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Memorable Manitobans: Alistair Haldane Jakeman (1926-2005)

Educator, lawyer, magistrate.

Born at Roblin in 1925, son of Russell William Jakeman (1883-1971) and Jessie Taylor Paterson (1882-1967), and brother of Colin Ian Jakeman, he grew up at 4-26-28W1 (1926) in Rural Municipality of Shell River and graduated from Normal School in 1945. He worked as a Principal of Manson School (1947-1948) and Tolstoi School (1951). In the 1950s, he moved to Regina, Saskatchewan and changed careers to a pursuit of law. He was admitted to the Saskatchewan Bar in 1956 and later became a provincial magistrate before retiring to take up farming. He married Anne Mary “Annie” Lerner (1930-1979) and had five children. He died at Regina on 21 April 2005.


Marriage registrations [Russell Wm Jakeman, Jessie Taylor Paterson], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Death registrations [Russell William Jakeman, Jessie Taylor Paterson], British Columbia Vital Statistics.

1926 Canada census, Library and Archives Canada.

[Photo caption; PO Colin Ian Jakeman], Winnipeg Free Press 10 May 1945, page 7.

“233 teachers graduate here,” Winnipeg Tribune, 22 June 1945, page 7.

“Local & Social [Mr. Alistair Jakeman of Regina],” Roblin Review, 11 October 1956, page 6.

Obituary [Mrs. Russel W. Jakeman], Roblin Review, 26 October 1967, page 4.

“Social scene [Mr. Alistair Jakeman of Regina],” Roblin Review, 20 July 1977, page 9.

Obituary, Regina Leader-Post, 23 April 2005.

Jakeman family tree, Ancestry.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 28 April 2019

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