SAMUELS, Sylvia (nee Rabinovitch). In Toronto, on Sunday, July 8, 2012, after a valiant struggle to overcome the effects of a devastating stroke. Predeceased by her husband, Norman Samuels (Nov. 2008). Loving mother and mother-in-law of Ian and Linda, Stephen and Ricki, and Neil. Much loved grandmother of Tammy and Will Christopherson, Corey Samuels and James Brown; Laurie and Dale Spencer, Rob and Naomi Samuels, Melissa and Jason Greenland; Stella Samuels, Terri and Mike Casey. Great-grandmother of Torin, Juliana, Kale, Hudson, Ava and Jaxon. Sister and sister-in-law of Sarah and the late Irving Rabinovitch, the late Eva and the late Bill Senman, and sister-in-law of Elsie and the late Mac Polonsky, and the late Lillian Palley. She will be sadly missed by all. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Wednesday, July 11 at 1:00 p.m. Burial at the Memorial Park Cemetery, de la Savane.
Al Israel Wexler
WEXLER, Al Israel. Peacefully, on Thursday, July 5, 2012, in his eighty-eighth year. Beloved husband of the late Ann Kline. Predeceased by his siblings and their spouses, Sydney and Miriam, Hennie and Maurice Woolf, Joe and Claire. Brother-in-law of Shirley Kline Kriger and the late Phillip Kline, and the late Akiva Kriger. Special uncle of Marvin and Randa Wexler, Gerald and Norma Wexler, Beverly Wexler and Ted Gibson, Maryam Wexler, the late Elizabeth Wexler; Alan and Varda Kline, Cheryl and Richard Kizell, Alissa and Marty Charach. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Sunday, July 8 at 2:00 p.m. Burial at the Hungarian Hebrew Cemetery, de la Savane. Contributions in his memory may be made to the “Ann and Al Wexler Memorial Fund” c/o Chevra Kadisha B’nai Jacob Congregation, (514) 482-3366.
FRIEDMAN, Arthur. On Wednesday, July 4, 2012, at the age of eighty-three. Dear husband of Joan Heron. Beloved son of the late Alexander Friedman and the late Sadie Rothschild. Survived by his sister-in-law, Gertrude Friedman, and sister and brother-in-law Mary Heron Carter and Christopher Carter, and predeceased by his brother Herbert. Loving uncle of Randy Friedman Morrow (Stuart), Andrea Friedman (David Smith), and Mark Friedman; Chris Carter (Rebecca Telfer), Tim Carter (Denise Lau), and Jeremy Carter (Rebecca). Cherished great-uncle of Alexandra, and Evan Morrow; Nicholas Friedman-Smith; Georgia, and Samuel Carter; Nolan, Mayanna, and Hilary Carter. He will be greatly missed by family members in the U.S.A., and by friends and colleagues in Montreal, Georgeville, and abroad. A quiet, gentle man, he will be remembered for his integrity, his deep interest in art and music, and his love of nature. Early retirement in 1985 provided the opportunity to pursue a passion for photography that he first developed as a teenager. An active member of the Montreal Camera Club for many years, he was the recipient of numerous prizes, exhibiting his work locally and in International Salons. For twenty-five years he proudly participated in the annual Arts Festival in Georgeville. He also derived much satisfaction and enjoyment from courses at McGill Learning in Retirement, in particular those focusing on the history of Montreal. The family would like to express its deep appreciation to Dr. Peter Lipes, Doctors Unger and Simmons, and the 6th floor West medical personnel of the Jewish General Hospital for their compassion and care during Arthur's final days. Very special thanks to the team of wonderful caregivers who looked after him at home: Noli, Voltaire, Cecile, Mariel, Teresa, and Effie, and to Niloofar Mombaini and the skilled medical staff at Le Graham Retirement Residence for their support and kindness. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Sunday, July 8 at 1:00 p.m. Burial at the Congregation Shaar Hashomayim Cemetery, 1250 Chemin de la Forêt. Shiva private. Donations in Arthur’s memory may be made to Prostate Cancer Research, c/o the Jewish General Hospital Foundation, (514) 340-8251, or to the Orford Arts Festival Scholarship Fund in support of young Canadian musicians c/o the Orford Arts Centre, (819) 843-3981, ext. 230.
GRAIF, Bella (nee Kligman). It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Bella Graif, after a courageous battle, on Thursday, July 5, 2012. Beloved mother of Marlene and Elissa Graif. Daughter of the late Myer and the late Ethel Kligman. Predeceased by her siblings and their spouses, Rose and Abe Kutzin, Lily and Leo Lutsky, Esther and Jerry Stepman. Bella will be sadly missed by her nieces, nephews, family and friends. Special thanks to Dr. Wiseman at the Royal Victoria Hospital, as well as Drs. Uwakwe and Lacayo and Steven Wray of the Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Sunday, July 8 at 10:00 a.m. Burial at the Baron de Hirsch Cemetery, de la Savane. Shiva at her residence. Donations in Bella’s memory may be made to the Piedmont Foundation, (404) 605-2130, or to the Tifereth Beth David Jerusalem Congregation, (514) 489-3841.
FELDMAN, Harry. On Thursday, July 5, 2012, with great dignity and strength of character. Darling husband of Laya (Linda Zucker). Cherished father of Jeffrey and Robert; caring father-in-law of Joanna Margolese. Loving “Hersch” to Justin and Max. Dear brother of Solly, and the late Eunice. Caring brother-in-law of Linda Feldman, Pearl and David Elman. Devoted son and son-in-law of the late Issie and the late Rose Feldman, and the late Morris and the late Clara Zucker. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Sunday, July 8 at 11:00 a.m. Burial at the Chevra Shaas Congregation Cemetery, de la Savane. Shiva at 1 Wood Avenue, from 1:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00. Donations in Harry’s memory may be made to the Jewish Community Foundation, (514) 345-2645, ext. 3305.
