The family of Helen Atnikov is saddened to announce her passing on Saturday, February 13. She was an amazingly vibrant woman just three months shy of her 101st birthday.
Helen was a remarkable woman who lived a full and active life. Blessed with good health, both physically and mentally, she was an avid bridge player, a fan of professional tennis and golf, she loved to read and above all, she delighted in the company of her many children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. In her younger days, Helen loved to participate in sports and travel. Palm Springs was a favorite destination and she spent many winters there, often surrounded by family and friends. Helen also took great pleasure in entertaining and brought joy and wonderful memories to those who were fortunate to know her.
Helen was predeceased by her husband Beryl and daughter Miriam Segal and is survived by her children Don and Sharman Atnikov, Earl and Janis Atnikov and Ron Segal, grandchildren Nara and Brian Abrams, Adam and Lauren Segal, Samantha, Brenna and Nathan Atnikov, Max Leblanc and Chaim Atnikov, great grandchildren Bayley and Matty Abrams, Maiya and Kaylee Segal and Max and Marlow Segal. She will also be sadly missed by brother-in-law Murray Atnikov, sister-in-law Gloria Hendin, and her many nephews and nieces. For years Helen’s life was also enriched by a close relationship with Harold Schachter and his children Joanie and Jackie Rusen.
Helen truly enjoyed her experience living at the Shaftesbury Residence and her family would like to express their appreciation to the friendly and caring staff; in particular to Cheryl and Anastasia, who organized her amazing 100th birthday party.
In memory of Helen, donations would be welcomed to the Helen and Bernard Atnikov Fund and the Miriam Atnikov Segal Scholarship Fund. Both are accessible at the website of the Jewish Foundation of Manitoba.
Funeral services will be Livestreamed by the Congregation Etz Chayim and details will be posted on the Chesed Shel Emes website.