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Morton Brownstein MP (1928 - 2013)

OBITUARY Morton Brownstein, 85: shoe-store magnate, philanthropist, challenger of Quebec language laws LISA FITTERMAN Special to The Globe and Mail Published Monday, Jun. 03 2013, 7:24 PM EDT Of medi...

3/6/2013 2/9/2018

Jack Rabinovitch MP (1930 - 2017)

Jack Rabinovitch (24 June 1930 – 6 August 2017) OC, O.Ont was a Canadian philanthropist best known for founding the Giller Prize which is named after his late wife, Doris Giller, who was a literary c...

2/25/2009 8/14/2017

George William Cohen MP (1889 - 1958)

Ran the Canadian Jewish Review newspaper.

3/5/2009 3/17/2017

Joanna Shimkus MP

"Joanna Poitier"

Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, California, United States

Joanna Shimkus is a retired Canadian actor and model. She is married to Bahamian-American actor and diplomat Sidney Poitier. Shimkus was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, to a Lithuanian-Jewish father an...

1/16/2017 1/16/2017

David Mirvish, CM, OOnt. MP

Toronto, Toronto Division, Ontario, Canada

11/5/2009 12/30/2016

Ed Mirvish, OC CBE OOnt MP (1914 - 2007)

"Honest Ed"

Edwin "Honest Ed" Mirvish, OC CBE OOnt (24 July 1914 – 11 July 2007) was an American-Canadian businessman, philanthropist and theatrical impresario who lived in Toronto, Ontario. He is known for his ...

11/5/2009 12/30/2016

Hart Pomerantz MP (deceased)

Hart Pomerantz is a Canadian lawyer and television personality, best known for his collaboration with Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels in The Hart and Lorne Terrific Hour, and to Canadian ...

12/2/2016 12/2/2016

Geddy Lee MP

"Geddy Lee"

Geddy Lee Weinrib (born Gary Lee Weinrib, July 29, 1953), OC,[1][2] known professionally as Geddy Lee, is a Canadian musician, singer and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist, bassist, and key...

1/20/2010 10/27/2016

8/18/2007 10/2/2016

Everything you wanted to know about Alanis Morissette. Alanis Nadine Morissette (born June 1, 1974) is a Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, record producer and actress. She has won 16 Juno Awar...

11/10/2008 8/27/2016

Josh Binstock (born January 12, 1981 in Toronto) is a male beach volleyball player from Canada who qualified for the 2012 Olympics in London with his teammate Martin Reader. He also won two straight Ca...

8/6/2016 8/6/2016

Sam Schachter (born May 8, 1990 in Toronto, Ontario)[1][2] is a Canadian beach volleyball player. In 2015 Schachter competed at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, along with Josh Binstock and fi...

8/5/2016 8/5/2016

Sam Katz MP

Winnipeg, Division No. 11, Manitoba, Canada

Samuel Michael "Sam" Katz, OM (born August 20, 1951) is a former politician and was the 42nd mayor of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He is also a businessperson and a member of the Order of Manitoba.

5/27/2016 5/28/2016

Hunter A. Tootoo , PC MP (Inuktitut: ᕼᐊᓐᑕ ᑐᑐ;[3] born August 18, 1963) is a politician in Nunavut, Canada. He represents the electoral district of Nunavut in the House of Commons of Canada, and was app...

2/3/2016 5/25/2016

Morley Safer MP (1931 - 2016)

Morley Safer (November 8, 1931 – May 19, 2016) was a Canadian and American reporter and correspondent for CBS News. He is best known for his long tenure on the newsmagazine 60 Minutes, the cast of whic...

9/29/2008 5/25/2016

Rabbi David Aaron Monson MP (1918 - 2008)

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Rabbi Dr. David Monson loving husband of the late Sue, adored father of Judith, cherished Zaidie of Beth, Monica and Stuart and Jessica Waldm...

