ALBERT, Ida (nee Abramson). Peacefully, at home, on Sunday, May 13, 2012, at the age of ninety-eight. Beloved wife of the late Louis Albert. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Gloria and Shlomo Pilo. Devoted grandmother of Amy Beth and Eric Carr of Maryland. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Rosalie and the late Issie Abramson, the late Honey and the late Nat Perzow, the late Bessie and the late Ben Cohen. Ida will be lovingly remembered by her family and friends. Graveside service on Tuesday, May 15 at 1:30 p.m., at the Hebrew Sick Benefit Association Cemetery, de la Savane. Contributions in Ida’s memory may be made to the Share the Warmth Foundation, (514) 933-5599. Arrangements entrusted to Paperman & Sons.
GREENBERG, Mortimer (Morty). Peacefully, on Sunday, May 13, 2012. Beloved husband of Roslyn Klein for sixty-five years. Devoted father and father-in-law of Richard and Rhona Greenberg, and Marilyn. Cherished Grandpa of Shawna Greenberg and Doug Robinson, Jaime Greenberg, Jason Grenberg and Moran Klod; Daniel, and Jordanna Kapeluto. Proud “GG” of Ben, Abby and Nate. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Pearl and the late Joe Zeiler, Rosie and Norman Sinclair, the late Harry and the late Ida Greenberg, and brother-in-law of Joe and Fay Klein, Eddy and the late Diane Klein, the late Leo and the late Adele Klein, the late Hymie and the late Minnie Klein. Morty will be sadly missed by his nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Tuesday, May 15 at 1 p.m. Burial at the Beth Zion Congregation Section, Eternal Gardens Cemetery, Beaconsfield. Shiva at the Waldorf Residence, 7400 ch. de la Côte-Saint-Luc, C.S.L., from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. daily. Donations in his memory may be made to the charity of your choice.
Lois Ann Hollinger
HOLLINGER, Lois Ann (nee Galler). Passed away unexpectedly on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13, 2012, surrounded by her family and a lot of love. Wife of the late Dr. Harvey Z. Hollinger. Loving and devoted mother of Jonathan (Patricia), Kerry and Patricia. Adoring grandmother of Guillaume, Megan and Lauren. Loving sister of Madeline and the late Jane. Daughter of the late Charles and the late Ruth Galler. The family would like to thank Dr. Bonnycastle and the staff of 6th floor North at St. Mary’s Hospital. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., Wednesday, May 16 at 11:00 a.m. Burial at the Temple Emanu-El-Beth Sholom Congregation Section, Mount Royal Cemetery, 1297 ch. de la Forêt. Shiva at 1 Wood Ave., through Friday afternoon, May 18. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Breast Cancer Society of Canada, 1-800-567-8767, or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, (514) 871-1551. Our Hoboken girl will be missed.
Marcovitch Belle Peacefully and elegantly, surrounded by her beloved family on Thursday May 3, 2012. Devoted wife and best friend of the late Morry Marcovitch. Loving mother and mother in law of Tronny and Syd Sweibel, Maxine and Alex Chaya, Avi and Brian Cohen. Treasured Grandma B of Mitchell, Carina and Morgan. Loving sister of Molly Burg. Adored sister in law of Irving and Diane Marcovitch. Special aunt to Linda Burg, Candace and Alan Kwinter, Michael and David Marcovitch. Belle will be sadly missed by her close and cherished friends. The family would like to thank Charito and Ronny for their many years of devotion and the team at the Montreal General hospital, particularly Nurse Norman. Very special thanks to Dr. Brian Blicher who was most compassionate at all times. Funeral services from Paperman and Sons, 3888 Jean Talon West, on Monday, May 7 at 1:00 pm. Burial at the Zichron Kedoshim Congregation Cemetery, Beth Moishe section, de la Savane. Shiva will be at Tronny and Syd Sweibel's home from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Israel Cancer Research Fund 514-481-2723.
GELFAND, Donna. In her fifty-sixth year, after a courageous battle, surrounded by her loving family, on Sunday, May 13, 2012. Beloved mother of Rian and Anthony Goldman. Loving daughter of Sally and Albert Gelfand. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Marla and Robert Ricci. Caring partner of David. Cherished aunt of Haley, Dylan, Cole and the late Chelsea Ricci. Heartfelt thanks to Dr. Melnychuk, to Maria and to the staff of 8 NW at the Jewish General Hospital for their care and devotion. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Tuesday, May 15 at 2 p.m. Burial at the Beit Abraham Family Estates Section, Kehal Israel Cemetery, D.D.O. Shiva at 5900 Cavendish Blvd., C.S.L. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Segal Cancer Centre c/o Jewish General Hospital Foundation, (514) 340-8251.
