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Memorable Manitobans: Amaro Silva (c1958-2015)

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Municipal official, community activist.

Born at Kitimat, British Columbia, oldest of four children of Gertrude and Amaro Silva, the family moved to Winnipeg in 1960 and he subsequently attended Daniel McIntyre Collegiate and the University of Manitoba. He represented the Daniel McIntyre Ward on the Winnipeg City Council from 1992 to 1998, serving on the Executive Policy Committee of Mayor Susan Thompson. After leaving municipal politics, he headed the Winnipeg Better Business Bureau until around 2014. In recognition of his community service, he received the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal (2002). He died at Winnipeg on 27 March 2015.

Sources:

“Councillor cared about community,” Winnipeg Free Press, 28 March 2015.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 31 March 2015.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 31 March 2015

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