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Born: Jan 06, 1937

Date of Passing: May 08, 2022

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It is great sadness that we share that our Dad and "Papa" passed away on May 8, 2022 after a short and courageous battle with cancer. Dad was born on January 6, 1937 in Flin Flon, Manitoba to Harry and Edna (Stewart) Katz.
Dad was predeceased by his wife Joanne (Doig). He leaves to mourn his daughters, Allison (Mike) and Andrea, his son Darren (Trish) and his grandchildren, Brendon, Haylee, Jersey, Vienna, Hope, Lincoln, Jagger and Joanna. Also left to mourn are his sister Donna, his partner Carol, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Dad grew up in small towns across Manitoba and Saskatchewan, spent many years in Prince Albert and settled in Winnipeg. He was equally talented as smart - he won numerous scholastic awards and was given many accolades and awards as a boy soprano and playing the piano.
Dad received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Saskatchewan and his dentistry degree from the University of Alberta. Dad began his dentistry practice at the Portage Avenue Dental Group and worked for 43 and a half years. Through all of those years, our Dad missed only two days of work - with the mumps. His work ethic was one of his greatest qualities. Dad loved his work, his patients and his co-workers.
Dad met Mom in 1973 and after dating long distance, were married January 17, 1975. To Dad, family was everything. Every trip he and Mom took was with the kids. He and Mom drove us to swimming, kung fu, kickboxing, hockey, soccer, you name it. When we were little, Dad built a gym in the basement so that he could workout at home and spend more time with us. He worked as hard as he could to provide for his family. He taught us that you can count on family, no matter what.
Dad had a passion for exercise and health. He began exercising in high school and worked out nearly every day until his 85th birthday. He also loved (and was obsessed with) his yard and caring for the grass. People on his street nicknamed him "Seed" for all of the time he spent in the yard seeding, watering etc... The only other passion that may have trumped the lawn obsession was clothes. Dad grew up with two pairs of pants and three shirts. When Dad started making money, he started shopping for clothes. He was always the best dressed man and took pride in his style.
Dad loved movies, dancing, reading, shopping and had an incredible sense of humour. He was always the first up on the dance floor and quick with a joke or sarcastic comment.
Our Dad died peacefully in comfort with love in his heart. All of us who loved him are going to miss him fiercely. He was one of a kind. We love you Dad.
Thank you to Rabbi Allan Finkle for leading the memorial service and streaming it for those that could not attend. Thank you to all of the caring staff at Health Sciences Centre, home care and Portsmouth Retirement Residence.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Sidney's memory to CancerCare Manitoba.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 25, 2022

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • My condolences to Dr. Katz's family. He took good care of patients with difficult teeth. - Posted by: Irene Ellis (former patient) on: Jul 02, 2022

  • I grew up going to Portage Ave dental group - Dr. Katz was my dentist from when I was a very small child and I absolutely LOVED going to the dentist. My parents always joked that on numerous occasions, before I could tell time, I would wake up early, get dressed at the crack of dawn on “dentist appointment days” ready to go before the sun came up - I was so excited. Dr. Katz always used to tell me as a child that I was his favourite patient. I loved going to the dentist because of him and his care. Looking back I have nothing but the best memories of going to see him for check ups over 20 years - he was incredible at his job and always was able to make everyone feel at ease - whether it be me as a child or my mother who was terrified of going to the dentist, complete opposites. I can still remember his smile fondly and appreciate all that he did for me and his patients. May he Rest In Peace. - Posted by: Nicole Kjartanson (Patient) on: Jun 29, 2022

  • So sorry to hear of Doctor Katz's passing. Doctor Katz was our dentist for 10 years until he retired. What a gentle kind soul he was. That old expression of dreading to see your dentist was never applicable to him. I loved seeing Doctor Katz. He was so cool humming to various music that was playing in the background. He had pictures of family hanging all around him; so proud. I would say that he was significant in how he impacted people lives with his genuine demeanor and his sense of dedication. I extend condolences to his family and friends. He was truly a great person. Marc - Posted by: Marc Marleau (friend) on: Jun 27, 2022

  • I was one of the lucky ones to work for Dr. Katz from 1981-1990. Not only was he my boss he was a friend. He and his family welcomed my family with open arms. We went through many different occasions (illnesses, births, deaths, sharing his kids accomplishments, just to name a few). RIP Sid. Thank you for being a big part of my life. You and Joanne may be gone but you will never be forgotten. - Posted by: Rena Corbett (Cochrane) (Co-worker / Friend ) on: Jun 25, 2022

  • I am so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. I got to know your Dad when I worked at Portage Ave Dental Group for a short while in 1982. His sense of humour kept me going every day I was there. Later, in the 90's I became one of his sales representatives for nearly 20 years. He always welcomed me into his area and listened to what I had to say. Even if I was chatting over his shoulder while he was busily working on his patient. He was one of the kindest people in his profession that it was my pleasure to work with. He gave pretty good hugs too. It was a blessing to me to have known him. 😇🙏 - Posted by: Terrol Rogers (Coworker ) on: Jun 25, 2022

  • Sidney was my friend Donna's brother. Have known him for many, many years. Also my dentist. Such a nice person with a great sense of humour. My Sincere Condolences to the whole family. May you rest in peace Sid. - Posted by: Del Kehler (Friend) on: Jun 25, 2022

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