|Place of Birth|
|Date of Birth (Eng)||September 25, 1888|
|Date of Birth (Heb)|
|Date of Death (Eng)||October 29, 1967|
|Date of Death (Heb)|
|Age at Death||79|
|Spouse’s Name||Aaron Gotfried|
|Title (e.g., Dr)|
|Religious Status (כ/ל/י)|
|Cause of Death|
|Other Family Data||Had two daughters (Paulette and Sonia) and three sons (Moshe “Maurice”, Abraham “Abe” and Michael). Paulette and Michael both died at an early age in Shanghai, Sonia Piry (b. 1910, Poland) died in Vancouver in 2002, and Abe (b. December 25, 1907, Lodz, Poland) died in Calgary in 2008.
Maurice Aaronovitch Gotfried (b. July 13, 1914, Vladivostok) worked for Butterfield & Swire in the paint department in Shanghai. He was first married to Ida Mihailovna Shkolnik (b. March 19, 1915, Manchuria) and they had a son named Michael (b. August 1934, Shanghai). Maurice then married a woman named Alice and they had a son named Kenneth (b. 1946).
|Inscription (Eng)||EVA GOTFRIED
25TH SEPTEMBER 1888
29TH OCTOBER 1967
SADLY MISSED BY
HER DAUGHTER, SONS
|Inscription (Heb)||פ׳ נ׳|
|Historical||Sonia’s husband, Jean Piry, who was born in HK and raised in Shanghai, was once British Columbia’s oldest resident. He died at the age of 107. His paternal grandfather, Pierre Piry, moved to China in 1865 and established the post office in Shanghai.
Maurice was awarded with many honours for his longstanding service (rising to the rank of Assistant Commissioner) to the Hong Kong Auxiliary Police Force and then to the Royal Hong Kong Auxiliary Police Force including the Colonial Police Medal for Meritorious Service (1961), the Queen’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service (1973), and a Member of the Order of the British Empire (1973).
Abe worked for MGM Films in Tianjin in the 1940s.
A family member wrote on March 6, 2019:
“Aaron Gotfried was an officer on the Russian army and was killed by the Bolsheviks in 1920, presumably in Russia.
“Maurice had one son (Kenneth) with Alice and two sons (Richard and Michael) with Ida. Richard died as a young child. Michael died in Hong Kong. He was a pilot [for Cathay Pacific], married and divorced. His son is married and lives in Australia.”
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