Miriam Goldstein (Nee Boyaner)
On Sunday, November 25, 2012, at the age of ninety-six. Beloved wife of the late Saul J. Goldstein. Dear mother and mother-in-law of Sheila Goldstein and Fred Hoffer, Mark Goldstein and Sherry Kaufman. Loving grandmother of Debbie and Eric Purcell, Lisa and Ronen Katz, Lorne and Celia Goldstein, Jeffrey and Ingrid Goldstein, and Dr. Mara Goldstein. Proud great-grandmother of fourteen. Predeceased by her siblings and their spouses, Bernice and Jack Shacter, Ernie and Jessie, and Joseph Boyaner. She will be sadly missed by her nieces and nephews. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Wednesday, November 28 at 2 p.m. Burial at the Spanish & Portuguese Congregation Cemetery, 1250 ch. de la Forêt. Shiva strictly private.
RUBINFELD, Meyer. On Monday, November 26, 2012. Devoted father and father-in-law of Abe, Faygie and Michael Covens, David, Shelley and Brian Therriault. Beloved soul mate of France Trubiano. Cherished grandfather of Jonathan, Stacey and Megan Covens; Arianne and Michael Rubinfeld; Ryan and Rebecca Shaffer. Former husband of Diana Rubinfeld. Predeceased by his parents and sibling who perished in the Holocaust. Special thanks to the staff of 7 North West at the Jewish General Hospital for their care. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Thursday, November 29 at 1:00 p.m. Burial at the Beth Tikvah Congregation Section, Kehal Israel Cemetery, D.D.O. Shiva at 820 Place Stewart, St. Laurent through Sunday evening. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Israel Cancer Research Fund, (514) 481-2723.
JOSEPHSON, Pearl (née Deitcher). Peacefully at home, on Tuesday, November 27, 2012, in her ninety-sixth year. Beloved wife of the late Saul. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Gerald and Cheryl, and David. Devoted grandmother of Amy Josephson and Barry Rapkowski, Robert Josephson and Nina Heft, Jonathan Josephson and Stephanie LaRoque; and Adam Josephson. Great-grandmother of Adam and Matthew Rapkowski; Noah and Samantha Josephson. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Myer and Joyce Deitcher, Phyllis and the late Moses Deitcher. Sister-in-law of the late Sarah Gold, and the late Ruth Friedman. She will be sadly mourned and fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews and all those whose lives she touched. Special thanks to Maritess Reyes for her devotion and compassion. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Thursday, November 29 at 12:00 noon. Burial at the Congregation Shaar Hashomayim Cemetery, 1250 Chemin de la Forêt. Shiva private. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, (514) 744-5537.
LEVY, Sadie (née Yaffe). On Monday, November 26, 2012 in her ninety-first year. Beloved wife of the late Maurice. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Robert and Rhonda, and Debbie. Cherished Grandma of Shawn, Evan and Melanie, and Jason. Predeceased by her dear siblings Rose, Mona, and Michael. She will be greatly missed by her nieces, nephews, family and friends. Special thanks to Dr. Michael Zigman for his exceptional care. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean-Talon St. W., on Thursday, November 29, at 11:00 a.m. Burial at the Beit Abraham Family Estates Section, Kehal Israel Cemetery, D.D.O. Please respect the family’s wish to sit Shiva in the strictest of privacy. Donations in her memory may be made to the “Sadie Levy Memorial Fund” c/o the Jewish General Hospital Foundation, (514) 340-8251.
On Friday November 23, 2012. Beloved mother and mother-in-law of Margo (Kaplansky) and Arthur Smith, and Jonathan Kaplansky. Loving grandmother of Alexis and Victoria Smith. Cherished sister and sister-in-law of Max Mendelsohn and Ghislaine Richard. Daughter of the late S. Leon Mendelsohn Q.C. and Edythe (Rubin) Mendelsohn. Sadly mourned by her nieces and nephews. Heartfelt thanks to Claire MacDonald for her friendship and devotion over many years, and to the doctors and staff of the ICU Royal Victoria Hospital for their care and compassion. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Monday November 26 at 11 a.m. Burial at Congregation Shaar Hashomayim Cemetery, 1250 chemin de la Forêt. Shiva private. Contributions in her memory may be made to the “Paula Mendelsohn Memorial Fund for Meals on Wheels” c/o Congregation Shaar Hashomayim, (514) 937-9471.
RICHMAN, Joseph. On Sunday evening, November 25, 2012 we lost our precious, beloved Joe. Dear husband of Frances. Cherished dad and father-in-law of Mark and Mina, Lisa and Steven (Kelman). Loving Zaido of Joshua, Matthew, David, and Sydney. Survived by his brother Joel and sister-in-law Tzipie of Israel, and sister-in-law Elunka of Montreal; predeceased by his eight other siblings. Warmly remembered by his nieces and nephews in Israel, New York, Toronto and Montreal. The family is eternally grateful to Edgar and Tina, Roland, Orlando, and Ramone for their gentleness, respect and kindness towards Joe. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean-Talon St. W., on Tuesday November 27, at 11:00 a.m. Burial at the Beth Zion Congregation Section, Eternal Gardens Cemetery, Beaconsfield, QC. Shiva at his home in Montreal. Contributions in his memory may be made to the charity of your choice.
