It is with a great deal of sadness and sorrow that our family announces the passing of Len Weinberg on Monday, September 24th, 2018.
Len fought heroically through the past 18 months to overcome several serious medical issues including two major surgeries and a heart attack which no one, including his surgeon, thought he would survive. As was so often the case with Len, he surprised everyone. He soldiered on and regained a foothold on life giving us all a few more precious months with him in our lives. In the end however his body could not withstand all that had occurred, and he died peacefully at the hospital with his eldest son Lloyd at his side.
Len is survived by his children Lloyd, Garry (Asha) and Shoshana (Jack). Len is survived as well by his wife Addie and his step-sons Doug Jason and Todd Jason, and his beloved grandchildren Hannah, Myer, Jacob, Maya, Amit and Briana.
Len practiced law for more than 50 years, having graduated from the U of M in 1960. Following his call to the bar, he spent the early part of his career under the tutelage of the esteemed Harry Walsh and Archie Micay. He was a senior partner at a number of firms including McJanet Rich and of course at Myers Weinberg LLP for over 25 years. At the time of his death, Len had moved his practice to the firm of D’arcy & Deacon LLP where he worked in the capacity of Senior Counsel.
Over the length of his career, Len (one of the most easily bored people who was always looking for a new challenge) dabbled in most every area of law. This included criminal, real estate, domestic and civil litigation law in his early years to the areas of practice where he really made his mark involving corporate/commercial law, franchising and related trade-mark and copyright matters.
Len was a lateral thinker, and his ability to think outside the box to find unique and innovative solutions to complex issues that invariably arise in the business world was one of his greatest assets.
Of the many accolades he has received during his career, including being appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1981 for his work in both the legal community and the community at large, Len was most proud of being known in the community as a “lawyer’s lawyer”. The profession can bestow no greater honour to one of its own.
Of course Len’s life was a lot more than just a distinguished legal career – he was also a father, a grandfather, a husband, an uncle and a friend to all. He cherished family time at the cottage at West Hawk Lake and provided a loving, welcoming and well fed environment to all who came there and to his home in town. He loved learning and always had a new book in hand. He was a product of the north end Jewish community having attended St Johns High School where he made lifelong friendships that survived to the end. He was loved and cherished and will be sorely missed by so many.
We will miss him very very much.
Len’s funeral was held at Shaarey Zedek Synagogue on Thursday, September 27th, 2018 and he is interred amongst family at the Shaarey Zedek cemetery. The family would like to thank Rabbi Matthew Leibl for the time he spent with our family and for the lovely eulogy he delivered.
Pallbearers were Len’s sons, Lloyd Weinberg and Garry Weinberg, nephews Elliott Richman and Earl Raber and cousins, David Perlov and Danny Globerman. .
Honorary Pallbearers include Jack Andress, Doug Jason, Todd Jason, Alex Richman, Vincent Richman, David Eisenstat, Paul Henteleff, Yude Hentelleff, Joel Dudeck, Frank Short, Don Bass, Morris Raizen.