Leon Fine (b. March 4, 1886 - d. Ottawa, August 11, 1982) was born Riven Leib Fain (Romanian) in Hertsa, Chernivtsi, Ukraine. He was also known as Reuven Lev Fine and Louis Fine.
He was the son of Isaac Itsu Fine (b. circa 1842) and Sara Yenta Fript (b. circa 1853), and the brother of Devorah. He was also the half brother of Victoria Fain de Zaidman.
He arrived in Canada at age 20 in 1907.
He married Rachel Feller (Rachel Fine) (Rae Fine) (b. July 20, 1892) on July 6, 1910. Rachel was the daughter of Joseph Feller and Anna Saltzberg (Anna Feller) (b. Romania, 1866 - d. Ottawa, March 17, 1921).
Rachel's immigration record shows she arrived in Portland, Maine, on March 4, 1910, on the ship Haverford as a tourist. Her profession was given as a dressmaker and her destination was marked as Ottawa.
Leon and Rachel had two daughters together; Anne Fine (Anne Mirsky) (b. Ottawa, January 31, 1916) and Sarah Fine (Sarah Shaffer) (b. Ottawa, March 3, 1918).
Leon was described as a "clothier".
Leon and Rachel's granddaughter, Marilyn Hope Shaffer, married Daniel Kimmel on June 8, 1965.
1. A newspaper notice from the March 9, 1956 edition of The Ottawa Journal on the death of Max Feller, Rachel Fine's brother:
Many Pay Moving Final Tribute To Max Feller
Deep regard for the memory of Max Feller, public spirited member of Ottawa's Jewish community and for many years a widely known clothing merchant, was shown by the attendance at his funeral held at the Hulse and Playfair Funeral Home. The age-old funeral rites were conducted by Rabbi Simon Eckstein of Adath Jeshurun congregation, assisted by Cantor Josef Rabin. Burial was In the Jewish cemetery, Metcalfe road. Chief mourners and survivors were his widow, two daughters; Mrs. Ben Pomerlan, Ottawa, and Mrs. Rubin Strauss: Montreal: three sisters, Mrs. Leon Fine, Ottawa, and, the Misses Gertie and Fanny Feller of New York City; two brothers, Sol Feller and Moe Feller, both of Ottawa. Among those present at the service were A. H. Lieff, QC, Rabbi Samuel L. Bursteln, Sam Caplan and Gordon Caplan, Dr. Pearlman, Mendel Pearlman, Irving Rivers, David Epstein, Max Cohen, Sam Wallack, Tom Sachs, Israel Shore, Lou Wetner, Harry Weldman, Harry Fleet, Murray Baslaw, Myer Lieff, Joe Feller, Norman Mirsky, Abraham Shaffer, Alderman Charles St. Germain, Percy Feller, Joseph Torontow, H. H. Sugarman, Samuel Feller and Eddie Feller, Harry Oreenblatt, Max Klein, Ben Tradburks, Lawrence Kapeller, M. Benowick, Charles Segal, Isidore Potechin, Dr. J. Feller, Hyman _____