Avrum Dunsky

Funeral Service: Sunday, August 13, 2017 at 11:00 AM
Paperman & Sons
Shiva: Sunday, August 13, 2017 to
Saturday, August 19, 2017

4300 boul. de Maisonneuve W. #730, Westmount, H3Z 1K8.
Shiva Details: Shiva hours: from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. daily.
Cemetery: Baron De Hirsch
Donations: Segal Cancer Centre, c/o the Jewish General Hospital Foundation, (514) 340-8251, or to the charity of your choice. https://www.jghfoundation.org/en/donations/products

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111 Condolences

Marlene levine - 1 day ago

Dear Ruth and family, My deepest sympathy on Avrum's passing. Wishing you much strength at this most difficult time. We grieve.

Barry A. Simon - 3 days ago

Ruth, My condolences to you and your family. Avrum zl. Was highly thought of from the time he was a student at Monklands to his years as a professor at Vanier.

Susan Berger - 3 days ago

Dear Ruth;I was so sorry to read of Avie's passing. I offer my sincere sympathy to you and your family. I wish I could find the right words to ease the loss. Susan

Riva & Carl Gelber - 3 days ago

Dear Ruth & Family, The eulogies reflected the mench that Avi exemplified- He was kind, caring, loving to his family & humble. He was also creative & talented........Our most vivid memories are the fun New Year Eves that we spent with you , Avi & Nella & Miron all those years ago. Our deepest sympathy to all of you. Warmly, Riva & Carl

Elana Miller - 4 days ago

I was sorry to hear about the loss of Avrum Dunsky. I took the Electricity and Magnetism course at Vanier, many, many years ago. I considered myself lucky to have him as a teacher that summer (having heard wonderful things about him), and though the material was challenging, he always made the class fun and engaging. He also took the time, outside of class, to try to get me to understand the “right hand rule”, which I couldn’t seem to grasp. He was a beloved, dedicated, and well-respected teacher. My sincere condolences to the Dunsky family. May his memory be a blessing.

Debbie Bellman - 4 days ago

My deepest sympathies to the entire family at this most difficult time.

Linda,Barry,&Cheryl Jaslow - 4 days ago

Dear Ruth, Sorry to hear about your loss.We hope your fond memories of Avrum will give you comfort and strength through this difficult time.May you be spared further sorrow.

joyce shaffer - 5 days ago

My deepest sympathies Ruth to you and your family on your very sad loss. May all your happy memories of Avi bring you strength and comfort. My thoughts are with you. Fondly, Joyce

Harvey Raymer - 5 days ago

Dear Ruth. Please accept my heartfelt condolences to you and your family on the passing of Avrum. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him. I hope that all the good memories will give you all strength at this most difficult time.

Shel & Sylvie Geller - 6 days ago

We will always remember Avie for his wonderful sense of humour, his energy and zest for life, and the incredible gadgets which he made for home and office. The Wynmoor Woodshop will sadly miss his creativity and his willingness to share his expertise and tutor others. Sylvie and Shel Geller

Susan & Irwin Gudofsky - 6 days ago

Ruth - we are so sorry for your loss and send our deepest sympathy. Susan & Irwin

Jonathan Myers - 7 days ago

Ruth, Philip and Family, Our deepest sympathy to you on the loss of Avie. He was a dear and lifelong friend to my parents and we remember fondly our many visits in Montreal and Florida where we got to know what an amazing, warm and creative person he was. We are sorry for your loss and wish you strength at this very difficult time. Michelle and Jonathan Myers

Riva Fenster - 7 days ago

Dear Ruth and Family, Avie was such a special man to all of us here at the Cummings Centre. He gave tirelessly and joyfully of himself in his skills and creativity in our woodshop. May your many cherished memories always comfort you. Sending you our sympathies, Riva and Patricia

Selma Master - 8 days ago

Dear Ruth - Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of your dear husband Avi. He will be greatly missed.

Sandy sankoff - 8 days ago

Dear Ruth and family My sincerest condolences to you and your family on the loss of Avrum. Please know I am thinking of you at this time.

