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James Marston Harris

  • Born: 11 Jun 1914, Toronto, Ontario
  • Marriage: Georgina Playfair Mackechnie on 18 Apr 1936
  • Died: 21 Dec 1978, Victoria General Hospital, Winnipeg, Manitoba aged 64
  • Buried: 27 Dec 1978, Garden of the Four Prophets at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Winnipeg, Manitoba

bullet   Cause of his death was Pneumonia.

bullet   Other names for James were Mars and Slush.


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James Marston Harris - Biography Facts

James was named after his Father and the small town of Marston in Bedfordshire, England where his grandfather, William Harris, was born and raised. He was an avid athlete as a young man and remained active throughout his lifetime.

James played professional football with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the 1935 season. The Blue Bombers won their first Grey Cup during the 1935 season. He also served with the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Canadian Army throughout WW#2.


James married Georgina Playfair Mackechnie on 18 Apr 1936. The marriage ended in separation in 1963. (Georgina Playfair Mackechnie was born on 11 Sep 1917, died on 16 Oct 2006 in Winnipeg, Manitoba and was buried in Oct 2006 in Garden of the Four Prophets at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Winnipeg, Manitoba.) The cause of her death was Heart Failure (Gastrointestinal Bleed).

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