Marvyn Sydney Kussner
KUSSNER, Marvyn Sydney. Peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 in his eighty-fourth year. Beloved and devoted husband of Sheila Golden for sixty years. Adored father and father-in-law of Janice, Joanne and John Leopold. Cherished grandfather of Justin and Carolyn Leopold. Predeceased by his sisters Jeanne Packer, Gladys Castle and Mavis Solloway. Dear brother-in-law of Harvey Castle. The family is deeply indebted to Doctors Rubin Becker, James and Jimmie Holland, Mostafa Elhilali, Armen Aprikian, Allan Sniderman, and Bernard Lapointe for their outstanding care and devotion. Heartfelt thanks and appreciation to Gina, Merma, Batty, Lena and Andreas, and Barbara. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Friday, June 7, at 1:00 p.m. Burial at Congregation Shaar Hashomayim Cemetery, 1250 Chemin de la Forêt. Shiva private at his home. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the “Marvyn Kussner ProCure Memorial Fund”, (514) 341-3000, or to the “Sheila and Marvyn Kussner Endowment Fund for Hope and Cope”, (514) 340-8251. Marvyn will be deeply missed and forever loved.
GREENBERG, Clara (née Melamed). On Monday, May 27, 2013 in her ninety-third year. Beloved wife of the late Barry. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Elaine and the late Abe Stahl, Stanley and Roz Schultz, Sandra and Bernie Leibov, Steve and Renée Schultz, Alan and Linda Greenberg. Cherished Bubbie of Sheri and Allan, Wendy and Sheldon, Rhonda and Elvin, Barbara and Ed, Howie and Angela, Pam and David, Cindy and Andrew, Andrea, Warren and Lisa, Alana and Justin. Proud great-grandmother of Samantha and Adam, Jeffrey, Hailey, Amanda, Michael, Jessica, Brittany, Ashely, Ryan, Stuart, Julie, Bradley, Abby, and Mason. Great-great-grandmother of Jayden. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Sam and Paula Melamed, the late Lou and the late Lily Melamed; and sister-in-law of the late Mort and the late Lillian Greenberg. She will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Special thanks to her caregivers Ali, Wendy, Comfort, Marissa, and Elizabeth, to all the staff at the Solomon Residence, and to the doctors, nurses, and staff of 6 NW at the Jewish General Hospital. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean-Talon St. W., on Thursday, May 30 at 1:15 p.m. Burial at the North End Wilkomirer Cemetery, de la Savane. Shiva at 125 Wilson, D.D.O., from 2:00 to 5:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. daily. Donations in her memory may be made to the “Jack Malamud Memorial Fund” c/o the Rabbinical College of Quebec, (514) 344-0358.
AFILALO, Georgette (née Chocron). On Friday, May 31, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Henri. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Armand and Raisa, Dr. Marc and Marie-Elaine, Rabbi Raphaël and Simona, Sonia and Dr. Scott, Kathy and Judah. Adored grandmother of Dr. Jonathan, Stéphanie, Miriam, Melissa, Leah, Samy, Deborah, David, and Samantha. Proud great-grandmother of many great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Ilane, Choulamith, Frehita, Esther, Viviane, Victoria, Moïse, and Lison. Sincere appreciation to Doctors J. Raffoul and A. Guttman, and to the staff of the Emergency Department and 6 W at the Jewish General Hospital. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean-Talon St. W., on Sunday, June 2 at 1:00 p.m. Burial at the Memorial Park Cemetery, de la Savane. Shiva at her home, 1500 Todd, # 406, V.S.L., prayers at 7:00 p.m. at the Petah Tikvah Synagogue.
Yako Jak Mizrahis
MIZRAHIS, Yako Jak. Suddenly, on Monday, June 10, 2013. Beloved husband of Ceni. Devoted father and father-in-law of Tina and Alain Harari, David and Gail Mizrahi. Cherished Grand-Père of Michael and fiancée Emilie, and Amanda Harari; Daniel Jake, Samantha, and Jason Mizrahi. Dear brother of the late Berta Ozromano. Jak will be sadly missed by his nephews in Turkey, and by his family and friends. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Wednesday, June 12 at 11:00 a.m. Burial at the Beit Abraham Congregation Section, Kehal Israel Cemetery, D.D.O. Shiva 6575 Kildare Road, # 206, commencing at 2:00 p.m. daily. Donations in his memory may be made to the MADA Community Centre, (514) 342-4696.
