Sonja Isenberg

Funeral Service: Tuesday, January 03, 2017 at 1:45 PM
Paperman & Sons
Shiva: Tuesday, January 03, 2017 to
Sunday, January 08, 2017

57 Granville Rd., Hampstead H3X 3B7
Shiva Details: Shiva hours: Tuesday following burial until 4 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., Friday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., Saturday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Evening services at 7:30 p.m.
Cemetery: Baron De Hirsch
Donations: “Sonja Isenberg Memorial Fund” c/o the Jewish General Hospital Auxiliary, (514) 340-8216.

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188 Condolences

Carol Wolfe - 2 days ago

Dear Shari, I just heard of your mothers passing away and I wanted to send you my deepest condolences on your loss. May her memory give you comfort.

Harold Miller - 6 days ago

Dear Jonathan, Shari and family, Just found out the sad sad news of your mother's passing. We met her over 48 years ago and throughout the years when we'd see each other it was like meeting a long lost beloved relative. Her sparkling smile, her hugs, her merry voice fill our memory. She'll be much missed. Harold and Sylvia

shirlee and henry greenspoon - 9 days ago

dear shari, our deepest sympathy on the passing of your mom.

Joyce & George Azimov - 9 days ago

Dear Jonathon & Erica and Family, We extend our deepest sympathies to you. May all the beautiful memories you have with her shine through your feelings of loss, and strengthen you.

trish Goldstein - 9 days ago

Dear Shari and family, I was shocked and saddened to hear about the loss of your beloved mum. Whenever i saw her she had that bright beautiful smile which you inherited. I am thinking about you and wishing you strength and courage during this most difficult time.

Pearl Craft - 9 days ago

The Family Mary Segal joins me in sending our sympathy on the passing of your beloved mother. She was a wonderful lady

Andra & Marc Rubin - 10 days ago

Dear Shari, Marc and I extend our deepest sympathies to you and and your family. We hope that you find comfort in all of your memories and that you are feeling supported by all who surround you during this painful and difficult time.

Lisa Finiffter - 11 days ago

Dear Shari,Michael and Jonathan (Erica) I was both shocked and saddened to hear the news. Sonja was and will forever be one of my favorites of "The Contessas" My thoughts are with you all

Lori Caplan - 11 days ago

Dear Shari, Jonathon & Families, I was shocked and saddened to hear about the passing of your mom. She was such a beautiful lady who always took the time to chat whenever I would see her. I will always treasure the time I got to spend with you and your family in Munich. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. xo Lori

Joy Frenkiel - 11 days ago

Dear Shari and Jonathan and family My heart is broken, as it is time to say goodbye to your mother. Your mother has always been precious to me and I feel as part of my heart is gone...as Sonja was a part of my heart. Who would have known that your mother and my father would have such a beautiful love story together? I used to call them the "A-Team"...They lived, loved, laughed, traveled,played and experienced the best chapter of their lives together. I used to joke and say that your mother was my best inheritance, after having lost my parents too soon. Your mother got me through my mourning and soon became my confidante, mentor and a woman I so looked up to, admired, adored and respected. Our parents connected because they both had the most generous and gentle souls. Your mother was a giver, a doer, a connector, a listener,an activist, an honest person, a loyal person, a firecracker and larger than life. With each interaction she had with anyone, she would leave their world happier, and better. Her giving knew no boundaries, whether she was giving to your family, her friends, her patients or customers. She was one of the most unique and special people I have ever met. During her illness she fought so valiantly and always looked forward. In fact with each step she took, she would declare:"Kadima!" I am grateful for the time I got to spend with all of you in the hospital I was touched and so very impressed with the care and devotion that you showered on your mother. It made her feel so safe. It is now time to say my final goodbye to your mother ...I am thankful and grateful for all of the love and support she showered me with and for helping me through the darkest time of my life. May your mother's memory be a continued blessing for you and for everyone who was so lucky to be touched by her. Your mother was my pillar of strength and my role model for what a "real woman" is all about. May your mother rest in peace and be reunited with all of her loved ones. Kadima! With a broken heart, yet a heart that is filled with gratitude, I extend my deepest sympathies. ברוך דיין אמת. יהי זכרך ברוך. Lovingly, Joy, Adi and Ziv

Josetta Kovitch - 11 days ago

Dear Shari and Jonathan, I am so sorry for the loss of your mother whom I have known my whole life and love very much. I am so glad to have spent time with her this December when I was in Montreal. I will miss her loving, generous, and enthusiastic spirit. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love Josetta

Lisa Turowitz - 11 days ago

Jonathan, Shari and family, I want to extend my deepest condolences on the loss of your mother. My mom told me that she used to have many conversations with your mother and that she was such a lovely woman. I am so very sorry for your loss.

Claudine Doucet - 11 days ago

Dearest Shari and family, please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved mother. May she rest in peace.

Natalie Constantine - 12 days ago

Dear Shari So sorry to have learned about the passing of your beloved mother. Please send my condolences to your entire family I love you and I am here for you always Natalie

Bonnie Peterman - 12 days ago

Dear Shari and Family, I am so sorry to learn of the loss of your mom. I fondly remember each time I would run into her she was positive and uplifting and brightened my day. My heartfelt condolences.

Jane Halickman - 12 days ago

Dear Jonathan and Shari and families. I was so saddened to hear about the passing of dear Sonja. She was a very special lady who lived life to the fullest. She was adored by so many people and was a ball of fire when she entered a room. She had a talent in helping people and made them feel special and loved. I knew her my whole life and was always so thrilled when I ran into her. I will remember her fondly always. Wishing you all strength at this very painful time. May her life be an inspiration to you all and let the memories of her beautiful spirit bring a smile to your faces. Love Janie

Sharon Gruenstein - 12 days ago

Dear Shari Michael Jonathan Erica and families please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your most exceptionally beautiful mom and grandmother .She was the sweetest most caring person and she leaves behind a very large void to all who knew and loved her.May you be blessed with memories of all the things you shared with her and may you know no more sorrow .Sincerely Sharon

Huguette Silcoff - 12 days ago

Dear Shari, Jonathan and family, my deepest sympathy on the loss of your beautiful mother. Sonja was a most loyal and giving human being. I have known Sonja for many years, enjoyed her company and her unbelievable sense of humor. I will miss her a lot. Huguette

Marlene Shama - 13 days ago

To the family of Sonja. My sincere condolences for the loss of Sonja. She was vivacious, fun and full of life. May her spirit and sweet memories always surround you with love.

