Ruth Kovac

Funeral Service: Thursday, October 03, 2019 at 11:00 AM
Paperman & Sons
Shiva: Thursday, October 03, 2019 to
Tuesday, October 08, 2019

Shiva at her home.
Shiva Details: Shiva hours: Thursday following burial until 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Saturday from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Sunday and Monday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Tuesday from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Evening services on Thursday, Sunday and Monday at 7:45 p.m. Due to the advent of Yom Kippur, Shiva will end Tuesday afternoon.
Cemetery: Eternal Gardens Cemetery
Donations: Breast Cancer Research c/o the Jewish General Hospital Foundation (514) 340-8251 or to Mount Sinai Hospital Auxiliary, (514) 369-2222 ext. 1337.

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Jeannette Roy - 5 days ago

Dear Peter, my deepest condolences to you and your family in the passing of your dear Ruth. I never met her but heard bout her from John and the battle she had with cancer. My thoughts are with you in this difficult time. Stay Strong!

Linda Maislin - 6 days ago

Sending my deepest condolences to the Kovak family. Ruth was a wonderful woman who will be remembered fondly by so many for service to our community, her accomplishments and for her friendliness. She was truly inspirational. May she rest in peace.

Shari Hecht - 8 days ago

To the Kovac Family We're truly so sorry for your tremendous loss. Hope your wonderful memories sustain you during this difficult time. Shari and Steve Hecht

Harvey Reinblatt - 10 days ago

I feel the same as the hundreds of others feel. I knew Ruth very well from our days at West Hiil High School. She was an exceptional lady and will be deeply missed. Harvey Reinblatt

Cheryl Fisher - 11 days ago

Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed, and forever dear.

Maria Alpern - 11 days ago

Dear Peter and Family.....please accept my deepest condolences on the tragic loss of Ruth. She was my first employee and added much to the successful start of my business. She was very special. I miss her weekly Shabbat Shalom flowers.

Arlene Sternthal - 11 days ago

Dear Peter and family, We were out of town when we learned that Ruth had passed away. We had not known of her illness. Our sincere condolences. We know what an amazing woman she was, and what a legacy she has left behind in all of you. We are so sorry, and our thoughts are with you. Fondly, Arlene snd David Sternthal

Lillian andstanley Reinblatt - 12 days ago

Dear Peter and family, Lillian and I extend to you our sincerest condolences on the loss of an extraordinary person. Ruth quickly earned the respect of colleagues and friends, was a joy to work with and will be sorely missed by all who knew her.

Adele Shiaman - 12 days ago

Dear Peter, Jeffrey, Debbie , Tammy and families? Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of Ruth. What a shock it was when I read this. May you cherish all the wonderful times and memories that you all shared with her. Adele Shiaman

Heather Leckner - 12 days ago

Debbie, My very deepest condolences on the passing of your mom. May the wonderful memories you have of her live on forever in your heart. My thoughts are with you during these very difficult times. Heather

sharon caplan - 13 days ago

Peter & family, my deepest condolences. Your homage to her left me in awe & even more respect. We laughed all those years ago when we "played switchies". WHAT A WOMAN!!!!

Neil Hyman - 13 days ago

Tammy, Our sincere condolences on the passing of your mother. May your fond memories of her help you through this difficult time. Lise and Neil

Mona Aaron - 14 days ago

Our sincere and heart felt condolences to the Kovac family. Albert and Mona Aaron.

Natalie Gore - 14 days ago

Dear Peter, Jeffrey, Debbie, Tammy and family, Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved wife, mother and grandmother. She was an exceptional woman who touched the lives of so many. You are all in my thoughts during this most difficult time. May her memory be a blessing.

Ruth Lemco and family - 14 days ago

Dear Kovac Family, Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of your beloved Ruth. She was an exceptional human being and a dear friend to all. May your treasured memories be a constant source of comfort to you all at this most difficult time.

Judy Perlus - 14 days ago

Dear Kodac family....please accept our deepest sympathy on the loss of your beautiful Ruth. From all the condolences that have been written by family, friends and members of her community, it is evident how much love and passion she had and gave to everyone she touched. We will miss seeing her at the Parker Plaza, and on line every Friday, wishing everyone a Shabbat Shalom. Our thoughts are with you. Judy and Tom Perlus

Laura Dydyk-Trihas - 14 days ago

Dear Peter and family My deepest condolences to you and your family. Ruth was an amazing person, kind and always wanted to do good. She will be sadly missed. Sincerely Laura

Michael Seltzer - 14 days ago

Dear Peter ➰ Family Please accept my condolences on the loss of your beloved wife , Ruth. My thought are with you . Michael Seltzer

Miriam Yagodzinsky(Yagod) - 14 days ago

Dear Kovac Family,I remember Ruth's devotion to her mother at different events in the community.May your fond memories of Ruth give you comfort at this difficult time.

Ali Cohn - 15 days ago

Peter, Jeffrey, Debbie, Tammy - my deepest condolences to you and your families. Ruth was an incredible woman who was a great friend to our family and who was an honour to know. I will always think of her with love, fondness and a profound respect for her accomplishments. All my love to you.

Linda & Barry Jaslovitz - 15 days ago

Dear Kovac Family, I had the pleasure of serving on the CCU of Cote St Luc under Ruth's chairmanship for many years and was always impressed with her devotion to the needs of her constituents. May your fond memories of Ruth comfort you through this difficult time.

Dr. Harold Bergman - 15 days ago

Dear Kovac Family,Please accept my sincerest condolences . Ruth was a tireless worker in many areas of the Cote St Luc community , her good deeds will be long remembered . May her memory soften the pain and sorrow you are feeling.

Carol Chahine - 15 days ago

Dear Debbie and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of your mom from our childhood years. I remember her as energetic and strong and a role model to many. Thinking of you during this difficult time.

Helen and Morty Zafran - 15 days ago

Dear Peter. Please accept our sincerest condolences on the loss of your beloved wife Ruth. May you be spared further sorrow.

Sandi and Mark Lemcovitch - 15 days ago

Dear Kovac Family, Our thoughts are with all of you at this most difficult time. May your wonderful memories be of comfort to uou in the days ahead. Fondly Sandi and Mark

Harvey Mandelker - 15 days ago

Ruth was the face of Cote Saint Luc for years. A lady of courage, and conviction. She was a member of City Council, a "principled " Quebecker , but most of all, a proud Canadian . She never let us forget that " a right is a right" She was a niece advocate for the underdog. Don't mess with Ruth!! To her family, BURUCH DAYAN EMET.

Rena & Eddy Entus - 15 days ago

Our deepest condolences on your loss. May you know no more sorrows. May Ruth be a "behter" for all those for whom she loved. May Ruth rest in peace.

Therese Weinberger - 15 days ago

My condolences to the Kovac Family

ELIE KATZES - 15 days ago

To Peter and the whole Kovac family, please accept my deepest condolences, she will be your guardian angel, forever in your hearts. May you know no more sorrow

Lori Pantel - 15 days ago

To the entire Kovac family, my deepest condolences. May your Memories give you comfort during this difficult time.

Alice Herscovitch & Bobby Kleinman - 15 days ago

Dear members of the Kovak family, We offer our sincere condolences to you on the loss of Ruth. Our community has been diminished by her death. May your memories of her kindness and leadership be of comfort at this difficult time.

Rivka Steinmetz - 15 days ago

My most sincere and deepest sympathies and condolences to Peter Kovac and extended family Rivka Steinmetz, Miami Beach

billy copoloff - 15 days ago

deepest sympathies and sincere condolences to peter and entire family ...may you be spared further sorrow. billy copoloff and family hallandale beach florida / montreal

Jo Ann & Aziel Stock - 15 days ago

Our deepest sympathy to all of you on your tragic loss. Our thoughts are with you during this very difficult time in your lives. Sincerely, Jo Ann & Aziel Stock and family

Esther even-hen - 15 days ago

Dear family. I remember Ruth when I had jeffry and debby in Talmud Tora. Always smiling and carying .תהא נשמתה צרורה בצרור החיים מן השמים תנוחמו . Esther Even-Hen. Israel

Rosemary and Steve Caplan - 15 days ago

Our deepest and most heartfelt condolences.

