Dr. David Kobernick
KOBERNICK, Dr. David. Peacefully, in his ninety-fourth year on Friday, October 26, 2012, surrounded by his children. Beloved husband of the late Lillian Archeck. Loving and devoted father and father-in-law of Howard and Sharon Kobernick, Carolyn Kobernick and Gary Polowin, Paul and Deborah Kobernick. Proud Zadie of Josh (Kelly), Greg, Micah, the late Lauren Polowin, Brandon, Breea, and Albert. Predeceased by his brother Julius Kobernick and sister Sarah Benedik Lubitsch. Brother-in-law of Florence Kobernick, the late Harry Benedik, and the late Saul Lubitsch. David will be missed by his dear friend and companion Bea Goldman and her family. Special thanks to Dr. Norman Wolkove. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Monday, October 29, at 11:00 a.m. Burial at the Temple Emanu-El-Beth Sholom Congregation Section, Mount-Royal Cemetery. 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 the Mount Sinai Hospital Foundation, (514) 369-2222, ext. 1299, or to the charity of your choice.
FEDER, Esther (née Mlotek). A Holocaust survivor. Peacefully on Tuesday, December 4, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Perec. Devoted mother and mother-in-law of Polly and Ted Storozum, Doris and Joel Knafo, Estelle and the late Dave Feder. Cherished Bubbie of Jason and Annie, Marissa, Alexandra, Ruby and Harvey, Jaclyn and Nadav, Samuel, and Joshua. Predeceased by her siblings. Special thanks to the staff of the Maimonides Geriatric Centre for their devotion and care. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Thursday, December 6, at 2:00 p.m. Burial at the Beth Ora Congregation Section, Kehal Israel Cemetery, D.D.O. Shiva at her daughter’s residence. Donations in Esther’s memory may be made to the Donald Berman Maimonides Foundation, (514) 483-2121, ext. 2207.
FEFER, Micheline B. (née Wortrai). Suddenly on Tuesday, December 4, 2012. Most beloved wife of Maurice for fifty-three years. Cherished mother and mother-in-law of Brigitte Fefer and Mehrzad Sepasi, Eric Fefer and Heather Scholefield, Joëlle Fefer and Henry Gourdji, Patrick Fefer and Jenelyn Española. Proud Mamie of Véronique, Alexandre; Alexis, Nick, Ryan; Audrey, Kelly, Eva; Jordan, and Jarren. Dearest sister and sister-in-law of Régine and Hermann Fefer, Laurent and Isabelle Wortrai, and sister-in-law of Amélie and the late Maurice Lidzborski, Annie and the late Fred Friedner. Micheline will be lovingly remembered and deeply missed by Sylvie, Hervé, and Jacqueline Fefer, Louisette Zizka, Tania Kiaizadeh, and by her many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends in Canada and France. The family wishes to extend its sincerest gratitude to her caregivers Joy De Leon and Anna Badion for their care and devotion. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Friday, December 7, at 11:00 a.m. Burial at the Baron de Hirsch Cemetery, de la Savane. The family wishes to observe Shiva in the strictest of privacy. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Parkinson Foundation of Canada, (514) 861-4422, or to the Jewish National Fund, (514) 934-0313.
Peacefully, at the age of eighty-six, with her loved ones by her side, on Tuesday, December 4, 2012, after complications from heart surgery. Beloved wife and best friend of the late Morrie. Daughter of the late Sarah Dynabursky and the late Baruch Krymalowsky. Much loved mother of Dr. Leslie and Carole Eisner, Sharon Eisner, and Marlene Eisner. Cherished ‘Bubby Pauline’ of Rebecca, David, Bruce, Philip, Alan, Michelle and Amy. Sister and sister-in-law of the late Yona and the late Gordie Kaufman, Saul and the late Rae Zwerling, and sister-in-law of Adele and the late Arthur Goldman, Leah and Moishe Bar-Urian. Devoted aunt to Terry Kaufman and Julie Hobbs, Ian Kaufman and Pat Maurice, Susan and Danny Aroussi, Elliot Price and Julie Rother, Bunny Price and Barry. Cherished friend of Debbie Loecher Marchello. Our mom was a very special lady, and will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Thursday, December 6 at 3 p.m. Burial at the Adath Israel Congregation Cemetery, de la Savane. Shiva at her daughter Sharon’s house, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., through Monday evening. Donations in her memory to the charity of your choice.
