ABBEY, Stanley. Peacefully, in his eighty-fourth year, surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, January 27, 2013. Beloved husband of Myrna Friedman for fifty-nine years. Loving father and father-in-law of Tracey Abbey Taylor and Allan Greenblatt, Philip Abbey and Tina Landsman, Mitchell Abbey and Nancy Kinch, and Naomi Abbey. Cherished Grandpa of Michael Taylor and Leah State; Seth Abbey and Avigyle Grunbaum, Erica, and Daniel Abbey; Megan, and Jonathan Abbey. Proud great-grandfather of Beatrice Taylor. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Diane Abbey-Livingston and Jack Livingston, the late Sheila and the late Alan Finestone, the late Joan Abbey Pass; and brother-in-law of Lois and George Fine, Merle and Manny Mitchell, the late Jerry Friedman, and the late Mark Friedman. Son of the late Minnie and the late Monroe Abbey; and son-in-law of the late Jean and the late Saul Friedman. Stanley will be sadly mourned and fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, family and friends. He enjoyed much comfort from Spencer and Twizzle. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Wednesday, January 30, at 12:00 noon. Burial at Congregation Shaar Hashomayim Cemetery, 1250 Chemin de la Forêt. Shiva at 285 Clarke Avenue, Westmount. Contributions in his memory may be made to the “Myrna and Stanley Abbey Endowment Fund” c/o Congregation Shaar Hashomayim, (514) 937-9471, or to the “Stan and Myrna Abbey Fund for Vulnerable Seniors”, c/o the Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors (514) 343-3529, ext. 7373.
HOWARD, Frances (née Beloff). Peacefully at St. Mary’s Hospital, on Friday, February 1, 2013 in her eightieth year. Beloved wife of Alfred. Loving mother of Caren. Cherished grandmother of Anne. Step-mother and step-mother-in-law of Jerrold and Judy Howard. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean-Talon St. W., on Sunday, February 3, at 1:45 p.m. Burial at the Knights of Pythias Section, Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Duvernay. Shiva will be observed in the strictest of privacy. Donations in Frances’ memory may be made to the St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation, (514) 734-2694.
POLANSKY, Lea (née Kirschner). Graciously and elegantly surrounded by her loving family, Lea lost her battle to pancreatic and lung cancer on Wednesday, January 23, 2013. Most beloved wife of Hyman. Dedicated mother of Cheryl Polansky-Freder, and Eden Polansky-Flomen, and amazing mother-in-law of Jeffrey Freder, and David Flomen. Stellar grandmother of Matthew, Jason, and Daniel Freder; Lola, and Elijah Flomen. Sister-in-law of Sheldon and Sharon Polansky. Daughter of the late Minna Kirschner, and daughter-in-law of Yhetta Polansky. A wonderful aunt, and a dear friend to countless others. For all who knew her, Lea lived her life with a radiant smile, boundless energy, selflessness, and always put her family first. Her love and devotion to her husband and family were second to none. ‘Baba’ will be so very dearly missed by many, but especially by her five grandchildren whom she treasured throughout her life. Lea’s strength and dignity throughout her illness were extraordinary, her courage and bravery will remain as a banner of strength for her family forever. Her fifty-eight year relationship with her husband was a unique bond to be admired by all. The family would like to thank the outstanding staff of 8W at the Jewish General Hospital; their kindness and care went above and beyond. Heartfelt gratitude to the team of doctors and staff who truly made a tremendous effort on her behalf, led by Dr. Gerald Batist, Mariana Ziskin, Dr. David Melnychuk, Dr. Albert Cohen, Dr. Bernard Lapointe, Mazal Abdulezer, and Oncology nurse Marie-France. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean-Talon St. W., on Friday, January 25 at 12:00 p.m. Burial at Congregation Shaar Hashomayim Cemetery, 1250 Chemin de la Forêt. Shiva at her home, from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. daily. Donations in Lea’s memory may be made to the Segal Cancer Center for Dr. Gerald Batist c/o the Jewish General Hospital Foundation, (514) 340-8251.
Abraham (Rocky) Rapoport
RAPOPORT, Abraham (Rocky). After a lengthy illness surrounded by his loving family, on Thursday, January 24, 2013, at the age of eighty-one. Best friend and beloved husband of Judy Malumed for fifty-eight years. Son of the late Jack and the late Sonia Rapoport. Devoted father and father-in-law of Richard and Josi (Bell), Marla and Philip (Goldsmith), Brian and Felicia (Cohen), Mike and Nadia (Marcheterre). Cherished grandfather of Samantha, and Carley Rapoport; Joshua, and Matthew Goldsmith. Brother and brother-in-law of Betty and the late Sol Lubin, Shirley and the late Ralph Rapoport, Merka and Ernest Weiss; and brother-in-law of Albert Malumed and Jacqui Morris, and the late Ronald Malumed. He will be sadly missed by his many nieces, nephews, family and friends. The family would like to thank his caregivers Sally and Marjorie, as well as the doctors, nurses and staff of 8 NW and, with particular gratitude, to the Dialysis Department of the Jewish General Hospital. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean-Talon St. W., on Sunday, January 27 at 12:15 p.m. Burial at Beth Ora Section, Kehal Israel Cemetery, D.D.O. Shiva at his home, Sunday through Thursday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., and Friday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Donations in his memory may be made to the “Abraham Rapoport Memorial Fund for the Dialysis Unit” c/o the Jewish General Hospital Foundation, (514) 340-8251, or to Congregation Beth Ora (514) 748-6559.