Suzanne Leffell Elbaz - 15 days ago

Our very deepest sympathy on ur untimely loss. Ruthy and i met as young girls around the lunchtable of Nora and Joe and their children Judy and the late Franklin. In the years to follow we crossed passed very often and would engage in a very warm chat . Most often i would meet Ruthy with her adorable grandkids and she would display an expression of adoration , pride and joy. Ruthy was a very accomplished woman true and devoted to her cause May Ruthy rest in eternal peace Amen. Very sincerely Suzanne and Edmond.

Melanie Rothpan - 15 days ago

Dear Kovac family, I want to send you my deepest and most heartfelt condolences to all of you. I also want to share a story of how she impacted my life and will continue to do so. Going into my first pac committee meeting in csl was quite intimidating, being surrounded by council members and other professionals. As everyone started giving their opinions on a project, Ruth said very loudly, "Everyone be quiet! Melanie, what do you think? I want to hear what she has to say." Ruth gave me a voice, she showed me what it takes to make a difference. I will forever be grateful to her and I will make her proud!!! All my love, Melanie Rothpan

Patricia Sabapathy - 15 days ago

My deepest condolences to the entire family.

Jill Prevost - 15 days ago

My deepest condolences to the whole family.

Carole Prussin Blank - 15 days ago

She made our world a better place...... our thoughts and hearts are with you at this very difficult time. Her forever smiles and kind words will always be remembered. Sincerely, Carole and Howard Blank

Gaby & Mark Niloff - 15 days ago

Our deepest condolences.

Cote St Luc Womens Club - 15 days ago

On behalf of the Cote St Luc Womens Club, we extend our sincerest condolences to the Family of Ruth Kovac.. She was an inspirational member of our Community, always working to improve the conditions of all citizens of Cote St Luc. Recently she honored us by coming to speak to our Womens Club and putting forth her ideas for the future of our Community. We are so saddened by her untimely passing and we will never forget her.

Steve Sholzberg - 15 days ago

Ruth was a ray of sunshine for the world. A truly great Lady. May she Rest In Peace

Galit sasson - 15 days ago

I am so sorry for your loss . My sincere condolence Sending warm hugs

Vivian and Brahms E. Silver - 16 days ago

As long time residents of Cote Saint Luc, we wish to express a sincere posthumous "thank you" to Ruth for the significant role she played in helping to make the City the outstandingly beautiful community it has become. We are and shall remain most grateful for her commitment and efforts. May her memory ever be for a blessing.

Cynthia and Max Bernard - 16 days ago

Dear Jeff, Sincere sympathy to you and your family on your loss. Our thoughts are with you.

Ruth Freiman Cohen - 16 days ago

Dear Peter and family, It was so heartbreaking to hear the news of Ruthie’s untimely passing.She was a shining star,a guiding light and touched the lives of so many.The fact that there were so many people present today and not a dry eye from the emotional and touching speeches reflects how much she was truly loved and will be missed,My thoughts are with you and my condolences to all of you.

Barbara & Michael Baron - 16 days ago

Dear Peter, We wish to convey our deepest sympathy to you and your family on the lost of your beloved Ruth. May all your fond memories forever remain in your hearts. May you be spared from further sorrow... Barbara & Michael

Susan Leckner Puritz - 16 days ago

I was saddened to learn of Ruth's passing and extend condolences to the entire family. I met Ruth in the early 90's when I was associated with Mount Sinai Hospital. Our paths crossed frequently In the subsequent years at many community events. Always friendly no matter how busy she was, always with a genuine, warm greeting -- that was Ruth. How lucky I was to know her. May you treasure your memories of this remarkable lady who has left us far too soon.

Steven and Irene Kerner - 16 days ago

No words can express the sadness we feel for the loss of Ruth She was a very special lovely woman. Our condolences to Peter Jeffrey Debbie Tammy and their families .

Winnie and Daniel Citrome - 16 days ago

Dear Kovac Family, We are so saddened on the tragic loss of Ruth. We send you our heartfelt condolences.

TOM VYBOH - 16 days ago

Please accept our most sincere condolences. She was a warm and caring beacon in our lives. Tom Vyboh & Diane Carriere

DIANE CARRIERE - 16 days ago

Sincères condoléances à la famille et aux proches de Ruth. Nous gardons un souvenir précieux d'elle pour avoir accepté avec gentillesse de nous servir d'officier de mariage à Côte St-Luc. C'était une première pour elle et pour nous. Merci Ruth. Diane et Tom

Irwin & Steve Tauben - 16 days ago

Dear Kovac Family On behalf of our family to yours our deepest condolences on your loss. May you know no more sorrow. Irwin & Steve

Allison Kertesz - 16 days ago

Dear Debbie and family, I was shocked and saddened to hear about the loss of your beloved mother. I have fond memories of her from the Parker Plaza. She was an incredible woman. May her memory be a blessing. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

Debbie Giser - 16 days ago

Dear Peter and the entire Kovac family, My heartfelt condolences to you on the tragic loss of Ruth. She was larger than life, and one of the warmest, brightest, most capable and down-to-earth people that I had the privelege of knowing. May your loss be tempered by the amazing strength and wisdom that she imparted to you.

Judy & Jack Shaicovitch - 16 days ago

Dear Peter and Family, The world was a better place because Ruth was in it... larger than life. She will be missed by all those who were fortunate enough to know her. Our most sincere condolences to you all. Judy & Jack

Shelley & Bernie Unger - 16 days ago

Dear Peter and the entire Kovac family, It is with a heavy heart that we are writing this note of condolence to you and your family. As evidenced by the beautiful words written by so many, Ruth was one of a kind. Beautiful, smart, caring, a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother , the list is endless. May you and your family have good health and no further sorrows. She will be greatly missed. Shelley , Bernie & family

Irene Fabian - 16 days ago

My heartfelt condolences to Peter and the Kovac family I will always treasure Ruth ‘s memory

Erin Katz - 16 days ago

Tammy, Jason & family, Eric and I send your our deepest condolences. Our hearts are with you during this difficult time.

David Kauffman - 16 days ago

Dear Peter and the Kovac Family. Learning of Ruth’s very untimely passing came as a terrible shock. Ruth was a wonderful and impactful person, passionate about and devoted to her family, community and causes. Over the many years that we have known her, she was steadfast, reliable, determined and caring, often complemented by an irreverent sense of humour. Her passing will leave a void not easily filled. Our hearts go out to Peter and the Family. David and Donna-Lee Kauffman (Toronto)

Carole and Brahm Canzer - 16 days ago

Brahm and I are so sad about Ruth's passing. The tributes to her today were a beautiful testament to a most wonderful human being.

Averill LeBlanc - 16 days ago

Dear Tammy and Jason and the Kovac Family, Dan and I were saddened to hear of Ruth’s passing. We send our deepest and heartfelt condolences.

Gloria Freedman - 16 days ago

Harry and I send our deepest and sincere condolences to all of the Kovac family. Ruth was so special and will be missed by all who knew her. May her memory be a blessing.

David and Eileen goldsmith - 16 days ago

Dear peter and entire Kovac family We send our heartfelt sympathy to the family on your enormous loss. Sincerely, David and Eileen

Cynthia Zarr - 16 days ago

Dear family I was saddened to learn of Ruth’s passing. I had the pleasure of working with her at Mount Sinai. She was a very special lady. May the memories you shared be of some comfort to you during this difficult time.

Rhona & George Elias - 16 days ago

Dear Kovac Family We are so saddened on the tragic loss of Ruth. We send our heartfelt condolences & we wish you strength at this most difficult time.

Marla and Rick Zipper - 16 days ago

Dear Kovac family, Like so many others have also expressed, we were shocked and saddened to learn of Ruth's passing. As lifelong CSL residents, we had the pleasure of knowing Ruth through her public service. Her smile and warmth will be missed. Our thoughts are with you and we hope that with time your memories will provide you with a measure of comfort. May her memory be a blessing and may you all be spared further sorrow. Baruch Dayan Haemet. Fondly, Marla and Rick Zipper

Rick Esberr - 16 days ago

Dear Anthony & Family: I was saddened to hear that you lost your dear Mother-in-law, who was so dear to so many.

