In sickness and in health Eric Lanny Mann was an endearing pain in the ass. He loved his family, sports, music, and his dogs (in what order is open to debate). That he somehow parlayed an impressive 6% in Grade 12 math and a BA in history into a successful career in international finance is a testament to his great sense of humour and affable nature. Lanny was universally liked by everyone he encountered—a trait that unfortunately failed to rub off on his wife and three sons.
The family would like to send their heartfelt thanks to Louis Brier Home and Hospital. (We’re not Jewish. It’s a long story. Just go with it.) The adage goes that Alzheimer’s is tougher on the family than the person stricken with this awful disease. The amazing staff and caregivers at Louis Brier made the most difficult years of Lanny’s life as tolerable as imaginable for everyone.
In lieu of flowers or tuna casseroles, please make donations to the Special Companion Fund at the Louis Brier Jewish Aged Foundation. This fund helps those who can’t afford it receive better care for dementia and Alzheimer’s. Donations can be made online by clicking the button below or over the phone at 604.261.5550.
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And if you don’t want to do that, Lanny would want you to pour a glass of wine, listen to “Sympathy for the Devil” and “Paint it Black” by the Rolling Stones, and light a cigar in his honour.
But seriously, donate some money.