JUDAH, Isaac Judah. Peacefully, with a smile on Tuesday, May 28, 2013. Born in Bombay, India on January 3, 1941 into a loving family within the Bene Israel Community, he immigrated to Canada in 1968, and realized his dream of making ‘aliyah’ and becoming a citizen of Israel in 2000. Beloved father of Ilana and Yigal (Anana). Exceptional ‘Saba’ to Lara and Rohan, who will miss him very much. Dear brother of David Ashton, Avraham Yehuda, the late Rachel Charikar, and the late Rivka Kalderon. Devoted son of the late Judah Isaac Judah and the late Elizabeth Abraham. Wonderful uncle and cousin to family around the world. Cherished friend and advisor to many of all ages and walks of life. We are extremely grateful to Dr. Sarit Assouline, Naomi Kogan, and all the staff from the Hematology Oncology unit and 7NW at the Jewish General Hospital who provided exceptional treatment and care. Special thanks to the staff at the Mount Sinai Hospital for their compassion. Finally, the family would like to recognize the outstanding work of Issac's caregiver Lydia Ansah-Aou, who became a friend to him over this past year. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Sunday, June 2 at 10 a.m. Burial at the Back River Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Berri St. Shiva private. Donations in his memory may be made to the Hematology Research Fund c/o the Jewish General Hospital Foundation, (514) 340-8251, or to the "Issac Judah Tree Bank" c/o the Jewish National Fund of Canada, (514) 934-0313.
ABRAMOVITCH, Sydney. On Tuesday, May 14, 2013 in his eighty-sixth year. Husband of Connie Abramovitch. Father and father-in-law of Murray and Marie (Krampac), Deborah and Ron Newhook. Grandfather of Evan, Ryan, and Casey Abramovitch; Dale, and Robyn Newhook. Brother and brother-in-law of Gerry and the late Edie, the late Rae and the late Issie Levine and the late Mac Guttman, the late Edith and the late Jack Kravitz, the late Martha and the late Dave Resnick, the late Florie and the late Abe Green, the late Jackie and the late Susie; and brother-in-law of Ruth and Leon Katz. Survived by his many nieces and nephews. A special thank you to all the wonderfully dedicated and exceptional staff of 4 NW at the Jewish General Hospital. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Friday, May 17 at 12:15 p.m. Burial at the Beit Abraham Congregation Section, Kehal Israel Cemetery, D.D.O. Shiva at his home through Tuesday evening. Contributions in his memory may be made to “the Sydney Abramovitch Memorial Fund for the Stroke Team” c/o the Jewish General Hospital Foundation, (514) 340-8251.
SHUGAR, Anne (née Sirota). June 4, 1919 – May 28, 2013. Just shy of her ninety-fourth birthday, with wonderful moments of final goodbyes with loving family from across Canada and the U.S.A. Visits were made in person, by telephone, Skype, letter, photograph and video with her children Dick (Judy), Donna (Ken), Bill (Fortunée); grandchildren Robin, Daniel, Erica, Laura, Johanna, and Davis; sister Evelyn Cherniak, brother-in-law Dr. Morris Cherniak; with her nieces, nephews and sister-in-law Myra. She received particular joy from her great-grandchildren Maddie, Josh, and baby Ansel. Anne was predeceased by her beloved soul mate Joe, and by her devoted brother Laizer Sirota. Anne valued the cultivation of intellect through education and appreciation of arts and culture. She was a McGill graduate in the 1940’s and again thirty years later when she received her Master’s degree in Special Education. She encouraged and assisted her children and her grandchildren with their own pursuits of higher education. Special thanks to Doreen Friedman of Place Kensington for her spirit and kindness. Graveside service on Thursday, May 30 at 1:00 pm, at the Hebrew Sick Benefit Association Cemetery, de la Savane. A celebration of Anne’s life will immediately follow the service, in the social room of 6005 Cavendish Blvd. Shiva at Evelyn’s home. Contributions in Anne’s memory may be made to the charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to Paperman & Sons.
