Ruth Berman

Funeral Service: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 2:00 PM
Paperman & Sons
Shiva: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 to
Thursday, January 12, 2017

Elsa Tooberman’s home.
Cemetery: Baron De Hirsch
Donations: The Mount Sinai Hospital Foundation, (514) 369-2222, ext.1299 or

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16 Condolences

Laurie Federgreen - 1 day ago

Dear Steven, I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

Bryna Frankel - 4 days ago

Dear Elsa, Marlene, Charles and family, my deepest condolences to all of you on the loss of your beloved sister and aunt. May all the wonderful memories you hold dear bring you comfort during this difficult time. Bryna Frankel

Tobye Sennet - 6 days ago

Dear Ruth's family, please accept my feelings of sadness over your loss. My Aunt Ruth was a true pioneer for the right of women to be educated. She remained a born teacher her entire life. Ruth was always elegant, cultured, and articulate. May you all be comforted by warm memories of Ruth. Micki's daughter Tobye.

Sandra Frost - 6 days ago

Dear Elsa My deepest sympathy on your loss. Thinking of you at this time.

Miriam Bloom - 6 days ago

Dear Terry and Stevie, You know how your mother and your late father, Ben, were wonderful friends with my parents, Joey and Louis, spending lovely times together. And how your mother's artistic spirit was so infectious. She was the last of a very special generation and I will miss speaking to her. My deepest condolences, Miriam

Rhona Salit Small - 7 days ago

Dear Terry and Steven- please accept my condolences. Your parents were wonderful friends of my late parents Debbie and Ben Salit and when my mother passed away many years ago they were always there to support my father. Though we lost touch over the years Ruth always encouraged me ,long ago ,in the art world opening many doors for me and I have never forgotten it. She was a special lady. With sympathy to you and your family . Rhona Salit Small

carole berger - 7 days ago

Terry and Stevie, My deepest condolences on your loss. No one can replace a Mother. She will be missed. love, Carole & Emile Assayag

Cheryl Firestone - 7 days ago

My deepest sympathies to the Berman family and all those who are missing Ruth today. She was the center of a wonderful family and she lives on through all those whose lives she so obviously touched. May the joys of her life carry you all through these days of sadness.

Birdie hyatt - 7 days ago

To the rusk family, As a member of the volunteer group at the 4th floor mount Sinai I want to,extend my sincere condolences. Ruth always showed her appreciation for the art I shared with the patients . I knew her background and interest in art and tried to include her whenever possible. She will be missed. But I for one. Am so relieved that she is not suffering any in peace Ruth. Birdie hyatt

miriam cohen - 7 days ago

Dear Elsa and family, I remember Ruth from way back. She struck me as an amazing example of aging , retaining her enthusiasm for art, creativity, and overall warmth for people. May her memory serve as a source of comfort and inspiration. with love, Miriam Cohen

Harvey Berger - 7 days ago

Terry, Stevie, Auntie Elsa, and the whole family, my deepest sympathies to you all. I have good memories enjoying Sedar nights, and playing legos in your home on Noel street. With love.

Rita Vosberg - 7 days ago

My sincere condolences on the loss of Ruth. May you all be spared any further sorrow.

Lea Kirman - 7 days ago

Terry,Stevie, and the rest of the family, my deepest sympathies on the passin of "Auntie" Ruthie. Love Lea

Linda Iannacci - 7 days ago

Dear Mrs. Tooberman and Berman families- It is with a truly broken heart that I pay tribute to a most exceptional lady- a lady with a heart of gold and a smile that was always present. I first came to know Ruth when I began volunteering at Mount Sinai and instantly connected with her. She stood apart from the other residents with her cheerful disposition and positive attitude as she faced her many challenges and her love of painting left me in awe by her creative talent . I am honoured to say that I have on display 2 original Ruth Rusk creations that I will forever cherish. Ruth loved her costume jewellery and it was only 2 months ago when I brought her some earrings and pins and by her hugs ,kisses and thanks-one would think that they were expensive Cartier gems. But that was Ruth- she appreciated everything. To her family- my heartfelt condolences and may you all find comfort in the beautiful memories she has given you. Her journey now ends- but her legacy lives on. Rest in peace-my dear Ruth. I will never forget you.

Brissa, Brian Berkovits, Brandon, Emily, Blaire and Daniel - 7 days ago

Dear Elsa, Marleen, Charles, Bruce, Kim and Pamela, Our condolences on the passing of Ruth, your sister-in-law, aunt and great aunt. May her memories be a source of comfort and strength to the entire family.

Benjamin Trossman - 7 days ago

So sorry to hear of Ruth's passing. She was my mother's friend and her art teacher. Ruth was a warm, kind person. I was her neighbour on Kildare. I have a Ruth Berman original painting hanging on my den wall. The world is a sadder place with her gone. Be comforted by the happy memories. Benjie Trossman