Joseph GELMON

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GELMON, Joseph N. Joe Gelmon died Friday, September 22, 2017 at Grace Hospice in Winnipeg. Born in 1931 in Lundar, Man., he was educated in Winnipeg and graduated from the University of Manitoba with a B.A. (Hons.) in philosophy. He began his career as a newspaper reporter and editor at the Winnipeg Free Press, moving to the Toronto Globe and Mail in 1960, the Toronto Star in 1967, and the Montreal Gazette in 1981. His wife, Mary, his son Tom and his sisters Esther (Mrs. Ben) Caplan and Reva (Mrs. Sid) Kosatsky predeceased him. He is survived by his son John (Martine Stonehouse) of Toronto, his sister Goldie (Mrs. Ted) Weatherhead of Winnipeg, and several nieces and nephews, grandnephews and nieces and great-grandnephews and nieces. A graveside service will be held at Shaarey Zedek Cemetery at 230 Armstrong in Winnipeg Monday at 1:00 p.m. with a reception to follow at 2-704 Dorchester.
Published in Montreal Gazette on Sept. 23, 2017
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