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Memorable Manitobans: Abraham Samuel Rich (1911-1994)


Born in Poland on 12 March 1911, he came to Winnipeg at the age of 15. In 1939, he founded the Winnipeg Pants and Sportswear Manufacturing Company, which developed into Richlu Sportswear. He died at the St. Boniface General Hospital on 22 October 1994 and was buried in the Shaarey Zedek Cemetery.


Obituary notice, Winnipeg Free Press, 25 October 1994, page 5.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 26 October 1994, page 36.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 August 2016

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