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Date of Passing: Mar 07, 2021

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Ed passed away peacefully on March 7, 2021.
He was predeceased by his parents, Edward and Olga Anhalt, his brother and sister-in-law, Arthur and Alice Anhalt, his nephew Bruce Anhalt, and by his wife, Donna Anhalt.
In his early years he was a gifted organist at McDermot Avenue Baptist Church where he first met and fell in love with his wife of 66 years, herself a vocalist and Soprano soloist. Ed graduated from medical school at the University of Manitoba, and then he went to the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary at Mt. Sinai for a residency in ophthalmology. There he and Donna had some of their most exciting young years together living in Queens, New York City. Following his training, he moved back to Canada with a short stay in New Westminster, BC before accepting a partnership at the Winnipeg Clinic where he enjoyed his practice as a retina specialist for more than 40 years. Dr. Anhalt also enjoyed many decades of teaching at the University of Manitoba Medical College. Ed's career brought him and Donna many years of travel to conferences around the world, which they often shared with close colleagues and friends.
Ed's love of music continued throughout his life and he and Donna enjoyed the concerts of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and the Manitoba Opera. Over the years Ed enjoyed great fishing trips up north and active years in the Left-Right Men's Golf Group at St. Charles Country Club. Ed most loved spending time with his family at the cottage. First at Lakeshore Heights on Lake Winnipeg where he and his brother bought cottages next to each other and where their young families grew up together. Later years were spent at their new family cottage at Lake of the Woods.
He is survived by his son Edward (Tracey Harwood) of Calgary, his daughter Cynthia Hicks (Geoff Hicks), of Winnipeg and his nephews, Grant, Craig (Kathy Maycher) and Arthur (Mary).
The family would like to acknowledge with gratitude the support of staff at the Health Sciences Centre.
A private Celebration of Life will take place later with his family.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 13, 2021

Condolences & Memories (7 entries)

  • My condolences to the Anhalt Family - My young daughter had a rare eye disorder that Dr. Anhalt diagnosed as far back as 1977 when she was about 11 years old. It was a scary time as it could lead to blindness. Eventually after trying several procedures, he arranged for her to get another opinion in Indiana and the treatment they suggested worked. She was Dr. Anhalt’s patient until she was about 16 or 17 when he told her she didn’t need to return. It was a celebratory day! He showed compassion to this distraught mother and made a difference in our daughter’s life. She is now a grandmother and hasn’t had any further problems with her eyes. Thank you Dr. Anhalt, Rest in Peace. - Posted by: J. Andrews (Former patient's mother) on: Mar 18, 2021

  • It was my privilege to work in collaboration with Dr. Anhalt throughout my career. He was a skilled and kind physician and always a gentleman. - Posted by: James D Reeves O.D. (Colleague) on: Mar 17, 2021

  • Dr Anhalt was a wonderful man. He helped my husband during some very difficult times with Diabetic Retinotopy. When Grant went Blind for a few months, Dr Anhalt was there to help him thru this. Eventually was able to get him sight back in one eye. We were very grateful and glad he was such friend in need. He was a very special man. My Prayers and thoughts are with you during this trying time. - Posted by: Lori Anderson (Wife of Patient) on: Mar 16, 2021

  • Dr. Anhalt was our retinal surgeon at the Miz when I started working there in 1976. He was always ready to teach and so wonderful to work alongside. And always a true gentleman. Condolences to his family. May he Rest In Peace. - Posted by: Bev Lesiuk (Colleague ) on: Mar 13, 2021

  • To the Anhalt Family, Sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful eye surgeon. He repaired my detached retina in 1968 when I was 16 on the August holiday Monday and my eye is still great with no problems at the age of 69. - Posted by: Janice L Campbell (former patient) on: Mar 13, 2021

  • My mother, an R..N.,(Helen Linford) worked with Dr. Anhalt for several years, part time, at the Winnipeg Clinic. She enjoyed it so much, and had great respect for him. I remember her talking about him and the eye operations they did at the clinic. She loved this job! - Posted by: Lorraine Koenen (mother worked with Dr. Anhalt at Winnipeg Clinic) on: Mar 13, 2021

  • I worked with Dr Anhalt in the operating room over 30 years ago. He was a very gifted surgeon and he taught me excellent skills and discipline. He helped so many over the years. May he Rest In Peace - Posted by: Margaret Kokorsch Zed (Colleague) on: Mar 13, 2021

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