Rabbi Marcus Berner

Birth: April 15, 1868 in Lithuania

Death: June 22, 1941 (age 73) in Victoria, B.C.

Gravesite Details: Row G – Plot 28

Inscription:
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MARCUS BERNER
RABBI OF VICTORIA
DIED 22 JUNE 1941
AGED 77 YEARS

Biography:
Marcus Berner settled in Saskatchewan as part of the Baron de Hirsch program. He established the town of Hirsch and became a farmer and teacher. He might have been the first Jewish school trustee.

He moved to Victoria in 1931. He was the Rabbi of Congregation Emanu-El from 1931-1941. As he was in Victoria over the Depression, Rabbi Berner agreed to any salary which the congregation was able afford.

Family Members:
Parents:
Son of Boruch Berner

Spouse:
Second wife: Annie Berner (1871-1904)

Children:
Henry “Hank” “Slim” Berner son of his first wife who died in childbirth
Eva Berner Mandel (unknown-1955)
Isaac Elkin Berner (1896-1991)
Meyer Berner (1902-1989)

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