David - 8 days ago

Our deepest condolences.

Carin Gordon - 8 days ago

My sincerest sympathies to Ruth and whole family on Avrum's passing. May you all be spared further sorrow

Bella and Mark Kotler - 8 days ago

Dear Ruthie and Family We are so very sorry that Avie has lost his battle. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. Cherish the wonderful memories spent through the years. Fondly Bella and Mark

Mannymorton - 8 days ago

Dear Ruth my deepest sympathy to you and your family

Cliff Moss - 8 days ago

Dear Ruth, Phillip, Libby and the extended Dunsky, Vosberg and Scharf families. We were so saddened to hear of the loss of our cousin Avreimel. He was always such a bright light and a joy to be around. Unfortunately, we are unable to come into Montreal for the funeral but our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Cliff, Susie and Sammy

Jerry & Allison Boman - 8 days ago

Dear Ruth, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. On behalf of me and my father, our thoughts go out to you, Philip and your family. Please know that we are thinking of you at this difficult time. Thank you for thinking of us all and for taking the time to come to my mom’s funeral.

phyllis benjamin - 8 days ago

Dear Ruth, Libby and family, Morty and I are very saddened at the passing of Avie. Please accept our sincere condolence. We wish you lots of inner strength as you go through this difficult time. Phyllis and Morty

Kelsey and Ernest Burman - 8 days ago

Dear Ruth, Ernie and I were saddened to hear of Avrum's passing. Our sincerest condolences to you and your family on your loss. May good memories bring you comfort.

Lynne & Elan Satov - 8 days ago

Dear Ruth, Our deepest condolences go out to you, Phillip, and your family. Avie was an incredibly warm and kind person and such a dear friend to our parents and family. He will be greatly missed. Our thoughts, prayers, and love are with you.

Marcia Kovitz - 8 days ago

Dear Phillip and family, My condolences on your loss. I had occasion to meet Avrum at gatherings of the ethical investment group of which we were both members, and at a vernissage hosted by his wife and her art collective. His intelligence, strength of character, sociability and good humour were always apparent. May your loving memories of him sustain you.

Marilyn & Hershy Caplan - 8 days ago

Dear Ruth, We would like to extend our sincere condolences to you and your family. Avrum was a likable person who will truly be missed. We wish you strength during this difficult time.

myrna vandelman Benderoff - 8 days ago

With Sympathy, I have been checking this site regularly because my mother recently passed away so as I am checking for messages I noticed Avrum Dunsky died. I am 60 now but I went to Vanier and remember an Avrum Dunsky a physics teacher, who was very very patient with me and really tried to teach me electricity but I failed his class and then I think he tried even harder next time and I passed. Well that got me into university PT program. I have been going to the Segal centre almost weekly with my mother and I should have kept my eyes open for him and I would have thanked him. With Sympathy to the family of a very patient teacher.

Marlene and Jack Dworkind - 8 days ago

Dear Ruth and family. We are so sorry for your loss. Avrum was a very special person, and we wish you our sincerest condolences. May his memory be a blessing. Marlene and Jack

Stan and Raisa Marchand - 8 days ago

Dear Ruth Libby and Family. My sincere condolences to you on Avrum's passing. We go back to when he moved to Clanranald and attended West Hill High School. We moved to Tornto and lost touch nut happily we had a wonderful visit two years ago in Florida and reminisced for an evening along with Mortie and David from those early years. He was a special caring person even then. His memory will be for a blessing. HaMakom yenachem et'chem b'toch shar avay'lay Tzion vee'Yerushalayim. May the Omnipresent comfort you among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem. Stan and Raisa

Hode and Annie Erdogan - 8 days ago

Dear Ruth and Phillip, We are very saddened to hear Avrum's passing. Avrum's contributions to the Physics Department have been enormous, both as an active as well as retired member. He will be missed by all of us.

