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Memorable Manitobans: Samuel Howard “Sam” Doctoroff (1907-1978)


Born in the RM of Kildonan on 8 April 1907, son of George Doctoroff and Molly Rozezky, he received a BSc degree from the University of Manitoba in 1927 then began a teaching career in 1929. He served as Principal of Manson School (1929-1930) and Plumas School (1930-1932) and taught at Glenboro School (1930s) before returning to Winnipeg to receiving a BEd degree (1937). He then taught at Brandon Collegiate (1938-1942). In June 1942, he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force where he was a navigator. After the war, he taught at Aberdeen School (1946-1951), Tec-Voc High School (1951-1953), Isaac Newton School (1953-1957), and Sisler High School (1957-?). On 21 August 1930, he married Marion Kruger (1907-2010) at Winnipeg and they had three children. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion (General Monash Branch 115), Talmud Torah Synagogue, and Winnipeg Schoolmasters’ Association (President). He died at the St. Boniface Hospital on 8 December 1978 and was buried in the Rosh Pina Cemetery.


Birth and marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 9 December 1978, page 50.

Obituary [Marion Doctoroff], Winnipeg Free Press, 20 April 2010, page 24.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 January 2016

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