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Memorable Manitobans: Isaac Sirluck (1880-1966)

Businessman, farmer.

Born in Ukraine in 1880, he emigrated to Argentina then to Canada, arriving at Winkler in 1906. He worked as a general merchant and farmer, and helping to establish several public institutions. He moved to Winnipeg in 1942 where he was active in the community, serving as Vice-President of the Ashkenazi Synagogue and a board member for the Talmud Torah, Jewish Old Folks Home, Mizrachi, and Jewish Welfare Fund. He was married twice, first on 4 November 1906 to Rose Nitikman (1885-1936) at Winkler with whom he had six children: Gertrude Sirluck (1908-2004, wife of Harry Beril Mitchell), Helena Sirluck (1909-?), Hilda Sirluck (1910-?, wife of Ernest Struc), Gladys Sirluck (1913-2006, wife of David M. Bruser), Ernest Sirluck (1918-?), and Robert Sirluck. On 2 November 1937, he married Odel Hasinoff (c1883-1963) at Winnipeg. He was a member of the Canadian Friends of Hebrew University, Canadian Friends of Bar-Ilan University, Histadrut, Sharon Zion, B'nai B'rith, and Manitoba Historical Society. He died at the Misericordia Hospital on 19 September 1966.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Pioneer Jewish Settlers of Winkler Monument (Winkler)


Birth, marriage, and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary [Odel Sirluck], Winnipeg Free Press, 23 April 1963, page 24.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 20 September 1966, page 28.

Obituary [Gertrude Mitchell], Winnipeg Free Press, 1 May 2004.

Obituary [Gladys Bruser], Winnipeg Free Press, 26 December 2006.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 September 2019

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