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Memorable Manitobans: Stephen “Steve” Peters (1912-1976)

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Stephen Peters
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MLA (1958-1959), MLA (1959-1962), MLA (1963-1966).

Born at Winnipeg on 27 December 1912, son of Violet Danchyk, he was employed for 30 years with the meat processing firm of Canada Packers, interrupted by five years of service in the Canadian military during the Second World War, retiring in 1975. He was elected to the Manitoba Legislature for the Elmwood constituency in 1958 and was re-elected in 1959 and 1962. On 3 June 1939, he married Doris Marjorie Greystad (1918-1965) and they had three daughters and a son. He died at Winnipeg on 29 November 1976 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.

Sources:

Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary [Doris Peters], Winnipeg Free Press, 22 November 1965, page 24.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 1 December 1976, page 120.

Members of the Legislative Assembly (deceased), Legislative Assembly of Manitoba.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 March 2021

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