Cheryl & Jeff Nashen - 16 days ago

Dear Peter and Family, We are at a lost for words, Ruth was absolutely an amazing human being. We wish you much strength during this difficult time. Cheryl & Jeff Nashen

Mark Lazar Equities and Staff - 16 days ago

We would like to express our sincere condolences for the loss of this special woman in your life. May you find strength in this difficult time. Mark Lazar and Staff.

Jodi and Noah Kessler & Corey and Jenn Krakower - 16 days ago

Tammy - We are so sorry to hear about your mother's passing and wish to extend our deepest sympathies to you and your family. We are thinking of you during this difficult time and hope you are comforted by your great memories.

Allan J. Levine - 16 days ago

Rhoda and I express our deepest condolences to the family. Ruth never put herself first! Not with family, not with the city , not with her volunteer work and not even with her friends! We lost an irreplaceable treasure when we lost Ruth.

Mordechai and Nina Glick - 16 days ago

OMG Peter, Jeffrey, Debbie and Tammy - Nothing to say, too painful and unbelievable Our families have been intertwined for many, many years. We are thinking of all of you and send you our love , tears and hugs. BDE

Paul Rubin - 16 days ago

Dear Peter and family, I am sad to learn of your terrible loss. May you have strength during this very difficult time. Sincerely , Paul Rubin

Ellen & Earl Adler - 16 days ago

Dear Tammy, Jason and family, Our sincere and deepest condolences on your loss to all of you. We hope the wonderful memories that you have will help you through this most difficult time.

Stacey Gartner - 16 days ago

Dear Debbie, Jeff and the entire Kovac family, we are so saddened to hear of Ruth's passing. Our hearts are with you during this difficult time. Jason, Stacey, James and Amber Katz

Jason Balinsky - 16 days ago

Dear Kovac family. Please accept our sincere condolences on the unfortunate passing of Ruth---a GREAT LADY, She was a very warm and genuine person--liked and and loved by ALL. Not only will she be remembered for who she was, but also as the crusader against others and institutions, asking them, to "do what is right". May her family be spared any further sorrow. Sincerely, Carol and Jason Balinsky

Julie Stelcner - 16 days ago

Dear Debbie and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. I have fond memories of her from our Talmud Torah days. She was an amazing woman and she will be missed. Thinking of you all during this difficult time.

Fagey and Simon Rossdeutscher - 16 days ago

Dear Jeffrey , Peter and Family. We are so sorry for your loss of a special Woman . We had the privilege of spending some time in Florida and Ruth was just so wonderful and real. We talked about her family who she adored. May you be spared further sorrow and may her memory be a blessing for you . BDE Fagey and Simon Rossdeutscher

Judy and Arnie Silverman - 16 days ago

Dear Peter and family. We were saddened to learn of Ruth's passing. Our heartfelt condolences to you.

Joanne and Robert Libman - 16 days ago

Dear Peter and the entire family, Our heartfelt condolences. May you be comforted by many memories and wonderful years together.

Laurie Betito - 16 days ago

My sincere condolences to the Kovac family. I had the pleasure of working with Ruth on several occasions. She was beyond lovely! This classy lady will be sorely missed by the community

Miguel Escobar - 16 days ago

Dear Peter and family. I hesitate to write these words because I still cannot believe that the cheerleader of the community is gone. I knew Ruth from my many years with Mount-Sinai Hospital which she supported and defended with passion. She was always encouraging and upbeat. Always offered to help. My sincerest condolences.

Lawrence Moroz - 16 days ago

May I pass on my dearest condolences to Peter and the entire Kovac Family.I was sorry to hear of Ruth's passing and I wish that you keep memories of Ruth close to your hearts and souls. I recall memories of Ruth at West Hilll High School and Peter when we played baseball in the Cote St Luc Executive Soft Ball League .B.H.

Mirta & Joe Tuwaig - 16 days ago

To the Kovac Family: We offer our sincere condolences. Among her many accomplishments, Ruth was a hard working champion for bilingualism in Montreal. We are sad for your personal loss and can only hope that your fond memories of her sustain you.

Linda Gould - 16 days ago

Sandy & Eli Kogut - 16 days ago

dear Kovac Family, Eli and I had the pleasure of knowing Ruth not only as a city Council woman but as a mom and grandmother Eli taught the kids at Billikens and I had the opportunity to have Ruth in my music class as a mom and then a proud grand mother! She was an exceptional woman in so many ways! We hope the good memories you shared with her will carry you through this difficult time!

Elaine Meunier - 16 days ago

Dear Peter and family - our sincere condolences on the passing of Ruth. She was a special lady and will be missed. May you be spared further sorrow. Elaine Meunier & Abe Miller

Adam Pantel - 16 days ago

Dear Jeff, Peter, Debbie and Tammy: My deepest condolences. As is evident by all of the messages, Ruth was adored by everyone she met. Thinking of all of you during this tough time.

Bridgit Bienstock - 16 days ago

Dear Debbie and Family, My sincere condolences on the passing of your beloved mother . I will always remember our time together in the waiting room at Tyler Ann, she was always a devoted mother and grandmother. May your memories of her help you thru this very hard time. Xx

Elie Raie - 16 days ago

I was very saddened to learn of Ruth's untimely passing. I was fortunate to have had the chance to volunteer with her (many moons ago) at CSL EMS and the early days of the CSL CPR program. From volunteerism to political life, I will fondly remember Ruth as a person who truly wanted to give back to the community, and did so with so much zest. Please accept my condolences; and may happy memories fill the void during this difficult time.

Larry Lusko & Bunny Berke - 16 days ago

Dear Peter & family, How very sad it was to learn of Ruth's passing! She was a very special woman; she will be greatly missed. Please accept our sincere condolences. Larry Lusko & Bunny Berke

Millie Pearson - 16 days ago

To Ruth’s family. I like so many others was shocked and saddened to hear of Ruth’sz’l passing. Ruth found me again on Facebook amazing that she remembered me as we were bunk mates at camp as kids Both being children of survivors We would talk at the mall and I loved her beautiful Shabbat 🌺 she has left a beautiful legacy wishing you all strength and health during this extremely difficult time BDE .

Karyn Saragossi Lassner - 16 days ago

Dear Kovac Family, To lose a parent and spouse at any age is life altering, but knowing what an incredible woman she was will hopefully give you the strength to go on making her proud. It is a loss for all, but you got her the most so you benefited the most. Hold that dear. Remember all the good. My heart aches for you, Karyn

Lianne Kopel - 16 days ago

Dear Debbie, Jeffrey, and family, I am so sorry for your great loss. Wishing you comfort during this extremely difficult time. Love, Lianne

Pearl and Lew Cooper - 16 days ago

Dear Peter and your Family. Our sincerest condolences for your tragic loss; such a DYNAMIC women. Fondly, Pearl and Lew

Dr. Leslie Solomon - 16 days ago

Dear Debbie, Danielle, Nicole and family. My deepest condolences on the passing of your mom and grandmother. Although I did not know her personally it is obvious that she touched many people and was a role model extraordinaire. I hope you can be comforted by the wonderful memories you have of her. May you be spared further sorrow. Dr. Solomon.

Sharyn Cytrynbaum - 16 days ago

Dear Peter and family Peter we go back sooo far to kids. I know how happy you were. What a huge loss to carry in your heart. Stay strong for your family. Cherish all the wonderful memories and surround yourself with your family. Sharyn Raider Cytrynbaum

Harriet Sandell - 16 days ago

I exctend my deepest sympathy to the family.

Tina & Bryan Stutman - 16 days ago

Dear Peter and family, My deepest sympathy on the loss of a remarkable woman . Ruth will surely be missed by so many. May the cherished memories and support of family and friends sustain you in this very sad and difficult time. Please accept our most sincere condolences BDE Tina and Bryan Stutman

Leslie Saxe - 17 days ago

Dear Peter Was sorry to hear about the passing of RUTH . Condolence to the family.

