Miriam Katz It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Miriam Lucy Katz on Tuesday, September 5, 2017, four days short of her 90th birthday.

“Lucy”, as everyone knew her, was born in Poland and immigrated to Canada after the war.

Lucy was predeceased by her husband Joel, mother Tova and stepfather Isaac. She is survived by her daughter Esther, son-in-law Mel, grandchildren Jeremy (Carol) and Tanya and great-grandson Sam.

Her family was always first and foremost in her life. Not a day would go by that she did not communicate with us and, more often than not, it was more than once.

Lucy loved to play poker with her friends, go to the casino and was an avid reader. Her Sunday night dinners were the highlight of her week when all the family would gather to eat and tell her of their weeks activities.

Lucy never spoke to her family about the days in Poland during the war times. After her father was killed she and her mother were taken to Siberia and later back to Poland. It was then that she met my father Joel and married prior to coming to Canada. They were a very loving couple to each other as well as to others. My father was taken from us in 1969, far too early at the age of 48.

It was a financial struggle for my Mom to maintain a home for the two of us.

I would like to thank Riverview Health Centre for the care she was given in the past five years.

Services were held graveside at the Hebrew Sick Cemetery by Cantor Tracey Kasner on September 7, 2017.

Pallbearers were grandchildren Jeremy and Tanya, Saul Targownik, Harry Rosenbaum, Michael Rosenbaum, Alan Rosenberg and David Glass.

Donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society.

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