Robert William Cawker, c. 1961

Bill Stannett, Photographer
Media Type:
Item Type:
A black and white photograph of Robert William Cawker.
Robert William Cawker (1916-1996) was born in Oshawa, Ontario on November 13, 1916 and moved to Whitby in 1953 when he opened Whitby Hardware. He retired from the store in 1971 and from 1971 to 1975 he operated Bob Cawker Enterprises. In the 1980s he worked for the Regional Sheriff's Department. Mr. Cawker was a member of the Whitby Public Utilities Commission from 1962 to 1969, 1973-1978 and of the Whitby Hydro Electric Commission from 1979-1991. He was Chairman in 1964-69, 1975, 1977, 1980-82, and 1984-85. In 1955 he was a charter member of the Whitby Kiwanis Club and President in 1960. He was a Director of the Whitby Chamber of Commerce and Chairman of the Retail Merchants' Section of the Chamber. He helped to set up the United Appeal and assisted the Victorian Order of Nurses, the Salvation Army and the Red Cross. Mr. Cawker died in Oshawa on October 6, 1996 and is buried in Mount Lawn Memorial Gardens, Whitby.
Date of Original:
Width: 10 in
Height: 8 in
Personal Name(s):
Robert William Cawker ; Bill Stannett
Corporate Name(s):
Whitby Public Utilities Commission ; Whitby Hydro Electric Commission ; Whitby Kiwanis Club ; Whitby Chamber of Commerce ; Victorian Order of Nurses ; Salvation Army ; Red Cross ; Whitby Hardware
Local identifier:
Whitby Online Historic Photographs
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.8789347913917 Longitude: -78.9417105609131
Copyright Statement:
This item is protected by the Canadian Copyright Act and is intended for one-time use only. Uses other than research or private study require the permission of the rightsholder(s). It is your responsibility for obtaining these permissions.
Copyright Date:
Copyright Holder:
Bill Stannett
Recommended Citation:
Robert William Cawker, c. 1961, Bill Stannett. Whitby Archives 31-005-015.
Reproduction Notes:
Scanned from original photograph
Whitby Public Library
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405 Dundas Street West, Whitby, Ontario L1N 6A1

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Robert William Cawker, c. 1961

A black and white photograph of Robert William Cawker.