Emanuel Arthur Victor “Manny” Levy

Birth: November 17, 1909 in Victoria, B.C.

Death: May 19, 1983 (age 73) in Surrey, B.C.

Burial: Congregation Emanu-El Cemetery, Victoria, Capital Regional District, British Columbia, Canada

Biography:
Manny made a living playing poker in Victoria. He often played with the fire and police chiefs upstairs of his Grandfather’s restaurant. He worked in the family restaurants like Levy’s Oyster Bar, Arthur’s Sandwich Shoppe [1308 Government Street] and Poodle Dog Cafe.

In 1928 grandmother Eva brought a ‘rich girl from Germany’ for him to marry, but he met Victoria-born Dorothy Quaintance Leonard. He fell for her and they married in 1937 in Vancouver, where they settled.

The Levy family owned race horses and like nomads, traveled mainly the West Coast of the United States following the races.

Gravesite Details: Row G – Plot 3
There is a marker stone for Manny on this plot, however, his body is not buried in the cemetery. Manny’s mother wasn’t Jewish, and like his father (also memorialized at this plot), Manny’s body was cremated.

Family Members:

  • Parents
    • Amelia Violet Hilbert Haggart Levy (1880-1942)
    • Arthur Levy (1885-1961)
  • Spouse
    • Dorothy Quaintance Leonard Levy
  • Children
    • Diana Eva Levy
  • Siblings
    • Benjamin Levy (1886-1905)
    • Victor Levy (1891-1939)
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