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Date of Passing: Mar 27, 2003

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COLEMAN (COLE) STANILOFF 1923 - 2003 On March 27, 2003, Coleman passed away unexpectedly in his 80th year, at the Victoria General Hospital. He is survived by his wife of 56 years Rae; daughters, Leslee (Allan Abosh), Janet (Larry Hershfield), and Ian (Shawn Saifer) grand-children, Dory (fiance Dalton White), Paul, Daniel, Evan, and Sam; sister Pearl (Lerner) and loving nieces and nephews and their families. He was predeceased by his father Max, mother Sophie and brother Sid of Vancouver. Cole was born in Winnipeg and spent his youth in Buchanan, SK. It was there that his lifelong passion for sports and family were ingrained. Cole played many sports in his youth, and his scrapbook was a source of great interest and pride. A member of the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame at the Asper Jewish Community Centre, his greatest sporting achievement was playing in the 1963 Brier as the third on Hersh Lerners Manitoba championship curling team. He is remembered by the curling community as a fierce competitor, but one for whom sportsmanship and fellowship always came first. Cole worked his whole life in the clothing industry where his strong work ethic, reliability and attention to detail were testament to the values he held dear. Cole was a loyal friend, who enjoyed meeting for lunch with "the boys" on Saturdays. He provided support to his friends with hospital and home visits through their illnesses. His family recalls a lifetime of memories where Coles love of family, the nicknames he gave, expressions he coined and other family rituals spoke to his gentle nature. Funeral services were held Friday, March 28 at Etz Chayim Synagogue with internment at Rosh Pina Cemetery. Pallbearers were Larry and Daniel Hershfield, Sam Koulack, Dr. John Rabson, Jerry Floom and Narvey Hollenberg. Shiva will be observed at 836 Ash St. through Thursday morning. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Winnipeg ORT or a charity of your choice.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 31, 2003

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