STERN, Fritzi. On Friday, August 17, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Sigmund. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Ellie Stern and Harry Cling, Irene Altro, and Elvin. Cherished grandmother of Bonnie and David, Matthew and Laurence, Melissa and Aaron, Melanie, Raz and Celine, and Brandee. Proud great-grandmother of Joshua, and Edan. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Doris and the late Carl Kwasnick, and sister-in-law of Betty and the late Nathan Stern, the late Jacob and the late Sonia Stern, the late Rica and the late Max Greisler. She will be missed by her nieces and nephews. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Monday, August 20, at 11:00 a.m. Burial at the Farband Labour Zionist Organization Section, Kehal Israel Cemetery, D.D.O. Shiva at her daughter’s home through Tuesday evening. Donations in her memory may be made to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada, (800) 387-1479, ext. 237.
Anne Weinstein Marcovici
WEINSTEIN-MARCOVICI, Anne (Coca). Peacefully, on Sunday, August 19, 2012, at the age of eighty-five. Anne was born in Bucharest, Romania in 1927, and emigrated with her husband in 1948. She survived political upheaval, war and the Holocaust, and came to Canada in 1949 to build a new life and family in a democracy. Anne made a home for herself in Canada and came to love it with a passion. Wife of the late Solomon (Solo) Marcovici. Beloved mother and mother-in-law of Sandra and Howard Sterling, Philip and Peggy Marcovici, and the late Julia (Gigi). Loving grandmother of Jennifer Sterling Jennens and Andrew Jennens, Lara Sterling, Mathew Sterling; Joshua Marcovici-Liu and Luca Marcovici-Liu. Proud great-grandmother of Sadie and Edith Jennens. Dear sister of Alex Zucker (Reinhilde), and cherished aunt to Darline Rosenhek, Diane Patpatia and Gilbert Zuker. Anne will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by her family and many friends in Canada and overseas. She was a survivor who loved life and was an inspiration to her family. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Tuesday, August 21 at 11:00 a.m. Burial at the Farband Labour Zionist Organization Cemetery, de la Savane. Shiva to be announced. Contributions in her memory may be made to the charity of your choice.
HERMAN, Elaine (nee Saltsman). On Saturday, August 18, 2012. Beloved wife of Barry. Cherished mother of Sheryl and the late Wendy. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Tuesday, August 21 at 12 noon. Burial at the Shaare Zion Congregation Section, Eternal Gardens Cemetery, Beaconsfield. Donations in Elaine’s memory may be made to the “Wendy Herman Memorial Fund” c/o the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation, (514) 934-4846.
BENSIMON, Jacques. 1943 – 2012. Peacefully, on Sunday, August 26, 2012. Beloved husband of Véra Elbaz. Loving father of Jonathan and David. Dearest brother of Marguerite, Georgette and the late Thérèse. Brother-in-law of Zary Attar, Simon Elbaz, André and Françoise Elbaz, Esther and Pierre Lasry, Annette Benhaïm, Sophie Fortunée and Ralph Cohen. Sadly mourned by his many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A child of Agadir – a city he always loved – remained one of the finest Moroccan filmmakers who lived outside of Morocco. As a young teenager his family immigrated to Montreal and he completed his film studies in the United States but his work was always anchored in the love of the country of his birth and childhood. It was evident in his films, for example the classic trilogy “Carnets du Maroc” and, more recently, his memoir of growing up in Agadir, “Un paradis perdu”. The book will be published this fall by Hamathan in Paris and Montreal. Some of Jacques films can be seen at nfb.ca; others will be forthcoming. The films were produced at the NFB where he was a filmmaker for many years and later the Government Film Commissioner in which role he led to a rebirth of the organization. Jacques was also a President of the Ontario's French educational network: TFO (1989-2000). As head of the channel he made it a leading force in ensuring the vitality of French language and culture across Canada. His love of cinema was evident in the enormously popular cinema evenings on TFO which he personally hosted. Jacques will be missed inordinately by the many whose lives he touched personally or through his work. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Monday, August 27 at 2:00 p.m. Burial at the Baron de Hirsch Cemetery, de la Savane. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Segal Cancer Centre c/o the Jewish General Hospital Foundation, (514) 340-8251; to the Colorectal Cancer Association, (514) 875-7745; or to Nova Montreal, (514) 866-6801.
