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Memorable Manitobans: Patrick Joseph “Pat” McEvoy (1930-1998)

Union leader.

Born at Killarney in 1930, his family moved to Winnipeg in 1932 where he was educated at St. Anne’s School and St. Paul’s High School. He became active in union affairs in 1949 before becoming a licensed gas fitter, which he remained until his death. He was elected local president of the International Moulders Union then led the formation of the Canadian Association of Industrial Mechanical and Allied Workers (CAIMAW). He was the union’s regional vice-president for 23 years and, when CAIMAW merged with the Canadian Autoworkers in 1989, he retired. He died of a heart attack at his Winnipeg home on 27 March 1998, a day before he was to undergo cancer surgery.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 30 March 1998.

“They are gone, but not forgotten,” Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 1998, page A4.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 24 April 2021

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