Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 8 Heshvan, 5775   4:40 AM  
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  Current Services
Ashley Varadi-Starer
Varadi-Starer, Ashley, suddenly on Friday October 31, 2014 at North York General Hospital. Ashley Varadi-Starer, beloved daughter of Elliot and Marian. Dear sister of Danielle. Cherished grand-daughter of Magda and the late Marcel Varadi, and the late Max and Freda Starer. Loving niece of Polly and Tom Varadi, and Libby and Sy Langer. Will also be sadly missed by her cousins and extended family, Lauren and Tom, Rob and Mariana, Rena and Simon, and Steven. At Steeles Memorial Chapel, 350 Steeles Ave West for service on Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Interment: Beit Rayim Synagogue section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva: 94 Winding Lane, Thornhill. Shiva visits after 1:00 p.m. daily, evening services Sunday thru Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to Progress Place Toronto 416-323-0223 or to Chabad of Waterloo 226-338-7770.

Date of Death:Friday, October 31, 2014
Yartzheit day: 7 Heshvan, 5775
Date of Funeral:Sunday, November 2, 2014
Time of Funeral:2:00 PM
Location of Funeral:Steeles Memorial Chapel, 350 Steeles Ave. W.
Location of Burial:Pardes Shalom Cemetery, Beit Rayim section
Shiva Location:94 Winding Lane, Thornhill, L4J 5H9
 Shiva visits after 1:00 p.m. daily.
Times of Services:
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Evening:Evening services Sunday thru Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
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Mercedes Anidjar
Memorial donations may be made to the Charity of your choice.

Date of Death:Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Yartzheit day: 5 Heshvan, 5775
Date of Funeral:Friday, October 31, 2014
Time of Funeral:10:00 AM
Location of Funeral:Steeles Memorial Chapel, 350 Steeles Ave. W.
Location of Burial:Pardes Shalom Cemetery, Petah Tikvah Synagogue section
Shiva Location:485 Patricia Ave., Apt.323, Toronto, M2R 0A2
 Shiva visits 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and 4 to 8 p.m.
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Yakov Hait
Memorial donations may be made to Jewish Russian Community Centre, 5987 Bathurst St., Suite #3, Toronto, M2R 1Z3 (416) 222-7105 ext. 221

Date of Death:Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Yartzheit day: 5 Heshvan, 5775
Date of Funeral:Thursday, October 30, 2014
Time of Funeral:2:00 PM
Location of Funeral:Graveside service at Pardes Chaim Cemetery
Location of Burial:Pardes Chaim Cemetery, Community section
Shiva Location:
 Shiva private
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Morris Jack Waltman
Waltman, Morris Jack. Passed away on October 29, 2014. Beloved husband of the late Temmy. Loving and devoted father and father-in-law of Andrea and Ian. Cherished grandfather of Zack and Troy. Predeceased by his brother Wilfred. He will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. at Steeles Memorial Chapel, 350 Steeles Ave. West, Thornhill. Interment to follow at Bathurst Lawn Cemetery, Court Topaz section. Memorial donations may be made to the Charity of your choice.

Date of Death:Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Yartzheit day: 5 Heshvan, 5775
Date of Funeral:Thursday, October 30, 2014
Time of Funeral:1:30 PM
Location of Funeral:Steeles Memorial Chapel, 350 Steeles Ave. W.
Location of Burial:Bathurst Lawn Cemetery, Court Topaz section
Shiva Location:232 Haddington Ave., Toronto, M5M 2P9
 Shiva visits 2 to 5 p.m., and 7 to 9 p.m. Shiva concludes Wednesday morning, November 5th
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Mitchel Jay Geller
Memorial donations may be made to the Charity of your choice

Date of Death:Monday, October 27, 2014
Yartzheit day: 3 Heshvan, 5775
Date of Funeral:Thursday, October 30, 2014
Time of Funeral:10:00 AM
Location of Funeral:Graveside service at Pardes Chaim Cemetery
Location of Burial:Pardes Chaim Cemetery, Community section
Shiva Location:
 Shiva private
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Sofya Kats
Memorial donations may be made to Jewish Russian Community Centre, 5987 Bathurst St., Suite #3, Toronto, M2R 1Z3 (416) 222-7105 ext. 221

