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Memorable Manitobans: Abraham L. “Abe” Simkin (1922-2020)

Lawyer, businessman.

Born at Winnipeg in 1922, son of Samuel Simkin (?-1954) and Fanny Bresavsky (c1880-1976), brother of Saul Simkin and Israel Simkin, he trained as a lawyer and, in 1961, he and his three brothers founded BACM (British-American Construction and Materials) Limited that was active in housing construction and land development. He was made a Queen’s Counsel in 1972. He was a candidate for the Winnipeg North constituency in the 1949 provincial general election and a director of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Manitoba Theatre Centre, and Canadian Council of Christians and Jews. He died at Del Mar, California on 22 July 2020.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: British-American Cement Plant (Sturgeon Road, RM of Rosser)


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 1 August 2020.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 August 2020

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