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JAMES BARCLAY HARTMAN (published on January 28, 2009)



JAMES BARCLAY HARTMAN James Barclay Hartman died on January 23, 2009 at the age of 84 years. He was predeceased by his wife Pamela in 1983. Born in Winnipeg on January 12, 1925, the only child of George and Margaret Hartman, he grew up on Strathcona Street in Winnipeg's West End. Jim was educated at the University of Manitoba (BA 1948, MA 1951); Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island; and Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois (PhD 1959). The philosophy of aesthetics was his subject area. He began a teaching career at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, returning to Canada in 1967 to teach at Scarborough College / University of Toronto. In 1974 he moved to Algoma University College / Laurentian University in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, where he was appointed Director of Development and External Affairs. In 1980 he joined the Continuing Education Division (now Extended Education Division) at the University of Manitoba as Associate Professor and Director, Humanities and Professional Studies. At the time of his retirement he held the position of Senior Academic Editor. For many years Jim and Pam spent their summers at Willard Lake, Ontario, where they had a cottage and a sailboat. The travel to and from the lake gave him the added pleasure of driving his treasured Mercedes Benz. Jim's principal pleasure was the arts, especially music and the visual arts. He became a skilled photographer in his youth and did commercial photography to help finance his university education. His favourite photographic works from this period were his black and white photos of the rural scene. He took painting classes at the Forum Art Institute where he met Pam, who shared his interest in visual art. However, his great passion was music, notably the music of J.S. Bach, and in particular the works for organ and for harpsichord, both of which he enjoyed playing. He rarely missed a local organ recital. Throughout his academic career, Jim was pleased to serve in various editorial positions for numerous academic journals. He also authored many reviews and articles for journals including Manitoba History, The Canadian Journal of University Continuing Education, and The Diapason, Journal of the International Society for Organ History and Preservation. His chief publication was his book, The Organ in Manitoba, which was published by the University of Manitoba Press in 1997. Cremation has taken place. A service of thanksgiving for Jim's life will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, February 2nd, at St Andrew's River Heights United Church at Oak Street and Kingsway. The service will be conducted by Rev. Dr. Terry Hidichuk. Neil Bardal Inc. 204-949-2200 nbardal.mb.ca


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