LERNER, Gertrude (nee Yankovsky)
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Age 108 years, died peacefully on December 24, 2012. Gertie emigrated from Belarus to Canada in 1914. She lived in Winnipeg until her marriage to Ben Lerner in 1931. In 1944 Gertie and Ben moved to Vancouver. Gertie was predeceased by her husband, Benjamin, in 1990. Auntie Gertie was the beloved matriarch of her extended family. She is lovingly remembered by three generations of nieces and nephews. Many thanks to the Home West staff of the Louis Brier Home, and to her caring companions. Donations in Gertie's memory may be made to the Special Companion Fund at the Louis Brier Home, or to a charity of your choice.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Jan. 5, 2013