Tag: obit

Obits: Goodman, Graubart, Grosberg & Hausman mourned (1982)

Leo Hausman, studio photographer Leo Hausman, a photographer who did much work for and within the Jewish community of Toronto, died in Toronto in January 1982 and his body was flown to Tel Aviv for burial, the Canadian Jewish News reported on January 28, 1982. Hausman was born in Aachen, Germany and moved to Israel…

Service for Reb Fortinsky

Yeshivah Torath Chaim held a “shloshim” service for Reb Israel Fortinsky in late November 1977, according to the Canadian Jewish News of November 25, 1977. Fortinsky was a scholar and teacher who had taught students in the upper grades at the Torah Chaim Rabbinical Seminary. Born in Poland, he came to Canada in 1926 and…

Obits: Hyman Breslin (d 1934); Reva Breslin, 1918

Death silences toast of noted businessman while family mourns Clock stops in hallway as Hyman Breslin borne to grave “Trinken Lachayim” Jewish philanthropist years ago had vision of passing of wife’s mother From the Toronto Daily Star, January 2, 1934 With his life hanging by so slender a thread that death resulted an hour later,…

Sad case of Louis Brown, 1915

Real Estate Losses Led to Brown’s Suicide Queen St. Tailor Suffered Heavily in Slump FEARED FOR HIS FUTURE  Had Made Up His Mind to Die — Intimated He Would Leave Money to All Denominations, Though He Was a Russian Jew From The Globe, March 8, 1915 Although he was the holder of many mortgages and…

Obits: Alfred D. Benjamin (1848-1900); Frank Benjamin (1866-1937)

A. D. Benjamin is Dead Well-Known Business Man and Citizen Passes Away Suddenly To-day LEADER IN THE SYNAGOGUE One of Toronto’s Most Wealthy and Generous Hebrews — A Popular Employer From the Toronto Daily Star, January 8, 1900 The business portion of the city was surprised this morning to learn of the sudden death of…

Obit: Nathan Smith (d. 1936)

From the Jewish Standard, January 1937 With the passing of Nathan Smith, Toronto was bereaved of one of the most interesting and one of the most remarkable Jews in its city. The late Nathan Smith was like an oak transplanted from the old Jewish forest of Eastern Europe, a sturdy young oak which has taken…

Obit: Rabbi Jacob Mendel Kirshenblatt (c1904 – 2002)

Rabbi Jacob Mendel Kirshenblatt, a spiritual leader and longtime teacher who taught thousands of bar and bat mitzvah students, died in Toronto on March 6, 2002. He was 98. Rabbi Kirshenblatt was honoured in February by Beth Sholom Synagogue and Congregation Beth Haminyan at a tribute dinner attended by many of his former students. Leslie…

Obit: Edmund Scheuer (1847-1943)

Father of Reform Judaism in Canada dies at 93 Well-known philanthropist, educationist passes after street-car collision Edmond Scheuer, 95, one of Toronto’s oldest and best known citizens, died Friday (July 2, 1943) in St. Michael’s hospital following a collision with a street car at MacPherson Avenue and Yonge Street. Mr. Scheuer retired from the jewelry…

Obit: Jerry Goodis. founding member of Travellers (2002)

Jerry Goodis, one of Canada’s most famous advertising personalities and a founding member of The Travellers, perhaps Canada’s most well-known folk music group, died of cancer Nov. 8 (2002) in Chilliwack, B.C., at age 73. The son of a Toronto tailor who became a union organizer in the needle trade, Goodis was active in the…

Sherman was society president for 60 years

William Sherman, who served as president of the Lipsker Young Mens Society for more than 60 years, died recently (2003) at age 91. He was the son of Samuel who came here from Lipsk, Poland in 1905, and in 1930 started Sherman Tailors on College Street. Samuel’s three sons, Teddy, the late Sollie and William,…