Edward Bronfman

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Edward Maurice Bronfman
Born (1927-11-01)November 1, 1927
Montreal, Quebec
Died April 4, 2005(2005-04-04) (aged 77)
Toronto, Ontario
Relatives Peter Bronfman, brother
Samuel Bronfman, uncle

Edward Maurice Bronfman, OC (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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Further reading[edit]

  • Susan Gittins, Behind Closed Doors: The Rise and Fall of Canada's Edper Bronfman and Reichman Empires (1995)
  • Patricia Best and Ann Shortell, The Brass Ring: Power, Influence and the Brascan Empire (1988)