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MARTIN BRICKER August 12, 1953 – June 26, 2022

Bricker Martin edited 1It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband and father Martin on June 26, 2022.

Martin was born in Winnipeg, a son to Lucille (Binder) and Irving Bricker.

 Martin attended Talmud Torah and Joseph Wolinsky schools. He studied sociology at the University of Manitoba, followed by a special education degree in Toronto, and a diploma in Interior Design. He worked in Toronto for a year before returning to Winnipeg to join his father and sister in the operation of the family business, Winnipeg Drapery.

In 1980 Martin met his lifelong love and soulmate Debby (Roitman). They were married on August 16, 1981 and created a loving, warm and haymishe home. Martin was an avid reader and excellent cook and baker, and the Bricker household always had the scent of fresh cooking or baking. He loved to share recipes with his sister, sisters-in-law, and daughter. A lifetime of beautiful memories, of the most loving and devoted husband and father, will be cherished forever by Martin’s beloved wife, Debby; his children, David Bricker and Ivy Bricker-Ford; and son-in-law, Nicholas Ford. Martin is also survived by his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Lesley and Laurie Goldberg, and Harriet and Martin Glazer; brother-in-law Michael Perl; nieces and nephews, Rachel Goldberg, Mikaela Goldberg, Matthew Goldberg, Ryan Glazer, Tali Glazer, Eytan Perl, Aviya Perl, Sheila Novek, and great-nephew Jacob Perl. Martin is also missed by cherished friends Howard, Hope, Josh and Samantha Morry, and machatunim Diane and John Ford. He was predeceased by his Babee Teibel Binder, his parents Lucille and Irving Bricker, his mother-in-law and father-in-law Boomy and Sam Roitman, and sister Marilyn (Bricker) Perl.

Martin and his sister Marilyn enjoyed many years working side by side and took over the family business in the fall of 1984 following the death of their father. Martin and his sister sold their company in February 2020 and cherished the many years of working with wonderful customers, suppliers, and installers. Martin’s devotion to his community was evident in his charity work and his involvement in the Jewish Board of Education, Winnipeg Chapter of the Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University and Holocaust Education. He was a Parent Advisory Council Chairperson and the President of the Board of Jewish Education. He co-chaired several events for Holocaust Education. Martin was very involved in the Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University where he was the chairman of “The World Film Premiere of Einstein Tonight” and was the Chairperson of the Professional and Business Division from 1992-1993. Martin was the recipient of the “Harry Silverberg Leadership Development Award” from the Winnipeg Jewish Community Council’s Combined Jewish Appeal on December 7th, 1993, for his valuable contribution to his work in the Jewish Community.

His wife and children gave him deep fulfillment and joy until the day he passed. He enjoyed the planning and the celebration of Ivy and Nick’s wedding on May 1st, 2022. Martin fulfilled his greatest dream when he walked Ivy down the aisle and danced with her at the wedding. Martin passed after a long and courageous battle with cancer, eight weeks after Ivy and Nick’s wedding, and six months after the death of his beloved schvester Marilyn.

Thank you to Dr. Mayba for his excellent care over many years. A special thank you to Dr. Kidane, Dr. Gingerich, Nurse Cheryl, Dr. Bieko and the Gamma Knife nurses. Rabbi Matthew Leibl conducted a graveside ceremony at the Shaarey Zedek Cemetery on June 28, 2022. A private shiva was held at Lesley and Laurie Goldberg’s home. Pallbearers were: Eytan Perl, Laurie Goldberg, Matthew Goldberg, Evan Bloomfield, Josh Vickar and Lorne Stoller. Donations in Martin’s memory can be made to Cancercare Manitoba, Shaarey Zedek Synagogue or charity of your choice.


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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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