Cole, Ernest J.

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Cole, Ernest J.

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Ernest J. "Ernie" Cole was born in Anerly, Saskatchewan in 1916 and came to Saskatoon to attend Normal School (teacher's college). He later attended the University of Saskatchewan, graduating from the College of Engineering in 1944. His wife, Mary died in 2066 after which he moved to Ottawa. They had two children, a son and a daughter. E.J. Cole died on Nov 9, 2000.



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Cole was hired as Assistant City Engineer with the City of Saskatoon in 1956. He served a single, two-year term as mayor, 1965-1966, and is Saskatoon's first, Saskatchewan-born mayor. He was defeated by Sid Buckwold on 1966. After leaving Saskatoon he accepted a position with the federal department of public works. he enjoyed playing the organ and the piano.

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Nov 24, 2022




Jen Pederson. A Seat on Council. (City of Saskatoon Archives, 2006), p. 26.

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