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Memorable Manitobans: Harold Leslie “Les” Doherty (1929-2008)


Born at Mossbank, Saskatchewan in 1929, he worked as a photographer at the Saskatoon Star Phoenix and the Winnipeg Free Press. During his time at the Free Press he was President of the Winnipeg Press Club in 1957 and had some of his pictures published in Life Magazine. He went on to work at Taylor Painting and Decorating and eventually Armstrong Printing. He died at Winnipeg on 21 September 2008.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 27 September 2008.

“Manitobans’ Legacy a Better Province,” Winnipeg Free Press, 4 January 2009, page B3.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 November 2017

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