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BONNIE GENSER It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Bonnie Genser of Winnipeg, who died Sunday, November 29, 2003. She died peacefully, without pain, with her family by her side. She was predeceased by her husband Harold Genser who died in 1980; and her siblings Rebecca Jauvoish, Lottie Beckman, Bessie Melemade, David Levin, Rosie Levin; Esther Pollock and Harry Levin. She leaves to grieve her death and celebrate her life three daughters, Naomi Cohen (Jared Sable), Toronto, Barbara Butler, Winnipeg, Susan Starr (Don Starr), Toronto and London; six grandchildren; and six great grandchildren. In addition to her immediate family she is remembered by her sisters-in-law Esther Genser Kaplan, Myrna Levin, Beverley Levin and Marion Vaisey Genser; and many nieces and nephews. Bonnie served in a leadership capacity in various areas of the community, President of the Brides Group - National Council of Jewish Women, President of Lillian Frieman Chapter of Hadassah, founder of the Shaarey Zedek Girl Guides and later as a Commissioner of the Manitoba Girl Guides. During her many visits to Israel she served as a volunteer in areas of agriculture, education, archaeology and social services. She lived life to the fullest and will be remembered for her dynamic personality, wit, charm, generosity and infectious smile which made everyone feel special. We wish to thank Vangie, Claire, Amy and Ruth for their loving care. Pallbearers were grandsons Scott Cohen, Paul Rayburn, Josh Butler, Sheldon Potter; granddaughters Hally and Misha Starr; and nephews Michael and Daniel Levin. Honorary pallbearers were Don Starr, Jared Sable, Perry Rayburn and Mayer Lawee. Rabbi Allan Green officiated and her granddaughter Leanne Potter spoke on behalf of the family. Donations in Bonnies memory may be made to The Bonnie Genser Fund in the Womens Endowment Fund of the Jewish Foundation of Manitoba, C - 400 - 123 Doncaster St., Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3N 2B2, 204-477-7525 or www.jewishfoundation.org or the charity of your choice.
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 15, 2003
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