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Wilma Kaner, Mutual 17, born Wilma May Meretsky on June 26, 1926, passed away on June 2, 2014.
Wilma was buried at Harbor Lawn-Mount Olive cemetery on June 6.
Wilma was born and raised in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, the oldest of three sisters, and grew up in the midst of the depression. Immersing herself in culture through books, theater and film, she dreamed of expanding her horizons and furthering her education.
In 1949, unlike most women of her time, Wilma received her B.A.
Soon after, she married Harry Kaner and had two sons and a daughter.
After furthering her education with a master’s of arts in literature in 1968, she started teaching in Detroit, Mich., and moved there in 1969.
In the early 1980s, with an ever adventurous spirit, she packed her car and moved to California. Wilma continued to teach until she was 83 years old.
Woven through Wilma’s life was a unique sense of independence, determination, self-reliance, curiosity, innocence and appreciation of laughter.
Wilma enriched and was enriched by her friends and family.
She is survived by her two sisters, Mimi Waronoff and Lorraine Finbloom; three children, Sam (Shelley Woodman) Kaner, Cem (Rebecca Fiedler) Kaner and Linda Kaner; two grandchildren, Ginny (Francois) Starke and Frank Kaner; and one great- grandchild, Darius Starke.
Donations in her memory can be sent to Friends of the Los Alamitos/Rosmoor Library, 12700 Montecito Dr., Seal Beach, CA, 90740. In the memo write “for the FFP (front porch project) in memory of Wilma Kaner”; or to the Long Beach Playhouse at www.lbplayhouse.org, or Long Beach Playhouse, 5021 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach, CA, 90804. In the memo write: “in honor of Wilma Kaner.”
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