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Born: Nov 12, 1929

Date of Passing: Jul 14, 2019

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November 12, 1929 - July 14, 2019

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Aubrey Abraham Asper on July 14, 2019, aged 89, at Riverview Health Centre.
He is survived by his loving wife Linda, his devoted son Lee and his caring wife Tami, as well as his cherished granddaughter Isabelle (Izzy) Dorothy and his grandson to be.
Aubrey was predeceased by his parents, Cecilia and Leon Asper, his brother Israel (Izzy) H. Asper and wife Babs and his in-laws, Dorothy and Harold Barker.
Aubrey is survived by his sister Hettie and her husband Dr. Norm Lofchy (Toronto), and their children, Dr. Jodi Lofchy (Toronto), Dr. Neal Lofchy and his wife Catherine Ashdown (Chicago) and Dr. Beth Joffe and her husband Dr. John Joffe (Vancouver), as well as their grandchildren, Laren (Denver) and Madeleine Lofchy (Cambridge, England) and Celie Joffe (Vancouver).
Aubrey is also survived by his nephew David Asper, and his wife Ruth (Winnipeg) and their children in Toronto, Daniel, Rebecca and Max, his niece Gail Asper, and husband Dr. Michael Paterson (Winnipeg) and their sons, Stephen (Saskatoon) and Jonathan (Winnipeg), and his nephew Leonard and his wife Susan, and their children, Sarah, Olivia and Mathew (Toronto).
Aubrey took much pride in his family. He was a man of great principle who contributed to his community and education profession in Manitoba and around the world.
At his request, there was no funeral or Shiva. Donation to the Aubrey Asper Scholarship Fund may be sent to the University Women's Club, 54 West Gate, Winnipeg, MB R3C 2E1.
Thank you to the doctors, nurses and staff at Riverview Pallliative Care Unit for the excellent care they provided Aubrey.

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Chapel Lawn Funeral Home

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 20, 2019

Condolences & Memories (10 entries)

  • In the early 1960s I was fortunate to have Mr. Asper as my math teacher. He was a wonderful teacher and by the time we got to Grade 12 everyone cheered when we heard we would have him again. My younger brother also had him for Grade 10 math and remembered how he had basketball stats in his head for all the players. Mr. Asper will be remembered as a favourite for many of us. - Posted by: Heather McDonald Jacobson (Former student) on: Aug 02, 2019

  • Getting to know Aubrey through collective bargaining, AGMs, and also through my spouse, Robert, were learning experiences of the best order. His quiet brilliance benefited teachers throughout Manitoba for decades, and we both admired him for his early feminist thinking...thus modelling the modern man for others. We saw in Aubrey the best of educational professionalism. I know your loss, Linda, and send you my love and sympathy. Sheilah Land - Posted by: Sheilah Land (Friend) on: Jul 29, 2019

  • Sincere condolences. - Posted by: Louisette and Jean-Marie De Clercq (Acquaintance) on: Jul 25, 2019

  • I first knew Aubrey as a colleague at the Manitoba Teachers Society. He was a well respected professional. Always a gentleman, interested in travel and other cultures, and a volunteer over the years for many different organizations. My relationship with Aubrey and Linda became more social post retirement. We enjoyed some lovely dinners and conversations over the years. His presence will be missed. - Posted by: Kathy Lautens (Former colleague) on: Jul 24, 2019

  • I had the privilege of working with Aubrey in both Nigeria and Manitoba and will never forget the quality of his friendship and his wise and sage advice on both personal and educational issues. He was a man of integrity and quality! - Posted by: Ed Buller Sr. (Friend ) on: Jul 22, 2019

  • I recall working with Aubrey in the 1970s when he was a staff officer with Manitoba Teachers' Society and I was a salary negotiator for the teachers in two different school divisions. He was warm, sympathetic, and hard-nosed in turn. The last time I heard Aubrey's voice was when he called me to remind me to go vote in a civic election. - Posted by: Armin Wiebe (Former colleague) on: Jul 21, 2019

  • Aubrey will be sorely missed by all. He was a brilliant, kind man who always had the best interests of everyone and the common good at heart. Although not frequent enough, I always enjoyed my conversations with him, as no matter what the topic, his patience and wisdom came through. Your generosity to our family created many wonderful summer memories that our family will always treasure. My family's sincere condolences to you Linda and family - Posted by: Glen Anderson and Christine Anderson (colleague/friend) on: Jul 21, 2019

  • My sincere sympathy in the loss of your dear husband, father & grandfather Aubrey, dear Linda and Lee & family. My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow. His suffering is over and at PEACE! Sincerely, Monique Gobeil - Posted by: Monique Gobeil (Acquaintance) on: Jul 20, 2019

  • Aubrey was a fine gentleman, a fair man and someone with whom you always felt at ease. - Posted by: John Carlyle (Friend ) on: Jul 20, 2019

  • I'm so sorry to read of Aubrey's passing My prayers and thoughts go out to you all. Take care - Posted by: Leslie Snyder (Friend) on: Jul 20, 2019

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