Max Harvey Macara

Dolly and Max Macara, wedding photo

Birth: June 22, 1912 in Kelliher, Saskatchewan

Death: July 21, 2001 (age 89)

Biography:
Max’s parents were Russian Jews. They started their family there and moved to Saskatchewan circa 1906. He married Edith “Dolly” Sklove in 1939 in Edmonton, Alberta. They lived in Brandon, Manitoba while Max was in training with the Air Force. The family moved to Edmonton. Max went to Yellowknife and started a laundry and dry cleaning business. He was in Yellowknife from 1946 to 1986. The family joined him but returned to Edmonton so that their son, Mel could receive a Hebrew education and become Bar Mitzvah. The family returned to Yellowknife where they drew their water from nearby Frame Lake and ordered their kosher food from Edmonton & Winnipeg. The family moved and settled in Victoria.

Gravesite Details: Row E – Plot 25

Inscription:
פּ״נ (Here lies)
MACARA
Max Harvey
1912-2001
In Loving Memory
ת נ צ ב ה
abbreviation for Biblical quote: “May his soul be bound up in the bond of eternal life.”

Parents:
Mendal Macaravitch 1874–1933
Sarah Macaravitch 1863–1949

Siblings:
Minnie Macaravitch born in Russia in 1900–
Ester Macaravitch born in Russia in 1902–
Clara Macaravitch born in Russia in 1903–
Jacob Macaravitch born in Russia in 1904–
Annie Macaravitch born in Saskatchewan in 1911–
Sadie (Sheyndel) Macaravitch

Spouse:
Edith “Dolly” Sklove Macara (1916-2020)

Children:
Marilyn
Mel
Susie



Vancouver Island Masonic History Project:
Max Harvey Macara

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