SHIRLEY GARFINKEL (KASLOFF)

garfinkelBorn July 23, 1927 in Winnipeg, passed away peacefully at The Shaftesbury Retirement Residence on February 28, 2019.

She was predeceased by her brother Zack and her sister Sarah. She is survived by her loving husband Irvin; daughter Reesa (Jerry); son Harvey (Lee); grandchildren Elke (Noah), Ilana, Alex, Ava, and Max; and  great grandchild Harley.  Shirley was a kind, gentle, and caring person who was always interested in others, both their accomplishments and wellbeing. She especially cherished her family which for her not only included parents, siblings, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren but also nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews. Shirley was a wonderful homemaker and a great role model. She had a contagious smile and great sense of humour. She leaves behind a legacy of strong values and commitment to her traditions and heritage.   Services were held March 3, 2019 at the Shaarey Zedek Synagogue. Pallbearers were Alex and Max Garfinkel, Noah Jablow, Hart Stitz, Adam and Ian Kasloff. Honorary pallbearers included Jerry Webb, Sheldon Golumbia, Jerry Niznick, Ted Kasloff, and Martin Vine.  A special thank you to Shirley’s caregivers Elena, Trina, Nancy, Rowena, and Luz. In Shirley’s memory, donations can be made to a charity of your choice.