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Commander Charles (Chuck) N. Mawer (Ret'd)

Mr. Mawer was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on September 11, 1917. He was the eldest of one brother and two sisters.

From 1919 to 1929 he lived in Edmonton, Vancouver, and Calgary where he remained since 1929.

Upon graduation from high school in 1935 he joined Richardson Graves as a CA Articling Student.

In 1936 he joined the Naval Reserve as Mid Shipman. From 1936 through to the end of the war in 1945 he served both in Staff Operations and at sea. Staff operations included periods of time in Ottawa and Newfoundland. His duty at sea was aboard the Haida, a Tribal Class Destroyer. He was involved in actions in the English Channel and escorted troop convoys to France on D Day, June 1944. Upon his retirement from the Navy in October 1945 he held the rank of Commander and received the Distinguished Service Cross for his actions at sea.

In June 1940 he married Mary ("Nibs") Graveley and together they raised four children - Stephanie, Pamela, Peter and Martha. They were married 62 1/2 years until the passing of Nibs on November 11, 2002.

Upon leaving the navy he rejoined Richardson Graves in 1945 to complete his accounting training. In 1947 he joined the Mannix Company and remained with them until 1951 when he entered the investment business with Tanner & Company. He joined McLeod Young Weir in 1953 and remained with them until 1974 serving as the Manager of the Calgary office and Alberta Director.

In 1974, at the age of 57, he started Mawer & Associates. He retired in 1995 at the age of 78.

Mr. Mawer passed away on October 29, 2006 at the age of 89. His unrivaled integrity still guides us today.

ommander Charles (Chuck) N. Mawer (Ret'd)