Our mum Louise passed away peacefully on Monday May 4, 2015.
We would have celebrated her 96th birthday on June 6.
Mum was born June 6, 1919 in Manchester England to Leon and Sarah Cohen.
She was born into a loving family and had three sisters, Marion, Faye and Bertha all who predeceased her. She was the “baby” of the family .
She is survived by her husband of 69 years and our Dad Joe.
Harvey and Faye and grandsons Binjamin, Yitzchak and Meir, Marilyn and Alex and granddaughter Cara and husband Steven, great granddaughters Corinna and Luzy and great grandson Zackery.
Mum and Dad had a long and loving relationship and both dearly cherished the family they created together and the extended family of grandchildren and great grandchildren which brought them much pride and pleasure.
They ventured to Australia together as newlyweds, returned to England until 1967 and then decided to make Canada their home.
Throughout her youth and into her eighth decade, Mum loved to dance. She danced in her teens and twenties on stage and in local productions. She met dad on the ballroom dance floor and ballroom dance was their passion together.
She returned to dance in Canada by embracing Jeanette McCoshams “Dance Aerobics” for over 20 years until Parkinson’s disease robbed her of the ability to participate in her ninth decade.
Mum and dad worked very hard all their lives to ensure our beautiful childhood, good education and loving home through all the challenges of adopting a new country as their home.
We will be forever grateful for mum for nurturing us, encouraging us and teaching us the value of close family ties.
She will be forever in our hearts and missed every day of our lives.
Sincere thanks must be expressed to the caring, compassionate and devoted staff at the Saul and Claribel Simkin Centre for their absolute loving care of Louise over the past three years. Words cannot express our gratitude for your devotion both to mum and all our family especially in the last few few weeks of her life.
Donations in memory of Louise Cohen are gratefully appreciated to the Saul and Claribel Simkin Centre, the Gwen Secter Creative Living Centre, Parkinson Society of Manitoba , Jewish Foundation of Manitoba , Joe and Louise Cohen family fund or the charity of your choice.