Sheila April

Funeral Service: Tuesday, January 08, 2019 at 10:00 AM
Paperman & Sons
Shiva: Tuesday, January 08, 2019 to
Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Ruby Foo's Hotel
Shiva Details: Shiva hours: Tuesday following burial until 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Evening services at 7:30 p.m.
Cemetery: Eternal Gardens Cemetery
Donations: “Ellen April Memorial Fund” c/o the Montreal Children’s Foundation, (514) 934-4846

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53 Condolences

Chuck Cohen - 1 day ago

Dear Richard and Brenda, I just returned from a trip and saw Brenda's post about the loss of your mother and was so sad to read it. I remember her well and all the good times we had growing up at your house and Ricky's next door. Your thoughts are with me at this time. Chuck Cohen

Diane Pinsky Rothman - 4 days ago

Dear Richard and Brenda and Family, Steven and I are deeply saddened to hear about your loss. I’m sorry that we couldn’t be there to tell you in person. I have such fond memories of your parents from Stowe. Sheila and Howard would always greet me with a smile and warm welcome. About 10 years ago, Sheila spent hours with me discussing the pros and cons of launching a Drama School and I will always cherish her honesty and invaluable help. May all your wonderful memories be of comfort to you. Sending you all our strength at this most difficult time.

Stan Letovsky - 5 days ago

Len, Richard, sorry to hear of your loss.

Mimi Hollenberg - 6 days ago

Dear April Family, Sheila and I have been friends since we were children. We haven't Lived in the same city for well over 40 years, but there was always the telephone. Your mother, grandmother, was a warm , loving and spirited woman. She was also very brave. I will miss our frequent telephone conversations and her curiousity about everything. With my deepest sympathy, Mimi Hollenberg

Karen & Stephen Diamond - 7 days ago

Dear Len, Bridget, Mikey, Lauren, Andrew, Christina, Francine, Ben and Family, We are deeply saddened by the passing of your dear mother and Granny Sheila. Over the short time that we knew her, it was clear to see that her smile was infectious, her energy abundant and her love for family unending. May you carry her memories with you at all times and our hope is that over time, they give you tremendous joy. With love and our deepest condolences, Karen and Steve

Joy & Jeff Bultz - 7 days ago

Dear Lenny, Bridget, Andrew, Mikey and family. Our sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved mother and grandmother. There are no words that can ease your sorrow, but please know that we are thinking of you during this difficult time. Joy & Jeff

Stuart Wexelman - 8 days ago

Dear Lenny and Bridget and family, My condolences on the loss of your mother. My thoughts are with you. Love Stuart

Carol Lesser - 8 days ago

Dear April family, Sending you sincere condolences on the loss of your mother. Thinking of you all at this most difficult time. Carol Lesser

Harvey Herman - 8 days ago

Dear Leonard, Richard, Brenda and family. My sincere condolences. I have good memories of of Sheila, going back to my childhood, while attending the Dorothy Davis drama school, where Sheila was my coach on how to participate in their drama productions. Over the years when we met at Stowe parties we reminisced of me being forced by my parents to attend acting school, when, all I really wanted to do was to play hockey with my friends. May your good memories give you strength at this difficult time. Harvey

Mark Freedman - 8 days ago

Dear Richard, Brenda, Evan, Amanda my deepest condolences on the passing of your beloved mother and grandmother. May you be spared further sorrow. Mark

Len Glickman - 8 days ago

Len, So sorry to hear the news about your Mom. Thinking about you at this difficult time. Len & Caurie

Twinkle Rosenstone Rudberg - 8 days ago

I have fond memories of dear Sheila and her wonderful happy spirit and smile. I send you all my sympathies and love, Twinkle

Max karpman - 8 days ago

I attended the theater school that Mrs April was a director of when I was young and that was my first acting experience. I gained all the confidence in the world because of that class and it helped shape me into the person I am today. My deepest condolences to everyone that had the pleasure of knowing Mrs.April...

mark lazar - 8 days ago

To Leonard and the April family- my condolences on the loss of your Mother - may you be spared further Sorrow. Mark

Lisa Freedman Smith - 8 days ago

Dear Richard, Brenda, and Lenny, So sorry to hear about your mother, Sheila. May your memories give you strength at this difficult time.

Chuck Albertr - 8 days ago

Many years ago, as classmates at Emerson College, Sheila and I forged a friendship that endured over the years, despite our geographic proximities. I knew her, then, as a sincere, caring, fun-loving person. I knew her, now, as a loving wife, mom and granny. She always spoke of the importance of family, was immensely proud of those she loved and always exhibited her concern for others. She was a brave and amazing lady! May her memory be for a blessing. Chuck Albert

Steve Singer - 8 days ago

Dear Leonard and Richard. Sincere Condolences on your Loss of your Mother.

