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Memorable Manitobans: Roy Marshall Lev (1930-2010)

Architect, real estate developer.

Born at Foam Lake, Saskatchewan on 29 March 1930, son of Abraham Jacob Lev (c1886-1955) and Eda Lev (c1895-1964), brother of Eve Werier, he moved with his family to Winnipeg where he attended Luxton School, St. John's High School, and the University of Manitoba, receiving a degree in Architecture in 1954. He practiced as an architect for 20 years before joining Lakeview Properties as a partner. He later formed Jegray Development that development apartment blocks and commercial properties.

On 12 October 1961, he married Linda Kathryn Isidor (1940-2020) and they had a daughter and two sons. He served as a director of the Blue Bombers Football Club (1980s) and was President of the Board for the Seven Oaks General Hospital Foundation (1988-1990).

He died at Winnipeg on 3 April 2010 and was buried in the Shaarey Zedek Cemetery.

Some of his architectural works in Manitoba included:

Building

Location

Year

Status

Beaumont School (addition)

5880 Betsworth Avenue, Winnipeg

1961

 

Royal School (addition)

450 Laxdal Road, Winnipeg

1961

 

Sources:

“Retired merchant, Abraham J. Lev dies at age 69,” Winnipeg Tribune, 9 June 1955, page 20.

“Jottings from the business world,” Winnipeg Free Press, 7 January 1961, page 56.

“Lev - Isidor,” Winnipeg Free Press, 28 October 1961, page 18.

Obituary [Eda Lev], Winnipeg Free Press, 7 October 1964, page 69.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 6 April 2010.

Obituary [Linda Lev], Winnipeg Free Press, 29 August 2020.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 June 2021

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