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Memorable Manitobans: Cyril Steventon (1900-1967)

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Born in Birmingham, England on 31 August 1900, he arrived in Flin Flon, Manitoba in September 1930, where he became employed in the mechanical department of the Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting Company, having transferred from the drafting department of the company’s Winnipeg office. In 1933, he joined the Flin Flon Legion, serving as a member of its executive, auditor, and trustee.

In 1934, he married Margaret Pears of Winnipeg, a registered nurse serving at The Pas. They subsequently had three children: Doreen, Jack, and Ted.

He was elected to the Flin Flon town council for the first time in 1938, serving until 1944 when he assumed the position as Mayor of Flin Flon from Orson F. Wright. He was defeated by Jack Freedman in the civic election of October 1952. That year, he served as a President of the Manitoba Association of Urban Municipalities.

He died suddenly on 8 November 1967, indulging his hobby of photography at a fashion show.

Sources:

V. Hedman, L. Yauck and J. Henderson. Flin Flon. Flin Flon Historical Society, 1974. [Manitoba Legislative Library]

Page revised: 10 October 2009

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