Frederick (Ricky) Cohen
COHEN, Frederick (Ricky). Peacefully, after a courageous battle, on Saturday, April 7, 2012. Cherished son of Bernice and the late Samuel E. Cohen. Beloved brother and brother-in-law of Elaine and Dr. Eric Davis. Adored uncle of Dr. Neil and Lainie Davis, Cindy and David Abramovitch, and great-uncle of Samuel and Evan Abramovitch, and Zoe Davis. He was a truly special and loving person who enriched the lives of all those he touched, and will be fondly remembered by his family and friends. Special thanks to his caregivers, Pauline, Jane and Denise; to the staff of the Yanofsky residence of the Miriam Home and Services; to 7 West of the Jewish General Hospital, and to 2 North of Maimonides. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean-Talon St. W., on Tuesday, April 10 at 1:00 p.m. Burial at Congregation Shaar Hashomayim Cemetery, 1250 ch. de la Forêt. Due to the advent of Passover, shiva commences Sunday, April 15. Shiva at his sister's residence from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. daily, through Tuesday, April 17. Donations in Ricky's memory may be made to the Miriam Foundation, (514) 345-1300.
Marvin Allan Shachter
SHACHTER, Marvin Allan. Peacefully, on Sunday, April 8, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Mollie Briskin. Loving and devoted father and father-in-law of Gary and Marjorie, Janice and Ronald Lann, Howard Shachter. Cherished “Zay” of Ehle, Sophie, Hannah, Myles, and Cassie. Dear brother and brother in-law of Libby and the late Harry Loomer. Marvin will be dearly missed by his family, friends, and all who knew him. The family would like to thank his dear companion Michael Rozman for his loving and devoted care. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Tuesday, April 10 at 3:15 pm. Burial at the Bassarabier Hebrew Cemetery, de la Savane. Due to the festival of Passover, Shiva will commence Saturday evening. Donations in his memory may be made to the Miriam Home Foundation, (514) 345-1300.
Norma Betty Benson
Norma Betty Benson (nee Grover) 1930 – 2012 Peacefully, on Friday, April 6, 2012, after a long and complicated illness, which she bore with her typical courage and fortitude. She is survived by her loving and beloved husband, of sixty years, Bob, her children and their spouses, Peter and Marina of Toronto, Jeffrey and Michele of Freeport, ME, Wendy and Rodney (Dickel) of Ottawa, to whom she was a wonderful and devoted mother and mother-in-law, and who will greatly miss her and her loving relationship with them. Her seven grandchildren, David, Joseph and Noah (Toronto), Sophie and Esme (Freeport), Sarah and Kayla (Ottawa) were joyfully linked to her, despite their geographical separation. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Marvyn and Bernice Grover, the late Geraldine Lithwick, and sister-in-law of Sydney Lithwick, Richard Benson of New York, the late Donald Benson. Norma Betty will be forndly remembered by her numerous aunts, cousins, nephew and nieces, with whom she had close ties over the years, reflecting the strong sense of family, which she inherited along with her interest in communal and public organizational activities from her parents, Hyman and Dorothy Grover. Born and raised in Montreal, she had cherished friendships going back 70 years or more. Her love of the Laurentians and her caring for animals were legendary. While getting her Master`s degree at McGill, she still kept up the skiing she started at age 3, highlighted by her doing the Saudan Couloir at Whistler with Nancy Greene at age 61. She rode her own horses from pre-school days up to age 77. She balanced all this with such work as co-chairing the Junior Committee of CJA, Board Membership on the Junior Committee of the OSM, Chairmanship of the Annual Fine Arts Auction of a major charitable organization. The family thanks the fine doctors, nurses and staff at both the Jewish General and Montreal General Hospitals, with special thanks to Dr. Julian Falutz for his kindness, and to her private caregivers, especially Isidra, Judith and Mariette. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Tuesday, April 10 at 11 a.m. Burial at Temple Emanu-El-Beth Sholom Congregation Section, Mount Royal Cemetery, 1297 ch. de la Forêt. Family and friends are invited to 1 Wood Avenue, Westmount, following interment. Shiva will be announced at funeral service. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Jewish General Hospital Foundation, (514) 340-8251, to the Montreal General Hospital Foundation, (514) 934-8230, or to the Canadian Society for the Weizmann Institute of Science, (514) 342-0777.
MAST, Oscar. On Saturday, April 7, 2012. Beloved husband of Krystina. Devoted father and father-in-law of Michael and Rosie, Ernest and Carmen, and the late Mark Mast. Cherished “Oki” of Joshua, Olivia, Jake, Holly, Andrea, Amanda, and Malone and his mother Marissa. Dear brother and brother in-law of the late Ignash and the late Ruth Mast, and brother-in-law of Stephen and Joyce, and Adam and Rachel. Special thanks to Dr. Jean-Luc Malo and the caring staff of the Sacré Coeur Hospital for their kindness and devotion. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Tuesday, April 10 at 10:00 am. Donations in his memory may be made to the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation, (514) 934-8230.
KAMPF, Edith (nee Grosz). On Saturday, April 7, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Louis. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Andrew and Ellen, George and Beth. Cherished Grandma of Leslie, Linsey, Stephanie, and Allison. Special thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff of the Jewish General Hospital for their exceptional care. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Monday, April 9 at 1:15 p.m. Burial at the Slumber Haven Section, Kehal Israel Cemetery, D.D.O. Shiva in Toronto. Due to the advent of Passover, shiva commences Saturday night, April 14. Donations in her memory may be made to the Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation, (450) 688-9550 ext.: 274.
