It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Gigi January 18, 2020.
Born on March 12, 1932 to Sam and Sonia Dora Porter, Clara Goldie was predeceased by her sister Elsie, her parents and her husband Alvin.
Goldie worked full time throughout her life, managing the Beachcomber Polynesian Restaurant and later in life at her nephew Gary Kravetsky’s Fort Storage.
Goldie and Alvin enjoyed travelling especially to Florida, Vegas and Hawaii where they would meet friends on an annual basis.
For decades summer weekends were spent at the cottage in Winnipeg Beach, arriving ladened with bags of goodies from Gunn’s Bakery and Omnitskys, it was always a party with Gigi.
Although having no children of their own, Goldie and Alvin were the parents to a litany of nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and great great ones too. For over 60 years every week was marked by a convergence on Sunday of family at her home for food, fun and camaraderie.
Goldie was the first one to go to for advice and guidance, the first one you sought out to share good news or bad. She was never judgemental and always even tempered and loving.
She will live in our hearts and continue to be the inspiration to future generations.
Our thanks to those who cared so well for Goldie, especially her great nieces and nephews that surrounded her from morning till night during her last few weeks while in hospice.
Special thanks to her second favourite nephew Daniel Kravetsky who took the responsibility of attending to Goldie’s every needs in her final weeks and was beside her, comforting her in her final moments.
Pallbearers were Azriel Kravetsky, Clinton Behrsin, Alexander Levine, Michael Kowalson, Timothy Ginter and Ryan Munro.
Honorary pallbearers were Hillel Kravetsky, Daniel Kravetsky and Guy Tyrrell.
Services were held Sunday January 19, 2020 at the Shaarey Zedek Synagogue.
Eulogies in memory of Gigi by Hillel Kravetsky and Barbara Kravetsky
Donations to honor Goldie can be made to the Chesed Shel Emes Capital Campaign 1023 Main Street Winnipeg. (204)582-5088