Jason and Carol Balinsky - 9 days ago

Dear Ruth. it has been a long time since DDO, however Avrum and I go back +/- 65 years to JPS on Waverly St. and then Van Horne Ave. He always was a great, easy-going person and always smiling. He was liked by all that knew him In his later years his reputation of being a knowledgeable and humble person preceded him. He will be sadly missed. May you and your family be spared any further sorrow. May he rest in peace. Sincerely , Jason + Carol

Ruthie and Harvey Presement - 9 days ago

Dear Ruth and family. We are so very saddened to hear of Avie's passing. He was such a knowledgeable, articulate, talented, and yet very humble man. It was always a pleasure to be in his company. We wish you strength as you grieve this loss. You are in our hearts and prayers.

Sheilah Greenberg - 9 days ago

Dear Libby I was very saddened to read of Avraimi's passing.I would like to take this opportunity to send my heartfelt condolences to you at this sad time. Sincerely,Sheilah

Sheilah Greenberg - 9 days ago

Dear Libby I was very saddened to read of Avraimi's passing.I would like to take this opportunity to send my heartfelt condolences to you at this sad time. Sincerely,Sheilah

Paula &. Marty Nadler - 9 days ago

Dear Ruth &Family - our sincerest condolences to you on the loss of your beloved husband, father and grandfather! May your memories bring you love and peace through this saddest of times!

Rob & Sandie Derbyshire - 9 days ago

Dear Ruth, condolences to you and your family on the loss of Avi. He was a good person with a kind heart and terrific attitude. He will be missed. May he rest in peace.

Frances Feehan - 9 days ago

I knew Avrum when I worked at Vanier in the Office of Science & General Studies and was so saddened to see his obituary today. He was a real mensch and had a lovely sense of humour. I always enjoyed conversations with him when he would come into the office.

Mortie Chaikelson (gmail chaikelsonmortie@gmail.com) - 9 days ago

Dear Ruth, I was saddened to learn about Avrum [as we called him during our West Hill high school days] … and Dorothy and I extend condolences to you and your family. As you may know, Avrum and I hadn’t spent any time together since high school, so it was very special catching up and learning about each other’s careers and interests when the two of you hosted Dorothy and me … and Stan and David … for supper at your Florida condo a few years ago. We wish you and your family long life and good health … and comforting memories to help you through this difficult time.

Marcia Craft - 9 days ago

Dear Libby and family, my deepest condolences on the loss of your dear brother and uncle, Avrum. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Marcia

Ellen and Ezra Kleinman - 9 days ago

Dear Ruth and Family, Our deepest sympathy to you on the loss of Avie. We have followed his journey through Melly and have thought of you both often. We remember Avie as being a real mench and a joy to speak to. His warmth was always contagious. We wish you strength at this very difficult time. Ellen and Ezra

Sandi and Norman Parnass - 9 days ago

Dear Ruth, Phillip, and family, We are so saddened to hear that Avrum has passed away. May you have no more sorrow. Sincerely, Sandi and Norman

Mira and Ben Cohen - 9 days ago

Our condolences are with you and Philip on the loss of a wonderful husband and father,father in law and grandfather.May you be spared any further sorrow.

Rosemary Fremeth - 9 days ago

Dear Ruth, Phillip and Family, Thinking of you at this very sad and difficult time. With deepest condolences to your family, Rosemary and Lenard Fremeth

Ritza & Ted Baker - 9 days ago

All the Bakers of Manuel Drive were saddened to hear of the passing of a good neighbour and distant cousin. May the good Lord grant Ruth and family the fortitude to live with this loss and may they be consoled among all those who mourn in Zion and Jerusalem.

Don Hetherington - 9 days ago

Avrum was a large presence in the Physics Department. From his "physics doorbell" to novel ways of demonstrating physics principles, he was always thinking outside of the box. And by mentoring young teachers and organizing "Defi Dunsky" bicycle tours, he found ways of getting colleagues together informally. He will be greatly missed.

Shirley and Mort Goldfarb - 9 days ago

So sorry for your loss. May your good memories sustain you during this sad time.

