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MALKE SHORE May 12, 1928 – January 8, 2021

Malke Shore edited 2It is with enormous sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Malke Shore, age 92, loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, at the Saul and Claribel Simkin Centre.

Malke was born to Moishe and Laika Katz in Miedzyrzec, Poland and travelled with her family by boat to Canada at the age of two. Her family settled in Winnipeg. Despite tough times, Malke was in the first graduating class of the I.L. Peretz school, where she sang in the school choir, followed by William White School and St. John’s Tech High School. Lacking the funds for a teacher’s college education, Malke chose to enter the retail world, starting first in bookkeeping and then in sales. She was a member of Hashomer Hatzair youth group, but declined making Aliyah (moving to Israel) to care for her blind mother, as well as her siblings Benny and Beatrice (Bea).
In 1951, Malke married the love of her life and her forever partner, Jack Shore, and moved with him to Canora and then Tisdale, Saskatchewan, working side by side with him at Shore & Son’s general clothing and shoe store. She was a strong participant in community life, eventually becoming the president of both the Kinette Club and the Hospital Auxiliary. Building a Jewish home was important to Malke. She ordered kosher meat to be shipped to Tisdale from Winnipeg and participated in the activities of the Melfort synagogue, including a baby naming for her son and a Bat Mitzvah for her daughter. In 1970, the family moved to Winnipeg, where she again collaborated with Jack to run Maljac Fashions. She later managed Chantal, an exclusive boutique in Eaton Place, and eventually managed the women’s plus-size department at Eaton’s downtown. All of her customers loved and trusted her. She worked her whole life, an amazing example of a working mother in an era when this was not yet the norm.
Malke loved her husband dearly, including travelling with Jack and celebrating all events with him; they were a model of love and partnership through good times and bad. When he had to be in a nursing home, she visited him every single day.
Malke was everyone’s mother, grandmother, friend. She was involved in every event for her children and grandchildren, and mothered her children’s friends as well. She lived for her children’s happiness. She was so proud of Tsiporah being a doctor and mother of Bernie, authoring a book while also working. Malke was thrilled beyond belief when she had her own grandchildren; she babysat them, fed them, spoiled them, and loved them unconditionally. She had so much pride in everything that they did and still do. She followed Leanne to her universities, witnessing not only her graduation but her dorms, apartments, and the Yale Law Library. She visited Joshua’s fraternity house and toured Atlanta with him for several days to celebrate his college graduation. She was thrilled when Julian introduced her to great-grandson Bentley, and had chocolate bars for Bentley whenever he came to her apartment. She baked and cooked with Luca and had good times during their many visits. Malke made her grandchildren feel special with unconditional support; if they were happy, she was too.
Malke was also a true mother to her children’s partners. She loved Tsiporah’s husband Jeff as if he were her own son. She and he had their own relationship, their own inside jokes. She was always welcoming to Bernie’s partner, Jackie. She had a way to just make people feel comfortable.
Malke was also there for all her friends; always sending Jack with baking or cooking to anyone needing it; for illness, for parties, for any reason at all. She cared for her sister when she became ill and managed everything for her. Her nieces and nephews were like her own children. She mothered her special friend, Marie Lavoie, as if she was her own daughter. Everyone who met her enjoyed her warmth.
Malke was incredibly social and could strike up a conversation with anyone. She was a Board Member of the Maple Leaf Chapter of B’nai Brith Women. Without judgment or reservation she supported all those around her. She made a point to get to know every single person she met, and to shower them in warmth, from her closest relatives to the person behind her in line at the grocery store. She was effortless in building community, and in caring for each individual person thoughtfully and diligently.
Malke loved being independent; hosting friends and relatives in her apartment and going everywhere she wanted via the bus, handi transit, and her special driver, Jeff Aboodi. She was so proud when she learned to use an iPad and for years communicated via Facebook and text message with her family and friends. She participated in every event at the Simkin Center; from bowling to bingo to Shabbat Services, she did it all.
Malke leaves to cherish her memory her daughter Dr. Tsiporah Shore (Rabbi Jeffrey Gale); her son Bernie Shore (and partner Jackie Moore-Bunney); her grandchildren Leanne, Joshua, Julian and Luca; her great-grandson Bentley; nephews and nieces, Zvi Gordon, Saul Jacobson, Sybil Stokoloff, Akivah Starkman, Gary Starkman, Roni Katz, David Katz, Ilana Katz-Morstead, and their spouses and children. She also leaves to mourn numerous cousins and many friends.
She was predeceased by her parents, Moishe and Laika Katz; her sister Beatrice (Bea) Starkman (Herb); her brother Ben Katz (Avivah), her sisters-in-law, Razel Jacobson (Sammy) and Ruth Gordon (Sam); and nephews, Don Gordon and Tom Morstead.
The family would like to thank Drs. Turnly Wong, Clarence Khoo, Gregg Eschun, and Richa Tandon for their outstanding care and kindness. The family also extends sincere thanks to Corinna, Brenda, Tessie, Jan, Marilyn, Lori, and the entire nursing staff and health care aides of Weinberg 2, the many volunteers of the Simkin Center, Josh who facilitated recreation and FaceTime, and the entire Simkin Centre staff. Thanks to Jaafar (Jeff) Aboodi, Malke’s driver, and to Marie Lavoie and Cycelia Lazarowich for always being there for her. And thanks to all friends and relatives for their unending support.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Saul and Claribel Simkin Center; the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada – Manitoba; the Canadian National Institute for the Blind; or to a charity of your choice.
Malke sent ripples of love and kindness throughout this world, through the many people she met, and the many people who were able to bask in the light she spread. It was her joy and her love of community that allowed her to live so fully. Tehizichronalivracha – may her memory be for a blessing!


