Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Mayor of Dauphin, Manitoba, Dies on Holiday with Family in Florida

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Mayor of Dauphin, Manitoba, Dies on Holiday with Family in Florida

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Manitoba mayor dies on holiday in Florida

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DAUPHIN, Man. - A Manitoba mayor has died while on vacation with his family in Florida.

A statement on the City of Dauphin website says Eric Irwin died Friday.

It says the cause of his death is unknown at this time.

The statement says city administration, in consultation the provincial government, will meet in the coming week to develop a plan going forward.

Irwin was also president of the Dauphin Countryfest music festival, which expressed condolences on its Facebook page to Irwin's wife and children.

Premier Brian Pallister tweeted Saturday that he was saddened to learn of Irwin's death and that his thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends and community.

Irwin, a lawyer, had been mayor of Dauphin since 2010. …

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