Obituary for Dr. Noel Arran Jampolsky

Dr. Noel Arran Jampolsky
Nov. 22, 1932 – Jan. 6, 2020

(AJNews) – It is with great sadness that the family of Dr. Noel Arran Jampolsky z”l announces his passing on January 6, 2020. We remember him now at the time of his unveiling (dedication of his headstone) on November 22, 2020, what would have been his 88th birthday.  Due to Covid, the unveiling is restricted to close family and friends.

Noel left behind his loving wife of 61 years, Dianne; his children, Valerie (formerly Karen) Jampolsky, Tracy (Michael) Ouchi, and Michelle (Martin) Gerber; his beloved grandchildren, Jordan and Jaden Jampolsky, Maxwell and Malcolm Ouchi, and Liana, Sara, and Rachel Gerber; and his loving sisters-in-law Dolly (Mitchell OB”M) Jampolsky, Ruth – Toto (OB”M ) (Mort OB”M) Levitt, Bernice (William OB”M) Cohen and Anita (Myer OB”M) Cohen. He was predeceased by his parents, Max and Ann Jampolsky, and his brother, Mitchell Jampolsky; and brothers and sister-in-law Bernie, Clarice, William, and Myer Cohen and Mort Levitt.  Noel, aka “Dr. J”,  is missed by his many nieces, nephews, and lifelong friends; all of whom he loved to ‘shmooz’ with and readily be a walking, walk-in clinic for. The family would like to thank all his very kind caregivers who supported him during his final years.

Born in Regina and raised in Edmonton from the age of 6.  With his brother, Mitchell, he helped with their family business and at the synagogue from a young age.  After he completed his Medical Degree at the University of Alberta he went to Galveston, Texas, for 3 years where he completed his Degree in Dermatology.  After a brief 4-day courtship, he proposed to the love of his life, Dianne, and they were married in 1959.  They raised 3 daughters in Edmonton.  During his 47 years of practicing Dermatology in Edmonton, he was President of the Edmonton Talmud Torah School, Chairman of the Edmonton Branch of Boys Town Israel, Chairman of The Edmonton United Jewish Appeal and a Member of the Beth Shalom Synagogue Board. He was honoured by Golda Meir, and Boys Town Israel for his community involvement.  Noel also volunteered in many other Jewish and secular organizations and causes.  Noel enjoyed his home in Hawaii for 40+ years, his many lifelong poker groups, travel, gadgets and creating photos, pickles, candles and more to please family, friends and charity causes. Even after practicing Dermatology in Edmonton, he would go to northern Alberta twice a month to give patients access to Dermatology.  He moved to Vancouver in 2007 with his wife, Dianne, to be with their children, grandchildren, family and friends who live there and visited him there.

In his final years, Noel battled Alzheimer’s and Cancer but he maintained his kindness, sense of humour, cultivated his love of music, and grew even more loving and compassionate with each day. Even in illness he maintained the spirit of the words he wrote in 2014: “all of our grandchildren are amazing … and we are so proud to be a part of their lives. Contentment is a delightful emotion.”

Noel is deeply missed and celebrated by Dianne, his children, grandchildren, family and friends.  Condolences may be sent to

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