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Date of Passing: Dec 07, 2002

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OSMOND THEODORE (O.T.) ANDERSON O. T. Anderson passed away at St. Boniface Hospital, December 7, 2002. He leaves behind to mourn his beloved wife Lena; children, Margaret, Franklyn, Wayne, Michele, also Malcolm and Joy; son-in-law Edmund; grandchildren, Mackenzie, Veronica, Harrison; mother Adrina; and siblings, Livingston, Collin, Samuel, Ellis, Frank, Louise, Inez; Aunt Myrtle; and cousin Sister Myr; and numerous relatives and friends. Osmond attended Mico Teachers Training College in Jamaica. He entered the University of Manitoba where he received, Bachelor of Science 1963, Bachelor of Education 1965, and Masters of Education 1977. He taught at Maverly School, Jamaica College, Viscount Alexander and Daniel McIntyre Collegiate 1964 to 1994 as a science teacher and later as an administrator. Mr. Anderson contributed an array of voluntary service to the community as twice president, Caribbean Canadian Association; president, Jamaican Association of Manitoba; chairperson, Manitoba Multicultural Resources Centre; Vice-President, Winnipeg Folk Arts Council; Chairperson, City of Winnipeg Community and Race Relations; Chairperson, Committee on Multicultural education, Winnipeg School Division; member and chairperson, Scholarship committee, Kiwanis Club; council member, Manitoba Heritage Council; member National Advisory Committee On Race Relations; government representative and alternate board member, Manitoba Intercultural Council; advisor to, Vietnamese and Laotian Association of Winnipeg; board member, Council of Caribbean Organizations. He was a tireless and passionate advocate for human rights resulting in his decision to run as a candidate for the Manitoba legislature. Osmond had the fervent belief that "A Life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives". Osmond will be sadly missed by his family and dear friends, as well as the Winnipeg community, Canada and his native Jamaica. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, December 12 at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Donald at Graham. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his name to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 200 - 6 Donald St. R3L 0K6. NEIL BARDAL INC. 949-2200

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 11, 2002

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  • He was my favorite vice principal. - Posted by: I'm Cindy Komoski (Student) on: Apr 29, 2020

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