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Memorable Manitobans: James Grant Dykes (c1920-2006)


Born in Winnipeg around 1920, he received a BComm degree from the University of Manitoba. During the Second World War, he served in the Royal Canadian Navy aboard the HMCS Athabascan. When he was discharged from the forces, he held the rank of Lieutenant-Commander. Afterwards he was a Trade Commissioner in Ottawa and London, England and an Industrial Commissioner at Windsor, Ontario. From 1954 until he retired in 1985, he was President of the Motor Vehicle Manufactures’ Association in Toronto. There, he was a part of the creation of the Canada-US Auto Pact. He died on 30 September 2006.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 4 October 2006.

“They will not be forgotten” by Kevin Rollason, Winnipeg Free Press, 7 January 2007, page B1.

This page was prepared by John Redekopp.

Page revised: 1 November 2017

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