The Globe and Mail this morning had rather kind words for Newfoundland business-man Albert Hickman, who passed away on June 13 at the age of 70. “When Albert Hickman died on June 13, newspaper headlines called him a ‘business icon.’ This was shorthand for the resonance the Hickman family name has had throughout Newfoundland for more than a century. It all started with a 20-vessel fishing fleet 100 years ago, and grew through an incredible diversification of businesses that included links with such Newfoundland household names as Purity Factories and Fishery Products International. The current enterprise, Hickman Motors, is another household name – in its fourth generation of family ownership. Its genesis was one of the first cars ever driven on the island.” The article goes on to tell Hickman’s story, trying to gauge his impact on our province. Click the link below to read the full story.