Memorable Manitobans: Jack Freedman (c1889-1976)
Storekeeper, municipal official.
Born at London, England around 1889, he came to Canada in 1908 and found a job on the docks of Montreal. He later moved to Winnipeg. In 1929, he moved to the newly established community of Flin Flon, as the agent for Winnipeg newspapers, and established a store. He served as Mayor of Flin Flon (1952-1956, 1960-1962, 1964-1970).
He married Margaret Bowman Taylor (1894-1971) and they had six children: Lorraine Rose Freedman (1920-1996, wife of David V. Moorley), John Freedman (1921-1925), Peggy Freedman (?-?, wife of M. Lipton), Maurice Freedman (Victoria, BC), Joseph George “Joe” Freedman (1932-1994), and George Norris Freedman (1933-1933).
He died at Flin Flon on 23 January 1976 and was buried in the Flin Flon Hillside Cemetery.
Marriage registration [Margaret Bowman, James Henry Taylor], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Death registration [John Freedman], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Birth registrations [Lorraine Rose Freedman, John Freedman, George Norris Freedman], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Flin Flon: A Northern Community by David Jones, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1968, page 3.
Obituary [Margaret Freedman], Winnipeg Free Press, 15 June 1971, page 14.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 26 February 1976, page 48.
Obituary [Joseph George Freedman], Winnipeg Free Press, 9 August 1994, page 24.
Obituary [Lorraine Moorley], Winnipeg Free Press, 19 September 1996, page 36.
Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 30 September 2022