KUCHARSKY, Frances (nee Yaffe). It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Frances Kucharsky, on Wednesday, September 5, 2012, after a lengthy illness, at the age of ninety-two. Beloved and devoted wife of the late Norman. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Cyndi and Max Mintzberg, Judy Kucharsky and Arthur Hiess, and Danny Kucharsky. Cherished grandmother of Kara, Joelle, Jaclyn and Benjamin Mintzberg; Rebecca and Jordana Hiess. Sister of the late Saul Yaffe. Daughter of the late Bessie and the late Joseph Yaffe. Frances was a true original – an independent woman and a progressive thinker with an incredible zest for life. She will be missed by all those whose lives she touched. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Friday, September 7 at 1 p.m. Burial at the Russian Polish Hebrew Cemetery, de la Savane. Shiva at her home, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. daily. Donations in her memory may be made to the MADA Community Centre, (514) 342-4969.
COHEN, Sheryl. Peacefully, on Monday, September 3, 2012. Beloved daughter of Fay and the late Joe Barbour. Dear sister of Andrew (Cindy). Sheryl will be sadly missed by Jean Thomson, and Roslyn Kagan. Graveside service on Friday, September 7, at 10:00 a.m. at the Chevra Thilim Pinsker Section, Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Duvernay. Arrangements entrusted to Paperman & Sons.
LIEBERMAN, Freda (nee Bromberg). Surrounded by her loving family, on Monday, September 10, 2012. Devoted wife of the late Samuel. Beloved mother and mother-law of Michael and Nomi, Larry and Joanie, David (Reesa Kadaner), Paul and Hali. Proud grandmother of Deena and Lawrence Witt, Tali and James Miller, Randi Lieberman; Carmela and Rabbi Jarrod Grover, Michelle and Yaron Spitzer, Jamie, Alison and Erin Lieberman; Jason and Carly Lieberman, Lori and David Baker, Adam and Josh Lieberman; Lauren, Jarred and Cara Lieberman. Adoring great-grandmother of Malka, Kiki, and Harel Witt; Evan and Sam Miller; and Renee Grover. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Esther and George Seidel, and sister-in-law of Aron and Susan Lieberman, Sonia and the late Leibish Lieberman. Sadly mourned by her many nieces, nephews, family and friends. Special thanks to Drs. Donald Palisaitis, Joan Zidulka and David Shahin for their care and devotion. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Tuesday, September 11 at 1:30 p.m. Burial at the Adath Israel Poale Zedek Anshei Ozeroff Congregation Cemetery, de la Savane. Shiva private. Due to the advent of Rosh Hashanah, shiva ends Sunday afternoon, September 16. Contributions in her memory may be made to the "Freda and Samuel Lieberman Memorial Fund" c/o Beth Israel Beth Aaron Congregation, (514) 487-1323. Freda was a loving, generous and kind woman. She will be fondly remembered by all.
KAUFMAN, Helen (nee Bacal). Peacefully, on Sunday, September 9, 2012. Loving wife of the late Max S. Dear stepmother of Peggy Kaufman Gaon and Peter Kaufman. Beloved grandmother of Stella, Steve, Michael and Jane, Susan and the late Brian Gaon; Joy Kaufman and Dan Stillwell. Proud great-grandmother of Jamie, Sierra, Lindsey and Jared Gaon. Sister and sister-in-law of Gertie and the late Sidney Bacal, Isobel and the late Peter Bacal, Harry and the late Vera Pollock, and predeceased by Charlie and Florence Bacal, Dr. Harry and Becky Bacal, Dora and Blackie Blackman, Sybil and Dr. Manny Straker, Rosalynd and Jack Schwartzman, Martin Kerner, Zelma and Kim Field. Helen will be sadly mourned by her many nieces and nephews. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Thursday, September 13 at 10:00 a.m. Burial at the Temple Emanu-El-Beth Sholom Congregation Section, Mount Royal Cemetery, 1297 ch. de la Forêt.