Marla Struzer - 13 days ago

Dear Shari ,Jonathan and your entire families ,I am so saddened and truly heartbroken for you on the loss of such a very special ,outstanding mom ,and loving person ,,Shari ,you are blessed with the greatest memories and inspiration from a mom and woman who was so present in your lives ,she stood out from day one ,always on top of us ,involved ,knew everything we were up to ,sharp ,strong ,fun ,I loved her from the moment I met her babysitting Jonathan ,lol ,and I valued her strength and wisdom ,,every time I met her over the years ,she was full of strength ,bubbly ,encouraging and genuinely cared about each one of us that she encountered in her life ,I am so saddened and I send my love and sympathy ,,Shari ,,I know ur loss ,,,how lucky you are for the memories ,the moments and the bond thst is constant ,unchanged ,,she will watch over you all ,,she left a great Impression on us all ,,my deepest sympathy ,xxx

Hanna Ohayon - 13 days ago

Dear Shari and family, Our sincerest condolences to the whole family. Raphi and Hanna Ohayon

Debbie Luxenberg - 13 days ago

Dear Shari and family, Wishing you all my deepest sympathy...Sonja was a "light" for so many...I had the pleasure of seeing your mom work her magic at the JGH. May you find some comfort within your very precious memories... With love and caring, Debbie

Ginette Joly - 13 days ago

Dear Jonathan, Shari, Erica and Michael, I was truly sorry to hear of the loss of your dear mother. Please accept my sincerest condolences and my prayers bring you a little comfort during this difficult time. Pierre DuPaul also send his sincerest condolences.

Franceen Engel Chmielash - 13 days ago

Dearest Shari-My sincere condolences to you & your family on the loss of your mother. My thoughts & prayers are with you at this difficult time. May you be spared further sorrows.

Delilah Seroussi Schroeder - 13 days ago

Vivacious. Full of life. Loving. Funny. Compassionate. Beautiful inside and out. I loved your mother like my own. She gave me lectures when I needed them, compliments when I deserved them and everything else in between. She was more than one of my best friend's mothers, she was a friend and mother to everyone. She found me a date for Grad at the last minute, when I was stood up and in tears. She was one of a kind and will be missed by everyone who knew her. She loved hearing my stories about my kids and my dogs. I called her to tell her that I was naming one of my dogs Clyde, after her Clyde, and she was thrilled that my Clyde had a Bonnie to go with him. She always asked about them. She remembered details about everyone because she was a great listener. When you talked to her, you felt that she cared about everything you were saying. I feel blessed to have known her. Shari, Jonathan - my heart is breaking for you and your families. I offer you the deepest condolences. My thoughts are with you. I will miss her too. Love, Delilah

Stacey and Henry Jackson - 13 days ago

Dear Shari and Jonathan Our sincerest and deepest condolences to you and your families on the loss of your mom. May the memories you've shared together be cherished in your hearts forever. Love, Stacey and Henry Jackson

goldye raphael - 13 days ago

Dear Sonja's family.. You have have what to be proud Sonja was a women full of the spirit of life & & the joy of living. My most cherish memories of time together was our trip to China I will miss her bright spirt & beautiful soul with much love Goldye

Rona Weinman & Lenny Zelnicker - 13 days ago

Our deepest sympathy to the Isenberg family. May Sonia rest in peace.

Ruth Eliesen - 13 days ago

Dearest Shari and entire Family, I was saddened to learn from Liane and Michael about your huge loss. Your Mom was a 'ball of fire' and always had something nice to say . My most sincere condolences. Ruthy xo

Joan Zafran - 13 days ago

Dear Jonathan and family, Sincerest condolences on the loss of your mother. Joan

Francine Cherry - 13 days ago

Shari, I wish you my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your beloved mom.

Elaine and Teddy Matt - 13 days ago

Dear Shari and Jonathan, so sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. Just getting to know her in the passed few years was a treat! I will miss bumping into Shari and Sonja at the film festivals !! What a lovely woman. Elaine and Teddy

Nicole Abeassis - 13 days ago

Dear Jonathan Erica & Family Our sincere condolences on the loss of your dear mother Our thoughts are with you at this sad time. Nicole and Haim Biton

Marlene Grossman - 14 days ago

Dear Shari, so sorry to hear about your mother. My condolences to the whole family.

Naomi Rappaport Monk - 14 days ago

Dear Shari and to the Isenberg and Tepper families: My deepest sympathies to you on the loss of such a beautiful woman. As kids growing up, I remember whenever I would meet your Mother I would be so mesmerized by her beauty, elegance and charm! Your Mom was a truly remarkable lady! Please know that my thoughts are with you and all those close to you during this very sad time. I hope all your wonderful memories will be a source of comfort to you in the weeks and months to come.

Lauren Schwartz - 14 days ago

Dear Shari - I was so sad to hear of your loss. May the memories of your mother bring you comfort. Much love, Lauren

Robin Bondaroff - 14 days ago

Dear Shari and Family. I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Your mother was a very special lady and I know how much you meant to each other. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time. Robin Bondaroff

Frances Yancovitch - 14 days ago

So sorry to hear of the passing of Sonia. Sonia will be greatly missed .We played tennis,had dinner dates , (she made us laugh with her sense of humour) loved her, Fran

Arlene Sculnick - 14 days ago

Dear Shari & Family Our sincere condolences on the loss of your dear mother Our thoughts are with you at this sad time. Arlene & Lenny Sculnick

Janet Presser - 14 days ago

Dear Jonathan Our deepest sympathies to you and your family on the passing of your mother. Our thoughts are with you. Sincerely, Janet and Michael Maislin

Susan Karpman - 14 days ago

Dear Shari: I was saddened to hear of your mother's passing. Each time we met at our annual event, she was like a ray of sunshine. The two of you were so close and this must be terribly hard for you. In time, you will be able to look back on your wonderful relationship and smile. Susan

Linda Dennick - 14 days ago

Dear Shari, I am so sorry for your loss. I know how close you were to Sonja and how sad a time this must be for all of you. I will remember your Mom as a vibrant, energetic and beautiful woman. My deepest sympathy to you, Michael, the boys and to your extended family.

