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June 16, 1920 – November 11, 2018

With deep sadness we mourn the death of our beloved mother Helen Kahane who passed away November 11, 2018.

She graced our lives with her generosity of spirit, diamond sharp intellect and golden care. Helen elevated us all right until the end of her 98 years. Funeral services were held at the Shaarey Zedek Synagogue on Nov.13, 2018 led by Bill Weisman and her grandson Rabbi Ariel Goldberg. Pallbearers were her grandchildren Lorence Bryans, Hava Goldberg, Avi Goldberg, Lisa Goldberg Najman, Alicia Kutner Goldenberg and Mike Katz.

Interment was at the Shaarey Zedek cemetery. Donations may be made to the Helen and Maurice Kahane Fund of the Jewish Foundation of Manitoba and Canadian Hadassah-WIZO. Thank you to Dr. Colin Fletcher, the WRHA Palliative Care and the Grace Hospital Internal Medicine teams. We will always be grateful for her loving caregivers from “Friendly Caregiver Seniors Care” in her final few years and the support of the Shaftesbury Park Retirement Residence.

Born in 1920 in Winnipeg, eldest child of Sarah and Jacob Diamond, Helen grew up in Plum Coulee, Manitoba along with her brothers Lazar and Harold. Z”l.  Her parents were instrumental in the community as the owners of the Queen’s Hotel and she was raised in the heart of the community with strong Jewish values, work ethic and loving kindness. At age 16, Helen moved to Winnipeg to complete grade 12 at Wesley Collegiate and went on to earn a BSC at the University of Manitoba, trained as a RN and became the head of Obstetrics at the Misericordia Hospital. In 1946 Helen married the love of her life, Maurice Kahane and devoted herself as a wife and mother of her four daughters; Barbara (Stephen Kutner of Holliston, MA), Ruth (Harvey Goldberg of Ottawa, Ont.), Debra(Sheldon Goldberg of Lions Bay, B.C.), and Joan (Paul Bryans of Salt Spring Island, B.C.)

Her immediate and extended family were the focus of her loving attention. She was a guiding force in each of her grandchildren’s lives and will be greatly missed by Ariel (Francesca), Hava (Mike), Avi(Amy), Lisa (Jonathan), Alicia (Teddy), Blake( Meredith) and Lorence. When she was not being the unsurpassed hostess to her family members, she travelled across the continent to visit them. She was an essential part of every family milestone. She was thrilled to be a great-grandmother to Sage, Rye, Elliott, and Olivia.

During the past few years she enjoyed having her brother-in-law, Leonard Kahane also living at the Shaftesbury. She loved and treasured her in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and their families. She became the matriarch of the Kahane/Diamond/Kluner and Jacob families and was cherished by everyone whose lives she touched.

Helen invested countless years volunteering and naturally rose to leadership roles, a pillar in the community, making an imprint on organizations such as Canadian Hadassah-WIZO, Shaarey Zedek Synagogue Sisterhood and the River Heights Community Centre.
Helen was a lifelong learner and taught her children to be strong, kind and honest. She lived a meaningful life. May our mother Helen’s memory be a blessing always.

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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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