Memorable Manitobans: Abraham Slobinsky (1862-1933)
Born at Winograd, Russia on 10 June 1862, he came to Canada with his family in 1905 and farmed in southern Manitoba for six years. He came to Winnipeg in 1911 and began working in the grocery business, later becoming President of a wholesale grocery firm in partnership with his brother Mandel F. Slobinsky.
He and wife Frieda Slobinsky (c1859-1919) had four children: Moses Abraham Slobinsky (?-?), Rona Slobinsky (c1892-1979, wife of Bernard Bruser), Jack Slobinsky (1893-1973), and Lucy Slobinsky (c1904-1962, wife of Louis Cecil Cohen). Active in the city's Jewish community, he was President of the House of Jacob Synagogue, Chairman of the first building committee of the Talmud Torah, and President of the Jewish Old Folks' Home. He worked for the United Hebrew Relief.
He died at his Winnipeg home, Suite 2 Edgar Court, on 13 May 1933 and was buried in the Shaarey Zedek Cemetery.
Death registrations [Frieda Slobinsky, Abraham Norm Slobinsky], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Marriage registration [Lucy Slobinsky, Louis Cecil Cohen], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
“A. Slobinsky dies following long illness,” Winnipeg Tribune, 13 May 1933, page 3.
“Abraham Slobinsky, well known Jewish Winnipegger, dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 15 May 1933, page 4.
Obituary [Lucy Cohen], Winnipeg Free Press, 11 May 1962, page 33.
Obituary [Jack Slobinsky], Winnipeg Free Press, 2 March 1973, page 27.
Obituary [Rona Bruser], Winnipeg Free Press, 12 May 1979, page 66.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 14 April 2022