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September 14, 1924 – January 1, 2013


Lionel  Schneider, born in Cape Town, South Africa on September 14, 1924, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 1, 2013/Tevet 19, 5773.

Lionel’s life was filled with service to people and causes dear to him.  As a very young man, he fought courageously with the allied forces in the Second World War. He later served in the fledgling Israeli Air Force, during which time he met his beloved wife, Margot.  Lionel and Margot raised two daughters in Johannesburg, and in 1977 they immigrated to Calgary, Alberta where they  became involved in the Calgary Jewish Community.  Lionel was passionate about his family.  He loved to golf and  was an avid woodworker who contributed his projects to anyone or any group who was in need.

His sweet smile will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him, especially his beloved wife, Margot of 62 years,  loving daughters Lindy Shortt (Stan), Michelle Yellin (Allan), grandchildren Talia Crystal (Matt), Ari Shortt (Eva), Lisa Yellin (Jason Zalmanowitz), Mark Shortt and Elisheva Shortt, and great- grandchildren Naomi and Jonah Crystal. May his memory be a blessing. Our deepest gratitude goes to the loving and caring staff of the Beverley Care Centre.

Funeral Services will be held at the Jewish Memorial Chapel and Cemetery  (North East Corner of Highway 22X & 37th Street S.W., Calgary, AB) on Thursday, (today) January 3, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. Shiva will take place at 364 Pump Hill Gardens S.W., Calgary on Thursday at  7 p.m., Sunday at 4:30 p.m., Monday and Tuesday at  7:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through   If friends so desire, donations may be made directly to the Parkinson’s Society and House of Jacob, Mikveh Israel.

Arrangements in care of the CHEVRA KADISHA OF CALGARY, Telephone:  403-244-4717.

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  1. Cathy & Earl Stewart :

    We would like to express our deep sympathies for the passing of Lionel. He was the sweetest and most gentle person we ever knew and our thoughts and prayers are with you, Margo and your family.

    Love Cathy and Earl

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  2. Jocelyne and Robert Koonin :

    Both Jocelyne and I are deeply saddened at your loss and we wish you and your family
    Long Life.

    Robert Koonin

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  3. Peter & Betty Meneghetti :

    Dear Margot and family,
    On passing of our dear friend Lionel we send you heartfelt condolences. We treasure good memories of Lionel as a good member of the Briaroak Estates, where he joined community celebrations embracing us with sincere enthusiasm.
    We feel close to you all!
    Peter and Betty

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