Fanny vinger , Joy Rosenthal - 14 days ago

Shari and family My mom and I were so sad to hear of your moms passing My mom has such fond and funny memories going back to when they met in Germany at 13. These lifetime memories will be cherished We loved her very much

Gyongyi Belfer - 14 days ago

Dear Shari Jonathan and family, I am so terrible sorry for your loss!Your mom was a very special person,so beautiful,lots of fun and caring. I always enjoyed her company. May your wonderful memories sustain you in this very difficult times. Most sincerely Gyongyi

Beverly & Norman Cohen - 14 days ago

Dear Issenberg Family, It is with great saddness that we hear of Sonja's passing. Our deepest condolences on the loss of your beautiful mother. I met Sonja at a wedding when she first came to Montreal and didn't speak a word of English, we spoke Yiddish together. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Jodi Heller - 14 days ago

Dear Shari & Jonathan, I am truly sorry to hear about the loss of your mom, hoping all the beautiful memories bring you comfort in this difficult time,

Jessica Black - 14 days ago

Jonathan, heartfelt condolences on the loss of your mother.

Tiby and Nat Rabinowitz - 14 days ago

Dear Isenberg Family, please accept our condolences of the passing of a beautiful and most energenic lady who was always smiling and moving to her own beat, know her for many years at Yiddish theatre,

Barbara Kless - 14 days ago

Shari, Jonathan and family, I want to extend my deepest sympathies on the passing of your mom. She was a beautiful woman who touched many lives. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Barbara Kless

Mr and Mrs Benjamin Cojocaru - 14 days ago

Dear Shari and family, We wish you our deepest and sincerest condolences at this time. Sonja was an incredible woman with such grace and elegance and a heart of gold. She will be missed.

Ronnie Usheroff - 14 days ago

Dear Shari and Michael and the entire Isenberg family. Our sincere condolences on the loss of your Mother. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Israla and Ronnie Usheroff

Gloria Isenberg - 14 days ago

Sonja was the Matriarch of our family. She instilled the importance of family and Jewish tradition in all of us. She worshipped her children and grandchildren . Her nephews and extended family gave her much pleasure. Her many friends and countless acquaintances were her lifelines. Sonja was a people person,forever entertaining us with her energy,antics and unique vocabulary . Goodbye to my sister in law ,dear friend,and "mama". RIP Sonja, you will be missed. Gloria

Beatrice Lewis - 14 days ago

It was with incredible sadness that we received the news of Sonja's passing. I had the opportunity to watch her interact with the seniors in her social group at the JGH. She was so warm, caring and animated and brightened the lives of the members of this group. Sonja was also a valued and respected member of the Auxiliary of the JGH where she will always be remembered as a saleswoman par excellence ......an energetic, charismatic and outgoing person who loved life and people. Sincere condolences to the entire family. Beatrice and Lew Lewis,

Carole Halickman - 14 days ago

Dear Shari, Johnathan and family We are so sorry to hear of the loss of dear Sonja. She was an amazing person so dynamic and giving. What a loss! We will surely miss her Carole and Butch

Robbie Miller - 14 days ago

Dear Shari, Jonathon and Erica, I was saddened to read of the loss of your Mother. May her memories be a blessing to All of you.

Steven Eichler - 14 days ago

Dear Jonathan Shari and family, My deepest condolences. Your mom was more than a special woman she was sweet kind and always cared about others. Growing up with you guys leaves some lasting memories that will never be forgotten. Thinking of you during this difficult time. Steven and family

natalie &asher garbuz - 14 days ago

DEAR SHARI AND JONATHON.SO SADDENED TO READ ABOUT YOUR MOM.S PASSING..HOLD ON TO THE GOOD MEMORIES YOU SHARED..THEY ARE YOURS FOREVER..................OUR SINCEREST CONDOLENCES.THE GARBUZ FAMILY

Jennifer Silver - 14 days ago

Dear Jonathan, Erica and Family, Extending to you my deepest sympathies on the loss of your mom. May good memories comfort you at this sad time. Jen

Reva & Daniel Ditkofsky - 14 days ago

My condolences to the Eisenberg Family. I worked with your Mom, and she was great to work with at the hospital.

Stephanie Cutler - 14 days ago

Dear Shari, Jonathan and your families, My sincere condolences on the loss of your mom, may the wonderful memories you have help you all through this difficult time. Love, Stephanie

Sandy Appel - 14 days ago

With deep sympathy on your sad loss. Sandy and Lou Appel

Adele Balinsky - 14 days ago

My condolences. Such a fine lady. Adele Balinsky

Abe Gonshor - 14 days ago

Dear Jonathon, Erica and family: My sincere & heartfelt condolences on your loss. Sonja was a "spark plug" in the Yiddish Theatre....always singing and dancing and making everyone around her feel so very special. Sonja was a very special lady with a unique personality that made her stand out and loved by all. Sonja will be remembered by all that had the pleasure of knowing her. Abe Gonshor & Annie Young

Ellen Fabian - 14 days ago

Dear Shari, Jonathan & families Sonja called me her newest friend whom she said she was so glad to have found. However, it was my good fortune to have bonded with her and to call her a dear friend. I truly loved her love of life, her wonderful & positive attitude, and her graciousness. May you all be embraced by your cherished memories of Sonja and reminded of her love, light and warmth she shone on all.

David & Rebecca Naimer - 14 days ago

Dear Jonathan and Erica and family, May you and your loved ones cherish the fond memories of your mother in this time of sorrow.

