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Memorable Manitobans: Joseph C. Stangl (1919-2013)

Businessman, community activist.

Born at Quantoch, Saskatchewan on 11 March 1919, he was educated at Battleford then, in 1937, moved to Winnipeg in search of employment. From 1943 to 1950, he lived at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan then returned to Manitoba where he worked as a businessman. In 1968, he took early retirement and became the Secretary-Treasurer of St. Paul’s High School, serving in the position for 13 years. In 1969, he was the Liberal candidate for the St. Vital constituency in the provincial general election, being defeated by Jack Hardy. He served as President of the Manitoba Association of School Trustees (1973-1974). In 1980, in recognition of his community service, he was inducted into the Order of Canada. He also received the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal (1977), Human Relations Award from the Canadian Council of Christians and Jews (1980), Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal (2002), and Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012). He was active in several Catholic organizations, including the Knights of Columbus. In 2002, he published his memoirs as Life’s Challenges: A Man for Others. He died at Winnipeg on 10 November 2013.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 13 November 2013.

We thank Frances Kasper for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 25 June 2017

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