5/23/2009 5/12/2016

12/12/2008 5/9/2016

Sol Simon Reisman, O.C., LL.D. MP (1919 - 2008)


Reference: Find A Grave Memorial - SmartCopy : Apr 28 2016, 18:26:35 UTC

4/28/2016 4/28/2016

Gerald W. Schwartz, OC MP

Toronto, Toronto Division, Ontario, Canada

Gerald W. Schwartz, OC (born 1941) is the founder, chairman and CEO of Onex Corporation. Reference: Biographical Summaries of Notable People - SmartCopy : Apr 28 2016, 14:51:09 UTC

6/24/2008 4/28/2016

Heather Reisman MP

Toronto, Toronto Division, Ontario, Canada

Reference: Biographical Summaries of Notable People - SmartCopy : Apr 28 2016, 14:51:09 UTC

6/24/2008 4/28/2016

Hyman (Hy) Buller MP (1926 - 1968)


Professional Hockey Player. Played for Cleveland Barons, AHL and New York Rangers NHL

10/7/2008 3/24/2016

Herbert Gosewich MP (1928 - 2015)

Owner of Ritchies Sport Shop for 45 Years. Herb was a true businessman with old school ethics but his family came first. He loved his Sundays fishing like his late father Sam, and picnics in the countr...

7/17/2007 3/8/2016

הרב ישראל פלאם נפטר כו טבת תשס"ד MP (1927 - 2004)

"Rabbi Flam", "Rosh Yeshiva Spring Valley"

There are too many things that can be said about my beloved uncle. I will however state one thing that encompasses all that his life was about. Whenever there were choices to made or forks in the road ...

8/9/2007 3/2/2016

//updated with grandfather, by Menachem Moshe Flam.//original text by Shia Flam - son of Itzik ZT"L son of Rabbi David ZTQLRebbe Moshe LangnerStretiner Toronto Rebbed. 13 Adar II, 1959Bathurst Lawn Mem...

7/31/2007 2/24/2016

Frederick Allan "Rick" Moranis (born April 18, 1953) is a Canadian actor, screenwriter and songwriter. He came to prominence in the sketch comedy series Second City Television (SCTV) in the 1980s and l...

12/15/2007 2/15/2016

1/23/2016 1/23/2016

Joseph Singer MP (1890 - 1967)

Joseph Singer , K.C., (1890 – November 22, 1967) was a Toronto city councillor, lawyer and prominent figure in the city's Jewish community. He was the third Jewish candidate to be elected to Toronto Ci...

2/17/2010 1/17/2016

Vernon Milton Singer MP (1919 - 2003)

Vernon Milton Singer (March 26, 1919 - September 20, 2003) was a politician in Ontario, Canada. He was a Liberal member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1959 to 1977 who represented the Nort...

2/17/2010 1/17/2016

Mina Rosner MP (1913 - 1997)

Award-winning 1990 documentary, Winnipeg resident Mina Rosner (1913-1997), her family's sole survivor of the Nazi genocide, visits her home town for the first time since the war. Return to Buchach (1...

1/27/2008 11/24/2015

Senator David Arnold Croll MP (1900 - 1991)

"David Arnold Croll"

11/17/2008 11/9/2015

Paul Victor Godfrey, CM,[2] OOnt is a businessman and former Canadian politician.[4] During his career, Godfrey was a North York alderman, Chairman of Metro Toronto, President of the Toronto Sun and ...

11/1/2009 11/6/2015

Leonard Asper (born May 31, 1964 in Winnipeg, Manitoba) is a Canadian businessperson, entrepreneur and lawyer. He is a graduate of Brandeis University and the University of Toronto Law School, and is...

5/1/2012 8/25/2015

Israel "Izzy" Harold Asper MP (1932 - 2003)

Updated from MyHeritage Family Trees by SmartCopy : Aug 25 2015, 15:31:38 UTC Obituary

5/1/2012 8/25/2015

Murray Bernard Frum MP (1931 - 2013)

12/20/2009 8/12/2015

Henry Hague Judah MP (1808 - 1883)

1/12/2012 8/12/2015

Jason Reitman (born October 19, 1977)[1] is a Canadian-American[2] film director, screenwriter, and producer, best known for directing the films Thank You for Smoking (2005), Juno (2007), Up in the A...

10/27/2014 8/8/2015

Mordecai Richler MP (1931 - 2001)

Mordecai Richler, CC (January 27, 1931 – July 3, 2001) was a Canadian author, screenwriter and essayist. A leading critic called him "the great shining star of his Canadian literary generation" and a...

