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Ethel RobinsonJune 25, 1929 – November 14, 2018
Ettie Robinson passed away peacefully in Winnipeg on November 14, 2018. She lived out her final days at home surrounded by family, as was her wish.

Ettie is survived by her children Terry & Freda, Bonnie, Evan & Cindy, David & Liz, and grandchildren Kelly, Sean, Joshua, Ari, Zev, and Daniel, siblings Reisa Libling, Penny Kalef, and Marshall Peikoff. She was predeceased by her loving husband Earl W. Robinson, parents Malick and Rose (Rabinovitch) Peikoff, and sister Elsa Wall.

Ettie was born Ethel Peikoff, on June 25, 1929, the second of five children of Malick and Rose. She grew up in a very close family in Rossburn, MB. The family lived above their parents’ general store, where Ettie loved to help her father. After high school in Rossburn, Ettie graduated in 1949 with a BA from the U of M, and a Bachelor of Social Work from McGill University in 1950. She then worked as a social worker at the Family Bureau, and volunteered as a board member with Jewish Child and Family Service and later B’nai Brith Camp.

After graduation she met Earl Robinson, marrying at the Shaarey Zedek Synagogue in Winnipeg, August 2, 1951. They were a strong team, raising four children, keeping a Jewish home and growing the family business (S.I.R. Sports) together.  Ettie was kind, loving and supportive of her children and grandchildren, and was extremely proud of their accomplishments.

Ettie excelled at badminton, bowling, tennis and golf, embroidery and knitting. She had a keen eye for beauty in art, fashion and home décor. She read voraciously and completed the newspaper puzzles in ink. She played Mahjong and Bridge, attended concerts and book club. Through all of these activities she had a large network of wonderful friends.

The many summers spent at Big Whiteshell Lake were formative for the children and a focus of family life. It was special that Penny, her sister and best friend, lived next door at the lake. Ettie and Earl travelled to many places around the world. Later in life they enjoyed cruises as a couple and with family. They especially loved their winter homes in Maui and later Palm Springs and spending time there with family and friends.

Ettie loved and was loved by so many. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She will be dearly missed.
Memorial donations may be made to the ‘Earl & Ettie Robinson Fund’ at the Jewish Foundation of Manitoba or to CancerCare Manitoba.
Funeral services were held at Shaarey Zedek Synagogue on Friday, Nov. 16. Pallbearers were Evan, David, Liz, Ari and Zev Robinson and Daniel Rosenfeld.

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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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