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Memorable Manitobans: Steven Ronald Scrupa (1942-2016)

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Steven Ronald Scrupa
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Born on a farm near Pine River on 8 January 1942, only child of Pearl and Bill Scrupa, he attended Fletcher School and Ethelbert High School. He left school after grade 11 and taught for one year on permit at Tartakiw School. He raised money for his further education by working as a lumberjack and diamond miner then attended the Manitoba Teachers’ College, graduating in 1962. He taught at Alfred #1 School at Kinosota (1962-1964) then became a teacher, and later Principal, of Alonsa School. While teaching, he received BA (1976, University of Winnipeg) and BEd (1981, Brandon University) degrees. He retired in 1998 and moved to Neepawa. On 17 May 1969, he married fellow teacher Sharon Mauthe (?-2010) and they had two children. He was a member of the Beautiful Plains Horticultural Society, Beautiful Plains Museum, Alex Robertson Museum, and a volunteer firefighter. He died at Neepawa on 24 January 2016 and was buried in the Waldersee Cemetery.


Obituary, Dauphin Herald, 2 February 2016.

This page was prepared by Ed Arndt and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 January 2019

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