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Memorable Manitobans: Isaac Bercovitch (c1895-1948)


Born in Odessa, Russia, he came to Canada in 1905 and began working at a general store in Oak Point, Manitoba. One of the original partners of Lake Manitoba Fisheries (renamed Manitoba Fisheries), his involvement in the fish industry began in 1924. He later became sole owner of this firm in 1940 taking on the titles of president and general manager. He held memberships in the Mount Sinai Order of the Masons and the Montefiore Club B’nai B’rith, Young Men’s Hebrew Association, and Glendale Golf Club. He and his wife Sophia shared two daughters: Jean and Joan. He died on 18 August 1948 in Winnipeg and was later buried in the Shaarey Zedek Cemetery.


 “I. Bercovitch dies suddenly,”Winnipeg Tribune, 19 August 1948. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B10, page 34]

This page was prepared by Sarah Ramsden.

Page revised: 21 June 2010

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