As with many things in life you don’t realise how important some things are until it’s too late. I’ve always known my parents were ‘special’ but it wasn’t until my mother’s passing on 19 July 2008 that I realised just how special they actually were and how many lives they had touched.
Many of the friends that attended their funerals have only known them since they came to Israel in 1981 and will only remember how they were in their latter years. I therefore wanted to create this tribute to them to show an insight into the strong and capable couple that they both were.
Gwen Beatrice Levi 1920 – 2008
Gwen, or “Auntie Gwen” as she was affectionately known, will be remembered by many as the dedicated Yavne and Cheder teacher of the Belfast Community during the 1960’s & 70’s and a prominent figure within the community . But she was so much more… a loving grandmother, daughter and sister to her seven older siblings, an army technician during the war, active in AJEX, teacher, a wonderful wife and the best mother anyone could wish for.
Arthur Maurice Levi 1923 – 2011
“Uncle Arthur” was a very kind and giving man, always ready to help. Along with Gwen, he will be remembered as one of the pillars of the Belfast Jewish Community and for his untiring volunteer work in Israel and, like Gwen, has touched countless lives over the years. This website will show a small insight into the person that Arthur was, the Cub Scout leader, the Vespa lover, the Freemason, the book lover, the loving husband, father and grandfather, the volunteer English assistant and the prolific Limerick, short story and journal writer.
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