Arthur Frankel passed away on July 8, 2018. He was predeceased by his parents Sara and Samuel, his sister Zelda and his beloved wife Leah. He is survived by his sons Bernie, David and Harvey, daughter in law Susan, and grandsons Matthew, Robby (Rachel) and Jed.
Arthur, or Artie, Dad, and affectionately Zaida as he was known, was born on April 25, 1923 in Winnipeg where he grew up and met and married his wife Leah. They moved to Chicago where he attended Loyola Dental School and then to Weyburn, SK, where he established his first dental practice. There, he and Leah’s three sons were born. The family returned to Winnipeg in 1957 and remained there for all their lives. Arthur’s professional career lasted over 40 years and many of his loyal patients remained with him until his retirement. Retirement brought Arthur time to spend at the family cottage in Gimli and plenty of hours for learning how to sail. He and Leah were also able to enjoy winter vacations in warmer climates.
Everyone who knew Arthur agreed he was among the warmest, kindest and most dignified people they had ever met. Arthur was happiest when he was able to help others, especially those who knew and loved him. His huge smile and warmth could fill a room, and he had time for all of us – big and little – engaged with a patience and interest that was uniquely compelling, and so inviting. We will miss him dearly, and reflect upon his memory with so much warmth and light.
Arthur’s funeral and internment were held at Rosh Pina Cemetery on July 10th, 2018.