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Memorable Manitobans: Stanislao “Stano” Spina (1943-2016)

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Stano Spina
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Businessman, community activist.

Born in San Giovanni, Fiore, Italy on 23 November 1943, son of Luisa and Giovanni Spina, he came to Winnipeg with his family in 1960. For 50 years, he operated a hairdressing salon. Active in Manitoba Opera since 1972, he appeared in 55 productions, chaired fundraising initiatives, and served on the Board of Directors, including two years as President of the Auxiliary. He was a member of the Masons and Khartum Shriners, and served as Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Manitoba (2014). He was an active member of the Order of the Eastern Star. He died at the St. Boniface Hospital on 9 February 2016.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 13 February 2016.

We thank Stan Carbone for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 July 2021

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