MIRIAM (MIMI) POLLOCK passed away in the early hours of the morning on Sunday, January 15, at The Riverview Health Center. Funeral services took place at the Shaarey Zedek Synagogue on Tuesday, January 17, with interment at the Shaarey Zedek Cemetery. Pallbearers were grandsons, Jeremy, Jason, Richard, Samuel and Liam and nephew Joseph. Honorary Pallbearers were grandchildren, Marni, Lea, Jonas, Adam, Samantha, Danielle, Benjamin and Alyssa. Mimi is survived by her loving husband Gordon to whom she was married for over 66 years. They had five children, Marshall (Judy), Michael (Ronni), Raymie, who passed away in 2008 (Maureen), Joey (Laura) and Avrum (Tracy); 12 grandchildren, Marni (Jason), Lea (Ari), Jeremy (Stacy), Jonas, Richard (Danielle), Adam (Samantha), Samantha (Ben), Danielle (Jonathan), Liam, Samuel, Benjamin and Alyssa, and five great-grandchildren, Sarah, Sammi, Sophia, Julia and newborn Benny Ray. Mimi was the eldest child of Jewish Immigrant parents from the Ukraine, Joseph "Alter" Bursten and Anne "Chana" Levine Bursten, and was born in Winnipeg at the St. Boniface Hospital. She was predeceased by her parents as well as her two brothers, Leslie and Raymond and is survived by her younger sister Sharon "Sookie" Katz of Kenora, Ontario. Mimi also leaves behind to mourn Gordon's siblings, Mischa (Lynn), Harvey, and Cecile (Monte) and was predeceased by Gordon's sister Myra and her husband Hy as well as Harvey's wife Sylvia and Sookie's husband Zen. Mimi was an avid reader, expert puzzle solver and grand master champion at bridge, in addition to being an exceptional cook and baker. Her and Gordon's home was nicknamed the Pollock Hilton, as there was always a friend, relative or out of town guest staying with them throughout years. The family would like to thank Mellie Morales for her exceptional care and assistance provided to both Mimi and Gordon over the last few years as well as Dr. Ted St. Godard and the staff of Riverview Health Centre. We would also like to thank the many home care workers for their wonderful assistance. Donations can be made to the Gordon and Miriam Pollock Fund at the Jewish Foundation of Manitoba or to the charity of your choice.
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 28, 2017