ROSENBLATT, Henry. Peacefully at home, on Wednesday, February 20, 2013, in his ninety-third year. Beloved husband of Mira for sixty-six years. Loving father and father-in-law of Dr. Bernard and Abigail, Marvin and Maxine. Cherished Zaidie of Shelley and Bruce Badner, Jason and Rachel Rosenblatt, Lisa and Andy Gross; Avi and Esthie, Elie and Elisheva, Stefanie and Josh Rosenblatt. Proud great-grandfather of many great-grandchildren. Dear brother of the late Natan, and the late Ruth. Predeceased by siblings and family, who perished in the Holocaust. Special thanks to his wonderful caregivers. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends, and all who knew him. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Friday, February 22, at 11:00 a.m. Burial at Adath Israel Anshei Ozeroff Poale Zedek Congregation Cemetery, de la Savane. The family will be accepting visitors for Shiva beginning on Monday evening at 7:00 p.m., at 8 Albion Rd., Hampstead. In lieu of gifts or flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Jewish National Fund, (514) 934-0313.
COHEN, Alex. Peacefully, on Sunday, February 24, 2013. Beloved husband of the late Anne Nachfolger. Loving father and father-in-law of Dr. Avrahm and Paula Cohen (Memphis, TN), Peggi Cohen and Dr. Mark Rabinovitch, Rena Cohen and Rick Parnell (Richmond, B.C.). Fun-loving and proud grandfather of Arielle (Rabinovitch) and Yaakov Roth, Robert Rabinovitch, Ava Rachael and Theo Cohen, Nash and Hart Parnell. Thrilled about his new title as great-grandfather to Samson. Predeceased by his siblings and their spouses: Mildred and Sidney Collier, Bella Brown, Eva Halpern, Celia Cohen; as well as by his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Rae and Joe Freder, Sam Nachfolger, Dorothy Nachfolger, Dolly and Natie Nachfolger, Meyer and Reva Nachfolger, Harry and Mary Novolker, and Molly Zemelman. Fulsome gratitude to the caring staff on 5 South at Maimonides and to his tireless and loving caregivers, Grace Asibuo, Ivy Johnson and Albert Weiner. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Tuesday, February 26, at 1:00 p.m. Burial at the Dominion Hebrew Cemetery, de la Savane. Shiva at Peggi and Mark’s home from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. daily. Donations in Alex’s memory may be made to the “Anne and Alex Cohen Foundation” c/o the Jewish Community Foundation, (514) 345-2645 ext. 3305.
HADIDA, Marie (née Cohen). Peacefully, on Monday, February 25, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Haim. Loving Maman and mother-in-law of Jacques Hadida and Annie Harrar, Esther and Elie Sotto, Betty and Ed Rosenthal, Evelyne and Sid Singer, Henri and Rebecca Hadida, and Linda Hadida. Cherished Mamie of Corinne, Dan, Jonathan, Valerie, Stephane, Eric, Richard, Melanie, Amanda and Joseph. Proud great-grandmother to nine. Dear sister of Messodi Zafrani. Loved by her many nieces, nephews, and friends. Special thanks to Dr. Zigby, Dr. Zigman, Dr. Hackett and the Palliative Care team at the Jewish General Hospital. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean-Talon St. W., on Tuesday, February 26 at 11:00 a.m. Burial at the B’nai Brith section, Kehal Israel Cemetery, D.D.O. Shiva at 2295 Modugno, St. Laurent; evening services at 6:30 p.m. at the Petah Tikvah Synagogue, 2650 St. Louis, St. Laurent.
Ruta Westreich Rotenberg
WESTREICH-ROTENBERG, Ruta. Peacefully at home among family on Monday, February 25, 2013. Beloved wife of Herman Rotenberg. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Daniel Westreich and Dyanoosh Youssefi, Philippe and Monique Westreich. Dear Bubbie of Sipora, Ramona, Ariella, and Noah. Daughter of the late Felicja and the late Oskar. She will be missed by her sister-in-law and brother-in-law Sonja and Zvi Langburt, by Jeffrey, David, and Adam Rotenberg, and by her nieces and nephews. Ruta came to Canada from Poland via France and helped many people in several languages, including English, French, Polish, Yiddish and Russian, as a therapist, teacher, mentor and colleague during her career as a psychologist and professor at the Jewish General Hospital’s Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry and McGill University. Heartfelt gratitude to the nurses and staff at CLSC Rene-Cassin and Mount Sinai Hospital, the VON nurses, and to our friend Dr. Raisa Sheftel, whose assistance and support were invaluable during her final days. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean-Talon St. W., on Thursday, February 28 at 2:00 p.m. Burial at the Montreal Workers’ Circle Association Cemetery, de la Savane. Shiva at her home from 11:00 to 4:00, and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. daily. Donations in Ruta’s memory may be made to the Jewish General Hospital Foundation, (514) 340-8251.
