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Date of Passing: May 02, 2000

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ANN HENRY It is with deep sadness that the family of Ann Henry announces her death in the early morning of Tuesday, May 2, 2000, at the age of 85 years. She was predeceased by her parents, Alexander Henry and Annie Donnelly; her sister Edna Henry, and her husband Max Smith. Ann is survived and will be lovingly remembered by her sons, Donnelly Rhodes and Tim Henry and her daughter Loa Henry (Jim Silver) her seven grandchildren, Kathleen, David, Paula (Dave Moulden), Seana and Westerly Henry, Heather (Jason) Ross, and Zoe Silver and her seven great-grandchildren, Matthew Kazemi, Alexandra Echavarria, Nitara Kuzak, Alex and Daniel Moulden and Aislinn and Lucas Ross. She loved and was loved by all of us. Ann Henry was truly one of a kind - a spirited and outspoken journalist and columnist for many years with the Winnipeg Tribune, where she was, among other distinctions, the first woman reporter to cover the Winnipeg Police Court and the Manitoba Legislature; a talented novelist (Laugh, Baby, Laugh, and Its All Free - On The Outside) and playwright (Lulu Street has been performed all across Canada and is a fixture on high school curricula) a relentless and passionate fighter for social justice; a feminist who lived her beliefs when it was not always popular to do so; a proud and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. We are all grateful for and proud of the many important contributions that Ann made, not only to the lives of her family, but also to the creative and artistic life of this community. We, her family, wish to express our gratitude to the paramedics and emergency and intensive care workers who struggled with such compassion and skill for Ann in her last few hours. A celebration of Ann Henrys remarkable life will take place Saturday, May 6, 1:00 p.m. at the Thomson Funeral Chapel, 669 Broadway. Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish to do so may make a contribution in Anns name to the Native Womens Transition Centre, 105 Aikens St., Winnipeg, R2W 4T4. THOMSON FUNERAL CHAPELS 783-7211

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 04, 2000

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