Dr. Thérèse Lena Shore

Funeral Service: Tuesday, December 04, 2018 at 2:00 PM
Paperman & Sons
Shiva: Tuesday, December 04, 2018 to
Sunday, December 09, 2018

161 Harland, Hampstead, H3X 3E7.
Shiva Details: Shiva hours: Tuesday until 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday from 2:30 to 4:30 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., Friday from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., Saturday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., Sunday from 2:30 to 4:30 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Jacques will continue shiva in Ottawa on Sunday from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m. at 285 Mariposa Ave., Rockcliffe, ON K1M 0T4.
Cemetery: Baron De Hirsch
Donations: The “Dr. Lena Allen-Shore Endowment Fund” c/o Gratz College Elkins Park Pennsylvania, (215) 635-7300 ext.: 155, www.gratz.edu, or to the “Sigmond Shore Memorial Scholarship Fund” c/o Carleton University, (613) 520-3636.

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Carole Prussin Blank - 10 days ago

Dear Family, We are so sorry to read of your recent loss. We are away but our thoughts and hearts are with you at this very difficult time. Carole and Howie Blank

Marjorie Gracia - 12 days ago

Chers Michel et Barbara, en mon nom personnel et ceux des enfants, nos plus sincères condoléances. Ta maman Michel, était une personne d’ exception. Que Dieu vous réconforte et vous bénisse . Marjorie , Jean -Luc et Olivier

Lisa and Alan Diner - 12 days ago

Dear Michel, Barbara, Jacques and families, We are saddened to hear of the passing of your mom, ז״ל. We know that she was a very special, unique lady. May her memory always bring strength to the family and be a light to all the Shore generations to come. Lisa and Alan

Rev. John B. Gabage - 13 days ago

I rejoice when I heard them say, Let us go to the house of the Lord! I can only imagine the wonders Lena is able to behold at this time. A poet and philosopher, a woman of conviction brought about a renaissance in Philadelphia when it came to education. She was able to preside over classroom encounters of people/teachers of such diverse thinking, upbringing, socioeconomic backgrounds, cultural influences and faith traditions, and she was able to see the person for who he or she was – a human being who was capable of more than what society was presenting in the moment. Her classroom was a haven for dialogue and understanding; her heart was a sanctuary of uncountable blessings. Her ability to speak of beauty and truth and the encounter each person was able to confront when presented by her the artists of drawing, painting, music, poetry, dance, etc. These were the cause for the mind of every disciple to become open to the possibilities not just of their students but also of themselves. Lena had the ability to see into you like no other. Lena was able to also ask the questions that often others could not or dare not ask – truly a Philosopher. Her friendships and acquaintances were almost as numerous as the stars of the heavens and she was able to allow each person to shine as they ought in the glory of their creator. She enabled others to literally BE. The existence of each person was truly valued by Lena, and she wanted the nature of personhood to grasp beyond themselves and come to encounter the greater possibilities that lie beyond words but rather are experienced in the beauty of creation… Lena would often look to the trees from her windows and ponder and engage me in the same practice. I knew one could not stand in her shoes – so her view was profoundly different because of the perspective (the vantage point from which she approached) and the placement of myself in the room was not in the exact location… we certainly saw the trees at the same time but what she saw was different because of the perspective she had compared to mine. Lena welcomed words to be expressed and compared so that understanding might take shape between fiends and nature. Profundity! The countless hours and visits are indelibly marked upon my heart; for I cherish her beyond measure. Please know of the friends she has made here upon this earth that have gone to the heavenly realm now to welcome her to bask upon BEAUTY itself. As she is summoned by those who dwell in light, may you know of the greatest gift that she now possesses – Shalom! – The peace that can only be truly experienced in God. May my prayers join those of so many as we send our beloved Therese Lena Herzig Allen Shore, escorted by our love and affection, to be in company with Abraham, our father in faith, and join God for all eternity. May her soul and all the souls of the faithfully departed rest in peace. Amen. Pondering the world differently because of her.

Heidi & Howard Cohen - 13 days ago

Dear Jacques, Donna and family, Our sincerest condolences on the loss of your mother, mother-in-law and grandmother. We hope your wonderful memories can be a comfort to you during this sad time. We are thinking of you. Heidi & Howard

Janet Colaianni - 13 days ago

To the Shore family I wish to express my deepest sympathy for your loss. I was a long time friend and student of Lena in Philadelphia. She was an inspirational teacher who touched the lives of so many of her students . Her beauty, talent, creativity and deep love for life and humanity made the world a better place to live. She left footprints in my heart and I am I will remember her always. Her work will live on in all those whose lives she touched.

