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Date of Passing: Jan 03, 2019

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FREDA BRASS It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Freda Brass in the presence of her loving family on January 3, 2019. Her precious husband, Issie, predeceased Freda in March, 2016. They were married for 66 years and shared an inspirational relationship of love, trust and mutual respect. They were partners in their family business, Brass' Grocery, and partners in life. Freda is survived by her loving and devoted children, Hannah and Alan (Marion Silver). She never felt more complete than with the arrival of her three grandchildren, Lawrence, Rafi (Lee Reichman), and Shira (David Plotkin) who adored their Babba. The grandchildren cherished their time with her, which was filled with laughter, love and admiration. Freda was devoted to her late parents, Lazar and Bessie Garber. She was predeceased by her brother, Lawrence Garber (Marge) and sister, Esther Calof (Roy). Mom enjoyed a warm relationship with the extended Brass Family. She is survived by Esther Gotfried (the late Bernie) and Norma Berlin (Don). She was predeceased by Morris, Abe and Rose Brass. Freda will be missed by her many nieces and nephews. She also formed a close bond with Augie Braz, our dear friend who became family. Freda's wit, intelligence, kindness and charm carried throughout her entire life. She nurtured and supported those around her. Her many volunteer activities, both in the Jewish and broader communities, set a wonderful example. Upon retiring, Freda achieved her lifelong dream of earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1992 from the University of Winnipeg. We express our gratitude to Mom's nurses and homecare workers for their wonderful care. We also extend our heartfelt appreciation to Dr. D. M. Miller. Freda was a remarkable person and will be deeply missed. The funeral was held on January 6, 2019. Donations in her memory can be made to the charity of your choice.
Publish Date: Jan 12, 2019

FREDA BRASS Passed away suddenly on January 3, 2019. The funeral service will be held at the Chesed Shel Emes at 1023 Main St. on Sunday, January 6 at 11:00 a.m. Longer obituary to follow.
Publish Date: Jan 5, 2019

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 05, 2019, Jan 12, 2019

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • Dear Honey and Alan, Please accept the Bell's family's deepest condolences. I have such fond memories of both of your parents - your Dad used to let me work the cash register and help out customers. I loved going to your grocery store and remember everything about it and how I was always welcome in your home at the back of the store. Both of your parents were kind and generous people. Our Mom, Hilda, who passed away in 2011 always loved being given your Mom's gefilte fish - it was a great treat for her. I never understood it until I married my husband - and now I love gefilte fish, too. May she rest in peace and the memories of her sustain you in your loss. Lorraine Bell - Posted by: Lorraine Bell (friend) on: Jan 12, 2019

  • My Auntie Freda was one of the most amazing people I ever met. We are all much poorer for her leaving, but I am sure everyone in Heaven knows that she is there. Gerry Garber - Posted by: Gerry Garber (Nephew) on: Jan 12, 2019

  • To this day I cannot use Mrs. Brass's first name as I truly respect her and Mr. Brass. They were a remarkable couple working side by side in their grocery store, raising a family, and caring for their neighbors. The smiles and welcoming presence are still a memory I will always cherish. Wonderful Lady and beautiful memories my sincere condolences to the family. - Posted by: Stephen Sumka (Long time ago neighbor) on: Jan 12, 2019

  • I used to live on Mellish next door to the Brass family for 35 years. I'm very sad to hear of Freda's passing, she was a lovely lady. I will always remember her big smile. She was such a nice lady. My condolences to the family. May you rest in peace Freda love the Tereck family. - Posted by: Amy Tereck (Prior neighbor) on: Jan 12, 2019

  • A very special person to me. Love to Alan and Honey. - Posted by: Dale Burkart (Adopted family member) on: Jan 07, 2019

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