Morley Rosenbloom’s pain ended on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at the age of 67.
Morley is survived by his wife of 20 years, Mary Ann; his mother Sally; his children Tobi Leveille (Daniel) and Ben; his granddaughter Anne; his sister Judy Searle (Mark); nieces, nephews and extended family. He was predeceased by his grandparents Ralph and Rae Mynarski, his father Bery, and his first wife, Olga (nee Bilan).
Born in Winnipeg on May 25, 1949 to new immigrants and holocaust survivors Bery and Sally Rosenbloom, he attended I.L. Peretz Folk School, Jefferson Junior High, and Garden City Collegiate. He graduated from University of Manitoba in 1974 with a BSc (Hons) and in 1977 with a BEd.
From 1977 – 1980 he taught junior high science at Ruth Betts school in Flin Flon, MB.
After returning to Winnipeg he worked as a research assistant in Cardiac Anesthesia at St. Boniface Research Centre, during which time he co-authored several journal articles in vascular and cardiac anesthesia.
Morley was a lover of nature and the outdoors. He enjoyed camping and canoeing with his family. He was also a fan of the arts and regularly attended performances of the ballet, opera, and theatre. He also enjoyed science fiction television shows and loved watching with his favourite snack, a bowl of ice cream.
Judaism was very important to him and he will be fondly remembered as the Ba’al Tekiah (shofar blower) at Congregation Etz Chayim.
From the age of 13 on, Morley grappled with many health challenges: Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn’s, arthritis, and related inflammatory conditions.
Funeral service was held on Friday March 10th. Pallbearers were Mark Searle, David Searle, Cary Rubenfeld, Zvi Dil, Gordon Steindel, and Myron Schultz. Donations in Morley’s name may be made to Congregation Etz Chayim, Jewish National Fund, or a charity of your choice.
The family wishes to thank the Winnipeg Fire and Paramedics Service for their efforts. We are especially thankful to the Winnipeg Police Service District 3 for their amazing compassion.
“He wasn’t choosing death as much as he was choosing to end his unbearable pain.” – John Hewett