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BECKY ROSENBERGMay 30, 1921 – October 31,2018
It is with sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Becky Rosenberg at the age of 97 surrounded by her loving family.

Predeceased by her beloved husband Harry, Becky is survived by her three children Janis (Arthur) Ross, Ken (Vivian) Rosenberg, Faren (Keevin) Bernstein; eight grandchildren Robyn, Tami (Andrew), Jamey (Justine), Corey, Suzanne (Kevin), Kylie (Tyler), Brayden, Griffin; 4 great grandchildren: Siena, Elly, Dylan, Henry; sister Sali (Chaim) Ben-Ezra; brothers and sisters in-law; and many nieces and nephews who reciprocated her love for them.

Born in the north end of Winnipeg to Fanny and Joseph Stern, Becky was the 5th of 9 children in a close-knit family. From her youngest days, she was a good student, an athlete – dancer, gymnast, acrobat, volleyball and basketball player, with a large social circle of friends that she maintained for a lifetime.

Following graduation from St. John’s Tech, she went to business college where she became a legal stenographer working for the provincial government as well as private law firms. When she became a wife and mother, she embraced this role wholeheartedly, devoting herself to the care and nurturing of her husband and children, but beyond that to her large, extended family on both sides.

Family was the cornerstone of her life. Becky was happiest when she was surrounded by those she held dearest, whether during Shabbat dinners, Sunday gatherings, family get togethers, or holidays. As she raised her family, she baked, cooked, curled, bowled, played mahj and bridge. Becky was engaged in community activities and volunteer work. She was particularly proud of the 20 years she spent volunteering at the Seven Oaks Hospital gift shop.

The arrival of her grandchildren and great grandchildren brought her much joy and they in turn have wonderful memories of food, fun, and love.  An avid golfer, culminating in a hole in one at the age of 80, travelling, and winters spent in Florida or Palm Springs with their family coming to visit, rounded out a happy, well-lived life.

Beautiful on the outside, Becky was even more beautiful on the inside. Despite living with dementia in her latter years, it was her warm, genuine smile, and friendly hello that lit up the room while her sincere interest, pride, and love for others captured the hearts of everyone who knew her. Becky and Harry’s 70-year marriage was inspiring; a true partnership of love and devotion to each other, their immediate and extended families, friends, and community. We take comfort in knowing they are now together again.

Thank you to the staff of the Simkin Centre for making mom’s final years without dad so comfortable. We especially want to express our eternal gratitude to mom’s “guardian angels”, Lisa, Terry, and Oxana who lovingly and devotedly cared for her everyday, ensuring that she always looked her best, keeping her safe, healthy, and happy right to the end.

Graveside services were held on Friday, November 2nd,  beautifully eulogized by Cantor Tracy Kasner Greaves with her grandchildren serving as pallbearers. If so desired, donations may be made to the Becky and Harry Rosenberg Fund of the Jewish Foundation of Manitoba or to a charity of your choice.

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Lorraine Norma Reiner (nee Reich)

