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Born: Aug 07, 1933
Date of Passing: Oct 31, 2020Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
August 7, 1933 - October 31, 2020
Mom was predeceased by her parents, Lila and Charles Levin; daughter Elaine, son Marshall, and son-in-law Les Newman.
Our mother leaves to mourn son Brian Shuster (Robin-Ann); daughters, Judy Eschuk (John) and Linda Newman; grandchildren, Robert, Michael and Samantha Newman, Bryce and Tia Shuster (Andrew White), Chas Eschuk (Hayley Stolwyk); and great-grandchildren, Gabriel, Paisley Elaine and Collins; and sisters, Sheila Levine and Barbara Golden; along with nephews, nieces and cousins.
Mom persevered, worked hard and provided us with a loving and comfortable home, while also ensuring we were provided a great life and educational opportunities. Mom was a strong woman who led by example, determined and fiercely independent. She was very proud of her children and grandchildrens' accomplishments.
Mom loved to entertain friends and family. She was an amazing cook and baker. Mom loved needlepoint and knitting, creating many projects. Mom played MahJong and bowled on a league for many years. Mom was very active in many Jewish organizations. Mom volunteered for many years at the Israeli Pavilion (Folklorama). She loved to participate in programming and meeting her friends at the Gwen Secter Creative Living Centre and the Rady JCC and loved being in their choir. Mom was a committee member for the St. John's 75th Anniversary/Reunion making it a huge success.
Everyone loved spending time with her and she loved people from all walks of life. Her great energy, her positive attitude, and high standards made her a person that so many people wanted to hang around with, seek advice from, or simply enjoy some conversation with. Our mother always made friends, family and acquaintances feel our home was always open, any time, any day. No matter what age she was at the time, she was always wise before her years.
As a Baba she was like a second mother, always having time for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She put everyone else first. She will be missed by so many.
We are so grateful for the overwhelming support from family and friends and like to thank the entire caring staff at the Simkin Centre. A special thank you to the Simkin Centre COVID-19 Unit for caring for mom and for being with her.
Memorial donations in Mom's honour would be greatly appreciated to the Gwen Secter Creative Living Centre, the Saul and Claribel Simkin Centre or the Rady JCC.
Due to COVID restrictions a private graveside live-streamed funeral service took place at Bnay Abraham Cemetery on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Rabbi Kliel Rose officiated.
MOM YOU LIVED,
YOU LOVED, AND
Publish Date: Nov 21, 2020
Mom's sudden illness allowed her to move on to her next adventure. Mom passed away peacefully with family near her side, on October 31, 2020, at the age of 87.
Mom was predeceased by her daughter Elaine in 2009 and her son Marshall in 2019.
Esther leaves to mourn her loving daughters, Judy Eschuk (John), Linda Newman, and son Brian Shuster (Robin-Ann); her grandchildren, Robert, Michael, Samantha, Tia (Andy), Bryce, Chas (Hayley); and her great-grandchildren, Gabriel, Paisley and Collins.
As well as her sisters, Sheila and Barbara, and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.
A private funeral service will take place Tuesday, November 3, 2020, at 12:00 noon.
The service will be live streamed at https://
Longer obituary to follow.
Publish Date: Nov 3, 2020
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 03, 2020, Nov 21, 2020
Condolences & Memories (6 entries)
My deepest condolences for your loss. I will miss seeing her smile and enjoying programs both at Gwen Secter and at Simkin. - Posted by: Nikki Spigelman (President Gwen Secter ) on: Nov 21, 2020
I am very sorry to hear of Esther's passing. I have known Esther since I moved into Chateau West Apts in 2002. She was always very kind to my Mother when she was alive. I always admired her positive spirit that kept her active and enjoying life, in spite of the terrible tragedies and poor health from which she suffered. She was always a very active member of our Jewish community, and gave of her talents and love to her family and friends. She had a very warm way about her and a good sense of humor. May the good shared memories of Esther's family and close friends help them get through this difficult time. Best wishes to Esther's Family and Close Friends, Marianne Dordick - Posted by: Marianne Dordick (Friend from Gwen Secter and Chateau West Apts) on: Nov 06, 2020
Just like Toni mentioned, the Shuster house in Garden City was the place to be. I remember always feeling safe there, we had so many good times. Mrs Shuster was a gem! Very sad to hear of her passing and sincere sympathies, thoughts and prayers are with the whole family. Tina Marie Shipman (Skrypnyk) - Posted by: Tina Shipman (Friend ) on: Nov 03, 2020
Sincerest condolences to the Shuster family. Your mother was a wonderful woman. Her memory will live on to those that had the opportunity to know her. - Posted by: Linda Hayda (Fformer co-worker and friend of her daughter, Elaine) on: Nov 03, 2020
GROWING UP IN GARDEN CITY , THE SHUSTER FAMILY WAS ALWAYS A FUN HOUSE TO BE, ESTHER SHUSTER WAS ALWAYS ONE OF THOSE MOMS THAT GAVE YOU A HUG AND MADE YOU FEEL SAFE. MY SINCERE SYMPATHY - Posted by: TONI (JASPER) on: Nov 03, 2020
Condolences to the family! I used to live across the street from you on Alfred Avenue. Then when you moved to Garden City, I would go “all the way” to your new home by bike, as I liked my friends so much. It was at one of the girl’s birthday parties that I consumed way too much rootbeer, and from then on I can’t drink it any more! My sincere sympathy to her daughters, especially! - Posted by: Linda Gillis (Rostas) (former neighbour ) on: Nov 03, 2020
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