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

Educator.

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.

Sources:

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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