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Wednesday January 16, 2013

LEVIN, Esther Ruth

Passed away unexpectedly after a short illness on the morning of January 14, at Mt. Sinai Hospital. Esther was an extraordinary mother, aunt, sister, daughter, and friend. She is survived by her son Dana, whom she loved dearly and who in myriad ways gave her lots of nachas. Esther grew up in the North End of Winnipeg. She was a graduate of Luxton School, St. John's High School, and The University of Winnipeg. She received her Masters of Environmental Studies from York University and a Master's of Industrial Relations at OISE. For many years, until her death, she worked as executive assistant to the Chair of the Toronto District School Board. Esther grew deep roots in the Seaton Village neighbourhood where she lived for over 20 years. She was always active, always involved with people, often cooking and baking for the many events, both joyful and sad, for family and friends which she so valued. She was a lover of bright colours, bracelets, and dangly earrings. She is survived by her son Dana, her mother Myrna Levin, her sister Julie Levin and brother-in-law Larry Dworkin, her brother Michael Levin and sister-in-law Ruth Mann, her brother Jonathan, her brother Daniel Levin and sister-in-law, Lilian Bonin, her aunts Zoe Gropper and Gladys Rose, and her many well- loved nieces, nephews, and cousins. Many thanks to Karen Gold. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin), for service on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. Interment Bathurst Lawn Memorial Park, First Narayever Synagogue Section. Shiva 875 Palmerston Avenue and continuing Thursday, Friday, and Sunday. Services 7:30 p.m. except Sunday. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Princess Margaret Hospital Cancer Foundation; Amyloidosis Research and Awareness Fund, call for information 416-946-6560.

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