BLUMER, Sylvia (nee Cohen). It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our gracious and gentle mother, Sylvia, in Toronto, on Sunday, June 3, 2012. Predeceased by her beloved husband Monty. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Marilyn and Cal Cochrane, Eric Blumer and Jo-Anne Walter. Cherished ‘Grammie’ of Rebecca and Michelle Cochrane; and Harrison Blumer. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Claire and the late Elmer Horwood, David and Rhoda Cohen, and sister-in-law of Bernard Blumer. She will be greatly missed by her many nieces and nephews. Special thanks to Sylvia's very compassionate caregivers, Grace Bondoc and Ellen Alulod. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., Montreal, on Wednesday, June 6 at 12 noon. Burial at Congregation Shaar Hashomayim Cemetery, 1250 ch. de la Forêt, Outremont. Shiva private in Montreal. Contributions in Sylvia's memory may be made to the Canadian Alzheimer's Society, 1-800-616-8816, or to the charity of your choice.
Ruth Ilieff Goldman
ILIEFF-GOLDMAN, Ruth. Peacefully on Friday, June 1, 2012, in her ninety-first year. Former wife of the late Nat Goldman. Spirited mother and mother-in-law of Mark Goldman and Sheila Moore, Lorne Goldman and Audrey Morris, and Marcy Goldman. Grandmother of Rachel Goldman and Sam Sabloff, Natasha Goldman and Patrick Griffin, Jonathan Goldman, Nathan Goldman, Jordan Goldman, Gideon Goldman-Posluns, Benjamin Goldman. Predeceased by her brother and sister-in-law Harry and Esther Ilieff. Sister-in-law of Beryl and the late Ralph Goldman, the late Helen and the late Bernard Miller, the late Eveline and the late Heinz Michaelson. Respected aunt of Stan and Anita Ilieff, great-aunt of Zachary Ilieff, and beloved cousin of Mark Shurman and his daughter and son-in-law, Polinka and Alexi. Special thanks to the doctors, nurses, and staff of the 4th floor at Maimonides Geriatric Centre. She will be forever remembered by family and friends. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Monday, June 4 at 1:00 p.m. Burial at the Independent Hebrew Cemetery, de la Savane. Shiva to be announced. Contributions in Ruth’s memory may be made to the Montreal Association for the Blind, (514) 488-0043 ext.: 1404.
DWORKIND, Cyla (née Chanin). Peacefully in her own bed, on Thursday, May 31, 2012, just after her ninety-fourth birthday. Beloved wife of the late Moishe Dworkind for sixty-one years. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Jack and Marlene, Dr. Michael and Lesley, and the late Rochel. Cherished Bubby of Schneur (Steven) and Nechama, Aviva and Jonathan, Danna and Harry, Danielle, and David. Proud great-grandmother of Yisroel Meir, Aliza, Chavy, Emily, Molly, Joshua, and Madison. Predeceased by her three brothers, Yikosiel in the Holocaust, Lusha in Russia, and Sroleh in France. With appreciation for the special attention of her devoted caregiver Jallin. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Sunday, June 3 at 2:00 pm. Burial at the Hebrew Sick Benefit Association Cemetery, de la Savane. Shiva at 6800 Macdonald, # 600 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. daily. Donations in her memory may be made to the Herzl Family Practice Centre c/o the Jewish General Hospital Foundation, (514) 340-8251.
ABRAMSON, Rosalie (née Mones). With dignity and great strength, on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at the age of ninety-three. Beloved wife of the late Issie Abramson. Loving mother of Gloria and Morty Goren, Sharon Abramson, Judy and Robert Brecher. Bubbie Rosalie was loved by her grandchildren Lee and Sherri Goren, Jamie and Celina Goren, Mark and Karen Goren, Trisha and Marc Felgar, Alissa and David Hanslip, Steven Szabolcsi and Christine Carbonneau, Brandon Brecher and Jessica Van Nispen, Matthew Brecher, and the late Lorne Szabolcsi. She was adored by her fourteen great-grandchildren. Caring sister of the late Reva Mones, and predeceased by her sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Ida and Louis Albert, Anne and Nat Perzow, Bessie and Ben Cohen. The family would like to extend their sincerest thanks to her devoted caregivers, Jean and Carlene. Warmest thanks to the wonderful staff of 7 North at the Donald Berman Maimonides Geriatric Hospital. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Thursday, May 31 at 12:00 noon. Burial at Dominion Hebrew Cemetery, de la Savane. Shiva to be announced. Contributions in Rosalie's memory can be made to Share the Lesson, c/o Share the Warmth (514) 933-5599.
LITHWICK, Sydney. On Sunday, May 27, 2012 in his ninety-ninth year. Devoted husband of the late Geraldine Grover. Loving father and father-in-law of Jonathan and Maxine Lithwick, Jill and Marc Lieberman, David and Sylvia Lithwick. Cherished grandfather of Dara Lithwick and Marci Surkes, Derek Lithwick and Ashley Rotchin, Alex Lithwick; Daniel Lieberman and Anne-Laure Le-Ny, Laurie Lieberman and Robert Segal, Erin Lieberman and Byron Shay. Proud great-grandfather of Holly and Penny Segal. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Freda and the late Hy Lithwick, the late Libby and the late Stan Glube, the late Val and the late Ruth and the late Annette Lithwick; and brother-in-law of Marvyn and Bernice Grover, Bob and the late Norma Betty Benson. Sydney will be remembered fondly by his nieces, nephews and family. The family extends its heartfelt thanks and appreciation to his caregivers, Shirley and Annette. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Wednesday, May 30 at 12:00 noon. Burial at the Temple Emanu-El Beth Sholom Congregation Section, Mount Royal Cemetery, 1297 chemin de la Forêt. Shiva on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 1700 Docteur Penfield, apt 46. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Canadian Magen David Adom for Israel, (514) 731-4400. Daddy, Grandpa and Great-Grandpa, we love you so much.