Date of Death:Monday, October 27, 2014
Yartzheit day: 4 Heshvan, 5775
Date of Funeral:Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Time of Funeral:1:00 PM
Location of Funeral:Steeles Memorial Chapel, 350 Steeles Ave. W.
Location of Burial:Bathurst Lawn Cemetery, National Order of Hatzofim section
Shiva Location:30 Anvil Court, Richmond Hill, L4C 9G6
 
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Minnie Wajnkranc (Wein)
Memorial donations may be made to Beit Halochem Canada (905) 695-0611 or Mizrahi Canada (416) 630-9266

Date of Death:Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Yartzheit day: 4 Heshvan, 5775
Date of Funeral:Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Time of Funeral:10:00 AM
Location of Funeral:Steeles Memorial Chapel, 350 Steeles Ave. W.
Location of Burial:Bathurst Lawn Cemetery, Ivansker Society section
Shiva Location:343 Clark Ave. West, Apt.1107, Thornhill, L4J 7K5
 
Times of Services:
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Evening:Evening services at 6 p.m., Sunday and Monday at 5 p.m.
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Philip Smith
Memorial donations may be made to the Charity of your choice

Date of Death:Saturday, October 25, 2014
Yartzheit day: 1 Heshvan, 5775
Date of Funeral:Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Time of Funeral:2:00 PM
Location of Funeral:Steeles Memorial Chapel, 350 Steeles Ave. W.
Location of Burial:Pardes Chaim Cemetery, Community section
Shiva Location:705 King St. West, Suite 615, Toronto, M5W 2W8
 Shiva visits 5 to 9 p.m. till Thursday, Oct.30th
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Lev Tishkovsky
Memorial donations may be made to Jewish Russian Community Centre, 5987 Bathurst St., Suite #3, Toronto, M2R 1Z3 (416) 222-7105 ext. 221

Date of Death:Sunday, October 26, 2014
Yartzheit day: 2 Heshvan, 5775
Date of Funeral:Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Time of Funeral:2:00 PM
Location of Funeral:Graveside service at Pardes Chaim Cemetery
Location of Burial:Pardes Chaim Cemetery, Community section
Shiva Location:
 Shiva private
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Helen James
James, Helen (nee Landsberg). Passed away suddenly and peacefully on October 25, 2014. Beloved daughter of Jack Landsberg and the late Toby Landsberg. Loving and devoted sister and sister-in-law of Esther and John Marmora, Freda Landsberg and Richard Seecharan, and Michael and Nancy Landsberg. Cherished aunt of Jessica, Michael, Sarah, Emma and Samantha. She will be sadly missed and remembered by all her family and many friends. Special thanks to Dr. Alvin Newman for his wonderful lifelong care. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Steeles Memorial Chapel, 350 Steeles Ave. West, Thornhill. Interment to follow at Pardes Chaim Cemetery, Community section. Memorial donations may be made to Crohn's and Colitis Foundation (416) 920-5055 or Canadian Cancer Society 1-800-268-8874.

Date of Death:Saturday, October 25, 2014
Yartzheit day: 2 Heshvan, 5775
Date of Funeral:Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Time of Funeral:11:00 AM
Location of Funeral:Steeles Memorial Chapel, 350 Steeles Ave. W.
Location of Burial:Pardes Chaim Cemetery, Community section
Shiva Location:24 Verwood Ave., Toronto, M3H 2K5
 Shiva visits 2 to 4 p.m., and 6 to 8 p.m. and be concluded on Friday October 31 in the morning,
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Sylvia Saunders
Memorial donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation (416) 489-7111

Date of Death:Friday, October 24, 2014
Yartzheit day: 1 Heshvan, 5775
Date of Funeral:Monday, October 27, 2014
Time of Funeral:1:00 PM
Location of Funeral:Graveside service at Pardes Chaim Cemetery
Location of Burial:Pardes Chaim Cemetery, Community section
Shiva Location:
 Shiva private. Following the interment friends and family are invited to 3181 Bayview Ave., Suite 706, Toronto
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Eleanor Margaret Koff
Memorial donations may be made to Association for Soldiers of Israel (416) 783-3053.

