Memorable Manitobans: Harvey Tallman (1923-2023)
Born on the family farm near Tyndall on 27 June 1923, one of six children of Alexander Michael “Mike” Tallman (c1890-1966) and Clara Solotrow (?-1995), his childhood was spent in Winnipeg’s North End. During the Second World War, unable to enlist in the military due to a skin condition, he worked on construction of the Alaska Highway. After returning to Winnipeg, in 1942 he bought Princess Auto Wrecking, a vehicle dismantling business on Princess Street. Over the years, he built it into the manufacturing, importing, mail order, and retail firm Princess Auto. He also founded Mandak Metal Processors in Selkirk. In 1947, he married Louise Tallman (?-2020) and they had four children. He died on 26 February 2023 and was buried in the Rosh Pina Cemetery.
Obituary [Alexander Michael Tallman], Winnipeg Free Press, 2 April 1966, page 35.
Obituary [Clara Tallman], Winnipeg Free Press, 16 December 1995, page 62.
Obituary [Louise Tallman], Winnipeg Free Press, 2 May 2020.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 4 March 2023.
Harvey Tallman, Chesed Shel Emes.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 9 March 2023