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Memorable Manitobans: Bonnie Levin Genser (1912-2003)

Community activist.

Born at Winnipeg on 18 January 1912, daughter of Diana Fishman, she married businessman Harold A. Genser (1908-1980, brother of Percy Genser) on 3 January 1937. She was active in Winnipeg’s Jewish community as President of the Brides Group - National Council of Jewish Women, President of Lillian Frieman Chapter of Hadassah, founder of the Shaarey Zedek Girl Guides and later as a Commissioner of the Manitoba Girl Guides. During her many visits to Israel, she served as a volunteer in areas of agriculture, education, archaeology and social services. She died at Winnipeg on 29 November 2003.

Sources:

Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary [Harold A. Genser], Winnipeg Free Press, 12 December 1980.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 15 November 2003.

“They will never be forgotten” by Kevin Rollason, Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 2003, page A6.

This page was prepared by Ian Stewart and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 March 2018

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