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Cec Purves
30th Mayor of Edmonton
In office
October 19, 1977 – October 17, 1983
Preceded by Terry Cavanagh
Succeeded by Laurence Decore
Alderman on the Edmonton City Council (Ward 2)
In office
October 13, 1971 – October 16, 1974
Serving with Alex Fallow, David Ward
Preceded by New district
Succeeded by Laurence Decore, Olivia Butti, David Leadbeater
Alderman on the Edmonton City Council (at large)
In office
October 19, 1966 – October 13, 1971
Personal details
Born (1933-10-18) October 18, 1933 (age 89)
Edmonton, Alberta
Political party Better Civic Government Committee, Independent
Spouse(s) Clare Heller
Children Four daughters
Profession Businessman

Cecil John Harry "Cec" Purves (born October 18, 1933) is a politician in Alberta, Canada, who served as mayor of Edmonton.

Early life

Purves was born in Edmonton on October 18, 1933. He grew up in the city's Calder, Pigeon Lake, Norwood, Riverdale, and Lavigne (now known as Skunk Hollow) areas and went to Victoria High School and Strathcona High School. Purves graduated in 1950. On December 29, 1956 he married Clare Heller, with whom he have four daughters, Cindy, Corinne, Caroline and Catherine.

He worked for the Dominion Bank from 1950 until 1959, and worked for his family's upholstering firm, Apex Auto Upholstering, from 1959 until 1988.

Purves is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Purves was a convert to the Church. Purves has served as a bishop in the Church and was the first Edmonton-born man to serve as a bishop in the Church in Edmonton.

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