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Memorable Manitobans: James Heron Main (1910-2000)


Born at Winnipeg on 11 December 1910, son of Jessie Heron and Frank Main, he enrolled at McMaster University in the fall of 1928. Following his return to Winnipeg a year later, he worked in various departments at Boulton Motors and was named manager during the early war years. A President of the Winnipeg Club, he was also affiliated with the Manitoba Motor Dealers’ Association, Winnipeg Rugby Club, Concordia Club, and Kinsmen Club. He was a charter member of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shops Quartette Singing in America and played the clarinet in the Kinsmen’s Hill Billy Band. He moved to Pointe Claire, Quebec in 1957 and to the Toronto region in 1960. He died at Toronto on 29 April 2000.


1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Kinsman-in-chief,” Winnipeg Tribune, 8 December 1948. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B10, page 77]

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 2 May 2000.

This page was prepared by Sarah Ramsden.

Page revised: 7 June 2019

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