Town Lowers Flags In Memory Of Malcolm Winters

The Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay has lowered its flags in honour and memory of a prominent community leader, the late Mr. Malcolm “Max” Winters.

Known for his volunteer spirit, Mr. Winters was inducted into the NL Volunteer Hall of Fame in 2012.

He was inducted into the Order of Newfoundland and Labrador in 2007 in recognition of his leadership role within Happy Valley-Goose Bay.

Throughout the years, Mr. Winters made many contributions to the community through organizing, coaching, officiating and leading sports and recreation programs.

The town is grateful for the close working relationship and partnership with Mr. Winters through his involvement in the community.

He contributed to major initiatives such as the establishment of the E.J Broomfield Memorial Arena and Labrador Winter Games, and chaired the committee which established the Happy Valley-Goose Bay Ground Search and Rescue.

His participation in those initiatives, and on the Melville Hospital In-Service Committee, as well as his involvement in the Labrador Inuit Development Corporation to settle a deal that saw the establishment of Nunatsiavut, have all made tremendous impacts on the community.

“The town recognizes Mr. Winter’s passing with great sadness and our thoughts are with his family,” said Mayor Jamie Snook.

“Mr. Winters was an inspiration for many youth, athletes, residents and fellow community volunteers throughout his lifetime and his legacy will continue to influence volunteerism in our community.”