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2014-02-03 at 9:00 AM

Bearskin Airlines' Harvey Friesen dies at 65

By Leith Dunick, tbnewswatch.com
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The local aviation world has lost one of its pioneers.

Harvey Friesen, a pilot who in 1972 began his takeover of Bearskin Airlines, died suddenly on Sunday in California. He was 65.

Friesen and his brother Cliff turned the regional carrier into a success story, eventually selling the airline in 2011 for $32.5 million.

The brothers remained in executive roles with Bearskin after the sale.

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TBDR says:
Gone too soon... RIP Mr. Friesen
2/3/2014 12:00:11 PM
Tachyion says:
Gone West......." Not alone into the sunset but into the company of friends who have gone before him". A sad loss for the Canadian Aviation Industry.
2/3/2014 1:56:29 PM
jonthunder says:
A truly sad time; all my best to his family, Cliff and others....
2/3/2014 4:10:29 PM
gone for good says:
Very sad.
The man was a genius.
The Friesen name is synonymous with success in S. Manitoba.
They do know how to run business.
2/3/2014 8:00:18 PM
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