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Memorable Manitobans: Max C. Kantor (1918-2007)

Athlete, insurance agent.

Born in north Winnipeg on 15 July 1918, son of Molly and Charles Kantor, he attended Machray School and St. John’s High School, and obtained a Commerce Degree from the University of Manitoba. After university he worked for a few years in the retail field before enlisting in the military and being sent overseas to fight in the Second World War. He met his wife Mireille in Paris and they returned to Winnipeg after the war where he built a successful career in the insurance business. As a young man, he excelled in track and field sports. While running for the Winnipeg Athletic Association, he won the 100-yard dash in the Canadian Track and Field Championship in 1938. An injury ended his running career. He was inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame in 2004. He died at Winnipeg on 22 January 2007.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 31 January 2007.

“They left their mark,” Winnipeg Free Press, 30 December 2007, page B2.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 March 2016

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