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Memorable Manitobans: Stanley Copp [Stanislas Capik] (1914-1987)

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Stanley Copp
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Businessman, municipal official, MLA (1954-1957).

Born Stanislas Capik at Winnipeg on 25 May 1914, son of Mike Capik and Sophia Sobiecka, he was educated at Lord Kitchener School in North Kildonan. He was a market gardener and had a stand at the North End Market for 11 years. He opened the Spud Shop restaurant in 1959 and operated it until his death. He also founded Brunswick Enterprises in 1970.

He served on the municipal council for North Kildonan for 12 years and was Mayor of North Kildonan. He was the MLA for St. Clements from 1953 to 1958. He stood unsuccessfully for election several times, in 1958, 1959, 1966, and 1969 provincial general elections. Married to Stella Tomczak (1917-2007) on 12 November 1938, they had five children.

He died at Winnipeg on 1 May 1987.


Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1921 Canada census, Library and Archives Canada.

“Notice of application for a change of name,” Winnipeg Tribune, 2 November 1964, page 23.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 3 May 1987, page 24.

Obituary [Stella Copp], Winnipeg Free Press, 27 November 2007.

We thank Oliver Bernuetz (Legislative Library of Manitoba) for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 January 2022

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