EISENSTAT, Shirley (née Benjamin). Surrounded by her loving family at Hillel Lodge, Ottawa, on Thursday, February 28, 2013. Devoted wife of the late Irving. Loving and devoted mother and mother-in-law of Michael and Deborah, Deborah and Howard Krebs. Cherished Bubbie of Stefanie and Jeff, Liane and Ian, Adam, Geoffrey and Mandy; Jonathan and Meital, Avi, and Naomi. Proud great-grandmother of Rhys, and Emily. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Alta and the late Laurie Mushkat, Helen and the late Gordy Froman, Delphine and the late Sonny Benjamin. Shirley will be sadly missed by her nieces, nephews, family, and all those whose lives she touched. The family would like to thank the staff of 3 West at Hillel Lodge, Ottawa, for their exceptional care and compassion. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean-Talon St. W., on Monday, March 4 at 11:00 a.m. Burial at the Shaare Zedek Congregation Section, Eternal Gardens Cemetery, Beaconsfield. Shiva on Monday at 4670 Grosvenor Ave., Montreal, continuing in Ottawa from 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, through Sunday at 39 Shoreham. Donations in her memory may be made to Hillel Lodge, (613) 728-3900.
Peacefully, on Sunday, January 27, 2013. Beloved father of Jonah, and Elizabeth Anne. Loving brother and brother-in-law of Henry and the late Shirley. Dearest uncle and great-uncle. He will be sadly missed. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Tuesday, January 29 at 12 noon. Burial at the Baron de Hirsch Cemetery, de la Savane. Shiva at his home, from 7 to 9 p.m. daily. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Jewish General Hospital Foundation, (514) 340-8251.
Rene Elissa Kirsch
KIRSCH, Rene Elissa (nee Rutenberg). On Sunday, February 3, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Dr. Archie Kirsch. Loving and devoted mother and mother-in-law of Sharon and Mark Laird. Dear sister and sister-in-law of the late Carol and the late Marvin Silver, and sister-in-law of the late Dr. Edward and the late Alice Kirsch, the late Leonard and the late Florence Kirsch. Cherished cousin of Thelma Geary. Rene will be sadly missed by her family and all who knew her. The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff of the Mount Sinai Hospital and Manoir King David for their exceptional care and compassion. Special thanks to Rene’s wonderful caregivers, Roseanne, Edna, Joy, Shirley, Anne, Vina and Merly, as well as care manager, Peggy Johnson. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Tuesday, February 5 at 10 a.m. Burial at Congregation Shaar Hashomayim Cemetery, 1250 ch. de la Forêt. Shiva at 5555 Trent Ave. #204, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. daily, through Thursday evening. Contributions in Rene’s memory may be made to the Mount Sinai Hospital Auxiliary, (514) 369-2222 ext.: 1334.
LEVINE, Bessie (nee Gordon). 1911 – 2013. Peacefully, at the age of one hundred and one, on Thursday, February 07, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Mike Levine. Special mother and mother-in-law of Joyce and Ken Morrison, Solly (Saul) and Ann, and Steven. Grandmother of Annie and Issam, David and Natalia; Mischa and Marcia, Zachary and Catherine, Jaime and Karin; HannaMei. Great-grandmother of Dov; Alexander and Thomas; Sophie, Jacques, Madeline, and Camille; Leila, and Sebastian. Our memories of her are as of a beautiful young woman, a voracious reader, a politically involved and social idealist, who always espoused fairness and civil rights for all, an advocate for the dispossessed and the challenged, demanding of her children to contribute, and most demanding of herself. Many thanks to all the staff members at the Lev Tov Residence for all of their undivided attention to Bessie. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Sunday, February 10 at 3:15 p.m. Burial at the Beth Ora Congregation Section, Kehal Israel Cemetery, D.D.O. Shiva at her daughter’s home, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. daily, through Wednesday evening. Contributions in her memory may be made to the “Bessie and Mike Levine Memorial Fund” c/o Mount Sinai Hospital Auxiliary, (514) 369-2222 ext.: 1334.
On Thursday, February 7, 2013, at the age of eighty-eight. Beloved husband of Rose Savage for fifty-six years. Devoted father and father-in-law of Mark Rosenzweig and Lynn Normoyle, Cathy Rosenzweig and Mark Bindman, Jay and Renee (Cons) Rosenzweig. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Lillian and the late Dr. Simon Gold, Marion and the late Martin Rosenzweig, and brother-in-law of the late Sonny and the late Ricky Savage. Cherished ‘Papa’ of Laurie Rosenzweig and fiancé John Parker, Steven Rosenzweig and Kelsey Gushue, Renee Rosenzweig; Melanie Bindman and Amanda Bindman; Samantha, Alexandra and Joseph Rosenzweig. Proud great-grandfather of London. Special uncle to all his nieces and nephews. Those who called him ‘friend’ were truly blessed. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Sunday, February 10 at 1:15 p.m. Burial at the Beth Ora Congregation Section, Kehal Israel Cemetery, D.D.O. Shiva at his home. Contributions in Myer’s memory may be made to the Jewish Hospital of Hope Eldercare Foundation, (514) 738-4500 ext.: 2124, or to the Montreal Chapter of Dysautonomia Foundation, (514) 685-0101, or to the charity of your choice.
