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Memorable Manitobans: George Galt Aldous (1920-2005)

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Born at Winnipeg on 26 March 1920, son of Gerald Bate Aldous and Marjorie Mary Galt (1888-1985), he served in the Royal Canadian Artillery during the Second World War, rising to the rank of Sergeant. He went overseas in 1944, transferred to infantry with the Royal Winnipeg Rifles, and served in Holland and Germany. He received a field promotion to Captain and was awarded the Military Cross for valour. Returning to Canada, he commanded the Governor General’s Footguards in Ottawa from 1956 to 1960 then served as Colonel in the Number 12 Militia Group. He retired from the militia in 1965 then had a 38-year career in sales at Montreal and Ottawa. His involvement with the Canadian National Institute for the Blind began in 1982 when he was co-chair of the Manitoba Divisional Capital Campaign. He was a member of the CNIB Divisional Board of Management for twelve years, including five years as chair. In recognition of his community service, he received the Canada Volunteer Award (1994) and Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal (2002). In 1942, he married Barbara Haliburton Hamon (1921-2016) and they had two children. He died at Winnipeg on 29 January 2005.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 1 February 2005.

Obituary [Barbara Haliburton Aldous], Winnipeg Free Press, 17 September 2016.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 June 2018

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