KALNITSKY, Harvey. After a brave battle with cancer, at the Montreal General Hospital, on Thursday, September 20, 2012, at the age of sixty-seven. Son of the late Abe and the late Tamara. He leaves to mourn his beloved companion, Francine and his brother, Jerry. Harvey practiced law in Montreal for forty-two years. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Sunday, September 23 at 2 p.m. Burial at the Sons of Israel Congregation Section, Back River Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Berri St. Shiva private at his home, on Sunday after burial, and on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Montreal General Hospital Foundation, (514) 934-8230, or to Canadian Cancer Society, (514) 255-5151.
NAYMARK, Leah. Peacefully, on Friday, September 21, 2012. Loving sister and sister-in-law of Helen and the late Yesh Hornik, the late Harry and the late Shirley Naymark, the late Nathan and the late Hilda Naymark, the late Mary and the late Henry Weiss, the late Peter and the late Ruth Naymark, the late Stella and the late Harry Chalfin, Soryl and the late Irving Naymark. Leah will be sadly missed by her many nieces, nephews, family and friends. The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff of 7N at the Donald Berman Maimonides Geriatric Centre for their exceptional care and compassion. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Sunday, September 23 at 12 noon. Burial at the Canadian Hebrew Cemetery, de la Savane. Shiva strictly private. Donations in her memory may be made to the charity of your choice.
Cantor Mendel Fogel It is with a profound sense of loss that we announce the passing of Ha’Chazzan Mendel Fogel, founding Cantor of Congregation Shaare Zedek, on Saturday, September 22, 2012. His soul returned to its Maker towards the conclusion of Shabbat Shuva – the Sabbath of Repentance. Mendel Fogel was associated with Shaare Zedek Congregation for nearly six decades. Beloved husband of Frances Koffler for fifty-nine years. Devoted father and father-in-law of Rochel and Ephraim English, Paula and Barry Trink, Shimon and Esti Fogel, and Samuel Fogel. Cherished Zaidy of Shayna and Jeremy Horowitz, David and Rena English, Eli English, Orly and Shlomo Glowitz, Max, Moshe and Talya English; Ariel, Eliana, Yaron, Lior, Keren and Amichai Trink; Rochel-Leah and Moishele Fogel; Ne’ema, Rivka and the late Netanel Fogel. As a survivor of the Holocaust, his greatest triumph was the true “yiddishe naches” derived from his seventeen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his siblings, Naftali, Moshe, Miriam and Yosef Mayer. Dear brother-in-law of Terry and Joe Sonnenschein. Frances and the children would like to acknowledge with deep gratitude the extraordinary kindness and support extended by the entire Shaare Zedek Congregation Family, as well as the unstinting assistance and caring demonstrated by the Paperman family – with whom Cantor Fogel enjoyed an abiding and very close relationship. Words cannot adequately convey the appreciation felt for Myer Bick and the staff of the Jewish General Hospital for their compassion, sensitivity and quality of care. Funeral service on Monday, September 24 at 12 noon, at the Shaare Zedek Congregation, 5305 Rosedale Ave. Burial at the Shaare Zedek Congregation Section, Eternal Gardens Cemetery, Beaconsfield. Shiva will take place in the Davine Hall at Shaare Zedek Congregation. Mincha and Ma’ariv on Monday at 6:30 p.m., Shachris on Tuesday at 8:00 a.m. Due to the onset of Yom Kippur, shiva ends Tuesday, September 25 at 2 p.m. Reflecting his love for the Jewish people and the Jewish state, contributions in his memory may be made to Congregation Shaare Zedek, (514) 484-1122, www.shaarezedek.ca, or to Vaad Lema’an Ha’Chayal.
CHESICK (CHECHIK), William (Bill). Suddenly, while visiting in Sweden, on Tuesday, September 18, 2012. Most cherished husband of Selma (Tarnofsky) for sixty-two years. Loving and dearest father of Ron (Ginette), Wendy and Lori. Adoring grandfather of Sandra (Leigh), Eric (Florence), Natalie, Jennifer, Adam, Kimberly, Jesse and Michelle; and great-grandfather of Benjamin, Cy and Samantha. He will be dearly missed by his twin brother, Syd (Anne). Predeceased by his brother Lionel (Dorothy), and brother-in-law Stanley (Ada). Uncle to seven nieces and nephews. Greatly admired by Dan and Steve. Bill will be greatly missed by his many friends on and off the ski hill and golf course. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Monday, September 24 at 11:00 a.m. Shiva to be announced. Contributions in Bill’s memory may be made to the YM-YWHA, (514) 737-6551, or to Shaare Zion Congregation, (514) 481-7727.