Bluma & Lenny Clayman - 14 days ago

Dear Shari, Jonathan, and Families, I was so very saddened to learn of Sonja's passing. I first met Sonja when we were both newly-weds and next door neighbors, living at the Wimbledon. When she moved to her new duplex on Einstein in C.S.L. four years later, I went with her as her first tenant. She was always a genuine person and a true friend. Some of the best advice I ever received was a result of Sonja's insight and wisdom. She impacted so many lives in such positive ways and she will be sorely missed by so many of these people. She led a wonderful life and I hope these are the memories that will comfort you and bring smiles to your faces in the years ahead. My heartfelt condolences, Bluma

Diane Wax &Sherri Stubina - 14 days ago

Dear Shari,Our Deepest Sympathies to you and Family on the loss of your Mother . May your wonderful memories give you everlasting comfort. Diane and Sherri .

Nina and Allan Miller - 14 days ago

Dear Jonathon, Erica and family: Please accept our heartfelt condolences on your sad loss. Sonja was a very lovely, warm, special lady with a unique personality that really made her stand out. It was always a pleasure for us to see her and share a few words. We hope your memories of her will ease some of the pain of losing her. We will not forget her.

jodi boretsky - 14 days ago

Dear Shari and family my deepest sympathies to all of you on the passing of your beautiful mother. Thinking of you at this very sad time.

Nina and Allan Miller - 14 days ago

Ingrid Kovitch Dannenbaum - 14 days ago

Dear Shari, Jonathan and families, Heartfelt condolences to all of you at this sad time. Your mom was a recurrent, and larger-than-life presence throughout my life. She will be remembered for the loving spitfire that she was! And will be missed accordingly… Much love from the Dannenbaums.

Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre - 14 days ago

The Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre extends sincere condolences to Sonja's children and grandchildren and extended family. Sonja spent many years on the stage with us. We remember her joie de vivre and her elegance. May the memories of her resilience and many good deeds with us and at the Jewish General Hospital with frail elderly sustain you through your sad loss.

phyllis rosen - 14 days ago

To the Isenberg I was in the ps group and your mother used to call me phyllis diller for a joke she was a wonderful lady. I used to see her at the gift shop when she volentered. Your mother wa a exceptionl warm person. may she rest in peace. Phyllis from the ps group.

Bernard ( Bucket ) Herman - 14 days ago

Dear Isenberg family. My relationship with Sonia was via the Yiddish Drama Group. We had many parties and get togethers where Sonia showed her fiery red hair and bubbly personality. I used to love dancing with her. We could really make the fur fly. Now it's just a lovely memory but the experience I will never forget. Isenbergs be proud. It was great while it lasted but it should have lasted longer.

Jonathan Levine - 14 days ago

Dear Jonathan and family, Our deepest condolences to you on the loss of your mother. May your wonderful memories give you comfort. Lisa & Jonathan

Tammy & Larry Shapiro - 14 days ago

To the entire Isenberg Family Sonja was very dear to our family and will be forever missed. She always had a smile and the love story between her and my late father in law was amazing . RIP lovely Sonja forever in our hearts.

Steven Cojocaru - 14 days ago

Sonja wasn't just my close friend's mom, she was my special chum too. She was a bold force of nature blazing with life and humor. She was the Lucille Ball of Côte St. Luc (by way of Munich). I was also in awe of her glamour, especially when her girlfriends from The Continent were gathered at the house - all impeccably groomed divas who wore Chanel lipstick and left the scent of expensive perfume in the air. I dubbed them the German Contessas. Sonja is in her version of heaven now - a 5-star hotel with tennis facilities and a Louis Vuitton boutique in the lobby. Rest in peace my dazzling Contessa. Love, your Cutchee

Anne Naimark Stein - 14 days ago

Dear Isenberg Family.... My sympathy to you on the passing of your dear mother and grandmother. She was a great lady and a wonderful friend.

Susan Frank - 14 days ago

Dear Isenberg family. My deepest sympathies on the loss of Sonja. I will always remember walking my dog on Roslyn and having many chats with her and Shari and the boys, and more recently meeting up with her again at the JGH boutique saying she would love to work with me there. She was a vivacious woman who will be sorely missed.

Florrie Levy - 14 days ago

Dear Shari, Michael, Jonathan, Erica, Sean, Ryan, Alexa and Chloe, I am so sorry for your very sad loss. May the wonderful memories of your beloved mother and grandmother comfort you at this most difficult time. My sincerest condolences, Florrie

Janie Reisler - 14 days ago

Dear Jonathan, Erica and family, I am so saddened to hear of your loss. I recently had the privaledge of working with your mother at the JGH and enjoyed every minute. She was very special and I am sure she will be sadly missed. My sympathies. Janie

Tracy Shafter - 14 days ago

My deepest condolences. Sonja was such a wonderful woman. Be at peace beautifu woman. Say hi to my mom for me. Xoxo

Shelley Katz - 14 days ago

Dear Shari and the entire Isenberg family , our deepest condolences on the loss of your beautiful mother , mother in law and grandmother . I remember your mom as a women with great presence and a love of life . I know you shared a special mother / daughter bond - how blessed for you both . As evidenced by the beautiful words written by so many , she was unique and loved . Wishing you and the family no further sorrows and much good health . Shelley and Bernie Unger xoxox

Leesa Usheroff Parker - 14 days ago

Dear Shari, Jonathan and families, I am terribly sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved mother. May the beautiful memories and moments shared bring you great comfort and serve as a blessing. My deepest condolences, Leesa

Myra Issley - 15 days ago

Dear Shari, offering you my sincere condolences on the loss of your mom. We saw eachother often at the hospital and always made the time for a chat. A SPECIAL LADY.

Claire& tully grief - 15 days ago

Our sincerest condolences on the loss of your beautiful mother I enjoyed working with her as a volunteer at the Jewish general What a sad loss

Jo Zuckerman - 15 days ago

Dear Shari , Michael and family. Please accept my deepest condolences on the passing of your mother, mother-in-law, and Omi. Sonia was a life force, a woman, who was devoted to her family. A woman, with varied interests, who loved the theatre and being on stage; a woman, who was active and busy with her many friends and her tennis game. Beautiful and charming, she draw people close with her with her wit and sense of humour. She seemed always positive and upbeat, and I know she made a difference in the lifes of her mental health patients, with whom she worked for many years at the JGH. I also know that she had a large impact on me just recently. She inspired me to live in the 'Here and Now' more than ever before, and I will be eternally grateful to her. While I cannot be there with you tomorrow, please know that my thoughts are with you. I hope your memories of Sonia will sustain you at this most difficult time.

