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Memorable Manitobans: Earle B. Pollard (1924-2008)


Born at Winnipeg on 9 March 1924, son of Wilbur Herman Pollard (1898-1962, son of Oliver H. Pollard) and Aleta Jean Scarlett (1899-1983, daughter of Robert A. Scarlett), brother of Lawrence O. Pollard, he graduated from Kelvin High School and the University of Manitoba (BCom 1947), he joined the staff of the Hudson’s Bay Company and became a buyer and department manager. In 1951 he joined the family firm of Saults and Pollard, now Pollard Banknote, where he worked in management and cost accounting until his retirement in 1989.

He served as a school trustee of Fort Garry School Division, President of the Fort Garry Home and School Association, President of University Alumni Association, University of Manitoba Senate and Board of Governors, Vice President of the Children’s Aid Society of Winnipeg, Board of Health Sciences Centre, Canadian Paraplegic Society, Interfaith Pastoral Institute and on the advisory committee of Red River College. In recognition of a lifetime of service to the Province and the University he was awarded the University of Manitoba’s Distinguished Service Award in 1982.

He died at Winnipeg on 7 September 2008.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 10 September 2008.

“Manitobans’ legacy a better province,” Winnipeg Free Press, 4 January 2009, page B3.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 January 2019

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