RALPH, Sam. Tragically, on Wednesday, October 3, 2012. Beloved son of Ted and the late Elca. Cherished father of Daniel, and Anna. Loving brother and brother-in-law of Earl and Susan. Dear uncle of Talia, Robert, and Michael. Special nephew of Lorna and the late Mervin Gittleson. He will be greatly missed by Caroline, Jackie, his family, friends, and all who knew him. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Sunday, October 7, at 1:00 p.m. Burial at the Beit Abraham Congregation Family Estates Section, Kehal Israel Cemetery, D.D.O. Due to the Festival of Succot, Shiva will be held from the evening of Tuesday, October 9, through Sunday, October 14 at 5027 Glencairn. Contributions in Sam’s memory may be made to the Suicide Action Montreal Foundation, (514) 376-0900.
COHEN, Helen (nee Nadler). Peacefully, in her ninety-first year, on Friday, October 5, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Oscar Cohen. Loving and devoted mother and mother-in-law of Eileen Nina and Harvey Myers, Roselyn Myra and Stanley Ornstein, Jack Israel and Mindy, Philip Karl and Kayla. Most cherished Bubbie of Rebecca Gamble, Elissa and Jeff Chubb, Lauren Myers and Nic Bousette, Lorne and Tamara Cohen, Aaron Cohen, Lisa and Neal Covant, Mitchell Ornstein, Daniel Cohen. Sister and sister-in-law of Molly and the late Peter Rosen, Saul and Celia Nadler, Morris and Peggy Nadler, Isadore and Muriel Nadler, the late Esther and the late Abie Moss, and sister-in-law of the late Tica and the late Arnold Kahn. She will be sadly missed by her great-grandchildren, Owen Gamble, Seth, Julia and Miles Chubb, Shayna, Hailey and Zachary Cohen, Benjamin, Brooke and Brayden Covant. “Auntie Helen” will also be very sadly missed by her nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. The family wishes to sincerely thank and express gratitude for the wonderful care and love she received from staff and friends at the Waldorf, whose names are too numerous to mention. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Wednesday, October 10 at 1:45 p.m. Burial at the Congregation Beit Abraham Family Estates Section, Kehal Israel Cemetery, D.D.O. Shiva will be observed Wednesday, October 10 and Thursday, October 11. Family and friends are welcome. Location and times will be available at the service or by contacting family members. Donations in her memory may be made to the Segal Cancer Centre c/o the Jewish General Hospital Foundation, (514) 340-8251, or to the charity of your choice.
SEIDMAN, Jean (née Wolfson). On Saturday, October 6, 2012, in her one hundred and second year, we lost our Matriarch. Beloved wife of the late Issie Seidman. Dear mother and mother-in-law of Evelyn Shrier (Henry Geniele), Gerald and Joyce Seidman, Harold and Lynne Seidman. Bubby Jean to Barbara Shrier and Jean-Maurice De Ernsted, Howard Shrier and Harriet Wichin, Neil Seidman, Hope Seidman and Adam Gavsie, Lori Seidman and David Diner, Kelly Seidman and Allan Bloom, Robyn Seidman and Rob Nadler, and eleven great-grandchildren. Sister and sister-in-law of Shirley and the late Mac Katz, the late Lily and the late Al Romoff. Predeceased by Frank and Leah Seidman, Abie and Rosie Seidman, Eddie and Annie Seidman, Sara and Willy Hamerman, Sabina and Kiva Zebrowicz. Fondly remembered by her cousins, nieces, nephews and their families. Thank you to the staff of 12 West at the Montreal General Hospital and to Lumen Tadeo. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Wednesday, October 10 at 1:00 p.m. Burial at the Memorial Park Cemetery, de la Savane. Shiva at 5740 Cavendish Blvd. until Thursday evening, October 11. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Alzeimer Groupe (A.G.I.), (514) 485-7233.
