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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

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