RYANT, Ena (nee Kaplan). On Sunday, March 11, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Sam. Devoted mother of Sue and the late Leonard Ryant. Cherished grandmother of Jason and Mark Ryant of Vancouver, and great-grandmother of Rory. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Syd and Lily Kaplan, the late Millie and the late Jack Halperin, and the late Harry Kaplan. Ena will be sadly missed by her nieces, nephews, family and friends. Graveside service on Friday, March 16 at 1:00 p.m., at the Jewish Assistance Section, Kehal Israel Cemetery, D.D.O. Arrangements entrusted to Paperman & Sons.
Léonie (Luna) Tarica
TARICA, Léonie (Luna) (née Lévi). Léonie, épouse de feu Abner Tarica pendant quarante-sept ans, nous a quitté paisiblement, le mardi 13 mars, 2012. Elle laisse dans le deuil ses quatre filles : Juliette, Ketty, Clara et Lisa, ses gendres, petits-enfants et arrière-petits-enfants, ainsi que son frère, Jacques et sa sœur, Rica. Le service funéraire se tiendra chez : Paperman & Fils, 3888, rue Jean-Talon Ouest, ce vendredi le 16 mars à 10 h. L’inhumation aura lieu au cimetière « Mount Pleasant » dans la section « King Edward », 5505 Rang du Bas Saint-François, Laval. Prière de n’envoyer ni fleurs, ni couronnes. Les dons en mémoire de Léonie peuvent être faits à la synagogue Shaare Zion, (514) 481-7727.
Faige (Felicja) Piaskowski
PIASKOWSKI, Faige (nee Andrezowska). Peacefully, on Saturday, March 17, 2012, in her ninety-ninth year. Beloved wife of the late Yaakov Swidler who perished in the Holocaust, and the late Natan Piaskowski. Treasured mother and mother-in-law of Lena and the late Chaim Markel, Sabina Razmov, Miriam and Moishe Grunzeweig. Loving Bubby of Debbie and Joey, Jacob and Heidi, David, Naomi and Jamie, Melissa and Richard, Ari and Heather, Adrienne and David, Mark and Kelly, and Noah. A very proud great-grandmother of Rebecca, Harley, Joshua and Michael. Dearest sister and sister-in-law of Chaike and the late Marek, Chana and the late Hershel. Predeceased by her other siblings, Libe, Roche and Jachke, and by her in-laws, who perished in the Holocaust. She will be lovingly remembered by her family. Special thanks to Drs. Grad and Kaud, and her caregiver, Olga for their care and compassion. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Monday, March 19 at 12 noon. Burial at the Memorial Park Cemetery, de la Savane. Shiva at her daughter Miriam’s home, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. daily. Contributions in Faige’s memory may be made to the Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors, (514) 343-3529 ext.: 7373, or to Beit Halochem – Aid to Disabled Veterans of Israel, (800) 355-1648.
Nechama Tewel (Nina Tevel)
TEWEL, Nechama (Nina Tevel) (nee Gurevitz). Peacefully, on Sunday, March 18, 2012. Beloved wife of the late David. Loving and devoted mother and mother-in-law of Abe and Adele, Harold and Barbara, Bernie and Penny. Cherished Bubbie of Adam and Cristina Tevel, Michael Tevel, Erin Beth and Richard Schnurbach, Sam Tevel, Tami and Neil Dalfen, Sean Tevel, Ryan Tevel and Alanna Tevel. Proud great-grandmother of Samuel Schnurbach. Devoted and loving sister of the late Miriam of Russia. The family would like to extend a thank you to her special companion, Rose Baum, for her friendship and loving care. They would also like to thank the 4th floor staff of the NW D-wing at the Donald Berman Maimonides Geriatric Centre for their exceptional care and compassion. Nina will be sorely missed. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Tuesday, March 20 at 12 noon. Burial at the Shomrim Laboker Congregation Cemetery, Tifereth Israel Section, de la Savane. Shiva at 25 Hampstead Road, from 2 to 5 and 6:30 to 9 p.m. daily. Contributions in Nina’s memory may be made to the Donald Berman Maimonides Hospital Foundation, (514) 483-2121 ext.: 2207.
GUTNER, Shirley (née Deitcher). On Monday, March 19, 2012. Beloved and devoted wife of Arthur for sixty-five years. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Allan and Yitty, Shaul and Esther, Yitzchak and Yehudas. Cherished grandmother and great-grandmother. Dear sister and sister-law of Sauly and Estelle Deitcher, Leah and the late Rabbi Joseph Deitcher. Sister-in-law of Marsha and the late Jack Korenstein. Shirley will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Tuesday, March 20 at 3:00 p.m. Burial at the Tifereth Beth David Jerusalem Congregation Cemetery, Tifereth Jerusalem Section, de la Savane. Shiva to be announced. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Donald Berman Maimonides Foundation, (514) 483-2121, ext 2207.
