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Free Press photojournalist was a gifted storyteller, a kind, generous mentor

A Save the Jets Rally in 1995 at The Forks attracted thousands of NHL hockey fans.
A Save the Jets Rally in 1995 at The Forks attracted thousands of NHL hockey fans.
Inmates at the Remand Center in downtown Winnipeg bang on windows, as correction officers walked off the job in 1996. A riot the weekend before at Headingley Correctional Centre forced the guards to file unsafe labour complaints, giving them the legal right to not work until an investigation was completed.
Inmates at the Remand Center in downtown Winnipeg bang on windows, as correction officers walked off the job in 1996. A riot the weekend before at Headingley Correctional Centre forced the guards to file unsafe labour complaints, giving them the legal right to not work until an investigation was completed.
A family attends an open house at a nudist camp near Libau, Man., in 1997.
A family attends an open house at a nudist camp near Libau, Man., in 1997.
A gang member wanted by police shows an officer he is not armed -- revealing a huge  gang tattoo -- before being taken into custody in 1997.
A gang member wanted by police shows an officer he is not armed -- revealing a huge gang tattoo -- before being taken into custody in 1997.
Members of Calgary's 1st Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry battle 80 km/hour winds to push logs and sandbags to create a breakwater to help protect the town of St. Jean Baptise's dike from rising floodwaters in 1997.
Members of Calgary's 1st Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry battle 80 km/hour winds to push logs and sandbags to create a breakwater to help protect the town of St. Jean Baptise's dike from rising floodwaters in 1997.
Leonard White helped expose in the Free Press in 1995 that some doctors and pharmacists were handing out prescription pills by the handful to unhoused people on the Main Street strip and billing the federal government. 
Leonard White helped expose in the Free Press in 1995 that some doctors and pharmacists were handing out prescription pills by the handful to unhoused people on the Main Street strip and billing the federal government. 
A suspect sends a message to photographers after being arrested by a joint task force between RCMP, Winnipeg Police Serves and Canada Customs in 1999.
A suspect sends a message to photographers after being arrested by a joint task force between RCMP, Winnipeg Police Serves and Canada Customs in 1999.
In April 2001, steel workers Ken Olsen (bottom), Doug Jones, (centre), and Jeff Trudel prepare scaffolding around the Golden Boy atop the Manitoba Legislature.
In April 2001, steel workers Ken Olsen (bottom), Doug Jones, (centre), and Jeff Trudel prepare scaffolding around the Golden Boy atop the Manitoba Legislature.
Actor and comedian Robin Williams wears a box on his head to joke around with photographers during a break while shooting the movie The Big White in 2004.
Actor and comedian Robin Williams wears a box on his head to joke around with photographers during a break while shooting the movie The Big White in 2004.
Near Letellier, Man., gusty winds in the winter of 2004 caused near white-out conditions for highway travelers and made this tree appear to be the only thing around for miles.
Near Letellier, Man., gusty winds in the winter of 2004 caused near white-out conditions for highway travelers and made this tree appear to be the only thing around for miles.
In 2007, Winnipeg Blue Bomber star slotback Milt Stegall scores his 138th touchdown, breaking the CFL all-time leading touchdown scoring record set by George Reed and Mike Pringle.
In 2007, Winnipeg Blue Bomber star slotback Milt Stegall scores his 138th touchdown, breaking the CFL all-time leading touchdown scoring record set by George Reed and Mike Pringle.
An Afghanistan National Army member grimaces as he fires a Russian-made 122-mm howitzer D-30 artillery gun during training by the Operational Mentoring and Liaison Team at a forward operating base in the Panjwayi District of Afghanistan in 2008.
An Afghanistan National Army member grimaces as he fires a Russian-made 122-mm howitzer D-30 artillery gun during training by the Operational Mentoring and Liaison Team at a forward operating base in the Panjwayi District of Afghanistan in 2008.
Sudanese immigrant Open Obeing and his family struggle to find housing for the nine members during a rental crisis in 2008. 
Sudanese immigrant Open Obeing and his family struggle to find housing for the nine members during a rental crisis in 2008. 
Faron Hall cries while describing trying to rescue drowning victim Chris Harper in 2009. Hall was able to save Harper's girlfriend, Tara Lynn Beardy, from the Red River.
Faron Hall cries while describing trying to rescue drowning victim Chris Harper in 2009. Hall was able to save Harper's girlfriend, Tara Lynn Beardy, from the Red River.
