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Memorable Manitobans: George Jacob Ackerman (1933-2003)

Community activist.

Born at Rutland, British Columbia on 22 January 1933, he moved to Winnipeg in the 1960s and worked for H. A. Sheldon-Tandy for 35 years. He survived throat and lung cancer and had his voice box removed in 1984. He gave many hours to the Canadian Cancer Society (Manitoba Division) and to CancerCare Manitoba helping others who suffered from the disease, as well as educating young people on the dangers of smoking. He was President of the New Voice Club of Manitoba and was on the on the board of the International Association of Laryngectomees. He was involved with the Knights of Columbus and enjoyed curling and golf. He died at Winnipeg on 31 March 2003.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 4 April 2003.

“They will never be forgotten” by Kevin Rollason, Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 2003, page A6.

This page was prepared by Ian Stewart.

Page revised: 29 January 2017

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