Memorable Manitobans: Peter Anthony “Tony” Stefaniec [Stephens] (1913-2011)
Born at Garson on 14 February 1913, son of Casmir [Casmere] Stefaniec [Stefanick] (1877-1932) and Maria Saluk (c1891-1981), he attended school locally and completed teacher training. He taught at Highland School (1934-1936) and was Principal of Ladywood School (1936-1940) and Whitemouth School (1940-1942). Around 1943, he Anglicized his surname name to Stephens and, in the follow years, married Mabel M. MacKew (1918-1989). In 1948, he graduated from the University of Manitoba with a BA degree and joined the staff of the Winnipeg School Board, teaching at Machray School (1948-1952). They resided at 30 Lipton Street during this period and had three children: Ronald M. Stephens, Elizabeth Stephens (wife of Wallace Immen), and Cynthia Stephens. He and his family departed Manitoba and settled at Mount Clemens, Macomb County, Michigan. He died on 2 March 2011 and was buried at Saint Peter Cemetery in Mount Clemens.
Birth [Peter Stephens] and death [Casmere Stefanick] registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Obituary [Michael MacKew], Winnipeg Free Press, 1 November 1940, page 4.
“332 student veterans in graduate class boost total,” Winnipeg Free Press, 17 May 1948, page 6.
“Tyndall [Mrs. Stefaniec of Garson],” Springfield Leader, 17 October 1950, page 4.
“Tyndall [Mrs. M. Stefaniec ...],” Springfield Leader, 3 April 1951, page 3.
Obituary [Maria Stefaniec], Winnipeg Free Press, 8 June 1981, page 43.
Obituary [Mabel Stephens], Winnipeg Free Press, 31 August 1989, page 45.
MacKew family tree, Ancestry.
Henderson’s Winnipeg and Brandon Directories, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.Error processing SSI file
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