Diamond, Jack

DIAMOND, Jack, entrepreneur (b 9 Apr 1909, Lubience, Poland; d 25 Mar 2001, Vancouver). He immigrated to Canada in 1926 to join his brother Dave in VANCOUVER. From his first job peddling potatoes door-to-door he moved quickly into the meat business. He and Dave bought a butcher shop in 1928 and expanded it into a chain of stores, along with a wholesale operation. Jack also purchased Pacific Meat Co; during his ownership (1939–64) it became the largest independent meat packer in western...

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