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MORRIS CANTOR (published on December 22, 2007)

MORRIS CANTOR 1917-2007 Peacefully on December 7, 2007 after a brief illness Morris Cantor passed away at the St. Boniface Hospital at age 90. Morris was born in Winnipeg on March 8, 1917. Predeceased by parents Sarah and Harry Cantor and brother-in-law Izzy Garber. He is lovingly remembered by his wife Min, sons Sheldon, Ron (Gail) and grandchildren Elliott, Everett and Marlee. Also survived by brother Eddie (Ruth), sister Ruth Garber and many relatives and close friends. Morris served in the Air Force during the Second World War, a year after he and Min were married. They celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on August 14, 2006 surrounded by family and friends. After university Morris worked with his father in the sheet metal business, then worked in sales for London Life, Gensers Furniture and the Penthouse. In 1986 Min and Morris retired and moved to Gimli for 10 years. They also enjoyed winters in Florida. Morris was an avid bridge player, loved golfing and was a member of the Recreation Men's Bowling League, Gwen Secter Creative Living Centre and the Senior Men's Professional and Businessman's Club well into his 90th year. He was a very kind, gentle and compassionate man who gave generously to many causes both locally and in Israel. He cherished his many lifelong friendships. Family was very important to him, especially the quality time spent with his loving grandchildren in his later years. Funeral services were held Monday, December 10, 2007 from Congregation Etz Chayim. Pallbearers were Ron, Elliott, Everett and Paul Cantor, David Wilder and Jerry Roitelman. Honorary Pallbearers were Harry Rosenberg, Joe Mindell, Jack Lipkin, Irv Labovitch, Mark Frankel, Lorne Raber, Howard Levine, Morris Rosenberg and Morley Golden. The Cantor family would like to extend a special thanks to dear friend Sheryl Levine and her staff at V.O.N. Manitoba, and also the doctors and nurses at St. Boniface Palliative Care who helped us through a very difficult time. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Min and Morris Cantor Fund at Congregation Etz Chayim or Jewish Foundation of Manitoba Endowment Book of Life.


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