Stechishin, Michael

Stechishin, Michael [Стечишин, Михайло; Stečyšyn, Myxajlo], b 1 March 1888 in Hleshchava, Terebovlia county, Galicia, d 16 February 1964 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Judge and community leader; brother of Myroslaw Stechishin and Julian Stechishin. He emigrated to Canada in 1905 and completed a teacher-training course (1910) and a law degree at the University of Saskatchewan (1920). In 1947 he was appointed a district court judge in Saskatchewan. Along with his brothers, Stechishin was prominent in the formation of the Mohyla Ukrainian Institute in Saskatoon, the Ukrainian Greek Orthodox Church of Canada, and the Ukrainian Self-Reliance League. He was coauthor of the Ruthenian-English primer used in the public schools of Manitoba in 1913–14 and the author of several children’s books and books on religious themes.

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 5 (1993).]

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