Ghirmay Shibeshi Yeibio known for his human rights activism and advocacy for immigrants passed away in Winnipeg

Ghirmay Shibeshi Yeibio, died on Wednesday April 26, 2017 at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Ghirmay was born on Sept. 18, 1955 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to his father Shibeshi Yeibiyo and his

Ghirmay Shibeshi Yeibio, died on Wednesday April 26, 2017 at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Ghirmay was born on Sept. 18, 1955 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to his father Shibeshi Yeibiyo and his mother Letemichael Baraki. He attended Cathedral Elementary School, Teferi Mekonnen High School, and the University of Addis Ababa.

Before his resettlement in Canada in 2001, Ghirmay worked with various companies in Ethiopia Including the Ethiopian Airlines and Commercial Bank of Ethiopia among others.

Ghirmay is remembered by most for his long time human rights activism and advocacy for immigrants bringing the often forgotten case for Eritrean immigrants to the attention of Canadian immigration authorities.  As president of the Community of Eritrean Canadians in Manitoba Inc. and other channels he had been a relentless voice for Eritrean immigrants around the world, working with the government of Canada for the resettlement of Eritrean Refugees in Canada.  Through his selfless efforts hundreds of Eritrean immigrants have been resettled in Canada. Ghirmay will be dearly missed by the Eritrean Community in Winnipeg but the lives he has touched through his love for his people will continue to be living testimonies of the caring gentleman he was.

Ghirmay is survived by his two Children Michael Yeibio and Yoseph Yeibiyo and three grandchildren Emmanuel, Ariana, and Sarah.

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  • hara May 1, 2017

    Amlak tsinAt yhabkum sidrabet!

  • Honorable Death May 2, 2017

    Not only did he stood for human rights ,he was not politically correct person.He was honest and brilliant, above all he was corageous.
    He is going going to be missed by people who did not buy the fake eritrean dream.

  • A'lem May 2, 2017

    One of the most wonderful, kind, smart, understanding and compassionate people I have ever met in my life. May your soul rest in peace my dear friend. Emba eyetenaneqegn new Ghirmish. You are always with us as you have made thousands of people’s lives better in this ugly and evil world. We will always love you. To his family, I wish for you strength in this terrible time and please know that people like Ghirmay are a handmaiden of God sent to alleviate the miseries of this tragic world. RIP my dear.

  • jobbe May 3, 2017

    “ግርማይ ሓደ ካብቶም ውሑዳት–ኮንቱነት ናይዚ ገድሊ ዝበሃል ኣራዊት ዝመሃሩና ነበረ።”

    Teclay

  • Hiyab May 5, 2017

    Rest in Peace. Intelligent, compassionate man.

  • Banchi May 8, 2017

    No one can prepare you for a loss; it comes like a swift wind. But take comfort in knowing that he is now resting in the arms of our Lord. REST IN PEACE MY DEAR Girmay

  • Hermon May 13, 2017

    My condolence goes to his Children Miki and Joseph all family member. May God rest his soul in eternal peace !!!!!

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