Birth: April 15, 1868 in Lithuania
Death: June 22, 1941 (age 73) in Victoria, B.C.
Gravesite Details: Row G – Plot 28
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
RABBI OF VICTORIA
DIED 22 JUNE 1941
AGED 77 YEARS
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.
Son of Boruch Berner
Second wife: Annie Berner (1871-1904)
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)