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Memorable Manitobans: Leona Ruth Wagner Billinkoff (1920-2014)

Community activist.

Born at Winnipeg on 10 March 1920, daughter of Aaron and Rose Wagner, she was educated at St. John’s High School (1935) and the University of Manitoba (BA, 1939). In 1940, she married Alex Billinkoff (1912-1990) and they subsequently had three children: Arlene D. Billinkoff, Martin Billinkoff, and Batya Billinkoff. She returned to the University in 1961 and obtained a teaching certificate, afterward teaching French and English at Joseph Wolinsky Collegiate. She was active in Winnipeg’s Jewish community, serving as President of the Talmud Torah Parent-Teacher Association (1951-1954) and fundraising to expand the Hebrew Day School to a full elementary and high school. She was President of the Jewish Welfare Fund Women’s Division (1956-59) and an administrator at Camp Massad on Lake Winnipeg (1953-1978). She died at Winnipeg on 30 January 2014.

Sources:

Obituary [Alex Billinkoff], Winnipeg Free Press, 17 December 1990, page 24.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 12 February 2014.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 February 2019

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