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Memorable Manitobans: Richard Joseph Orlandini (1945-2015)

Community activist.

Born at LaSalle, Illinois on 17 February 1945, son of Louis and Josephline Orlandini, he lived at Ann Arbor (Michigan), trained as an archaeologist, and was active in the civil rights movement. He came to Canada as a conscientious objector and lived at Toronto, Sudbury, and London before coming to Winnipeg where he operated a bookstore and was active in social and environmental causes, including service as President for the Friends of the Delta Marsh Field Station. In 2004, he moved to Mitla, Mexico to work as an archaeologist. Diagnosed with cancer in 2006, and given only months to live, he died there on 5 December 2015.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 19 December 2015.

We thank Mora Gregg and Graham Ashmore for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 March 2016

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