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Memorable Manitobans: Larry Hurtig (1937-2010)

Accountant, community activist.

Born at Winnipeg in 1937, he lived briefly in Pleasantdale, Saskatchewan and then moved to and grew up in Thunder Bay, Ontario. He was trained as a chartered accountant at the University of Manitoba and worked as an accountant for many years. In 1986, he co-founded Chartered Financial Services and later ASH Management Group. Active in community service, he was President of the Estate Planning Council of Winnipeg, founding member and past President of Shalom Residences, past-president and founder of the Shalom Residence’s Foundation, past-president of Versatech Industries, past-president of Versatech Charitable Foundation, board member of Jewish Child and Family Services, board member of the Jewish Foundation of Manitoba, past-president of the Jewish Federation of Manitoba, past-president of the Asper Jewish Community Campus, co-chair of the Asper Jewish Community Centre’s Building on Success Capital Campaign , a volunteer with the Post Polio Network of Manitoba, a member of the fundraising committee for CancerCare Manitoba’s prostate cancer dinners, and advisory committee member of the Canadian Centre for Disability Studies.

His community service was acknowledged with the Sol Kanee Distinguished Community Services Medal, a Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal, UIA Federation’s Chai Award, and a Community Services Award from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Manitoba.

He died at Winnipeg on 6 October 2010.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 16 October 2010.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 July 2015

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