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Memorable Manitobans: Eva Finkelstein Abremovich (1877-1953)


Born at Radishevka, Volhynia Province, Russia on 10 June 1877, daughter of Tevel Finkelstein, one of the early Jewish arrivals in Winnipeg in 1882. She arrived in Canada in 1883 with her mother and sister. She attended Carlton School and Victoria School then, in 1897 she graduated from Manitoba College, the first Jewish person to do so. In 1902 she married Manuel Hirsch Abremovich (1875-1958), an electrical engineer, in Winnipeg. They resided in New York City for a few years before returning to Winnipeg where she was a member of the University Women’s Club and the Women’s Canadian Club. During each of the world wars, she worked for the Red Cross. In 1948, she and her husband retired to Vancouver, British Columbia. She died on 18 December 1953 while visiting Sarnia, Ontario, and is buried in Shaarey Zedek Cemetery.


“City woman dies on visit to Sarnia” Winnipeg Free Press, 19 December 1953.

We thank Paul Silverstone for providing information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 September 2014

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