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Memorable Manitobans: Sam Shenkarow (1916-2002)

Pharmacist, community activist.

Born at Winnipeg on 17 July 1916, son of Max Shenkarow and Clara Gelotowsky, he graduated with a degree in pharmacy from the University of Manitoba in 1939 and practiced pharmacy until he enlisted in the Canadian Armed Forces at the outbreak of the Second World War. After the war, he returned to his professional activities and also served as the first President of the Ramah School Board. He was well known for his photography, jewelry-making skill, and for his “handmade by Sam Shenkarow” acrylic pieces. He died at Winnipeg on 12 January 2002.


Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 17 January 2002.

“They will never be forgotten” by Kevin Rollason, Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 2002, page A8.

This page was prepared by Ian Stewart.

Page revised: 12 January 2017

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