RUBENOVITCH, Irving. Peacefully, in Florida, on Tuesday, August 28, 2012, at the age of ninety-three. Son of late Dora and the late Samuel Benny Rubenovitch. Devoted husband of the late Etta Perlman. Beloved father and father-in-law of Joyce Lee Rubenovitch, Vicky and Larry Fish, Josh Rubenovitch and Yves Belfanti. Adoring grandfather of Susan and Terry Colp, Ben and Meghan Hyman, Jon and Leah Fish, Dudi and Erica Fish. Proud great-grandfather of nine treasures. Brother and brother-in-law of the late Annie and the late Arthur Grossman, the late Bessie and the late Harry Sinclair, Eva and the late Hilton Hill, the late Lou and the late Anne Rubenovitch, the late Lottie and the late Max Rosenfield, Morris and the late Nettie Rubenovitch. Dear uncle to his many nieces and nephews. He will be lovingly remembered and dearly missed by all his cousins, relatives and friends. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Thursday, August 30 at 12 noon. Burial at the Hebrew Protective Section, Kehal Israel Cemetery, D.D.O. Shiva at 8111 McCubbin Rd., C.S.L. H4X 1A6. Shiva times to be announced.
William (Bill) Berish
BERISH, William (Bill). Peacefully, on Monday, August 27, 2012. Beloved husband of Sara Shankman for seventy years. Loving father and father-in-law of Alan and Gloria Berish, Annalee and Marc Trottier. Proud Zaida of Justin, and Alexandra. Predeceased by his brother Ralph (Miriam), and his sister Tessie (the late David Routtenberg). Brother-in-law of Norman and Lorraine Shankman, Esther and Charles Steinberg. He will be sadly missed by family and friends. We love you a bushel and a peck. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Thursday, August 30, at 10:00 a.m. Burial at the Shomrim Laboker Congregation Cemetery, Beth Hamedrash Hagadol Section, de la Savane. Shiva 5555 Trent, # 708, C.S.L., from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. daily. Contributions in William’s memory may be made to the charity of your choice.
DERSTENFELD, Arnold. It is with deep sadness that we announce his passing on Tuesday, August 28, 2012. Beloved husband and life partner of Beatrice Gorodetsky for fifty-nine years. Loving and devoted father and father-in-law of Patti, Jay and Lori, and Glenn. Much loved Zadie of Alex, Ryan, Kelly, and Myles. Dearest brother and brother-in-law of Sylvia and the late Mendy Staviss, the late Ruthie and the late Joe Schnider, and brother-in-law of Pearl and the late Newton Migicovsky, the late Shirley and the late Jack Miller. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends and devoted employees. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Friday, August 31, at 12:00 noon. Burial at the Beth Zion Congregation Section, Eternal Gardens Cemetery, Beaconsfield. Shiva at his home from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. daily. Contributions in his memory may be made to Beit Halochem – Aid to Disabled Veterans of Israel, (800) 355-1648, or to the charity of your choice.
Alan L. Friedman
FRIEDMAN, Alan L. In Las Vegas, on Tuesday, September 4, 2012, at the age of 81. Partner and best friend of the late Patty Barker. Son of the late Edward (Teddy) and the late Gladys Friedman (née Glickman). Brother of the late Carol Friedman. Alan was a passionate man who faced many challenges in his life. He will be sadly missed by his cousin Brahm Faber, his lifelong friends and other cousins. Graveside service on Monday, September 10, at 12:00 noon, at the Congregation Shaar Hashomayim Cemetery, 1250 Chemin de la Forêt. Arrangements entrusted to Paperman & Sons.
KASTNER, Elizabeth (Bess). On Wednesday, September 5, 2012. Beloved daughter of the late Reverend Solomon and the late Ida Kastner. Dear sister and sister-in-law of the late Dr. Jacob and the late Ida Kastner, Sara and the late Dr. Aaron Kastner, Bernice and the late Sidney Kastner. Bess will be missed by her many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Graveside service on Monday, September 10 at 11:00 a.m., at the Spanish & Portuguese Congregation Cemetery, 1250 chemin de la Forêt, Outremont. Donations in her memory may be made to the Spanish & Portuguese Congregation, (514) 737-3695. Arrangements entrusted to Paperman & Sons.
