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Date of Passing: Sep 03, 2019

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With great sadness we announce the passing of Phyllis Dean Boxer, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. Phyllis passed away peacefully at the Heath Sciences Centre at age 93 on September 3, 2019.
Phyllis will be sadly missed by her loving family: Irene Boxer-Meyrowitz and Dr. David Meyrowitz (daughter and son-in-law); Jody Boxer-Leslie (grandson); Elana and Jonathan Waldman (granddaughter and grandson-in-law); Kaia Waldman (great-granddaughter); Jesse Boxer-Meyrowitz (grandson); and her devoted sister, Cornelia Little.
The funeral was held at Shaarey Zedek Synagogue, Friday, September 6, 2019.
Phyllis was predeceased by her parents, Sylvia (Granovsky) and David Wolfe; her daughter Jackie; her husband Albert; and her brother Dr. Allen Wolfe.
Phyllis was born in Winnipeg in 1926. Phyllis had a strong love for Judaism, learning, education and social justice issues.
Phyllis was an accomplished piano and guitar player. She adored dancing and participated in several Winnipeg dance groups, dancing regularly until she was 90 years old. She loved ballet, tap and especially Flamingo dancing.
We all admired her inner strength, strong spirit and resilience.
Sincere thanks to hospital staff at Grace, St. Boniface and Health Sciences Centre, the Simkin Centre, Myra at Harmony Court, Dr. Bijay Johnson, Dr. Michael Cossoy, Dr. Kaldas and Dr. Ajao.
We are very grateful to the pallbearers, Jesse Boxer-Meyrowitz, Jon Waldman, Brett Gladstone, Avi Waldman, Daniel Moscovitch, and Zach Wiseman. We are fortunate to have such loving and loyal friends and family who have supported us in so many ways, through the loss of so many of our family members. Thank you all for your support during these difficult times.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 15, 2020

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