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EARL ROSENBLOOM

Born: Aug 07, 1948

Date of Passing: Nov 23, 2014

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EARL ROSENBLOOM August 7, 1948 - November 23, 2014 It breaks my heart to announce the death of my husband, Earl, after a long battle with bladder cancer. Throughout his ordeal, he remained positive, cheerful and often very funny. He loved and cared for me with every fiber of his being. He was a devoted husband and a loving dad to our cat, Bangkok. He was my best friend, my greatest supporter and my champion. He was a kind hearted guy, humble, generous with a beautiful, brilliant mind. I will love him and miss him terribly every day for the rest of my life. He leaves behind Aunt Ester and cousins in Winnipeg, Toronto, USA and Israel, and also in-laws, nieces and nephews in Malaysia and Australia. I am thankful and grateful to our family and friends for your incredible support, especially during the last months of Earl's life. Your visits, calls, books, magazines, and flowers cheered us up. We couldn't have gotten through some of the most difficult days then and now without the assistance of our cousin, Cynthia Brick who, despite her own health and family concerns, went above and beyond the call of duty to take care of our needs and be there for us at all times. She lives up to her name! Thanks, too, to our friends Ricki Feder, Myron Selby, Norm Goertzen, Fran Ferguson and Pat and Michael Murphy for their assistance. Thanks to Lisa and Marsha Brick for visiting us many times with delicious meals from Ira's Deli. Thanks to my sister, Gek, who flew all the way out from Australia to be with us for one month in October. My sincere thanks and appreciation to Dr. Garcia, Dr. Wong, and the kind, caring and compassionate staff of the Palliative Care Wing at Riverview Health Centre and to our GP, Dr. Lori Lach for her incredible kindness and compassion throughout our difficult journey. Earl was interred at Waverley Memorial Gardens on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. A reception to celebrate his life was held at Thomson "In the Park" following burial. Pallbearers were Norm Goertzen, Myron Selby, Charles Tax, Sarath Abeysekara, Eugene Kaluzniacky, Stuart and Ira Brick. Honorary pallbearers were Bill Notz and John Atwell. After he was diagnosed with cancer, Earl wrote his own obituary. I was born in 1948 in Winnipeg. I died on November 23, 2014. I was predeceased by my father and mother Isadore and Rose Rosenbloom. I am survived by my wife Choo Choo. I was an academic. I had a B.Sc (honours) in Mathematics, M.Sc in Mathematics, M.Sc in Statistics from the University of Manitoba and a Ph.D. in Combinatorics and Optimization from the University of Waterloo. I worked for the Canadian Defence Research Board, the University of Lethbridge, the University of Alberta and the University of Manitoba. I was a professor of Management Science at the Asper School of Business from 1980 to 2006. This was a very rewarding period in my life. I had wonderful students and outstanding colleagues. In 1999 I won the Associates teaching award at the Asper School. I won the best research paper award three times at the ASAC conferences. I was able to publish my research in a number of important journals. My favourite hobby was chess. I was Manitoba Junior Champion in 1966 and Manitoba Open Champion in 1977. I also came in second in the 1976 Ontario Open. The most fun I had in chess was playing my uncle Joe Dreman. My Uncle Joe was an excellent player. Uncle Joe and I played thousands of games between 1963 and his death in 2000. My Uncle Joe was the wisest man I ever met and I learned a great deal from him. I have been very lucky in life. I was incredibly lucky when I met Choo Choo in 1999. Choo Choo and I have been married since 2000. My years with Choo Choo were by far the happiest period of my life. She was a wonderful wife and we had a good life. We had a lot fun being the voice of Canada Geese and running the website LoveCanadaGeese.com. However, I was unlucky when I came down with bladder cancer in 2006. Bladder cancer is usually associated with smoking or working with chemicals. I was never a smoker nor did I work in the chemical industry. Bladder cancer is the fourth most common cancer among men. However, in my opinion there has been very little research done on this disease and almost no progress in treating this disease in the last 50 years. Flowers gratefully declined. If you wish you may make a donation to Combined Jewish Appeal or Bladder Cancer Canada.
Publish Date: Nov 29, 2014

