|39th Mayor of Winnipeg|
|Preceded by||Robert Steen|
|Succeeded by||Susan Thompson|
|Born|| January 21,1929 |
|Died||July 6,2012 83) (aged|
William Norrie(January 21,1929 –July 6,2012) was the 39th Mayor of Winnipeg,Manitoba,and was a onetime Chancellor of the University of Manitoba. Norrie was also involved in various charities,and once chaired the United Way of Winnipeg's annual campaign.
In August 1992 Norrie's son Duncan was killed in a plane crash over Nepal. Duncan was honored by having a street in Winnipeg named after him.
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Events from the year 1929 in Canada.
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Events from the year 2017 in Canada.
Dr. Bill Norrie, will step down on Dec 31 after nine years of service.
1993;William Norrie; B.A., LL.B.(Man.); LL.D.(Wpg.); Q.C. ; Lawyer, community leader and politician, William Norrie has, for most of his adult life, devoted himself to many of the important issues facing his community and has, for much of that time, been one of the community's leaders.