On Tuesday, March 18, 2014. Husband of the late Suzy (Aziza) Serfaty. Beloved father and father-in-law of Reina Benarroch, Deborah Benarroch and Itzik Cohen, the late Juliette Benarroch. Cherished grandfather of Dr. Jacques, and Nicole Balayla; Gabriel and Abigail Benchimol-Benarroch; Allon and Noam Cohen. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Raquel and Fortunato Carciente, and brother-in-law of Esther and the late Sasoni Macias.
BERNSTEIN, Minnie (née Shaffer). Suddenly, on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 in her eighty-fifth year. Beloved and devoted wife of Al for sixty-five years. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Harvey Bernstein and Gisele Godin, Maureen Blauer and Emanuel Tomasino; Lidia Bernstein and the late Dr. Jeffrey Bernstein. Adored “Grandma Minnie” of Matthew Bernstein, Philip and Ganit Bernstein, Jordan Bernstein; Dr. Evan and Keren Blauer, Robert Blauer; Jasmine and Dror Gabay, and the late Rebecca Blauer. Proud “Great-Grandma Minnie” of Benjamin, J.J., Maya, Avery, Ellie, and Sofie. Dearest sister and sister-in-law of Bluma Dieks (the late Bill Dieks, the late Herb Goldenberg), the late Hymie Shaffer (Ruth), the late Rose and the late Bernie Ettenberg, the late Harry Shaffer (Ruth), the late Willy Shaffer (the late Evelyn Shaffer, Marilyn Shaffer); and sister-in-law of Nat and the late Sarah Bernstein, Rae and the late Victor Resnick, Irving and the late Bernice Bernstein, the late Sam and the late Ester Bernstein, the late Annie and the late Norman Price. She will be lovingly remembered and deeply missed by her many nieces, nephews, family and friends. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Friday, March 21 at 12:00 p.m. Burial at the Russian Polish Hebrew Cemetery, de la Savane. Shiva at her home from 1:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. daily. Contributions in Minnie’s memory may be made to the Israel Cancer Research Fund, (514) 481-2723.
Arthur H. Mendel
Peacefully, on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, in his ninety-second year. Beloved and cherished husband of Beverly for sixty-three years. Loving father and father-in-law of Dr. Jeffrey and Beth Mendel, Nancy Mendel and Tom Ross, Wendy and Marc Greenberg. Cherished grandfather of Michele and Darren, Amy and Rob, Debbie and Micah, Josh, Amanda, Steven, and Jenny. Adored great-grandfather of Noah and Leo. Dear brother-in-law of Marilyn and the late Paul Landau; uncle of Jane and Alan Fishman. Special thanks to Ricky, Remia, Ofelia, Mercy, and Victor for all of their wonderful care. A proud and accomplished member of the McGill Engineering class of 1944, Arthur was a wise man who lived life to the fullest. He was caring and gentle; in every life he touched, he gave all the love he had to his family and they gave it all back and more. He always reminded us that his greatest accomplishments in life were his and Beverly's children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Arthur was truly one of a kind. He will be missed by all who knew him. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Friday, March 21 at 1:00 p.m. Burial at Congregation Shaar Hashomayim Cemetery, 1250 ch. de la Forêt. Shiva strictly private. Donations in his memory may be made to the Jewish National Fund, (514) 934-0313, or to a charity of your choice.
Abraham (Barry) Romano
ROMANO, Abraham (Barry). Suddenly, on Sunday, March 16, 2014. Beloved son of Renée and the late David Romano. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Etty and Joe Fachler. Cherished uncle of Tanya and Philip Folsom, and Leslie Fachler; and great-uncle of Makai Folsom. Barry will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Thursday, March 20 at 1:00 p.m. Burial at the Beit Abraham Congregation Section, Kehal Israel Cemetery, D.D.O. Shiva at 4625 Ave. Félix-Leclerc, #106, Saint Laurent, from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. daily. Donations in his memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, (800) 226-8464.
MILLER, Helena (née Rubenstein). Peacefully on Monday, March 17, 2014, in her ninety-sixth year. Beloved wife of the late Matthew. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Barbara and Leonard Nirenberg. Cherished grandmother of Stacey Miller Nirenberg, and Marilyn Popov (Alex). Proud great-grandmother of Jordan, and Jason. Dear sister of Betty Lavut (Leo). Predeceased by her parents Sonia and Samuel Rubenstein of Hawkesbury, Ontario, as well by her siblings Frank, Goldie Katz, Max, Louis, Maurice (Vera), and Bernard. Much loved aunt and great-aunt. Special aunt of Zelda Katz, and Marlene Cantor (Fred). She will be missed by her many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, family and friends. The family would like to thank Helena's devoted caregivers, Mila, Emi, Patricia and Maritess. Special thanks to the staff of 4C at the Jewish Eldercare Centre, Hope Pavilion. Graveside service on Wednesday, March 19 at 11:30 a.m. at the Beth Ora Congregation Section, Kehal Israel Cemetery, D.D.O. Shiva at her daughter’s home, evening services at 7:00 p.m. Contributions in Helena’s memory may be made to the charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to Paperman & Sons.
Moses (Moe) Adelstein
On Friday, March 14, 2014, in his ninety-forth year. Beloved husband of the late Jeannine Joseph. Loving father and father-in-law of Debbie and Jeff Jepson, Mark and Rosanna (the late Angelina). Cherished grandfather of Patrick, and Julian. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Minnie and the late Hy Leibo; and brother-in-law of Lucie, Claire, the late Rita and the late Luc, the late Conrad, and the late Lucien. Moe will be lovingly remembered by his nieces, nephews, family and friends. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Tuesday, March 18 at 11 a.m. Burial at the Beit Abraham Congregation Section, Kehal Israel Cemetery, D.D.O. Shiva 284 Jaillet Ave., Pointe-Claire, from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday. Contributions in Moe’s memory may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, (514) 871-1551.
