After years of dementia and the struggles of memory loss, Esther passed away in her sleep at 1:15 a.m. at the Simkin Centre.
Esther was predeceased by her husband Jack, sister Reva, and parents Rose and Samuel Friver. She will forever be remembered by her children, Karen (David), Janet (Arnold) and Sandy. Her four grand-children, Jona, Jordan, Brynne and Gavin.
Born in Winnipeg and raised by her mother alone after the loss of her father at the age of 10, Esther led a similar life after losing Jack in 1975 and raising three young girls on her own. With the help of many of her friends, she was able to maintain her home before she began working in the Jewish community. She worked at Ramah Hebrew School in the office, then the Jewish National Fund and finally at the Jewish Historical Society prior to her retirement.
In recent years, the dementia started to take affect and with the selling of her condo to move into assisted living and then three years later to the Simkin Centre. After exactly one year, her status started to diminish quickly, which led to her passing.
We would like to thank the staff at the Simkin Centre Weinberg 3 for all their support and caring for mom over the last year. Jane, Roma, Courtney, Stacey, Alice and Barb, only to name a few, who were loving and caring and called to keep us notified as well as were great for hugs when times were frustrating.
As per her request, mom has been cremated. We will be having a memorial to her life on Sunday, November 10, 2019 at Canad Inns Garden City, 2100 McPhillips Avenue from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
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Chapel Lawn Funeral Home