Date of Death:Friday, October 24, 2014
Yartzheit day: 30 Tishri, 5775
Date of Funeral:Monday, October 27, 2014
Time of Funeral:11:00 AM
Location of Funeral:Graveside service at Pardes Shalom Cemetery
Location of Burial:Pardes Shalom Cemetery, Markham Lubavich section
Shiva Location:20 Southbourne Ave., Toronto, M3H 1A3
 Shiva visits Monday and Tuesday 9 a.m. to 12 noon, 2 to 5 p.m., and 6 to 8 p.m. For the remainder of the week visitors are welcome from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, and 2 to 5 p.m. daily
Times of Services:
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Evening:Evening services Monday and Tuesday at 6:00 p.m.
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Harry Jacob Waisglass
Harry J. Waisglass, BCom, MA, Honorary Doctorate Labour Economist, Mediator, Professor and Policy Advisor Harry J. Waisglass, 93, passed away at Toronto’s Baycrest Home for the Aged, on October 25, 2014. The highly respected pioneer in labour relations and mediation dedicated his life to advancing the interests of working people. Harry valued hard work, self-sacrifice, and compassion for others. He was steeped in it from boyhood. Growing up in Toronto, he collected bottles and found odd jobs to put food on the family table. At nights, he shared a small bed with his younger brother Abe and a series of strangers — Jewish refugees who narrowly escaped the Nazis. They stayed long enough for Harry’s mother to find them a job, and then she would take in the next homeless immigrant. Times were hard during the Great Depression, but even harder for new arrivals who were turned away from jobs and housing because they were Jewish. Harry knew this policy first hand. When he graduated at the top of his class from the University of Toronto, Harry earned a scholarship that typically included a position at a prestigious consulting firm. When informed of its no-Jews hiring practice, Harry decided to pursue graduate studies in labour economics. Harry was still in graduate school when he married his teenage sweetheart and soul mate Mari Joseph in 1943. It was Mari’s mother Rebecca who helped clarify Harry’s life purpose. Watching his beloved mother-in-law slave from dusk-to-dawn in Toronto’s garment factories, under dangerous working conditions for sub-standard wages, Harry chose to devote his energies to advancing the cause of working people. He became passionately committed to the principles of social justice, collective bargaining and equitable income distribution. Harry was a pioneer who often stood alone for his ideas and convictions. Unionists distrusted academics not elected from their ranks. And business, government and legal thinkers of the day detested organized labour — equating it with communism. Yet Harry was fiercely anti-communist. He valued civil rights, freedom, and the idea that capitalism would work better if working people had an equal voice in negotiating the terms and conditions of their work. Early in his career, Harry brought research and analytical argument to the bargaining table as the first Research Director for the Garment Workers Union, and later the Steelworkers Union. With his sharp mind, critical thinking and impassioned sense of justice, Harry’s prominence grew. He joined the International Labour Organization and then became an advisor in the Privy Counsel Office of Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. He also served as Director-General of Research and Development at the Department of Labour, and founded the School of Labour Studies at McMaster University in Hamilton. During a career that spans more than six decades, Harry earned the admiration of judges, professors, unionists and managers. Often he was called to mediate some of the highest profile labor disputes, including the Ontario teacher strikes. Many of his “radical” ideas — such as grievance mediation and an academic institution for labor studies — have had a profound impact on individual working people and our understanding of employee relations. No one could be more proud of Harry’s accomplishments than Mari, his loving wife of 71 years. Harry was utterly devoted to her, and together they proudly raised four children — Elaine, Barry, Karen and David. Harry also adored their partners— Michael, Midori, Frank, and Joanne. And nothing rivaled the love and affection he had for his seven grandchildren Leah, Jamie, Aaron, Reiko, Jonathan, Noah and Ellie, as well as his two great grandchildren Ben and Alex. Harry’s legacy, his values, his commitment and his love of family will be remembered forever. Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 27, at Steeles Memorial Chapel.

