Earl B. Pilgrim was born in
St. Anthony in 1939. He received his
early education in Roddickton, later studying Forestry at the College of Trades
and Technology in St. Johnís. He began his adult career in 1960 as an
Infantryman in the Canadian Army, serving with the Princess Patriciaís Canadian
While there, he became involved in the sport of boxing, eventually becoming the Canadian Light Heavyweight Boxing Champion. Following a stint in the Forces, he took a job as a Forest Ranger with the Newfoundland and Labrador Forestry Department.
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