Stephen Clifford Patrick (born as Stephen Patrebka, March 24, 1932 – January 11, 2014)[1] was a Canadian politician and athlete. Patrick was a Liberal member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba from 1962 to 1977.[2]

Stephen Patrick
Born:(1932-03-24)March 24, 1932
Glenella, Manitoba
Died:January 11, 2014(2014-01-11) (aged 81)
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Career information
StatusRetired
CFL statusNational
Position(s)Guard
Height6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight205 lb (93 kg)
Career history
As player
19521964Winnipeg Blue Bombers
CFL West All-Star1958, 1959

CareerEdit

Patrick played with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers football team for thirteen years. He became President and General-Manager of Patrick Agencies Ltd. (now known as Patrick Reality Ltd.), and was a Director of the Winnipeg Real Estate Bld. and the Pioneer Fraternal Association.[1]

He was first elected to the Manitoba legislature in the provincial election of 1962, defeating incumbent Progressive Conservative George Johnson[2] by 239 votes in the west-end Winnipeg riding of Assiniboia. He was re-elected by a greater margin in the 1966 election, but retained his seat by only 26 votes over Tory Bill Docking in the 1969 election.[3]

The once-dominant Manitoba Liberal Party was reduced to only five seats in the 1969 election, and dropped to four when Laurent Desjardins decided to support the New Democratic Party. Patrick was re-elected in 1973,[2] but lost his seat to Tory candidate Norma Price in the 1977 election, amid the Liberal Party's continued decline.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

The son of Alexandre and Katie Patrebka, he was educated in Glenella, at the Manitoba Teachers College and at Success Community Business College. In 1956, he married Marjorie June Mathieson.[1]

Patrick's sons, James and Steve, played in the National Hockey League (NHL). His grandson, Nolan Patrick, is currently playing in the NHL.[4]

Patrick was inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame and Museum in 1988.[4] He died in 2014.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Stephen Clifford Patrick". Memorable Manitobans. Manitoba Historical Society. Retrieved 2013-10-27.
  2. ^ a b c "MLA Biographies - Living". Legislative Assembly of Manitoba. Archived from the original on 2014-03-30. Retrieved 2013-10-27.
  3. ^ a b "Manitoba Votes - Riding Profiles". CBC.ca. Retrieved July 6, 2010.
  4. ^ a b "Steve Patrick's biography". Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. Archived from the original on 2011-07-06.
  5. ^ http://passages.winnipegfreepress.com/passage-details/id-209665/name-Steve_Patrick/min-run-date-1390024800/order-publish_date%7CDESC,last_name%7CASC/