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Memorable Manitobans: Gary Gordon [Whynacht] Whynott (1949-2002)

Community activist.

Born at Liverpool, Nova Scotia on 9 January 1949 to Marion Weagle and Ferman Whynacht, he completed high school in Liverpool and graduated from Seneca University (Toronto) with a degree in Sociology. He worked with troubled youth in Toronto and moved to Winnipeg in the mid-1980s to become the first Executive Director and one of the founders of AIDS Shelter Coalition. He was involved in the development of Jocelyn House hospice and in the development of Artemis Housing Cooperative. He died at Winnipeg on 17 March 2002.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 20 March 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: 19 January 2017

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