947), as Teaching-Principal of Lockport School (1953-1956) and St. Charles School (1956-1963), District Principal of St. Charles School District No. 2071 (1963-1965, including St. Charles School and Buchanan School), and [non-teaching] Principal of St. Charles School (1965-1967).
In August 1967, he legally changed his surname to Sloan and moved to Calgary, Alberta where he was Dominion Secretary of the Associated Canadian Canadian Travellers (1967-?). By the early 1970s, he returned to Manitoba and lived in Winnipeg.
He died unmarried at Winnipeg on 25 March 2015 and was buried in the Garland Union Cemetery.
“Under the Change of Name Act,” Winnipeg Free Press, 13 September 1967, page 61.
“New Dauphin ACT Club formed, receives charter,” Dauphin Herald, 1 Nov 1967, page 2.
“Letters to the Editor [Decision on smoking],” Winnipeg Free Press, 15 January 1972, page 62.
“Letters to the Editor [Speed limits],” Winnipeg Free Press, 19 October 1974, page 80.
Obituary [Joseph Slonowski], Dauphin Herald, 26 March 1975, page 7.
Dauphin estate files (ATG 0064A), 9763 Joseph Slonowski, GR3478, Archives of Manitoba.
Obituary [Mary Slonowski], Dauphin Herald, 10 June 1986, page C10.
“Letter to the Editor [History of Garland makes good read],” Dauphin Herald, 10 August 1989, page 4.
“Letters to the Editor [Poor pay],” Winnipeg Free Press, 30 September 1991, page 6.
Obituary, Dauphin Herald, 31 March 2015, page 17.
Canadian Voter Lists, Ancestry.
Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer and Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 7 May 2023