Nathan Scott, also known as “Uncle Nathan”, “The Candy Man” and “The Matchmaker”, died peacefully at home on Thursday, September 6, 2012, at the age of ninety-five. Born in St-Cyrille, near Quebec City, Nathan was the son of the late Aaron and the late Sarah Scott. Nathan grew up in Montreal and attended local schools. During World War II, he served as a sergeant in the Royal Rifles of Canada Regiment (Canadian Armed Forces); and later joined his family's clothing business Scott-LaSalle, where he rose to the presidency. During the 1970s and 1980s, Mr. Scott was passionately committed to the Montreal Jewish community. He volunteered with the Hebrew Free Loan Association, served as Chairman of the Combined Jewish Appeal campaign. Nathan was the National President and Treasurer of the Jewish National Fund, for which he continued to raise funds into his 90s. He was also the first President of the Montreal Cystic Fibrosis Society, and the assistant chair of Montreal-Israel Bonds. Mr. Scott was awarded the Samuel Bronfman Medal – the most prestigious award granted by the CJA for extraordinary service and leadership over a lifetime. Nathan, a well-known local figure, could often be seen out walking on Sherbrooke Street and on Côte-des-Neiges Road stopping to chat and distribute candy and dolls to all those he met. The communities of people whom he embraced, and who embraced him, couldn't have been more widespread and diverse. No one could resist his sense of humour and his upbeat outlook – it was infectious. Beloved husband of Betty Greenberg for sixty-seven years. Cherished father and father-in-law of Robin and the late Len Mader, Susan and François Séguin, Judy and Mark Caplan, and Barbra Scott. Adored “Grandpa Nathan” of Daniel Mader, David and Lindsay Mader; Dana Caplan Goodman and Jonathan Goodman, Abraham, Joanna, and David Caplan; Lily Madeleine and Gabriel Scott Séguin. Proud great-grandfather of Noah, Lilah, and Orly Goodman; and Penelope Mader. Predeceased by his siblings and their spouses, Dr. Ben and Dorothy Scott, Anne and Dr. Joe Goldberg, George and Thelma Scott, Irving Scott and Thelma Scott-Rappaport, Jack and Sally Scott, Betty and Dr. Sidney Neiderhoffer, Pearl and Isidore Labow. Dear brother-in-law of Marty and Becky Greenberg, Sylvia and the late Barney Lipman. Nathan will be sadly mourned and fondly remembered many by his nieces, nephews, family and many friends. Heartfelt gratitude to Lally Sulapat, Cornelia Stan and Laezel Ato for their exceptional care and devotion. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Monday, September 10 at 2:00 p.m. Burial at Congregation Shaar Hashomayim Cemetery, 1250 ch. de la Forêt. Shiva at his home. Contributions in his memory may be made to the “Betty and Nathan Scott Endowment Fund” c/o Congregation Shaar Hashomayim, (514) 937-9471, or to the Jewish National Fund, (514) 934-0313. He left the world a more positive place for his having been in it; he loved people, and they loved him.
BAUM, Boris. Peacefully, with dignity, surrounded by his loving family, on Tuesday, September 4, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Katia (Gitla) Kuporos. Loving father and father-in-law of Liza, Rose, Rita and Gary Kaminer. Cherished Zeydie of Bonnie and Sheldon, Michael, Barbara and Ines, Howie and Stella, Joey and Jess, Maury and Amy, Pamela and Reuven, and Lorne. Proud Grand-Zeydie of Nikki, Sydney, Dylan, Sophia, Kyla, Jack, Jess, Justin, Alex, Mikha, and Jayden. Boris was a true survivor with a great sense of humour and a larger than life personality. He leaves behind a wonderful legacy. Boris’ healthy lifestyle was well ahead of its time, and served him well, allowing him to live a long, good and vibrant life. He will be missed by all and remembered always. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Friday, September 7, at 10:00 a.m. Burial at the Chelemer Society Section, Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Duvernay. Shiva private. Donations in Boris’ memory may be made to the Shaare Zedek Congregation, (514) 484-1122.