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Memorable Manitobans: Saul Simkin (1915-1994)


Born at Pine Ridge on 31 July 1915, son of Samuel Simkin (?-1954) and Fanny Bresavsky (c1880-1976), brother of Israel Simkin and Abraham L. Simkin, he attended Aberdeen School and St. John’s High School then, in 1932, began working in the family fuel business. In 1961, he and his three brothers founded BACM (British-American Construction and Materials) Limited. At the time of his death, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BACM and Denver Brick, and a director of Genstar Limited. Active in a number of public charities, he was the Chairman of the United Jewish Appeal. In 1974, he received an honorary doctorate from the University of Winnipeg. He died at Denver, Colorado on 21 June 1994 and was buried in the Rosh Pina Memorial Park. He is commemorated by the Saul and Claribel Simkin Centre.

See also:

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


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 24 June 1994, page 42.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 August 2020

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