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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Chochinov Park (103 Garden Park Drive, Winnipeg)

Dedicated by members of the Chochinov family in 1988, this Winnipeg park and monument commemorate Jacob Lazer “Yankel” Chochinov (1885-1979) and his wife, Tauba “Fanny” Mazarsky (c1889-1979) who ran a dairy farm here. Born at Bobrovy Kut, Khersonska, Ukraine, son of Gavriel David Chochinov and Faigal Horel, Jacob Chochinov immigrated to the North America in 1913, arriving at Boston, Massachusetts in March. He moved to Canada before the year’s end and arrived at West Kildonan where he began a dairy farm around 1915, operating it into the 1940s. He and his wife had eight children: Fanny Helen Chochinov (1914-2003, wife of Harry Rogerville), Harry Chochinov (1915-1996), Morris “Moe” Chochinov (1917-2002), Hymie Chochinov (1918-2000), Esther “Ettie” Chochinov (?-?, wife of Zeke Zabenskie), Zolmand “Saul” Chochinov (1921-1993), Shoike “Sam” Chochinov (c1924-2011), and Louis “Lou” Chochinov. Jacob Chochinov died at Winnipeg on 12 February 1979 and was buried in the Hebrew Sick Benefit Cemetery alongside his wife.

Chochinov Family Monument

Chochinov Family Monument (October 2014)
Source: Nathan Kramer

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.95305, W97.13995
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1921 Canada census, Ancestry.

“Reprimanded,” Winnipeg Tribune, 24 April 1940, page 5.

Chochinov family tree, Ancestry.

Obituary [Tauba Chochinov], Winnipeg Free Press, 22 February 1979, page 156.

Obituary [Zolmand Chochinov], Winnipeg Free Press, 13 November 1993, page 52.

Obituary [Morris Chochinov], Winnipeg Free Press, 5 September 2002.

Obituary [Fanny H. Rogerville], Winnipeg Free Press, 22 February 2003.

Obituary [Sam Chochinov], Winnipeg Free Press, 3 September 2011.

We thank Carrie Ryland for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 4 March 2020

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