PANCER, Kopel. Peacefully, on Tuesday, September 11, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Lea Kozuch for sixty-one years. Loving and devoted father and father-in-law of Alvin and Karen, Robert and Sharon. Cherished Zaidie of Brooke, Jill, Andrew and Max. Predeceased by his brothers and sisters who perished in the Holocaust. A Holocaust survivor himself, Kopel will be sadly missed by his family, many friends, and all of those whose lives he touched. The family would like to thank the staff of the Jewish Eldercare Centre, Kastner Pavilion, for their exceptional care and compassion. Special thanks to Jeannette for her loving care and devotion. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Friday, September 14 at 11:00 a.m. Burial at the North End Wilkomirer Cemetery, de la Savane. Shiva will be observed at 6875 Norwalk Rd., C.S.L., on Friday following burial until 3:30 p.m., on Saturday after Shabbat until 10:00 p.m., and on Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Donations in Kopel’s memory may be made to the Jewish Hospital of Hope Eldercare Foundation, (514) 738-4500 ext.: 2124.
SIROTA, Laizer. It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Laizer Sirota, at the age of eighty-six, on Wednesday, September 12, 2012, surrounded by his loving family. He leaves behind his beloved wife, Myra Rabinovitch. Loving father and father-in-law of Bill and Brigit, Sharon and Mark Mendell, Ian and Cheryl, Marvin and Joni Garellek, Sharon and Pierre Bernier. Adored Zaida and Papa of Maya and Ethan, Delilah, Ryan and Melissa, Matthew and Kayla. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Ann and Joe Sugar, Evelyn and Morris Cherniak, and brother-in-law of Gerry and Marlene Rabinovitch. Laizer will be sadly mourned and fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends. The family wishes to express their heartfelt gratitude to all the doctors and staff of 6 NW at the Jewish General Hospital for their care, kindness and devotion. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Friday, September 14 at 12 noon. Burial at the Dorshei Emet Reconstructionist Congregation Section, Eternal Gardens Cemetery, Beaconsfield. Shiva at 6500 Mackle Road, C.S.L. Due to the advent of Rosh Hashanah, shiva ends Sunday at 12 noon, September 16. Contributions in his memory may be made to the “Myra Rabinovitch Fund for Oncology Research” c/o the Jewish General Hospital Foundation, (514) 340-8251. “He was a good man!”
CARSON, Lillian (née Jacobs). Peacefully in Ottawa, Ontario, on Thursday, September 13, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Moe Carson. Loving and devoted mother of Dr. Sam Carson (Claire Speed) and Rhonda Caplan. Proud and cherished grandmother of Madeline Eisenberg Carson, and Daniel Caplan (Ali). Predeceased by her adored brothers and sisters Bill, Sammy ,Ben, Michael, Paul, Irving, Adele, Bettie, Freda and Zena, and in-laws, the late Abe Carson, and her dearest sister-in-law the late Billie Solomon. Survived by her brother-in-law Leon Carson (Dorice). Lillian will be very sadly missed by her many special nieces, nephews, their children and grand-children. Funeral service from Paperman and Sons, 3888 Jean Talon West on Sunday, September 16 at 11:00 a.m. Burial at the Congregation Beth Israel, Beth Aaron Section, Kehal Israel Cemetery, D.D.O. Shiva will follow on Sunday at 1 pm at Ruby Foo’s Hotel. Donations in her memory may be made to her special charity: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, (514) 744-5537. Our mother was a woman of great strength, caring and determination. She will be very sadly missed by all of those whose lives she touched. May her memory be an everlasting and loving tribute to this special woman.
CROITORU, Jackie (née Yenia Brinberg). Peacefully after a brief illness, surrounded by her loving family, on Sunday September 16, 2012. Beloved wife of Aron Croitoru for fifty-eight years. Devoted mother and mother-in-law of Ken and Nancy (Adessky), Joyce Croitoru and Albert Sayegh, Ted Croitoru and Edith Devico. Cherished “Baba” of David and Erica Croitoru; Michael and Stephen Sayegh; Gaby, Eva and Jeremy Croitoru. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Abie and Georgette Brinberg, the late Chava and the late Jack Flejszon. Heartfelt thanks to Chari Lanosia for her devotion and compassion. Special thanks to the nurses, staff and doctors of 5 South at St. Mary’s Hospital for their exceptional care. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Wednesday, September 19 at 1:00 p.m. Burial at the Shomrim Laboker Congregation Cemetery, de la Savane. Shiva at her daughter’s home. Contributions in her memory may be made to the “Jackie Croitoru Memorial Fund” c/o the St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation, (514) 734-2694.
