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Memorable Manitobans: Edward Andrews Palk (1920-1998)

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Edward Andrews Palk
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Insurance executive.

Born at Winnipeg on 14 April 1920, youngest son of Lawrence Palk and Janet Margaret Andrews (1886-1975), he was educated in Winnipeg public schools and University of Manitoba. During the Second World War, he was a Lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Navy. After the war he attended the Harvard Business School and received an MBA then he joined the Great West Life Assurance Company in Winnipeg, rising to the position of Executive Vice-President and Director of Agencies. In 1969 he moved to London, Ontario as President of Northern Life Assurance Company of Canada. In later life he owned book stores in Brantford, Ontario and Toronto. He married Etholeen Williams (?-1996) and they had four children. He died at Toronto, Ontario on 11 April 1998.


Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary [Etholeen Palk], Winnipeg Free Press, 27 August 1996, page 34.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 14 April 1998, page 32.

We thank Barbara Palk, Lawrence Palk, and John Perrin for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by James Arnett and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 July 2021

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