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Harry Gertin
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Birth: Sep. 8, 1905, Russia
Death: Sep. 23, 1954
Montreal
Quebec, Canada

Harry Gertin was born Herschel Gechtin, and was born in Borchade, Russia. He was the son of Zev Gut Gechtin and Annie Schwartzman. He took the English name of Harry after arriving in Canada. He changed his last name to Gertin in the 1940's or early 1950's.

He came to Canada Sep 7, 1928. His original final destination was Buffalo, New York, to join his brother Morris Gichtin (Moshe Gechtin), but the immigration quotas prevented him from doing that.

Harry was known as Uncle Hershel to my mother. He married Hilda Macagon on Jan 22, 1934 in Montreal, Quebec. Hilda's mother, Freda Blackmon was married to Harry's brother Hyman Gertin (Chaim Gechtin).

Per his death record, he is buried in the Cemetery of Jewish Assistance and Social Organisation at Cartierville province of Quebec.

Although his gravestone has his Hebrew name as Tsvi, my mother never heard him called that. She called him Uncle Herschel. Tsvi may be his formal Russian name. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Anne Schwartzman Gechtin (1872 - 1937)
 
 Spouse:
  Hilda Macagon Gechtin Gertin (1913 - 1979)*
 
 Children:
  Sema Gertin Silberbach (1936 - 1967)*
 
 Siblings:
  Hyman Gertin (1888 - 1960)*
  Morris Gichtin (1893 - 1971)*
  Morris Gechtin (1901 - 1948)*
  Abraham Gertin-Gichtin (1904 - 1976)*
  Harry Gertin (1905 - 1954)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Here lies Gertin a good man, truly righteous and loved
Tsvi son of the honored Zev
Died 26 Elul 5714 (civil 24 Sep 1954)
May his soul be bound up in the bond of eternal life.
 
Burial:
Baron de Hirsch Cemetery
Montreal
Montreal Region
Quebec, Canada
Plot: Section Jewish Assistance (Map D10). Plot line 10, grave 199
 
Created by: eboss
Record added: Nov 12, 2009
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Harry Gertin
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Harry Gertin
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 Added: Nov. 12, 2009
 
 
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