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Date of Passing: Apr 01, 2021

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With deep sadness we announce the passing of Betty Warshawsky on April 1, 2021 at the age of "100 plus".
Betty was born 1917 in Kiselin, Poland. Her brother Sam Pomarantz "of blessed memory", the only other surviving family member welcomed her to Winnipeg in 1950. Betty continued her teaching career in Winnipeg at I.L. Peretz Folk School until her retirement in 1984. She was honoured and humbled when students continued to visit over the years. She would amaze everyone and herself equally, when she recognized them, and identified them by their Yiddish names.
Betty was highly respected and deeply cherished by her family and all that knew her. It was heartwarming to be in her presence, as she exuded warmth and compassion to everyone. Betty's optimism was a driving force for how she lived her life; without regrets which inspired her family to follow in her footsteps. She enjoyed spending time with her family, travelling, listening to Jewish music and spoke eight different languages. She had a great sense of humour, a smile that lit up the room, and an enduring positivity that set an example for us all. The world was a better place with her in it.
Her father's farewell blessing, "anywhere and everywhere you go people should like you - you should be well liked" was fulfilled by Betty tenfold through her generosity and charisma. She lived her life in honour of all those that perished - lest we forget.
Betty was predeceased by her beloved husband Herszel "of blessed memory". Their memories will continue to live in the hearts of their family: daughters, Rochelle (David Glass), and Valerie (Ian Leibl), grandchildren, Colin, Kimberley (Chris), Shaylene (Trevor), Ari (Siuleen), Melissa (Mike); and great-grandchildren, Sydney and Ethan Shapiro, Jackson, Hudson and Maeli Smith, Kindred and Sincerity Leibl, Hersh and Dov Halparin.
The family would like to extend their appreciation and gratitude to Dr. Claire Jaegar (Betty's former student), the staff and residents of Shaftesbury Park Retirement Residence and her Home Care friends.
Memorial donations can be made to the Jewish Foundation of Winnipeg Endowment Fund or a charity of your choice.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 17, 2021

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • So sorry to hear of your loss. Your parents were our best neighbors ever. Always enjoyed the wine made from our crabapple tree. Condolences to all your family, Stanley & Sandra Nozick - Posted by: Stanley & Sandra Nozick (Former neighbors) on: Apr 18, 2021

  • I will always remember Betty as an extraordinary kind loving lady that I had the great pleasure of caring for at Seven Oaks. I would like to extend my deepest condolences to all of your family. - Posted by: Kathy Lizak (Nurse) on: Apr 17, 2021

  • Rochelle and family. My sincere condolences on the passing of your Mother. God Bless Jim Campbell - Posted by: Jim Campbell (School Friend St. Johns) on: Apr 17, 2021

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