WASSERMAN, Max. On Thursday, December 6, 2012. Beloved brother and brother-in-law of Freda and the late Moe Sazant, Martin and the late Stella Wasserman, Jeanne and the late Herbie Fefferman, Evelyn and the late Ruby Wasserman, Goldie and the late Sender Wasserman, the late Sophie and the late Harry Stein, the late Joe and the late Evelyn Wasserman. Sadly mourned by his nieces, nephews, family and friends. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Monday, December 10 at 1:00 p.m. Burial at the Knights of Pythias Section, Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Duvernay. Shiva strictly private. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Cardiac Fund c/o the St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation, (514) 734-2694.
Magdalena (Magda) Weintraub
On Sunday, December 9, 2012, at the age of seventy-nine. Beloved wife of William Weintraub O.C. Predeceased by her parents, Lila and Henry Landau, and her sister, Janine. Dear sister-in-law of Eugene Reisman. Cherished aunt of Joanna Reisman Tremonte and Diana Reisman Cowett. She will be greatly missed by her great-niece, great-nephews, and all who knew her. Magda was born in Krakow, Poland, and immigrated to Canada with her parents after many difficult wartime years. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Wednesday, December 12 at 10 a.m. Burial at the Mount Royal Cemetery, 1297, ch. de la Forêt.
Peacefully, on Monday, December 10, 2012, with his wife by his side. Beloved husband of Sarah Melamed for sixty-five years. Devoted father and father-in-law of Sharon and Jerry Baranoff, Joel and Sandra Katz, Corinne Katz, Pamela and Mark Caron. Adored Zaidy of Ilana and Steven, Steven and Donna, Glenn and Stephanie, Shawna and Shawn, Elyssa and Kenny, Stewart and Jessica, Amanda and Peter, Michelle and Ryan. Proud and loving great-grandfather of ten. Dearest brother and brother-in-law of Joe and Ida, Archie and Ruth. Phil will be sadly missed by his nieces, nephews, family and friends. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Wednesday, December 12 at 1 p.m. Burial at the Canadian Hebrew Cemetery, de la Savane. Shiva at his son’s home, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. daily. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Just For Kids Foundation, (514) 989-7673.
Linda Jane Laing
LAING, Linda Jane (née Brotman). On Wednesday, December 5, 2012. Our beautiful Linda (Ketzie) was finally released from her suffering. With her typical private resolve, she faced her death fearlessly, patiently, and without anger or complaints. During our last weeks with her, we reminisced, we talked, we cried, we sang. Hers was a life that came full circle. Linda’s delicate exterior belied a calm determination to quietly pursue her considerable passions: her sumptuous hand-knit sweaters and her truly extraordinary special-occasion cakes; two successful businesses that allowed her to express her flair for design and colour, both of which were also reflected in her unique personal style. No one could pull off vintage like Linda. The daughter of the late Bess and the late Maurice Brotman, Linda is mourned by Lawrence, her adoring husband of forty-seven years, and by her loving and cherished children, Jennifer and Tom (Schopflocher) of New York, and Jason of Jerusalem. Linda adored her two precious grandsons, Jesse and Casey. She will be greatly missed by her sister, Bonnie (the late Mel Shore), and by Bonnie’s partner, Phil Lander. Her absence will be deeply felt by her belle-soeur extraordinaire, Judi Laing of Los Angeles, by her sister-in-law Margot Laing, by Kenny Shtull and Joy Moos, and by her loving nephews, Josh and Paul Shore, Benjamin and Jacob McKean. Our family would like to express our thanks to Dr. Joseph Portnoy for his guidance, and to Drs. Stanley Heisler, Simon Bergman, Petr Kavan, Michael Palumbo, and David Melnychuk, Nicole Baird, Charles Hackett and Michael Dworkind for their devoted care, to Louise Champagne and Brigitte Melhem of the Segal Cancer Centre for their compassion, and to the wonderful staff of the Palliative Care Unit. As well, we wish to thank Dr. Robert Mayer of the Dana Farber Institute for his consistent accessibility and advice. We are so grateful to all the dear friends who have sent their prayers through visits and letters. