Manitoba Photographers: Leo Derechin (1875-1966)

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Born on 27 November 1875, he was a photographer at Winnipeg for 45 years, operating as Smiths Photo Studio at 405 Selkirk Avenue (1920s). He and wife Eugenia “Jennie” Derechin (1890-1970) had a son, William Derechin (?-1997). He died at the Winnipeg General Hospital on 15 October 1966 and was buried in the Shaarey Zedek Cemetery.

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405 Selkirk Avenue, Winnipeg


Advertisement, Czas [Winnipeg], 2 February 1927, page 8.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 22 October 1966, page 38.

Obituary [Jennie Derechin], Winnipeg Free Press, 6 November 1970, page 12.

Leo Derechin, BillionGraves.

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This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 October 2019

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