Memorable Manitobans: Alexander “Alex” Berman (c1924-2019)
Born at Winnipeg around 1924, youngest of four sons of David Berman (c1886-1960) and Fay “Fannie” Berman (?-?), he studied Architecture at the University of Manitoba. In 1966, he joined Malcom Donald MacLeod and Bruce Fredrick Webster to form the architectural and engineering firm of MacLeod Webster and Berman. On 23 March 1948, he married Valli Jean “Val” Portnuff (c1928-2020) at the Royal Alexandra Hotel and they subsequently had three sons. He died at Winnipeg on 4 September 2019.
“Valli Jean Portnuff becomes bride of Alexander Berman,” Winnipeg Tribune, 24 March 1948, page 11.
“MacLeod and Webster,” Winnipeg Free Press, 19 March 1966, page 63.
Obituary [Arthur Berman], Winnipeg Free Press, 27 February 2012.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 7 September 2019.
Obituary [Valli Jean Berman], Winnipeg Free Press, 25 January 2020.
Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 22 January 2023