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Memorable Manitobans: Vera Gwendolyn “Gwen” Binkley (1942-2004)

Community activist.

Born on 26 September 1942, daughter of Reverend Jacob Epp and Alvena Epp, she worked as an administrator for several Manitoba municipalities. She was a volunteer for CancerCare, Club Mets, and Breast Cancer Action Manitoba; was active as a Cancer Society peer counsellor and took a lead role in several presentations of “Handle With Care,” a play that helped families, friends and professionals deal with breast cancer. She was a founding member of the dragon boat racing team “Chemo Savvy.” She died at Winnipeg on 5 May 2004.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 10 May 2004.

“They will live on in memory” by Kevin Rollason, Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 2004, page B4.

We thank Lois Braun for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Ian Stewart.

Page revised: 15 March 2020

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