Marion (Kushner) Posen passed away peacefully on November 1, 2017 at the Saul and Claribel Simkin Centre.
She was predeceased by her parents Eda and Jack (Yasha) Furman and by her first husband Bernard Kushner. Lovingly remembered by her children and grandchildren Cheryl, Louis, Brenna and Brittany Kessler, Lori, Ken, Jenna and Lexie Zimmer, her second husband Abe Posen and in-law Judy Zimmer.
As an only child, Marion was a great help to her parents in their grocery store when she was growing up. Age was only a number and she never really liked to talk about it. Marion was a university graduate with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Winnipeg, but her real passion was her family. She was very supportive of her grandchildren, and came to every soccer game, tennis lesson, dance and piano recital, play, musical, or school event. Friday night dinners were very important to her. She enjoyed bowling, bridge, mahjong, dancing, baking, and mall walking. She loved to travel, especially cruising, and was always open to new experiences. Marion was a life member of National Council of Jewish Women of Canada. Marion was a generous, thoughtful, and caring person who always gave great advice. All who met Marion instantly loved her. She will be deeply missed.
Funeral services were held on Friday, November 3, 2017 at the Shaarey Zedek Synagogue, Rabbi Green officiating, with interment at the Shaarey Zedek Cemetery. Pallbearers were Ken Zimmer, Louis Kessler, Lexie Zimmer, Jenna Zimmer, Brenna Kessler, Brittany Kessler.
The family is very grateful for the loving attention of Marion’s companions Maria and Marian and the compassionate staff at the Simkin Centre. Donations may be made to the Simkin Centre, or to a charity of one’s choice.