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Memorable Manitobans: Charles Edward Parker (1924-1979)

Accountant, numismatist.

Born at Winnipeg, he was educated at Isaac Newton High School, graduating with honours in 1941. He served in the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1943 to 1945. He worked as a chartered accountant with the federal income tax department for 27 years, retiring for health reasons in 1974. In 1946, he married Lilian Kanik (1922-2006) and they had two sons, Edward Gary Parker (b 1948) and Craeg Albert Parker (b 1950). He served as Treasurer for the Kinsman Club and was a Director for the Red River Exhibition. An avid coin and stamp collector, he was a member of the Canadian Numismatic Association, American Numismatic Association, Canadian Association of Token Collectors, Token and Medal Society, and American Vecturist Association. He died at Winnipeg on 8 December 1979.

His articles for the Manitoba Historical Society:

To Winnipeg Beach by Car
Manitoba Pageant, Volume 10, Number 1, Autumn 1964

Maryland Bridge is Falling Down
Manitoba Pageant, Volume 10, Number 2, Winter 1965

Some “Nixies” of Manitoba
Manitoba Pageant, Volume 10, Number 2, Winter 1965

First Avenue North, Winnipeg
Manitoba Pageant, Volume 10, Number 3, Spring 1965

The “Disorganized” Municipalities of Manitoba
Manitoba Pageant, Volume 11, Number 1, Autumn 1965

Sources:

Birth announcement [E. G. Parker], Winnipeg Free Press, 26 May 1948, page 22.

Birth announcement [C. A. Parker], Winnipeg Free Press, 29 July 1950, page 24.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 15 December 1979, page 41.

Obituary [Lillian Kanik Parker], Winnipeg Free Press, 16 March 2006, page 35.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 April 2013

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