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Memorable Manitobans: Woodrow Bennett (?-1990)

Community activist.

Born at San Francisco, California, he met his future wife, Winnipegger Mary Bennett (1933-2000) in 1963, and returned with her to Winnipeg in 1970. He was employed with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. After retirement, he became active in community activities including the North Point Douglas Residents Committee, West Kildonan Community Committee, and Main Street Revitalization Group. In 1982, he was appointed to the Historic Sites Advisory Board of Manitoba. He died at the Princess Elizabeth Hospital on 14 June 1990.

Sources:

“Poor attendance causes election cancellation,” Winnipeg Free Press, 8 October 1986, page 19.

“Dauphin teacher on historic sites board,” Dauphin Herald, 26 October 1982, page 30.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 16 June 1990, page 54.

Obituary [Mary Bennett], Winnipeg Free Press, 26 August 2000, page 55.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 December 2018

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