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Edward Bronfman : biography

November 1, 1927 - April 4, 2005

Edward Maurice Bronfman, (November 1, 1927 – April 4, 2005) was a Canadian businessman, philanthropist, and member of the Bronfman family.

Born in Montreal, Quebec, the son of Allan Bronfman and the nephew of Samuel Bronfman, founder of Seagram, he founded (with his brother, Peter Bronfman) Edper Enterprises (now called Brookfield Asset Management), a conglomerate company which once had an estimated CAD $100 billion in assets under management. From 1971 to 1978, he and his brother owned the Montreal Canadiens. Bronfman won 4 Stanley Cups in 1973, 1976, 1977, 1978.

In 2000 he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in recognition of his dedication to philanthropy.

He was married twice (once divorced), and had three sons: Paul, David and Brian.

He died from colon cancer.

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