Tanya Lehrman - 8 days ago

Dear Len, Bridget and Family, Our sincere condolences, may your heart and soul find peace and comfort during this difficult time and may you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you. Tanya & Marco

Rob Steiner - 9 days ago

Lennie, BDE My sincere condolences to the passing of your Mother. May her memory be a blessing.

Barry Cohen - 9 days ago

Len, My deepest condolences on the loss of your mother. Barry

Judy Steinberg - 9 days ago

Dear Leonard & Richard, I am sending my deepest sympathies to you and your families on the loss of your beautiful mom. She was a fabulous lady and I adored her. I am sorry I am not in Montreal, as I would have liked to pay tribute to her. Fondly, Judy

Jeremy Stern - 9 days ago

Dear Richard, Brenda, and Len, I am so sorry and shocked to hear of the loss of your mother. I have so many memories of your parents in Stowe and am deeply saddened by this news. Everyone loved your mother. My deepest condolences to you and your kids.

EY Montreal and the TRE team - 9 days ago

Andrew, Christina and family - our sincerest condolences on the loss of your beloved grandmother. May her memory be a blessing.

Barbara Stern - 9 days ago

Dear Richard and Brenda, I am so sorry to hear this sad news. I have fond memories of your dear parents going back such a long, long way. I hope you have a multitude of happy memories to share and cherish with your children . I hope they will sustain you at this time. May her memory be for a blessing. With much love.

Marilyn Lipson - 9 days ago

Dear April Family, although I have not seen Shiela for years, I have always had wonderful memories with the Lipson family getting together for the holidays, Sheila always was friendly and uplifting and a beautiful lady. Memories are forever and you will cherish all of them you spent with her over the years. Marilyn

Robbie Granik - 9 days ago

Dear Leonard and Richard, I was so sorry to have read of the loss of your mother . Please accept my deepest sympathies .

Bill & Hinda Letovsky - 9 days ago

Dear Leonard & Richard, The memories of Eldridge live on. The Aprils and the Letovskys shared so much. Who can forget the camping together, the family Simchas....... .Please accept our deepest sympathy. Your mother was a shining light and you both are in our thoughts today. Fondly, Hinda, Bill and Sons

Charna Zucker - 9 days ago

Dear Len and Bridget and Family- we're so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. Sending you our deepest condolences at this difficult time. Hoping you are spared any further sorrow. Charna and Buddy

Barbara &Jack Rosenthal - 9 days ago

Our sincere condolences to you all. We have such happy memories of times together in Stowe (where we met)and such fun times on their boat and trailer in Schroon Lake. She was such a dedicated drama teacher and enjoyed so many accomplishments in her career. Sorry we cannot be with you . May her memory always be a blessing.Fondly,Barbara and Jack Rosenthal

Jeffrey and Brenda Friedman - 9 days ago

Dear Lenny and family, Our deepest sympathies on the passing of your beloved matriarch. May her memories be as a blessing and sustain you in this trying time.

Louis & Esther Silver - 9 days ago

Dear Len and Bridget and family, Our sincere condolences on your sad loss. Our thoughts are with you. Lou, Esther, Lauren and Jenn

Frank & Judy Garber - 9 days ago

Dear Leonard & Richard, Our sympathies go out to you both on the passing of your Mom Sheila, a "real lady!" Our Richard and Michael, as well as Judy and myself, are saddened, but will always think of her as a fantastic neighbour to our whole family. May you know of no more sorrow, and may her passing be a blessing to you both. Frank

Mona & Robert Steinberg - 9 days ago

Dear Leanard and Richard, and family. We are so sorry to hear this terribly sad news. May you be spared further sorrow. Always remember her smile and laugh. Our lost loved ones live on in us. BDE

Tracey Assinger - 9 days ago

Our deepest condolences to Lenard, Bridget, Richard and Brenda and families. We have many great memories of our auntie Sheila. Always making us laugh, taking us to many plays at the Montreal Children’s Theatre and always with a bag of candy. Lots of family dinners with Kugal and many of her yummy dishes like her apple sauce and apple crisp! Always pinching our cheeks when seeing us and giving us her brilliant smile. You will be missed Auntie Sheila. Andrea, Juli and Tracey

Ellen Cohen - 9 days ago

Dear Lenny, So sorry to hear of the loss of your dear mother, a dynamic lady who gave so much to so many. My deepest condolences to you and your family at this difficult time. May her memory be a blessing.

Lottie & Mel Shevell - 9 days ago

Dear Leonard, Please accept our deepest sympathy on the loss of your dear mother Sheila. Our thoughts are with you.

