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Fetherstonhaugh, E. P., 1879-1959

  • fetherstonhaugh
  • Person
  • 1879-1959

Edwin P. Fetherstonhaugh was born in 1879. He graduated from McGill University in 1899 with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering. He came to the University of Manitoba in 1909 to establish the Chair on Electrical Engineering. He was awarded the Military Cross during his service with the Canadian Engineers in World War I. Fetherstonhaugh was appointed Dean of Engineering and Architecture in 1921, when the University established the first three faculties. In 1945, he was elected President of the Engineering Institute of Canada. He received an honorary Doctorate of Science from McGill University in 1945, and an honorary L.L.D. from the University of Manitoba in 1947. Fetherstonhaugh died October 19, 1959.

Micay-Parks, Faye

  • Person
  • 1925-

Faye Parks Micay was born in Bender Hamlet in 1925 to Jenny and Jacob Parks, but largely grew up in Transcona and Winnipeg. Parks Micay attended Success Business College and then became a typist for the Department of Veteran Affairs before marrying Nathan Micay in 1948. Nathan Micay, a haberdasher and founder of Athletes Wear, was almost totally blind, so Faye was his driver and business assistant. She eventually became Vice President of Athletes Wear. Faye and Nathan had three children: Ira, Jack and Harold.

After she and Nathan divorced, Faye Micay changed her name to Faye Parks Micay and moved to Israel. She would live in Israel for seven years before returning to Winnipeg.

Faye Parks Micay donated her house to Shalom Residences and volunteered with Scouting groups and Sharon Home.

Farrally, Betty, 1915-1989

  • BA; PHA
  • Person
  • 1915-1989

Betty Hey was born May 15, 1915 in Brantford, England and began her dance training in Bradford, studying ballroom dance, national dance and Revived Greek Dance. Her parents later enrolled her in the Torch School of Dance in Leeds, Yorkshire, England with Gweneth Lloyd and completed the three year teacher’s programme. She taught in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire from 1936 to 1937 and returned to the Torch School of Dance to teach the following year.
Betty emigrated with Gweneth to Canada in 1938 to establish the Canadian School of Ballet in Winnipeg, Manitoba as well as the Winnipeg Ballet Club. She became the Club’s Principal Dancer and Ballet Mistress but also continued to perform until 1950. She married John Hudson Farrally in November 1942. John was killed in 1945 and Betty remarried, briefly, to Ken Ripley in 1949. Betty replaced Gweneth Lloyd as Artistic Director from 1955 to 1957, when she joined Gweneth in Kelowna, British Columbia. She continued to operate the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School until 1962. She served as the Ballet Mistress of the Kelowna branch of the Canadian School of Ballet from its inception until her retirement in 1974. She also became co-director, with Arnold Spohr, of the Dance Division at the Banff School of Fine Arts after Gweneth’s retirement in 1967. Betty continued to teach there until 1981.
Betty received a Civic Achievement medal from the City of Winnipeg in 1977; the Royal Academy of Dancing Fellowship Award in 1979; the Order of Canada in 1981; and the Dance in Canada Award in 1984. Betty Farrally passed away April 9, 1989 in Kelowna, British Columbia. She received the Canadian Conference of the Arts Diplome d’honneur posthumously in May of 1989.

Falk, Rudy, 1935-1998

  • Person
  • 1935-1998

Education: MD BSc(Med)(Man)1960

Positions: Professor, U of Toronto
Head, Division of general Surg Oncology, Toronto General

Lac du Bonnet, St. John's fonds

  • Corporate body
  • 1905-2018

St. John's began in 1905 with fortnightly services alternating between Whitemouth and Lac du Bonnet by a Wycliffe College student, Mr. W. Ellis. The church was built in 1906 and consecrated on 4 October1908 by the Rt. Rev. J. Lofthouse, bishop of Keewatin. Services continued until its closure on August 24, 2018. The church was deconsecrated on 3 December 2018.

Wazny, Wladyslaw (Walter), 1927-1996

  • CA-OPMA-AR-03
  • Person
  • 1927-1996

Władysław Ważny (a.k.a. Wladyslaw Wazny, Walter Wazny), was born on Aug 18, 1901, in Huta Różaniecka, Ruda Różaniecka, Poland, to parents Agnieszka (nee Krzyszycka) and Karol Ważny. He had four brothers (Kazimierz, Benedykt, Ludwik, Adam) and three sisters (Wiktoria, Franciszka, Katarzyna).

During the First World War, he was a Sergeant in the Polish Army and fought in the Battle of Lemberg (Lwów) in 1919.

Władysław Ważny left Poland via the Port of Danzig and emigrated to Canada in 1927, residing for some time with the Zaborniak family. On April 16, 1931, he married Victoria (nee Wazny) of Melrose, Manitoba, and they settled in Oak Hammock, Manitoba in 1934. Wladyslaw worked as a farmer and also did construction work in the city of Winnipeg. Wladyslaw and Victoria had four children: Erik (Barbara), Robert, Evelyn (Leon) Prucyk, and Jane Wazny. Władysław and Victoria Ważny resided in Oak Hammock until 1995, when they moved to Selkirk, Manitoba.

