CAPLAN, Lily (nee Gurevitch). Surrounded by her loving family, on Friday, March 23, 2012. Beloved wife and best friend of the late Moe Caplan for fifty-seven wonderful years. Loving and devoted mother and mother-in-law of Rosalie and Bill Greenberg, Dr. Aaron Caplan and Lisa Kates. Cherished and exceptional “Baubie Lily” of Marlene Greenberg and Dr. John Abrahamson, Melanie Greenberg Schwartz and Steven Schwartz, and Dan Caplan. Adored great-grandmother of Adam and Jonah Schwartz and Katlin and Meghan Abrahamson. Special step-grandmother of Katie, Olivia and Ethan Rosenberg. Devoted sister of Helen Wolfovitch and loving sister and sister-in-law of the late Esther (Gurevitch) and the late Phil Mendelsohn. Dear sister-in-law of the late Anne and the late Al Keller; the late Ettie, the late Lily, the late Pauline and the late Jack Caplan. She will be sadly missed by her many nieces, nephews, family and many people whose lives she touched. Special thanks to her loving and devoted caregivers. She lived a long and fruitful life and has left a wonderful legacy. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Tuesday, March 27 at 11 a.m. Burial at the Hebrew Sick Benefit Association Cemetery, de la Savane. Shiva private. Donations in her memory may be made to the “Lily and Moe Caplan Memorial Fund” c/o Shaare Zedek Synagogue, (514) 484-1122. A lady to the end.
DICHTER, Sarah (née Liberman). With courage and dignity, surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, March 25, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Aron. Loving daughter of the late Tauba and late Sam Liberman. Devoted mother and mother-in-law of Jeff and Sandy, Ellen and Jon Reider, Rhea Dichter and Bob Taylor. Cherished and adored Bubby of Shauna and Zak Dichter; Mikey, Stu and Jessie Reider; Samara, Ali, and Michelle Belitzky. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Esther and Marty Aronoff, and sister-in-law of the late Liza and the late Emile Alterescu. She will be fondly remembered by her many close friends and by her nieces and nephews. Special thanks to Dr. Richard Sheppherd, Dr. Caroline Michel, Emina and Esther of the Congestive Heart Function Clinic and the nursing staff of 2N of the Jewish General Hospital for their untiring care and compassion. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W. on Tuesday, March 27 at 12 noon. Burial at the Beth Zion Congregation Section, Eternal Gardens Cemetery, Beaconsfield. Shiva at 5775 Cavendish Blvd. #417, C.S.L. from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. daily. Contributions in her memory may be made to the "Zak Dichter Fund" c/o the Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation, (514) 934-4846.
FITER, Leib. Peacefully in his ninety-first year, on Shabbat Zachor. Beloved husband of the late Fajga Zylberlicht. Devoted father and father-in-law of Hannah and Nissim Krispin of Israel, Steven and Estie Fiter, Gary and the late Esther Woodrow, and the late David Fiter. Adoring Zaida of Amir and Anat, Karen and Eyal, Rinat and fiancée Jamie; Ryan, and Rachel; Cory and Alliza, Joanna and Jeff, Dara and Jeremy. Proud great-grandfather of eleven. Predeceased by his parents Chana and David who perished in the Holocaust, and by his siblings Chaim, Rivka, Tola, Feivel, and Raizel. He will be forever remembered by Rita and Szlomo Dajczman and by his nieces, nephews, family and friends. Special thanks to Mr. Julian Lewin for his care and kindness. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Tuesday, March 6 at 12:00 pm. Burial at the Adath Israel Poale Zedek Anshei Ozeroff Congregation Cemetery, de la Savane. Shiva at his son Steven’s home. Contributions in Leib’s memory may be made to the charity of your choice.
SCHATTNER, Marcel. A Holocaust survivor. With dignity, on Monday, March 5, 2012, with his loving children by his side. Beloved husband of the late Sandra Barrer, and Mollie Shulman Beer. Adored father and father-in-law of Dr. Ariah and Hadassa Schattner, and Franceen Schattner. Proud Zaida of Eliezer Dov, Yacov Meir, Daniel Chaim and Sarah Michal. Loving cousin of Herta. Dear brother-in-law of Gerri Barrer and Michael Thaler, and uncle of Lea. He will be remembered by Francine and Michael Zuckerman, Marshal Zuckerman, and by his cousins and many friends. Special thanks to Drs. Zigman and Hackett for their care and compassion. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Tuesday, March 6 at 3:00 p.m. Burial at the Zichron Kedoshim Congregation Cemetery, Beth Israel and Samuel Section, de la Savane. Shiva to be announced. Contributions in his memory may be made to the charity of your choice.
LAING, Susan Marla. On Saturday, March 3, 2012. Beloved daughter of the late Eva Ship Laing and the late Samuel Laing. Susan will be sadly missed by her relatives and friends. Graveside service on Tuesday, March 6 at 11:30 a.m., at the Ship Family Circle Cemetery, de la Savane.
