It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Roslyn at age 98.
Loving mother to Vivian, Rochelle (Mati), Neil (Jemmie); grandmother to Tiram (Reesa), Stav (Jonathan), Matan (Alexandra), Chen (Ori), Yonatan (Ma’ayan), Aaron, Joel (Liane), and Daniel; great-grandmother to Oren, Lev, Ahva, Lilah, Mira, Shai, Isaac, Allan, Asiya, Lenny and Yaffa; sister to Dr. Harvey Weisman; sister-in-law to Doris Bronstein; and many dear cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Predeceased by her loving husband Meyer, parents Jack and Sarah Weisman, sister Fay Slutchuk, sister-in-law Sandra Weisman and son-in-law Lewis Zeigen.
Judaism and Zionism were a central part of her life, beginning with Winnipeg and Western Canada Young Judea, Winnipeg Junior Hadassah and Brandeis Lodge Ladies Auxiliary. She was a board member of the Winnipeg Jewish Federation and the Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada. She served as a guide at the Jewish Museum in the Asper Campus. She was a founding member of the Chavurat Tefilah synagogue.
Roslyn was a life-long volunteer at the Manitoba Music Festival and Folklorama; was a guide for over 20 years at Dalnavert, a tutor at the Gray Academy English as a Second Language program for new immigrants and the Winnipeg Adult Learning and Literacy Centre.
Roslyn was an avid lover of the WSO, RMTC, PTE, RWB, Music and Mavens and the Millennium Concerts.
Age did not limit her adventurous spirit, winning the award for the city’s most active senior in her age bracket. She was a regular at the Rady Centre and the Stay Young Club. Even in her 90s she went zip-lining, kayaking, whitewater rafting, indoor skydiving, glacier hiking and more. When warned that an activity was dangerous for a person her age, she replied: “It may be, but what a way to go!”
Hers was a life of true inspiration.
Donations in her memory can be made to the “Roslyn and Meyer Silver Gray Academy Scholarship Fund” at the Jewish Foundation of Manitoba (204-477-7520) or a charity of one’s choice.