Irving Itman - 17 days ago

Baruch Dayan HaEmet My Sincere Condolences To Peter & Family & To her CSL Family.Since entering CSL City council politics in 1992 I Very quickly got to Personally meet & know Councillor Ruth (Z’L) as a very Smart Strong Logical Fair minded person always looking forward to the quality of Life & wellbeing of All the people in CSL & beyond. I considered her as a Friend that is FAMILY & Always looked forward to her Shabbat Flowers as well as discussing my Personal matters & being Facebook Friends. I am in Toronto for the Chagim & I am in Total Shock. My thoughts are with Peter & Family May her Memory be for a Blessing. RIP Dear Ruth (Z’L)💐🙏

Ruth Kertesz - 17 days ago

Dear Peter, Jeffrey,Debbie,Tammy and family , I was shocked and saddened to hear of Ruth’s passing. I will always remember her warm personality and that beautiful smile ... Her love of her family was so evident as well as her passion for community ... She was a pillar!! My sincere and deepest condolences to you all!! Ruth will be missed by so many , but I hope the wonderful memories that you have will help you through this most difficult time..

Ariel Kincler + Naomi Berkovic - 17 days ago

Sincerest condolences to the whole Kovac/Zilversmit clan. Ruth was a remarkable woman, she will be sorely and deeply missed. May her memory be blessed forever. Rest in peace.

Claude Cohen - 17 days ago

Dear Peter , Jeffrey, Debbie , Tammy and Family . I am deeply saddened by the news of Ruth's passing. Please accept my sincere condolences on your loss .Ruth will be missed .

Dorothy & Bernie Tonchin - 17 days ago

Dear Peter and all members of the Kovac Family - Our deepest and sincere sympathies to all of you on the loss of your beloved Ruth. Her accomplishments, love and devotion to the City of Cote St. Luc and its citizens, will long be remembered by all. May your cherished memories provide comfort at this difficult time. Baruch Dayan Ha'emet.

Rickie and Bernie Backman - 17 days ago

Dear Peter and Family, Our deepest sympathy on the loss of Ruth. Thinking of you at this most difficult time. Rickie and Bernie

Elana Fogel - 17 days ago

Dear Debbie, Jeffrey and Family, I was so shocked and saddened to hear of your Mom's passing. I have lived in her CSL district for 16 years and have had the opportunity to converse with her. She was always kind, attentive and interested. May your memories and her beautiful smile bring you comfort during this difficult time. Baruch Dayan Ha 'Emet.

Naomi Cherow - 17 days ago

Dear Kovac family, my heartfelt condolences to you. My heart breaks for your loss. May her memory be a blessing to you all... She will be greatly missed and always remembered for the legacy she’s left behind, including her wonderful family.

Larry G. Rosenthal - 17 days ago

Heartfelt condolences to The Kovac Family

Glenn J. Nashen and Judy Hagshi - 17 days ago

Dear Peter, Jeffrey, Debbie and Tammy: We share in your heartbreak and send condolences from our family to yours. Ruth will forever be remembered. Here is my heartfelt tribute: https://gjnashen.wordpress.com/2019/10/02/goodbye-friend-a-tribute-to-ruth-kovac/

Benjamin Trossman - 17 days ago

My deepest sympathies on Ruth's passing. She was a warm, friendly person and I always enjoyed speaking with her. My you be spared any further sorrow. Benjamin Trossman

Leesa Marcus & Brian Kutzin - 17 days ago

To the Kovac family, We were shocked and saddened to hear that Ruth has passed away. May your memories of the wonderful years you shared together always remain in your hearts. Our heartfelt condolences to all of you. Leesa & Brian

Elizabeth Ostin - 17 days ago

My deepest condolences on the loss of a wonderful person. Every time I would see your mom, she was so personable and friendly. She will be missed.

Sam and Beverly Goldbloom - 17 days ago

Dear Peter, Jeffrey ,Debbie,Tammy, and families Our deepest condolences. During the 12 years I served along side Ruth on city council, I was always impressed with the example of integrity and honesty she displayed. Ruth faithfully represented the interests of her constituents and the community at large. You could always depend on Ruth to defend what needed to be defended with courage and great ability. When someone needed a friend or some comfort, the natural person to turn to was Ruth. Our community has lost a great leader and I have lost a beloved friend. She was a great lady who will be sorely missed ,but never forgotten.,

sydney kronish - 17 days ago

Dear Peter and Family Please accept our deepest sympathies on the loss of this remarkable woman.Our thoughts are with you and yours at this most difficult time. We will miss the posting of her beautiful Shabbat flowers Syd and Elaine

Fred and Barbara Wenger - 17 days ago

Dear Rick and Jo-anna, Our thoughts are with you on this very sad occasion. Ruth was a wonderful role model.

Robert Unger - 17 days ago

My deepest sympathies to the Kovac family. May your joyful memories of Ruth sustain you through this difficult time B-H.

Elaine Litman, Victor Waisgrus - 17 days ago

Our sincerest condolences to the Kovac family on the loss of Ruth. From the Cote St-Luc Minor Hockey Association.

Arni Cohn - 17 days ago

Dear Peter,Jeffrey,Debbie and Tammy and families. My sincere heartfelt condolences on the passing of Ruth, a wonderful Mother, In-law, Grandmother and more. I spent many days nights with her. She will be sorely missed. May you be spared any more sorrows.

Cheryl and Joel Merling - 17 days ago

Dear Peter and family We are so sorry for your loss. I knew Ruth from West Hill High school. We would bump into each other over the years, always happy to see each other. I remember Ruth always being a leader. Our hearts are with you.

Bella Iurizditskaya from Pharmaprix - 17 days ago

Dear Kovac family. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. Ruth was an amazing person.

Doris Lovell - 17 days ago

Dear Peter and Family, I am deeply saddened by the news of Ruth's passing, she was a very special lady with a heart of gold. My deepest condolences. Doris

Pearl & David Hazan - 17 days ago

Dear Peter & family, It was so sad to hear of the loss of Ruth. She was a lovely woman who was determined to make a difference which is what she did. Our sincere condolences.

Roslyn levine - 17 days ago

Tammy and family., my condolences on the loss of your beloved mother. May your memories give you strength during this difficult time. Roslyn

Norman Simon - 17 days ago

May her memory be a blessing to all whose lives she touched. יהי זכרה ברוך

Robin and Sheldon Krakower and Family - 17 days ago

Our deepest sympathies to all of you on your tremendous loss. We are thinking of you at this most difficult time hoping that you will find comfort and strength in all the fond memories you share.

Brian and Yvonne Gore - 17 days ago

Dear Peter and Family, We are deeply saddened by Ruth's passing far too soon in a life filled with enormous devotion and commitment to the many challenges she has faced over the years. We all admired her community spirit that will become a benchmark for future generations of civic leaders. As the neighbours next door, we have many fond memories of raising our children together. Time passes only too quickly. She was an exceptional women whom we will all never forget. May Ruth's memory be for a blessing.

Rosanne and Lewis Olishansky - 17 days ago

Our sincere, heartfelt condolences to the Kovac family.

Mel & Myrna Halickman - 17 days ago

Ruth was clearly a tireless and dynamic leader in the community. Baruch Dayan emes. Myrna & Mel Halickman

Murray Levine - 17 days ago

“You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.” Thanks Ruth. May Ruth’s memory bring only smiles.

Ganit Novack - 17 days ago

Dear Debbie and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. May your mothers memory be a comfort to you all during this difficult time.

Ethel adler - 17 days ago

To the entire Kovac family My deepest sympathy on your loss Ruth was an icon in the community Keep her memories alive

Roz Agulnik - 17 days ago

Dear Kovac family - I can't find the right words to say so I will just extend my deepest sympathies to the whole family. May all your wonderful memories of this warrior help you through this extremely difficult time. Ruth ironically passed away on the first day of Breast Cancer month so I'm hoping that those who attend her funeral will wear something pink in her honor. I know I will. May you be spared from further sorrow. RIP

SERGE C KAY - 17 days ago

Dear Peter and Kovac family. Although Claudine and I moved to Florida 21 years ago, my relationship with the Kovac family goes back to 1970. I was truly saddened to read and hear about your tragic loss. My sincere condolences to you Peter and to your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Roslyn & Stuart Engel - 17 days ago

Debbie, we are sending you and your family our sincerest condolences on the passing of your mon, Ruth. May you cherish all the good memories in your hearts forever. Roslyn and Stuart Engel

Arleen Browman Candiotti - 17 days ago

My heartfelt condolences to the Kovac family.