EARL ROSENBLOOM August 7, 1948 - November 23, 2014 It breaks my heart to announce the death of my husband, Earl, after a long battle with bladder cancer. Throughout his ordeal, he remained positive, cheerful and often very funny. He loved and cared for me with every fiber of his being. He was a devoted husband and a loving dad to our cat, Bangkok. He was my best friend, my greatest supporter and my champion. He was a kind hearted guy, humble, generous with a beautiful, brilliant mind. I will love him and miss him terribly every day for the rest of my life. He leaves behind Aunt Ester and cousins in Winnipeg, Toronto, USA and Israel, and also in-laws, nieces and nephews in Malaysia and Australia. I am thankful and grateful to our family and friends for your incredible support, especially during the last months of Earl's life. Your visits, calls, books, magazines, and flowers cheered us up. We couldn't have gotten through some of the most difficult days then and now without the assistance of our cousin, Cynthia Brick who, despite her own health and family concerns, went above and beyond the call of duty to take care of our needs and be there for us at all times. She lives up to her name! Thanks, too, to our friends Ricki Feder, Myron Selby, Norm Goertzen, Fran Ferguson and Pat and Michael Murphy for their assistance. Thanks to Lisa and Marsha Brick for visiting us many times with delicious meals from Ira's Deli. Thanks to my sister, Gek, who flew all the way out from Australia to be with us for one month in October. My sincere thanks and appreciation to Dr. Garcia, Dr. Wong, and the kind, caring and compassionate staff of the Palliative Care Wing at Riverview Health Centre and to our GP, Dr. Lori Lach for her incredible kindness and compassion throughout our difficult journey. Earl will be interred at Waverley Memorial Gardens on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. A reception to celebrate his life will be held at Thomson "In the Park" following burial. Pallbearers are Norm Goertzen, Myron Selby, Charles Tax, Sarath Abeysekara, Eugene Kaluzniacky, Stuart and Ira Brick. Honorary pallbearers are Bill Notz and John Atwell. After he was diagnosed with cancer, Earl wrote his own obituary. I was born in 1948 in Winnipeg. I died on November 23, 2014. I was predeceased by my father and mother Isadore and Rose Rosenbloom. I am survived by my wife Choo Choo. I was an academic. I had a B.Sc (honours) in Mathematics, M.Sc in Mathematics, M.Sc in Statistics from the University of Manitoba and a Ph.D. in Combinatorics and Optimization from the University of Waterloo. I worked for the Canadian Defence Research Board, the University of Lethbridge, the University of Alberta and the University of Manitoba. I was a professor of Management Science at the Asper School of Business from 1980 to 2006. This was a very rewarding period in my life. I had wonderful students and outstanding colleagues. In 1999 I won the Associates teaching award at the Asper School. I won the best research paper award three times at the ASAC conferences. I was able to publish my research in a number of important journals. My favourite hobby was chess. I was Manitoba Junior Champion in 1966 and Manitoba Open Champion in 1977. I also came in second in the 1976 Ontario Open. The most fun I had in chess was playing my uncle Joe Dreman. My Uncle Joe was an excellent player. Uncle Joe and I played thousands of games between 1963 and his death in 2000. My Uncle Joe was the wisest man I ever met and I learned a great deal from him. I have been very lucky in life. I was incredibly lucky when I met Choo Choo in 1999. Choo Choo and I have been married since 2000. My years with Choo Choo were by far the happiest period of my life. She was a wonderful wife and we had a good life. We had a lot fun being the voice of Canada Geese and running the website LoveCanadaGeese.com. However, I was unlucky when I came down with bladder cancer in 2006. Bladder cancer is usually associated with smoking or working with chemicals. I was never a smoker nor did I work in the chemical industry. Bladder cancer is the fourth most common cancer among men. However, in my opinion there has been very little research done on this disease and almost no progress in treating this disease in the last 50 years. Flowers gratefully declined. If you wish you may make a donation to Combined Jewish Appeal or Bladder Cancer Canada.
Publish Date: Nov 26, 2014

EARL ROSENBLOOM August 7, 1948 - November 23, 2014 Earl will be interred at Waverley Memorial Gardens on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. A reception to celebrate his life will be held at Thomson "In the Park" following burial. Longer obituary to follow in Wednesday's paper.
Publish Date: Nov 25, 2014
Publish Date: Nov 26, 2014

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 29, 2014

Condolences & Memories (16 entries)

  • I just visited the MB chess site to see the bad news of Earl's passing based on the "Memorial" local tourney name. Being from the late 60-1980 chess generation before moving to Ottawa, it has been sad to hear of the passing of Wpg chess people like Earl, Les Mundwiler, and Arsen Veselinovich (Aban}. If we met each other tomorrow, it would instantly be like old times with no shortage of things to talk about. Earl and I once played a titanic game for first place in a local tourney where I turned down a draw by repetition to try and win and subsequently lost (bad decision). Earl said after that game that it was the hardest game he had ever played. Memories are made of this. My condolences to the family. (PS) I knew Joe Dreman vaguely as a teenager at the old Selkirk Avenue chess club. I never got to know him well, though. - Posted by: Neil Kirton (Chess friend) on: Nov 11, 2015

  • Have been thinking and thinking about what to say, Choo, since I read of Earl's passing. My heart aches for you and I pray for God's comfort for you. Knowing how Earl cherished you will not take away your pain, but surely it soothes your soul. Thank you both for LoveCanadaGeese.com and the joy it brings to us. - Posted by: Renee Allen Hettinger ((Friend of LoveCanadaGeese.com)) on: Dec 18, 2014