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It is with great sadness that the family of Rick Shatsky announce his passing on Saturday, February 17, 2024, at the age of 85.
Rick was predeceased by his parents, Bert and Marjorie Shatsky, sister Susan Ross, and his wife Corrine Shatsky (Shore). Rick is survived by his son Myles, daughter Patti, son-in-law Michael Charach, and his grandchildren, Samuel and Carrie.
Rick was an avid sports fan, trivia buff, and had a genuine interest in getting to know people. His outgoing personality was well suited to sales and he held several positions with his last role as a long serving employee at Canadian Footwear.
A loving and devoted husband and father to both his children. He shared an extraordinary bond with his son Myles – their shared interests, love of all sports, and travel to sunny destinations brought him much joy. He loved being a grandfather and his grandchildren affectionately referred to him as Papa Rick.
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Thank you to Dr. David Hochman, Dr. Christina Kim, Dr Bashear, and to the staff at the Victoria Hospital for their care and compassion.
Donations can be made to CancerCare Manitoba.

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It is with great sadness our family shares the passing of our beloved mother and grandmother, Barbara Jean Werier, who passed away peacefully on February 6 with family by her side. She was 91 years of age.

She was predeceased by her husband Samuel Werier, and her sister Ann Jason. She is survived by her son’s Joel (Madelaine) and Alan, and her cherished grandchildren Samuel and Rachel.

Barbara was born in the north end of Winnipeg in 1932. She and her younger sister Ann developed a strong bond that would continue well into adulthood. One of her first employment opportunities was with Winnipeg Central Mortgage and Housing, which she spoke fondly of over the years. In 1965 she married her love, Samuel Werier, and they embarked on a 28-year long journey of love, family, and business.

Mom was devoted to her family and children and took great pride in their successes and was always a support in times of disappointment. She was in many ways self-made, and self-taught, and when her husband Samuel passed away in 1993, she continued to run the ‘family business’ J. Werier & Co, on the corner of Princess and Alexander, for the next 25 years.

She was strong, witty and had a tireless work ethic, and always demonstrated kindness and understanding – and she could stand her ground. She taught us how to be good people, and to appreciate the world around us.

Mom found great peace, happiness, and inspiration from a small family cottage in The Whiteshell, where many summer weekends were spent. She found great solace in nature, landscaping, and gardening. She could often be seen walking the trails at the cottage with a pruning saw in her hand. She understood ecology and sustainability before it was fashionable, composted for as long as we can remember, and refused to use fertilizers and chemicals to protect the animals and lakes that she loved.

Mom was the rock and glue of our family. She selflessly supported her family and all around her throughout her life. We are grateful to have had the opportunity to surround her with family and return that support over the last few years. A special thanks to Rodney Chester Larios, who provided exceptional care and became an extended member of our family.

Donations can be made to the Jewish Foundation of Manitoba.

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CLARICE DANZKER (née YAREN) December 29, 1924 -January 9, 2024

After a life well-lived, the family of Clarice Danzker announces her passing on Tuesday, January 9, 2024 at the age of 99. 

Clarice was born in Winnipeg to Nessie and Abraham Yaren, exactly 3 years to the day after her future husband, Ernie. She was the youngest of five children. She grew up in Winnipeg’s North End during the depression, and always described her childhood as happy. Her passing marks the end of an entire era as the last of her generation on both sides of the Danzker and Yaren families. She is survived by her children, Simmie (Larry) Nasberg, Lainey Danzker (Michael Werier), her grandchildren Steven Werier (Kimi Wertman), Alissa Nasberg, Nessa Werier(Jason Lichtman ), Benji Nasberg, her great-grandchildren Jacob, Sofie and Ozzie. She was pre-deceased by her husband Ernie, her siblings Lil Popeski, Jack Yaren, Harry Yaren, Sima Yaren and many in-laws, nieces & nephews. 

Clarice and Ernie met on a blind date over a game of bridge. They were married in the great flood of 1950 and as the story goes, they relocated their wedding from the Alexandra Hotel to a relative’s home, which they accessed by boat. This elegant lovely woman, together with Ernie, the gregarious man who was her inseparable  partner for over 60 years of marriage, built and sustained a family full of happiness, empathy, and love at which they were the constant center. Their home was characterized by  singsongs, guitar, laughter and people on every possible occasion. 
In the way she lived, Clarice taught those around her invaluable lessons. She was the eternal optimist, always finding something to be happy about. Nothing gave her more joy in her last years than spending time with her great-grandchildren. She was open-minded, progressive, fair, insightful, and dedicated. She treated everyone with respect &  had a kind word for all.  She was a person of strong convictions. She lived by the philosophy  of healthy mind and healthy body, and she remained active in both throughout her 99 years. 

Clarice was involved in many organizations, National Council of Jewish Women, the Shaarey Zedek sisterhood, school organizations, camp organizations, and the arts, which she loved – the symphony, the ballet, the art gallery, the theater. 
Clarice & Ernie & their family shared amazing times at Winnipeg Beach,  Naples, Florida and over 30 winters in Rancho Mirage, California, honing their golf skills and mastering their bridge games. They made lifelong friends everywhere they went.
Clarice always said “your visits made my day”, but it was she who made ours magical. 

The family would like to thank Tess, Baby, Maybelle, and Letty for their dignified care these last months and Dr. Kristen Creek for her exceptional and compassionate care. 

Funeral services were held on January 11, 2024  
Donations  in Clarice’s  honour may be made to the Ernie and Clarice Danzker Family Fund, c/o The Jewish Foundation of Manitoba or to a charity of your choice. 

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