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Memorable Manitobans: Maurice “Moe” Marr (1924-2013)

Businessman, singer, sculptor.

Born at Winnipeg on 14 November 1924, son of David and Hilda Marashinsky, in 1956 he moved to Portage la Prairie with his wife and family. He opened the first of seven women’s clothing stores called “Marr Fashions” which he owned and operated until retiring to Winnipeg in 1989. He was an active member of the Portage la Prairie Jewish community, Portage Rotary Club, and Portage Chamber of Commerce. He sang in a barber-shop quartet called “The Marshmellowes” and was a member of the Portage chapter of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America. His other creative talents included drawing, woodworking, oil painting, and sculpting. He was a founding member of the Manitoba Institute of Sculptors and Artists. He died at Winnipeg on 10 May 2013.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 18 May 2013.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 May 2013

We thank Frances Kasper for providing additional information used here.

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