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Memorable Manitobans: John Morris Stokotelny (1925-1972)


Born in Manitoba on 23 September 1925, son of Mathew Stokotelny (1884-1954) and Justina Podworny (1892-1964), he grew up at 35-23-21W in the Rural Municipality of Gilbert Plains (1926). Following teacher training, he taught at Sheffield School (1949) and Brokenhead East School (1951-1952), and was the Principal of Brokenhead School (1952-1954), Tolstoi School (1954-1955), and Thalberg North School (1955-1956). He also taught at Mackenzie School (1956-1957) and Charleswood Collegiate (1960-1966), taking part in a teacher exchange program at the Malaya Technical Teachers’ College at Kuala Lampur (1963). He later moved to the United States where he resided at Flagstaff, Arizona and worked as an Industrial Arts instructor at Northern Arizona University. He died at Flagstaff on 9 April 1972.


Birth registrations [Nicholas Stokotelny, Fred Stokotelny], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1921 Canada census, Library and Archives Canada.

“Brokenhead,” Lac du Bonnet Springfield Leader, 11 September 1951, page 3.

“Two Manitobans Malaya bound,” Winnipeg Free Press, 2 July 1963, page 10.

Obituary, Arizona Champion/Coconino Sun, 10 April 1972, page 3. [Northern Arizona University, Cline Library, Newspaper Obituary Index]

Dauphin estate #9051, John Morris Stokotelny, Archives of Manitoba.

Obituary [Melvin “Mel” Stokotelny], Dauphin Herald, 2 September 2008, page B5.

Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 30 May 2019

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