SHAHMOON, Mavis (nee Spieler). Peacefully, on Sunday, October 7, 2012. Wife of the late Albert Shahmoon. Beloved mother and mother-in-law of Diana and the late Fred Murad, Monica and Sam Shamash, Rebecca and Frank Daniel. Sister of the late Michael Spieler. Cherished “Grams” of Albert and Wendy Murad, Amy and John Thomas; Caroline Daniel, Melissa and Michael Asseraf. Adored and loving ‘Gigi’ of Freddy and Brett Murad; Emma and Leah Thomas; Abby, Zachary and Jacob Smith; Charles and Katie Assaraf. Dear aunt of Susan Spieler Leifer. Heartfelt thanks to her caregivers, Annie, Cristina, Janice, Lucille and Olive. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Wednesday, October 10 at 9:45 a.m. Burial at the Young Israel of Montreal Congregation Cemetery, de la Savane. Shiva at her home, until 5 p.m. daily. Evening services and shiva at the Spanish & Portuguese Synagogue. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors, (514) 342-1234 ext.: 7373, or to the Jewish Hospital of Hope Eldercare Foundation, (514) 738-4500 ext.: 2124.
BARON, Morton. On Thursday, October 4, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Louise Rocheleau. Loving father and father-in-law of Adam and Jenny, and Jonathan. Cherished grandfather of Rebecca, Andrew, and Noah. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Lloyd and Kim Baron, and Jeffrey Baron. Brother-in-law of Aline and Marius, Leo-Paul and Janine, and Gilles. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Wednesday, October 10, at 12:15 p.m. Burial at the Adath Israel Poale Zedek Congregation Cemetery, de la Savane. Shiva at 7400 Cote-St-Luc Road, on Wednesday and Thursday, from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Donations in his memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association (800) 226-8464.
WASSERMAN, Susan. Suddenly in Ventura, California on Wednesday, October 3, 2012, at the age of fifty-four. Beloved daughter of Evelyn and the late Rubin (Ruby) Wasserman. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Arlene Wasserman and Daniel Glazer. Loving niece of Freda and the late Moe Sazant, Goldie and the late Sender Wasserman, Max Wasserman, Martin and the late Stella Wasserman, Jeanne and the late Herbie Fetterman, the late Sophie and the late Harry Stein, the late Joe and the late Evelyn Wasserman. Sadly mourned by her many cousins and friends. Special thanks to her “Guardian Angel” Randy Encinas for his exceptional care and devotion. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Wednesday, October 10 at 10:45 a.m. Burial at the Knights of Pythias Section, Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Duvernay. Shiva strictly private. Contributions in her memory may be made to the charity of your choice.
LAPKOVSKY, Philip. In his ninety-first year, on Monday, October 8, 2012. A decorated veteran. Husband and life partner of the late Evelyn Alexander. Devoted father and father-in-law of Arlene and Jack Dym, Steven and Helen, Robert and Patty, Howard and the late Ricki. Beloved grandpa of Eric and Maria Dym, Mark and Jennifer Dym, Adam and Tamara Dym; Jennifer and Nick Barnes, David and Joshua Lapkovsky; Dayna and Ami Grunbaum, Stacey Lapkovsky; Jared and Rena Lapkovsky, Amanda and Alix Lapkovsky. Loving ‘Pops’ of Sarah, Emma and Jonah Dym; Jesse and Hannah Dym; Lauren and Shawn Dym; Ella, Owen and Amelia Barnes; Asher and Jagger Grunbaum. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Freda and Maury Hutkins, Helen and the late Sol Lumer, Elsie and George Fisher. Predeceased by Evelyn’s siblings and their spouses. Phil will be sadly missed by nieces, nephews, family and friends. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Wednesday, October 10 at 2:30 p.m. Burial at the Beth Ora Congregation Section, Kehal Israel Cemetery, D.D.O. Shiva private. Contributions in his memory may be made to the “Philip and Evelyn Lapkovsky Memorial Fund” c/o the Jewish General Hospital Foundation, (514) 340-8251.