Barbara Singer - 15 days ago

My dearest Shari & Jonathan, In the last few weeks, when Sonja was in the Hospital, there was nothing more that she wanted than to come back to work. I told her that I was waiting and had a special chair for her. My memories take me back to when we met at the Boutique in the Jewish General Hospital. Sonja didn't need any training . She was a people's person and loved selling. She approached "her" customer with her natural warmth and vivacious personality. Before you knew it she was modelling a scarf or clothing, and closed the sale with a Russian dance or a song from the Yiddish Theatre. There was no doubt that she would sell the Brooklyn Bridge. Her words to me were "you buy , I sell". And that she did! Her talents had no limits, her sense of humor smart and witty. I'll look at her chair and see that gorgeous little redhead . Never will I have a friend like her again. There was only one Sonja With a heavy heart and love , Barbara

Sari litman - 15 days ago

Dear Jonathan and Erica, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May your wonderful memories of Sonja give you comfort .

Beth and Lee Wise - 15 days ago

Jonathan and Erica and family Our deepest condolences for the passing of your mother. Our thoughts are with you

Lana Socransky - 15 days ago

Dear Shari , our heartfelt condolences to you and your family on The loss of your beloved mother. We have such fond memories of Our time spent with you and your Mom during our trip to Israel. You should all be spared further sorrow and find strength in your Beautiful memories of Sonja. Lana & Isidore Socaransky

Beth, Julia and Shane Randolph - 15 days ago

Shari and family, sending you love, light and courage during this very difficult time. Your mom will always be remembered for the generous, wise and fabulous fashionista that she was! We love you. xo

Phyllis Kis - 15 days ago

Dear Jonathan & families, Sonja was a ball of fire,with her Yiddish theatre and volunteer work at the JGH. Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother Phyllis & George

Karen Karpman - 15 days ago

To the Eisenberg family, I am deeply saddened to learn of Sonja's passing. I performed with her in several Yiddish Theatre productions and she was always the life of the party with her constant good humour and wonderful aura. She was a wonderful person with a magnetic personality and lots of talent and I know she will be greatly missed. Wishing the family strength and great memories to carry you through this difficult time. Karen Karpman

Rachel sinyor - 15 days ago

To the family of Sonia Our paths have crossed many times over many years at the Jewish General and on the tennis courts. she was a vibrant , warm and caring person that will always be remembered with warmth. May her memory bring you joy.

Jennifer Kurta - 15 days ago

Dear Shari. I was so sad to hear of the passing of your mom. You described her as so youthful and passionate that I think it is only fitting that she pass on New Year's Day so that in coming years your family will be assembled to celebrate her life through shared and cherished memories. Know that my thoughts are with you!

Alana and Joshua Saks - 15 days ago

Dear Shari, Michael and family, Josh and I are sending you our deepest condolences on the loss of your special, beautiful and vibrant mom, Sonja. My memories of her include her always being SO warm, loving and spunky to anyone who crossed her path. She was such a ball of fire. We are thinking of you all during this difficult time and we love you.

Frances Randolph - 15 days ago

Dear Shari, My condolences to you & your family on the loss of your mom. I know how close your were with her & how proud she was of you. But, I also know about the wonderful contribution she made to our community. Her ladies loved, honored & respected her so much. She will be missed. I hope your many memories along with the support of family & friends will help sustain you in the very difficult days ahead. Frances

Jesse Krolik - 15 days ago

My heartfelt condolences to Sonja's entire family. We shared the Yiddish Theatre stage - she loved the spotlight and we enjoyed dancing, singing and touring the world together.

Stacey Neudorf - 15 days ago

Dear Shari and Michael, My thoughts are with you during this difficult time. May loving memories ease your loss and bring you comfort.

Gertiewexelman - 15 days ago

Dear Shari Michael Jonathan and family Please except my sincere condolences on the loss of your beautiful mother. May the wonderful memories remain with you f forever. Fondly gertie Wexelman

Roslyn Issley - 15 days ago

Dear Shari, Michael, Jonathon, Erica and families, Norman and I were very saddened by Sonia's passing. I will always remember her as the warm , energetic and charismatic person she was. She will be greatly missed by everyone in your family and all who knew her. Her memory will always be strong in your hearts and her strength will give you strength. Roslyn and Norman Issley

Andree Naimer - 15 days ago

Dear Shari and family, My deepest sympathies to you during this difficult time. May you find comfort with many wonderful memories. Andree Naimer

Gertiewexelman - 15 days ago

Dear Shari Michael Jonathan and family My sincere condolences on the loss of your dear mother . may The wonderful memoriesr of her remain with you forever Fondly gertie Wexelman

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Evie and Herb Steckler - 15 days ago

Dear Jonathan, and family, please accept our sincere condolenes and heartfelt sympathy on your loss. Please know that we are thinking of you at this most difficult time. Evie and Herb.

Robin Farber Steinberg - 15 days ago

Dear Shari and Family, Sandy and I want to extend our deepest and most heartfelt sympathies to you and all the family. May you derive comfort from your special memories of Sonja, and strength from each other during this difficult time. Robin Farber & Sandy Steinberg

Lisa Sacks - 15 days ago

Dear Shari, Michael and family, my deepest sympathy on the passing of your mother and mother-in-law. May the good memories you shared with her give you strength at this most difficult time.

Carrie Gross Charney - 15 days ago

Shari,I'm so saddened for your family by the loss of your beloved mother.She was always warm,dynamic & lit up a room with her bright red hair.Her love & devotion to her family was always apparent.I know she will be greatly missed but that her memory will be carried in your heart forever. Thinking of you, Carrie a Gross Charney

Stephanie Torchin - 15 days ago

Dear Shari and family, I was so saddened to hear of your moms passing . I know how close you were. You are in my thoughts and prayers .

Wendy Green Kleinman - 15 days ago

To family and friends - I am so sorry to receive the news of Sonja's passing. Although it has been about 40 years since I moved from Montreal, fond memories of Sonja's warmth and vibrancy will remain with me always. I know she was dearly loved.

