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Memorable Manitobans: Joseph Yu Sun Yuen (1942-2014)

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Pharmacist, municipal official.

Born at Shanghai, China on 4 June 1942, he came to Canada in 1963, intending to go to Montreal but came to Winnipeg instead. He attended the University of Winnipeg and University of Manitoba, receiving BSc (1969), BPharm (1972), and BCom (1976) degrees. He worked as a pharmacist for many years at Winnipeg and Rankin Inlet, Nunavut. He served on the Board of the Manitoba Pharmaceutical Association for eight years. He served on the Winnipeg city council (1989-1992) and was President of the Folk Arts Council (1989). He was active in the city’s Chinese community. In recognition of his community service, he received the 125th Anniversary of Canadian Confederation Medal (1992) and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012). He died in December 2014 and was buried in the Glen Eden Memorial Garden.

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Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 13 December 2014.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 February 2016

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