It is with great sadness the Portigal Family announces the passing, on January 4, 2015, of Arnold Aubrey Portigal, 86 years old.


November 14, 1924 - January 10, 2015
Bess Schachter passed away peacefully with her granddaughter Joey by her side at the Victoria Hospital January 10, 2015.




November 15 1923 - October 10 2014
Sonja Faintuch passed away on October 10, 2014 surrounded by her children.


It is with profound sadness that the family announces the passing of Irwin Berkowitz on December 24, 2014.

He is survived by his loving wife of almost 60 years, Claire; and his four daughters, Gail Shapira (Allan), Charlotte Bell (Jeffrey), Michelle Apter (Brent) and Elaine Book (David); and grandchildren Leah (Rob), Zachary, Andie, Mallory, Madelaine, Adam and Seth; and brother Johnny Berkowitz (Sharon). Irwin arrived in Canada as a Holocaust survivor with only his determination to work hard to build a new life for himself. He was well known as the proprietor of Quality Fruit & Delicatessen where he worked with Claire for 25 years. His proudest accomplishment was his large family of children and grandchildren whom he loved deeply and to whom he was endlessly devoted. The family extends their gratitude to Dr. Rabson and Dr. Buenafe for their excellent care during Irwin's illness. May Irwin's memory be a blessing to all who knew and loved him. If desired, Irwin's memory may be honoured by a donation to Congregation Etz Chayim.



It is with great sadness that the family of Mickey Finkelstein, announces his peaceful passing, Friday, December 26, 2014, , at Hillel Lodge in Ottawa at the age of 81, after a valiant fight with dementia.


Jan. 2, 1924 - Dec. 20, 2014
On Dec. 20, 2014 at the Simkin Center, Max Pressman passed away at the age of 90.


Daully Polson ( Posner ), our much loved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away peacefully with her daughters by her side on November 8, 2014 in Toronto, Canada.


On December 13, 2014, peacefully at age 95 at the Simkin Centre.