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Benjamin Windsor Powell, Sr., C.M.

Full Name Honour Received Residence
Benjamin Windsor Powell, Sr., C.M. C.M. Charlottetown
Honour Appointment Investiture
Member of the Order of Canada November 14, 1996 May 29, 1997
This self-taught "Man of the North" has worked as a trapper, fisherman, merchant, saw mill operator and guide in the subarctic terrain of Labrador's wilderness. He overcame illiteracy as an adult and has gone on to author several books in which he chronicles the development of his beloved home. Sensitive to the impact on residents of the lack of community services, and hopeful for a better future for the region's youth, he spearheaded the drive toward improved self-sufficiency by helping to establish educational and medical facilities.
 
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