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DAVID SOKOLOV Born December 11, 1928, the middle child of Rebecca (Rusoff) and Hyman Sokolov, in Winnipeg, brother of Judith (William) Levene of Hamilton, ON and Sheila (Frank) Moser of Jerusalem, Israel. He is survived by his loving wife Lorraine; sons, Stephen (Elizabeth) and Louis (Karen) of Toronto; and grandchildren, Rebecca, Sean, Alexander and Gabrielle, all of Toronto. David died peacefully at home on January 14, 2003. He attended St Johns High School and was valedictorian for the graduating year of 1946. He received his BA in 1949 from the University of Manitoba and his Bachelor of Laws from the Manitoba Law School in 1953. He articled law with his father, Hyman, and was called to the bar in May, 1953. He went on to practice law with his father for many years, first at Sokolov & Wolinsky and later at the firm of Sokolov, Klein, & Co. He was appointed a Queens Counsel in 1966. He joined the firm of Filmore Riley as a senior partner in 1985 and remained with that firm until he retired at the end of 2002. His area of practice was the law as it affected commercial agreements entered into by business persons. He took great pleasure in solving intricate problems in clear and simple language which could easily be understood by all parties concerned. He served on the Law Reform Committee, the Committee to Reform the Manitoba Corporations Act and contributed his time as course leader for the University of Manitoba of Law School. He was also a founding member of the Firefighters Burn Fund and served for many years as the Chairman of its Board of Directors. He showed great dedication to his practice, but never to the exclusion of the rest of his life. Among the interests which he enjoyed were travel, classical music and golf, but his chief joy in life was his loving relationship with his wife, sons, daughters-in-law and grandchildren. A funeral service will be held on January 16 at 2:00 p.m. at the Shaarey Zedek Synagogue. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Cancer Care Manitoba or Hospice and Palliative Care Manitoba.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 16, 2003

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