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Memorable Manitobans: David “Dave” Rothstein (1914-1997)

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David Rothstein
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Born at Winnipeg on 5 January 1914, he served in Canadian military forces during the Second World War. Active in business, he was President of Rothstein Theatres Limited and was President and Managing Director of the Marlborough Hotel. On 4 September 1938, he married Nettie Connison “Connie” Pattison (1911-1998) and they had three sons. The family lived at 184 West Gate. He served as Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Manitoba (1957), President of the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce (1969-1970), President of the Winnipeg Rotary Club, and President of the Manitoba Sports Federation. He was also a member of the Executive for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers Football Club. He died at Winnipeg on 11 June 1997.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Speirs House (184 West Gate, Winnipeg)


Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 17 June 1997, page 39.

Obituary [Connie Rothstein], Winnipeg Free Press, 19 February 1998, page 47.

Henderson’s Winnipeg and Brandon Directories, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.

We thank Stan Barclay for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 September 2019

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