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Date of Passing: Jul 28, 2022

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It is with profound sadness that we announce the untimely passing of Hannah (Honey) Brass on July 28, 2022, after a short, bravely fought illness. Hannah was the daughter of the late Freda and Israel (Issie) Brass of Winnipeg, and sister to Alan Brass (Marion Silver), aunt to Lawrence, Rafi (Lee Reichman), and Shira (David Plotkin), and great aunt to Ruben Israel and Lewis Paul, all of Ottawa.
Born in Winnipeg, Hannah remained a true North Ender. She grew up in a loving home and felt a deeply rooted sense of social justice. She spent countless happy hours helping her family run their grocery store. She developed a profound sensitivity for those less fortunate. On cold days her first comment was, "How about the homeless? We pray that they are taken care of."
She was overjoyed by the arrival of her nephews, Lawrence and Rafi, and niece, Shira. She took delight in their accomplishments and followed their interests and passions. She was thrilled with the birth of her great nephews, Ruben Israel, and Lewis Paul.
Hannah had a keen mind and sharp wit, always appreciated by those dear to her. She enjoyed reading and could provide the most astute analysis of current events and politics. She enthusiastically cheered on her beloved Winnipeg Jets and Blue Bombers.
As her parents aged, Hannah demonstrated untiring dedication and devotion. Hannah became an inspiring living embodiment of the fifth commandment: to honour thy father and thy mother.
The family would especially like to thank their dear friend, Augie Braz who became another brother to Hannah.
Hannah was truly loved by family and friends and will be sorely missed. The funeral service was held on July 31, 2022. Donations in Hannah's memory can be made to a charity of your choice.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 06, 2022

Condolences & Memories (7 entries)

  • The Bell Family would like to extend our deepest condolences to Alan and his family along with others in the Brass clan on the loss of Honey. We all remember her with fondness and have good memories of Hannah when we all lived on Selkirk Avenue. May her memory forever be a blessing. Lorraine, Allen and Linette, and Wayne. - Posted by: Lorraine Bell (Former neighbour) on: Aug 09, 2022

  • My deepest condolences to Alan and Marion and the Brass Family in the passing of dear Hannah. As her remembrance indicates, Hannah (Honey) was an intelligent and compassionate person who was dedicated to family, in particular to her parents and her brother Alan. In like fashion, they were dedicated to her. No doubt she will be greatly missed by all those she loved and all those who loved her. May her memory always be for blessing. Faith - Posted by: Faith Silver (Friend of Marion and Alan) on: Aug 08, 2022

  • I worked as a casual home care nurse when Freda was in our care. Hannah welcomed me like an old friend to their home. I could never stay as long as I would have liked to-but I enjoyed chatting with her and her mom, and meeting her brother when he came to visit. She made such a strong impression on me in such a short time. Such a lovely person. My sincere condolences to all of her family. - Posted by: Tracey Olafson (acquaintance) on: Aug 06, 2022

  • MY SINCERE CONDOLENCES ON THE LOSS OF YOUR SISTER , Aunt and relative HANNAH (Z"L"). We had relatives in common as their grand-parents came from my late parents town in Europe,and had mutual Garber relatives. MAY HER MEMORY BE FOR A Blessing! Sadly, Esther (Garfinkel) Weinstein,formerly of Wpg. - Posted by: esther weinstein (family friend) on: Aug 06, 2022

  • I remember Hannah and Alan helping out at Brass's Grocery Store on Selkirk Avenue. She was so tiny, like a China Doll we were afraid she would break so we never let anyone be rough with her. She and Alan were a pair always together, true Brother and Sister. Our condolences to Hannah's Family, may she rest in peace. - Posted by: Stephen Sumka (Friend - Neighbors in youth) on: Aug 06, 2022

  • I remember Hannah from attending Sisler high school. She was a kind, soft person who was always helping her parents with their store in the North End of Winnipeg. You will not be forgotten. - Posted by: allan kropelnicki (Sisler High School friend) on: Aug 06, 2022

  • We lived next door to the Brass family for 30 years and during that time, had the pleasure of getting to know Izzy, his wife and honey. Always smiling, warm and friendly. They loved to watch my daughter play in the front yard. On behalf of myself and the Tereck family I would like to extend my sincere condolences to the family. - Posted by: Amy Tereck (Friend) on: Aug 06, 2022

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