Seweryn (Steve) Zryl
Peacefully, on Saturday, January 18, 2014. Beloved husband of the late Teresa Strach. Loving father and father-in-law of Anna and Irwin Fruchter, Jack and Elaine Zryl. Cherished grandfather of Debra and Ronnie Aronson, Rebecca and Howard Klein, and Jessica Zryl. Proud great-grandfather of Shira, Yarden, Noah and Ryan. Predeceased by his brothers, Lipa, Sam and Nathan; and sisters, Freda and Bertha. Steve will be sadly missed by his nieces, nephews, family and all who knew him. The family would like to thank Josie and the staff of the Waldorf Residence for their care and attention. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Monday, January 20 at 1:00 p.m. Burial at the Farband Labour Zionist Organization Section, Kehal Israel Cemetery, D.D.O. Shiva at his daughter’s home.
STEIN, Sylvia (nee Lubin). Suddenly, on Friday, January 17, 2014. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Marcy, Sheryl and Steve, Alden and Renee. Cherished “Bubby Syl” of Tristan, Shannon, Harley and Tyler. Sylvia will be missed by Jerry Stein, Natalie, Craig and Kaila, her family, friends, and all of those whose lives she touched. The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff of the ER and CCU at the Jewish General Hospital for their exceptional care and compassion. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Monday, January 20 at 12 noon. Burial at the Beit Abraham Congregation Section, Kehal Israel Cemetery, D.D.O. Shiva strictly private. Donations in Sylvia’s memory may be made to Centre de la petite enfance CCJ, (514) 737-8628 ext.: 139.
Suddenly in Florida, on Saturday, January 18, 2014. Beloved husband of Sophie Argalgi. Loving father and father-in-law of Toufic and Joy, Sarah and the late Moussy, Kenny and Anna. Cherished grandfather of Isaac, Michael and David. Loving brother and brother-in-law of Albert and Sophie, Suzanne and the late Nissim Asikand of Israel, and brother-in-law of Salim and Gladys Argalgi, Albert Argalgi, David and Fortune Argalgi, Allegra and Abdo Aboud, the late Esther and the late Naim Aghai. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Tuesday, January 21 at 12 noon. Burial at the Beit Abraham Family Estates Section, Kehal Israel Cemetery, D.D.O. Shiva at 23 rue Alouette, D.D.O. Contributions in Isaac’s memory may be made to Or Shalom, (514) 624-0034.
DYKLER, Sara (née Tolkes). On Saturday, January 18, 2014 at the wonderful age of 90. Beloved wife and best friend of the late Jacob z”l. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Leon and Sue Dykler, Marc and Suzanne Dykler, the late Pearl z”l and Paul Marcus. Cherished grandmother of Elana and Jared; Mali and Coby; Jaclyn and Michelle. Dear sister of Tota and the late Unco z”l Szper of Israel. Special thanks to Joe, Lucy, Amalia and the Baycrest team. Our dear Mom, Bubby and Safta gave us enduring love, wisdom and values we will forever cherish and she will be deeply missed. Funeral service from Paperman and Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Tuesday, January 21 at 11:00 a.m. Burial at the Memorial Park Cemetery, de la Savane. Shiva 2305 Valade, Ville St. Laurent. Contributions in Sara’s memory may be made to charity of choice.
LEVINE, Barbara (nee Koss). Suddenly and peacefully, in her eighty-first year, on Saturday, January 18, 2014, surrounded by her family in California. Wife of the late Morris Levine. Mother and mother-in-law of Dawn Levine and Steve Hollis, Lorin Levine and Sheila Perry. Bubby of Mitchell, Melody, and Dara. Sister-in-law of Nina Jaffee. She will be sadly missed by her many close friends and family. The family would like to thank Dr. Howard Goldstein for his friendship and care. Burial at the Temple Emanu-El-Beth Sholom Congregation Section, Eternal Gardens Cemetery, Beaconsfield. Shiva at her home, from 1 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. daily.
Matthew Shaun Stone
Tragically, on Saturday, January 25, 2014, at the age of thirty-two. Cherished son of Kerry and Debra (née Stroll) Stone. Extraordinary brother of Kimberley. Special grandson of Arthur and Millie Stroll, the late Joseph and the late Dena Stone. Nephew of the late Heather Stroll. The family would like to thank all those who were involved in bringing Matthew home. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Thursday, January 30 at 12 noon. Burial at the Baron de Hirsch Cemetery, de la Savane. Shiva at his parent’s home, Thursday through Sunday, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. daily. Contributions in Matthew’s memory may be made to ASAM (Association des sports pour aveugles de Montréal), (514) 252-3178. Matt will be deeply missed and always remembered by his family and many dear friends (K.M.). He was truly an inspiration to all who knew him.
WHITE, Annette (nee Balacan). Peacefully, in her ninety-seventh year, on Monday, January, 27, 2014, in Toronto. Beloved wife of the late Gerald. Loving mother of Lawrence, John, Karen, and the late Beverley. Cherished grandmother of Geoffrey and Andrea, David and Tammi, Jeremy, Zachary and Gabriel. Proud great-grandmother of Mathew, Ryan and Daniel. Predeceased by her dear sisters and their spouses, Molly Flanz, Estelle and Hy Bernstein, Jeanette and Sam Berger, Gloria and Eddie Lash, and by her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Clary and Miriam White. Graveside service at Congregation Shaar Hashomayim Cemetery, 1250 ch. de la Forêt. Date and time of service to be announced.
