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Memorable Manitobans: Morris Neaman (1898-1974)

Businessman, community activist.

He was engaged in the needle and fur trades for over 50 years, as President of Neaman Fur Company and Sterling Cloak Company. Active in community service, he was honorary treasurer of the Manitoba Medical Service and United Health Service, chairman of the board of the St. Boniface Hospital, president of the Shaarey Zedek Synagogue, President of the Glendale Golf and Country Club (1957), a member of the board of governors for the YMHS, a member of the Masons (Mount Sinai Lodge), and treasurer of the 1967 Pan-Am Games. He was instrumental in the establishment of the Manitoba Technical Vocational School (“Tec Voc”), was one of the founders and a chairman of the Manitoba Development Fund. In 1963, he was given a Manitoba Good Citizenship Award in recognition of his role as head of Manitoba’s development fund and treasurer of the Manitoba Medical Service. He was the first recipient in Western Canada of the Louis Marshall Award for community leadership presented by the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, which he served as an ambassador. He died at Winnipeg on 3 April 1974 and was buried in Shaarey Zedek Cemetery. At the time of his death, he lived at 715 Wellington Crescent, Winnipeg.


“Good citizenship awards to 8 for achievements,” Winnipeg Free Press, 9 November 1963, page 6.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 4 April 1974, page 35.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 July 2017

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