Greg Lipper - 13 days ago

Dear Shore Family, I want to express my sincerest condolences on the passing away of Lena. I have so many fond memories of her, as a good friend of my late grandparents, and as someone I got to know better when I was at Haverford College in Philly. I visited her on many occasions and she was always warm, inviting and had strong opinions about almost everything :)... which I look back on with fondness. she was so accomplished and such a great role model. Our families have a close connection I will always be grateful for. I'm sorry I could not make it to the funeral or shiva. Best wishes, Greg

Jacques and Isabel Ohayon - 13 days ago

Dear Shore family, Our sincerest sympathy on the loss of a beloved mother, mother-in-law, grandmother. May you know no further sorrow. Isabel and Jacques Ohayon

Ashley Umbrasas & Olivier Tsinos - 13 days ago

Dearest Emily and family, Our deepest condolences on the loss of your Bubby. May her memory give you comfort during this time. With love, Ashley & Olivier

Sharon and Mick Bond - 13 days ago

Dear Jacques, Donna, Emily, Adam and Family, Our sincere adolescences on the loss of your amazing mother and grandmother. May you comforted by your memories of her. Wishing you no more sorrow. Sharon and Mick

Leslie Ann Ungar Wener - 14 days ago

Dearest Mona, David, and family ; My deepest condolences on the loss o your beloved Step Mother, and Step Grandmother. May she rest in peace. Leslie.xxx

Don Deitcher - 14 days ago

Dear Michel , Jacques and families I wish to express my condolences on your loss of an extraordinary woman.

Ron Stein - 14 days ago

Dear Jacques and Michel and extended families. I'm sorry to hear about your loss. I know what a force she was in the world and in particular your lives. Please accept my deepest condolences

Gabrielle - 14 days ago

Dear Shore Family, Yesterday the world lost a nurturing mother, a resilient survivor and a poet spreading a message of love. You are in my thoughts and I wish you peace.

Stephanie Cass - 14 days ago

Dear Jacques, Donna and the entire Shore family, My deepest condolences on the loss of your mother. Over the past year, I have had the privilege of getting to know Jacques and, as a result, I was fortunate enough to hear many of the stories about his mom. For that, I am forever grateful and honoured. She was a incredible woman and leaves a remarkable legacy. Sending you much love during this very difficult time. Stephanie

Elsa and Michael Adams - 14 days ago

Dear Jacques and family, Elsa and I are so sad to hear of the passing of your dear mother. She is surely in a better place free of pain and discomfort. We feel very blessed to have met her and no one could have lived a more fulfilling and productive life. Sincere sympathy and love from all the Adamses.

Shelley Ambrose - 14 days ago

Dear Jacques and all family and friends who gather to mourn and celebrate and share memories - so very sorry for your loss. Truly, Shelley and Doug

Johanne & Guy Berthiaume - 14 days ago

Dear Shore Family, Our deepest condolences Johanne and Guy Berthiaume

Arlene Lerner - 14 days ago

Dear Shore Family , My deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved mother , Grandmother and great grandmother. She was a blessed woman , May your family know , no more sorrow.

Janice Kussner - 14 days ago

Dear Jacques and Donna. My sincere condolences on the passing of your mother/mother-in-law. She led a remarkable life filled with courage, conviction, meaning and amazing accomplishments, May you be comforted by the love and support of your family and dear friends,

Renna Bassal - 14 days ago

Dear Shore Family, A number of years ago, I had the good fortune to meet your wonderful uncle Adam, through our mutual friend the late Halina Aichenbaum. Mrs. Aichenbaum treasured a book written by your mother, chronicling her relationship with Pope John Paul, what a beautiful book on so many levels! Six years ago, I was privileged to meet your mother during her visit to Montreal. It was a great honour when she came downstairs to meet me. She sat down at the piano and began to play and sing; she finished by reciting a poem. It is a memory I will always cherish. How blessed you were to have Lena as your mother. My most sincere condolences, Renna Bassal

Sarah&David Druker - 14 days ago

Dear Family. For many many decades Lena was a loyal friend of our parents. We all considered her family. She always Che led in to see how my mom was us doing and engages in philosophical discusssions with our Dad.we express our sincere condolences and hope that her numerous memories will provide you comfort during this difficult time.

