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Memorable Manitobans: Steve Prystupa (1939-2021)


Born on the family farm near Ituna, Saskatchewan on 14 May 1939, son of Wasyl and Stephania Prystupa, he completed an undergraduate degree in History at the University of Saskatchewan before moving to Winnipeg to complete a Masters degree at the University of Manitoba. He began doctoral studies at the University of British Columbia before returning to Winnipeg to work as Curator of European Ethnology at the Manitoba Museum. He was a member of the Manitoba Heritage Council (1982-1989). He later moved to the Canadian Museum of Civilization at Ottawa where he was its prairie historian. Before retirement, he returned to Winnipeg to work briefly with Heritage Canada. He died at Ottawa, Ontario on 13 September 2021.


This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 October 2021

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