5/13/2008 5/30/2015

Joseph Baruch Salsberg MP (1902 - 1998)

Joseph Baruch (J.B.) Salsberg (November 5, 1902 – February 8, 1998) was a politician in Ontario, Canada. He was a Labor-Progressive member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1943 to 1955 who r...

3/24/2009 5/18/2015

Rabbi Joseph Kelman MP (1927 - 2009)

Our Rabbi Emeritus, Rabbi Joseph Kelman Joseph Kelman, is the founding Rabbi of Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda Synagogue in Bathurst Manor, Toronto's third largest Conservative congregation. Coming from a ...

8/29/2008 4/6/2015

Irvine Robbins MP (1917 - 2008)

Vitals Born: 6-Dec-1917 Birthplace: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Died: 5-May-2008 Location of death: Rancho Mirage, CA Cause of death: Natural Causes Remains: Buried, Forest Lawn Memorial P...

2/7/2011 2/21/2015

Samuel Shopsowitz MP (1919 - 1984)

4/27/2010 2/7/2015

Israel Shopsowitz MP (1922 - 1994)


4/27/2010 2/7/2015

Harry Shopsowitz MP (1890 - 1945)

Co-founder of Toronto's Shopsy's Deli as Shopsowitz Delicatessen in 1921.

2/7/2015 2/7/2015

Jennie Shopsowitz MP (c.1893 - 1949)


Co-founder of Toronto's Shopsy's Deli as Shopsowitz Delicatessen in 1921.

9/2/2009 2/7/2015

Drake MP

Aubrey Drake Graham (born October 24, 1986), who records under the mononym Drake, is a Canadian recording artist, rapper, songwriter, and actor. He was born in Toronto, Ontario. He first garnered recog...

7/26/2014 8/8/2014

Zvi Hirsch צבי Cohen, Chief Rabbi Canada MP (1862 - 1950)

"Rabbi Zvi Hirsh Cohen", "Tzvi Hirsch Cohen", "Maggid of Montreal"

Rabbi Zvi Hirsch, Leonard Cohen's great grand uncle Rabbi Zvi Hirsch Cohen was born in 1862 in Lithuania and received his rabbinical ordination in Vilna and Volozhin. He was dean of the Canadian Ra...

1/10/2009 9/2/2013

Peter Meir Abraham Munk MP (1927 - 2018)

Peter Munk, CC (born November 8, 1927) is a Canadian businessman and philanthropist. He is the chairman and founder of the mining company Barrick Gold, the world's largest gold-mining corporation. Ea...

1/2/2009 6/18/2013

David Oppenheimer MP (1834 - 1897)

OPPENHEIMER, DAVID, businessman, politician, and author; b. 1 Jan. 1834 in Blieskastel (Federal Republic of Germany), fourth son of Salomon Oppenheimer, a merchant, and Johanetta Kahn; m. first c. 1857...

5/15/2012 4/1/2013

Howard Michael "Howie" Mandel (born November 29, 1955) is a Canadian comedian, actor, television host, and voice actor. He is well known as host of the NBC game show Deal or No Deal, as well as the s...

12/22/2009 3/18/2013

Edgar Miles Bronfman, Sr. MP (1929 - 2013)

Biography See: . Edgar Miles Bronfman (June 20, 1929 – December 21, 2013) was a Canadian-American businessman. Bronfman was born in Montreal into the Jewish Canadian Bronfman family, the son of Samue...

12/22/2008 2/26/2013

Samuel Edward Lichtenhein MP (1870 - 1936)

Samuel Edward Lichtenhein The owner (and president) of the Montreal Wanderers in the 1910s, Lichtenhein was a founding member of the National Hockey League in November, 1917. A remarkable charact...

10/22/2009 1/17/2013

Norman Frank Cantor MP (1929 - 2004)

Norman Frank Cantor (19 November 1929 – 18 September 2004)[1] was a historian who specialized in the medieval period. Known for his accessible writing and engaging narrative style, Cantor's books were ...

6/8/2010 3/20/2012

Henry Benjamin MP (1879 - 1939)

Founder of the first Jewish Funeral Home in Toronto, H. Benjamin and Sons on Spadina in 1922.