Date of Death:Saturday, October 25, 2014
Yartzheit day: 1 Heshvan, 5775
Date of Funeral:Monday, October 27, 2014
Time of Funeral:11:00 AM
Location of Funeral:Steeles Memorial Chapel, 350 Steeles Ave. W.
Location of Burial:Bathurst Lawn Cemetery, Community section
Shiva Location:
 Shiva private
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Sandra Rose
In loving memory of Sandra Rose. Sandy passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday October 24th surrounded by her loving family. Wife of the late Edwin Rose, mother of Gerri & Bob, Judy & Dave, Perry & Lauren, Cheryl & Mike, Jodi, Allison & Aaron. Sister/Sister-in-law to Eileen & David, Stanley, Lieba, Howard & Carolyn. Boobie to Shayne, Corie, Jordana & Matt, Gyllian, Erin, Eddy, Alanna, Emily, Cayden, Caleigh, and Brooklyn. She will forever be in our hearts.

Date of Death:Friday, October 24, 2014
Yartzheit day: 1 Heshvan, 5775
Date of Funeral:Sunday, October 26, 2014
Time of Funeral:2:30 PM
Location of Funeral:Steeles Memorial Chapel, 350 Steeles Ave. W.
Location of Burial:Pardes Shalom Cemetery, Community section
Shiva Location:169 Conover Ave., Aurora, L4G 7V8
 Family and friends are invited to the address above after the service. Visitors are welcome daily from 11 a.m.
Times of Services:
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Evening:Evening services at 7:30 p.m.
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Braina Shubits

Date of Death:Friday, October 24, 2014
Yartzheit day: 30 Tishri, 5775
Date of Funeral:Sunday, October 26, 2014
Time of Funeral:2:00 PM
Location of Funeral:Graveside service at Beth Tzedec Memorial Park
Location of Burial:Beth Tzedec Memorial Park
Shiva Location:
 Shiva private
Times of Services:
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Jaime Najnudel
Jaime Najnudel peacefully passed away at SunnyBrook hospital on Thursday, October 23rd 2014. Jaime, beloved husband of Faye (deceased). Dear father of Stephen, Sandra, and Lisa. Grandfather of Gabriel and Julia, and father-in-law to Gustavo. Brother of Saul, Bernardo, Paulina, Julia (deceased), and brother-in-law of Teresa. He was known for his loyalty to his family and for his great sense of humor. He will be sorely missed by us all. Funeral service will take place on Sunday, October 26th at 1pm at the Steeles College Memorial Chapel, 350 Steeles Avenue West. Interment Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva, 263 Keewatin Avenue, Toronto. Memorial donations can be directed to the Heart & Stroke Foundation with much appreciation. Memorial donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation (416) 489-7111.

Date of Death:Thursday, October 23, 2014
Yartzheit day: 30 Tishri, 5775
Date of Funeral:Sunday, October 26, 2014
Time of Funeral:1:00 PM
Location of Funeral:Steeles Memorial Chapel, 350 Steeles Ave. W.
Location of Burial:Pardes Shalom Cemetery, Community section
Shiva Location:263 Keewatin Ave., Toronto, M4P 2A4
 Shiva visits 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and 6 to 9 p.m. Shiva concludes Wednesday, Oct. 29th, 2014
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Boris Budilovsky
Memorial donations may be made to Jewish Russian Community Centre, 5987 Bathurst St., Suite #3, Toronto, M2R 1Z3 (416) 222-7105 ext. 221

Date of Death:Thursday, October 23, 2014
Yartzheit day: 29 Tishri, 5775
Date of Funeral:Sunday, October 26, 2014
Time of Funeral:11:30 AM
Location of Funeral:Steeles Memorial Chapel, 350 Steeles Ave. W.
Location of Burial:Pardes Chaim Cemetery, Community section
Shiva Location:
 Shiva private
Times of Services:
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Pearl Haber
Memorial donations may be made to Beth Radom Congregation (416) 636-3451

Date of Death:Friday, October 24, 2014
Yartzheit day: 30 Tishri, 5775
Date of Funeral:Sunday, October 26, 2014
Time of Funeral:11:00 AM
Location of Funeral:Graveside service at Mount Sinai Cemetery
Location of Burial:Mount Sinai Cemetery, New Radomer section
Shiva Location:
 Shiva private
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