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Memorable Manitobans: Edward David Erskine Hoskin (1919-1980)

Businessman.

Born at Winnipeg on 20 September 1919, son of A. E. Hoskin and Dorothy James, he was educated at St. John’s College Boys School and the Royal Military College (Kingston, Ontario). During the Second World War, he served with the Royal Canadian Engineers and the First Special Service Force. After being wounded and returning to Canada, he attended McGill University at Montreal, then was in business at Montreal, founding the scientific equipment supply firm of Hoskin Scientific. He retired to Salt Spring Island, British Columbia where he died on 31 July 1980.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 2 August 1980, page 36.

We thank Gordon Hoskin for providing additional information used in this profile.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 July 2011

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