TRAGER, Leonard. It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Leonard on Friday, August 30, 2013. Cherished husband and soul mate of Eileen. Devoted father and father-in-law Felicia and Todd Crystal, Elana and Lorne Price, and devoted step-father of Adam Climan and Catherine Lieberman, and Brittany Climan. Adored Zaidie of Ethan, and Paige Crystal. Loving brother and brother-in-law of Sam and Arlene Trager, Ethel and Jack Garfinkle, the late Beatrice and the late Oscar Stein. Special son of the late Ida and the late Morris. Treasured son-in-law of Ida and the late Joe Naiditch. Beloved nephew of Phyllis and Nat Hier. Sadly missed by his nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Sunday, September 1 at 1:00 p.m. Burial at the Shomrim Laboker Congregation Cemetery, de la Savane. Shiva at the Manoir Montefiore, 5885 Cavendish Blvd. from 1:00 to 9:00 p.m. Sunday through Tuesday, and on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. only due to the advent of Rosh Hashanah. Donations in his memory may be made to the Mount Sinai Hospital Auxiliary, (514) 369-2222, ext. 1334.
MAGIL, Doris (née Stein). Peacefully, on Thursday, August 29, 2013 on the eve of her ninety-second birthday. Cherished wife of the late Bill Magil. Beloved mother and mother-in-law of David and Debbie, Richard, and the late Michelle (Carl Goldman). Cherished Bubby of Rachelle, and Ilana Magil; Miriam, and Michael Goldman. Proud great-grandmother of Curtis and Theo. Dear sister-in-law of Helen Mogul. Predeceased by her brothers Mark Stein and Nathan Stein, sister Clara Stein, brothers-in-law Lou Magil and Irving Magil, sisters-in-law Rachel Saxe and Bernice Rosen. A favourite aunt to many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, and grand-nephews. She will be sadly missed by her many dear friends. The family extends thanks to her devoted caregivers Linda, Loida and Analyn, and to our Montreal cousins Norman and Nina Stein who provided so much love and support. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean-Talon St. W., on Tuesday, September 3 at 11:00 a.m. Burial at the Shaare Zedek Congregation Section, Eternal Gardens Cemetery, Beaconsfield. Shiva to be announced, due to the advent of Rosh Hashanah, Shiva ends on Tuesday evening. Contributions in her memory may be made to the charity of your choice.
GOLDENBERG, Fay (née Boyer). It is with deep sadness that we announce Fay’s passing after a lengthy illness, ON Saturday, September 7, 2013, in her ninety-third year. Treasured wife of the late Aaron (Archie). Loving mother and mother-in-law of Sandra and Earle Jonas of Atlanta, Georgia, and Carl. Adored Bubby of Stacey (Hubar) and Tom Kohler of Boston, and the late Brian Hubar. Proud “Double Bubby” of Aaron, and Benjamin Kohler. Predeceased by her siblings and their spouses, Jules and Ahuva Boyer, Ralph and Claire Boyer, Ida and Saul Keeb. Dear aunt of Abie Poplaw, and special cousin of Sandra Karel Feldman and Monty Eisenberg. She will be sadly mourned by her nieces and nephews, and childhood friends Lily Shear and Ethel Zigman. Many thanks to Drs. Mark Palayew, Marilisa Romano and Golda Tradounsky for their kindness, and to the staff of Mount Sinai for their excellent care. Fay was a gracious, generous, caring and beautiful woman who will be missed by all. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Tuesday, September 10 at 2 p.m. Burial at the Farband Labour Zionist Organization Cemetery, de la Savane. Shiva in Atlanta. Due to the advent of Yom Kippur, shiva ends Friday afternoon. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Borden Home c/o Miriam Foundation, (514) 345-1300.
Peacefully, on Sunday, September 8, 2013. Predeceased by his siblings, Bessie and Nathan Rosenoff, Bill Kossy, and Helen Kossy. Dear uncle of Gordon Rosenoff (Helene), Sandra (Morrie) and the late Steve Rosenoff. Great-uncle of Mark and Michelle, Glenn and Lori, Ben and Miyuki, Lara and Ryan, Daniel and Valerie. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Tuesday, September 10 at 12 noon. Burial at the Hebrew Sick Benefit Association Cemetery, de la Savane. Donations in Irving’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Montreal, (514) 369-0800.
GOLDBLOOM, Ruth. Peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Sunday, September 8, 2013, after a gallant struggle. Beloved wife of the late Charles Goldbloom. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Elaine and Erwin Pesses, Joanne and Jeff Gray, and the late Stephen Goldbloom. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Peter Burshtyn, Irving and Sandi Burshtyn. Beloved Bubby of Stephanie, and Alan Vegotsky, Carly Pesses, and Michael, Stephen and Daniel Gray. Funeral service at Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, Toronto, on Monday, September 9 at 2:30 p.m. Burial in Montreal, on Tuesday, September 10 at 11 a.m., at the Hungarian Hebrew Cemetery, de la Savane. Shiva Tuesday at Ruby Foo’s Hotel, continuing Wednesday at 84 Ventura Way, Thornhill. Donations in her memory may be made to the “Ruth Goldbloom Memorial Fund” c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, M6A 2C3, (416) 780-0324, www.benjamins.ca.