RUCKENSTEIN, Rose (née London). Comfortably at home, on Thursday, July 5, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Marcus (Mark). Loving and devoted mother and mother-in-law of Dr. Michael and Debbie (née Leebosh). Cherished “Grandma Rivi” of Sean, Jennifer, and Laura. Predeceased by her brother Ben London, and her sister Estelle Lobel (the late Irving). Special aunt of Audrey, and Linda. Rose will be sadly missed by her other nieces, nephews, family, and all those whose lives she touched. The family would like to thank her dear caregivers Jocelyn, Esther, and Susan for their love and devotion. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Sunday, July 8 at 3:00 p.m. Burial at the Congregation Shaar Hashomayim Cemetery, 1250 Chemin de la Forêt. Shiva at her home, afternoons and evenings. Donations in her memory may be made to the “Marcus and Rose Ruckenstein Memorial Fund” c/o the Congregation Shaar Hashomayim, (514) 937-9471.
ORLAND, Anne (nee Tabachnik). On Friday, July 6, 2012, at the age of ninety-four. Beloved wife of the late Dave Orland. Cherished mother of Valorie Mayoff. Loving Bubby of Debra and Amanda Mayoff, and great-grandmother (Bubby) of Ian. Dear sister of the late Eva Rosenbloom and the late Louis (Red) Tabachnik. Anne will be sadly missed by her loving nieces, nephews, cousins and all who knew her. Special thanks to all of her caregivers at Residence Salomon. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Monday, July 9 at 1:15 p.m. Burial at the Machziki Hadas Congregation Cemetery, de la Savane. Shiva private.
SALAMA, Estelle (Titi). On Thursday, June 7, 2012. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Anissa-Ruth and Howard (Deuitch), and Jason Salomon Salama Cohen. Cherished Mémé of Mia Pearl Esther. Dear sister of David, Henri, Allegria, Josiane, Myriam, and Gad. She will be greatly missed by Albert Cohen, her nieces, nephews, family and friends. Special thanks to Dr. Chang and the staff of 4 Main at the Jewish General Hospital. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Sunday, June 10 at 10:00 a.m. Burial at the Adath Israel Poale Zedek Anshei Ozeroff Congregation Cemetery, Adath Israel Section, de la Savane. Shiva at 33 Burns Place, D.D.O. Donations in her memory may be made to the “Estelle Salama Memorial Fund” c/o the Jewish General Hospital Foundation, (514) 340-8251.
WEITZMAN, Joel. Peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Friday, June 8, 2012. Beloved husband of Donna Steiner. Cherished father and father-in-law of Andrew, Ilana and Jennifer. Loving Zaida of Leo. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Sharon and Julius Fortis, and Marcie Weitzman. Son-in-law of Fay and the late Max Steiner, and brother-in-law of David Steiner. Joel will be greatly missed by his special friend and colleague Aaron Makovka, his relatives, and many close and devoted friends. Special thanks to Dr. Kavan, Daphne, and the nurses of the Royal Victoria Hospital Oncology Unit, as well as to Dr. Chaput and the nursing teams at the Palliative Care Units of the Montreal General and Mount Sinai Hospitals. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Sunday, June 10 at 12:00 p.m. Burial at the Beit Abraham Family Estates Section, Kehal Israel Cemetery, D.D.O. Shiva to be announced. Contributions in Joel’s memory may be made to The Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre of McGill University, (514) 398-3535.
BORROW, Claire (née Rosenbloom). On Saturday, June 9, 2012. Beloved wife of Philip Borrow. Devoted mother and mother-in-law of Ronnie, Mitchell and Caroline. Fun-loving grandmother of Emma and Jack. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Harvey and Marilyn Rosenbloom, Marvin Rosenbloom and Jean Reimer and the late Rhoda Rosenbloom, Helen and Nicki Lang, Beverly Borrow. Daughter of the late Paula and the late Jack Rosenbloom. Claire will be sadly missed by her nieces, nephews, family and friends. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Monday, June 11 at 12:00 noon. Burial at the Adath Israel Poale Zedek Anshei Ozeroff Congregation Cemetery, Adath Israel Section, de la Savane. Shiva at the Waldorf, 7400 Côte St. Luc Road, from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., Monday through Wednesday evening. Contributions in her memory may be made to the "Claire Rosenbloom Borrow Memorial Fund" c/o Jewish General Hospital Foundation, (514) 340-8251.
KIMMEL, Mel. On Saturday, June 9, 2012. Loving son of the late David and the late Doris. Beloved brother and brother-in-law of Martin and Harriet. Special uncle of Marc and Jill, Eric and Sherri, Gary and Marcy. The family would like to thank his exceptional friend Donald Adams for his care and compassion. Mel will be greatly missed by his family, many friends and all who knew him. Graveside service at the Congregation Shaar Hashomayim Cemetery, 1250 Chemin de la Forêt, on Monday June 11, at 2:00 p.m. Shiva at 70 Holtham Road, Hampstead. Donations in Mel’s memory may be made to the “David and Doris Kimmel Memorial Fund” c/o the Donald Berman Maimonides Foundation, (514) 483-2121 ext. 2207. Arrangements entrusted to Paperman & Sons.