GABBAY, Laura (nee Shahrabani). Peacefully, on Tuesday, January 28, 2014. Wife of the late Saleh. Beloved mother and mother-in-law of Loretta and Samir Gabbay, Michael and Rachel Gabbay, Robert and Fraismaris Gabbay. Cherished grandmother of Loren; Cheryl, Steven and Eitan. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Maurice and Mary Shahrabani, Fouad and Angelle Shahrabani, Shaoul and Amina Shahrabani, Emile and Michèle Shahrabani, the late Edward and the late Kitty Shahrabani, and sister-in-law of Rena and Naim Sheeri, Daisy and the late Albert Gourdji, Saida Mashaal, Vicky and the late Salim Gabbay, Rina and the late Morris Gabbay, the late Naji and the late Marguerite Gabbay, Laura will be sadly mourned by her many nieces and nephews. Special thanks to the staff of Manoir King David and the staff of the Jewish General Hospital for their exceptional care and devotion. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Thursday, January 30 at 1:30 p.m. Burial at the Spanish & Portuguese Congregation Cemetery, 1250 ch. de la Forêt. Evening services at Spanish & Portuguese.
GOSSACK, Annette (nee Heller). Peacefully, on Saturday, February 22, 2014. Beloved wife and best friend of Solomon Syl for fifty-nine years. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Heidi and Allen Majnemer, Jeffrey and Lori Gossack. Cherished “Bubs” of Eddie and Jacklyn Majnemer; Melissa, Michelle and Amanda Gossack. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Manya and Jack Kugler, Arlene and Stephen Heller; and sister-in-law of PJ and the late Larry Gossack, Norma and the late Kenny Gossack, Ray and Israel (Sunky) Gossack, the late Corinne and the late Fred Gossack. Annette will be truly missed by her wonderful nieces, nephews, family and many friends. The family would like to thank Dr. Jason Agulnik and his Pulmonary Oncology team at the Jewish General Hospital. Special thanks to Dr. Joe Raffoul for his kindness and personal attention. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Tuesday, February 25 at 12 noon. Burial at the Chevra Kadisha B'nai Jacob Congregation Section, Kehal Israel Cemetery, D.D.O. Shiva private. Contributions in her memory may be made to the "Annette Gossack Memorial Fund for Pulmonary Oncology” c/o the Jewish General Hospital Foundation, (514) 340-8251.
BURKO, Louis. Choirmaster Emeritus of the Shaare Zion Congregation for forty-three years. With dignity, at the age of eighty-three, on Monday February 24, 2014. Beloved husband and soul-mate of Alegria Pinto. Devoted and beloved father and father-in-law of Dr. Benjamin Burko and Donna Litvack, and Judy Burko-Brown. Adored “Grandpa Lou” of Zane, and Milo Burko; Eli, Adam, and Jason Zafrani (Ft. Lauderdale). Respected step-father of Jacob Essayag, and Evelyn Zafrani (Simon). Devoted brother and brother in-law of Elinor and the late Howard Goldsmith, Sam and Deedee Burko, the late Mary and the late Isaac Rocklin. Special uncle of Cheryl Goldsmith, the late Paul Goldsmith, Aura Burko and David Kaplan, Ben and Melanie Burko, Brian Rocklin and Romy Schnaiberg. Dear Mechutan of Bluma and Michael Litvack. Lou was admired by his extended family and his colleagues. The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to his caregiver Mathew Mitchell for his compassionate care. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Wednesday, February 26 at 1:00 p.m. Burial at the Shaare Zion Congregation Section, Eternal Gardens Cemetery, Beaconsfield. Shiva at his son’s home, 346 Dufferin Road, Hampstead. Contributions in his memory may be made to the “Lou Burko Memorial Fund” c/o the Jewish Community Foundation, (514) 345-2645, ext. 3305.
Anne Blair Mayberger
BLAIR MAYBERGER, Anne (née Ginsberg). In Montreal, on Thursday February 13, in her 100th year. Beloved wife of the late Sam Blair and the late Hyman Mayberger. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Shelley and Morris Schachnow, Ruth Eliesen, Anne and the late Arni May, Linda and the late Morty Mayberger, the late Charlotte and the late Morris Kuttas; and devoted step-mother of Norm Blair. Proud and cherished Bubby of fifteen, and Great-Bubby of twenty-three. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Shirley (Idie) and the late Dr. Major Winestock, predeceased by her other six siblings and their spouses. She will be greatly missed by her many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, family and friends. Special thanks to the doctors, nurses, and staff of St. Mary’s Hospital, Hôpital Notre-Dame, as well as the staff and friends at the Westmount One residence, and Joan Berkeley for their exceptionally loving care. Funeral service from Jewish Community Memorial Chapel, 1771 Cuba Avenue, Ottawa, on Sunday, February 16 at 1:00 p.m. Burial at the Jewish Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Bank Street, (Highway 31), Ottawa. Shiva to be announced. Donations in Anne’s memory may be made to Children At Risk, (613) 741-8255 or www.childrenatrisk.ca.