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Thursday, December 6 at 12:45 p.m. Burial at the Congregation Shaar Hashomayim Cemetery, 1250 Chemin de la Forêt. Shiva at 233 Morrison Avenue, T.M.R. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Segal Cancer Centre c/o the Jewish General Hospital Foundation (514) 340-8251. For a special video about Linda's life, please cut and paste the following link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blCnxamJlxs
Peacefully, on Saturday, December 8, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Allan. Sister of the late Goldie Glickman, and sister-in-law of the late Herbert Glickman. Devoted daughter of the late Israel and the late Rose Stein. Cherished aunt of Melvyn and Rita, Stephen and Sharon, and Richard and Joy Glickman. She will be sadly missed by her friends, Carol McCone, Kirstin Davenport and Erin Beettam. Many thanks to Catalina Marzan for her care, kindness and devotion. Graveside service on Monday, December 10 at 1 p.m., at Congregation Shaar Hashomayim Cemetery, 1250 ch. de la Forêt.
ROTHSTEIN, Isadore. Peacefully, in his ninety-first year on Monday, December 10, 2012. Beloved husband of Sylvia Bakerman for sixty-six years. Devoted father and father-in-law of Stephen, Sheila and Gerald Glasser, Howard and Lois (Colle). Cherished grandfather of Jennifer and Danny Aboudi, Jordan Glasser and Amanda Steel; Jared Rothstein and Bryanna Rothstein. Loving great-grandfather of Carli and Joseph Aboudi. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Eileen and the late Nathan Rothstein, the late Frances and the late Herman Davis, the late Norman and the late Lillian Rothstein, the late Dr. Bobby and the late Maytie Rothstein; and brother-in-law of Louis and the late Gertie Bakerman, Irving and Mary Bakerman, the late Lily and the late Jack Pasternak. Sadly mourned by his nieces, nephews, family and friends. Special thanks to Rabbi Michael Whitman, Dr. Robert Lubarsky, and to the doctors, nurses and staff of 8 North-West at the Jewish General Hospital for their exceptional care and devotion. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Wednesday, December 12, at 2:00 p.m. Burial at the Adath Israel Poale Zedek Anshei Ozeroff Congregation Cemetery, de la Savane. Shiva at his home. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Adath Israel Poale Zedek Anshei Ozeroff Congregation, (514) 482-4252, or to the Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors, (514) 343-3529, ext. 7373.
On Wednesday, December 12, 2012. Wife of the late Harry Marvin. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Susan and Stephen Sklar, Fran and Cy Bulkis. Cherished grandmother of Ian and Nadine Lutterman, Stuart Lutterman, Randi and Daniel Nixon, Amanda and Mike Brown. Proud great-grandmother of Emily, Mila, Harrison and Dylan. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Herbert Vool, Ruth and the late David Ellin, Ida and the late Norman Akman, Lola and Dr. Jack Mendelsohn, the late Dinah and the late Dr. Sam Epstein, and predeceased by Harry’s siblings and their spouses, Henry and Mollie Marvin, Beatrice and Herbert Amro. Dorothy will be sadly missed by her nieces, nephews, family and friends. The family would like to thank the staff of Neve Ora Residence for their exceptional care. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Friday, December 14 at 11 a.m. Burial at the Shomrim Laboker Congregation Cemetery, Beth Yehuda Section, de la Savane. Shiva at her daughter’s home, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. daily. Contributions in Dorothy’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer Groupe (A.G.I.), (514) 485-7233.