It is with great sadness that the family of Dr. Julius Wise announces his sudden passing on February 21, 2020 in Winnipeg at the age of 82. Julius will be lovingly remembered and cherished by his three children Gavin, Sherri and Debbie; Gavin’s spouse Brigitte Danzig; Debbie’s spouse Elliott Gwosdy; his five grandchildren Justin and Dillon Wise, Eden Almog, and Samuel and Noah Gwosdy; his nephews and nieces; and his many friends.
Julius was predeceased by his beloved wife Karen Wise of 46 years; his sisters Anne Chmelnitsky and Dora Lieberman; and his brother Israel Wise, in blessed memory.
Julius was born on December 11, 1937 in Winnipeg. He graduated from Kelvin High School and from the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Dentistry in 1963. He married Karen in 1965 and lived in River Heights with his family in a home filled with love and laughter. Julius practiced dentistry in Winnipeg for 40 years as well as concurrently earlier in his career in Stonewall. After his retirement he enjoyed traveling with Karen all over the world, hosting family and friends in their home and visiting with their children and grandchildren who brought them incredible joy. After his beloved wife Karen passed away in 2011, Julius spent much of his time traveling to see his grandchildren who he loved so dearly, lunching with the boys and singing his heart out around town.
Funeral services were held on February 24, 2020 at the Congregation Shaarey Zedek and officiated by Rabbi Matthew Leibl. His pallbearers were Jeff, Garry, Josh and Noah Lieberman, Mark Prober and Irv Leb. Honorary pallbearers were Jerry Chmelnitsky, Preston Segal and Danny Hamburg. Donations can be made to Jewish Child and Family Services, Winnipeg Harvest Breakfast2go, the Diabetes Association or a charity of your choice.