Memorable Manitobans: Nicholas John Stryk (1896-1950)
Educator, MLA (1941-1945), MLA (1950-1950).
Born in West Ukraine on 17 December 1896, son of John Stryk and Katherine Steslimb, he came to Canada 1899 and was educated in Manitoba. He worked as a school teacher and spent the entirety of his 29-year career as a teacher (1920-1949) and Principal (1932-1934) at Ladywood School, where he was beloved by the community.
He stood as a candidate for the House of Commons in the 1935 federal general election but was defeated. He was elected to the Manitoba Legislature at the 1941 general election but was defeated by Wilbert George Doneleyko in the 1945 general election. He was re-elected in the 1949 general election but died soon after, being replaced by Alfred Frederick Trapp. He and his wife Elizabeth Evelyn Stryk (?-?) married around May 1950.
He died on 11 July 1950 in an ambulance on the way to Beausejour and was buried in the St. Dymytrius Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery.
The Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1943.
“N. Stryk, MLA dies after stroke at summer home,” Winnipeg Free Press, 11 July 1950, page 9.
“Constituents meet at simple graveside service for N. J. Stryk,” Springfield Leader, 18 July 1950, page 1.
“Cabinet members attend last rites for Nicholas Stryk,” Springfield Leader 20 July 1950, page 7.
“Under the Trustee Act,” Springfield Leader 11 September 1951, page 5.
Members of the Legislative Assembly (deceased), Legislative Assembly of Manitoba.
We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 10 February 2023