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Memorable Manitobans: Matt Bellan (1950-2009)


Born in Winnipeg, son of Ziona and Joseph Bellan, he grew up in West Kildonan and was educated at the Peretz School, Talmud Torah, Edmund Partridge Junior High, and West Kildonan Collegiate. While attending the University of Manitoba, he got a start in journalism as co-editor of the student newspaper, The Manitoban. He also attended the Carlteon School of Journalism. He worked for three years at the Regina Leader-Post newspaper before taking over the editorship of the Jewish Post in Winnipeg in 1982. He retired from the position in November 2008. He died on 13 April 2009 and was buried in the Shaarey Zedek Cemetery.


“Ex-Jewish Post editor set ‘hard-to-match’ standard,” Winnipeg Free Press, 16 April 2009, page B2.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 18 April 2009, page C14.

“The ’09 honour roll,” Winnipeg Free Press, 2 January 2010, page H4.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 January 2016

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