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Free Press Columnist Lindor Reynolds Dies

October 17, 2014 8:21 AM | News

Lindor Reynolds

Lindor Reynolds accepts the 2000 Michener Citation of Merit Award from Governor General Adrienne Clarkson on behalf of the Winnipeg Free Press. (MICHENERAWARDS.CA)

Longtime Winnipeg Free Press columnist Lindor Reynolds has died after a 15-month battle with brain cancer.

Reynolds passed away Thursday evening at Riverview Health Centre. She was 56.

Free Press editor Paul Samyn delivered the news Friday morning via Twitter.

Reynolds was only 17 when she began working at the daily newspaper as a proofreader. She returned after finishing university and was hired as a columnist, later going on to win numerous awards, including three citations of merit for the Michener Award for Meritorious Public Service in Journalism, a distinguished alumni commendation from the University of Winnipeg, and was named the YMCA/YWCA Woman of Distinction.