WEITZ, Howard. On Friday, September 6, 2013. Beloved brother and brother-in-law of Gloria Bramly, Maureen and Michael Cape, Leona and Donat Lamoureux, and the late Manuel Weitz. Son of the late David and the late Martha Weitz. Sadly mourned by his nephews and nieces, Todd Bramly, Lisa and Dave Savarie, Stacy Stern and André Demers. Special thanks to his caregivers Colin and Clara. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Sunday, September 8 at 1:30 p.m. Burial at the Memorial Park Cemetery, de la Savane. Shiva at 2333 Sherbrooke St. W., from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. daily, ending Friday morning. Contributions in his memory may be made to the JEM Workshop, (514) 735-4217.
BASHA, Sarah (nee Priesler). Peacefully, in her eightieth year, on Wednesday, September 4, 2013. Beloved wife of Jack for fifty-nine years. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Dimonah and Mehmet Iksel, Judy Basha Brown and Robert Brown, Sasson and Dianne Basha. Cherished ‘Safta’ of Kubilai Iksel, Jonathan and Michael Basha. Sarah will be sadly missed by her family, friends, and all those whose lives she touched. The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff of 7NW at the Jewish General Hospital for their exceptional care and compassion. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Sunday, September 8 at 11:30 a.m. Burial at the Hebrew Sick Benefit Association Cemetery, de la Savane. Shiva at her home. In lieu of flowers, Donations in her memory may be made to the “Sarah Basha Memorial Fund for Cancer Research” c/o the Jewish General Hospital Foundation, (514) 340-8251.
SCHMERER, Sylvia (née Reich). On Tuesday, September 3, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Max. Devoted mother and mother-in-law of Leana and Barry Coleman, Jerry and Linda Schmerer. Cherished grandmother of Joanna Coleman, Joshua Coleman; Jamie and April Schmerer, and Jordan Schmerer. Predeceased by her siblings and their spouses Fritzie and David Bilinski, Miliu and Herta Reich, as well as by her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Joseph and Fella Schmerer, Sophie and Louis Zoberman. Sadly mourned by her nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Special thanks to her caregiver Valerie Williams for her care and devotion. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean-Talon St. W., on Sunday, September 8 at 10:45 a.m. Burial at the Chevra Shaas Congregation Cemetery, de la Savane. Shiva at her son’s home from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. daily, due to the advent of Yom Kippur Shiva ends on Thursday evening. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, (514) 255-5151.
Peacefully, at home, on Sunday, September 8, 2013, in his ninety-seventh year, surrounded by his family. Beloved husband of Lucia (Rosa) Magien. Loving father and father-in-law of Ira and Kathryn, Theresia (Terry) and Sam Luft. Proud Zaide of Joshua and Danielle Kroo, Gavriella Kroo and fiancé Danny Semaya; Jonathon and Michelle Luft, Aliza, and Jaclyn Luft. Great-Zaide of Mia, Harlow, Sammy and Lily. Dear brother of Elizabeth Teitelbaum of Brooklyn, NY, and brother-in-law of Tusia Yablon. Special uncle of Jerry Greif and the late Myra Greif. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. Many thanks to his wonderful caregivers, MJ, Elvie and Elionor. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Monday, September 9 at 2 p.m. Burial at the Tifereth Beth David Jerusalem Congregation Cemetery, Tifereth Jerusalem Section, de la Savane. Shiva at his home. Due to the advent of Yom Kippur, shiva ends Friday afternoon. Contributions in Emil’s memory may be made to the MADA Community Centre, (514) 342-4969 ext.: 229.
Masza (Marsha) Sosna
SOSNA, Marsha (nee Goldszlegier). On Saturday, September 7, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Jack. Devoted mother and mother-in-law of Harold and Faye Sosna of Cincinnati, Cheryl and Ron Botosan. Cherished grandmother of Robbie, Jeffrey, Jennifer (Greg), Jordan, Zachary and Brandon Sosna; and Annie Botosan. Predeceased by her parents and sister who perished in the Holocaust. Marsha will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Monday, September 9 at 12 noon. Burial at the Beth Ora Congregation Section, Kehal Israel Cemetery, D.D.O. Shiva private. Due to the advent of Yom Kippur, shiva ends Friday afternoon. Donations in Marsha’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Montreal, (514) 369-0800.
BUDOVITCH, Barbara Sydell. Suddenly but peacefully at the Jewish Eldercare Centre, on Sunday, July 28, 2013. She was born on February 10, 1941, in Fredericton, NB. Daughter of the late Sam and the late Eleanor (Meyers) Budovitch. Survived by her sisters, Sherry Rioux (Stephen) of Collingwood, ON and Marlene Fischel (the late Gordon Robert); her nieces, Lisa Fischel, Heidi Fischel Hebert and Sandy Fischel Lubin (Sheldon); as well as her great-nephews and great-niece, Alex, Geoffrey and Justin Hebert, Jeremy Shier, Gabriel and Sydnie Miller. Predeceased by her sister, Sandra Gail Budovitch. Funeral service will be held in the J. A. McAdam Memorial Chapel, in Fredericton, NB, on Wednesday, July 31 at 1:00 p.m. Burial in Fredericton, NB. Contributions in Barbara's memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Quebec, (514) 871-1551, or to the Jewish Hospital of Hope Eldercare Foundation, (514) 738-4500 ext.: 2124.