Marie Zorniak, longtime friend and ally of Canada’s History Society, passed away unexpectedly yesterday, leaving all who knew her to mourn her loss.
In addition to teaching at St. John’s High School in Winnipeg, Ms. Zorniak was an avid historical re-enactor as well as enthusiastically and tirelessly working for a number of organizations, including the Red River Heritage Fair, the Manitoba Living History Society, and the Manitoba Social Sciences Teachers Association.
“It’s hard to describe the profound sadness I’m feeling this week at the loss of one of my best history friends,” explained Joel Ralph, Director of Programs at Canada’s History Society.
If you knew Marie Zorniak you then you know what a tremendous person she was and the impact she had on the history community in Winnipeg. She was a tireless builder and history champion. She was always welcoming and bringing more people into the history world.
“I first met Marie at the Red River Heritage Fair and like many others was quickly invited to join the organizing committee.” continued Ralph. “We worked together in both work and volunteer roles and she was my guide into the world of history teachers and teaching.”