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STEINMAN, Risha Joy (née Joffe)

April 1, 1952 – March 7, 2019

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Risha Steinman. A strong and independent woman long before it was trendy, Risha fought a long and private battle with cancer.

Risha, predeceased by her husband Avi Steinman z”l, was the loving mother of Leanne and Benjamin (Breonna), dedicated daughter of Lily and Yale z”l Joffe, big sister to her brothers Hal (Robyn), Mark (Debbi) and Danny (Mindy) Joffe, and proud aunt to many nieces and nephews. Risha was a devoted teacher at the Calgary Jewish Academy for 28 years and was a dedicated volunteer with several Jewish and non-Jewish charitable organizations.

Funeral Services will be held at the Beth Tzedec Synagogue (1325 Glenmore Trail SW, Calgary, AB) on Sunday Mar 10, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. with interment to follow at the Beth Tzedec Memorial Park (122 Shalom Way SE, Calgary, AB).

The family would like to express their sincerest gratitude for the excellent care she received from the staff both at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre and at the Rockyview Hospital Units 94 & 73.

If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Risha’s name may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: 1 (866) 412-4222. www.albertacancer.ca/memorial. 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. Nadine Waldman

    We are so sorry for your loss. She was such a lovely woman.

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  2. Lisa and Markham Silver

    Risha was kind and generous. She was also an excellent educator. To this day, our son speaks fondly of Risha’s classroom approach and her mentorship. She was a role model to so many children in our community. Our condolences to the entire family.

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  3. I worked with Risha many years ago in Calgary and was saddened to hear of her passing.She was bright had a great smile and very pleasant to work with.
    My condolences to her family.

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  4. Dear Lil,
    I was so saddened and sorry to hear about Risha’s passing. I know she was a wonderful woman and daughter, very accomplished and giving, just like you.

    Please accept my sincere condolences and sympathy. My thoughts are with you.

    Fondly,
    Doris Fishman

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  5. Maurissa Morgan

    I was deeply saddened to learn of Risha’s passing much too soon. I extend my most heartfelt condolences to her family and friends. Risha was a very lovely person who lived life full of grace. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Sending this message with a very heavy heart…….

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  6. May G_D comfort the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

    Risha Joy Z”L

    We are heartbroken

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  7. We are saddened by your loss. Her spirit and soul remain in all your hearts.

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  8. I am so sorry for your loss. Condolences to the family. I wish I could be there to support the family at the service and Shiva, but can not attend for health reasons. My heart is with the family.

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  9. Dear Lil and family,
    There are no words. We are heartbroken for you all. What a terrible loss. Our deepest condolences. thinking of you,
    Love Beth and Larry Hirsch

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  10. I just learned of Risha’s passing and am in shock. My heart goes out to you, her family and extended family. Whenever it was I saw and spoke with Risha last, not that long ago it seems, she was as kind, generous, gracious and spirited as ever. I knew her of course over the decades and moreso through our support group, some eleven years ago. I am so sorry. So deeply sorry.

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  11. Mike and Shelley

    Sending our condolences, love and support.

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