ESAR, Abraham (Al). In his ninety-eighth year, on Wednesday, May 9, 2012. Devoted husband of the late Pearl Berson. Beloved father and father-in-law of Michael and Maria, Nancy and Allan Mintz. Cherished grandfather of Marcus and Dara. Predeceased by his siblings and their spouses, Jack and Sarah, Joseph and Esther and Rachel, Max and Etta, Israel and Sylvia, Reuben and Katie, Rose and Arnold Lithwick. Brother-in-law of the late Harry and the late Herbert Berson. Sadly mourned by his nieces, nephews, family and friends. Special thanks to the staff of the Waldorf Residence for their care and devotion. Al was an exceptional human being, whose kindness and humour endeared him to all. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Monday, May 14 at 11:00 a.m. Burial at Congregation Shaar Hashomayim Cemetery, 1250 ch. de la Forêt, Outremont. Shiva at his son’s home. Contributions in his memory may be made to the “Abraham Esar Memorial Fund” c/o the Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors, (514) 343-3529 ext.: 7373.
POMERANTZ, Allan (Abraham). On Thursday, June 7, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Sarah Witenoff. Devoted father and father-in-law of Reesa and Marc Assaraf, Francine, Elise and the late Stewart Zaracoff of Toronto. Cherished grandfather of Shoshana, Esther Assaraf and the late Steven White, Naomi Assaraf and George Favvas; Jordyn and Jenna Zaracoff. Proud great-grandfather of Alexander Benjamin. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Jack and Judy Pomerantz, and predeceased by his other siblings and their spouses Syd Pomerantz, Marcia and Larry Pomerantz, Rose and Ralph Baker, Issie and Rose Pomerantz, Pauline and Harry Leftick, and Joe Pomerantz. Brother-in-law of Pearl and the late Harry Witenoff, the late Mac and the late Frances Kirsh, the late Simi and the late Bernard Roter. Uncle Allan will be sadly missed by his nieces, nephews, family and friends. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Sunday, June 10 at 1:00 p.m. Burial at the Jewish Assistance Section, Kehal Israel Cemetery, D.D.O. Shiva at his home from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. daily. Donations in his memory may be made to the charity of your choice.
GRZEDA, Jankiel. Peacefully, on Sunday, July 1, 2012, in his ninety-ninth year. Beloved husband of the late Miriam Maslanka. Loving father of Faigy Grzeda (Tom Schwalb), and Dr. Maurice Grzeda (Cheryl). Cherished Zaidie of Danny Rosenbloom (Robyn), and Alisa Rosenbloom, Cantor Ari Isenberg-Grzeda and Dr. Elie Isenberg-Grzeda. Dear Uncle of Roger Kenig of Lille, France, Moshe Zahavi, Tola Benshabat, Esther Rosenstein, Miriam Oppenstein and Rivkah Landsman of Israel. Predeceased by his parents and siblings who died in the Holocaust. Jankiel will be sadly missed by Martin Rosenbloom, Dr. Connie Isenberg, his family and all of those whose lives he touched. Special thanks to the doctors, nurses, and staff of Maimonides. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Wednesday, July 4 at 2:00 p.m. Burial at Chevra Shaas Congregation Cemetery, de la Savane. Shiva at 4855 Pierre Lauzon, Pierrefonds, from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Contributions in his memory may be made to the charity of your choice.
Miriam Gruman (Née Gordon)
GRUMAN, Miriam (née Gordon). Peacefully on Saturday, June 30, 2012. Dear wife of the late Edward Gruman. Cherished mother and mother-in-law of Barry and Shelley Uman, Eli and Lynne Uman, and Roz Usheroff. Proud grandmother of Michael Kolos, Stephanie Kolos and Jeff Abracen; Lindsay Uman and Jason Lindsay, Kelly Uman, Tiffany Uman and Jeremy Kopek; Sean Usheroff D’Anconia. Predeceased by her seven siblings. She will be lovingly remembered by her family. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Wednesday, July 4 at 12:00 p.m. Burial at the Independent Hebrew Cemetery, de la Savane. Shiva at the Ruby Foo’s Hotel Wednesday afternoon through Wednesday evening. Contributions in Miriam’s memory may be made to the Jewish General Hospital Foundation, (514) 340-8251.
Devorah Lisa (Debbie) Sorger
SORGER, Devorah Lisa (Debbie). After a courageous battle, on Thursday, July 5, 2012, at the age of thirty-eight. Beloved daughter of Aggie Faigan (the late Eddie Faigan) and George Sorger (Roberta Segal Sorger). Devoted and loving mother of Cassandra and Katelyn. Cherished sister and sister-in-law of Tom and Adriana Sorger, and Paige Sorger. Treasured aunt of Alex, Arilynn, and Sabrina. Granddaughter of the late Maria and the late Morris Strobach, the late Judy and the late Rezso Sorger. Dearest niece of Peter and Helen Strobach, and Rachel Krausz. She will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by Christopher Harding, Todd Plant and his family, and by her family and many friends. Special thanks to doctors Victor Cohen, David Melnychuk and Mark Basik, and the wonderful doctors, nurses and staff at the Jewish General Hospital for their exceptional care, compassion, and devotion. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Sunday, July 8 at 12:00 p.m. Burial at the Young Israel of Chomedey Congregation Section, Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Duvernay. Shiva at 2917 Lake Road, D.D.O. Contributions in Debbie’s memory may be made to the Oncology Department c/o the Jewish General Hospital Foundation, (514) 340-8251.