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Memorable Manitobans: Moe Lerner (1953-2018)

Physician, community activist.

Born at Winnipeg on 17 March 1953, son of Pearl Lerner (1923-2016) and Art Isadore Lerner, he trained as a physician then worked at the Health Sciences Centre for several years before becoming Director of Emergency Services at Seven Oaks Hospital. During this period, he was also medical director of the City of Winnipeg Ambulance and Paramedic Services, medical director of the Aboriginal Health and Wellness Centre, and a lecturer at the University of Manitoba. He was frequently called on for his medical expertise on CBC Radio. He was an advocate for the obese and appeared in a National Film Board documentary titled “Fat Chance.” He died at the St. Boniface Hospital on 9 January 2018.


Obituary [Pearl Lerner], Winnipeg Free Press, 8 November 2016.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 13 January 2018.

We thank Meda Lerner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 January 2018

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