Hamber, Eric Werge

HAMBER, Eric Werge, businessman, lt gov 1936–41 (b 21 Apr 1879 Winnipeg; d 10 Jan 1960, Vancouver). The son of a schoolmaster at St John's School in Winnipeg, he was an all-around athlete as a youth, excelling at ROWING, RUGBY, FOOTBALL and HOCKEY. He began a career in banking as a junior clerk with the Dominion Bank and moved to VANCOUVER to open a branch in 1907. Five years later he married Aldyen Hendry, daughter of the prominent mill owner John HENDRY. The newlyweds moved into their...

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