It is with deep sorrow that the family of Lorraine Reiner announces the passing of our mother and baba after a difficult battle with pancreatic cancer. She is survived by her children, Marlaina (Hillel) and Susan (Wil), her grandchildren, Sarah (Justin), Jordana (Blake), and Micah, and her great grandson, Elias. She was predeceased by her parents Rose and Sam, her husband Barry, her brother Max, her son Sam, and her granddaughters June and Beth.
Lorraine, at her core, was a loving caregiver. Lor-raine‘s father died when she was only eight years old. She grew up helping her mother with household and family chores after her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. She cared for her mother-in-law, husband, and cousin during their battles with ill-nesses and final stages of life.
We remember Lorraine as a woman whose love for her family knew no limits. She adored her children and grandchildren and formed special bonds with each of them. Her family was everything to her, and she meant the world to her family. She stepped into the role of Baba Lorraine with open arms and an enormous heart; there was nothing she wouldn’t do for her children and grandchildren. Lorraine was surrounded by her family during her final stage of life.
Cooking was an important part of Lorraine’s identi-ty. She was most famous for her chicken soup and S-cookies and she loved to spread joy and comfort through sharing her cooking with others. She always had a freezer stocked with homemade meals and anytime a family member felt unwell, she was at the ready with a batch of “Jewish penicillin”.
Lorraine had a diverse and eclectic resume that in-cluded office work for all three Jewish Newspapers, including The Jewish Post, The Western Jewish News, and The Yiddeshe Vort. Later she worked as office staff at Joseph Wolinsky Collegiate and As-troid Management. Her final job was an 11-year tenure as a clerk for the City of Winnipeg’s Assess-ment Department.
Lorraine loved sharing stories with everyone and had a special way of getting lost in a story. Any-one who had the pleasure of listening to one of Lor-raine’s stories knows how her mood instantly lit up when she had the opportunity to share. Her stories, alongside her recipes, will live on through her loved ones.
The funeral was held at the Chesed Shel Emes on Tuesday March 26, followed by a burial service at the Shaarey Zedek Cemetery. Pallbearers were Blake Nichols, Justin Odwak, Cal & Asher Reich, Brian Rosenberg, Wil Scheiring, Sean Smith, and Micah Sommer. Honorary pallbearers were Mickey Rosenberg & Alan Schweid.
The family wishes to thank the numerous health-care staff who participated in Lorraine’s care over the past couple of months, especially the wonderful staff at the Health Sciences Centre H3 surgical unit, Drs. Bubis, Goldenberg, Lipschitz, Shell, and Visser.

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EDWARD PERRY REISS April 30, 1935 – February 20, 2024

Ed was born in Poland in 1935 and fled to Canada in 1939 with his parents Raizel and Ira and older brothers Harry and Sam. The family settled in Edenbridge, SK where they farmed and where sister Ida was born.
In high school, the family moved to Winnipeg where Ed attended St. John’s before attending the University of Manitoba and finishing at the University of Western Ontario.
In 1968, Ed met his wife Barbara playing badminton at the YMHA. They were married three months later and left for New York where Ed trained as a stockbroker on Wall Street. Returning to Winnipeg, Ed worked as a broker for years before joining Barbara in what became the family business, Desserts Plus. They worked together for close to 40 years.
In 1971 daughter Lisa was born followed by Pam in 1974. Ed loved spending time with his family at their cottage near Kenora or on many road trips around North America and trips around the world. We were blessed and fortunate to be able to enjoy our time together.
Ed is survived by his wife of 55 years, Barbara; daughter Pam and his buddy Farfel, as well as his brother Sam, sister Ida Alpern and in-laws, Len and Lynne Shapiro, Honey Kowall, and nephews and nieces.
Ed was predeceased by his dear daughter Lisa, parents, Raizel and Ira, in-laws, Irene and Joe Shapiro, brother Harry, sisters-in-law, Vicky and Bayla, brothers-in-law, Saul Alpern and David Shapiro.
The family thanks the wonderful staff at the Simkin Centre who were very supportive and caring during his time there. And our deep thanks to Cantor Tracy Kasner for performing the burial ceremony with kindness and sensitivity.
Ed was a man of integrity, intelligence, honesty, wit, and above all else, he loved his girls.

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Philip Kahanovitch in Winnipeg, MB on Thursday, February 29, 2024.
Philip will be remembered by his dear son Joshua; brother David; niece and nephews, Deborah, Aaron and Jonathan. Philip was predeceased by his loving wife Susan, parents, Moses and Esther, brother Gerry, and sister-in-law Risa.
Philip was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Philip loved travelling on cruises and throughout both North America and Europe. Philip will be remembered for his career as a teacher in both Altona, Neepawa, and Winnipeg, and for his long standing practice as a professional accountant. Philip adored dogs, particularly terriers, and owned several furry companions over the years, including his beloved Hamish.
Following a service, Philip was interred at Rosh Pina Cemetery. If loved ones desire, a memorial donation can be made to a charity of their choice.

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