We sadly note the passing of longtime Teacher Education instructor, Donald Samuel Rencz, on October 11th, 2018. Don moved to Winnipeg in 1978, and taught at RRC for 37 years before retiring in 2015.
Heritage Group meeting of January 17, 2019.
by Leslie Walsh
Paul Samyn has been part of the Free Press newsroom for more than a quarter century, working his way up after starting as a rookie reporter in 1988. And if you count his time as a FP carrier as a boy, his connection goes back even further.
As a reporter, Paul wrote for every section of the paper, covered elections, wars overseas and the funerals of a royal princess and a prime minister. The graduate of the University of Winnipeg and Red River College helped lead the Free Press’s political coverage for a decade as its Ottawa bureau chief before being named city editor in 2007.
In the summer of 2012, Paul was promoted to Editor, becoming only the 15th person to hold that office since the Free Press began publishing in 1872.
Paul was asked to present on the Winnipeg Free Press (FP) and the digital age.
We sadly note the passing of James Cuthbert on February 3rd, peacefully at the age of 90. Jim helped design the Graphics Arts Program and worked at the College as an instructor until his retirement.
by Bob Barr
Back in 1996 Dan Demedash and I were thinking ahead to retirement. The College had no associated appendage for retirees. Through acquaintances, we knew of the U of M faculty lounge, whose membership included retired professors and boasted a wonderful common room, a bar and a dining room. Some emeritus profs were even provided an office. U of W retirees enjoyed a second-floor room overlooking Portage Ave, but with what benefits I do not know. Even Manitoba Hydro provided retiree facilities. Although, never having been there, it is only hearsay how well they were treated. But well! I only know our retirees had a dinner, a handshake from the president, a certificate and a Goodbye. Continue reading
Bob taught Mathematics when he first arrived at the Manitoba Institute of Technology in the early-to mid-1960s. He later became the Principal of Trades and Technology of what was then Red River Community College. We could find no obituary, but it is thought that Bob had retired to BC and died in November of 2018.