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Memorable Manitobans: Kenneth Gerald Andrich (1949-2002)

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Born at Winnipeg in 1949, son of Nellie and Walter “Bud” Andrich, he attended the Kinsman School in Winnipeg and worked at Arch Industries and Skills Unlimited. In 1982 he moved to Winkler and worked in recycling at Gateway Resources. He won medals at the 2000 and 2001 Special Olympics. His passions were music, football (Winnipeg Blue Bombers) and riding his bicycle. He was interested in aircraft and trains and had a large collection of models, books and magazines on them. He was an ambassador for persons with disabilities and encouraged others to accept individuals with challenges. He died at Winkler on 11 May 2002 and was buried in Winnipeg.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 15 May 2002.

“They will never be forgotten” by Kevin Rollason, Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 2002, page A8.

This page was prepared by Ian Stewart.

Page revised: 12 November 2016

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