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Memorable Manitobans: Reginald Lewis “Reg” Harman (1897-1964)

Pharmacist, businessman.

Born in 1897, on 14 March 1921 he married Bertha Carrie Reed Pickering (c1898-1984) at Winnipeg. They had two boys: Reginald Lewis “Reg” “Spike” Harman (1922-2014) and Gary Richard Harman (1929-2012). During the 1930s, he founded Harman’s Drug Store, operating the business until passing it to his son Reginald. He was President of the Manitoba Pharmaceutical Association (1951-1954). He died at the St. Boniface Hospital on 23 January 1964.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Sherbrook Pharmacy / McCullough’s Drug Store / Harman’s Drug Store (647 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg)


Marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Wedding bells ring for Winnipeg girl,” Winnipeg Tribune, 15 March 1921, page 8.

“To receive [Mrs. Reginald Harman],” Winnipeg Tribune, 13 November 1933, page 6.

“Mrs. Harman heads pharmacy auxiliary,” Winnipeg Tribune, 1 October 1934, page 5.

“Mrs. R. L. Harman heads Ladies’ Auxiliary to Druggists’ Association,” Winnipeg Tribune, 4 October 1935, page 10.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 23 January 1964, page 25.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 25 January 1964, page 33.

Obituary [Carrie Harman], Winnipeg Free Press, 20 February 1984, page 33.

Obituary [Gary Richard Harman], Winnipeg Free Press, 27 July 2012, page B7.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 14 March 2016

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