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Memorable Manitobans: Charlie Au Foo (1894-1980)

Click to enlargeRestauranteur, community activist.

Born in China, he came to Winnipeg in 1918 where he was employed with Western Packers until 1944 when he became a partner in Chan’s Restaurant. He was active in numerous charities and benevolent associations. He was Honourary President of the Manitoba Chinese Benevolent Association. In 1973, he sold his business interests and moved to Vancouver, British Columbia. He died there on 25 May 1980.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 29 May 1980, page 56.

Page revised: 5 December 2009

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