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Memorable Manitobans: Kathy Robin Litman (1959-2000)

Nurse, community activist.

She was a nurse at the Intensive Care Medicine Unit of the St. Boniface Hospital, and a highly regarded union respresentative for Local No.5 of the St. Boniface Nurses Union. Losing her younger brother, Michael, to AIDS, Litman became a strong supporter of AIDS Awareness, travelling to conferences nationwide and participating in many fundraisers. Litman even produced a quilt made from all the AIDS T-shirts she had collected over the years. Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, Litman became very involved with the Multiple Sclerosis Society. She died at Winnipeg on 22 October 2000.

Sources:

This profile was prepared by Kris Keen.

Winnipeg Free Press, Saturday, 28 October 2000, page 62.

Page revised: 14 October 2008

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