It is with great sadness that the children of Irvin Greenberg announce his passing, in Winnipeg, on December 15, 2017 at the age of 84.
Irvin is survived by his three children, Charles (Rhoda), Aubrey and Susan (Mark); as well as six grandchildren, Joshua, Jesse, Alexis, Brett, Jamie and Justin. He is preceded in death by his wife Gilda; his parents, Charles and Freda, and eight siblings.
Irvin was born on April 18, 1933, in Gimli, Manitoba. In his early years, Irvin would help out with the many family businesses in Gimli and Winnipeg. After graduating from the University of Winnipeg in 1962 with a degree in Chartered Accountancy, he worked in public practice through most of his professional career.
He met his wife, Gilda May Feldman in Winnipeg while attending University. They married in 1959 and their three children were all born in the 1960s.
Irvin was active in many different sports including hockey, curling and cross-country skiing. He also enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren play in their matches.
Our parents had a great life together. They were married for 53 years. Our dad was a wonderful husband. He cherished their special moments. Our parents had a large circle of friends and very active social lives. Those wonderful family years were absolutely filled with love, adventure and excitement.
Irvin's honesty and morality will be remembered forever by his adoring family, myriad friends and clients. He was a product of a time and place in which honesty was a common trait. He practiced the combination of ethics, morality and integrity. Many lifelong friends will remember his ready wit and joy of a life that was well and fully lived.
He will also be remembered for being a caring, thoughtful and generous grandfather. He never missed an occasion or birthday in his six grandchildren's lives.
A funeral service was held on December 18 at the Etz Chayim Synagogue.
Irvin's children wish to acknowledge the compassion and excellent care provided by Dr.Robert Kroeker over the last few years.For those wishing, donations in Irvin Greenberg's name to Siloam Mission or the Gilda and Irvin Greenberg Fund, through the Jewish Foundation of Manitoba are welcome.