Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 140 years


Pay & Donate in the MHS Online Shop

Endangered Top 10
Top 10

Jens Munk at Churchill
Field Trip:

Manitoba History No. 89

No. 89

War Memorials in Manitoba
in Manitoba

This Old Elevator
This Old

Abandoned Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans

Historic Sites of Manitoba
Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans: Max Shnier (1924-2018)


Born at Melfort, Saskatchewan on 6 January 1924, one of twelve children of Sarah and Moishe Shnier, he moved with his family to Emerson in his youth before moving to Winnipeg in his late teens. He became the General Manager of the Winnipeg Film Exchange and later became a land and business developer. He was involved through his firm Comax Limited in development of the Westwood and Assiniboia neighbourhoods of Winnipeg, the North Main Drive-In and Circus Drive-In in Winnipeg, the Grand Drive-In in Portage la Prairie, and numerous shopping centres, hotels, mobile home parks, and apartment buildings. He moved to Vancouver, British Columbia in 1970 where he died on 22 August 2018 and was buried in the Shaarey Zedek Cemetery.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 8 September 2018.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 September 2018

Memorable Manitobans

Memorable Manitobans

This is a collection of noteworthy Manitobans from the past, compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society.

Search the collection by word or phrase, name, place, occupation or other text:

Custom Search

Browse surnames beginning with:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z | 2017

Send corrections and additions to the Memorable Manitobans Administrator at

Criteria for Memorable Manitobans | Suggest a Memorable Manitoban  | Our Inspiration | Acknowledgements

Support the MHS and

Back to top of page


To report an error on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations Policy

© 1998-2019 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.