KARMAN, Vita. Peacefully, on Friday, March 14, 2014 surrounded by his loving family and friends. Beloved husband of Pauline Fisher for forty-six years. Treasured father and father-in-law of Nathalie and Pascal, Sacha and Marie-Eve. Proud Grandad of Sofia, and Zoe. Dearest brother-in-law of Stan and Eileen, Ray and Jackie, Mark and Maureen. He will be deeply missed by his family and many cherished friends. Special thanks to Dr. Larry Knight for his guidance and exceptional care. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Monday, March 17 at 12:00 p.m. Burial strictly private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Vita’s memory may be made to Dr. L. Knight c/o the Royal Victoria Hospital Foundation #65548, (514) 843-1543.
Our little champion died peacefully on Friday, March 14, 2014, after fighting a long and brave battle. Liam was the absolute pride and joy of his parents, Jackie Leibov and Michael Armstrong. He was adored by his brother Harry, who will greatly miss him. Liam was the treasured grandson of Joyce Leibov and Jerry Cohen, Nadine Kabrita and the late Fouad Kabrita, Steve and Pat Armstrong; and the dear great-grandson of Sarah Cohen. He was a very special nephew to Laurie Leibov and Jared Gurman, Michael Leibov and Joanna Myszka, Valerie Kabrita and Rani Zantout, Micheline Kabrita and Antonio Curcuruto; as well as the cherished cousin of Amelia, Mia, Giuliana, Matteo and Sofia. He will also be sorely missed by his wonderful nannies, Rose Molino and Nancy Mondoux. Although they never met, Liam is now certainly being taken care of by his Zaidie Howie (the late Howard Leibov). Liam was a truly special boy who enriched the life of every person that came to know him. He was an inspiration and taught us all how to be brave, kind, and gentle. He put a smile on everyone’s face regardless of what he was going through, and there wasn’t a person who met him who didn’t love him immediately. We are all better for having known such an amazing boy. Liam will be sorely missed by his family, his friends and teachers at St. George’s School, and all the doctors and nurses at the Montreal Children’s Hospital who got to know him and became a part of our family. Special thanks to Dr. David Mitchell and the entire team of amazing doctors and nurses in the Haematology/Oncology Department for their exceptional care and compassion. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Monday, March 17 at 2:00 p.m. Burial at the Temple Emanu-El-Beth Sholom Congregation Section, Mount Royal Cemetery, 1297 chemin de la Forêt. Shiva to be announced. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the “Liam Armstrong Fund” c/o the Cedars Cancer Institute, (514) 843-1606.
Wilhelm (Willy) Deutsch
DEUTSCH, Wilhelm (Willy). Born in Oradea Romania, passed away peacefully at home, on Thursday March 13, 2014 at the age of eighty-three. Beloved son of the late Miriam and the late Samuel Deutsch. Devoted and loving husband of Alexandra (Coca) Micu. Great “Tati” and father-in-law of Gretty and Aubie Herscovitch, Luisa and Amer Burhan. Very proud and adoring Grandpa of David, Sean, and Rafi. Dear friend to many. He will be sorely missed by all those whose lives he touched. Special thanks to his caregiver Cecil. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Sunday, March 16 at 1:00 p.m. Burial at the Hebrew Sick Benefit Association Cemetery, de la Savane. Shiva at 335 Elm Avenue, Westmount from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. daily. Donations in his memory may be made to the Ride to Conquer Cancer c/o the Jewish General Hospital Foundation, (514) 340-8251, or to the St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation, www.sjhcfoundation.org .
DIAMOND, Sarah (née Feldman). Peacefully, on Friday, March 14, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Murray. Devoted mother and mother-in-law of Lawrence and Helen, Gerry and Sheila of Atlanta. Cherished Bubby of Melissa and Gary Katsof, Holly Diamond, Marcy and Gary Kimmel, Ilene and Alek Seelemann, and Beverly Ellenbogen. Proud great-grandmother of Benjamin, Maya, Brandon, Ethan, Riley, Sydney, Avery, Corin, Erica, Graeme, Mendel, Yosef, Sholom, Mushkie, Chana, and Shmuel. Predeceased by her siblings and their spouses Nathan and Millie Feldman, Issie and Mary Feldman; as well as by her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Irving and Sarah Diamond, Gwen and Morty Sanders. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Sunday, March 16 at 2:00 p.m. Burial at the Shevat Achim Congregation Cemetery, de la Savane. Shiva private, from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. through Thursday evening. Donations in her memory may be made to the Diamond Family Fund, c/o the Mount Sinai Hospital Auxiliary, (514) 369-2222, ext. 1334.
SCHNEIDER, Eda (née Kramer). Suddenly, on Wednesday, March 12, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Milton. Cherished mother and mother-in-law of Jewel and Saul Dulson, Glen and Michelle Schneider, and Marla Schneider. Much loved Bubby of Marissa, and Casey Dulson; Morgan, and Taylor Schneider. Predeceased by her dear siblings Annie, Irene, and Joe. Eda will be fondly remembered by her nieces, nephew and all those whose lives she touched. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Sunday, March 16 at 11:00 a.m. Burial at the Knights of Pythias Section, Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Duvernay. Shiva at 6800 Macdonald Ave., from 1:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. daily. Contributions in Eda’s memory may be made to the Montreal Neurological Hospital Foundation, (514) 398-1958.