Memorable Manitobans: Stephen “Steve” Peters (1912-1976)
Meat packer, MLA (1958-1959), MLA (1959-1962), MLA (1963-1966).
Born at Winnipeg on 27 December 1912, one of five children of Ukrainian immigrants John Petraschuk (c1882-1970) and Waylena “Violet” Danchyk (c1894-1971), 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, representing the Elmwood constituency, in 1958 and was re-elected in 1959 and 1962. He was not a candidate in 1966.
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.
Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Obituary [Doris Peters], Winnipeg Free Press, 22 November 1965, page 24.
Obituary [John Petraschuk], Winnipeg Free Press, 23 February 1970, page 27.
Obituary [Violet Petraschuk], Winnipeg Free Press, 13 March 1971, page 40.
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.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Oliver Bernuetz (Legislative Library of Manitoba).
Page revised: 14 May 2022