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Memorable Manitobans: Samuel “Sam” Minuk (1927-2015)

Lawyer, judge.

Born at Winnipeg in 1927, youngest of five children of Simma and Fishel Minuk, he worked for a short time as a policeman then attended Law School, graduating in 1955. He articled with L. D. Moroznick then went into partnership with Morris Erin. From 1962 to 1971, he was a lawyer in the firm of Mitchell, Green & Minuk. In the 1969 provincial general election, he was a Progressive Conservative candidate in the Logan constituency, being defeated by Bill Jenkins. In July 1970, he was appointed a Provincial Court Judge. He retired in March 2005. In recognition of his community service, he received the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal (2002). He died at Winnipeg on 13 August 2015.


Tales from the Underworld by Norm Larsen and Roland Penner, Winnipeg, 2009.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 14 August 2015.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 12 September 2015, page A33.

We thank Norm Larsen for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 24 June 2017

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