Lauren Kaplan - 15 days ago

I am so sorry for your loss....I will always remember how amazing of a grandmother she was and always friendly and smiling and the programs with her grandchildren.

golda r rosenberg - 15 days ago

to the eisenberg family i shall miss sonja's smile and laugh, her sweetness and kindness...know that she will be remembered with love...golda

Lenore Plafker - 15 days ago

I would like to convey my heartfelt condolences on Sonja's passing.  I knew her from having worked at the JGH for many years. She always had a smile on her face. The auxiliary boutique won't be the same without her. May she rest in peace and look over all of you. Lenore Plafker

Wendy & Greg Kis - 15 days ago

Dear Jonathan, Erika and family, Our condolences on your loss. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Wendy & Greg

Jill Rosenthal - 15 days ago

I'm so sorry to hear about Sonja's passing. I remember her from when I was a little girl to more recently, talking on the phone with her while planning my mom's bday party (she didn't want to RSVP via email:). ZT"L

Steven Wexelman - 15 days ago

Dear Shari ,Jonathon and families My sincere condolensces to you on the loss Of your mom. she will sadly be missed May you have only fond memories of all the years that she was here.

Laura Rappaport - 15 days ago

Dear Shari and family My deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother Laura Rappaport

Tina Spinder Shulman - 15 days ago

Dear Shari We are so sorry for your loss. Sending our condolences to you and your family Tina&Gary Shulman

Liane and Michael Eliesen - 15 days ago

Dear Shari, Michael, Jonathan, Erica and families It was such a blessing to have known your mom. I loved sharing stories with her, joking around and catching up on each other lives. I will miss her beautiful smile and sweet giggle of laughter. May you cherish the special memories. Keep them close in your hearts and let them give you comfort in difficult times. Our thoughts are with you. So sorry we are not there. Baruch Dayan Emet Liane and Michael

Joyce Loomer - 15 days ago

Dear Shari, I'm very saddened to hear about the loss of your beloved mother. Thinking of you in this difficult time. Joyce

Sarah Hutman - 15 days ago

Dear isenberg family,my heartfelt condolences on your great loss .Stay strong during this most difficult time.May you be spared funrther sorrow

Doreen Tanzer - 15 days ago

Dear Shari . My deepest condolences to you and your family on the loss of your beloved mother Sonja. She was a special person.. May you know of no more sorrows. Doreen Tanzer

Barbara Lang - 15 days ago

Dear Shari, Michael, Jonathan, Erica and Families, I am so saddened to learn of Sonja's passing. She loved you all so much and when she talked about her grandkids she light up with such joy. She was an integral part of the PS group at the JGH where she was loved at all. She made such a difference in so many people's lives. I enjoyed our many talks together as she was always so upbeat. May she rest in peace. Barbara

Marilyn & David Aisen - 15 days ago

Dear Isenberg family our condolences on your loss of Sonja

Merle Torchin - 15 days ago

"Small in stature; larger than life" is how I think about our dear Sonja! Her vibrancy and goodness will live on forever in my heart. My sincerest condolences to Shari and the whole Isenberg family. May she rest in peace and may you all be comforted by all the memories.. Merle Torchin

Melanie Malus Abramowitz - 15 days ago

Shari- sincere condolences on the loss of your beautiful mother. May you find comfort in her memory and strength from those around you for the days ahead. I am thinking of you at this sad time, Melanie

Lila & Sonny Sailofsky - 15 days ago

Dear Shari. Our deepest condolences on your great loss of your mom. She saw someone we will never forget. She was a star who entertained us all, whether in the theater, on the tennis court, at home, or wherever she was. We will miss her. Stay strong in this most difficult time.

Rena Kotler Schneider - 15 days ago

Isenberg Family, Sincerest condolences on the loss of a beautiful, sweet, effervescent, charming lady, who loved life to the fullest. May you have no more sorrow. Rena & Irving

Freda and. Ernie. Rashkovan - 15 days ago

Dear. Shari and. Family. Our sincere condolences on the loss of your Mother. We enjoyed talking with her as we would meet going into or coming out of 4300"May the good times be remembered and may her memory be for a blessiing

Lita alper - 15 days ago

Dear Isenberg Family so sorry to hear of your loss of beautiful Sonja she was a joyous person and will be missed. Our deepest sympathies to you at this sad time. Lita & Seymour Alper

Andy Aisen - 15 days ago

Shari , Johny I and the whole family , on behalf of the whole Aisen clan we would like to wish you all our sincere condolences. May you always have the memory of your mother in your mind and in your heart . Xoxo

bonnie - 15 days ago

dear shari and family my sincere condolences to you and your family. i am thinking of you at this most difficult time. she was such a beautiful lady inside and out...may all your cherished memories give you strength for each day ahead...bonnie

Sheryl & Irwin Kauffman - 15 days ago

Dear Shari & Family, Our sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved mother and grandmother. We hope that many wonderful memories of times past will help to brighten the days to come.

Corrie Sirota - 15 days ago

Dear Shari & family, People may leave us physically but they live on in our hearts forever. Heartfelt condolences on the recent death of your mother. Corrie Sirota

Roz Brandman - 15 days ago

Dear Shari,Jonathan and Family Our heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your beautiful mother She was a very special lady Roz and Chuck Brandman

Sherri sklar - 15 days ago

Dear Shari, Michael and family, Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of your mother,mother-in-law, and omi. Thinking of you at this most difficult time. With love Sherri

Myriam Gittel ELiora Zaritzky - 15 days ago

Sonja s zl light shone far beyond her physical self..and she continues to shine now ..May her soul have an aliyah in Gan Eden .. may those who loved her find comfort in the warmth of the memories shared during her time here. Sonja zl was a firecracker and for many years , my mother Sonja zl my sister Ina zl worked together at the jgh and they all are now creating a great light in the heavenly realms .... BARUCH DAYAN HA EMET may you all be spared further sorrow Myriam Gittel ELiora Zaritzky

Arlene Rotchtin & Robert Brumer - 15 days ago

Our Most Sincere Condolences

FRIMA WEIGENSBERG - 15 days ago

Dear Shari, Michael & Family, Please accept our deepest and most heartfelt condolences on the passing of your beloved mother, mother-in-law and Omi. It is not easy losing a mother at any age, and from all the loving tributes she was a very special lady. May all your special memories be a source of comfort in your time of sorrow, and may you know no further sorrow. With love Frima and Charlie

Lorna Moses - 15 days ago

Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved mother Sonja. May the treasured memories you have of her help you through this most difficult time. Lorna Moses

Gil Mazaltarim - 15 days ago

Dear Shari, Jonathan & family. I had the privilege of knowing Sonja & met her on numerous occasions. Your mom was a beautiful lady and was very special. My heartfelt condolences.

