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Date of Passing: Mar 05, 2023Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
Date of Passing: March 5, 2023
After a lengthy illness, Garry Micflikier passed away at the age of 74 years, at home with family by his side.
He is survived by his brothers, Allan (Reva) Micflikier, and Irv (Susan) Micflikier, as well as his niece Sara (Dorian) and nephews, Daniel (Heather), Jacob (Alysha), Aaron (Amber), Ben (Bo), and Josh. He is also survived by his great-nephews, Max, Zev, and Greyson, as well as his great-nieces, Emi, Rin and Jordan. He was predeceased by his parents, Sara and Jacob.
Garry faced the challenges presented by his illness with grace and courage. He was born at sea aboard the HMS Samaria on February 20, 1949, as his parents made their way to Canada after surviving the Holocaust along with his older brother. Garry attended Luxton School followed by St. John's High School in Winnipeg. After high school, Garry obtained his B.A. from the University of Winnipeg followed by his law degree from the University of Manitoba. For many years, he practiced law with the firm Kelekis Minuk Micflikier, and although he left the office, he never fully retired.
Garry was a devoted uncle, taking pride in each and every niece and nephew and receiving such joy from seeing and sharing in their successes. Uncle Garry always showed up with chocolates, soda, and all too often with spare baseball caps. Garry was up for whatever activities were happening at Lake of the Woods, be it boat rides, tubing, water-skiing, or Seadoo rides (one of which ended in a bloody nose). Garry loved watching others have fun, and the times he spent with family were the most gratifying to him. Every family event and get-together was a photo-op for Garry. Garry was satisfied with all the simple things life had to offer, including a good joke - his boisterous laugh was his trademark and he loved to share it. In Phoenix Arizona, he enjoyed hiking, hot-tubbing, and window shopping. Garry was a venerable trivia-master and his knowledge of movies was encyclopedic. Garry was a lifelong learner and could upgrade a computer himself as well as do household and basic auto repairs. Perhaps most of all, it was simply a pleasure for Garry to help and to give to others. Garry was a kind and gentle person with a strong sense of decency, a true mensch.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Czaykowski and the staff at CancerCare Manitoba and Dr. Tunovic for their exceptional care over the many years. For the past several months, the nurses and physicians with WRHA Palliative Care provided Garry with everything he needed to stay at home in comfort; their expertise and compassion were a source of strength for the family and for Garry. A special thank you to Jen, who Garry thought was wonderful, and whose visits were a source of compassion, support and guidance. Thank you to Garry's caregivers of the last few months: Prima, Edgar, Marcelo, Sonia, and Leo. You all gave us peace of mind knowing you were devoted to Garry's comfort. While Garry's presence will be missed terribly, we have our memories to cherish.
Graveside funeral services were held at the Shaarey Zedek Cemetery on March 7, 2023, officiated by Rabbi Matthew Leibl. Pallbearers were Daniel and Heather Micflikier, Sara Micflikier, Aaron Micflikier, Ben Micflikier, and Josh Micflikier.
If you wish, donations can be made to the WRHA Palliative Care Donation Fund in Garry's memory at 204-515-5612.
Publish Date: Mar 11, 2023
With sadness at our loss, the family of Garry Micflikier, aged 74 years, announces his passing on March 5, 2023.
Graveside service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at the Shaarey Zedek Cemetery, 230 Armstrong Ave., Winnipeg, MB.
Full obituary to follow.
Publish Date: Mar 7, 2023
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 07, 2023, Mar 11, 2023
Condolences & Memories (4 entries)
My heart is broken for al of the Mikflikier family. I know that Garry loved you all. He was a true menshe and a real joker. All of our sympathy goes out to you all. All of our love and prayers go out to the wonderful Mikflikier family. Lisa Cohen and family - Posted by: lisa cohen (friend2048329008) on: May 24, 2023
Deepest sympathy to all the family. Garry was the kindest lawyer I ever met. I would go meet him for whatever business transaction I had to deal with. He would always have stories that would go into long conversations however they were always interesting. I learned a bit about his family and trips he went on and what the definition of certain legal terms meant. After talking to him he made law interesting and he would have made a great law professor. He really had a passion for doing the job to perfection. The last time I spoke to him he had just retired and told me he was ill. He didn’t go into a lot of detail about himself however he asked me questions about legal situations in my circumstance that I was surprised he remembered in great detail. I’ll always remember when he was going through documents he would go in great detail and his favourite word was “next” …I find myself saying it and thinking of him. Garry may you rest in peace. You were really one of the good ones. - Posted by: Deborah Seier (Client) on: Mar 20, 2023
Condolences to the MicFlikier family on the loss of their brother, uncle. Also condolences to the entire family. May your sadness be lessened by the wonderful memories you have of sharing many happy years with him. - Posted by: Kathy & Bill Fecio (Dental Patients of Irv Micflikier) on: Mar 11, 2023
Garry was one of the best; got to meet him through being a client. Was never a dull moment; we would go to meet with him and our appointment would end up lasting well into the evening, having great conversation. Garry was a very gentle man with an exceptional heart for helping people. He will truly be missed. Rest in peace, Garry, you were one of the good ones. - Posted by: Ian & Susie Hailstone (client and freind) on: Mar 11, 2023
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