After his arrival to Manitoba, Wladyslaw maintained correspondence with his parents, brothers, sisters, and numerous nephews, nieces, and acquaintances in Poland, some of whom were born after his departure to Canada and whom he had never met in person. He collected the letters they wrote to him for over six decades. The letters together tell the story of the members of the Wazny, Rebizant, Kudyba, and Bundrya families over many years, depicting their relationships, struggles, and joys. Especially of note are the letters relating to the Second World War, which detail some of the hardships endured by residents of Huta Różaniecka. The letters also remain as a testament to the village of Huta Różaniecka, depicting the stories of its people when it was still a thriving community.

Wladyslaw Wazny was the last of his immediate family to survive, passing away on October 13, 1996.

Wiewiora, Celina

  • CA-OPMA-AR-16
  • Person
  • 1946-

Celina Wiewiora was born on February 21, 1946, in Kielce, Poland. She immigrated to Canada in 1993 with her son and daughter, sponsored by her husband, who had preceded them and was living in Winnipeg. She worked as a machine operator at Winnipeg-based clothing company Nygard.

Maslanka, Josephine, 1928-2016

  • CA-OPMA-AR-15
  • Person
  • 1928-2016

Jozefa was born on June 12, 1928 in Wola Korybutowiecka, (Wolyn) Poland, to parents Wawrzyniec and Karolina. At the outbreak of the Second World War, the Drapala family was displaced to Wisniowiec, Poland, following invasion by the Soviet Union and by Ukrainian nationalists. In 1940, the family was again displaced, ordered by Russian soldiers onto train cars bound for Siberian labour camps. Jozefa remained in various camps until 1942, at times seperated from her father and her brothers Mieczyslaw (Mitch) and Tadeusz (Tad). In 1942, Jozefa’s mother and her brother Mieczyslaw left for training with the Red Cross for Pachlevi, Iran. Jozefa remained in an orphanage in Russia. Eventually, she was reunited with her mother, and the pair made their way to Tehran to locate Ted, who had been hospitalized there due to tuberculosis.
Jozefa received her grade school education in various displaced persons camps: in Tehran (1942-1943), in Ahvaz (1943-1944), and in Nazareth (1944-1946), where she joined the Army School for Girls.
Under the Polish Resettlement Corps, the Drapala family made their way to England, where Jozefa completed her schooling at Foxley Camp before being discharged in 1948.
The Drapala family landed in Quebec in 1948, and travelled by rail to Winnipeg. Jozefa married Jan Maslanka on October 4, 1952. She worked as a tailor and seamstress at Mallabar Apparel and Chateau in Winnipeg. Together with husband Jan, they had one child, son Chris.
Jozefa died on November 14, 2016.

Maslanka, John Henry, 1923-2012

  • CA-OPMA-AR-14
  • Person
  • 1923-2012

Jan was born on January 10, 1923 in Trembowla, Poland, to Wojciech and Agnieszka Maslanka.
During the Second World War, Jan was a Military Engineer/Sapper, serving with the 5th Sapper Battalion of the 5th Infantry Division of the Polish Army. He served in the Polish II Corps in Italy, and saw action at Monte Cassino, later receiving the Monte Cassino Commemorative Cross on June 19, 1945. Jan was enlisted into the Polish Resettlement Corps in 1947 and released to the Reserves in 1949 in order to work as a tailor in Nottingham, England. He was officially discharged from the Resettlement Corps in 1949. In February 1950, sponsored by his brother Ignacy who had already emigrated to Winnipeg, Jan departed for Canada via Liverpool. He sailed from Liverpool to Montreal on the Franconia, departing on June 29, 1950 and arriving in Canada on July 6, 1950. Jan married Jozefa (Josephine) Drapala on October 4, 1952. He obtained Canadian Citizenship on June 22, 1956. He was a member of the Canadian Legion British Empire Service League, A. Mynarski Branch #34. He had one child, son Chris, together with his wife Jozefa (Josephine).
Jan died October 25, 2012 and was interned at Holy Ghost Cemetery in Winnipeg.

Zurad, Adam Jozef, 1915-2004

  • CA-OPMA-AR-13
  • Person
  • 1915-2004

Adam Jozef Zurad was born on February 15, 1915 in Budziwoj, Rzeszow, Poland. During his school years, the family relocated to Drohobycz. He completed high school education and military service, initially assigned to artillery but later reassigned to the infantry officer cadet college in Kielce. He was then sent to the 4th Legionnaire Regiment in Kielce, where he was assigned to a communications platoon.
In 1939, Zurad entered the Faculty of Law at the University of Lwow while simultaneously working in Boryslaw. In August 1939, he received his mobilization papers and was ordered to report to Drohobycz to the 6th Podhale Regiment. He took part in the September campaign. Following German occupation of Poland, Zurad escaped via Hungary to France, where he joined General Maczek’s Division. He took part in the defense of France and remained there throughout most of the Second World War. After the Allied invasion of France, he was assigned to the 10th Hussar Regiment of the 2nd Corps. He trained in Egypt, taking part in the assault on Bologna in Italy.
Following the end of the war, Zurad was recruited by a Canadian commission looking for agricultural workers and emigrated to Canada.
He signed a two-year contract to work on sugar beet farms on the Canadian prairies. He worked on various farms, including cattle farms, then was employed on the construction of the military base in Shilo. He was then employed by CNR in Winnipeg and performing line maintenance in British Columbia. He eventually settled in Winnipeg, and was active in the Polish community. He was a member of the Holy Ghost Parish, a founding member of the Polish Combatants’ Association Branch 13, and a member of Sokol Choir. Zurad also took part in Polish amateur theatre. He resided at the Polish Manor.
Adam Zurad died on March 17, 2004.

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