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Memorable Manitobans: Miroslaw Stechishin (c1883-1947)

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Born at Hiesczawa, Ukraine, he came briefly to Winnipeg in 1902, spent three years in California, then returned to Winnipeg in 1905. He was editor of The Ukrainian Voice for 21 years. He was one of the founders of the Ukrainian Self Reliance League of Canada, serving as President for some years and at the time of his death, Vice-President. He was also Vice-President of the Ukrainian Fraternal Society of Canada, a member of St. Michael’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church, a member of the Ukrainian Canadian Committee, and a director of St. Andrew’s College of Winnipeg. In 1920 he was secretary of the diplomatic mission of the Ukrainian Republic to Washington. He died at his Winnipeg home, 349 Inkster Boulevard, on 18 November 1947 and was buried in All Saints Cemetery.

Sources:

“Ukrainian Voice editor, dies”, Winnipeg Tribune, 21 November 1947. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B9]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 November 2010

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