Garner Bornstein - 15 days ago

Jonathan, Shari, and Michael, So sorry to hear about your mom. I remember her smiling face and wonderful outgoing personality well. My condolences to all of you. Garner

Lenora and Seymour Mendelman - 15 days ago

Dear Shari, Jonathan and family. So sad and sorry to read of lovely Sonia's passing. She was effervescent and accomplished, with a huge smile and infectious personality. We wish you all the strength to carry you through this most difficult time.

Laura Bregman - 15 days ago

Dear Shari, please accept my sincere condolences to you and your family. Your mom was a beautiful lady who lit up the room wherever she was. Let the wonderful memories of her remain with you forever.

Lila Cutler - 15 days ago

Dear Shari, Jonathon and family please accept my deepest sympathies on the passing of your sweet mother Sonja.fondly Lila

Warren Gornitsky - 15 days ago

Dear Shari,Jonathan and familiy I'm so sorry to hear of the terrible news. My heartfelt condolences. May her memory serve as a blessing Warren Gornitsky

Gloria Fenster and Jerry Mariasine - 15 days ago

We are saddened to hear that Sonja lost her fight. She was a wonderful lady who did so much for my mother, Helen. in the PS group. She was so full of life and bubbly even in her hospital bed when I went to see her. She will be sorely missed.

David Kaufman - 15 days ago

Dear Jonathan I'll never forget the generosity Sonja extended to me on my many visits to your house those many years ago. She was a loving and devoted mother to you and Shari and a doting grandmother to her beloved grandchildren. Her love ,strength and wisdom should be an inspiration to you , Shari and the generations to come. May you be spared further sorrow. David Kaufman and Leanne Turner

sheila rosenthal - 15 days ago

please accept my condolences on the loss of your mother.she will be missed. long life to all of you, sheila

sheila sinclair kirstein - 15 days ago

shari, jonathan and grandchildren......not easy to imagine Sonja is gone....I knew how sick she was and how she suffered.... with both of you by her bedside.. she was so active and energetic in all she did..... we went way back...fun times in ogonquit...and at a party I made for my late husband's 45th birthday....years ago......it was a pleasure when I saw her at jgh boutique....we talked and laughed. Sonja was a unique woman......she enjoyed her life and made it great.....albeit not long enough..........I know you are suffering greatly now....and will continue to for as long as it takes........how lucky that you had such a special mother......may your excellent memories help you thru'......with warmth, Sheila kirstein

Edith Orleans - 15 days ago

Please accept my sincerest condolences on your loss of your mom. Edie Orleans

Sarah Kauffman - 15 days ago

My Dearest Shari and Family How can words express t My HEARTFELT SYMPATHY to you May her Goodness Kindness and Joviality remain in your hearts and may they be able to lighten the burden. What a great Person she was. Long life to you all.All my LOVE, Sarah

Etty and Ralph Bienstock - 15 days ago

Jonathon,Erica and family, Our deepest condolences to you on the loss of your beloved Sonja. May you derive comfort from a lifetime of cherished memories and love of Family and friends.

Charna & Mannie Young - 15 days ago

Dearest Shari, I am heartbroken today. Having spoken to your mom not even a week ago, she was happy to share good news with me about her health. May Sonja's exceptional qualities as a vibrant beautiful person who loved life to the fullest be passed down through the generations. Love, Charna & Mannie

Danielle Buch - 15 days ago

I remember Sonya as a person full of life, dancing with full energy at Yiddish Theatre get-togethers. Also spending time together in Vienna during the Yiddish Theatre tour. Condolences. Danielle and family.

Gayle Inhaber - 15 days ago

Dear Shari, Michael, Jonathan and Erica, My Heartfelt condolences on the loss of your Beautiful Mom and Mother in Law...Sonja was an Elegant Beauty with a Kind Heart. Thinking of you . Gayle Gayle Inhaber

Shirley Schnurbach - 15 days ago

My sincerest condolence to the entire family. Sonja and I shared wonderful times in Yiddish theatre and I also worked at the Jewish General Hospital and Sonja was such a breath of fresh air. May her memory bring you comfort.

suzanne elbaz - 15 days ago

To the family of Dear Sonja. Was shocked to receive word of Sonja's untimely passing. I have had the pleasure of knowing Sonja for many years working at the J G H . Although we did not work in the same department we always seemed to engage in a friendly hallway chat. Upon are retirement we found ourselves working together as volunteers in the hospital gift shop. Sonja was a very dedicated and loyal member of the auxiliary gift shop.Please accept my very deepest sympathy on your loss. Very sincerely, Suzanne Elbaz

Moishe Campbell - 15 days ago

My sincere sympathies goes out to the entire family. I have had many a fond and fun memories dancing and singing with Sonja in the Yiddish Theatre. . May your family be spared from any further sorrow.

Carole and Jason Zuckerman - 15 days ago

Dear Shari, Michael, and family, We are extremely saddened by the loss of Sonja. I always remember her being in a great mood and she had a certain"passion" about her. We hope that you are comforted by your memories of her, and may they be a blessing to you. Her memory will live on in our hearts.

Agi Lebovits - 15 days ago

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Sonja was an amazing lady. May you be spared any further sorrow. I send my heartfelt condolences to the family. Agi

Susan Alper - 15 days ago

Dearest Sharie Words cannot express how saddened I am by your loss. She was a ball of fire who lit up every room she entered. May her memory give you comfort at this very difficult time. Love you all.

Alisa Cojocaru - 15 days ago

Dear Shari and Jonathan, My deepest and most sincere condolences at this time. Your mother was a class act and a beautiful woman. I always admired her. Steven loved her so much. I am so sorry to hear about this sad news.

