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Memorable Manitobans: Harry Stanley Rintoul (1956-2002)


Born at Canmore, Alberta on 9 December 1956, his family moved to Winnipeg when he was a baby. He discovered the world of theatre at an early age, and in part made his living as a playwright. Many of his plays were produced in Canada and the USA, and he had two plays, several short stories, and book reviews published. He was active in the local writing community, particularly through the Manitoba Association of Playwrights and The Manitoba Writers Guild, as a mentor, facilitator and critic. In 1990, he founded Theatre Projects Manitoba to produce experimental new theatrical works by Manitoba writers. In the late 1990s, he fulfilled a life-long dream to live in the country when he bought a country store on the border of Riding Mountain National Park. He died at Lake Audy, Manitoba on 14 January 2002.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 17 January 2002.

“They will never be forgotten,” Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 2002, pages A8-A9.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 July 2015

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