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Memorable Manitobans: Hyman Kay (1887-1969)

Businessman.

Born in Russia around 1887, he moved to London, England at the age of 2. He came to Canada with his family in 1899 and they spent two years farming at Hirsch, Saskatchewan. In 1901, they moved to Winnipeg. In 1923, he founded a wholesale dry-goods and clothing firm called Kay’s Limited. Active in the Jewish community, he laid the cornerstone of the new Shaarey Zedek Synagogue in 1949. He died at the St. Boniface Hospital on 19 August 1969 and was buried in the Shaarey Zedek Cemetery.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Stovel Block / Kay Building (245 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg)

Sources:

“Clothier Hyman Kay dies at 82,” Winnipeg Tribune, 19 August 1969.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 25 August 1969.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 August 2020

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