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Memorable Manitobans: Morris “Moishe” Cantor (c1899-1963)

Educator.

Born at Lubar, Ukraine around 1899, he immigrated to Canada in 1921 and taught at Jewish schools in Canora (Saskatchewan) and Winnipeg where, on 1 June 1928, he married Rebecca “Becky” Resnick (1903-1993). The couple had two daughters. He taught at parochial schools in Cleveland (Ohio), Houston (Texas), and Peabody (Massachusetts) before returning to Winnipeg in 1942, where he taught at the I. L. Peretz Folk School prior to becoming Principal of the Aberdeen (1945-1950) and Aikins (1950-?) campuses. In 1958, he became Executive Secretary of the Western Office for the Canadian Jewish Congress, holding the position until his death at Winnipeg on 7 April 1963. Burial was in the Hebrew Sick Benefit Cemetery.

Sources:

Marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 13 April 1963, page 33.

Obituary [Becky Cantor], Winnipeg Free Press, 1 May 1993, page D4.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 4 January 2016

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