OSTROWSKI, Riven (Romek). Peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Tuesday, February 5, 2013, in his one hundred and second year. Beloved husband of Pola Rozencweig for sixty-five years. Devoted father and father-in-law of Lenny Osten and Miriam Schuster, Felice and Jeffrey Flegg. Extraordinary grandfather of Ilana Osten and Jason Liss, Matthew Osten; Lindsay Flegg and Jon Michel, Julie Flegg, and Daniel Flegg, all of whom gave him so much love and pleasure. He lived to meet and play with his great-grandson, Jamie Adam Liss. Riven was a Holocaust survivor who loved his family, music, dancing, and nature. Words cannot describe how much appreciation we have for his care giver Julia Hidalgo who made his last few years comfortable and peaceful with her love and encouragement. Heartfelt thanks go to Aida Gozlan, Lily, and Josephine, of Neve Ora who showed him so much love and care over the past few years. Special thanks to the compassionate doctors and staff of 4 North at Maimonides Geriatric Centre. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Thursday, February 7 at 11 a.m. Burial at the Montreal Workers’ Circle Cemetery, de la Savane. Shiva at his son’s home. Contributions in his memory may be made to the “Riven Ostrowski Memorial Fund” c/o Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre, (514) 345-2605. “Rest in peace Dad. We will miss you.”
WENER, Solly. 1920 – 2013. It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of a great man on Wednesday, February 6, 2013. Solly lived with a zest larger than life. Beloved husband of the late Molly. Cherished father and father-in-law of Marlene Schwartz, Heather and Alan Brooks. Adored ‘Pépé’ of Lori Schwartz, Marissa and Joshua Brooks. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Fred and Sondra Wener, the late Louis and the late Isabel Wener, the late Lillie and the late Sam Shiff, the late Rose and the late Lou Mindel. He will be sadly missed by his many nieces and nephews. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Friday, February 8 at 12 noon. Burial at the Shomrim Laboker Congregation Cemetery, Tifereth Israel Section, de la Savane. Solly will remain forever in our prayers, thoughts and hearts.
Teresa (Terri) Weinman Solomon
WEINMAN–SOLOMON, Teresa (Terri) (née Kaffko). Peacefully, on Thursday, February 7, 2013, at the age of sixty-nine. Beloved wife of the late Norman Weinman and the late Dr. Morris Solomon. Devoted and loving mother and mother-in-law of Allan Weinman and Graham Barr of Ottawa, Robert and Karen Weinman of New York. Cherished grandma of Ryan and Dylan. Dearest sister and sister-in-law of Phyllis Kaffko and Ali Mchaimeche, Karen Kaffko and David Freeman, Mark Kaffko and Debbie Nifakis, all of Ontario. Terri will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her stepchildren, Shelley and Fabrizio Mosconi, and by her nieces, nephews, family and friends. Special thanks to Jurek Adamuszek and to all her caregivers for their devotion and compassionate care. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Tuesday, February 12 at 1 p.m. Burial at the Baron de Hirsch Cemetery, de la Savane. Shiva Shiva at Manoir Montefiore: 5885 Cavendish Blvd. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Terri’s memory may be made to the charity of your choice.
WALKER, Marvin. Peacefully, on Monday, February 11, 2013. Devoted husband and dear friend of Havie Chinks. Beloved father of Brian, Cory, Joy, and Arthur; and father-in-law of Jane Schneiderman, Howard Podeswa, and Sari Moscowitz. Loving Zeezee of Rachel and Jacob Walker, Samantha Stillar; Yasha Podeswa; Ben, and Daniel Walker. Brother of the late Ethel Axler. Dear brother-in-law of Harold Axler, Judith and Morris Fish, Mattie and Gerri Chinks. He will be fondly remembered by Havie’s son Henry Caplan. Cherished “Pops” of Junior Morrison. Sadly mourned by his family and friends. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Wednesday, February 13, at 1:00 p.m. Burial at the Montefiore Protective Association Cemetery, de la Savane. Shiva at his home. Contributions in his memory may be made to the “Marvin Walker Memorial Fund” c/o the Israel Cancer Research Fund, (514) 481-2723.
FAGEN, Eli. On Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at Southlake Regional Hospital. Beloved husband of the late Sally-Ann. Loving father and father-in-law of Gary and Ema Fagen, Eric Fagen, Robyn and Mark Weinberg. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Ida Williams, Evelyn Goldstein, Eileen and Jeff Fleischer. Devoted grandfather of Scott and Meaghan Weinberg, Alana Weinberg, Sean and Melissa Fagen, Ryan Fagen, Erin Fagen, and Daniel Fagen, great- grandfather of Ethan Fagen. Graveside service on Friday, February 15, at 12:00 p.m. at the Beth Ora Congregation section, Kehal Israel Cemetery, D.D.O. Memorial donations may be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 1-888-473-4636 or to the Southlake Regional Health Centre, 1-877-457- 2036. Arrangements entrusted to Paperman & Sons.
On Tuesday, February 12, 2013 in Miami Beach, Florida. Adored husband of Mary Ann Consolo. Cherished brother of Ronnie, Vivian, and the late Allan. Dear brother-in-law of Jo Ann Consolo and Jay Lichtman, Joseph Consolo and Emiko Hongo, and Sandra Reisler. Beloved son of the late Leah and the late Jack Reisler. He will be dearly missed by his family and many friends. Funeral service on Friday, February 15, at the Levitt-Weinstein Memorial Chapel in West Hollywood, Florida. Shiva will be held in Florida until Monday, and continue in Montreal from Tuesday through Thursday at 4851 Cote St. Luc Rd., #103. Donations in his memory may be made to Na'amat Canada Inc., (514) 484-0252.