SACHS, Pauline (nee Granich). Peacefully, on Thursday, May 24, 2012, in her ninety-seventh year. Beloved mother and mother-in-law of Morton and Lynda, Steve and Joanne Sachs. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Isaiah Granich, Toby and the late Morris Granich, the late Regina and the late Dave Halpert, the late Louis and the late Joyce Granich. Special thanks to Ines for her care, kindness and devotion. Pauline will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Friday, May 25 at 3:00 p.m. Burial at the Memorial Park Cemetery, de la Savane. Due to the festival of Shavuot, there will be no shiva. Donations in Pauline’s memory may be made to the Jewish General Hospital Foundation, (514) 340-8251.
GOLDSMITH, Irving. Sadly, on Friday, May 25, 2012, in his ninety-eighth year. Beloved husband of Ethel Goldstein for seventy-two years. Devoted father and father-in-law of Richard and Gail, David and Eileen, Arthur and Jan. Cherished Grandpa of Jodi Goldsmith and Dr. Stephen Gelber, Aaron Goldsmith, Thomas Goldsmith, and Ilana Goldsmith. Proud great-grandfather of Evan, and Brandon. Predeceased by his siblings and their spouses David, Ben, Mac and Bess, Anne and Saul, Sam and Lil, Jack and Gert, Sid and Ruby, Ida, and Manny. Irving will be lovingly remembered by his many nieces, nephews, and family. Special thanks to the staff at the King David and Centre Henri Bradet Residences for their compassionate care. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Tuesday, May 29 at 12:15 pm. Burial at the Zichron Kedoshim Congregation Cemetery, Anshei Ukraina Section, de la Savane. Shiva at his son David’s home from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm daily. Contributions in Irving’s memory may be made to the charity of your choice.
Rita Helen Polansky
POLANSKY, Rita Helen (née Schleifer), P.O.T., C.P.A. Regrettably we announce the passing of Rita Helen on Thursday, May 3, 2012, surrounded by her loving family. Daughter of the late Delene and the late Solomon Schleifer. Beloved wife of Freddie for fifty-five years. Adored mother of her loving children Sheldon and Joyce, Ilene, and Jaclyn. Proud grandmother of her treasured Julia Amanda. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Mark and Sheila Schleifer, and sister-in-law of Shirlee Aronson and Harvey Dolman. She will be missed by her many cousins, nieces and nephews in Montreal, Toronto and Brazil, as well as her many friends and all who knew her. Special thanks to all the caregivers that worked so hard for her and her family. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Sunday, May 6 at 11:00 am. Burial at B’nai Brith section, Kehal Israel Cemetery, D.D.O. Shiva at 7042 Wavell, C.S.L, from 3:00 to 5:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm. In lieu of gifts or flowers donations in Rita’s memory may be made to the MADA Community Centre, (514) 342-4969.
GAK, David. At the age of fifty-one, after a courageous battle with cancer, on Monday, May 7, 2012, in Philadelphia. Dear son of Dr. Rosa and the late Chaskel Gak. Loving husband of Lisa Baron. Son-in-law of Jim and Bunni Morfesis. He will be missed by his loved cousins, family and many devoted friends, especially Rosa Belorusskaya. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Thursday, May 10 at 11:00 a.m. Burial at the Shevat Achim Congregation Cemetery, de la Savane. Shiva private.
ARONOFF, Anne (nee Krasnitz). Peacefully, at home, on Thursday, May 3, 2012, surrounded by those who loved her. Beloved wife of Leon for sixty-five years. Cherished and loving mother and mother-in-law of Michael Aronoff, Louise Aronoff and Michael Mulhall, Carol Aronoff, Eric Aronoff and Jo Marksfield. Adored “Annie” of Ayase Kay, Philana Dollin and Melinda Lively, Sandra Dollin and Gregory Bulte, Charna Aronoff-Zucker and Buddy Rappaport, Alissa, and Alex Aronoff. Proud great-grandmother of Neta. Dearest sister and sister-in-law of Saul and the late Vivian Rudinsky. Annie will be lovingly remembered by her nephews, nieces, family and dear friends. Special thanks to her wonderful and loving caregivers, Laya, Jessica, Lourdes and Cherill. The family wishes to acknowledge Dr. Stanley Heisler for years of compassionate care. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Sunday, May 6 at 1:00 p.m. Burial at the Memorial Park Cemetery, de la Savane. Shiva at her home, from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. daily, Sunday through Wednesday. Contributions in her memory may be made to the “Anne and Leon Aronoff Family Foundation” c/o the Jewish Community Foundation, (514) 735-3541 ext.: 3305.