Susan Stein - 9 days ago

Dear Ruth and family, Our deepest condolences on your loss Susan and Harry

David Southmayd - 9 days ago

Although we taught in different departments, we were friends over lunch, at union meetings and occasionally on the bike path. Avrum was highly respected by his students and colleagues for his intelligence, humour and quiet dignity. I was looking forward to having him as a neighbour.

Mike Cowan - 9 days ago

Thousands of students who never even had Avrum as a teacher have reason to be grateful to him. He was the architect (along with Dave Smith) of the Physics Arcade, a set of Physics puzzles and hands-on gadgets, mounted permanently along the 4th floor corridor walls. A steady stream of students were drawn to these elegant demonstrations of Physics in action. Thank you Avrum!

Flo Convery - 9 days ago

Dear Ruth - My sincerest condolences to you and your family on Avie's passing. I am so happy I had the opportunity to visit with you both less than a month ago. Avie was animated and wanted to talk about everything but himself. He was a rare treasure who made everyone's life more interesting and fun. We were lucky to have known him! Flo

Gayle Cohen - 9 days ago

Dear Ruth, Phillip, and family, Please accept my most heartfelt condolences. Gayle

Esther & David Goldman - 9 days ago

Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. We're so sorry to hear of Avi's passing. May you be spared any further sorrow. Fondly, Esther and David goldman

Flo Convery - 9 days ago

Stan and Phyllis Unger - 9 days ago

Phyllis and I were so saddened to learn of Avrum's passing. He was a colleague and friend for many years. I'll remember him as an innovative teacher, an involved citizen, and especially as a person who went out of his way to help others who were suffering.

Edith and Leonard Coleman - 9 days ago

Paula & Henry Pukier - 9 days ago

Dear Ruth & Family, We are so saddened to hear about the loss of Avie. He was a dear friend and a real mensch. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. He will be missed by all of us. Love Paula & Henry and family.

Murray and Janet Finkelstein - 9 days ago

Dear Ruth. Janet and I are so saddened by your loss, and the loss to the community as well. Avie was a bright, funny guy who was kind and helpful to others. He will be greatly missed.

Ted Constant - 9 days ago

Sorry to hear the news, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I was very saddened to hear that Avi has passed away.

Sandy & Allen Quallenberg - 9 days ago

Dear Ruth, Phillip and Family. Our deepest condolences go out to all of you on the loss of your beloved Avie. We haven't seen each other for many years, but we remember the DDO years with both of you. Our hearts go out to all of you, and may you be spared any further sorrow.

Vicki Coblentz - 9 days ago

My deepest sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your beloved husband. May you have strength at this very difficult time and may you have no more sorrows.

Suzy Charto & Gerry Dunkelman - 9 days ago

Dear Ruth We are so sorry to hear of Avrum's passing. He was such a strong , intelligent , man with a great sense of humour. He will be missed.

Sandy Wollow - 9 days ago

Dear Ruth. I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear Avie. Memories last forever. I hope that yours sustain you during this most difficult time. Sandy

Mark and Maureen Farovitch - 9 days ago

We wish to send our condolences to Ruth and her family.I met Avie in Florida and we had many great times going on bike rides,we will miss him and always will remember the good times we had.

Rhoda & Lenny Smith - 9 days ago

Dear Ruth and family, How sadden we are to hear of Avrum"s passing. I saw you both at the hospital last week and I was amazed how brave you both were, I did not see Avrum since we graduated from Folke Shule in 1956 When we finally met some 40 + years later to plan our School reunion I got to know him as an adult and renewed our friendship working together on the committee.It is both an honour and a privilege to have known you both. Please accept our sincerest condolence. Unfortunately we will not be able to attend the funeral as we are in Toronto for the weekend but we will see you during the week. Rhoda and Lenny Smith

Bessie and Len Kaufman - 9 days ago

Dear Ruth, Please accept our most sincere condolences. May all your fond memories help you through this most difficult time. Bessie & Len

