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JANETTE ARLINSKY (published on March 05, 2011)

JANETTE ARLINSKY It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Janette Arlinsky on February 18, 2011. Janette was born in Saskatoon, SK the second child of Morris and Sophie Arlinsky. She was a preemie weighing just over two pounds at birth. That was her first obstacle to overcome in her 88 years of life. Her first four years were spent on her uncle's farm near the tiny town of MacRorie, SK, after which time the family moved to a farm near the town of Hoffer, SK, just in time for her to grow up in the dustbowl years of the 1930s - a harsh and unforgiving environment. These harsh conditions in which she grew up accounted for her remarkable resiliency, determination and independent spirit - characteristics that allowed her to meet her future life, no matter how tough things became. Janette was educated at Summit School, a one room schoolhouse. At the age of 18 she broke free from farm life and went to live in Winnipeg. She worked in the textile industry to save enough money to attend business college. She was employed at Dayton's on Portage Ave. for many years. After that, she became a public servant and worked for the Department of Transportation as well as at the Main Street Project. During her retirement, she was quick to volunteer her time at Deer Lodge Centre. She lived with her parents and was a devoted daughter, looking after both her mother and father in their declining years. Janette was a private person, very much aware of world events but content to live a quiet life, spending her leisure time reading or in the company of her friends. She was predeceased by her parents and her older brother Morris Arlins, as well as her brother-in-law Arthur Kushner. She is survived by her sister Ethel Kushner and her sister-in-law Marie Arlins, and also many cousins in the Golumbia, Altman and Arlinsky families. Funeral services and burial took place on Monday, February 21, 2011 at the Shaarey Zedek Cemetery. Many thanks to all the kind and caring staff and volunteers at the Tuxedo Villa Extendicare where Janette lived the past three years. To make a charitable contribution in Janette's memory, please contact the Winnipeg Humane Society, as Janette was very fond of cats. GOODBYE JANETTE - WE WILL ALL MISS YOU.

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