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Memorable Manitobans: Gerald Stuart “Gerry” Cairns (1933-2023)

Photographer.

Born at Morden on 21 September 1933, son of Jack and Kate Cairns, his childhood was spent at Holmfield and Killarney. He moved to Winnipeg around 1951 and became employed as a copy boy at the Winnipeg Free Press, staying there until retirement in 1993, and working as a photographer and Photo Editor. He died at Winnipeg on 8 June 2023.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 24 June 2023.

Obituary, Wojcik's Funeral Chapel.

“Keen eye, people skills built photojournalism career,” Winnipeg Free Press, 26 August 2023.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 August 2023

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