Memorable Manitobans: Mitchell John “Mitch” Sago (1914-1989)
Labour leader, journalist.
Born at Winnipeg on 6 August 1914, son of Anna Prokop, he attended Wolseley School to grade 10. After leaving school, he became involved with the Ukrainian Farm-Labour Temple Association and the Young Communist League. He worked as an organizer for the Worker’s Unity League. He was one of the leaders of Winnipeg’s contingent for the 1935 ‘On-to-Ottawa-Trek’ and was imprisoned between 1940 and 1942. He was a candidate for the Gimli constituency in the 1945 provincial general election. The most active part of his career was the editorship of The Ukrainian Canadian. He died at Toronto, Ontario on 15 July 1989, following a lengthy illness, and was interred in Winnipeg.
Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 21 July 1989, page 39.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 6 July 2018
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