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Front Steps: Izzy and Flader

front steps: His family settled in Toronto where he grew up, met and married Ida, and found work fixing umbrellas, according to Vancouver Courier. He just picked it up as a new immigrant, said granddaughter Corry Flader. The family tradition began when Isadore Izzy Flader, a Jewish immigrant from Poland, came to Canada as a young boy in the early 1900s. He found that he was good with his hands. As the story goes, one day Izzy met a train porter who told him about the rainforest surrounding Vancouver. Izzy could not afford to open a store, Flader said, so he would go door-to-door asking if people had umbrellas that needed repairs, carrying out the work while sitting on the front steps of the home. ( As reported in the news.