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Memorable Manitobans: Stephen Zloty (1911-2002)

Labour leader.

Born at Glace Bay, Nova Scotia on 30 March 1911, son of Andrew and Maria Zloty, he was raised and attended school in north Winnipeg. Before the Second World War, he was employed by the Canadian Pacific Railway. In 1942 he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy serving as a Chief Petty Officer. He returned to CPR after the war, retiring in 1971.

His activity on behalf of labour began with his election to the General Executive Board of the Brotherhood of Railway Carmen for USA and Canada. As a member of this board, he participated in the New York convention marking the amalgamation of the AFL-CIO. He was elected General Chairman for Western Canada, and served many times as a delegate to the Manitoba Federation of Labour. He also served two terms as President of the North YMCA, was a member of the YMCA Board of Directors for 15 years, and a member of YMCA Metropolitan Winnipeg Committee.

He served as both President and Vice-President of the Royal Canadian Legion, Ukrainian Canadian Veterans, Branch 141. For seven years, he was President of The Royal Canadian Legion Sports Foundation of Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario at the International Peace Garden and was also a life member of the International Peace Garden.

He died at Winnipeg on 5 April 2002 and was buried in Brookside Cemetery.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 10 April 2002.

“They will never be forgotten,” Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 2002, pages A8-A9.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 July 2016

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