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Memorable Manitobans: Damian Lewis “Monk” Mills (1979-2003)

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Born at Winnipeg on 15 July 1979, son of Barry and Rona Mills, he was raised in Deloraine and Winnipeg. He attended St. Charles Academy, St Paul’s High School and was attending the University of Manitoba at the time of his death. He played cricket for the Winnipeg Junior’s Team, participated in many inter-provincial tournaments, and won many best batsman awards. From 1997 onward, he played for Canada in international tournaments in the West Indies and was invited to play in India and New Zealand. He also coached junior players, completed an umpires course, and acted as statistician for the Manitoba Cricket Association. He died at Winnipeg on 17 November 2003 and was entombed in the Queen of Heaven Mausoleum.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 22 November 2003.

“They will never be forgotten” by Kevin Rollason, Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 2003, page A6.

This page was prepared by Ian Stewart.

Page revised: 30 April 2017

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