With great courage and dignity, On Tuesday, June 18, 2013. An exceptional man, he leaves behind a beautiful extended family: Sary Wizman, Lee, Joey, Simon, Sam, Noah, Mitch and Lauren, Jarred, Joanna, and Louis. The family would like to thank all the doctors, nurses and staff of the Jewish General Hospital, as well as his caregivers for their humanity and compassion. Special thanks to Rabbi Itchy Treitel and Rabbi Moishe New. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Wednesday, June 19 at 12 noon. Burial at the Shomrim Laboker Congregation Cemetery, de la Savane. Shiva from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. daily, address to be announced. In lieu of gifts or flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the “Ephraim (Fred) Berdugo Memorial Fund for Hope & Cope” c/o the Jewish General Hospital Foundation, (514) 340-8251.
SHETZEN, Anne (née Lighter). Peacefully, on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at the Jewish General Hospital. Beloved wife of the late Lou Shetzen, loving mother and mother-in-law of Ted and Sindy, and grandmother of Ariel; sister and sister-in-law of Saul and Pearl Lighter, Gertrude and the late Louis Lighter. She will be missed by her nieces and nephews and their families. Anne’s family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff at the Manoir Montefiore for their excellent care, as well as to the staff of 6 North at the Jewish General Hospital. Graveside service on Thursday, June 20 at 10:00 a.m. at the Shaare Zion Congregation Section, Eternal Gardens Cemetery, Beaconsfield. Arrangements entrusted to Paperman & Sons.
LAZAR, Helen. Peacefully, in her ninetieth year, on Monday, June 17, 2013. Devoted daughter of the late, ever-affable Morris and the late, straight-talking Fanny (née Moscovitch). Helen is survived by cousins Naomi Paget of Lighthouse Point, Florida, Barbara Stern and Martin Eidinger of Montreal. She was pre-deceased by six months by cousin Dr. Stanley Eidinger of Toronto. Keenly intelligent, curious and disciplined, Helen graduated from McGill University in 1943 with a Bachelor of Arts. Following an exemplary and satisfying thirty-year career at Domtar, she enjoyed a contemplative life, reading widely and delighting in frequent excursions to the movies with her close friend, Elizabeth Merson Ostro. In her later years, Helen was supported and sustained by the abiding loyalty and comradeship of Zilda Frade. Genuine and compassionate, a gracious listener with a gentle sense of humour, Helen was nonetheless quick to repudiate suggestions that she had led a blameless life. During the Second World War, she recalled, she and a friend headed out to the Outremont Theatre to catch the latest film; her younger cousin, Martin, trailed along. Helen and her companion possessed the obligatory registration cards proving that they were sixteen; Martin was only twelve. A passionate cinephile, Helen was compelled to select the movie over Martin, who lingered outside the theatre, weeping, for two hours. Martin milked the story of this traumatic childhood episode for decades. Nodding, Helen would acknowledge: “It was my only sin.” Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean-Talon St. W., on Wednesday, June 19 at 10:00 a.m. Burial at the Independent Hebrew Cemetery, de la Savane.
ALT, David (Dudi). After a lengthy illness courageously fought on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 in his ninety-first year. Beloved husband of Shifra Salzer for twenty-six years, and the late Shoshana Muller. Loving father and father-in-law of Thomas and Norma Jean. Predeceased by his siblings and their spouses, Rozsi and Ignac, Bela and Bozsi, Manci and Daniel, Szeren and Erno, Joli and Sanyi, Mano and Hannah, and Miklos. Dear brother-in-law of Hela Alt of Montreal, and Avigdor and Yehudit Salzer, Nili and the late Jacob Salzer all of Israel. He will be sadly mourned and fondly remembered by his nephews, nieces, family and friends in Canada and abroad. Special thanks to Doctors Richard Sheppard and Caroline Michel, the nurses and staff of the Heart Function Clinic and 6 North at the Jewish General Hospital for their humanity and compassion. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Thursday, June 20 at 3:15 p.m. Burial at the Baron de Hirsch Cemetery, de la Savane. Shiva at 6500 Mackle Rd., C.S.L. Contributions in his memory may be made to the “David Dezso Alt Memorial Fund for the Heart Function Clinic” c/o the Jewish General Hospital Foundation, (514) 340-8251.