NIEDERHOFFER, Max. Suddenly, on Saturday, May 5, 2012, at the age of ninety-four with his wife by his side. Most beloved husband and best friend of Dorothy Selikowitch for sixty-six years. Greatly loved and cherished father and father-in-law of Larry and Bev Niederhoffer, Mona and Art Durkee, and Jay Niederhoffer. Caring grandfather of Jeff, Matt (Megan), Heather, and Kevin. Predeceased by his siblings and their spouses, Norman and Freda Hoffer, Esther and Sam Narvey, and by his sister-in-law, Evelyn Selly. We will miss his quick sense of humour, his devotion to his family, and total love of his wife. Max will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his family and friends. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Tuesday, May 8 at 1 p.m. Burial at the Gan Shalom Section, Kehal Israel Cemetery, D.D.O. Shiva at his home, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. daily. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Canadian Magen David Adom for Israel, (514) 731-4400, or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Quebec, (514) 871-1551.
TRISTER, Joan (nee Rubman). On Monday, May 7, 2012, surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of Laddie for fifty-six years. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Ronda and Arthur Swift, Benjie Trister and Emmanuelle Fontaine. Cherished grandmother of Erica, Stacey, William, Rachel, Leanna, Zoe and Alex. Sister of the late Martin Rubman. Sister-in-law of Sheila and the late Leonard Zalter. Joan will be sadly missed by Amalia Berg, her family, friends and all who knew her. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Wednesday, May 9 at 2:00 p.m. Burial at the Hebrew Sick Benefit Association Cemetery, de la Savane. Shiva at her daughter’s home, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. daily. Donations in her memory may be made to the “Joan Trister Memorial Fund” c/o the Jewish General Hospital Foundation, (514) 340-8251.
SCHWARTZ, Sidney. Peacefully, on Monday, May 7, 2012. Beloved husband of Anne. Loving father of Howard, Sharon, Rhonda, Michael, Jeffrey, and Debra. Cherished Zaidie of Brian, Lauren, Joshua, Dana, Cara, and Adam. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Faye and the late Gordie Goldsmith, and Lawrence Schwartz, and brother-in-law of Toby and the late Norman Clark, Helen and David Cohen. He will be missed by his nieces, nephews, family and friends. Special thanks to Dr. Caroline Michel, Esther, Emina, Annie and the staff of 2 NE at the Jewish General Hospital for their exceptional care. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Wednesday, May 9 at 12:00 pm. Burial at the Beth Israel Beth Aaron Congregation Section, Kehal Israel Cemetery, Sources Road, D.D.O. Shiva at his home. Donations in his memory may be made to “The Sid Schwartz Memorial Fund” c/o the Jewish General Hospital Foundation, (514) 340-8251.
BOROD, Samuel. Peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, May 8, 2012, in his ninety-eighth year. Devoted husband of the late Layah. Wonderful father and father-in-law of Frumi Rachel Barr, Manny Borod and Diana Henry. He adored his grandchildren Jeremy and Julie Tenser; Andrea and Ari Borod; Danielle and Cory Azzalino. He loved his sister Rivka Selchen, cousins Belva and Michael Thomas, sister-in-law Meta Surchin and his many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brother Aaron, sisters Sarah, Malka, Tova, Aliza and his brother-in-law Dr. Hy Surchin. Sam was our hero. He was an original member of the First Special Service Force (the Devil's Brigade) and recipient of the U.S. combat infantry badge, the U.S. Bronze Star Medal and the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal for his service in Europe during World War II. He will be fondly remembered by all those whose lives he touched. Special thanks to the staff at Chateau Westmount for their exceptional care, and to Veteran Affairs Canada. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Thursday, May 10 at 12:00 noon. Burial at the Farband Labour Zionist Organization Cemetery, de la Savane. Shiva private. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Na'amat Canada Inc., (514) 484-0252.
ESAR, Abraham (Al). In his ninety-eighth year, on Wednesday, May 9, 2012. Devoted husband of the late Pearl Berson. Beloved father and father-in-law of Michael and Maria, Nancy and Allan Mintz. Cherished grandfather of Marcus and Dara. Predeceased by his siblings and their spouses, Jack and Sarah, Joseph and Esther and Rachel, Max and Etta, Israel and Sylvia, Reuben and Katie, Rose and Arnold Lithwick. Brother-in-law of the late Harry and the late Herbert Berson. Sadly mourned by his nieces, nephews, family and friends. Special thanks to the staff of the Waldorf Residence for their care and devotion. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W. Burial at Congregation Shaar Hashomayim Cemetery, 1250 ch. de la Forêt, Outremont. Shiva at his son’s home. Contributions in his memory may be made to the “Abraham Esar Memorial Fund” c/o the Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors, (514) 343-3529 ext.: 7373.