BIENSTOCK, Hanka (née Groberg). Passed away in her sleep, on Friday September 13, 2013, in her eighty-eighth year. Beloved and caring mother and mother-in-law of Bernard, Steven (Sal), Esther (Ric) Bienstock and Richard Mortimer. Treasured Bubbie of Susy (Peaches), Jesse, Zack and Isabel. Loving great-grandmother of Juliette, Sebastian and Benjamin. A passionate, inspiring and deeply loved person, she will be missed by many. Just a month ago she was talking about how lucky she was to have lived such a wonderful and eventful life. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Monday, September 16 at 2:00 p.m. Burial at the Beit Abraham Congregation Section, Kehal Israel Cemetery, D.D.O. Family and friends will gather following the burial at Ruby Foo’s Hotel: 7655 Decarie Blvd. Guests are welcome to pay their condolences in Toronto, on Thursday, September 19 and Friday, September 20, at her daughter's home at 36 Browning Ave., Toronto, M4K 1V7 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Contributions in her memory may be made to Beit Halochem – Aid to Disabled Veterans of Israel, (800) 355-1648, or to the Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre, (514) 345-2605.
BEER, Aba. Holocaust Survivor. On Sunday, September 15, 2013. Predeceased by his parents Jakob Beer and Fanny Schiff, and by his sister Rose, all of whom perished in the Shoah. Husband of Gusti, father of Jeffrey. His memory will be cherished forever. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Tuesday, September 17 at 11:00 a.m. Burial at the Hebrew Sick Benefit Association Cemetery, de la Savane. Shiva private. Contributions in his memory may be made to Federation C.J.A. (514) 345-2600.
WERNER, Hena (Annie) née Melnik. Peacefully and with dignity, in her eighty-eighth year, on Friday, September 13, 2013 (Yom Kippur). Beloved wife of the late Shimon. Devoted and loving mother and mother-in-law of Joe and Carol, Miriam and Michael. Treasured grandmother of Aviva and Colman, Stacey and Luke, and Benjamin. Proud great-grandmother of Simon. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Chaya and the late Rachmeal Shimron of Israel, Chaim and Roslyn Melnik, Harry and Reisha Melnik. Predeceased by her parents, Faiga and Gutman. Hena will be lovingly remembered by her nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Tuesday, September 17 at 2 p.m. Burial at the Montreal Workers’ Circle Association Cemetery, de la Savane. Shiva at 6785 Korczak Crescent #1401, Cote St. Luc. Due to the festival of Succot, shiva ends Wednesday afternoon. She has left us having achieved a full life, full of riches and honour. May her soul be bound in the bond of eternal life.
ELBAZ, Rose 1949-2013 Rose Elbaz passed away on Friday, August 30, 2013, at her home in Toronto, Ontario. She was born on September 29, 1949 in Jerusalem, Israel to Simon and Suzanne Elbaz. Rose grew up in Montreal acting as a surrogate mom to her many siblings in our busy household. She graduated from Outremont High School where she developed many lifelong friendships. After travelling and living through Europe and Israel, Rose returned to Montreal and completed an Honours Degree in English Literature at Sir George Williams University. Rose loved to travel, and settled in Paris for 5 years where she helped launch an Entertainment Book focused on Paris dining and accommodation. She loved Paris, and the life and many friends she made there. She returned to Toronto where she re-invented herself as an interior designer continuing in that pursuit with great success until her passing. Rose was an avid reader, loved adventure, was generous beyond her means and deeply loved, and was loved by her family. Rose is survived by her parents, and siblings, Sylvia Penney, Albert, Eli, Mike Fred and Steve Elbaz, and eleven loving nieces and nephews who are all crestfallen by her sudden and unexpected passing. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888, rue Jean Talon Ouest, on Monday, September 2 at 2 p.m. Burial at the Baron de Hirsch Cemetery, de la Savane.
MARCUS, Zelda (nee Idel). Peacefully, on Saturday, August 31, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Iancu Marcus. Devoted mother and mother-in-law to Frida and Danny Ovadia. Cherished “Mami Zelda” of Alan and Ashley Ovadia, Jennifer and Jack Amar, and Amanda Ovadia (Stuart Guttman). Loving great-grandmother of Maya. Treasured daughter of the late Ita Stern and the late Avraham Stern. Adored sister of the late Betty, the late Anutza, the late Herschu, and the late Adrien. Sadly missed by her nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. A special thank you to her caregiver Betty, to Dr. Sorel Brohovici, Dr. Golda Tradounsky, Dr. Adeline Khadoury, and all the dedicated staff at Mount Sinai Hospital. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Monday, September 2 at 11 a.m. Burial at the Bassarabier Hebrew Cemetery, de la Savane. Shiva private, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday. Due to the advent of Rosh Hashanah, shiva ends Wednesday afternoon. Donations in her memory may be made to the Mount Sinai Hospital Foundation, (514) 369-2222 ext.: 1305.