  • So sorry for the loss of your dearly beloved, Choo. You & Earl will always be treasured for your voices of LoveCanadaGeese. Know that Earl is watching over you.... - Posted by: Pati Tomsits (Friend of LoveCanadaGeese) on: Dec 06, 2014

  • I am so sorry for your loss, Choo. - Posted by: Patricia M Nelson () on: Dec 03, 2014

  • I am so sorry, no words can express. You two have been such an inspiration to me. My heart goes with you. My husband is also very sick. Choo, again I care and I thank God for all that your husband did for all of us. As you know my mother died as well. Honk and Fly free Earl and Choo be at peace somehow. Cheryl - Posted by: cheryl (isleib) on: Dec 01, 2014

  • Dear Choo, I am so sorry to hear of your loss of your beloved Earl. As a fellow lover of Canada Geese, it is heartbreaking to lose one of our own. My thoughts are with you as you mourn his passing. God has another angel and one day you will be together again. Sending much love to you from Michigan, US. - Posted by: Sandy DeVries (U.S. Friend of LoveCanadaGeese) on: Dec 01, 2014

  • I am so sorry for your loss. Earl was a wonderful person and will be missed. Stay strong, Choose Choo. Best regards, Marilyn Resnick - Posted by: Marilyn resnick (Cousin) on: Nov 30, 2014

  • Choo, Our hearts are with you. Your time with Earl and your shared love of Canada geese are what we treasure in our own home. We too have had a special relationship as both humans and Canada geese raisers and defenders. We will always remember Earl now whenever we hear geese honk as they pass through the flyway above our home. With warm regards, James and Kim, Maine - Posted by: James LI (Friend of LoveCanadaGeese) on: Nov 29, 2014

  • Dear Choo, I'm very sorry for your loss but I know Earl is watching you from heaven and also he will be by your side, you'll know cause you'll sense it or even a certain smell. If you need me, despite the distance just either write or call me. My prayers are with you and always have been for the both of you since we started talking on Love4CanadaGeese. God Bless You and help you through this-all things are possible if you only believe in God! It might not seem so right now and despite your despair and loss, God is by your side always. Love always, Nancy - Posted by: Nancy J. Yale (Friend of Love4CanadaGeese) on: Nov 29, 2014

  • I am so sorry to hear of Earl's passing. Many thanks for all of the efforts he put into saving our geese friends, what a great legacy to leave behind. My thoughts are with Choo and his family during this difficult time. - Posted by: Karen Santee (Friend of LoveCanadaGeese) on: Nov 29, 2014

  • Dear ChooChoo, I was shocked to read this announcement today. Scanning the subjects of my email, it was the first to catch my attention and jolt me awake. I can't tell you how sorry I am that you have lost your soulmate; your dearest friend; your supportive husband. I will never forget the video that you posted about your feeding the birds outside your home. Your husband was narrating and you could feel his humor, appreciation and love for you, and your passion to help the geese. With much sympathy, Anne and Peter Muller - Posted by: Anne Muller (Fellow lover of Canada geese) on: Nov 29, 2014

  • RIP, dear Earl. You will live on in the memories of all who were fortunate enough to know you. Dear Choo, may you find comfort and solace in the memories of good times spent together. My thoughts, good wishes, love and blessings are with you during this most difficult of times. - Posted by: Kathleen LaBonne (Friend) on: Nov 26, 2014

  • Thank you Professor Rosenbloom for your wisdom. You taught me Management Science in Commerce. Rest in Peace. - Posted by: Anonymous (Student) on: Nov 26, 2014

  • My sincere condolences to you, Choo, on your painful loss. Earl and I became friends 57 years ago when we joined a school chess club that was run by the late Abe Yanofsky, the first chess Grandmaster in the British Commonwealth. Earl and I were both inspired by Abe and smitten with chess. Earl was the most modest person I have known. His kindness, his warm and gentle nature, and his extraordinary intelligence were qualities for which he will be remembered and sorely missed. - Posted by: Irwin Lipnowski (Friend and colleague) on: Nov 26, 2014

  • Very sorry to hear of Earl's passing. My condolences to Choo. Earl was my roommate for just over a week during a hospital stay in 2011. His company made the stay much more pleasant. We spent a Sunday morning picking an all-time New York Yankees team and then revisited and refined the team throughout the week. - Posted by: Russell Rosen (Friend) on: Nov 26, 2014

  • The love Earl and Choo shared was evident in every photo I saw of the pair. My heart aches for your loss Choo and the world lost a true lover of life and science and education. May you be comforted by the memories. Blessings to you! Linda - Posted by: Linda Thomas (Friend of LoveCanadaGeese) on: Nov 26, 2014

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