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Manitoba History No. 89
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War Memorials in Manitoba
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This Old Elevator
This Old
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Abandoned Manitoba
Abandoned
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Memorable Manitobans
Memorable
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Historic Sites of Manitoba
Historic Sites
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Memorable Manitobans: Stella Sawchyn (1920-2008)

Artisan.

Born in Poland on 23 November 1920, she immigrated to Canada in 1929 with her parents and siblings. In 1945, while working for Mary Maxim Limited, the largest mail-order company for needlework and craft kits in North America, she designed their first sweater pattern, the reindeer. Knitting kits based on her designs were available over 50 years later. She died at Beausejour on 27 February 2008.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 1 March 2008.

“Manitobans’ Legacy a Better Province,” Winnipeg Free Press, 4 January 2009, page B2.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 March 2016

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