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YORAM BARR (published on April 04, 2009)

YORAM BARR It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Yoram Barr after a lengthy and courageous battle with melanoma on Sunday, March 22, 2009 at the age of 69. Yoram was predeceased by his parents, Shimon and Dvora Barr and his in-laws Osher and Manya Brown. Yoram is survived by his loving wife of 44 years Sarah; his children Tamar, Na'ama and Marshall and Merav and Marshall. He is survived by his four grandchildren, Sami, Maya, Mikaela and Jack, who brought him great joy. Yoram is also survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Ehud and Shula Barr, his niece Hilit and his nephews Avi and Idan of Israel and brother-in-law Alex Brown. Yoram was born in Tel-Aviv in 1939. He studied at Kanot Agricultural School where many life-long friendships were made. He served in the Nahal division of the Israeli Army, and was stationed at Kibbutz Ma'ayan Baruch in the Upper Galilee. He was very proud of serving Israel in the Six-Day war in June, 1967. Yoram and Sarah eventually moved to Rehovot, to work and live and where his three daughters were born. In 1972, Yoram and Sarah settled in Winnipeg and built a new life. Yoram gained a reputation as an honest and hard-working contractor. He was well-respected by both clients and colleagues alike. An active community member, he sat on many boards and committees, including the Board of Jewish Education, the Chai Folk Arts Council and the Synagogue Amalgamation Committee. Yoram will be remembered as a kind, generous and loyal man. He was warm and outgoing and made people feel at ease. He was the first to step-up when others were in need. Funeral services were held at Etz Chayim and interment took place at the B'nai Abraham Cemetery on Tuesday, March 24, 2009 officiated by Rabbi Larry Lander and Cantor Tracy Kasner. Pallbearers were Israel Agasi, Irving Estein, Paul Lungen, Hartley Miller, Dick Rothberg and Murray Trachtenberg. Honourary Pallbearers were Sidney Fleisher, Allan Finkleman, Ben Lungen, Jerry Mamott, Jeffrey Miller and Marvin Slutchuk. The family would like to thank Dr. Ruth Simkin for her on-going care and compassion during Yoram's entire illness. Special thanks to the 3E Staff at the Riverview Health Centre and Louise, palliative nurse. Donations in Yoram's memory may be made to the Sarah and Yoram Barr Fund at the Jewish Foundation of Manitoba, 477-7525 or to a charity of one's choice.

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