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Remembering Social Justice & Cuba Solidarity Activist Paul Lynch
On behalf of the Canadian Network on
Cuba we are deeply saddened to announce
the passing of a dear friend and solidarity
activist, Paul Lynch on August 5th in
Toronto after a short illness.
Paul was an easy-going, generous, warm
person, who worked tirelessly in solidarity
with Cuba and for peace and social
justice. In Cuba, his vibrant presence at
the brigades over the years livened up
the spirits of everyone around him. His
deep commitment and love for Cuba
was reflected in his constant return and
solidarity with the Cuban Revolution.
He found hope, solace and renewed
energy from the Cuban people and their
innumerable accomplishments; and in turn
brought that optimism back to Canada and
shared it with all those he encountered.
Back in Toronto, Paul was an executive
member of the Canadian-Cuban
Friendship Association and attendedthe 9th Biennial Convention in June
2019 as a delegate. He was always keen
to welcome our Cuban visitors. Most
recently, during the convention held
in Toronto, he had the opportunity to
drive ICAP representatives Sandra Yisel
Ramírez and Yamil Edwardo Martínez
Marrero around the city; and around
Ontario during their post-convention
Paul’s presence was omnipresent with
CCFA. He helped organize the Bravo
Film Festival in 2018. With a keen
proofreaders’ eye, Paul helped put out
the CCFA Toronto newsletter Amistad.
He delivered cots for the large Pastors
for Peace caravan on its stopover in
Toronto last fall. Paul always had his
cell phone camera ready to take photos,
documenting demonstrations, events,
travel and friends everywhere.
We express our heartfelt condolences to
Paul’s family and friends.
Our dear, wonderful Paul will be greatly
missed by his numerous friends in Canada
and Cuba and around the world.
Elizabeth Hill and Isaac Saney,
Co-chairs Canadian Network on Cuba (CNC)
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