Evening Times Globe, July 21, 1993
Grosweiner – At her residence, 4 Candlewood Lane, on July 19, 1993, Mrs. Ella J. Grosweiner, widow of the late Sidney Grosweiner. She was the daughter of the late Alexander and Bessie Lesser. She is survived by her daughter, Susan, and her husband, Dr. Murray Lieberman, of Edmonton, Alberta, her son, Martin Grosweiner, and his wife, Ann, of Fredericton, N.B., five granddaughters, two brothers, Dr. Joe Lesser, of California, and Dr. Arthur Lesser, of Hamilton, Ont., her sister-in-law, Dora Siegerman, several nieces and nephews.
Resting at the Castle Funeral Home (Hillsley), 91 Leinster Street, from where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 3 p.m. Interment will be in Shaarei Zedek Cemetery. Donations to Hadassah-Wizo or to the donor's choice would be appreciated by the family.
The Evening Times Globe
Tuesday, July 20, 1993
Saint John's former cultural officer dies
Ella J. Grosweiner, who promoted arts in Saint John as the city's cultural officer for 11 years, died Monday.
Despite her claims that she had no specific talent, Grosweiner was active in the arts both on and off the job.
In addition to acting as a liaison with the city's arts community, she managed the city's art gallery located in the Aitken Bicentennial Exhibition Centre.
During her tenure as the city's cultural affairs officer, she represented the city to provincial and national arts groups and worked with community associations, such as the Bi-Capitol Project and the New City Theatre.
She was involved with arts groups including the Saint John Art Club and the Saint John Multicultural Association.
She retired as the city's cultural affairs officer in 1986.
Grosweiner, widow of Sydney Grosweiner, said at her retirement that she developed her love for the arts while a teenager when she came down with rheumatic fever. A thirst for knowledge of art, music and literature kept these trying years bearable when she had to rest for long periods of time.
She died at her residence at 4 Candlewood Lane. She was the daughter of the late Alexander and Bessie Lesser.
She is survived by a daughter, Susan of Edmonton, Alta.; a son, Martin of Fredericton; two brothers, Dr. Joe Lesser of California and Dr. Arthur Lesser of Hamilton, Ont.; five granddaughters and several nieces and nephews.
The body is resting at the Castle Funeral Home (Hillsley), 91 Leinster Street, from where the funeral will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. Interment will be in the Shaarei Zedek Cemetery.
Donation to Hadassah-Wizo or to the donor's choice would be appreciated by the family.
The Evening Times Globe
Grosweiner, Ella J. – The funeral for Ella J. Grosweiner of 4 Candlewood Lane, widow of the late Sidney Grosweiner was held from Castle Funeral Home, Hillsley Chapel, 91 Leinster Street with Lou Michelson of Shaarei Zedek officiating.
Members of Chevra Kadisha served as pallbearers.
Floral tribute was received from Mayor Wayne and NB Members of Common Council.
Donations were make to Hospice of Saint John Inc., including those from the Board, Staff and Volunteers of Hospice and by Management and Staff of Hoffmans Ltd.; to Parkinson Foundation of Canada, including one from Saint John Chapter of Parkinson Foundation of Canada, to the Canadian Cancer Society, including those from Multicultural Association, Saint John Recreation Department of the City of Saint John, Saint John Art Club, Local 486, Don. S. Ring and Staff of Ring Gallery of Art and Dr. Quinlan and Staff; donations to the V.O.N. (Saint John) Inc.; Symphony New Brunswick Inc.; Saint John Jewish Historical Museum, including one from Officers and Members of the Saint John Jewish Historical Museum; NB Heart and Stroke Foundation; Hadassah Wizo Organization; Romero House-Soup Kitchen; Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception 'Restoration Fund'; Wickman Baptist Church; Memorial Fund; New Brunswick Extra Mural Hospital Foundation and to Saint John School Milk Fund. Sympathy cards were received.
Interment took place in Shaarei Zedek Cemetery.
Gravestone reference code(s): JM 998.61.478. Memorial plaque in synagogue: Samuel Meltzer - A5.