Robin Kligman Williams - 15 days ago

Dear Shari and Jonathan, We are so sorry to hear about your mum. There are no words that will take away your pain but your incredible memories of your mum will be with you always and forever! Our thoughts are with you, now more then ever! Robin (Kligman), Scot and Casey Williams

Linda and Jay Saks - 15 days ago

Dear Shari and Family, So very sorry to hear of your dear mother's passing. Your devotion was remarkable and your loss is great. Your mother gave you much to be proud. May her memory be a blessing to you. Please accept our sincere condolences.

Barbara & Joel Rosenthal - 15 days ago

Dear Shari, Michael, Jonathan, Erika and Family....Our deepest sympathy on the loss of Sonja. She was an exceptional woman and will be missed by all who knew her...Fondly Barbara & Joel

Nancy Rubin - 15 days ago

Dear Shari, Jonathan & family There are no words to describe the loss of your mother. She was an incedible human being with a big heart and a wonderful lust for life. She will be missed by the community she loved do much. And was so loved and respected in return. She leaves a legacy of love and laughter and I will remember her always. She holds a special place in my heart. Nancy

Sandra Mintz - 15 days ago

Dear Jonathan, Erika and family, Our deepest sympathies on the loss of your mother/mother in law. She was such a fine lady and a great face in the Jewish community. May her memories carry you through these difficult times. Sandra and Steve Mintz

Ellie Diner - 15 days ago

Dear Shari and Jonathan I am deeply saddened to read about the loss of Sonja-My heartfelt condolences go out to both of you and may you find some comfort in all your treasured memories during this most difficult time Ellie Diner

Lea Shapiro - 15 days ago

Dear Shari & Johnathan: What great memories I have of your mother and you both during the fun times in Norma, New Jersey. Your mom was my best friend ever. I will cherish those memories always. You all have a special place in my heart. My heart and prayers go out to your entire family. Love you! Cousins Lea & Harold Shapiro

Herb Isenberg (Marilyn) - 15 days ago

To the Isenberg Family: My heartfelt condolences on the untimely passing of Sonja, a woman of warmth, integrity and sterling character, whose social graces made her company such a pleasing experience. I remember with fondness our many conversations at the Cote.St. Luc tennis club, reminiscing about the various achievements of our respective families.. May her blessed memory forever be bound up in the bond of eternal life, together with the souls of all the righteous.

Perri & Bryant Bramson - 15 days ago

Isenberg family. We were so shocked & saddened to hear of Sonja's passing. She was a beautiful woman inside & out. Will be missed by all. Our condolences to the entire family. Perri & Bryant Bramson.

Diane Edelman - 15 days ago

Please accept our deepest condolences and sympathies go out to you on the loss of such a special lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May you be spared further sorrow.

Lisa, Mitchell, Emily and Katie Takefman - 15 days ago

Dear Shari and Jonathan and families, No words can express how saddened we are by Omi's passing. She was such an exceptional woman. I will miss her words of wisdom in raising puppies and children. We wish you guys only better times in 2017. Love you!

Lydia Mamane - 15 days ago

Dear Shari and Jonathan My deepest condolence on the passing of your mother. May you be spared of any further sorrow. 😢 Lydia

Matthew Poplaw - 15 days ago

Jonathan & Shari please accept my most sincere condolences on the passing of your mother. May your memories be a source of strength at this difficult time.

Pam Litman - 15 days ago

Dear Shari & Jonathan & Families-I am very sorry and sad to hear about the loss of Sonja- She was a classy, warm, smart and dedicated woman to the things that meant the most to her. I hope you find strength and comfort from your cherished memories. My thoughts are with you. Pam

Naomi Weiss - 15 days ago

It is with great sadness that we mourn the loss of such a great volunteer, advocate, and occupational therapist for the Jewish General Hospital. I join in condolences for a larger-than-life woman who was admired and loved in the Geriatric Program, and who I treasured as a dear friend for so may years.

Debbi Haberman - 15 days ago

Dear Shari, Michael, Jonathan and family, I was saddened to read of the psssing of your dear, sweet mother. So many heartfelt memories of Omi. Her door was always open to everyone and there was always a place at her table. She was a very special woman with a huge heart and incredible insight. I feel honored to have known her. With great sadness I extend my deepest condolences. May you all find comfort in your memories. Debbi

Vilma - 15 days ago

To the families of beloved Sonia My most sincere condolences on the loss of a great lady Sonia was loved by all and will be sadly missed

Heidi Tucker Puritt - 15 days ago

Dear Shari, Michael and Family, My heartfelt condolences go out to all of you on such a monumental loss. You were such a compassionate, caring and devoted daughter and caregiver to your Mother. I know you had the most precious and special bond with her, you are fortunate that you have so many beautiful and special memories to reflect upon. Thinking of you during this sad time my dear friend. Love you....

Fran Yagod - 15 days ago

Dear family. My sincere condolences on the loss of Sonja. She was a generous and talented woman who will be missed. May Wonderful memories sustain you during this difficult time.

Bonnie Weber - 15 days ago

Dear Shari, Michael, Sean , Ryan and family, Our Sincere condolences on the passing of your mother, mother in law and grandmother. May you find comfort in the wonderful memories that will remain forever. We are thinking of you all during this difficult time. Sending hugs and kisses from Vancouver Bonnie , Allan , Lauryn and Alex

Lisa & Farrel Miller - 15 days ago

Dear Jonathan, Erica, and family, We are so sorry for your loss. May you be spared further sorrow.

Debbie & Richard Rubin - 15 days ago

Dear Shari, Jonathan, Erica and family, Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your beloved mother. May you be spared any further sorrow. Debbie & Richard

Susan Caplan-Keeb - 15 days ago

Dear Jonathan & Shari, we are so sorry for your loss. All the years that I knew your Mum she always had a smile on her face. We would always talk about the kids etc. Please know our thoughts are with you. Susan & David Keeb

Ellie & Stan Schwartz - 15 days ago

Dear Jonathon & all the family Please accept our most sincere condolences on the passing of your mother. We hope you find some comfort & peace in the memories you have & may she rest in peace. You are in our hearts. Ellie & Stan Schwartz. (Lorne's parents)