Clare Wise Waldman

Birth: January 5, 1927 in Drumheller, Alberta

Death: April 12, 2016 (age 89) in Victoria, B.C.

Burial: Congregation Emanu-El Cemetery, Victoria, Capital Regional District, British Columbia, Canada

Biography:

She married Charles Waldman in 1947.

Her obituary published 19 April 2016 in The Times Colonist reads in part as follows: “Clare Waldman (nee Wise) died peacefully on Tuesday with family by her side. Bobby or Bobba Clare, as she was called by her grandchildren, and great grandchildren, lived a full life. Clare Wise was born in Drumheller, Alberta. Daughter of Sam and Bessie Wise, her younger siblings included sister Doris, brothers Ted and Leonard, their blessed memories live on. The family moved to Wayne, Alberta then to Trail, BC. In Trail, BC, she met and married her husband, Charles (Chuck) Waldman. They created a rich life in Rossland BC for their three children. After about 15 years of helping to build the family business in Rossland, Clare and Chuck arrived in Victoria in 1967.

Clare was a volunteer extraordinaire. She ran the Gift Shop (often out of her car) at the Congregation Emanu-El in Victoria for over a decade, participated in Hadassah-Wizo and its Bazaars, served at the desk of the Jewish Community Centre of Victoria and driving people for their lunches at the JCC, where she was also the Matzo Ball lady. She was an active member in the Monterey Senior Centre knitting group with its many craft sales. What characterized Clare was her clear devotion to family, passion for taking care of seniors for over 30 years and her selfless devotion to serving others. We give so much thanks to the patient and friendly staff of Amica at Douglas Residence and to Dr. John Kelly.

Gravesite Details: Row H – Plot 8

Inscription:
פּ״נ (Here lies)
WALDMAN
Charles Clare
Yechezkiel b. Yakov v’Reizl Hebrew Name
1925 – 2008 1927 – 2016
Our Favorite Precious Memories
ת נ צ ב ה
abbreviation for Biblical quote: “May his soul be bound up in the bond of eternal life.”

Family Members:

  • Parents
    • Bessie Fiefman Wise (1903–1979)
    • Samuel Abrahamson Wise (1893–1970)
  • Spouse
    • Charles Waldman (1925–2008)
  • Children
    • Miriam Waldman
    • and 2 others
  • Siblings
    • Dorris Wise
    • Ted Wise
    • Leonard Wise

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