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Born: Sep 03, 1921

Date of Passing: Aug 10, 2023

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With deep sadness, we announce the passing of Abe Posen on August 10. Abe was predeceased by his wife Ruth and is survived by his sons Eric (Deena) and Kinzey (Shayla), grandchildren Ariel (Hillary) and Avi (Illana), great-granddaughter Lielle and the Kessler and Zimmer families.

Abe was born to Gittel nee Gurarie (Gray) and Mayer Posen in Winnipeg on September 3, 1921. He was a quiet man with a never-ending sense of humour. Strong on the outside, soft on the inside, full of humility and easily embarrassed if you put the spotlight on him.

In 1948, he married our beloved mum Ruth Dvorchik and began his studies to become a Chartered Accountant. He ended his career as the Chief Auditor for Special Projects for the Province of Manitoba. Abe also operated a private accountancy business and his clients consisted mostly of newcomers, who ran grocery stores and small shops. He helped them when they went through financial hardships, by lowering his fee or not charging them.

He was President of the Brandeis Lodge and was a lifelong member of the YMHA serving on the Board of Directors and Governors. His passion was exercising, a habit that started at the ‘Y’ on Albert Street. He loved weightlifting and was a mentor to younger lifters.

When you’re lucky enough to have a parent live a long healthy life, despite getting covid three times, their presence can’t help but bring blessings to the family. To feel their love, drink in their wisdom and learn about family history is a joy that was shared by three generations of his family. It hurts to say goodbye, but Abe’s legacy of love, humour and gratitude for life is an ever-present inspiration.

Our sincere thanks to Abe’s home care workers Grace, Marva, and Elin, plus the staff and physicians of 4North at the Grace Hospital. If so desired, please donate to the Rady Centre (the ‘Y’) or the charity of your choice.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 02, 2023

Condolences & Memories (1 entries)

  • I worked with Mr. Posen in the summer of 1982 at Natural Resources . I was always impressed with his professionalism and very kind nature . Condolences to the family on his passing. - Posted by: Bruce Clark (Co-worker) on: Sep 02, 2023

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