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Left to cherish his memory are sons, Butch (Coral), Ken, Steven (Jill), siblings, Linda and Frank, grandchildren, Izaak (Leah), Zoren (Amber), Noah and Brooke.
Dad, Jerry, Zaida endured great challenges over the past 24 months. Ongoing health issues, limited mobility, while effectively living on his own with little support. Without the ability to have visitors due to the pandemic, Dad faced these challenges with great strength and nobility. Never complaining, but we could tell how much of a struggle life had become. He took great joy in the FaceTime/Zoom virtual visits with his family. Always laughing while each one of us talked over the other. Whether it was a birthday celebration, special occasion, or simple hello, he was especially happy when he could see his grandchildren even though they could only see half of his face. "Dad/Zaida, lower your screen!"
Not much of a talker, more of a listener but the moment you talked about business or sports you had his attention hook, line and sinker. He was a businessman through and through, a true peddler. Even as our family business is celebrating its 75th year he still had his finger on the pulse and would enthusiastically express his opinion and guidance. He was an avid sports fan; football, golf and forever loyal to his Blue Jays which he took a lot of heat for from Butch...
We want to extend our gratitude to the wonderful doctors, nurses and health care aides on 8 North of the Royal Jubilee Hospital, who did their very best to keep him and us as comfortable as possible during his five week fight after suffering a stroke.
We love you very much and
you will be forever be in our hearts.
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 03, 2021
Condolences & Memories (6 entries)
Just want to give my heartfelt condolences to the family. What an overwhelming tragedy not to be able to spend time with your family elders for too long while they are passing. A horrible time for the dying and the living. Remember the beautiful man. Billy Kettner - Posted by: Billy Kettner (Neighbour ) on: Jul 28, 2021
To Jerry’s 3 sons, We just found out of Jerry's passing & we are so sad. We were in touch with Jerry regularly seeing as we live in Toronto and he in B.C. We send our condolences, Not sure if Butch remembers us, but we know Jerry has to be in a better place now. He always talked about his 3 sons, grandchildren and loved you all. I hope you get this, as I have no addresses Thinking of you, Frances and Sid Barish - Posted by: Frances and Sid Barish (Childhood friend) on: Jul 18, 2021
Dear family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. We are so sorry for your loss. We know he is having a family dinner with Mom and Dad. Take care. - Posted by: Susan and Arnie Pereles (Cousins) on: Jul 06, 2021
Heart felt condolences to the Atnikov family, Steven and Jill. Enjoy the memories as he's watching and listening. - Posted by: Tony Rendina (Friends to Steven and Jill) on: Jul 06, 2021
Dear Ken and Noah, Thinking of both of you at this difficult time. A quote that reminds me how we never lose those we love. "When tomorrow starts without me don't think we're far apart for every time you think of me I'm right here in your heart." David Ramos Wishing that your most treasured memories of your Dad/Zaida wrap around both of you in comfort and bring peace during this time of heart break. With love, Michele Brown - Posted by: Michele Brown (Coworker/ friend to Ken) on: Jul 05, 2021
Dear Atnikov family, extending our deepest and heartfelt sympathy on the passing of your dear father. Thinking of you all at this very sad & difficult time. Lynda Ruban Staff & friends at the HSC Foundation - Posted by: Lynda Ruban (staff at Health Sciences Centre Foundation) on: Jul 05, 2021
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