Robert Elman - 9 days ago

He was irascible ,loveable,kind,inclusive intelligent and unique Dearest Ruth and family We did not see each other a great deal, but he always held a special place in my heart. Ruth, you were intimately involved with us all as we planned the Folks Shula reunion. It was a special time and Avrum was a leader of the process. He loved being a leader.but, especially he loved being your husband and father. He spoke of you as though he had just met and fallen in love with you,even though you had been together for here a lifetime Joy and I send you and your children our heartfelt sympathies We are out of town but shall see you next week and perhaps share some of our special memories Robby Elman and Joy Gampel

Lori, James and Amanda - 9 days ago

Dear Ruth, We wish you, Phillip and Allison, and extended family and friends strength and resilience. We appreciate Avie's humour, energy and positivity, and remember him fondly. With our sincere condolences... Lori, James and Amanda

Ann Milne - 9 days ago

Dear Ruth , Goldie and family I am so sorry Avie finally lost his long battle with cancer. My sincere condolences to you all and hope your shared memories help you thru this difficult time

Brenda & Rhona Pinsky - 9 days ago

Dear Ruth and Family, Rhona and I are terribly saddened to hear of Avrum's passing . Our deepest condolences.

Sari Greenberg - 9 days ago

Dear Ruth and family. I am terribly sorry to learn of Avrums passing. I remember and will always be grateful for the kindness both of you expressed to me when my brother Issie passed away. RIP Avrum. Sari

Robert Libman - 9 days ago

My deepest condolences on the loss of a special person and an amazing CEGEP physics professor who I was privileged to study under. I had the chance to see him once in a while over the years and am very sad to hear the news, May you be comforted with the many memories you have.

Pearl and Morris Freedman - 9 days ago

Dear Ruth, Please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of your dear Avrum. Pearl and Morris

Charna & Mannie Young - 9 days ago

Dear Ruth, Phillip & family, Our deepest condolences on the passing of Avie. We will think of him every time we cycle his favorite Florida bike routes. May his kind, loving nature be passed down through the generations. Fondly, Charna & Mannie

Noreen and Manny Hershorn - 9 days ago

Dear Ruth, Phillip, Allison and Family, We wish to extend our heartfelt condolences. Avie will be fondly remembered by the hundreds of students he taught at Vanier College, by his colleagues and by his friends. Avie was a great and innovative teacher, always a loving, calming and caring person and an incredible friend. He had a natural joy and curiosity about life and people. He was a blessing to everyone filling our lives with humour, joy, love and happiness. May we all inherit the peaceful earth that represented Avie's wish. All our love, Noreen and Manny

Linda and Paul waldman - 9 days ago

Dear Ruth and family We were so saddened to hear about Avi. Our sincerest condolences on your loss.....he will be greatly missed.

Linda Silver and Larry Mangarten - 9 days ago

Dear Ruth, Goldie, Libby, Philippe and family: I am sure you have all been a great source of strength and support for Avie in this last year and a half. Avie's determination reflected your commitment to him. I am deeply saddened by your loss and trust you will continue to support each other and find comfort in his memory. May his memory always be a blessing. with love, Linda and Larry

Mel and Fran Petersiel - 9 days ago

Dear Ruth and family. Our most sincere condolences on Avie's passing. For us there are so many memories of a lively,vibrant man with great skills and intellect. Delivered with humour and wit. His love of family was a constant in his life. We hope you have only wonderful memories of him.

Rhona Brenner Backler - 10 days ago

Dear Ruth and Family, My sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved Avi.as you know we were in the same class at Folks Shule, growing up.May you know no more sorrow, and May great memories of a lifetime sustain you. Baruch Dayan Emet Rhona

Rick and Fran Goodman - 10 days ago

Include a message (optional): Dear Ruth and Family, We are saddened to hear about Avie's passing. Throughout his illness we were constantly asking Marilyn (Melly) about how the two of you were doing and asking her to send along our good wishes. The times we spent together were special and we will never forget his good humour and wit. He was very proud of his son and grandchildren and was so proud of you and your artwork. Please accept our sincere condolences and we hope that the memories that you share will be a source of strength and comfort to you.

