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arnold packerIt is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear father, brother and Zaida Arnold Earl Packer on December 18, 2018 at the age of 85 with his daughter Cheryl by his side.  

Arnold was predeceased by his parents Percy and Rose Packer; his beloved wife Shirley Packer and his brother-in -law and sister-in-law Larry and Kalla Daien. He will be lovingly remembered by his brother Howard (Eileen) Packer; his children Cheryl Waterman (Brian Stefaniuk), Mindy (Brad) Bloom and Martin Packer. Adored Zaida of Dana (Brad) Mederski, Kyle and Kira Waterman, Jason and Jonathan Bloom and Justin Packer; great grandchildren Conner and Ethan Mederski. His family were his treasures. Arnold was a very devoted and honourary life member of the Khartum Shrine Ritualistic Unit and a past Grand Master of The Grand Lodge of Manitoba A.F. & A.M. Special thanks to nephew and niece Alan and Wendy Daien for all their love and support. Additional thanks to the wonderful and caring staff of the Simkin Centre especially Weinberg 2 Unit who took such amazing care of him in his last year of life. Funeral was held on December 23, 2018 at Etz Chayim Congregation officiated by Rabbi Kliel Rose and cousin Cantor Gerry Daien. Pallbearers were Brad, Jason and Jonathan Bloom, Alan and Laurie Daien and dear friend Joel Segal. Honourary pallbearers were Kyle Waterman and Kira Waterman, Dana Mederski and Justin Packer. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to The Shirley (Simi) and Arnold Packer Family Fund of the Jewish Foundation Manitoba; the Winnipeg Humane Society or charity of choice. He was a very special individual whose memory will live on forever.

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