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Born: May 02, 1932

Date of Passing: May 29, 2019

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It is with deep sorrow that our family announces the passing of our dear and beloved mother and grandmother, Sue Weiss, on Wednesday, May 29, 2019.
Sue leaves behind her sons, Stephen (Cheryl) and Jerry (Audrey), and her grandchildren, Macey, Jenna, Mallory, Lauren, Josh and Marlee. She is also survived by her brother Sam (Cecile) Victor, her sister Beverly Potasky, and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Sue was born in Winnipeg on May 2, 1932 to Morris and Molly Victor. She attended William Whyte Elementary School and St. John's Tech High School, receiving her Jewish education at Talmud Torah and I.L. Peretz School.
On June 4, 1950, Sue married Jack Weiss, an orphaned Hungarian Holocaust survivor sponsored to Canada by the Canadian Jewish Congress. Sue and Jack were married until Jack's passing in February of 2012. Sue was a devoted, loving wife that provided the tireless patience required to manage and care for a deeply traumatized survivor.
Sue found her calling in 1952 when she started working as a secretary for the Talmud Torah Hebrew School. After a brief hiatus from 1954 to 1956 to have her two sons, she returned to the Talmud Torah/Joseph Wolinsky Collegiate to ultimately become the executive secretary. Through the years, Sue became the counselor to the upset student, nurse and chief sliver remover, confidant to the teachers, friend to the caretakers and advisor of school history and protocol to the Rabbi and President. Come 5:00 p.m. and Sue was off with her two boys to clean up the house and prepare a delicious dinner. Summers at Winnipeg Beach and winters in Florida or Arizona, Sue was always up for a good time.
Funeral services were held on Friday, May 31, 2019 at the Shaarey Zedek Synagogue and Rosh Pina Cemetery. Pallbearers were David Friedman, Yale Shaffer, Ira Kaye, Darrell Sasley, Michael Victor and Sean Shore.
Our family would like to express our sincere heartfelt thanks to Ester, Amor, Terry and Oxana and the wonderful staff at the Shaftsbury and Simkin Centre. A special thank you to Lisa for her compassion and care to the very end.

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 15, 2019

Condolences & Memories (1 entries)

  • Susie was actually my Mother’s cousin, but we were ALL related. We were both named after the same great-grandmother. I remember Sue and Jack’s wedding shortly after the 1950 flood. I remember the hospitality when we dropped in to the rambling cottage at Winnipeg Beach where everyone was welcome. Susie took great pride in her sons and rightly so. She had a tough life but never complained. The good outweighed the difficulties. That was Susie! In later years, when she visited Bev in Toronto, we were usually able to get together for lunch and get caught up. I loved those times. I will miss her smiling face and want to remember the person she was the last time I saw her. RIP. - Posted by: Sandra Kuttas (Dolberg) (Cousin) on: Jun 23, 2019

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