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Born: Mar 20, 1918

Date of Passing: Apr 18, 2020

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March 20, 1918 - April 18, 2020

Marian Solomon died peacefully at the Simkin Centre with her son at her side.
She was predeceased by her siblings, Rose Goltzman, Louis Slutchuk, Esther Muravnick and Lillian Slutchuk. She was also predeceased by her first husband Frank Craven, her daughter Rita Craven, and her second husband Shalom Solomon. She is survived by her son Jack Craven, and her sister Lorraine Bass, and nieces and nephews.
She was a caring, intelligent and courageous woman.
Marian was born in Winnipeg and lived here for most of her life. She was always active, generous, and a volunteer in various organizations. After Frank died, she began a short career as a librarian at the University of Manitoba after completing a program in office administration.
In 1970, she met a visitor from Israel, Shalom Solomon, and decided to move to Israel and re-marry. She became part of his family and learnt to speak Hebrew fluently. She and Shalom hosted many Canadian and American visitors in the 1970s. After he had a heart attack, she cared for him for two years until he died.
She returned to Winnipeg in 1982 where the majority of our family lived. Over the next 25 years, she travelled to Israel every year or two to visit her family there. She was 89 when she made her last trip to Israel. Family members living elsewhere in North America regularly received carefully packed parcels of her baking on special occasions, and always at Purim.
She was a resident of the Simkin Centre for over five years. Thank you to all the staff who cared for her during those years. Thank you to her companion, Jimena Bejasa.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 09, 2020

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