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LAWRENCE (LARRY) RISMAN (published on August 23, 2008)



LAWRENCE (LARRY) RISMAN It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Larry at the Victoria General Hospital, at the age of 68 on Friday, August 15, 2008. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Hinda (nee Blank); daughters, Rona and Rochelle (Shelly); brother Gil (Toronto, ON), nieces and nephews. Larry was born and raised in Toronto, ON, where he lived until leaving to join the Air Force at age 17. It was when he was stationed in Vancouver, BC that he met Hinda, who is from Winnipeg. It was love at first sight, and he proposed on their second date. They were married five months later. Shortly thereafter, they moved back to Winnipeg where they settled and raised their daughters. Larry began his career in Winnipeg working at his father-in-law, Oscar (Red) Blank's store in the North End Market. After several years, he began his own business, Larry's Fruit and Vegetables , where he worked long and hard until he became a life insurance agent with Metropolitan Life. After a few years, he started working for Sunlife, where he obtained his CLU degree and opened his own agency. After 26 years of working in the insurance industry, he was forced to retire at the age of 51 due to poor health. At that time, he and Hinda began to winter in the U.S., which they did for many years until a few years ago when poor health got in the way. Larry loved nothing more than making people laugh. In his younger years, he kept in shape by playing racquetball. After retirement he enjoyed golf, cribbage, Boggle and gardening. A graveside funeral was held on August 19, 2008 at the Hebrew Sick Cemetery. Rabbi Larry Lander of Congregation Etz Chayim officiated. Pallbearers were Ronnie and Steven Zimberg, Herb Singer, Sheldon Blank, Lanny Silver and Rabbi Lander. Honorary Pallbearers were Jerry Moscovitch and Harry Rayburn. The family kindly requests that donations be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association.


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