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Born: Oct 23, 1925

Date of Passing: May 06, 2017

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HARRY ROSENBAUM October 23, 1925 - May 6, 2017 "A life well lived" Harry Rosenbaum was a mensch, a good person in every sense of the word. He was kind, gentle, compassionate, generous, humble, witty, social and loving. He left a valuable impression on anyone he met regardless of age. Harry was predeceased by his parents Fanny and Sam, and his brother Joe. He was a loving and devoted husband to his wife Dora of 67 years. Dora and Harry had a caring marriage in which they encountered an incredible number of friends and kept strong long lasting relationships. Be it their Redwood friends, the Gimli group, the UJPO crowd, numerous choirs they sang in, and all the people they met along the way, everyone would always say how much they loved and admired Harry. Harry was a loving and devoted father to Lin, Norman (Judy), Sid (Harriet); and grandfather to Sam, David and Jessica. He would never miss any of their sports and concerts, he was always a staunch supporter of any of their activities. Harry was proud of his North End roots. He attended St. John's High School where he played football, but left school early to enlist. He was a Second World War veteran serving two years in the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders in Holland, Belgium, France and Germany. After his military service Harry became active in the General Monash legion playing bugle in the band and participating in Remembrance Day services up until November 2016. Harry was an electrician by trade and worked for over 50 years. He started with Thompson Electric, which then became State Electric, before venturing out on his own with Lin. Harry did a large amount of work for organizations and friends. He was active in his community and was a key player in getting the Boyd Park Community Centre established. He was inducted into the Manitoba Lacrosse Hall of Fame as a builder in October 2016. Harry truly lived a full life and left his legacy for all of us to follow. He was a giving man with a zest for living and we are all very lucky to have known him. Thank you to the wonderful and compassionate staff at the St. Boniface Hospital Emergency and 5E departments, as well as Nurse Hazel at Beacon Hill Lodge. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice, the Salvation Army or the Museum of Human Rights.

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on May 13, 2017

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • I have fond memories of Harry. He and Dora were our next door neighbours in Gimli . Harry enjoyed his collection of videos and was eager to share his favourites with us. Once we viewed the movies he would want to hear what we thought about it, it was always fun to talk with him. Harry had many stories to share, he had such a full life. I smile as I remember our chats. Harry introduced himself to us on the first weekend we moved into our trailor, he was excited to find out that I was French. The next weekend that we saw him he presented me with a cassette of French music...I will cherish it. Love, Veronique - Posted by: Veronique (Plamondon) Fortier (Friend from Gimli) on: May 28, 2017

  • Oh Harry, my heart was always so Blessed to see you next door at our trailer in Gimli. You and Dora were the first people I would look for when I arrived. I cherished our little chats and thoroughly enjoyed listening to your stories. I always thought there would be time for more. Dora, you and Harry are such an inspiration to me, I highly value you and of course dear Harry. My heart is sad, the trailer will not be the same without you. I'm so sorry, I thought I would have much more time with you. Love Moe - Posted by: moe (Gimli Friend and neighbour) on: May 16, 2017

  • It's wonderful to read and hear such wonderful things about such a fine man. I never met him, but I and my wife, Hope, after our daughter was born received a card and flowers. The card only had the following words. "We always wanted a girl". It was then followed by a phone number. We were floored and obviously had to call, since we never had any idea as to who sent the card. Yes, it was from Harry and Dora Rosenbaum. We will never forget such thoughtfulness. Also, I have always been known as the "other" Harry Rosenbaum, obviously as a result of all who had contact with this honorable man. May God bless his soul. - Posted by: Harry Rosenbaum (Name sake) on: May 14, 2017

  • Harry was someone to look up to, always busy but not busy enough not to stop and visit. Our get together at Christmas and hanuka were special. The last time I visited with Harry and Dora was at my brothers funeral. Cherished that special visit. Love Sonya. - Posted by: Sonya effa née huta (Lived across the street.) on: May 13, 2017

  • You chose the right photo! That's the epitome of the smiling Harry I always encountered. His presence will indeed be missed. Growing up in my home FRC community, my family held mutual friendship with the UJPO, of which Harry was a member. Our families interacted in song, as both Harry & Dora joined forces with our Russian choirs for many years. Our FRC membership enjoyed their company, in the past few years, when Harry & Dora attended our annual FRC Reunion Picnics. By all accounts of friends I have spoken with this past week, Harry will leave a hole in many lives. He was liked, and he was loved. - Posted by: Linda Henderson (Friend) on: May 13, 2017

  • As an Apprentice at Thompson Electric, I worked with Harry for a while. He was a great fellow to work with. Thanks to Harry, I learned a lot from him. - Posted by: Peter Huta (Worked with Harry) on: May 13, 2017

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