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Charles (Chuck) Mawer (1917-2006)

Charles Mawer

Charles (Chuck) Mawer was born in Winnipeg. Chuck’s formative years were spent in Edmonton, Vancouver and Calgary. After High School in 1935 he joined Richardson Graves as a CA Article Student.

In 1936 Chuck joined the Naval Reserve and served throughout the war in staff operations and at sea. His duty at sea was aboard the HMCS Haida where he was involved in actions in the English Channel and escorted troop convoys to France on D Day, June 1944. He retired from the Navy in 1945 as Commander and received the Distinguished Service Cross for his actions at sea.

Chuck then returned to Richardson Graves and in 1947 he joined the Mannix Company. In 1951 he entered the investment business with Tanner & Company. He joined McLeod Young Weir in 1953, and served as the Manager of the Calgary office and Alberta Director. In 1974, at the age of fifty-seven, Chuck started Mawer & Associates. Throughout his business life he was a member of the Calgary Petroleum Club, the Ranchmen’s Club and the Calgary Golf and Country Club. He was an active philanthropist, supporting the the Naval Museum of Alberta and DDRC. His motto was “Do the right thing.”

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