Pat and Michael Kutz - 17 days ago

We would like to express our most heartfelt sympathies to the Kovac family on the loss of your beloved Ruth. We are shocked and devastated by this sad news. We shall always remember Ruth and remain grateful to her for her dedication in serving our community.these many years. Pat and Michael Kutz

Donna & Kenny Goodman - 17 days ago

Dear Peter, Jeffrey, Debbie, Tammy and family We send our most heartfelt sympathy on the loss of you most beloved wife, mother, and grandmother. There are no adequate words to express such sadness. We go back over 40 years when we we were neighbours on Bourgoin in St. Laurent where Ruth and I spent many afternoons over coffee and cookies during play dates. She was always warm, caring and smiling. She was not only deep devoted to her family but to the community as well. May your cherished memories help and comfort you during this difficult time and rest in your hearts forever. She was a truly remarkable lady. Baruch Dayan Emet. Donna & Kenny

Jason and Heidi Toledano - 17 days ago

Our sincerest condolences to Peter, Jeff, Debbie, Tammy and the rest of the family on the loss of Ruth. Ruth was such a strong figure in the community and will be sorely missed.

Mandie Aaron - 17 days ago

On behalf of the members at the Cote Saint-Luc Seniors’ Community Garden, I offer my most sincere condolences to Ruth’s family and friends. I got to know Ruth as a strong, honest, and future-thinking advocate of our garden. We were fortunate to have her support, and I am especially grateful for the support she personally gave me. I truly hope that Ruth’s good works, and commitment to community, will provide comfort to her family during this very difficult time.

Sarah and Ray Toledano - 17 days ago

Dear Peter and Family. We are heart broken over your loss of Ruth. What a legacy she leaves. A Beautiful Family who loved her dearly and a community with friends who loved her as well. We shall all miss her.

Bennett Little - 17 days ago

I've known Ruthie for over 60 years, when her parents z"l and mine z"l used to get together en famille for holidays. She was wonderful and, while we grieve, at least we know that she is spared further pain. May her family know no more sorrow and may her memory be as a blessing.

Susan and Morris Stelcner - 17 days ago

Dear Peter and Family We were saddened about the passing of Ruth.I have fond memories of her at Talmud Torah when our kids were together in the same class as well at many functions in Cote St Luc.She was always friendly and she was someone you could count on.She will be sorely missed.

Lynn Woloz - 17 days ago

Dear Peter, our heartfelt condolences to you and your family at this very difficult time. Lynn and Steve Woloz

Miriam and Alan Schwartz - 17 days ago

Dear Jeff and Family, Our most sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved mother. Thinking about you at this most difficult time. Miriam and Alan

Jennifer Michelin Berzan - 17 days ago

Dear Debbie and Family, I’m so sorry about your loss. Thinking of you during this difficult time.

Lawrence & Gloria Caplan - 17 days ago

Dear Peter and Family, Very sorry to hear of your great loss. Ruth was a very special person. Gloria & Lawrence

Dida Berku and Jacob Kincler - 17 days ago

Dear Peter Jeff, Debbie, Tammy and families , having worked with Ruth for more than two decades on Council the loss is personal and very heartbraking. Ruth was unique. Her own woman. She gave respect and commanded respect and for that she will be remembered as a great community leader. The list of achievements is long in ways that were public and also very personal. May the shared stories and memories of your wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and our colleague and friend comfort you and be a blessing to you and your family. Dida and Jacob

Harry & Norma Oberman - 17 days ago

Our condolences to the family, may you be spared further sorrow.

Carol Atkin - 17 days ago

Dear Kovac family, it is with deep sadness that Peter and I express our condolences. Ruth will be surely missed. Her presence was always felt everywhere she went. Carol and Peter Atkin

Shari Berbrier Fishman - 17 days ago

What a magnificent lady! I first met her as a EMS volunteer to most recently a serious & dedicated & lovable CSL councilor! A unique human being, this world is a sadder place without her! May her family derive comfort in the wonderful memories she left behind!

Cheryl - 17 days ago

Dear Peter & Family I was so saddened when I heard of Ruth’s passing .My deepest condolences to all of you. She was such a wonderful woman and I enjoyed her company back when we worked together in the offices of Kovac .

Michael Perl - 17 days ago

Dear Peter and Family. I was so shocked to hear of Ruth's passing. Always a smile when we crossed paths. I will always have fond memories of Ruth. May you spared further sorrow.

Carol and Seymour Posner - 17 days ago

Dear Kovac family, All of the accolades bestowed upon Ruth are a true affirmation of how special was. She will be remembered with fondness by all who had the privilege of knowing her, working with her, and by those benefiting from the causes she championed so well on their behalf. To you , her family, may your memories of a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister sustain you through these sad and difficult times. Our sincere condolences, Carol and Seymour

Jason Schwartz - 17 days ago

Dear Jeff and Family, My sincere condolences on the loss of a such a wonderful woman. May the beautiful memories and strong legacy she leaves behind bring you comfort.

Stephen Myerson - 17 days ago

Dear Peter, Jeff, Debbie, Tammy and families. My deepest sympathy on the loss of Ruth. May your memories of her sustain you.

Lorna Bierbrier - 17 days ago

Dear Kovac Family, I first met Ruth when she worked at Camp B'nai Brith and later as my city councillor. She was always a dynamic woman, caring and smart. My sincerest condolences to the family, she was taken far too soon.

Carol and Nelson Seltzer - 17 days ago

To the family of Ruth Kovac.Ruth and I worked at Mount Sinai Hospital Auxiliary,Published a very successful cookbook and many other projects. We also served on the Board of Directors of the hospital. She will be sorely missed by us all,Deep sympathies to her loved ones. carol and Nelson Seltzer

Nafi Share - 17 days ago

Our sincere condolences to the family of precious Ruth Fondly. Nafi Share and Ariel Stefan

Etty and Ralph Bienstock - 17 days ago

Peter and family, We are so saddened by your loss. May all the cherished Memories and the love of family and friends see you through This devastating time.

Mara Krainer - 17 days ago

Dear Debbie and the entire family, My deepest condolences on your tremendous loss. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Jacob Unikowski - 17 days ago

Dear Peter & family, I am so sorry about the loss of your beloved Ruth May her memory be comforting to you all at this most difficult time.

Lynne Seidman - 17 days ago

Dear Kovac family, my sincere sympathy on the loss of a very lovely, special lady. May all your wonderful memories be a source of comfort.

Peter & Jill - 17 days ago

To Peter & family, Peter and I extend our deepest sympathy to you. It was a pleasure getting to know Ruth over these last few years. May her memory always be a blessing to you and always bring you happiness.

Beverly and Harold Cammy - 17 days ago

Beverly and Harold Cammy Dear Peter and family, We were so sad to hear of Ruth's passing on Tuesday. She will be remembered by all for her passion espousing what she believed to be ideals that served the best interests of the community...never shying away from taking a minority position. This is what we refer to as courage. In addition, she will be remembered personally by both Beverly and me for the way she always engaged with and treated our special needs daughter, Lacey. Ruth would always make Lacey feel proud of herself as she worked together with her on events such as the annual Cote Saint Luc - McDonalds winter carnival pancake breakfast. This is what we refer to as compassion and a loving spirit. She was a legitimate hero for our community. During this time of grief and sorrow may you all take pride in knowing how much she meant to everyone who came to truly know her.

Ellen Schwartz - 17 days ago

Dear Kovac family, As far as I can remember growing up in Côte St. Luc my late parents Laura and Bill Schwartz were very fond of Councillor Ruth and my mother would be happy to exchange a few words with her when we would see her and I recall her vibrant smile. I read with sadness Ruth passed away. I am sending my heartfelt condolences to all of her family.