CUKIER, Wanda (née Schaechter). July 21, 1919 - February 25, 2013 Peacefully, at home, on Monday February 25th, 2013, surrounded by loving family and friends. Predeceased by her beloved husband of 62 years , Jacob(Jurek) Cukier. Wanda will be missed by her extensive family - Carmela and Michael Mindel, Danny Mindel and Marie Andrée Gauthier and their sons Joshua and Noah Mindel; Ali Mindel and Ron Roza and their daughters Lily and Ava, Wanda's son Michael Cukier and Renata Hochelber, and by Michael's children - Omri Cukier, Tony Cukier and Daniele Nascimento, Gigi Cukier and Jay Sala, and their three boys Yuri, Arthur and Link, and by Gabriel Cukier as well as by Wanda's son Rony Cukier and Mimi Cukier and their children Olivia Cukier, Max Cukier, Ashley Cukier and Sasha Cukier; and by Wanda's daughter Leora Cukier and her daughter Mattie Cukier Guttman, and by her daughters-in-law, Jenny Cukier, and Isabel Poletti. Wanda's family was extremely close and supportive. Wanda was born in Vienna, on July 21st, 1919, where her father Jancu Shaechter was studying engineering. After his studies, the family moved back to their home town of Itcani, a suburb of Suceava in the region of Bukovina....in northeastern Romania. Wanda grew up in a rural setting and did her elementary schooling in Buzau, and then the family moved to Bucurest, the capital. Wanda had a suitor - a dashing young bachelor - originally from Lodz, Poland. - Jurek Cukier. They enjoyed going for long walks, and taking boat rides on the lovely lake in Cismigiu Park. They married during the war, in Bucurest, between bombing attacks, on April 23rd, 1944. With the situation in Romania becoming more and more perilous for Jews, they managed to escape in 1944 - on board the ship Belasitsa - from Constanta to Istanbul, and then on a sealed train through Turkey - for two weeks through Anatolia into Syria and finally into Palestine. In Palestine, and later in Israel, they had Carmela and Michael....and then later moved to Milano, Italy, where Rony was born. Finally, they came to Montréal in 1957 and Leora was born a few years later. Wanda was the glue that held the far-flung Cukier-Goldstein-Goren-Fromchenko family together. Everyone loved her, admired her and respected her opinion. She was a real Matriarch - caring for her brood and caring as well for her late parents, Anya and Jancu Schaechter in Tel-Aviv. She was very hospitable to all the members of her extended family, especially to her many nephews - who spent years studying in Montreal. They ate many of their meals in her house over their college years. She was also very hospitable to her many friends. Her fabulous chicken soup, her smoked eggplant, her special porcupine cake, brownies and marble cake are still talked about in hushed tones to this day. She would never let you leave her home without you having a piece of cake or a brownie. Wanda was unique.....She has left us - but as she liked to say - "Nothing Dies That Is Remembered" ....and she will always be remembered. Many thanks go out to Dr. Todd McConnell who took such good care of her over the last many years of her life... And much appreciation goes to her caregivers at home - Nancy Alcantara, Melita Alcantara, Jess Magana and Elynne Palabrica. Funeral Service from Paperman and Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Thursday, February 28, at 11:00 a.m. Burial at Temple Emanu-El Beth Shalom Cemetery on Mount-Royal Boulevard. The family will be receiving condolences at 4955 Glencairn on Thursday and Friday. In lieu of gifts or flowers donations in her memory may be made to the “Wanda and Jacob Cukier Memorial Fund” c/o St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation, (514) 734-2694.
Barry Gerald Katz
KATZ, Barry Gerald. After a short and courageous battle, on Tuesday, February 26, 2013. Beloved husband of Gail Mosse. Devoted father of Dylan, and Brandon. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Allan and Rai Katz; brother-in-law of Arlene and Laurie Mosse. Son of the late Norman and the late Frances Katz. Uncle of Adrienne Mosse and Lori Chazonoff, Jillian Mosse and Carl Schlesinger; Amy, and Sari Katz. Nephew of Abe and Mavis Miller, Claire and the late Morris Miller, and the late Harry Miller. Barry will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. Special thanks to the staff of the Palliative Care Unit at the Jewish General Hospital, with particular gratitude to Dr. Harvey Chang, Dr. Bernard Lapointe, and the nurses and caregivers who treated him with love and respect. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Friday, March 1, at 11:00 a.m. Burial at the Beit Abraham Congregation section, Kehal Israel Cemetery, D.D.O. Shiva to be announced. Donations in Barry’s memory may be made to the Segal Cancer Centre, c/o the Jewish General Hospital Foundation, (514) 340-8251.
