With love and sadness in our hearts we announce the peaceful passing of our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt, Sara Hochman. Sara passed away at the Saul and Claribel Simkin Centre in the early morning hours of Saturday, April 16, 2022 just 2 days after reaching her 100th birthday on April 14.
Earl Arron Heltay passed away at Foothills hospital in Calgary, Alberta after a short illness, on Friday February 11, 2022 at the age of 77.
Born in Calgary, his family moved to Edmonton when he was five, where he went to school until coming back briefly to Calgary to finish high school at Mount Royal.
On April 17, 2022, Sandy Raisen passed away peacefully, surrounded by family. She is survived by her loving husband Jerry of 58 years, her children Janis and Jay, grandson Jonathan, brother and sister-in-law Syd and Lynne Bass, and brother-in-law Gary McCracken.
Sylvia Posner (née Shaw) was born on August 29th, 1926 to Dorthea and Morris Shaw in Edmonton, Alberta. They moved to Montreal a few years after that. She had 2 brothers: Marcus Shaw (z”l) and Harvey, who resides in Toronto. Sylvia Shaw Posner was a remarkable woman and had a full and long life, ending at age 95.
The following eulogy was written by Sylvia Posner’s son, Matthew:
It is a solemn yet daunting task to compose a eulogy for a parent. On the one hand, you seek to highlight the qualities and extol the virtues of the person who gave you life and nurtured your development, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. On the other hand, you recognize your innate deficiencies in being able to fully encapsulate the essence of someone’s being in a concise synopsis, and fret over your inability to adequately honor their many contributions to this world. Within the context of this quagmire, I offer the following thoughts of my mother, Sylvia Shaw Posner.
Samuel (Sam) Harry Singer, born January 5, 1928 in the Sonnenfeld Jewish farming colony near Hoffer, Saskatch-ewan passed away at 94 years old on March 13, 2022. He will be dearly missed by Betty, wife of 61 years; children Murray (Kanthi), Leah (Lee), Aaron (Gina); and grandchildren Sage, Frey, Oscar and Marlo. Sisters Rose, Goldie, and Ethel and brother Jack predeceased him. His brother Joe survives him.
Martin Corne, beloved husband, father, brother, Zaida and uncle to both family and friends, passed in the night of March 22, 2022. Forever in the loving memory of his wife Gail; daughter Lisa Corne and her husband Michael Klein, and their children Max and Klein; son Ian Corne and his wife Janet Bright Corne, and their children Hugh and Sadie.
Embraced in the love of his partner and children, John Statham passed away in the early hours of Wednesday, February 2, 2022 at the age of 71. He had received a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer on July 7, 2021 and died naturally of his illness at the home of his partner Richard, where he had lived since beginning treatment in August, 2021. His life ended as he had lived it, with calm and dignity.
Lee Anne Block died peacefully on Saturday from pancreatic cancer. She was 70.
A few weeks earlier, Lee Anne was teaching at the University of Winnipeg, playing with grandkids and frustrated by some persistent stomach discomfort that was evolving into pain. She was also glowing after a joyous trip to see her grandsons, Sam and Ari.
Marvin David Meltzer, beloved husband of Ruth Meltzer, peacefully passed away January 24, 2022, at the age of 71 years old. He leaves to mourn his son Steven Meltzer, his daughter Nina Meltzer Ross and her husband Mike Ross, his brother Dr. Charles Meltzer and his wife Juanita Meltzer, his sister Sheila Fox and her husband Arthur Fox, and most importantly, as we were reminded by Marvin on several occasions, his dog Hogan.
Dr. Earl S. Hershfield died on January 30, 2022 at the age of 87.
He was predeceased by his parents Sheppy and Teenie, and his sons David and Bryan. He is survived by his wife Betty Anne, siblings Melvyn and Sharon, son Jeffrey, daughter-in-law Alison, and grandchildren Andrew and Sophia.
It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of our beloved mother and our family matriarch who passed peacefully after a brief illness.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Norman Perry Isler (Naphtali Peretz ben Leepe, ha Levi). Norman was the beloved husband of Toba for 63 years. Loving father to Pamela (Robert), and Rhonda (Sam), and Zadie to Michael (Madison) David, Andrew and Rebecca. Son of the late Leopold and Elsa, and brother of the late Robert (Henrietta).
Our hearts are sad because we lost our beloved mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Sally was a strong woman with indomitable spirit; whose resilience and determination to life and her family enabled a long life. She was predeceased by her husband Bery; son Morley; parents Raphael and Gitel; step-mother Rae; and daughter-in-law Olga.