Mannie Young - 17 days ago

Dear Kovac family, On behalf of the Cote St Luc Men’s Club, I extend to you my deepest sympathy on the loss of Ruth, a most respected woman of valor. Her support of the club was much appreciated. She will be missed. Mannie Young, President

Rona and David Gold - 17 days ago

Dear Peter and family . Our deepest and sincerest sympathies on the passing of our dear and wonderful friend . Ruth and I met at Sir George Williams University over 49 years ago and our friendship continued throughout the years. We will always cherish the wonderful holiday travels , great times and wonderful experiences we all shared together. Rest In Peace our dear friend . We will truly miss you forever! Rona and David

Natie Perlman - 17 days ago

To the Kovac Family, I am deeply saddened by the news of Ruth's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Riva and Roger Fenster - 17 days ago

Dear family of Ruth, We send our heartfelt condolences to all of you. Ruth made a difference! May your many cherished memories comfort you, Riva and Roger Fenster

Gaby Artzi - 17 days ago

Dear Kovac family, i got to know Ruth through her being my Cote Saint Luc councilor, i appreciated her work, and am heart broken to have read of her passing in the Gazett. my heart felt condolences to the family, Ruth was a force to be reckoned with, she will be greatly missed.

Ted Baker - 17 days ago

A person taken from us too soon. My association with Ruth was when she was a City Councillor and I was President of the Men's Club. She was concerned of individual or group concerns--- a person who really cared. May Peter and family be comforted in remembering her life and may they be consoled among all those who mourn in Zion and Jerusalem.

Mendel Stermer - 17 days ago

Please accept my deepest sympathy on the loss of your beloved mother. Mendel Stermer

Peggy and Earl Fixman - 17 days ago

Dear Kovac Family, our heart breaks for your huge loss. Ruth was a daughter, sibling, wife, mother grandmother, family member to many and a woman of the community. We have all lost a very special lady! Our heartfelt condolences. Peggy and Earl

Linda Waserman Salem - 17 days ago

Dear Peter & family: I am so happy I had the past few weeks to be in touch with Ruth. It was great to commiserate with her on our ups & downs of our situation. She was so bright, witty and tried so valiantly. I will miss our daily “talks”together. I will miss her! Linda & Victor Salem

Celia & Alana Myerson - 17 days ago

To the Kovac family. Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of Ruth. Take comfort from the people around you to help you get through this difficult time.

Ellen & Abe Guralnick - 17 days ago

Dear Peter and family. Our heartfelt condolences to you on the passing of Ruth. She was an icon to her family, friends, constituents and anyone that knew her. Always a smile and time for all. May her cherished memories give you strength and comfort at this difficult time. Ellen & Abe Guralnick

Simi Silber - 17 days ago

To Jeff and Family, Heartfelt condolences on the loss of Ruth. May your family be spared any further losses. Simi Silber

Cynthia Segal - 17 days ago

My deepest sympathies to Ruth's family. I got to know Ruth through the Cote Saint Luc Figure Skating Club. She was such a pleasure to work with, her professionalism and high moral code were an inspiration to us all. Cynthia Segal

Glenna Dascal - 17 days ago

Dear Peter and family, Sending my heartfelt sympathy... Ruth always greeted me with a big smile and hug. We would chat, catch up and enjoyed our conversations. Wishing you strength and wonderful memories. Glenna Chinks

Louis and Sara - 17 days ago

It sad to here about Ruths passing and I wish her fammily condowlenses

Bernie and Joan King - 17 days ago

It is with heartfelt sadness that we learned of Ruth's passing yesterday and wish to extend our deepest sympathies to the Kovac family and friends during this most difficult time. We shall always have fond memories of Ruth for her steadfast devotion to her family and as a passionate city councillor, contributing to the growth and development of the City of Cote Saint-Luc over the years, and to the community as a whole. Her genuine welcoming nature and the warmth in her smile whenever we had the occasion to meet at various events held in the city, shall be cherished, remembered and remain always in our memories. Bernie and Joan King

martin bogante - 17 days ago

My most sincere condolences on the passing of one of the most intelligent,energetic and discerning women I ever had the privilege of knowing.

Barbara & Bernie London - 17 days ago

Dear Kovac family, Our sincerest condolences on your great loss. We remember, with fondness, all the good times we spent together at hockey rinks watching our boys play. May your many memories help to sustain you through this difficult time.

sidney margles - 17 days ago

Dear Peter and family. At this time in your lives, I extend my sincere condolences on the passing of Ruth, a wife and mother who has gone too early in life. Peter, when we were together briefly on Sunday, I could sense your anguish, having lived through not too dissimilar circumstances a few years ago. I share your grief with you. May the Lord comfort you among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem and may you know no further sorrow.

Ellen Grosz - 17 days ago

A neighbor, a friend, a wonderful kind soul has been taken away just too soon. It is truly is difficult to wrap our heads around why we loose the best people who are so beautiful to all. Ruth will be missed by all who's lives she touched, and she certainly touched mine. May all the memories be cherished in your hearts forever, as we all will. Baruch Dayan Haemet.

Peter & Anna Schwartz - 17 days ago

Dear Peter & Family: Although we knew Ruth primarily as our Councillor, we cherish her memory. She truly epitomized the "perfect politician": dedicated to satisfying the needs of her constituents. As an Administrator on our building, we could always look to her for advice. As friends, we looked forward to her flowers on Shabbats & pride concerning anything Dutch. Although we did not know her as well as some others, we truly loved her and will miss her terribly.

Evelyn Wolfson - 17 days ago

Dear Peter & Family, I was so sorry to hear that Ruth passed away. May all your good memories bring you comfort at this very difficult time. My heartfelt thoughts are with you.

Elyssa Alper - 17 days ago

Dear Tammy and family; I am so sorry for your loss. Deepest condolences to you and your entire family at this most difficult time.

MARC EZERZER - 17 days ago

OUR DEEPEST CONDOLENCES TO THE KOVAC FAMILY

Arlene Bratz Abramowicz - 17 days ago

To the entire Kovac family, We were saddened to hear of Ruth’s passing. She always had a big smile when we met her over the years. May your wonderful memories of her comfort you during this most difficult time. May you be donated further sorrow. Arlene and Alan Abramowicz

Robert Brumer & Arlene Rotchtin - 17 days ago

Dear Peter, Jeffrey, Debbie, Tammy and Families Our Deepest Sympathy on the loss of your Dear Wife, Mother and Grand-Mother. Ruth was a very special Person. She will be sadly missed.

Felicity and Howard Blatt - 17 days ago

Dear Peter and family, Howard and I were so saddened by the loss of your dear Ruth..., She was an inspiration to us all , in everything she touched and did for the community as well as in her personal life... Our friendship goes back to our teens , at Temple Beth Shalom , where my dear Father was the Cantor...we created many memories that we still talked about...She will be missed... Felicity and Howard

Doreen and Gerald Green - 17 days ago

Dear Peter, Jeffrey, Debbie and Tammy, Ruth was truly an Ashet Chayel. She was loving, warm, always with a smile. She will be missed by all who knew her. Please accept our sympathies at this very sad time. Doreen and Gerald

Joe Schwarcz - 17 days ago

Dear Peter and Family She was something special! Smart, kind, loving, caring... just a beautiful person. I will think of her often. She will be deeply missed but Ruth’s life is well worthy of a celebration. She just exuded goodness.

Rhona and Jacob Rayf - 17 days ago

Dear Peter So shocked, so saddened, so filled with memories of Ruth since our camp and university days. Always a quick wit, a ready smile and genuine goodness. Our most profound condolences

Diane Edelman - 17 days ago

Dear Tammy and family; So sorry for your loss. Deepest condolences and sympathies to you and your entire family at this most difficult time. 🙏 Diane Edelman (Tiffany’s Mom)

Louise Ferland Pinsky & Sammy Pinsky - 17 days ago

Dear Peter, Jeffrey, Debbie & Tammy as well as extended family, Sammy and I want to offer you our sincere condolences. We are extremely saddened by Ruth’s passing. Be comforted in knowing how much she loved you all and how much she was loved by you her family and her community. May you be spared further sorrow.

