HOLZER, Miriam (née Bloom). Peacefully, on Friday, February 1, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Robert. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Richard and Bridgit, Elliot and Ellen, Linda and Rudy. Cherished grandmother of Lori and Howie, Robert, Elana, Roberta and John, Neil and Liz. Proud great-grandmother of Carly, Ella, Lyla, Ben, Sebastian, and D.J. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Victor and Maxine, Yehuda and Erica, Amnon and Rona, Shalom and Roslyn, David and Beverly, Corrine and the late Zev Bloom. Miriam will be greatly missed by Trudy Holzer, Helen and Werner Mier, her nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean-Talon St. W., on Monday, February 4 at 10:00 a.m. Burial at the Memorial Park Cemetery (A1), de la Savane. Shiva at the Waldorf, 7400 Cote-St-Luc Road, ending Tuesday evening. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Montreal Association for the Blind, (514) 488-0043, ext. 1404.
RUBY, Fay (née Gilbert). Peacefully, on Friday, February 1, 2013 at the age of ninety-four. Mother and mother-in-law of Dr. Lorne and Marie Ruby, and Gary Ruby. Grandmother of Maia and A.J. Clemmons. Great-grandmother of Alecxander, and Damian. Predeceased by her brother George and sister Belle. She will be lovingly remembered by her family and friends. Special thanks to the staff at Place Kensington, and to her dear friends in the Art History Group. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean-Talon St. W., on Tuesday, February 5 at 12:00 p.m. Burial at the Congregation Shaar Hashomayim Cemetery, 1250 chemin de la Forêt. Shiva to be announced. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Congregation Shaar Hashomayim, (514) 937-9471.
Peacefully, at the Mount Sinai Hospital, on Sunday, February 3, 2013. Beloved daughter of the late Abe and the late Annie Roth. Dear cousin of Norman Pless. Marilyn will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. Special thanks to the caring staff and management of Mount Sinai Hospital for their care, kindness and devotion for many years. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Wednesday, February 6 at 12 noon. Burial at the Shomrim Laboker Congregation Cemetery, Beth Hamedrash Hagadol Section, de la Savane. Donations in Marilyn’s memory may be made to Mount Sinai Hospital Auxiliary, (514) 369-2222 ext.: 1334.
CLAMAN, Abraham. It is with profound regret that we announce the passing of Abraham Moses Claman on Sunday, February 24, 2013 in Toronto, after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s. Beloved husband of the late Mary, who passed away last May. Loving father and father-in-law of Brian and Caroline, Mark and Jewel, Catherine and Carlos. Cherished grandfather of Ciara, Danny; Kelly (Jonathan), Rebecca; Zachary, and Zoe. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Peter and Rene Claman of Halifax; and brother-in-law of Peter and the late Susan Reich. Uncle of Dayna, Sandra and Edwina. Abraham will be sadly missed by his loving family, and by his many friends. Special thanks to his caregivers Gerlie, K.C., and Lisa, who took care of him day and night during his last year, as well as to Thelma, and Joy, who took care of him in Montreal and loved him like he was their father. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Wednesday, February 27, at 1:00 p.m. Burial at Chevra Shaas Congregation Cemetery, de la Savane. Donations in his memory may be made to the charity of choice.
SZAJNFARBER, Hersz (Harry Shainfarber). Peacefully on Sunday, February 24, 2013, in Toronto, at the age of ninety-three. Beloved husband of Chana (Angie) Heller. Devoted father and father-in-law of Lily and John Cox, Molly Shainfarber and Philip Gold. Adored Zaidie of Zachary, and Jordana Cox; David, and Riva Gold. Predeceased by seven siblings who perished in the Holocaust. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Rywka and the late Chaim Usher Szajnfarber, the late Brucha and the late Louis Rozanski, the late Chaya and the late Abraham Majerfeld. Uncle of Eddie and Judy Majerfeld, Mordechai and Bonnie Rozanski, Dora and Saul Edelstein, and Selik Shainfarber and Evelyn Cooperstein. Hersz will be sadly missed by all of his relatives and friends. The family would like to thank Marjorie for her incredible care for both Hersz and Angie. Special thanks to the wonderful team at North York General Hospital, and to the staff at Thorne Mill on Steeles for their support. Graveside service on Wednesday, February 27, at 10:30 a.m. at the Montreal Workers’ Circle Association Cemetery, de la Savane.
PERLMAN, Martin. On Sunday, February 24, 2013. Loving husband of Shirley. Very devoted father of Sheree (Shaindy), and Harry. Proud and cherished Grandpa of Alex. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Allan and Patsy; and brother-in-law of Ester and Joseph Tenenhouse. Special uncle of Dena and Michael, Alan and Rachel, Issy, Howard, and Ilana. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Wednesday, February 27 at 12:00 p.m. Burial at the Beit Abraham Congregation section, Kehal Israel Cemetery, D.D.O. Shiva at his home. Donations in his memory may be made to the charity of your choice.
