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CHARLOTTE KARR (published on September 20, 2008)



CHARLOTTE KARR It is with a river of tears that we announce the passing of our beloved wife, mother, Grandma and Bubby, Charlotte Karr, in the early morning of September 12, 2008. Charlotte is sadly missed, remembered and treasured by her husband of 45 years, Leonard; daughters, Marsha (David), Ellen (Louis), Susan (Dave), Carole (Michael); sons, Yehuda (Chaya Adel) and Rick, 12 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, her furry son, Peppy, the Papillon, nieces, nephews, family and friends. Charlotte was predeceased by her parents, Esther and Sam Bank; sister Rivian; brothers, Irving and Bud; and first husband Joe Freeman. Charlotte was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on October 14, 1920. She was an adored, petite, mischievous, athletic, inquisitive child and teenager. She thrived and maintained her great sense of humour through the heartache of losing loved ones and raising three strong-willed children during her first marriage. She set a very high standard of commitment and love in the union of the Karr/Freeman families, maintaining a very busy and large household that welcomed and included the friends of all her children, and three dogs. She was a fabulous cook, family advisor, Mother Confessor, a true and wonderful matriarch, full of spirit, humour and warmth, making our lives a great fun adventure. Although she suffered her whole life with chronic back pain, she persevered and led an active life playing a great game of tennis and golf. She loved to socialize and play cards with her many, many friends. She had many hobbies including pottery, needlepoint, crochet and weaving, writing funny poems and letters to family and friends. Charlotte loved to travel, on family motor trips, summered in Gimli, Manitoba, wintered in Florida and California. Charlotte was loved by everyone she knew and she loved them deeply in return. Her passing creates a huge void in all our lives. The family would like to thank the amazing Home Care and Palliative Care team for their wonderful care, compassion and support. A funeral was held at Shaarey Zedek Synagogue on September 14, 2008. Pallbearers were Louis Leroeye, David Rabinovitch, Michael Bain, Jerry Bank, Steve Keswin and Daniel Adelman. Honorary pallbearers were Harvey Kay, Louis Roseman, Dr. Irving Katz, Marshall Shapiro, Rube Hatskin, Alan Schnier, Lyle Manchik and Alan Adelman. Donations may be made to the Jewish National Fund or the Palliative Care Endowment Fund, St. Boniface Hospital.


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