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Date of Passing: Jan 03, 2023

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Passed away peacefully on January 3, 2023, at the age of 87.
Jimmy was predeceased by her parents, Charles and Esther Swartz; by her brother Clifford Ernest Swartz and her husband Morse Silden. Jimmy is survived by her sons, Kenneth and Jonathan; her daughter-in-law Crystal Silden (Olsen); her granddaughter Lee (Liam Austin) and her two grandsons Jake and Cole. She was loved tremendously and will be missed by her loved ones.
The family would like to thank the staff, nurses and doctors at the Saul and Claribel Simken Centre in Winnipeg for the exceptional, loving care they provided Jimmy over the years.
A service will be held at the Etz Chayim Synagogue at 123 Matheson Ave. E., Winnipeg, R2W 0C3 on Sunday, January 8 at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow the service at the Shaarey Zedek Cemetery.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 06, 2023

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • Jimmy was a kind, caring, smart person, who was a longtime friend of my mom, Addie's. They connected through a circle of strong, passionate, brilliant and often hilarious women who - fueled by good food and drink - would spend hours discussing, debating, and sometimes quite vehemently arguing about the important issues of the world and how best to solve them. On behalf of Addie and our family, sincere condolences to Jimmy's family. - Posted by: Kathy Penner (friend) on: Feb 01, 2023

  • I can still hear Jimmy's vibrant laugh from the other room at the Silden's cottage, which I remember fondly as a little girl . My recollection of Jimmy was that she was very warm and open to our family, taking us in and sharing with us this beautiful and humble space at Falcon Lake. Mesh of course tinkered with who knows what machinery in the background. As one of my mom's good friends, Jimmy extended herself to me as a kind of auntie. Later I had the opportunity to briefly reconnect with Jimmy as an adult and found her to be likeminded in her passion for social justice and Winnipeg roots. My condolences to the family, especially to John and my early classmate, Ken, who have both gone through so much already over the past years. May you be surrounded by love. - Posted by: Karen Fainman (Friends of family) on: Jan 08, 2023

  • Jimmy and I worked together in the Planning Secretariat of the Schreyer government in 1975-76. She was a dear woman who was there for me at a time I needed a friend very badly. May her memory be a blessing and may she rest in peace. - Posted by: Jerry Williams (Friend and Co-Worker) on: Jan 07, 2023

  • Jimmy was the GM when I worked for CIDO in the Sound Recording department. Her contributions to the growth of the film and music industry in Manitoba will always be remembered. - Posted by: Shaleem Hosein (Former employee) on: Jan 06, 2023

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