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DR. EMANUEL MARCUS FINKLEMAN

Born: Jan 05, 1909

Date of Passing: Mar 21, 2001

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DR. EMANUEL MARCUS FINKLEMAN Dr. Emanuel Marcus Finkleman passed away on Wednesday, March 21, 2001 at Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg. He was 92. Dr. Finkleman was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada on January 5, 1909. His early years were spent in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. He returned to Winnipeg and attended Kelvin High School. He then attended the University of Manitoba and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1930. Following graduation he moved to Toronto to attend the University of Toronto, School of Optometry. For over 60 years Dr. Finkleman practiced optometry in Winnipeg and until a month prior to his death was in active practice. He was the oldest practicing optometrist in Canada. In 1934 he married his university sweetheart Miriam Z. Tessler. He was predeceased by his wife in 1984, one month before their 50th wedding anniversary. They had two daughters, Nancy and Janis. Dr. Finkleman was involved in many organizations. He was an active member of the Liberal party, working on numerous campaigns and events. He was a member of the board of the National Arts Centre and a Governor of the National Theatre School of Canada. Dr. Finkleman was a past president of the Canadian Association of Optometrists, Manitoba Association of Optometrists, The Royal Winnipeg Ballet and Glendale Country Club. He was a member of the Jewish Historical Society, the University of Manitoba Alumni Association and Sigma Alpha Mu. He served on the building committee of the new Shaarey Zedek Synagogue in 1949. Dr. Finkleman was a past district deputy Grand Master of the Mount Sinai Lodge-Masonic Temple in Manitoba. He cherished his family. He is survived by his two daughters, Nancy Hollenberg and Janis Harris, both of Phoenix, Arizona; six grandchildren, Dr. Gary Hollenberg, Karen Smoller, Kathy Hollenberg, Jay Auslander, Jamie Auslander, Jill Auslander and four great-grandchildren. The family wishes to thank his doctors, Dr. A. Angel, Dr. J. Embel, Dr. A. Maksymiuk, Dr. C. Mihalcioiu, Dr. J. Rusen and the nursing staff at Health Sciences Centre. Funeral services were held on Sunday, March 25, 2001, at the Shaarey Zedek Synagogue, with interment at Shaarey Zedek Memorial Park. Contributions in his memory may be made to The Jewish Foundation of Manitoba, C400-123 Doncaster, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3N 2B2 (204)477-7520.

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 07, 2001

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