ELEANOR M. BURKE

Eleanor BurkeWith aching hearts and great reluctance, we share the sudden passing of our beloved mother and best friend, Eleanor M. Burke (Shatsky) on December 12, 2021 at her home in Vancouver BC.

MELVILLE NEUMAN

Mel Nueman edited 1It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Melville Neuman on April 26, 2022, at age 97.

MEYER RYPP

Rypp Meyer colour edited 1It is with great sadness that we announce that Meyer Rypp passed away suddenly on April 19, 2022, at the age of 84 years.
Meyer will be missed by his partner Cherie Archer, his brother Morley Rypp, and Morley’s kids: Howard and Beatriz Rypp and Family in Israel, Robyn Rypp and Arnie Usiskin and Family in Winnipeg.

WILLIAM CHAIKEN

Chaiken William version 2 edited 1William (“Bill”) Chaiken, one of the last of the first-generation abstract expressionists, died on November 13, 2021, at the age of 100. Bill was a prolific artist known for his abstract figurative paintings and admired for his improvisatory style, technical mastery, and emotional depth.

BETTY GOLDIE GILFIX

Betty GilfixIt is with deepest sorrow that we announce the passing of Betty Goldie Gilfix on June 11, 2021 (1st Tammuz) in her 99th year. The funeral was held on June 13, 2021 under COVID restrictions.

RUTH CHARACH

Ruth Charach edited 2After a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's our beloved Ruth Charach passed away on the first day of Passover, Saturday, April 16, 2022. Interment was held on Tuesday, April 19.

Dr. JOEL MARVIN NIZNICK

Joel Niznick colour edited 1It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our much loved Dr. Joel Niznick on Friday, April 8, 2022, after a courageous battle with cancer.

SARA HOCHMAN

Hochman Sara edited 1With 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 Dec. 30, 1944 - Feb. 11, 2022

Earl HeltayEarl 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. 

SANDRA (Sandy) RAISEN


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

Sheila PosnerSylvia 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.

SYLVIA POSNER

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.

MARTIN CORNE

Martin Corne Obituary PhotoMartin 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.

SAM SINGER

Sam Singer obit pictureSamuel (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.

JOHN STATHAM

John Statham edited 1Embraced 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.