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FRAIBERG, Marilyn “Mandy”

March 14, 1933 – Montreal, Quebec
April 15, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Mandy beloved wife of Alec Fraiberg of Calgary, AB, passed away on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at the age of 85 years.

Mandy valued family and friendship above all else. If you needed advice or support, her door was always open. She volunteered her time for many causes including Hadassah-Wizo. She loved her weekly bridge games and the quality time she spent on the golf course with her husband, Alec. We will miss you mom.

Besides her loving husband, Mandy is survived by her sons, Peter Fraiberg and partner Judy Rafuse of Calgary, AB and Howard Fraiberg and partner Jay Wilson of Toronto, ON; daughter, Gail Fraiberg and husband Jacek Kochanski; brother, Victor Gruman and wife Peggy Gruman; sister-in-law, Lily Finkel; grandchildren, Jeremy, Logan, Isabella, Leah, Noah and Louie and step-grandchildren, Andrew, Amy, Peter and Robert.

Mandy was predeceased by her parents, Louis and Gertrude Gruman and her daughter, Thelma.

Funeral Services will be held at the Beth Tzedec Synagogue (1325 Glenmore Trail S.W., Calgary, AB) on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. with interment to follow at Beth Tzedec Memorial Park (122 Shalom Way S.E.). Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made in Mandy’s honour to the Canadian Hadassah-WIZO (CHW), 1607 – 90th Ave S.W., Calgary, AB T2V 4V7, 403-253-4612, info@calgary.chw.ca, www.chw.ca/chw-centres/calgary.

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

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  1. Merle Kronick :

    Dear Alec & family, my heart is broken. I spoke to her only a few days before.Please keep in touch & let me know how your dad is doing. my deepest sympathies to all. Merle

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  2. Shirlee Katz :

    Dear Al, Peter, Howard and Gail,
    My heart is broken. I lost my best friend. We have been friends for the past 75 years. She was a wonderful, kind and caring person. I loved seeing her beautiful smile and hearing her call me “Shosh”. I’ll miss her dearly and treasure all our special memories. I hope you can find comfort in your treasure box of memories. I wish you all no more sorrows.
    Love, Shirlee Katz

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  3. Candy & Frima-Joy Katz :

    Dear Fraibergs,
    Please accept our most heartfelt condolences. We have such fond memories of our “Auntie Mandy”. She was a very special lady.

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  4. Janet Pistawka :

    Dear Fraiberg Family
    Our sincere condolences. The times we met her she was so full of life. Such a kind person. May you find strength in the days ahead. Randy and Jan Pistawka.

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  5. Warren Taninbaum :

    Dear Al and family,

    We were saddened to hear of your sudden loss of Mandy. We remember fondly your friendship and kindness throughout the years when we both lived in Calgary and in Atlanta. Please accept our sympathies and we will keep you in our prayers. Warren and Loretta Taninbaum

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  6. Carole Burack :

    Dear Alec and Family, So so very sorry to hear of Marilyn’s sudden passing. She was truly a warm & wonderful “mensch”. She will be missed by many. May you find some comfort in your memories of a shared lifetime . Fondly, Carole & Eddie Burack ( Montreal )

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  7. While living in Calgary, Mandy shared her thoughtfulness and kindness to me. We were both from Montreal. Her daughter Themla used to babysit for my son. My deepest sympathy to her family and may they be spared any further sorrow.

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  8. Hazel Wasserman :

    My thoughts are with you at this very sad time. Hazel Wasserman

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  9. Dawn-a Woods :

    I new Mandy from Montreal. ?When I arrived in Calgary, she showed my kindness and thoughtfulness. Her daughter Thelma babysat from my son. When I returned to Montreal, I thought of Mandy on many occasions. My deepest sympathy to the family and may they be spared any further sorrow.

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  10. Pat and John Macleod :

    Alec and Family,
    We were saddened to hear that Marilyn passed. We enjoyed getting to know her at the Princeton. She was always so cheerful whenever we ran into her at the golf course. She will be missed.
    Pat and John Macleod

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  11. So sorry to hear of the sudden passing.My deepest sympathies to all of you.

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  12. Deborah Waddell :

    Dear Peter and family
    We are saddened to hear of your mother’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time.
    Deb, Russ amd Megan

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  13. Sharon and Paul Levine :

    Dear Fraiberg family,
    We were saddened to learn of the passing of Marilyn.
    May it be of some comfort for you to know that our thoughts are with you all at this very difficult time.

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  14. Roslyn Martz :

    Dear Fraiberg Family, My heartfelt sympathy
    goes out to you at this heartbreaking passage in your lives. I’m thinking of you and wishing
    you all comfort.

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  15. Roslyn Martz :

    Dear Fraiberg family,
    At this heartbreaking time in your lives
    my deepest sympathy goes out to you.
    With love,
    Roslyn Martz

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