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Memorable Manitobans: David Israel Sokolov (1928-2003)


Born at Winnipeg on 11 December 1928, son of Rebecca Rusoff and Hyman Sokolov, he was valedictorian at St. John’s High School in 1946, received a BA (1949) from the University of Manitoba and a Bachelor of Laws from the Manitoba Law School( 1953). He practiced law with Sokolov & Wolinsky, Sokolov, Klein, & Company, was appointed a Queen’s Counsel in 1967 and, from 1985 until his retirement in 2002, was with the firm of Fillmore Riley. He served on the Law Reform Committee and the Committee to Reform the Manitoba Corporations Act, and he was a course leader for the University of Manitoba Law School. He was a founding member of the Firefighters Burn Fund and served for many years as the Chairman of its Board of Directors. He died at Winnipeg on 14 January 2003.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 16 January 2003.

“They will never be forgotten,” Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 2003, pages A6-7.

This page was prepared by Ian Stewart.

Page revised: 30 May 2019

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