Andy Nulman - 14 days ago

Jacques, Donna, Em and Adam--Lynn and I send our sympathies to a great family on the loss of its matriarch

Josie and Arthur Roskies - 14 days ago

Dear Michel, Jacques and Barbara, We were very saddened to hear of your dear mother’s passing. She was a great lady, a personality, a presence —— an unforgettable and productive human being. We both have pleasant memories of Lena. All of you were models of exemplary devotion to your mother who fulfilled the mitzvah of “kibud aym” to the nth degree. We are now in Washington DC so we cannot be with you in person, but we are with you in spirit and feel your loss. We send you our sympathies, our condolences and our love. Josie and Arthur

Sherry Smith - 14 days ago

On behalf of your Garderie Foundation School family, sincerest condolences on the loss of your dear Grandmother. May warm memories of her be a comfort to you.

Mark Rosenberg - 14 days ago

Shore and Herzig Family, Please accept my and my family's best wishes and condolences on the passing of your mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and Sister . The Rosenberg family of Phila

Linda and Murray Notkin - 14 days ago

Dear Lorne, and family, we are so sorry for your loss.

Susan Elias - 14 days ago

Dear Jacques and family, My deepest sympathies on the loss of your beloved mother. Susan Elias

sidney margles - 14 days ago

Dear Michel, Jacques and family. While I did not know your mother, knowing her sons and their accomplishments tell me she must have been a wonderful woman. My sincere condolences. May the Lord comfort you among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem and may you know no further sorrow.

Dale Boidman - 14 days ago

Dear Michel, Jacques, Barbara and Donna and the entire family, I didn’t know your mother but together with your father they left a wonderful legacy, her two sons and the families that they created with their wives. My sincere condolences on your loss. Baruch Dayan Emet. Dale

Ricki and Barry Baket - 14 days ago

Dear Jacques and Donna Our deepest sympathies to you and all of your family on the loss of your Dear Mother. She was truly the matriarch of your family, loved and adored by all of her family! Respected for her many accomplishments, she leaves a legacy of knowledge and the desire and ability to share her world in so many ways! Our thoughts are with you at this time. May Hashem watch over you, and bless you all, and may the memories of a life generously lived and shared, help to sustain you in your grief. May you know no more sorrow. Fondly Barry and Ricki

Barbara (Gold) Lis - 14 days ago

Shore Family please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of your mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Barbara and William Lis

A tobias - 15 days ago

Michel, Jacques and extended family- I was privileged to meet your beloved mom a couple of times around the warmth of the Shore dinner table. Aside from her brilliant and creative mind, and her influence on many, many students, her true legacy is the two of you and the values and integrity that you both share as traits. I am thinking of the entire Shore family at this time. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. Xo Annie T

Irene and Stephen lipper - 15 days ago

Dearest Michel and Jacques and families, we share your grief today on learning of the passing of your dear mother, Lena. We feel so,close....the Lippers and Shores have always been “family”. We know Lena since we were teenagers and we always admired her talents and energy. She was a poet, composer, author,teacher, businesswoman and so much more. We have all her books including the one published by the Vatican which records lenas unusual relationship with the polish pope. Her work will be with us forever and we cherish so many memories of our time together over the years. We are so very sorry not to be with you at this sad time but we are there in spirit. Sending love and healing hugs, Irene and Stephen

Matthew Poplaw - 15 days ago

Emily my most sincere condolences on the loss of your grandmother.

Carla & Ron Vineberg - 15 days ago

Dear Shore family, We extend our sincere condolences to each and all of you, and hope that many fond memories will give you strength and comfort at this sad time. Carla & Ronnie

Neil and Jordana Jamensky - 15 days ago

Dear Shore family, We are so sad to hear of sweet Lena’s passing. We were so fortunate to have known her. Her wit, grace and kindness touched everyone she met. Her thoughtfulness, kindness and beautiful soul would always shine for all to see. May her memory be a comfort to all who mourn her. Neil and Jordana Jamensky & Family

Reisa and Bruce Vineberg - 15 days ago

Michel and Jacques, and family, please accept our deepest sympathy on the loss of your dear Mother. May your fond memories be a source of comfort during this difficult time. Reisa and Bruce.