Source Pravda.Ru

Wife of Israeli president Sonia Peres dies in Tel Aviv

43113.jpegSonia Peres, or Sonia Gal as she preferred to be called in recent years, passed away in her sleep on Thursday at age 87.

According to her son-in-law Professor Rafi Walden who is deputy director general at Sheba Medical Center, she was found by one of her grandchildren. Walden, his voice breaking with emotion, told Israel Radio that Sonia Peres was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great grandmother, a noble woman who was devoted to her family, none of whom had yet internalized what it meant to lose her, according to Jerusalem Post.

In 2007, when Shimon Peres moved into the President's Residence, Sonya Peres chose to remain in the family home in Tel Aviv.

Sonya Peres moved to prestate Israel from Poland in 1927 at the age of 4 and met her husband shortly afterward in the Ben Shemen Youth Village.

She served as a nurse in the British army, working in an army hospital near Cairo and later as a driver for the army throughout Europe.

Sonya and Shimon Peres married in May 1945, and were the founders of Kibbutz Alumot. They had three children, Jewish Telegraphic Agency reports.

 

Comments
IOC bars Russian athletes, excludes Russian national anthem and flag from Winter Olympics 2018
IOC bars Russian athletes, excludes Russian national anthem and flag from Winter Olympics 2018
Americans force Russia to create weapons even more powerful than S-500
Serbia forgives USA for 1999 bombings, forgets all victims, holds joint drills with NATO
Serbia forgives USA for 1999 bombings, forgets all victims, holds joint drills with NATO
Serbia forgives USA for 1999 bombings, forgets all victims, holds joint drills with NATO
Atmosphere above Russia contaminated with radioactive substance
Russian general says allegations of his involvement in MH17 crash are stupid
Why did Donald Trump recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel?
Why did Donald Trump recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel?
Russia unveils the date for the launch of the superbridge to Crimea
Why did Donald Trump recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel?
Why did Donald Trump recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel?
Russia on the eve of another Crimea referendum
Russia to install laser navigation system on the Moon
USA looking for reason to see nuclear weapons in action
Russia to build its own terminals in Egyptian airports
Putin prepares bitter and hysterical missile surprise to 'American partners'
Darwin and the Capital
Darwin and the Capital
Russian general says allegations of his involvement in MH17 crash are stupid