Asper Funeral to Be Held Today

Ruth Apser (HANDOUT)

Ruth “Babs” Asper will be laid to rest later today after suddenly passing away on Saturday.

Babs was the wife of the late Winnipeg media mogul Israel “Izzy” Asper — who passed away in 2003 — and mother to David, Gail and Leonard Asper.

She also served as chair and co-founder of The Asper Foundation — a charitable organization the family founded in 1983.

The funeral is set for noon at Shaarey Zedek Synagogue, 561 Wellington Crescent. A burial service will follow at Shaarey Zedek Cemetery.

Babs Asper was 78.

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