SOLOMON, Marcelle (née David). It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Marcelle on Tuesday, May 29, 2012. Devoted wife of the late David. Dedicated mother and mother-in-law of Elsie, Edwina and Sammy, Salim (Shlomo) and Aviva. Cherished grandmother of Shirley, and Karine. Dear sister of Suzette Gahtan, the late Marguerite Zubaida, and the late Rachel Ambarchi. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Wednesday, May 30 at 1:45 p.m. Burial at the Hebrew Sick Benefit Association Cemetery, de la Savane. Shiva to be announced.
OHAYON, Anita (née Toledano). On Thursday, May 31, 2012. Wife of the late Salomon Ohayon. Beloved mother and mother-in-law of Sandra, Albert and Christine, Joseph and Magy. Cherished ‘Mémé’ of Eva and Anna Amsellem; Vanessa and Jacob Oliel, Claudia, and Benjamin Ohayon; Arielle, Laura, and Dana Ohayon. She will be sadly mourned by her sister and three brothers overseas. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Friday, June 1 at 3:00 p.m. Burial at “Communauté Sépharade Unifiée du Québec” Section, Eternal Gardens Cemetery, Beaconsfield.
BACAL, Muriel (née Dolgy). On Tuesday, May 29, 2012. Wife of the late Henry Charles. Beloved mother and mother-in-law of Leslie Bacal, Jimfre and Jennifer Bacal. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Marcia and Sam Adelman, the late Joyce and the late Gerald Steinman, the late Reva and the late Stewart Cooper, and sister-in-law of the late Dorita and the late Moe George Salomon, the late Yetive and the late Max Tenenbaum, the late Louis and the late Molly Bacal. Sadly mourned by her nieces and nephews. Special thanks to her caregiver Dulcie Rambarrau and to the doctors, nurses and staff of the 2nd and 3rd floors at Maimonides Geriatric Centre for their care and devotion. Graveside service on Friday, June 1 at 11:30 a.m. at the Congregation Shaar Hashomayim Cemetery, 1250 Chemin de la Forêt. Contributions in her memory may be made to the “Muriel Bacal Memorial Fund” c/o the Jewish General Hospital Foundation, (514) 340-8251. Arrangements entrusted to Paperman & Sons.
KARASSIK, Irving. Peacefully, on Sunday, July 1, 2012, in his one-hundred-and third year. Devoted husband of the late Betty Bordo. Beloved father and father-in-law of Steven and Emily (Ginsberg) of Sun Valley, Fred and Debbie (Shuchat). Adored grandfather of Jesse and Sunny Karassik of Dallas, Laura and Chris Ramsborg of Seattle, Jeremy and Kate Karassik of Atlanta, and Neil Karassik of Toronto. Most proud great-grandfather of Juliet, Samuel, and Judah. Dearest brother and brother-in-law of Margie and the late Boris Karassik, the late Charlotte and the late Leo Karassik, the late Anne Seidman, the late Ivy Echouse. Brother-in-law of Pearl and the late Murray Lapin, the late Abe Bordo, the late Rose and the late Joe Singer, the late Sam and the late Ida Harris, the late Ella and the late Joe Bordo, the late Charlie Bordo, the late Betty and the late Irving Bordo. Irving was a gentle soul and will always be remembered for his extraordinary honesty, devotion and compassion. He will be forever remembered by his nieces, nephews, family and friends. Special thanks to Pat Lynch, Barbara Miller and all of the staff at the Waldorf Residence for their exceptional care and devotion. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Wednesday, July 4 at 11:00 a.m. Burial at the Beth Ora Congregation Section, Kehal Israel Cemetery, D.D.O. Shiva at his son Fred’s home Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Contributions in Irving’s memory may be made to the Jewish General Hospital Foundation, (514) 340-8251.
GOLDBERG, Sherry. On Thursday, May 24, 2012. Proud mother of Marlena. Beloved daughter of Goldie and the late Norman. Loving sister of Bonnie Manacas, Danny, Jules, and the late Steven. Dear niece of Edward, and Archie. Graveside service on Friday, June 1 at 10:00 a.m. at the Canadian Hebrew Cemetery, de la Savane. Arrangements entrusted to Paperman & Sons.
SCHRIER, Joyce (Faigie) (née Tobenstein). Suddenly, on Thursday, May 31, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Morty. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Elana and Brian Ross, Jerome and Aliza. Cherished Bubby of Oliver, Nathaniel, Hope, Lola, and Jake. Mother of Joanne Geller (Jamie) and their son Carson. Dearest sister of Marilyn and sister-in-law of the late Sidney Morris and the late Jack Maltinsky. She will be missed by her dear friend Eva Busgang, nieces, nephews, family, and friends. The family would like to thank Dr. Goldberg and his team in ICU at the Royal Victoria Hospital for their exceptional care and compassion. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Sunday, June 3 at 1:00 p.m. Burial at the Young Israel of Chomedey Congregation section Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Duvernay. Shiva at her home from 1:00 p.m. daily until Tuesday evening, continuing in Toronto until Friday afternoon. Donations in her memory may be made to the “Joyce Schrier Memorial Fund for Intensive Care” c/o the Royal Victoria Hospital Foundation, (514) 843-1543.