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Memorable Manitobans: Arthur E. Parker (c1886-1953)

Accountant, community activist.

Born at London, England around 1886, he came to Canada in 1904 and to Saskatchewan two years later. He graduated from the University of Saskatchewan and became a member of the Saskatchewan Institute of Chartered Accountants. After working with the Western Trust Company and Editor of a financial journal, Canadian Finance, in 1921 he became Secretary of the Winnipeg Board of Trade. Seven years later, he joined the Winnipeg Electric Company, in charge of public relations for the firm. He retired from the position in 1950. In 1935, he received the King George Silver Jubilee Medal and, after the Second World War, he was inducted into the Order of the British Empire. He was a member of the Carleton Club, Masons, Kiwanis Club, and the Winnipeg Press Club, and President of the St. David’s Society. He died at the Misericordia Hospital on 9 October 1953 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.


“A. E. Parker, community leader, dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 12 October 1953, page 6.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 June 2019

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