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STERN, Edward I. Peacefully, at home, on Wednesday, September 19, 2012, surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of Shirley Wagman for fifty-eight years. Loving father and father-in-law of Errol and Rhona, Robin and Danny Buchbinder, Derek and Kirsty, Richard and Marnie. Adored grandfather "Sir Ed" of Brandon and Gregory; Zachary, Kelsey and Hugh; Tyler, Dean, Bryce and Tory; Julie, Adam, Evan and Ryan. Brother of the late Chagai Bar Kochba, and brother-in-law of Melvin and Honey Wagman. Thanks to a very special son, Dr. Errol Stern, who went above and beyond. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., Friday September 21 at 11:45 a.m. Burial at Congregation Shaar Hashomayim Cemetery, 1250 ch. de la Forêt, Outremont. Shiva at his home, 2 Westmount Sq. #18C, on Saturday, from 7:30 to 9 p.m., Sunday and Monday, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. Due to the advent of Yom Kippur, shiva ends on Tuesday, September 25. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to "Edward Stern Memorial Fund" c/o Beit Halochem Canada 1-800-355-1648.
LAZARE, Daniel. Peacefully, in his sleep, on Thursday, September 20, 2012, in his eightieth year, attended to by his beloved wife of 47 years, Luca Lazare, and by his children Stephan (Steph), Eric (Ricky) and Michelle (Micha) Lazare. Daniel is also survived by his brother Jack, sister-in-law Harriet, sister Susan, brother-in-law Otto, his grandchildren Matthew, Erin, Avery and Stella, many nieces and nephews, family and friends. Having graduated from McGill University in 1956 with his Law degree; Daniel practiced as an attorney until 1965 when he and brother Jack founded Gamma Records Ltd. In 1970 Daniel partnered with Terry Flood, Donald Tarlton (Donald K. Donald), Bob Lemm, and Jack Lazare to form Aquarius Records Ltd, another independent Canadian label. He enjoyed travelling to both Vermont and Florida where he pursued his love of skiing and tennis. He will be dearly missed by all. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Sunday, September 23, at 10:00 a.m. Shiva at his home from 7:00 to 9:00 pm on Sunday and from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Monday. In lieu of gifts or flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Oncology Department c/o the Jewish General Hospital Foundation, (514) 340-8251.
SHAFFER, Harry. Peacefully, on Thursday, September 20, 2012. Beloved husband of Ruth Caron for sixty-seven years. Devoted father and father-in-law of Sandra Goldstein, Marilyn and the late Phil Ward, Jerry and Shelley Shaffer. Cherished Zaidie of Marlon and Erin, Randi and Phillip, Glenn and Michelle, Lori, Tara, and Samantha. Proud great-grandfather of Emma, Mia and Paige. Brother and brother-in-law of Minnie and Al Bernstein, Bluma and the late Herb Goldenberg, Ruthie and the late Hymie Shaffer, the late Rosa and the late Bernie Ettenberg, the late William and the late Evelyn Shaffer; and brother-in-law of Jack and Ettie Caron, Sylvia and Sam Chadnick, Melvin and the late Rose Zeitz. Harry will be sadly missed by his many nieces, nephews, family and friends. The family would like to thank the staff at Maimonides Geriatric Centre for their care, kindness and devotion. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Sunday, September 23 at 11 a.m. Burial at the Russian Polish Hebrew Cemetery, de la Savane. Shiva private, from 2 to 4 and 7 and 9 p.m. daily. Due to the advent of Yom Kippur, shiva ends Tuesday afternoon, September 25. Donations in Harry’s memory may be made to the Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors, (514) 342-1234 ext.: 7373.