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Memorable Manitobans: Samuel “Sam” Diamond (1920-2001)


Born at Arran, Saskatchewan on 19 October 1920, son of Isaac and Annie Diamond, he completed high school in Arran then entered the Air Force, going overseas to England during the Second World War. He returned to Winnipeg in 1946 and opened the Times Soda Bar on Broadway beside Osborne Stadium, where he met many football players. Broadway Pharmacy was his next business venture, from 1960 to 1980, when he established Diamond Athletic Medical Supplies. A director of the Blue Bomber Football Club from 1968 to 1992, he was inducted into the Blue Bomber Hall of Fame in 1998. He died on 23 March 2001.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 31 March 2001.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 April 2020

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