3/18/2012 3/18/2012

Aaron Ezekiel Hart MP (1803 - 1857)

3/9/2012 3/9/2012

Ezekiel Hart MP (1770 - 1843)

3/7/2012 3/9/2012

Cecil "Cece" Mordecai Hart MP (1883 - 1940)

4/24/2009 3/7/2012

Aaron Philip Hart MP (1724 - 1800)

"Moshe Uri ben Yehezkel"

Aaron Philip Hart (Hebrew: משה אורי בן יחזקאל‎; August 16, 1724 – December 28, 1800) was a businessman in Lower Canada and one of the first Jews to settle in the colony. He is considered the father of ...

4/23/2009 3/7/2012

Larry Tanenbaum MP

Toronto, ON, Canada

Lawrence M. Tanenbaum OC (born 1945) is a Canadian businessman and chairman of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE). He owns a 25% stake in MLSE through his holding company Kilmer Sports Inc.

4/27/2011 3/6/2012

4/27/2011 3/6/2012

Max Tanenbaum MP (1909 - 1983)

4/19/2009 3/6/2012

Bob Kaplan MP (1936 - 2012)

Robert Philip "Bob" Kaplan , PC, QC (born December 27, 1936) is a former Canadian Cabinet minister and lawyer. Born in Toronto, Ontario, Kaplan received a Bachelor of Arts in 1958 and an LL.B in 1961...

7/18/2007 3/6/2012

Abraham Tanenbaum MP (1877 - 1957)

7/23/2007 3/5/2012

Joseph Tanenbaum MP (1906 - 1992)

7/23/2007 3/5/2012

Dr. W. Gunther Plaut, C.C., O.Ont. MP (1912 - 2012)


Wolf Gunther Plaut, CC, O.Ont (November 1, 1912 - February 8, 2012) is a Reform rabbi and author. Plaut was the rabbi of Holy Blossom Temple in Toronto for several decades and since 1978 is its Senior ...

12/10/2008 3/5/2012

Peter Frederick Bronfman MP (1929 - 1996)

3/5/2012 3/5/2012

Edward Maurice Bronfman MP (1927 - 2005)

3/5/2012 3/5/2012

Leonard Cohen, CC GOQ MP (1934 - 2016)

Leonard Cohen, Master of Meanings Leonard Cohen (1934 - 2016) Hallelujah Leonard Cohen’s new 2016 album A Song of Love and Memory for Leonard Cohen

1/9/2009 3/5/2012

Charles Rosner Bronfman, PC CC (born June 27, 1931) is an English-speaking Quebecer businessman and philanthropist. With an estimated net worth of 2 billion (as of October 2012), Bronfman was ranked ...

3/4/2012 3/4/2012

Samuel Bronfman MP (1889 - 1971)

Samuel Bronfman , CC (February 27, 1889 – July 10, 1971) was a Canadian business magnate and philanthropist. He founded Distillers Corporation Limited, and is a member of the Canadian Jewish family dyn...

12/22/2008 3/4/2012

Lorne Greene MP (1915 - 1987)

"Lorne Greene", "Chaim", "Hyman"

Lorne Greene (February 12, 1915 – September 11, 1987), was the stage name of Lyon Hyman Green , OC, a Canadian actor. His television roles include Ben Cartwright on the western Bonanza , and Commander ...

9/7/2009 3/4/2012

Monty Hall MP (1921 - 2017)

"Monty Hall"

not-so-brief biography Monty Hall (born Monte Halperin), was a Canadian-born emcee, producer, actor, singer and sportscaster, best known as host of the television game show Let's Make a Deal. He at...

2/7/2010 3/4/2012

Jack "J.L." Warner MP (1892 - 1978)

"J.L.", "Jack"

Jack Leonard "J.L." Warner (born Jacob Warner) was the president and driving force behind the successful development of Warner Bros. Studios. Warner's 45-year career was lengthier than that of any othe...

11/11/2009 3/4/2012

Alex "Mine Boy" Levinsky MP (1910 - 1990)

Alexander "Mine Boy" Levinsky (February 2, 1910 – September 1, 1990) was an American professional ice hockey Defenseman who played nine seasons in the National Hockey League for the Toronto Maple Leafs...

3/4/2012 3/4/2012

Robert Thore Nystrom (born October 10, 1952) is a retired professional ice hockey right winger. He played for the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League (NHL) from 1972 to 1986. He is best re...

