With great sadness we announce the passing of Bernie Goldstein on Friday October 6, 2017, at the age of 86.
Bernie was predeceased by his dear parents, brother Irv and cousins Bill and Libby Greenfield. Bernie is mourned by his loving wife of 64 years, Evelyn, his children Elaine, Lori and Charles, and Jeff and Susan, his grandchildren Michael, Atarah and Ilan, Azi and Gavi, Yoni and Debbie, Noam and Ruth, Josh, Rebecca and Ben and his great-grandchildren Davida, Ori, Adiya, Miriam, Leor, Shalev, Itai, Eliya and Oran.
Born in Winnipeg in 1931, he was an honest and hard-working accountant who volunteered his professional services to many. He volunteered for many organizations, including Talmud Torah, Joseph Wolinsky Collegiate, Chevra Mishnayes, Chavurat Tefilla, Chesed Shel Emes, Gwen Secter, Va’ad Ha’ir, Board of Jewish Education, Camp Massad, Folklorama, Manitoba Red Cross and Manitoba Marathon. He won the Shem Tov award for his charitable work from the Jewish Federation of Winnipeg in 2006. However, no matter how busy his life was, his family came first.
Bernie had a deep devotion and love of Judaism, ritual, and synagogue. He enjoyed learning and being a mature student at university after he retired. He always had a smile and loved schmoozing with everyone. He shepped so much nachas from all of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
We would like to thank his devoted caregivers, Hermie and Lolita, as well as Mila, nurse in 3U5, at the Seven Oaks Hospital.
Thanks to the JCFS and Heather Kraut, and Dr. Lesley Koven for their emotional support.
Our deepest appreciation goes to Murray Greenfield, Stuart, Kathi, and Shayna Greenfield, Shauna and Darryl Levy, Benson and Sharon Labinsky, David and Miriam Diamond, Phyllis Spigelman, Jane, Ronald and Tiffany Reider, Chuck and Carole Faiman, and Barton and Michelle Faiman for their ongoing support.
Interment took place at the Bnay Abraham Cemetery on October 8. The funeral was officiated by his son-in-law, Rabbi Charles Grysman, and the pall-bearers were his grandsons.
Donations in Bernie’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Manitoba, or the Jewish Child and Family Services.