Winnipeg police cadets restrain two men from a tow truck after they burst through police lines at the scene of a double fatal motor vehicle crash involving another tow truck on Dugald Road near Plessis Road.
Winnipeg police cadets restrain two men from a tow truck after they burst through police lines at the scene of a double fatal motor vehicle crash involving another tow truck on Dugald Road near Plessis Road.
Joe cheekily captioned this photo 'Dying for lunch' after he caught this hearse in a fast food restaurant drive-thru in 2012.
Joe cheekily captioned this photo 'Dying for lunch' after he caught this hearse in a fast food restaurant drive-thru in 2012.
One of the photos Joe took during his goose-a-day photo challenge during the month of June in 2012. These geese were in the long grass in the Tuxedo Business Park.
One of the photos Joe took during his goose-a-day photo challenge during the month of June in 2012. These geese were in the long grass in the Tuxedo Business Park.
3-year-old Eva Armstrong keeps on eye on things while swinging with her dad and sibling in Kildonan Park in September 2012.
3-year-old Eva Armstrong keeps on eye on things while swinging with her dad and sibling in Kildonan Park in September 2012.
"People who live in the shadows need to be heard. The use of ambient light in this July 25 photo of Joe Nemcshuk in a rooming house on Pritchard Avenue draws the viewer in to see what lies within those shadows," Mike Aporius said in 2012.
"People who live in the shadows need to be heard. The use of ambient light in this July 25 photo of Joe Nemcshuk in a rooming house on Pritchard Avenue draws the viewer in to see what lies within those shadows," Mike Aporius said in 2012.
Aaron Slobodzian with his Moluccan Cockatoo, Dana, at the opening of Value Village on Jefferson Avenue in 2013.
Aaron Slobodzian with his Moluccan Cockatoo, Dana, at the opening of Value Village on Jefferson Avenue in 2013.
Father Jose Recabarren does some last-minute adjustments on his son Saint Recabarren's mowhawk haircut before the first day of school in 2013.
Father Jose Recabarren does some last-minute adjustments on his son Saint Recabarren's mowhawk haircut before the first day of school in 2013.
A tree near Hyw. 236 sits in winter's grasp in January 2013.
A tree near Hyw. 236 sits in winter's grasp in January 2013.
A massive flock of birds rises over the Arlington Street bridge in March 2013.
A massive flock of birds rises over the Arlington Street bridge in March 2013.
Matt McCorquodale heads out before sunrise for a morning of fishing on Marion Lake in Whiteshell Provincial Park in June 2013.
Matt McCorquodale heads out before sunrise for a morning of fishing on Marion Lake in Whiteshell Provincial Park in June 2013.
Neil Young stares down Joe at a press conference before a concert to raise money and awareness for the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation Legal Defense Fund in 2014.
Neil Young stares down Joe at a press conference before a concert to raise money and awareness for the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation Legal Defense Fund in 2014.
Colvin Davis training his bird dog Cooper on the <a href="https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/Training-grounds-328236921.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Broomhill Bird Dog Trails</a> in September 2015.
Colvin Davis training his bird dog Cooper on the Broomhill Bird Dog Trails in September 2015.
Kicker Hameid Sofizada of the Miles Mac Buckeyes practices on school grounds in East Kildonan at the end of August in 2016.
Kicker Hameid Sofizada of the Miles Mac Buckeyes practices on school grounds in East Kildonan at the end of August in 2016.
The Tragically Hip's Gord Downie, who died in 2017 of brain cancer, at the MTS Centre in August 2016 during their farewell tour.
The Tragically Hip's Gord Downie, who died in 2017 of brain cancer, at the MTS Centre in August 2016 during their farewell tour.
Friends Nicky Rajpul and Amerin Rai train with Acroyoga (a combination of yoga and acobatics) in Assiniboine Park one September afternoon in 2016.
Friends Nicky Rajpul and Amerin Rai train with Acroyoga (a combination of yoga and acobatics) in Assiniboine Park one September afternoon in 2016.
Cameron Batista (front) and others help to push out a delivery van stuck in snow on Ellice Avenue during a winter storm in December 2016.
Cameron Batista (front) and others help to push out a delivery van stuck in snow on Ellice Avenue during a winter storm in December 2016.
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Updated on Friday, November 12, 2021 at 8:20 PM CST: Italicizes Free Press and Winnipeg Sun

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