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Manitoba History No. 89
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Memorable Manitobans: James Arthur Hillman (1919-2007)

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Born at Winnipeg in 1919, he attended Mulvey and Gordon Bell schools. After a brief stint as office boy with The Western Trust Company, he entered chartered accountancy in 1938, graduating first in his class in 1942. He spent one year with P. S. Ross and Sons in Montreal to complete his term of articleship, and returned to Winnipeg as a partner of Laird, Sprague and Company. In 1951 he joined the Great West Life Assurance Company, and apart from a fifteen-month term in 1974-75 on loan to the Federal Department of Finance in Ottawa, he completed his business career entirely with Great West Life, retiring as Vice-President and Controller in 1983.

He was active in community affairs, and served the Canadian Red Cross Society, St. John’s College, Crescentwood Homeowners Association, was President of the National Office Management Association, the Manitoba Heart Foundation, the Canadian Heart Foundation, and Chairman of the Winnipeg Foundation. He was a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, St. George’s Anglican Church, Manitoba Club, St. Charles Country Club, the 78th Fraser Highlanders, and the Boys of Friday.

He died at Winnipeg on 26 March 2007.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 29 March 2007.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 December 2010

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