Class of 1982
Izzak Walton Killam was born in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. He was destined to become one of Canada’s greatest financial wizards. As President of Royal Securities Corporation and Montreal Engineering Company, he built his financial empire by funding and operating steel, pulp and paper, hydro-electric and grain companies across Canada and overseas.
Ike Killam expanded his holdings by taking control of ailing companies and nurturing them back to prosperous operations. He was known as “the mystery man” of Canadian finance because of the low public profile he maintained.
Through his wife, Dorothy, the Killam estate funded hospitals, universities and scholarships. Proceeds from his estate provided substantial funding for The Canada Council.