3/3/2012 3/3/2012

The Honourable Linda Frum is an accomplished writer and journalist. She is a former contributing editor to Maclean’s and was a columnist with the National Post from 1998-2002 and again from 2006-2007. ...

3/4/2010 3/2/2012

Barbara Rosberg Frum, OC MP (1937 - 1992)

Barbara Frum , OC (September 8, 1937 – March 26, 1992) was a Canadian radio and television journalist, acclaimed for her interviews for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Personal life Barbara ...

12/6/2009 3/2/2012

David J. Frum MP

Washington, District of Columbia, DC, United States

Canadian-American Speechwriter for George W. Bush. David J. Frum is a Canadian American journalist active in both the United States and Canadian political arenas. A former economic speechwriter for P...

12/13/2009 3/2/2012

Al Waxman MP (1935 - 2001)


Albert Samuel Waxman , CM, OOnt (March 2, 1935 – January 18, 2001) was a Canadian actor and director of over 1000 productions on radio, television, film, and stage. He is best known for his starring ro...

10/22/2008 3/2/2012

Johnny Wayne MP (1918 - 1990)

Johnny Wayne (born John Louis Weingarten; May 28, 1918 - July 18, 1990) was a Canadian comedian and comedy writer best known for his work as part of the comedy duo Wayne and Shuster alongside Frank Shu...

3/2/2012 3/2/2012

Lorne Michaels, CM (born November 17, 1944) is a Canadian-American television producer, writer, and comedian best known for creating and producing Saturday Night Live and producing the various film and...

1/6/2008 3/1/2012

Joe Shuster MP (1914 - 1992)

Joseph "Joe" Shuster (July 10, 1914 - July 30, 1992) was a Canadian comic book artist. He was best known for co-creating the DC Comics character Superman, with writer Jerry Siegel, first published in A...

3/1/2012 3/1/2012

Frank Shuster MP (1916 - 2002)

Frank Shuster , OC (September 5, 1916 – January 13, 2002) was a Canadian comedian best known as a member of the comedy duo Wayne and Shuster ( Johnny Wayne being the other half). Born in Toronto, Ont...

1/6/2008 3/1/2012

Rudolph "Rudy" Arthur Marcus (born July 21, 1923) is a Canadian-Jewish-born chemist who received the 1992 Nobel Prize in Chemistry "for his contributions to the theory of electron transfer reactions in...

1/28/2009 2/29/2012

Sidney Altman , born: 7 May 1939, Montreal, Canada. American-Canadian biophysicist and molecular biologist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1989 (jointly with Thomas R. Cech) "for their discovery of catalytic...

11/8/2010 2/29/2012

Louis Rasminsky, CC, CBE (February 1, 1908, - September 15, 1998, Ottawa) was the third Governor of the Bank of Canada from 1961 to 1973, succeeding James Coyne. He was succeeded by Gerald Bouey. Bor...

2/29/2012 2/29/2012

‘The Life of Saul Bellow: To Fame and Fortune, 1915-1964’ , by Zachary Leader ‘There Is Simply Too Much to Think About’ , Saul Bellow’s Nonfiction

1/29/2008 2/29/2012

Seth Rogen; born April 15, 1982, is a Canadian stand-up comedian, actor, producer, screenwriter, and voice artist. Rogen began his career doing stand-up comedy during his teen years, winning the Vancou...

12/9/2008 2/29/2012

Walter Kohn Walter Kohn (March 9, 1923 – April 19, 2016) was an Austrian-born American theoretical physicist and theoretical chemist. He was awarded, with John Pople, the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 19...

11/26/2008 2/28/2012

William Shatner MP

"Bill", "Billy", "The Shat"

Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States

Read Wikipedia Bio Perhaps best known for his roles on Boston Legal, T.J. Hooker and Star Trek, William Shatner is one of the most recognizable stars working today. His distinctive voice and cadenc...

3/20/2007 2/27/2012

Steven Page, lead-singer, guitarist and principal songwriter for the internationally acclaimed pop band the BNL, grew up in Scarborough, Ontario, feeling like he was the only Jew in the neighbourhood, ...

4/3/2007 2/27/2012