Fonds consists of a Stag Party invitation and program for Harry “Lefty” Levitan held at the Belle Claire Hotel, March 26, l941.
Harry Levitan, third son of Morris and Rachael Levitan, was born in Buckingham, Quebec, July 9, l914. His older brothers were Leo, Archie, Harry, sister Rose and step-brother Elliott.
He grew up in Ottawa, attended York Street Public School and Lisgar Collegiate until his father wanted him to work in his business of scrap metal.
Harry lived for several years in Almonte where he operated a mill which recycled cloth. The Almonte textile business could not compete with the emergence of synthetic materials and went out of business. He eventually became an owner of Bakermet with Elliott Levitan.
He married Frieda Lesh (Norman Lesh’s sister) in 1941. “He was a quiet man and basically a businessman”.
He died September 24, l994.
1. Invitation and Harry Levitan biography from Ruth Levitan, daughter-in-law, Autumn, 2000.