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SALTMAN, Leah

1929 – 2018

It is with great sadness that the family of Leah Saltmanz”l announce her passing on Sunday, November 4, 2018, just short of reaching her 90th birthday.

Born in Canora, Saskatchewan, Leah spent most of her childhood years in Edmonton, but embraced Calgary as her home at age 20, following her marriage to Sherwood Saltman. A true “balabusta,” she was known for her exceptional cooking and baking, and for her generosity in sharing the fruits of her kitchen. Later in life, long after her children were grown, Leah turned her passion for all things hand-crafted into a business, travelling around the province selling needle-point and knitting supplies. A tireless worker, Leah gave of her time and boundless energy to countless causes both within and outside the Jewish community. The Calgary Hebrew School (now CJA), UJA, Hadassah, and the Beth Tzedec Congregation are some of the organizations which benefitted from Leah’s outstanding volunteerism. She will be remembered for her honest speech, warm heart, and giving spirit.

Leah was predeceased by her parents Jenny and Mike Gliener and her beloved husband Sherwood.

She is survived by her children, brothers and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Beth Tzedec Congregation (1325 Glenmore Trail S.W., Calgary, AB) with interment to follow at the Erlton Jewish Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Jewish Family Service Calgary, Calgary Hadassah-WIZO or the charity of your choice. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

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

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  1. Corkie van Zak :

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    May she be written in the Book of Life.
    Fondly,
    Corkie van Zak

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  2. We have lost an amazing and tireless community volunteer & leader, a mentor, and a dear family friend. Leah will be fondly remembered and deeply missed.
    May her memory be for a blessing.
    Patti Aknin, Jeff & Rich Eichler

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  3. Sylvia Itzcovitch :

    My deepest condolences to all her family members.
    Leah will be missed by all who knew her….her dedication to helping others will leave a void in all our lives.
    She was always organizing people to volunteer and support functions. We lost a great lady

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  4. Shael Gelfand :

    Deepest condolences to the family. Leah’s passing is a great loss to the community. May her memory be a blessing.

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  5. On behalf of Unit 390 American Contract Bridge League, we would like to extend our condolences to Leah’s family. Leah was a force to be reckoned with with a heart of gold. In spite of her tireless efforts directed toward so many community associations and her expertise in the kitchen, she still made time to play bridge. She was an amazing woman and will be missed.

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  6. Shaina Gliener :

    So very sad to have lost my aunt Leah but so very grateful she passed peacefully. Leah was a strong presence in my life and I remember fondly the summer holidays of my youth spent at her home in Calgary. There was no doubt of her love of family; all of us. I will miss knowing you are there Leah.

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