KLEINMAN, George. In his ninety-first year on Friday February 1, 2013. Beloved husband of the late Esther. Loving father and father-in-law of Gloria and Paul Szlezinger. Father of Ernest (Catherine). Cherished Zaidie of Brant, Jeremy and Joanna Michaels; Joshua, and Shirley Szlezinger; Melissa, Joshua, and Rosa Kleinman. Proud great-grandfather of Zara and Karter. Predeceased by his brother who perished in the Holocaust. George will be sadly missed by his family, good friends, and all who knew him. The family would like to thank the wonderful staff of the Steger Residence and of the Dialysis Unit at the Jewish General Hospital for their exceptional care and compassion. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Sunday, February 3, at 11:30 a.m. Burial at the Farband Labour Zionist Organization Cemetery, de la Savane. Shiva at 2450 Thimens Blvd., 5th floor Solarium. Donations in his memory may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, (514) 938-4515.
Hersz (Harry) Lieberman
LIEBERMAN, Hersz (Harry). On Thursday, January 31, 2013. Cherished husband of the late Bernice Fries for fifty-five years. Most beloved father and father-in-law of Harvey and Lillie, David and Susan, and Rochelle. Loving Zaidie of Joel, Laura, Daniel, Jesse, and Stephanie. Hersz will be forever remembered by his family for his care, love, humour, and continuous providing. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Sunday, February 3, at 10:45 a.m. Burial at the Beit Abraham Congregation Section, Kehal Israel Cemetery, D.D.O. Shiva at 92 Roxton Crescent, commencing Sunday evening.
SABLOFF, Leonard I. Peacefully, on Thursday, January 31, 2013 at the age of seventy-five. Son of the late Maurice and the late Bea Sabloff. He leaves behind his loving wife Libby Schwartz, his cherished sons and daughters-in-law Mitchell and Rena (Kimia), Bradley and Audrey (Fersten), Matthew and Kelly (Morrice), his precious grandchildren Tara, Kayla, Oliver, Ava, Malkam, Bryce, Cooper, Darcy, Avery, and Chase; and his sister Patricia (Irma) Schecter. He was a devoted family man who will be deeply missed by all. The family would like to thank all of his dedicated doctors at the Montreal General Hospital. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Sunday, February 3, at 12:15. Burial at the Hebrew Sick Benefit Association Cemetery, de la Savane. Shiva at 84 Dephoure, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. daily. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Montreal General Hospiatl Foundation, (514) 934-8230, or to the charity of your choice.
HENNICK, Nathan - On Thursday January 31, 2013 at Mt. Sinai Hospital, Toronto. Nat Hennick, beloved husband of the late Irene Hennick, and partner of Elsie Bearg. Loving father and father-in-law of Susan and the late Brian Hennick, Paul and Janet, Richard and Iris, David and Karrie, and Andrea and Brad. Devoted grandfather of Wyley, Harrison, Blaire, Jennifer and Michael, Kimberley and Daniel, Alex, Jordan, Matthew, Adam, Justin, Tyler, Madison and Colin, Brittny, Kayla, Sierra, and Molly. Devoted great- grandfather of Madeline, Lukas, Cole, and Olivia. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Ave. W. (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Sunday, February 3rd at 11:30am. Interment in Beth Tzedec Memorial Park. Shiva at 90 Munro Blvd. in Toronto. Shiva in Montreal on Thursday at the home of Richard and Iris. Memorial donations may be made to the Nathan and Irene Hennick Memorial Fund c/o Mt. Sinai Hospital Foundation at 416-586-8203.
NUSBAUM, Dora (née Ferszt). Peacefully after a long illness, on Saturday, January 19, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Isaac. Devoted mother and mother-in-law of Esther Nusbaum Sherret and Daniel Sherret, Lili and Arnie Yesovitch. Adored ‘Bubbie Dora’ of Rosie Yesovitch and Sam Stone, Samara Yesovitch and fiancé Karl Leblanc. Dear sister of the late Bronca. Loving aunt of Willy Grzywacz (Cathy) and the late Francine Grzywacz, and Sima Grzywacz. Great-aunt of Kelly and Josh Kahane, and Warren Grzywacz. The family would like to thank the staff of 3C Hope Pavilion at the Jewish Eldercare Centre for helping make Dora’s last years as comfortable as possible and giving Dora the dignity she deserved. Special thanks to Fredella for her love and humour. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Monday, January 21 at 12 noon. Burial at the Zaglembie Society Section, Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Duvernay. 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 Jewish Hospital of Hope Eldercare Foundation, (514) 738-4500 ext.: 2124. Dora never wore black. Please honour her memory by wearing colour to the service.
PONAK, Paul. Peacefully, on Thursday, January 31, 2013. Beloved husband of Freda Borenstein for sixty-five years. Devoted father and father-in-law of Irwin and Celyne, Linda and Elliott Gillman. Cherished Grandpa of Chad and Elizabeth, Adam, Erin and Sean, Lucas and Vanessa, and Allie. Proud great-grandfather of seven great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his siblings Hymie, and Sam Ponak. Paul will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Sunday, February 3 at 1:00 p.m. Burial at Dominion Hebrew Cemetery, de la Savane. Shiva at his son’s home from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. daily. Donations in his memory may be made to the charity of your choice.
MIHALY, Yanka (née Stern). On Wednesday, January 30, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Bela. Devoted mother of Solomon, and Yigal. Cherished grandmother of Jody and Suzie, Amanda and Stephane. Proud great-grandmother of Brooklyn. Predeceased by her eight brothers and sisters. She will be lovingly remembered by family and friends. Special thanks to the 3rd floor staff at Maimonides Geriatric Centre for their care and compassion. Graveside service on Sunday, February 3 at 10:30 a.m. at the Memorial Park Cemetery (A2), de la Savane. Arrangements entrusted to Paperman & Sons.