OHAYON, Albert. Par un beau matin de printemps, Albert nous a quitté après un long combat contre la maladie. Il laisse dans la peine son épouse des 55 dernières années, Maryse Assouline, ses filles bien-aimées Michèle Ohayon (Bruce Tapiero), Martine Ohayon (Claude Harroch), ses petits-enfants adorés Julian, Olivia et Claudia, et ceux qu’il considérait comme ses petits-enfants David Topalian, Andrew et Jordan Harroch. Albert laisse également dans le deuil ses frères Elie, Roger, Jean-Claude et Marc, ses sœurs Lydia et Monique, ses belles-sœurs, ses beaux-frères, ses nièces et ses neveux d’ici, de France et d’Israël. Une pensée particulière pour son beau-frère Jean Claude et son neveu Jacky qui, au long de ces cinq dernières années, l’ont accompagné de leur indéfectible affection et compassion. Tous se rappelleront sa gentillesse, sa modestie et son écoute bienveillante. La famille désire remercier très sincèrement le personnel de l’Institut universitaire de gériatrie pour la qualité des soins, et la chaleur humaine dont il a fait preuve tout au long de son séjour chez eux. Le service funéraire se tiendra chez Paperman et Fils, 3888 rue Jean-Talon Ouest, mercredi 21 mars à 13 h. L’enterrement aura lieu dans la section de la Communauté Sépharade Unifiée du Québec, à Beaconsfield. La Shiva se tiendra au domicile familial.
AMSTERDAM, Gary. It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Gary Amsterdam on Sunday, March 18, 2012, in Tenafly, New Jersey. Treasured husband of Donna Hoppenheim. Adored father and father-in-law of Benjamin and Hope, and Joseph. Devoted son of Stanley and the late Paula Amsterdam. Cherished brother of Lynn Amsterdam. Dear son-in-law of Gloria Hoppenheim Wolff. Beloved brother-in-law of Andrea Wolff and Eric Maldoff, Louis Hoppenheim and Joy Adessky, John and D'arcie Wolff. Special uncle to Daniel, Gabriel and Hannah Maldoff, and Brody, Nikki and Zoe Hoppenheim. Funeral service and burial will be held on Wednesday, March 21 in New Jersey. Donations in his memory may be sent to: Alpine Learning Group, 777 Paramus Road, Paramus, New Jersey, U.S.A. 07652 (Tel: 201.612.7800).
SLEZAK, Gerta (nee Sarf). A Holocaust survivor. Peacefully, at the age of eighty-two, on Monday, March 19, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Rudolf. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Daniela and André Skalina of Portland, Maine, Peter Slezak and Linda Borland. Cherished “Babi” of Nicole, Karin, Amanda and Kevin. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Vera and Isaac Weissman. Special aunt of David and Judi Weissman, Stephen and Sarah Weissman. Gerta will be sadly missed by her dearest friend, Lilly Jakubovic, her family and all who knew her. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Wednesday, March 21 at 10:00 a.m. Burial at the Baron de Hirsch Cemetery, de la Savane. Shiva private. Donations in her memory may be made to the Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre, (514) 345-2605.
KUTASI, Sara (nee Peto). Peacefully, on Tuesday, March 20, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Tibor. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Nandor (Nandy) and Esther. Cherished grandmother of Michael, Maxime and Raquel. Sara will be sadly missed by her family and all who knew her. The family would like to thank the staff of the Jewish Eldercare Centre for their exceptional care and compassion. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Wednesday, March 21 at 4:00 p.m. Burial at the Baron de Hirsch Cemetery, de la Savane. Shiva at Nandy’s home.
KRAMER, Ena (nee Aaron). Peacefully, on Saturday, March 24, 2012, surrounded by her loving family. Wife of the late Joe Kramer. Devoted mother and mother-in-law of Susan, Lynda, Doreen and Syd Abrams. Cherished grandmother of Daniel Kramer; Alyssa and Steven Glazer, Mitchell and Michelle Kramer, Zachary and Lori Kramer; Mindy and Jason Haupt, Randy and Joe Fischer. Proud great-grandmother of Jordan, Ryan, Jill and Danielle Glazer; Jake and Kylie Kramer; Emily Haupt; Gabriella and Daniella Fischer. Sister and sister-in-law of Al and the late Dorothy Malamud, the late Ethel and the late Ben Yudelson, and the late Martin Nelson. Sister-in-law of Eda and the late Milton Schneider, the late Irene and the late Sam Schneider, the late Annie and the late Moe Tompkins. She will be forever in our hearts. Many thanks to her devoted caregivers, Myla and Melinda. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Monday, March 26 at 11 a.m. Burial at the Beth El Congregation Section, Eternal Gardens Cemetery, Beaconsfield. Shiva at 6800 Macdonald Ave., from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. daily. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Immune Deficiency Treatment Centre c/o Montreal General Hospital Foundation, (514) 934-8230.
ALBERT, Helena (nee Rudacovitch). Peacefully, on Friday, March 23, 2012. Helena was a beloved wife to her late husband, a devoted mother and mother-in-law, loving grandmother and great-grandmother. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. The family wishes to thank the devoted staff of the Jewish Eldercare Centre. Funeral service took place on Monday, March 26. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Helena’s memory may be made to the charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to Paperman & Sons.