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Memorable Manitobans: Rae Trojan Dreman (1916-2002)

Singer, community volunteer.

Born in 1916 at Oman, Ukraine, she escaped from Russia in 1923 during the Russian Civil War, coming to Canada, where they settled in Winnipeg. At an early age, she assisted her father, who was a photographer, by painting the photographs he took. Rae and her sisters were known as the ‘Trojan Sisters’ and frequently sang together for charities and on the Noah Witmann Program on radio. She continued singing at community events after her sisters passed on, and was also very active in the Jewish community, being a member of ORT, Hadassah, the Jewish Women’s Musical Club and the National Council of Jewish Women.

She died at Winnipeg on 1 February 2002.

Sources:

Winnipeg Free Press, Friday, 22 February 2002, page 47.

This profile was prepared by Kris Keen.

Page revised: 2 December 2008

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