William & Kathrine Moss - 10 days ago

Dear Ruth, Libby, Philippe, and family, We loved Avreimel. His humour and generous spirit engaged us. We remember his zest at our wedding and how loving he with us at both sad and happy times since. A delicious soul, an enormous loss. William and Katherine

Cynny Posman - 10 days ago

Dear Dunsky Family, We both send you all our deepest heartfelt sympathies. May the memory of dear Avrum comfort you in the days and years ahead. Love, Cynny & Jack.

Nella and Miron - 10 days ago

Dearest Ruth, Phillip & Allison, and your beautiful children, Libby, Sol, Goldie, and extended Family, Avie was one of a kind......warm, very smart, compassionate, humorous, humble, and loving.....not only with his family, but also with his friends and students. Miron and I enjoyed an almost 30 year old friendship with the Dunsky Family, in which we shared many celebrations and good times and also some sad times. Avie is no longer with us, but his menschlechkeit will be remembered by all who were lucky to have known him. Sending you our heartfelt condolences and love. Nella and Miron

Adele Berenstein - 10 days ago

Ruth and Family, I am so sorry to hear of Avie's passing. Please accept my heartfelt condolences.

Jocelyn Dlusy Cooper - 10 days ago

Our most sincere condolences.

Arlene Alter - 10 days ago

DearRuth and Family I am so sorry to hear of your beloved loss I cannot help but remember the DDO days; wonderful years May the memories of years gone by bring you strength and courage for the years ahead My sincere condolences Arlene

Elaine Gordon - 10 days ago

Dear Ruth - I was very sorry to hear the sad news. My father always spoke so fondly of Avremel and the interests they shared, and I remember his shining presence at my parents' gatherings. My heartfelt condolences... May you find comfort among good memories. Elaine - Ridgefield, CT

jeff berger - 10 days ago

Kim and I wish our deepest condolences to Goldie and her entire family

Sam Kay - 10 days ago

My deepest condolences to the family. Avrum an I were colleagues at Vanier College for decades. He was a very special man and will be missed by everyone he touched. I can still see him on his bike during winter on his way to work.

Surinder mahajan - 10 days ago

Dear Ruth . Please accept our heartfelt condolences. Dear scrum was my colleague for almost 40 years and both Prem and I am going to miss him. Please convey our sorrow to Philip as wells

Charna Foxman - 10 days ago

Dear Ruth - It has been many years since I was your first client at your fledgling decorater business when we moved from DDO and I now live in Toronto. I understand only too well your sorrow and extend heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. Long life to you all. Sadly, Charna

Ilan Dunsky - 10 days ago

Ruth, Phillip and Allison, and Libby, I'm so sorry to hear this terrible, terrible news. I have only good memories of Avi. I'm truly saddened and I offer heartfelt condolences.

Ian Goodman - 10 days ago

Dear Libby, Ruth, Phillip, Valerie, Doelle and family, please accept my deepest condolences.

Carole Prussin Blank - 10 days ago

Dear Ruth and Family, Was so very sorry to learn from Gaby of your dear husband/father's passing. My thoughts and heart are with you at this most difficult of times. Sincerely, Carole Blank

Hushy & Shari Polan - 10 days ago

Dear Ruth & Family we are so sorry for your loss. Avie always had a smile on his face ... he will be missed .. Hushy & Shari

fran and dave warga - 10 days ago

A man is rich who has the love and respect of his family and friends. Avi was a very rich man.

Nafi Share - 10 days ago

Our deepest sympathies on the loss of Avrum...may your happy memories help you & the family through this sad time....fondly, Nafi Share & Aurel Stefan

Rhonda and Howard Goodman - 10 days ago

Dear Libby, Ruth, Phillip, Valerie, Doelle and family, We are so sad to hear of Avrum's passing. He was a wonderful and kind man, and I know he will be missed very much. Our deepest condolences. Rhonda, Howard, and Wendy

Sarah Segev & Isaac Aboud - 10 days ago

Our deepest condolences on your loss. Avie was a kind and gentle man. May you and the family be spared further sorrow.