ELHADAD, Albert. On Wednesday, February 27, 2013. Beloved husband of Rachel. Loving father and father-in-law of Francine and Claude (Lanctot), Marcelle and Steve (Goldenberg), David and Candice, Toby and the late Emile (Benlolo), Sandy, and the late Michel. Cherished “Pappi” of Janice, Erin and Joel, Rachel, Ben, Samantha, Adam, Gaby, Joshua, Jacob, Alex, and Michael. Proud great-grandfather of Isaac. Dear brother of the late Annette (Elie Ifergan). He will be greatly missed by his brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, family and friends. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Thursday, February 28, at 12:00 p.m. Burial at the Communauté Sépharade Unifiée du Québec section, Eternal Gardens Cemetery, Beaconsfield. Shiva at 7029 Windfall Road, C.S.L. In lieu of gifts or flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the “Emile Benlolo Memorial Find” c/o the Jewish Community Foundation, (514) 345-2645, ext. 3305.
CHAIT, Ann (née Kishner). On Tuesday, February 26, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Solly for sixty-eight years. Loving mother of Stanley, and David; and mother-in-law of Judy. Cherished grandmother of Jeffrey, and Stacey. She will be sadly missed by her many nieces, nephews, family and friends. Special thanks to Ylena. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean-Talon St. W., on Sunday, March 3, at 1:30 p.m. Burial at the Beth Israel Section, Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Duvernay.
GLAZER, Harry. At home, on Tuesday, February 26, 2013. Beloved husband of the late Elaine Rohr for fifty-nine years. Devoted father and father-in-law of Francine, Susan and Joel Stern. Loving “Papa” of Amanda, Jacquie, and Jordana. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Bella and the late Louis Rosenbloom, Eleanor and the late Phil Herman, Nathan and the late Claudette Glazer, Nettie and the late Ben Rubin, Henry and Susan Glazer, Phil and Barbara Glazer, Ricky (Rita) and the late Max Glazer, the late David and the late Lily Glazer, the late Allan and the late Lillian Glazer, the late Louis and the late Lylla Gampel, the late Irene and the late Tony Simboli, the late Bennie and the late Shirley Glazer, the late Rhoda and the late Saul Mintz; Elana Goren and the late Larry (Leo) and the late Sylvia Glazer. Brother-in-law of Moishe and Rivella Rohr, Rosalee and the late Martin Rohr. Predeceased by his parents Thomas and Tillie. He will be greatly missed by his loving companion, Barbara Brock, his many nieces and nephews, the Amicis, the Grosses, his co-workers at Glazers Inc. and so many friends. Special thanks to his exceptional caregivers Elvie, M.J, and Lyn, as well as the Palliative Home Care Service of the Jewish General Hospital; Chantal, Dr. Zigby, and Carole and CLSC nurse Marie-Claire. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Sunday, March 3, at 11:00 a.m. Burial at the Hebrew Sick Benefit Association Cemetery, de la Savane. Shiva will take place at 6300 Northcrest Place. In lieu of gifts or flowers, donations in Harry’s memory can be made to The William Brock Fund for Education and Research Into Blood Cancers, send to: A Dayan, Director of Fundraising and Donor Relations, Université de Montréal, C.P. 6128, succursale Centre-Ville, Montréal, Québec, H3C 3J7)
KAUFMAN, Molly (née Gozansky). Peacefully, on Thursday, February 28, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Louis. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Karen, Bram and Susan (Goodman), David and Leanne (Turner). Cherished grandmother of Lindsey, and Kimberley; Noah, and Dylan. Dear sister and sister-in-law of the late Moe and the late Eunice Gozansky, the late Cecil and the late Gertrude Gozansky, the late Rachel and the late Lenny Kirsch, the late Danny Gozansky; sister-in-law of the late Fanny Kaufman, and the late Isadore Kaufman. Molly will be sadly missed by her nieces, nephews, family and all who knew her. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean-Talon St. W., on Monday, March 4 at 12:00 noon. Burial at the Russian Polish Hebrew Cemetery, de la Savane. Shiva private, from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. through Wednesday evening. Donations in her memory may be made to Pulmonary Oncology Research c/o the Jewish General Hospital Foundation, (514) 340-8251, or to Na’amat Canada Inc., (514) 484-0252.