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Memorable Manitobans: Adolph Hurtig (c1891-1949)

Furrier, community activist.

He came to Winnipeg from Romania in 1908 when he began building a business in the city. President and founder of the furrier firm of A. and M. Hurtig, he partnered with his brother Max Hurtig in 1918.

A leader in the Winnipeg Jewish community, he was associated with the Mount Sinai Masonic Lodge, the Shaarey Zadek and Beth Abraham Synagogues, and the Jewish welfare fund. A member of the Manitoba Furriers Guild and St. Johns Lawn Bowling Club, he had the distinct honour of representing Canada on the British Empire Games lawn bowling team in 1934. During his time in Britain at this event, he was a guest of King George V at Buckingham Palace.

Formerly a resident at 266 Cathedral Avenue, he and his wife Dora shared three children: Mrs. Joyce Diner, Harvey Hurtig, and Moyer Hurtig. He was an uncle to the furrier J. Z. Hurtig. He died at Winnipeg General Hospital on 6 August 1949.

Sources:

“A. Hurtig, furrier, dies in city at 58,” Winnipeg Tribune, 8 August 1949. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B10, page 117]

This page was prepared by Sarah Ramsden.

Page revised: 17 August 2010

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