Linda Mann Gewurz - 17 days ago

Tammy, Peter and families. We are thinking of you at this sad time in your lives. Such a difficult loss. Cherish your wonderful memories. Ruth always had a smile and took the time to say hello. She will be missed. Linda Mann Gewurz Jennifer Gewurz Budd

walter isenberg - 17 days ago

Dear Peter and family, Please accept my condolences on the passing of your wife. Wally (Isenberg)

Bob Benedeti - 17 days ago

It was always a delight to work with Ruth. In the heady days of the demerger she was always there to share her experience with those of us newly elected in 2005. I will remember Ruth as a cheerful, kind and enthusiastic partner on the Montreal municipal scene. She will be missed. Peter and family, we share your sorrow. May her memory be a blessing. Susan & Bob Benedetti

Susie and Harvey Schwartz - 17 days ago

Dear Peter and Family Our sincerest condolences on the terrible loss of such an amazing lady. We have known her for 34 years and were lucky enough to have her as our City Councillor. She will be sorely missed. May the Family be spared from further sorrow. Susie and Harvey

Joyce and Ken Morrison - 17 days ago

During the 15 years we have worked at the Mount Sinai Auxiliary, we really never met anyone quite like her. She was brilliant, compassionate, always had energy to spare and ideas to help out any situation. When she entered a meeting, you knew she was there! Always present to move things in the right direction. We shall miss her

bryan wolofsky - 17 days ago

Sincerest condolences to the gantze mishpocha. A tremendous loss not just for the family, but for all of CSL. She was a force, and she will be missed.

Ilana Fine - 17 days ago

My deepest sympathy to the entire family

Cheri Bell - 17 days ago

Dear Kovac family, I am so sorry for your profound loss. I had the pleasure and fortune of working with Ruth at the City of Cote St-Luc and was deeply impressed by her passion, commitment, energy and smarts. I will remember her with fondness. May you all find comfort in your shared warm memories of her. -Cheri Bell

Eric Gralnick - 17 days ago

Dear Peter and family, Ruth set the gold standard for living life in an exemplary fashion. She was hugely devoted to her family, she was a bold take-no-guff honest community leader and she conducted herself with grace and humility. Ruth taught others by example. I had the privilege of being in touch with Ruth over the last two weeks and I told her how incredibly proud I was of her courage and dignity in the face of such dreadful uncertainty. Her loss is just devastating. Please accept our most heartfelt condolences on her passing. Eric and Brenda Gralnick

Barbara Levine Goodman - 17 days ago

To the entire Kovac family, sending you my sincerest heartfelt sympathy on the loss of a special lady! I was shocked and saddened when I read about her passing! May you be spared any further sorrow! Barbara

Sylvain Lauzé - Héma Québec - 17 days ago

To all family members, friends, City Council members, and employees, please accept my deepest condolences. I got to know Mrs. Kovac at the many blood drives she generously organized. Ruth was dedicated to this important cause knowing full well that giving blood was a gift of life. She was constantly trying to educate as many people as possible year after year to increase the number of donors at each collection. Mrs. Kovac was a generous woman of her time, of listening, and never failed to personally thank each donor who was present. She will be deeply missed.

Gary McGirr - 17 days ago

My deepest and sincerest sympathies. Gary McGirr

Jason Zuckerman - 17 days ago

Dear Jeff, I am really sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. I know she was involved very deeply with Cote Saint-Luc politics, and the only thing she seemed to be closer to, was her loving family. May you be comforted by your good memories of her, and may she live on in all of your good memories of her.

Fay & Ron & Freiman - 17 days ago

Dear Peter and Kovac family, We are shocked and very saddened to hear about your loss. Please accept our sincere condolences. We will always remember Ruth as a kind woman with a warm smile for everyone she met. May your wonderful memories be a source of comfort at this very difficult time.

GEORGE NASHEN - 17 days ago

Dear Peter and family. Our friendship will remain steadfast and our cherished memories of Ruth will endure forever. Our sincere condolences. Phyllis & George.

Marlene Cohn - 17 days ago

Dear Peter and family, My deepest sympathy on the loss of a remarkable woman I got to call friend for the last 50 years. Her courage and strength were an inspiration to anyone who knew her. She always stood for what she believed in and never backed down and i always admired her for that. She taught me many things that I have always taken with me. No matter who moved where our friendship endured the distance. Jason and Jess and Ali and Chris are deeply saddened but all have wonderful fond memories of Ruth including dancing with her at Ali's wedding a few years ago and seeing how happy the two of you were. I will miss all the chats but she will live in my heart.

Elaine Cohen - 17 days ago

Ruth was one of those special people, who always took an interest in everybody and everything around her. She will always be remembered for her contribution to the City of Cote St. Luc and to the community-at-large. Deepest sympathy to all her loved ones.

Helen Wolfe - 17 days ago

My condolences to the family.

Edith Orleans - 17 days ago

To the Kovac family. Please accept my sincerest condolences on your loss

Taryn Kolodny - 17 days ago

My condolences to the family. Cherish your memories.

Philip Matlin - 17 days ago

To the Kovac family. Please accept our sincerest condolences on the passing of Ruth. I only got to meet and know her about 8 or 10 years ago, shortly after we moved to Cote Saint Luc. I always enjoyed talking to her and always looked forward to our next meeting. Ruth will be sorely missed, but never forgotten. A genuine lady. BDE. Evelyn and Phil Matlin.

Lynda Ostin - 17 days ago

Dear Peter, Marvin and I and the entire Ostin family extend our deepest sympathies on the passing of Ruth. She was truly a remarkable woman.

Gloria & Rick Leckner - 17 days ago

Dear Peter and Kovac family, Our heartfelt sympathy to the entire family. We were both shocked and saddened by the news. Ruth was such an inspiration and left a wonderful legacy. May you all draw strength from the courage she exhibited and from all of the loving memories you have. The community has lost a pillar. Those we love don't go away. They walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near. Still loved, still missed and forever dear. Sincerely, Gloria & Rick Leckner

Barbara Perzow - 17 days ago

Dear Debbie, Jeff and family, My most sincere and deeply heartfelt sympathies to you all on your very great loss. With love, Barbara Perzow

Sandy and Leslie Pantel - 17 days ago

Please accept our most sincere condolences on your tremendous loss . Our thoughts are with all of the family at this difficult time.

Staviss Family - 17 days ago

Our deepest and sincerest condolences and sympathies on your loss. We were very saddened to hear this terrible news. Harold, Aviva, Reuby and Marney

Noemie Rosenfeld - 17 days ago

Dear Tammy, I am deeply sorry for this tremendous loss! Please know that my thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

Estie Kleinfeld - 17 days ago

My heart felt condolences to you Peter and the family; A kind, thoughtful and considerate friend to all who knew her; I will miss her.

Betty Reicher - 17 days ago

I was so saddened to hear of Ruth's passing. We were classmates in high school. She always had a smile and a lot of energy. May all the good memories help you through this difficult time.

Bella and Mark Kotler - 17 days ago

Dear Rickie, Peter, and Kovac Family We send our heartfelt condolences to you and your family . We will miss her "Million Dollar Smile" her warm greetings and kind words to all she encountered. A dedicated hard working gentle lady who cared about people and worthy causes. May the cherished memories and support of family and friends sustain you in this very sad and difficult time.

Pam and Jon Cooperman - 17 days ago

Our deepest condolences to Debbie and the entire family on the loss of your mother, grandmother, and wife. May her loving memory bring you comfort.

Linda & Gerry Anisman - 17 days ago

Peter and family, Our condolences on your loss, may her memory bring you comfort and peace.

Harris Black - 17 days ago

My sincere condolences.

jean coughlan bednarski - 17 days ago

My deepest condolences to Peter and the whole family on loss of a wonderful, wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, friend and dedicated public servant. I will remember the wonderful evening we shared at Ali's wedding. Her memory will live on.

