Vivian was born March 27, 1933 in Winnipeg and passed away peacefully on Sept. 16, 2020.
She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Harry of 40 years, her parents Albert and Yetta Hecht, and brothers, Jerry and Manuel Hecht. She will be sadly missed by her loving children Debra Yanofsky, Arnold Yanofsky and Albert & Sharon Yanofsky; grandchildren Jocelyne, Aaron (Faye-Rae), Evelyn (Chris) and great-grandson, Jackson; brother Gilbert Hecht and sister-in-law Roz Hecht; and many nieces and nephews
Mom attended Luxton School, St. John’s Tech, United Collage, and then worked at Victoria Leather. Mom and dad were married in 1956. Mom was a beautiful, down to earth lady, who cared about others, and loved her family above all else. She was a kind woman of good deeds, with a heart of gold, teaching us to look after one another. She was so proud of all her children and grandchildren and had a very special bond with each one of them. Mom welcomed everyone into her home. Homecare and ILRC Family Managed Care staff, along with Debra’s devoted care, aided Mom to live in her home for 60 years! She volunteered with Bnai Brith Women, Continuity Care, L’Avenir Cooperative, and in the Seven Oaks School Div. Mom enjoyed helping others, especially those with special needs
Mom valued her many friendships throughout life and more recently at the Fred Douglas Lodge Day Program. Friday night Shabbat family dinners and Passover Seders were very important to her. Mom was an amazing cook, especially her tuna burgers, nothings, and chocolate chip cookies! Mom had a fun sense of humor and enjoyed watching the Bombers & Jets. She enjoyed reading, growing plants, bowling, knitting for her family, music, playing Mah-jongg, family trips to Gimli and Grand Forks, and Casino bus tours with Debra. Mom loved celebrating birthdays, Jewish holidays, and Baby Boomer Cafes, singing, smiling, and laughing with her family and friends! Baba Vivi, you taught us all the importance of loving family and maintaining Jewish traditions
Graveside services were held September 21, 2020 at the Shaarey Zedek Cemetary and conducted by Rabbi Matthew Leibl. Pallbearers were Aaron Yanofsky, Evelyn Clarke, Elliot Olin, Michael Hecht, Henry Goldfeld, and Keith Elfenbein. Donations in Vivian’s memory can be made to Jewish Child & Family Services or Continuity Care Inc. or to a charity of your choice