Andrew Alcorn Munro
Alcorn was born the oldest of eight, in Whycocomagh, Nova Scotia, in 1919 on September 14th (or 19th depending on who you talked to. Whether it was his father, Jack, who perhaps gave the wrong date when he registered his birth in Port Hood several weeks after; or his mother, Jessie, who gave birth to him.) Alcorn held this discrepancy in his birth date with some fondness and pride.
In 1939, Alcorn was
insurance in cash-strapped
The focus of the
type of insurance Alcorn sold was now shifting and he cultivated
many strong relationships with other insurance representatives.
Most notable was his friendship with Gord Wilding, the local
manager for Canada Accident and Fire (now AVIVA).
He and Gord would travel
By 1973, A.A. Munro Insurance had 3200 policies in force, its own building in Whycocomagh and two sales offices: one in Baddeck and one in Port Hawkesbury. In 1981, with a chance to buy the local Fair Isle Motel, Alcorn’s attention turned to passing on the Insurance business and to an active retirement as a motel operator in his beloved community. In 1986, the company was purchased by his son-in-law, Harley MacCaull, and he has continued the high level of professional service.
Alas, the highway
that had provided the opportunity for the growth and development of
Alcorn’s business was to be the very instrument that would take
him away. On
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