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HARVEY ROSEN November 22, 1939 – December 22, 2022 

After a brief illness and a prolonged battle with dementia, Harvey Rosen passed away peacefully on December 22, 2022. He is survived by his children, Pam and Kevin (Judi); his grandchildren, Stella, Jakob, and Emery; and his sister, Beverly Binder. He was predeceased by his parents, Morris and Sarah Rosen, and his brother-in-law, Bernard Binder. 

Harvey was born in Portage la Prairie and moved to Winnipeg at the age of five. He grew up in Winnipeg’s north end, where he attended Luxton School and later graduated from St John’s High. He attended United College as well as University of Manitoba before embarking on a 33-year career as a full-time schoolteacher. That journey began in Carmen, then Winnipeg at Isaac Newton School followed by Andrew Mynarski School. Harvey taught junior high English, French, social studies and consumer education. He also coached the Andrew Mynarski boys’ baseball teams to tournament victories on multiple occasions.

Though teaching was his full-time gig, many people knew him for his side hustles: as a sports reporter for the Canadian Press covering the Jets, Blue Bombers, Moose, and other matches. And of course, as the weekly sports columnist for the Winnipeg Jewish Post, covering the achievements of local and non-local Jewish athletes for more than 40 years. Though Harvey retired from teaching in 1995, he continued his sports writing until dementia began to steal it from him in 2018. He loved watching and discussing all sports — so his part-time career was a dream come true.

As a family man, he was in a word: devoted. Harvey was a loving and affectionate father who, despite a busy schedule, made sure to spend time with his kids. He loved them dearly, had a close relationship with his sister Beverly, was married to Judy Goodman for 26 years, and later committed himself to long-term relationships with two subsequent partners. 

Harvey was a mensch: a kind and decent human being. He was a truly empathetic person who took a keen interest in others. He was incredibly appreciative and grateful for everything he received. He often said, in reference to his family, that he felt like he won the lottery of life. He marked every family milestone with a generous gift and a beautifully heartfelt handwritten card.

Harvey had a great sense of humour and a singular way with words. His jokes were steeped in wry commentary, tongue-in-cheek observations, self-deprecation, and a playfulness that he retained until the very end. 

When the onset of dementia became evident, Harvey moved first to an assisted-living facility and eventually to the Simkin Centre, where he resided since May 2022.

A funeral service and burial took place on December 26, 2022. 

Harvey is dearly missed and fondly remembered by his children and grandchildren, friends, past partners, former colleagues, and extended relations, as well as the thousands of students and readers he inspired throughout his longstanding twin careers: school teaching and sports writing. 

Memorial donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society.

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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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