Len Miller & Cookie Lang - 17 days ago

Dear Peter and family. Our deepest sympathies on Ruth’s passing. She was always very warm and passionate on every subject that we broached. She will be missed. May you all know of no further sorrows and may she rest in peace.

Grera Corber - 17 days ago

Sincere sympathies.Greta Corber

Donna Hoppenheim (Toronto) - 17 days ago

I've followed Ruth's impactful career in public service from afar - her successes don't surprise me. Ruth was always energetic, smart, empathetic, and fun (I can still hear her wicked laugh!). We were friends throughout WHHS and SGWU... and at S. Albert Oil where her father (Gus) found summer jobs for these 2 high-spirited teenagers! So many memories - as band members, volleyball team members, high school grad. And can't forget her mean imitation of our Spanish teacher - had Myra Z and me convulsing with laughter! CSL has undoubtedly lost a devoted Councillor; the rest of us will miss her bright light too. Condolences to Ruth's family, friends and colleagues.

Rick and Ruthie Sherman - 17 days ago

To Peter and the family...we send our deepest sympathies on the profound loss of Ruth.We have such memories of her ...her loss will be deeply felt on her family and the community. May your memories get you through this difficult time Rick and Ruthie Sherman

Ronna Miller - 17 days ago

Dear Family, I was shocked and very saddened to hear of Ruthie's passing. I met Ruthie at Camp B'nai Brith when we were CIT'S together and we became instant friends. Whenever I would see Ruthie in Cote St. Luc we always had that special old time connection. Always a smile, always a kind word, Ruthie will forever be missed. My sincerest sympathy to all of you. Ronna Miller

David Lewis - 17 days ago

Dear Peter and family our condolences. Ruth will always be with us. David & Charlotte Lewis

Fran Yagod - 17 days ago

Dear Jeffrey. Sincere condolences on the untimely passing of your beloved mother. Thinking of you at this most difficult time. Fondy Fran

Phil Mayman - 17 days ago

I was deeply saddened to learn of your great loss. My sympathies to you Peter, and your family during this difficult time. Ruth was a true champion and a pillar of strength in our city and community. We shall all miss her. May you be spared further sorrow.

Kathy and Ervin Gardos - 17 days ago

Dear Kovac Family, it is with profound sadness that we learned of the passing of Ruth. We go back many many years as we both volunteered for the Figure Skating Club where our daughters skated. Through the years we would meet a various Cote St Luc functions and catch up. She was a very passionate, outspoken, vibrant and hard working person who would do everything for a cause. May her legacy be a source of comfort to all of you.

Jill (Pantel) Madorsky - 17 days ago

To the entire Kovac family, my deepest condolences to you on the passing of Ruth. She was a lovely woman and her memory will live on in all of the people she touched.

David Nemes - 17 days ago

Dear Tammy and Jason, I first met your mom when, as a teenager, I was involved in the local Liberal party. She quickly became a wonderful friend and mentor in that sphere. Public service was in her blood and there was no one more dedicated to the cause (and less interested in accolades) than Ruth. In the years since, whenever I would see her, I was always greeted with a big smile and a warm hug. Erin and I were so saddened to hear the news of her passing and so we extend to you our deepest condolences. She will be remembered as she was - a wonderful lady. Love, David and Erin

Bill and Doris Steinberg - 17 days ago

Dear Peter and family, We were shocked and deeply saddened to learn of Ruth's passing. We first met Ruth during the demerger battle when we all worked together to get our towns back. Later when I ran for Mayor she gave me good advice on getting elected. Over the years since then, we often discussed issues that we were all passionate about and we shared many a laugh at various social events. She was a very strong and lovely woman and will be greatly missed. May the good memories comfort you in this difficult time. Bill and Doris Steinberg

Isabelle Katz & David Pinsky - 17 days ago

Our deepest condolences to the family

Iona Richman - 17 days ago

Dear Kovac Family, First and foremost please accept my heartfelt condolences. May I now thank the "family" for sharing your beloved,with all of us. I must commend Ruth Kovac on her devoted services to and for (Cote Saint Luc ) "A LIFE WELL LIVED " ( R.I.P ) Iona Richman

Lesley Sherman - 17 days ago

Jeff , Debbie , Tammy and family We are so sorry for your loss . We are thinking of you all during this most difficult and devastating time We hope the wonderful memories shared over the years help lessen some of the pain

Esther Buchsbaum - 17 days ago

A woman of integrity, passion, determination and great virtue- a woman of valour - may your memory be a blessing Ruth.

Nessia Zbily - 17 days ago

Dear Jeff and family, My sincerest condolences to you and your family.

Natalie & Stan Bassel - 17 days ago

Dear Peter & Family. Our condolences on the passing of your beloved Wife, Mother, Grandmother, friend and infamous presence to all in Cote St. Luc. We noticed that you were not present in synagogue this year. When we woke up to the news we were devastated. Her smiling face each holiday was such a joy. Her pride in her husband, children and beautiful grandchildren were felt by all. May her wonderful memories stay alive forever. May your family be spared any further sorrow. She will be missed by so many people.

Dina & Gerry Silverman - 17 days ago

Our most sincere sympathies on your loss. She will be missed by all citizens of Côte Saint-Luc and members of Shaare Zion Congregation.

Riva & Andrew Toeman - 17 days ago

Dear Peter & family, There was no other like Ruth. A truly special woman, a woman of valor. This news is terribly sad. Please accept our sincerest & heartfelt condolences. May you be spared further sorrow. Riva & Andrew

Beverly Rabinovitch - 17 days ago

Kimberly Fried - 17 days ago

found out the news last night via social media & have been gutted ever since. Ruth was so sweet. My husband & I would always run into her at the IGA in the Cavendish mall & she’d always be smiling. I will miss our daily back & forths over Twitter & her Friday floral arrangement posts every Friday. The city of Cote-Saint-Luc will never forget her. I will never forget her. She will be deeply, terribly missed. My condolences go out to her family, friends, colleagues & all who k knew her.

Kimberly - 17 days ago

I found out the news last night via social media & have been gutted ever since. Ruth was so sweet. My husband & I would always run into her at the IGA in the Cavendish mall & she’d always be smiling. I will miss our daily back & forths over Twitter & her Friday floral arrangement posts every Friday. The city of Cote-Saint-Luc will never forget her. I will never forget her. She will be deeply, terribly missed. My condolences go out to her family, friends, colleagues & all who k ew her.

Lynn FIshman - 17 days ago

It is with great sadness that we hear of Ruth's passing. She was such a lady, with a warm smile and caring heart; passionate about life, her family, and the greater good of the community at large. Ruth stood up for what was right and true. She was a woman we can all look up to. May your family be spared further sorrow. We send our love during this time of loss. Lynn Fishman

Lila Druckman - 17 days ago

Ruth was a kind, thoughtful and considerate friend to all who knew her. She was a true “lady” in every sense. It was with pleasure and respect that I watched her grow, mature, marry, have children, cherish her parents , family and friends and devote herself to the community. We will all miss her deeply.

Jo-Anna and Kenny Mandel - 17 days ago

Our deep and sincere condolences go out to the whole Kovac family. Jeff and Debbie, your mother was a pillar of strength in the community and she will be missed by many. Let us know if you need anything during these trying times.

vicky steinberg - 17 days ago

I am so sad on the loss of Ruth, we leave just a few doors away I will miss her smiles, my sympathy to her family, we lost a gem, sadly Vicky Steinberg

Lawrence Chandler - 17 days ago

I am shocked and very saddened by Ruth’s death. There are no words. Please accept my condolences.

Rose Posluns Wener - 17 days ago

Words cannot express my profound sadness and heartfelt sympathies with your loss. Ruth and I were close friends, through High School and for years following. Her smile, her energy, her commitment to a cause and, most importantly, her warmth, were palpable to everyone she touched. Ruth, is no doubt a heroine to aspire to for her children, grandchildren and for all those who knew her. She left an indelible mark on so many. May you all be spared further sorrow, but celebrate and enjoy the memories of a life well led. Rose and Brian Wener