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EDITH BLACK (published on December 22, 2007)



EDITH BLACK Edith Black passed away peacefully at the Kanee Centre on December 9, 2007. Edith was born in Winnipeg on September 17, 1909. Predeceased by her father David, mother Lottie, sisters Cecilia and Marion, and brother Samuel, she is survived by sister Rosalie Richman, brother Harold and wife June Black, and numerous nieces and nephews. Edith's early life was spent in Winnipeg, and Oberon, Manitoba. In 1922 the Black family moved to Brunkild, Manitoba, having purchased the General Store. After completing high school, Edith began her business career as a secretary in the municipal office. When her father passed away in 1932, she returned to the family business. Edith's numerous responsibilities included clerking, bookkeeping, postmistress, Commissioner of Oaths, legal correspondent, and grain company payer. Edith's wisdom, good judgment, and generosity served the community for over 50 years and touched the lives of so many. She was a respected community member because of her intelligence, honesty, caring nature, and strong work ethic. Edith's interests included world affairs, curling, and baseball. She survived several medical crises, returning to excellent health, and vigour. After the sale of the family business, she retired to Winnipeg, where she volunteered at the Misericordia Hospital Gift Shop. She received recognition for her dedication, and long service in this role, volunteering until the age of 90. Edith was a member of the Brandeis Chapter of the Winnipeg Hadassah, as well as the National Council of Jewish Women of Winnipeg. Edith traveled widely with her close friend Clara Greenberg, and especially enjoyed visiting South Africa, the United States, and Israel. During the last three and a half years of her life Edith resided at the Kanee Centre, where she received loving and devoted care from the dedicated staff, whom she grew to love and with whom she shared many stories of her long and interesting life. Edith's family is grateful to all these caring individuals who provided Edith with a final loving home. Edith lived her entire life with the admirable qualities of integrity, honesty, hard work, forthrightness, dedication to community and country, and enduring love of family. Her life was a life well lived, and she will be remembered forever by many friends, relatives and acquaintances, whose lives she touched in such a profound and meaningful way. I lift up my eyes to the mountains From where will my help come? My help comes from the Lord. Who made heaven and earth. He won't allow your foot to be moved; He guards you, never sleeps. The Lord is your Keeper; The Lord will keep you from all evil; He will keep your soul. The Lord will guard your going out, and your coming in, From this time forth, and forever more.


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