A loving and remarkable woman of strength. On Wednesday, November 28, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Charles. Cherished mother and mother-in-law of Stephen and Libby Lassner, Donna and Larry Liverman. Adoring grandmother of Robin and Norman Goldberg, Jodi Lassner, Jason and Stacey Liverman, and Brad Liverman. Proud great-grandmother of Noa Goldberg, and Samantha and Ryan Liverman. Dear sister of the late Leonard Vallins, and sister-in-law of the late Freda and the late Fred Weinstein, the late Harry and the late Helen Lassner, the late Maurice and the late Doris Lassner, the late Goldye and the late Jack Mazur. Ruth will be sadly missed by her nieces and nephews. Special thanks to Minerva for her devotion and compassion. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Friday, November 30, at 11 a.m. Burial at the Beth Zion Congregation Section, Eternal Gardens Cemetery, Beaconsfield. Shiva private, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. daily. Services at Shaare Zedek Synagogue. Donations in Ruth’s memory may be made to the Jewish Hospital of Hope Eldercare Centre, (514) 738-4500 ext.: 2124.
Gabriela Konyves (Nee Klein)
1916 - 2012. Peacefully, on Friday, November 30, 2012, at the age of ninety-six. Born in Tiszabercel, Hungary. Loving wife of the late Josef Konyves. Beloved mother of Tom, and mother-in-law of Marlene and Molly. Cherished ‘grandmama’ of Michael, Alexander, Gabriel and Hannah. Predeceased by her siblings, Eszter, Margit, Joska and Miklos. She will be always remembered for her strength of character, resilience, loving, gentle nature and good sense of humour. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Monday, December 3 at 10:00 a.m. Burial at the Hebrew Sick Benefit Association Cemetery, de la Savane. Shiva at the Manoir King David, 5555 Trent Ave. #610A, Cote St. Luc, through Tuesday evening, December 4.
KLEIN, Zita (née Kamerling). On Thursday, October 18, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Abraham (Bruno). Devoted mother and mother-in-law of William and Elsie (Robles), Marc and Pattie (Topping). Proud grandmother of Jenny, and Julie. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. Special thanks to the entire staff at the Jewish Eldercare Centre, Hospital of Hope, for their exceptional care and compassion. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Sunday, October 21 at 2:00 p.m. Burial at Memorial Park Cemetery, de la Savane. Shiva private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Combined Jewish Appeal, (514) 345-2645, ext. 3295.
COHEN, David (ben Yoseph ve Rivka). It is with deep sorrow that we announce the death of a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. David passed away peacefully, at the age of ninety-six, at Mount Sinai Hospital, on Friday, October 19, 2012. He was the loving husband of Thelma (née Mandel); father and father-in-law of Nadene and Jack (Solomon); Zaidie of Brahm, Shauna and Steven (Lazarovitz); and great-grandfather of Olivia and Matthew (Lazarovitz). A very special brother and brother-in-law of the late Allan and the late Rae Cohen, the late Gert and the late George Silverman, the late Esther and the late Adolph Rozalinsky, the late Toby and the late Aaron Freed, Bryna and the late Ted Rudner, the late Maytie and the late Max Sivkin, the late Adele and the late Joseph Braunstein, and the late Alice Henderson. He was a wonderful uncle to his many nieces and nephews. His gentle and loving nature will be forever cherished by all those whose lives he touched. We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to Claire and Alina for their loving devotion in David’s care, and our appreciation to Dr. Klein and the 3rd floor staff of Mount Sinai Hospital. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Monday, October 22 at 11 a.m. Burial at the Shomrim Laboker Congregation Cemetery, de la Savane. Shiva at Mount Sinai Hospital (5690 Cavendish Blvd.), from 2 to 4 p.m. daily, through Thursday, October 25. Please consult at the reception desk for the designated room. Donations in David’s memory may be made to the Mount Sinai Auxiliary, (514) 369-2222 ext.: 1334, or to the charity of your choice.
SCULNIK, Norman. Suddenly, in Toronto, on Thursday, October 18, 2012. Beloved son of Joe and the late Emmie Sculnik. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Debbie and Richard Griffin, and Rhonda Sculnik. Cherished partner of Byron Clarke. Norman will be sadly missed by his nieces and nephews; Matthew, Kelly, Shannon, Patrick, Chelsey, and Brittany, his relatives and friends. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Monday, October 22, at 1:00 p.m. Burial at the Beit Abraham Congregation Section, Kehal Israel Cemetery, D.D.O. Shiva at 4465 9th Street, Laval, from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. daily. Contributions in his memory may be made to the charity of your choice.