BENCHETRIT, Charles. On Tuesday, March 6, 2012. Beloved husband of Jacqueline Mouyal. Loving father and father-in-law of Gérard and Danielle, Michel and Michelle, Sonia and Sergio, Daniel and Valérie. Proud grandfather and great-grandfather. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Wednesday, March 7 at 3:00 p.m. Burial at the Hebrew Sick Benefit Association Cemetery, de la Savane. Shiva at 57 Albion Road, Hampstead. Prayers will take place at Petah Tikvah, 2650, rue Saint-Louis, Saint-Laurent.
SINGERMAN, Ruth. In her fifty-eighth year, after a courageous battle, on Monday, March 5, 2012. Beloved sister of Tom Singerman and sister-in-law of Susan Dvorkin. Loving aunt of Dara and Joshua Singerman. Daughter of the late Sarolta and the late George Singerman. Special thanks to the staff of Palliative Care Unit at the Jewish General Hospital for their exemplary care and compassion during her final days. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Wednesday, March 7 at 10:00 a.m. Burial at the Beit Abraham Congregation Section, Kehal Israel Cemetery, D.D.O. Contributions in Ruth’s memory may be made for Breast Cancer Research.
KATZ, Sally (nee Lieberman). Peacefully, on Monday, March 5, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Joseph. Devoted mother and mother-in-law of Estelle and Robert Bernstein, Ruda and Saul Wiesel. Cherished Bubbie of Joel and Andrew, Nathaniel, Zoe and Ally. Predeceased by her siblings and their spouses, Jane and Alex (Olek) Buber, Sam and Esther Liberman, and her other siblings who perished in the Holocaust. Sister-in-law of the late Abe and the late Fafke Katz. Sally will be greatly missed by her family and friends. The family wishes to acknowledge the kind care given by the nursing staff of Castel Royale and West Island Palliative Care Residence. Special thanks to her caregivers, Josie and Brenda, and the exceptional devotion of Mary Ann. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Wednesday, March 7 at 1:00 p.m. Burial at the Montreal Workers’ Circle Cemetery, de la Savane. Shiva at her daughter’s residence in Dollard-des-Ormeaux, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. daily. Donations in her memory may be made to the “Sally Katz Fund for Nursing Education” c/o the Jewish General Hospital Foundation, (514) 340-8251, or to the West Island Palliative Care Residence Foundation, (514) 693-1718.
OBRAND, Bess (nee Silver). On Tuesday, March 6, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Moe Obrand. Daughter of the late Morris and the late Rose Silver. Cherished mother and mother-in-law of Herschel Obrand, Leona and Eddie Jasnoch, Ellen and the late Alan Pesner. Adored “Bubby Bess” of Heather and Asher Tannenbaum, Rob Kape; Michael, Richard and Sam Obrand; Jonathan and Orly Pesner, Gillian Pesner, Stephanie and Jeremy Cymet. “Bubby Bubby” to Benjamin and Maddy Tannenbaum, Maia and Alexandra Cymet, David and Mykah Pesner. Loving sister and sister-in-law of Mary and the late Sam Cooper, the late Pvt. Harry Silver, the late Nettye and the late Bill Morgan, and sister-in-law of the late Ann and the late Moe Rabiner, the late Sadie and the late Harry Borovay, the late Bess and the late Marty Krell, the late Libby and Harry Slutsken, the late David and the late Esther Obrand, the late Irving and the late Gertie Obrand. Bess will be always remembered and loved by her cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at the Jewish General Hospital for their exceptional care. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Thursday, March 8 at 1:00 p.m. Burial at the Independent Hebrew Cemetery, de la Savane. Shiva at her home. Donations in her memory may be made to the Shaare Zedek Congregation, (514) 484-1122. We were blessed to have had such a gracious and beautiful woman in our lives.
COHEN, Louis (Lou). Suddenly, while on a cruise in the Bahamas, on Saturday, February 25, 2012, with his beloved wife and companion of sixty-eight years, Estelle (Lefkowitz) and extended family by his side. Loved father of Mark (Sheila Keenan), Karen (Keith McFarlane), Mindy (Steven Sheinfeld) and the late Sheila. Cherished grandpa of Alan (Monique), Jeffrey, Matthew, Lindsay, Nathan, Madison, Sydney, Liam and Erin. Brother of Goldye Fenster, the late Lil Turner and the late Bill. Lou lived his ninety-four years to their fullest, agile in both mind and body up until the end. He lived with commitment, compassion and integrity. He took tremendous pride in the accomplishments of his children and grandchildren and in a life lived doing the right thing right. We will miss him. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Thursday, March 8 at 11:00 a.m. Burial at the Chevra Kadisha B’nai Jacob Congregation Section, Back River Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Lajeunesse St. Shiva at his home, through Monday afternoon.