ZALTER, Ben. Peacefully, surrounded by his loving family after a long and fulfilling life, on Thursday, April 12, 2012 in his one hundred and third year. Loving husband of the late Anne Sazant. Beloved and devoted father and father-in-law of Sheila and the late Lenny, Harvey and Ruth, Joey and Linda, Roslyn and Morty Elman. Cherished grandfather of Brenda and Gary, Mark and Sarit; Michael and Kevin, Suzan and Harley, Debbie and Karl; Donna and Eric, Karen and Phil; Neil and Andrea, Scott and Janice. Adored “Grandpa Ben” of nineteen great-grandchildren. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Gertie and the late Kenny Sandman, and predeceased by his other siblings and their spouses Eva and Louis Kushner, Annie and Jack Chess, Louis Zalter, Solly and Sheila Zalter. Brother in-law of Freda and the late Moe Sazant, Sarah and the late Hymie Sazant. Heartfelt gratitude to Shiela Mae and Joeffer for their love and devotion. Special thanks to the wonderful staff of the Jewish Eldercare Centre (Hope Pavilion – 3A). Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Sunday, April 15 at 12:30 pm. Burial at the Hebrew Protective Section, Kehal Israel Cemetery, D.D.O. Shiva private. Donations in his memory may be made to the Jewish Hospital of Hope Eldercare Foundation, (514) 738-4500, ext. 2124.
MALDOFF, Charles. Peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, April 11, 2012, in his ninety-second year. Beloved husband of Betty Yossem for sixty-three years. Devoted father and father-in-law of Eric and Andrea (Wolff), Gerry and Susan (Rosenbloom), Barbara and Charles (Kotler), and the late Harry Hopmeyer. Cherished grandfather of Daniel, Gabriel and Hannah Maldoff; David and Ali Maldoff, Matthew Maldoff and Stephanie Maldoff; Jacqueline, Joseph and Michael Hopmeyer. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Birdie and John Chaikin, Orrin and Sheila Maldoff, and brother-in-law of Florence and the late Victor Yossem, the late Edith and the late Arthur Posner, the late Mimi and the late Arnold Feldman. Special thanks to Mel Sanguir and caregivers Marilou Estomin, Florida Mazon, Remilyn Alcantara, as well as the staff of Place Kensington for their care and devotion. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Sunday, April 15 at 11:30 am. Burial at Congregation Shaar Hashomayim Cemetery, 1250 Chemin de la Forêt. Shiva at 1 Wood Avenue, Westmount. Contributions in his memory may be made to Alzheimer Groupe, A.G.I., (514) 485-7233, or to the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation, (514) 934-4846.
AZUELOS, Annette Hanna (née Cohen). On Wednesday, April 11, 2012. Beloved wife of Benjamin. Cherished mother and mother-in-law of Alain and Dina, Georges and Chalva, Daniel and Lynn, Evelyne and Armand. Proud grandmother and great-grandmother. Dear sister of Benjamin, Roger, and Monique. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Thursday, April 12 at 10:45 am. Burial at the Baron de Hirsch Cemetery, de la Savane. Shiva to be announced.
KOTLER, Fanny (née Kadonoff). On Wednesday, April 11, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Issie. Loving mother of Gordon and the late Michael Kotler. Cherished grandmother of Maxine and Gord, Ava, Ariel, Sharla (Steve), Wendi, the late David, and the late Chandler. Proud great-grandmother of Alexandra, Matthew, Jamie, Nicole, and Maclin. Predeceased by her brothers and their spouses Nat (Roslyn, and Kate), Moe (Eva), Sam (Doris), and Max (Jean). Fanny will be sadly missed by Patricia Saetta and her many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Sunday, April 15 at 10:00 am. Burial at the Knights of Pythias Section, Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Duvernay. Shiva at Fanny’s residence, ending the evening of Monday April 16, continuing in Toronto. Donations in her memory may be made to Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada, 1-800-267-9474.
RUDMAN, George. Suddenly, on Wednesday, April 11, 2012. Predeceased by his beloved parents Allan and Lillian. Loving brother and brother-in-law of Rena and Richard Grass, and David. Special uncle of Caryn, and Andrea. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Sunday, April 15 at 2:45 pm. Burial at the Shomrim Laboker Cemetery, de la Savane. Shiva at his sister’s home. In lieu of gifts or flowers, donations in George’s memory may be made to the Royal Victoria Hospital Foundation, (514) 843-1543. He was such a kind and wonderful man.
ZAVALKOFF, Molly (née Nebach). On Thursday, April 12, 2012. Adored daughter of the late Israel & Yetta. Beloved and devoted wife of the late Gerald. Cherished mother and mother-in-law of Judy and Stanley Sternthal, Adele and David Balinsky, Alan and Barbara Zavalkoff. Amazing grandmother of Joan and Anthony, Neil and Annie, Benjamin and Julie, Adam and Tracey, Anna Rose and Ken, Erin and Marc, Samara and Mitch. Proud great-grandmother of Alex, Theo, Margot, Maya, Isabel, Jake, Bruce, Emily, Madeline, Nicole, Charlie Ryan. Loving sister and sister-in-law of Pearl and Joe Maritzer, the late Dinah and the late Abe Zavalkoff, and the late Alex and the late Eva Messer. The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks and gratitude to her caregivers Sandy Ramlal, Marian Cuffley, and Shirley Harvey for the devotion, love and respect shown to our mother. Special thanks to Dr. Linda Klein and Dr. Golda Tradounsky for their compassion & support both to our mother and our family. Thanks to the entire staff of Mount Sinai Hospital for their exceptional care. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Sunday, April 15 at 4:00 pm. Burial at the Chevra Shaas Congregation Cemetery, de la Savane. Shiva at 3 Baronscourt Road, Hampstead, from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm daily. Donations in her memory may be made to “The Molly Nebach Zavalkoff Memorial Fund” c/o the Mount Sinai Hospital Foundation, (514) 369-2222, ext 1299.