Memorable Manitobans: Harry Gordon Aikman (1914-2002)
Born at Grandview on 26 June 1914, son of Henry Preston Aikman (1877-1945) and Hattie Bell McLees (1879-1947), as a young man he worked at the Dauphin Photo Studio and freelanced local news assignments for the Winnipeg Tribune. He moved to Winnipeg and was hired as a Tribune photographer. During the Second World War he went overseas as a photographer for the Canadian Army Film and Photo Unit. Following the war, he returned to the Tribune and served as its Photo Editor until retirement. His photos won national awards and appeared around the world in such magazines as Life, Time and Weekend. In 1949, he served as President of the Winnipeg Press Club. He died at Winnipeg on 10 October 2002.
Birth registration [Harry Gordon Aikman], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Obituary [Henry Preston Aikman], Dauphin Herald and Press, 13 December 1945, page 6.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 26 October 2002.
“They will never be forgotten,” Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 2002, pages A8-A9.
Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 21 July 2015