Ellen and Jack Gryfe - 10 days ago

Dear Ruth and family. We are deeply saddened to learn of Avie's passing. He fought such a courageous battle that sadly was not winnable. Thursday lunches at Wynmoor will never be the same without Avie's wit and philosophy of life. We extend sincere condolences. Ellen and Jack

Janet Sandor - 10 days ago

Dear Ruth and Family: Deepest condolences from the Sandor family to yours. Janet

Zipporah Dunsky - 10 days ago

Joyce and Barry Klar - 10 days ago

Dear Ruth and Family: It is with great sadness that we read of Avie's passing. We offer our heartfelt condolences on the loss of a super husband, father, grandfather, brother, brother in law and friend. He had a wonderful calm demeanor , which made people so comfortable in his presence. His sense of humor and quick wit was often on display during bike rides and other social outings. He took great pride in his family and always had a positive and optimistic way at looking at life. May the memories of the many good years sustain you through this sad time. Joyce and Barry

Deena Dlusy-Apel Max Beer - 10 days ago

Dear Ruth , Phillip , Allison, Leila and Amiel, Max and I are so saddened by this news. We can only imagine how much you will miss. He was a bright shining spirit and a good friend; we will miss him.

Judi and Moe Sederoff - 10 days ago

Dear Ruth and family, We are so sad to hear the news of Avie's passing. We have very fond memories of him. He will be missed by everyone who had the privilege of knowing him. Judi and Moe Sederoff

David Moss - 10 days ago

Dear Ruth, Philip, Libby and families. I am just devastated to hear that Cousin Avreymel has lost his battle – he faced everything with such a calm yet upbeat and enthusiastic view of life. So much like Uncle Chatzkel with the shy smile and twinkle in the eye. I have only the fondest memories of a real gentle man and can only pray that your memories sustain and comfort you at this tragic time. David and Glenda Moss , Toronto, ON

Roslyn Levine - 10 days ago

Dear Ruth and Family Allen and I send our deepest sympathy on the passing of Avrum. Roslyn

David De Zwirek - 10 days ago

As you know, Ruth, Avreymel was a very special cousin for me. One of my first memories was his Bar Mitzvah! First cousin to my mother but younger, he was able with love to be supportive of me when my father died when I was a young child, fulfilling the gap in ages between my parent's generation and myself - it was only Avreymel who could teach me how to ride a bike! My late sister Seema and I loved him so dearly. He was always there and like his father a calming and wise influence in the family. I remember how thrilled we were when you married and I wish you, Phillip, Libby and the whole family only happy memories of a very special person. The phrase Zichron L'Brachah is especially apt when thinking of Avreymel - his memory is a blessing! With much love, David De Zwirek Karmiel, Israel

Hy & Brenda Ajzenkopf - 10 days ago

Dearest Ruth & Family We are so sorry to learn of the passing of your beloved Avie. He was a kind, gentle person with a love of life and a keen interest in many things. He always had a smile on his face and an answer to any question. He will be sorely missed. May his memory console you and may you be spared further sorrow. Hy & Brenda Ajzenkopf

Bert Rabinovitch - 10 days ago

Dear Ruth & Family Myrna joins me in sending our deepest condolences on the passing of your beloved Avrum. I have many fond memories of Avrum from Sir George and in our later years at Cummings Center. May your memories always keep him close . Bert Rabinovitch

Dr. Renee Karp - 10 days ago

Dear Dunsky family, I am so saddened to hear of the passing of Avrum. He was my colleague at Vanier and such an esteemed one, at that. Avrum was always such a positive and inspiring person. He was a super teacher and such a great friend to so many at Vanier. I met him a few times after his retirement and I know how proud he was of his grandchildren. Please accept my sincerest condolences and may your many wonderful memories sustain the entire family.

Rosalind Richstone - 10 days ago

Dear Ruth and family. My sympathies to all of you on the passing of your husband. Fondly Roz