Luby Ann Stefani nee Vlahovich (1923-2011) was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. Her parents had emigrated to Canada from Yugoslavia in 1920. Luby was raised in Vancouver’s Strathcona neighbourhood, just a few blocks from the shipyards. Her plan was to go to University and enter the medical field. Her father, however, could not afford to send her, so she settled for a night course in business geared to women (typing, junior accounting). Her father submitted her name to the shipyards when they first decided to take on women workers at the start of WWII. Luby compared the wages and decided to go to the shipyard so she could help support the family. She worked there for several years. In the two years prior to her marriage to Louis Stefani (1923-2005), she worked at McGavin’s Bakery. Luby left the workforce when they married in 1949.