Gloria and Basil Cohen - 9 days ago

Dear Leonard and Richard, Our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your dear mother. She was a very special lady. Gloria and Basil Cohen

Lisa Rubin - 9 days ago

My deepest condolences on this profound loss. I am forever grateful and will always remember her kind spirit, humility and her incredible teaching skills that were made an impact for so many.

Heidi Latsky - 9 days ago

To the April family, It is with a very heavy heart that I write this to you. Sheila was so special. She never forgot a birthday, was always there for my entire family, and personally was my champion. I will never ever forget her beautiful smile and her generosity of spirit. Stephen, Charlotte and I spent last night remembering her and we will continue to do so. She lives in my heart as I am sure she does in so many others' hearts. Sending love and support during this very difficult and sad time. Heidi, Stephen and Charlotte

Roni Shefler Heft - 9 days ago

Heartfelt condolences for the loss of this beautiful lady whose shining smile and spirit could light up the world. I shall hold dear the wonderful memories of dinners out in Stowe with Howard and Mel where we four cried and laughed, mostly at ourselves. Blessed be her memory. Roni Shefler Heft

Gil & Andrea Kastner - 10 days ago

Dear Richard, Brenda, Evan, Amanda, We are very sorry to hear about your mother/grandmother She was a wonderful, talented creative woman. So many memories from Stowe. I’m very sorry that we will not be able to attend the funeral and send you our strength to get through these days Gil, Andrea, Julia and James Kastner

Gertiewexelman - 10 days ago

My deepest condolences to the entire family A wonderful mother motherinlaw and cherished granny I spent a wonderful night with Shiela at Mikey's and Lauren's wedding and she was so overjoyed , taking only about how she loved them . Cherish those Memories .. May G d give you strength in these very sad times May she rest in peace. Fondly gertie wexelman

Eleanor Rosenthal - 10 days ago

My sincere sympathy.Eleanor Rosenthaleleanor

Warren Hersh - 10 days ago

Dear Len and family, My condolences on the loss of your mother and grandmother. May all the good memories of her keep her spirit alive through your lifetimes. Warren

Laurie and Max Reim - 10 days ago

Dear Brenda and Richard, Leonard and Bridget and families, Our deepest condolences on the loss of your mother and grandmother. We will fondly remember the twinkle in her eye, her infectious smile and the many wonderful conversations we had with her. Love, Laurie and Max

Rick Garber - 10 days ago

Dear Rich and Len, my deepest heartfelt condolences. I have so many fond and cherished memories of Sheila....all those camping weekends and experiences growing up together. Our deepest sympathies, Rick,

Norman & Linda Shacter - 10 days ago

Deeply saddened to learn of the passing of a fine lady and dear friend. Our sincerest sympathies to the April family.

Jackie Freedman - 10 days ago

Dear Brenda,Richard &family, Iwas so sorry to learn of your mothers passing.Although I have not seen her recently I knew her to be a talented, warm and friendly lady.May the memories of good times shared with your mother be a comfort to you Jackie Freedman

Harriet Lipson - 10 days ago

I was so sad (and stunned) to learn that Sheila has passed away. I saw her in August and she was full of life and laughter. My mind is flooded with countless memories of our families...many joyful and some, heartrending. The Dobrins and Lipsons were inextricably tied together for so very long and in so many ways. Sheila is unforgettable. My memories stretch back to when I was a little girl on Addington Avenue watching her put on make-up. I hope that your own family stories will help sustain you during this time of mourning and going forward. I am very sorry for your loss.

Allison Lightstone-Gold - 10 days ago

Dearest Brenda & Richard, Evan , Amanda & the rest of the April family, so sorry to hear about your mom & grandma. I remember her kindness & big warm smile well. May the great memories bring comfort at this difficult time. xoxo Allison & Norman

sheila sinclair kirstein - 10 days ago

to all the family.....an outstanding LADY has passed....Sheila carried on graciously in spite of the loss of her young daughter Ellen, years ago...and in spite of her physical disabilities in later years.......many were influenced by her teaching elocution.....[earlier we attended Dorothy Davis and Violet Walters together].......so sad to see that she is gone...my heartfelt sympathy to her sons and grandchildren.... no further sorrow........S

Debbie Wexelman - 10 days ago

My deepest sympathies to all of you. I adored your “Granny” she was very special. Mikey, Andrew ,Christina, Lauren, Amanda, and Richard she was a wonderful woman and you all have so many loving memories with her. Hugs and kisses lots of love songs to you all.

Rhona Katz Switzman - 10 days ago

Dear Lenny and family, My deepest condolences on the loss of your dear mother. May your wonderful memories help you through this most difficult time. Rhona