JANKIELEWITZ, Mina (nee Mincberg). On Sunday, September 22, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Israel (Srulek). Devoted mother and mother-in-law of Mitchell, Gale and Victor Kardish. Cherished Bubbie of Sydney. Predeceased by her eight siblings who perished in the Holocaust. A true friend to many whom she considered her family. Graveside service on Monday, September 23 at 11:00 a.m., at the Shomrim Laboker Congregation Cemetery, de la Savane. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre, (514) 345-2605.
REIM, Thelma (née Baranoff). On Friday, September 20, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Louis Reim. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Marcia Reim and Syd Stein, Bill and Marilyn Reim, Ronald and Hannah Reim, the late Irving Levinson and the late Oscar Goldman. Dearest grandmother of Elana Levinson and Ron Himelfarb, Robin and Mitchell Shell, Howard Levinson; Max Reim and Dr. Laurie Plotnick, Doug Reim and Kimberly Wenger, and Scott Reim; Lauren Reim and Michael Stolberg, and Elyse Reim. Proud great-grandmother of Jenna, Nicole, Danielle, Jaymee, Jordyn, Martin, Veronica, Josh, Erin, Gabrielle, Russell, and Olivia. Predeceased by her cherished sister Ruth (Fred Weinstein). The family wishes to express their gratitude to Yordanos Tafla, her devoted caregiver and companion of many years, and her caring nurses, Jane Waller, Fatima Rezai, and Ivo Ivanov and the staff of 4S at Maimonides Geriatric Centre. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Monday, September 23 at 1:00 p.m. Burial at the Temple Emanu-El-Beth Shalom Congregation Section, Eternal Gardens Cemetery, Beaconsfield. No shiva. Friends and family are most welcome on Monday afternoon only, at Bill’s home, following internment. Contributions in Thelma’s memory may be made to the charity of your choice.
Georgina (Gyorgyike) Sandor
SANDOR, Georgina (nee Weisz). Peacefully, on Sunday, September 22, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Leslie. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Daisy and Chuck Millman, Robert and Robin Sandor. Cherished and respected grandma of Catherine, Samara (Lorne), Alison, and Jason. Dear sister-in-law of Lily and the late Sraga Steinberger. Georgina 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 Tuesday, September 24 at 12 noon. Burial at the Young Israel of Chomedey Congregation Section, Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Duvernay. Shiva at 720 avenue d’Estrées, Laval. Donations in her memory may be made to the Canadian Magen Adom for Israel, (514) 731-4400.
GUBITZ, Gladys (nee Diamond). Peacefully, after a brief illness, on Sunday, September 22, 2013, surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of Irving Gubitz for sixty years. Devoted mother and mother-in-law of Greg Gubitz and Elise Solway, Doug Gubitz and Diana Soloway. Cherished Granny of Alana and Georgie; and Emma. Special thanks to the staff of Intensive Care Unit at the Royal Victoria Hospital for their care and attention. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Tuesday, September 24 at 1:00 p.m. Burial at the Temple Emanu-El-Beth Sholom Congregation Section, Eternal Gardens Cemetery, Beaconsfield. The family will be receiving visitors at home, through Friday, September 27. For details, please visit www.paperman.com. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors, (514) 343-3529 ext.: 7373.
Micheline Abramoff Kaminsky
ABRAMOFF-KAMINSKY, Micheline (Michèle). Surrounded by her loving children on Monday, September 23, 2013. Devoted mother and mother-in-law of Sivan Kaminsky, Arielle and Ofer Vardy. Cherished Bubby of Maya, and Noam. Michèle will be sadly missed by her many students, and by all who knew and loved her. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean-Talon St. W., on Tuesday, September 24 at 11:00 a.m. Burial at the Beit Abraham Congregation Section, Kehal Israel Cemetery, D.D.O. Shiva at her daughter’s home; due to the festival of Succoth, Shiva will commence the evening of Saturday, September 28, details to be announced. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Segal Cancer Centre c/o the Jewish General Hospital Foundation, (514) 340-8251.
KOMRAS, Nelly (née Korngold). On Monday, September 23, 2013. Wife of the late Efim Komras. Loving mother of Henrietta Komras. Dear aunt of Allan, and Abe Yale. Predeceased by her daughter Pauline and by her brother Leonard, both of whom perished in the Holocaust. Sister-in-law of the late Sheila and the late Boris Yale. Nelly will be fondly remembered by Rabbi Robert Sternberg, as well as by her family and friends in Israel and Montreal. Special thanks to Dr. Michael Dworkind, and to Sheila Ferguson for their care and compassion. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean-Talon St. W., on Wednesday, September 25 at 2:00 p.m. Burial at the Memorial Park Cemetery, de la Savane. Contributions in her memory may be made to Federation CJA, (514) 345-2600.