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Maureen Louise Temkin


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Maureen Louise Temkin Obituary
March 27, 1935 - December 12, 2016 Maureen Temkin passed away peacefully the morning of December 12, 2016. Maureen was a loving, vivacious, gorgeous woman who while young in spirit, exhibited exceptional strength and maturity. She used these strengths to create a strong and loving family. Maureen was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, sister and friend. Maureen came to Los Angeles from Winnipeg in 1953 at the young age of 18. She came to LA for the sake of her father's health and arrived with her mother and father. Maureen's father died within a few months, leaving Maureen to look after her mother in a city far from their home and family. Maureen and her mother were alone in a new city, but not for long. Because of her essence, "Mo" soon met friends and one of these friends introduced her to Harvey, the love of her life. Harvey and Maureen then enjoyed over 60 years of wonderful marriage filled with joy and happiness with family and friends. Maureen was adored by all. People on all levels and ages were instantly attracted to her infectious personality. Maureen was immediately embraced by her husband's large family of cousins, aunts and uncles all living in Los Angeles. Maureen, coming from her small family of three, was able to take Harvey's large family and make it her own. She was a voice to be heard and a beacon to follow. Maureen had three beautiful and loving daughters: Sheri Lynn Kane, Laurie Shana Sischo and Joni Alysia Temkin, as well as her cherished and admiring sons-in-law Michael Warren Kane and John Richard Sischo. Maureen was lucky enough to be able to live only blocks away from her family for the past 40 years. Maureen was blessed to have five wonderful grandchildren: Andrea Kane Gurman, Abigail Meredith Kane, Samantha Morgan Sischo, Joseph Milton Steingold and Caroline Rachel Sischo. Maureen was a constant focus in her grandchildren's lives. She was their companion, a shoulder to lean on, a wonderful cook, architect of family vacations and facilitator for her grandchildren to be able to seek their dreams. Maureen was fortunate to see her first great-granddaughter born last October: Madison Etta Gurman. Maureen lived her life with passion, love and joy. She was always the life of the party and no party will be the same without her. She had a gift of being everybody's contemporary. She was fortunate to be able to travel the world with her family and husband and share her life lessons during these intimate times. Maureen will be missed by all but shall never be forgotten. In lieu of gifts and flowers the family would be honored by contribution to the . The funeral will be held at Hillside Memorial at 11:00 AM, December 14, 2016, with the reception immediately following at the home of her daughter.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Dec. 14, 2016
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