Past MLLOA Executive Passages





1947 - 2016


David McNichol Sanders died in Winnipeg at Victoria General Hospital early on the evening of June 12, 2016 after a brief battle with cancer. He was 69 years old. David was born in Winnipeg in 1947, the son of Howard Russell Sanders. He lived his entire life working hard to make our world, in general, and Winnipeg specifically, a better place in which people could live and work and, together, fulfill their dreams for themselves and their families. David was called to the Bar as a lawyer and offered his services pro bono to a variety of community groups. Ultimately, this led to his Mayoral run in 2014 where he placed fifth in a field of seven but was able to use this platform to highlight the need for change and accountability in our government. He served with the Manitoba Life Lease Occupants Association (MLLOA) as Vice President for several years until his health and passing intervened.  David brought a lot of relevant knowledge, experience and expertise to the Executive Committee which he gladly shared.  He was a kind, gentle person who cared deeply for his community and actively pursued initiatives with the goal of improving quality of life for Manitobans.  He is missed.




Kenneth Henry Loewen

1943 - 2023


As a volunteer he devoured committee work: Manitoba Mennonite Youth Organization, various Mennonite Church commissions and congregational boards, MDS, credit unions, professional associations, community boards,  Manitoba Life Lease Occupants Association MLLOA. There was almost no end to his eagerness to be involved. His associations were vast; friendships many. His love for collaborators in these settings, beyond his words.


Ken resided in the Lindenwood Villa Life Lease and very involved in the Manitoba Life Lease Occupants Association. He will be greatly missed.




John Raymond Lohrenz

1938 - 2023


John spent his teaching years at Dakota Collegiate and then moved to the Department of Education, where he continued as the head consultant for the Department of Social Studies, History, and Geography, until his retirement. In addition to his teaching career, John and Dolores were part of a group of friends who founded Fort Garry Mennonite Fellowship. This community was very important to him, and he stayed engaged with it for the rest of his life. He also devoted an enormous amount of time and energy to other committees and communities such as MCC Thrift Stores, Westgate Collegiate, Bethel Place, and the Manitoba Life Lease Occupants Association "MLLOA". John was one of the original founders of the MLLOA in 2005





(née FOWLIE)

August 5, 1941 – March 25, 2024

In 1968, Heather headed “out west” to pursue her career. In Winnipeg, she fell in love with and married Jim McLaren. Heather left full-time work to raise their three children. In 1983, Heather started law school at the University of Manitoba. She graduated in 1987 and was called to the Bar in 1988. Her career as a legislative analyst - and ultimately as the Director of the Legislative Unit of Manitoba Health - had an enormous impact in the province she loved. 

Once retired, Heather never stopped working. She sat on innumerable boards and volunteered tirelessly at her church and at Fred Douglas Place, her final home. In 2023 Heather joined the Manitoba Life Lease Occupants Association "MLLOA" exexcutive. Heather was looking forward to helping the association, she will be greatly missed.






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