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Memorable Manitobans: Dennis Neil Stefanson (1939-2010)

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Dennis Neil Stefanson
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Educator, community activist.

Born on a farm near Oak Point on 3 June 1939, son of Eric and Sigrun Stefanson, brother of MLA Eric Stefanson, his childhood was spent at Gimli. His 35-year teaching career was spent in the St. James School Division, serving as a teacher (1959-1965) and Principal of Kirkfield Park School (1965-1966), Heritage School (1966-1970), and Bruce Junior High School (1970-1975); Vice-Principal then Principal of St. James Collegiate (1975-1978) and Sturgeon Creek Regional Secondary School (1978-1979); and Superintendent of Personal and Administration for the School Division. He retired in 1994 and returned to Gimli two years later. He was an active volunteer for the Heart and Stroke Foundation, served as President of the Icelandic Festival of Manitoba (1973-1974), and for several years was a member of the board for the Icelandic newspaper, Lögberg-Heimskringla. He died at Winnipeg on 7 June 2010.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 10 June 2010.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 March 2018

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