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Memorable Manitobans: Donald Dean “Don” Marks (1953-2016)

Social activist, journalist.

Born on 19 June 1953, he attended the University of Manitoba for four years then worked as a community development officer for the Winnipeg Indian and Metis Friendship Centre in the 1970s. He was a Liberal candidate for the Point Douglas constituency in the 1977 general election. He was later editor of the Grassroots News and wrote freelance columns for the Winnipeg Free Press. He died at the Health Sciences Centre on 30 January 2016.


“A belief in Point Douglas,” Winnipeg Free Press, 2 April 1977, page 188.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 3 February 2016.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 June 2021

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