Fay Yellin Silver (Nee Segal)
YELLIN-SILVER, Fay (née Segal). Peacefully, on Monday, February 25, 2013, in her one-hundredth year. Beloved wife of the late Louis Silver and the late Sol Yellin. Devoted mother and mother-in-law of Marilyn and Alan Neuman of Florida, Sheila and the late Sheldon Gross, Ben and Dawn Yellin of California. Cherished grandmother of Joel and Helen, Sharyn and Rick, Andrea, Mitchell, Deborah and Mark, Dustin, Alexandra, and Haley. Proud great-grandmother of eight great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her siblings and their spouses. Fay will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean-Talon St. W., on Thursday, February 28 at 1:00 p.m. Burial at the Hebrew Sick Benefit Association Cemetery, de la Savane. Shiva private from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. daily. Donations in Fay’s memory may be made to the charity of your choice.
Aron Harold Wolofsky
1923 – 2013. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Aron Harold Wolofsky on Sunday, February 17, 2013, in his ninetieth year. Beloved husband of Ruth Shultz for over sixty years. Amazing father and father-in-law of Stan Wolofsky and Ewa Dezsynski, Edward and Maydie Wolofsky. Treasured grandfather of Kayla and Samara; Corey and Elisabeth, Jason, and Robbie. Son of the late Zelig and late Brucha Wolofsky. Brother and brother-in-law of Sylvia and the late Morris Wolofsky, the late Sol and late Freda Wolofsky, and brother-in-law of the late Sheila and late Zavie Miller. We will greatly miss his smile, gentleness, love, humour, wit and his many talents. Always a captain of his ship, he brought out the best in all of us. Special thanks to the 4th floor staff at Julius Richardson, the entire Emergency Department at the Jewish General Hospital, and all of his dedicated physicians. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Wednesday, February 20 at 1:00 p.m. Burial at the Beth-El Congregation Section, Eternal Gardens Cemetery, Beaconsfield. Shiva at his son’s home. Contributions in his memory may be made to the “Aron Harold Wolofsky Memorial Fund” c/o the Jewish General Hospital Foundation, (514) 340-8251.
FREEMAN, Freda (nee Meakins). Peacefully, on Monday, February 18, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Sydney. Devoted mother and mother-in-law of Judy and the late Saul Cooner, Johnny and Phyllis Freeman of Toronto. Cherished Bubbie of Adelle and Norman Levine, Stacey Freeman, Cara and Jordan Fiksenbaum of Las Vegas. Proud ‘Bubbie-Bubbie Freda’ of Zoey, Jordyn, Sydney, Dylan, Holden and Carson. Predeceased by her siblings and their spouses, Alice and Zussman Boxer, Bennie and Emily Meakins, Bessie and Andre Clue, Rose and Abie Goldberg,Claire and Al Meakins. Sister-in-law of Peter and the late Goldie, Ida and the late Solly, the late Annie and the late Dave Freedman, the late Harry and the late Eve, the late Bea and the late Harry Fried, the late Ray and the late Abie Rosenberg, the late Abie and the late Dora Freeman. Freda will be sadly missed by her nieces, nephews, family and friends. The family would like to thank Olga, Roslyn, Maria Luisa, and Mark of the Jewish Eldercare Centre. Special thanks to Lenore and Anne for their exceptional care, kindness and devotion. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Wednesday, February 20 at 12 noon. Burial at the Hebrew Sick Benefit Association Cemetery, de la Savane. Shiva at her daughter’s home, after 1 p.m. daily. Contributions in Freda’s memory may be made to the Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors, (514) 343-3529 ext.: 7373.
SILVERMAN, Stephen. Peacefully, on Monday, February 18, 2013. Beloved husband of the late Sally. Devoted father and father-in-law of Marlene and Ben Mahlab, Ron Silverman and Naomi Pearl, Deboragh Weberg and William Ayling. Cherished Poppa of Amie, and Sarah Mahlab. Dear brother of the late Seymour and the late Irving Silverman. Stephen will be sadly missed by Shirley Greenfield, family, and all who knew him. Special thanks to Regina, and especially to Lucy, for their care, kindness and devotion. Graveside service on Thursday, February 21 at 2:00 p.m., at the Beth-El Congregation Section, Eternal Gardens Cemetery, Beaconsfield. Shiva private, ending Thursday evening. Donations in his memory may be made to the charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to Paperman & Sons.
Wendy Chesick Fibert
Peacefully, after a courageous battle in Sweden on February 19, 2013. Cherished daughter of Selma and the late Bill Chesick, loving mother of Jennifer and Adam, adored sister of Ronny (Ginette) and Lori. Wendy will be sadly missed by her nieces and nephews; Sandra (Leigh), Eric (Florence) and Natalie Chechik, Kimberly, Jesse and Michelle Morein, as well as her aunts and uncle; Anne and Syd Chesick, Dorothy and the late Lionel Chechik, Ada and the late Stan Tarnofsky. Wendy also leaves behind Dan Fibert who was so caring and dedicated, her devoted extended Swedish family, cousins, and friends in both Montreal and Sweden. Funeral service and burial will be in Sweden on Tuesday, February 26, 2013. Shiva in Montreal will be at her mother’s home Tuesday (Feb.26) to Thursday, from 2-4 and 7-9 and Friday from 2-4. Contributions in Wendy’s memory may be made to the charity of your choice.