Elsie Besser

Funeral Service: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 1:00 PM
Paperman & Sons
Shiva: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 to
Monday, November 20, 2017

Shiva in Calgary at the Beth Tzedec Congregation during services. Shiva in Ottawa at 289 Second Ave., Ottawa, K1S 2H8.
Shiva Details: Shiva hours: In Ottawa, Wednesday evening to Monday evening, from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. daily, with the exception of Thursday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Hillel Lodge. There will be no shiva Friday evening or Saturday.
Cemetery: Kehal Israel Memorial Park
Donations: Hillel Lodge, (613) 728-3990 or to Jewish Family Services of Ottawa, (613) 722-2225.

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13 Condolences

Sandra Bruce - 1 day ago

To my dear friend Marni and all the families, I know you will have many wonderful memories of a truly beautiful human being. It was a pleasure to know her and she will be missed.

Rita Wise Scott Rita Wise Scott - 3 days ago

Dear Marni, Sherrill and Families, My heartfelt condolences to you all on the loss of your beloved mother, mother-in-law and grandmother. My thoughts are with you at this very difficult time.

Miriam Cohen - 3 days ago

I met Elsie many years ago at a Na'amat event. What a fine, lovely, person! We always enjoyed one another's company. My condolences to the family, and may her memory be" forever green and rich." Miriam Cohen

Heather Leckner - 3 days ago

My deepest condolences go out to the entire famliy. I haven’t seen Auntie Elsie in years, but I will remember her fondly. May her wonderful memory live in your hearts.

Murray feldhammer - 3 days ago

Dear Sherrill My condolences. Your mother was an awesome woman. She lived a long and productive life. You certainly have good genes. All the best

Rosanne Puritz - 4 days ago

Dear Marni, Sherrill and family, my heartfelt sympathies on your loss. Although she was my "Great-Aunt" I grew up calling her Auntie Elsie. She always had a smile on her face, always was so attentive to everyone and so caring. I remember her special cookies too, which were always a treat. She will be missed.

Susan Leckner Puritz - 4 days ago

To my dear cousins, I am so sad for you and for me, as well. Sherill and Marni, you were such devoted daughters, such a devoted family, and your mother was so proud of all of you and your accomplishments. And for me, Auntie Elsie was my sounding board -- when I was sad, I would call her and she always knew how to cheer me up. I was so proud of her -- my aunt who would take public transportation to audit a course at Concordia, who volunteered at Na'amat, who hosted beautiful dinners using her lovely china. What an amazing cook and baker she was. She would make care packages specially for me -- chocolate chip cookies and chocolate meringue squares. I have such wonderful memories and will cherish them forever. She has left a wonderful legacy and, even though I had not spoken to her in the last year, I miss her. With love, Susan

Shoshanah Elias - 4 days ago

Dear Sherrill, Morris, Jessica and Henry, My deepest sympathies on the loss of your beloved mother, mother-in-law and grandmother. Elsie was remarkable! My thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Shoshanah

Barbara and Michael Kirsch - 4 days ago

Dear Sherrill and Morris, Our deepest condolences on the loss of your Mother, may her memories bring you comfort.

Evey Segal and Morty Stein - 4 days ago

Dear Marnie and Sherill...our sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved mother, Elsie. She loved and was so proud of all your accomplishments. May you always treasure the wonderful memories you shared!

Gloria & Rick Leckner - 4 days ago

Dear Sherill & Marni and families We were so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. She was quite the lady- going back to University in her 80's and having a Bat Mitzvah in her 90's. Smart, astute and a great cook as well- known for her pineapple chocolate chip squares..all beautiful memories of Auntie Elsie. We will cherish them. When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure. May her memory be your guiding light for all future generations. Sincerely, Gloria & Rick

Anna Shuster - 4 days ago

Dear Marni and Sherril, it's been many years since Alexis Nihon but we think of your family often when we are reminiscing about those days. We were saddened to read today of Elsie's passing, and send you and your families our sincere condolences. Anna, Ellen (Gryfe) and Marion

Debbi Cohen Silver - 4 days ago

Dear Marni, Sherrill and Leckner family, I was so very sorry to learn of the passing of Elsie.