Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 142 years

Memorable Manitobans: David Itzi Victor (1924-2002)

Lawyer, community activist.

Born at Winnipeg in 1924, son of Ben and Rose Victor, he attended the I. L. Peretz Jewish Day School, Machray School, and St. Johns Technical High School. In 1945 he earned a BA degree from United College (now University of Winnipeg) and in 1949 he obtained an LL.B. from the University of Manitoba Law School. He practiced private law until 1970 when he joined the Manitoba Attorney Generals Department, serving first as Legal Counsel to the Ombudsman then as Legal Counsel to the Agricultural Credit Corporation, until his retirement in 1992. He also served on the Administrative and Constitutional Law committees of the Manitoba Bar Association.

His extensive community activity began with the Winnipeg Jewish Youth Council in 1940. He served as President of the I. L. Peretz Folk School, as Western Region Vice-President of Canadian Jewish Congress, and as Chairman of the Winnipeg Congress Council. He chaired the Western Region Committee for Yiddish for 16 years, was active in the Council of Christians and Jews in earlier years and was a member of the Glendale Club. He was a founding member of the Winnipeg Board of Jewish Education and also served as a board member of the Jewish Historical Society of Western Canada (now the Jewish Heritage Centre).

He died at Winnipeg on 29 January 2002 and was buried in Shaarey Zedek Cemetery.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 6 February 2002.

“They will never be forgotten,” Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 2002, pages A8-A9.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 January 2016

Memorable Manitobans

Memorable Manitobans

This is a collection of noteworthy Manitobans from the past, compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society.

Search the collection by word or phrase, name, place, occupation or other text:

Custom Search

Browse surnames beginning with:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z | 2017

Send corrections and additions to the Memorable Manitobans Administrator at

Criteria for Memorable Manitobans | Suggest a Memorable Manitoban  | Our Inspiration | Acknowledgements

Support the MHS

MHS YouTube Channel

Back to top of page

For queries on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations Policy

© 1998-2021 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.