It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Florence Goldberg on Friday, March 6th, 2015, at age 95. Our mother was predeceased by our father Max, in 1977.
She leaves to mourn sons Shim, and Sheldon (Reva), grandchildren Brenlee Larence (Ian), Jessie Dumoff (Roz), Darcie Volkart (Shaun), and Melanie (Mike); great grandchildren Sydney and Matthew, Thomas and Samuel, and Max, Sawyer, and Lucy.
Family life began when she married our father, Max Goldberg. In tandem, they created a solid foundation filled with family and friends. Our parents spent many wonderful years together.
Our mother very much enjoyed mahj, canasta, and especially bridge. After a chance meeting at a tournament, Saul Silbert and our mother became inseparable. Spending their remaining years together was a given.
Our mother’s individuality is what many will remember. A strong sense of self made her both decisive and capable. She also had a steely determination to overcome life’s obstacles. Thus, family and friends could always count on her for support.
We will all miss her invaluable cooking and baking tips. Fortunately, her treasured recipes have been handed down for future generations to enjoy.
Baba Flo took great pride in the accomplishments of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. They became her reason for living. Celebrating birthdays and family events became her cherished memories.
The family wishes to express its deep appreciation for the incredible care she received while at the St. Boniface Palliative Care Unit. Dr. Pilkie and Dr. Crawford, the nurses, student nurses, and others who tended to our mother deserve special mention. Their compassion, counsel, and respect were of great comfort to our mother during her final journey.
We take immense comfort in a life well and truly lived. Her job done, she is at peace.