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Memorable Manitobans: Jacqueline “Jackie” Shymanski (1965-2016)

Journalist.

Born at Winnipeg on 21 January 1965, daughter of Monica and Roy Shymanski, she attended Garden City Collegiate and Red River College. She began a career in journalism at IMTV in Dauphin, returning to Winnipeg to join CTV in 1989. She spent a decade working in Eastern Europe, first as a freelancer and later under contract with CNN, where she covered the war in the former Yugoslavia and the breakup of the Soviet Union. She returned to Winnipeg to work for MTS, Manitoba Lotteries Commission, and CancerCare Manitoba. She died of cancer at Winnipeg on 13 May 2016.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 19 May 2016.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 May 2016

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