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Manitoba History No. 89
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Memorable Manitobans: George Aitken (1906-1984)

Accountant, community activist.

Born at Winnipeg on 21 November 1906, son of Robert W. Aitken and Margaretta M. Alexander, he worked as an accountant, serving as Vice-President of the Great West Life Assurance Company. He was also a Director of Federal Industries. He was President of the Canadian Red Cross Society, Vice-Chairman of the League of Red Cross Societies, a member of the Standing Commission of the International Red Cross, and Honorary Vice-President of the British Columbia Red Cross Society. He was President of the Canadian Club of Winnipeg (1950-1951) and later President of the Winnipeg Art Gallery. He was a board member of the Manitoba Centennial Corporation. In 1972, he received an honorary doctorate from the University of Winnipeg. He was a member of the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club and the Manitoba Club. He died at North Vancouver, British Columbia on 23 February 1984.

Sources:

Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“These Manitobans will help plan centennial,” Winnipeg Free Press, 13 September 1963, page 9.

Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 25 February 1984, page 37.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 January 2018

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