Amaro Silva, former Winnipeg city councillor, dies

Former Winnipeg city councillor Amaro Silva, who represented the Daniel McIntyre ward from 1992 to 1998, has died.
Amaro Silva, seen in this CBC-TV report from January 2013, was the city councillor for Daniel McIntyre from 1992 to 1998. In recent years, he was the Better Business Bureau's executive director for Manitoba and northwestern Ontario. (CBC)

Former Winnipeg city councillor Amaro Silva, who represented the Daniel McIntyre ward from 1992 to 1998, has died.

"I am sincerely sorry to hear about the passing of Amaro Silva, former City Councillor for Daniel McIntyre," Mayor Brian Bowman said in a statement Friday afternoon.

Silva served on a number of boards and committees, including the board of directors at Victoria General Hospital, the Committee on Planning and Community Services, the West End Winnipeg Business Improvement Zone Board, and the Winter Cities Association.

In recent years, he was the Better Business Bureau's executive director for Manitoba and northwestern Ontario. 

"Amaro will be remembered as a strong voice for Winnipeg, and we are proud he served as a member of our city council," Bowman said.

"On behalf of the City of Winnipeg and my city council colleagues, we extend our deepest condolences to Amaro’s family at this difficult time."

Bowman said flags at city hall will be lowered until further notice.