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Sickert, Guenther

  • Person
  • May 16, 1928 - May 29, 2015

Guenther Sickert was born on May 16, 1928 in Ober-Mittelebersbach, Germany to Dr. Rudolf Sickert and his wife, Elfriede (Nicke). He is the oldest of five children, Christian, Magdalene, Gabriele, and Dieter. In 1932, the family moved to Neschwitz, Germany. In 1952, Guenter Sickert immigrated to Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He married Gerda Worgull in 1958, who had come from Germany to begin a life with him. Together, the couple had three children, Helga, Rolf, and Ingrid (McManes). By 1962, Sickert had begun his career as a personal and small-business accountant. Sickert was an active member of the German-Canadian community in Winnipeg. He was a member of the German Society of Winnipeg since 1954, and throughout his life served as a Financial Secretary, Treasurer, and two terms as President. He supported associations affiliated with the club, and helped establish Camp Neustadt on Lake Winnipeg, Villa Heidelberg, and the Kildonan Park Witches Hut. He was awarded the City of Winnipeg's Citizenship Award and also the Federal Republic of Germany's Bundesverdienstkreuz for his contributions to the German-Canadian Community. Guenther Sickert died on May 29, 2015 at the Victoria General Hospital at the age of 87.

Chair in German-Canadian Studies, University of Winnipeg

  • GCS-Chair
  • Corporate body
  • 1989-

The Chair in German-Canadian Studies was established in 1989 with a grant from the Secretary of State's Program for Canadian Ethnic Studies and with a grant from a group of private philanthropists within the German-Canadian community of Winnipeg. It is affiliated with the History Department at the University of Winnipeg.