The Honorable Melvin Rothman

Funeral Service: Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 12:00 PM
Paperman & Sons
Shiva: Wednesday, October 30, 2019 to
Friday, November 01, 2019

4300 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W., Westmount H3Z 3C7
Shiva Details: Shiva hours: Wednesday from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m., Thursday from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m., and Friday from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m.

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49 Condolences

Dr. Sebastian Saba - 11 days ago

Dear Claire, Margot, Ann and Joan. My deepest sympathies.

Gerald Kandestin - 14 days ago

I knew Mel Rothman as a judge. A brilliant and compassionate jurist. Justice Rothman was always succinct, to the point and a judge who always got it right. As a jewish lawyer, I was always proud of the fine example he set for our people and our profession.

Yolande and Cyril Baldachin - 15 days ago

Dear Renee, Our very sincere condolences on your sad loss. We know how much you loved and admired your brother and wish you strength in these difficult times. Sincerely, Yolande and Cyril and family.

Muriel Gold and Ronald Poole - 16 days ago

Dear Claire, Arthur, Joan and family So sorry to learn that your dear sweet man is no more. He will live in your memories forever as a wonderful and erudite father and husband. His sterling reputation in the community will be a source of pride for everyone. Ronald and I send warm hugs and love to you all.

Carol Cumming Speirs - 16 days ago

Dear Joan and Renee, My children Lara, Greg and Scott and I were very saddened to learn of Mel’s death and join me in sending our deepest condolences. We have such warm memories of our time amongst the Argyle Avenue Community and of the friendship you and Mel proffered when we the four of us landed there with dog Annabelle in tow. And then there was the motor trip to Stratford when I was included and Renee and I reconnected - what fun we all had! And then there was the wise council that Mel offered Lara on her choice of Law School! And the Christmas parties celebrated at 484. Mel will be missed in his many professional and by his family - dearly but also by his myriad friends. In our case we are blessed by so many lovely memories. Hugs to you both! 💕 Carol

Barbara & Jack Rosenthal - 17 days ago

To the Rothman family, Please accept our sympathies on the passing of Mel. We have very fond memories of our sailing days at Lord Reading. May your fond memories help you at this very sad time. Barbara and Jack Rosenthal

Eleanor Roth - 17 days ago

Dear Bernard, My deepest sympathy to you and your family on the recent loss of your dear brother Melvin. My thoughts are with you in your time of sorrow. Fondly, Ellie

Paul Saunders - 17 days ago

Dear Joan. I was so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you at this time.

Frances & Paul Hellen - 17 days ago

Dear Renee, To you and all your dear family we extend our most sincere condolences.

Adrian and Natalie Bercovici - 17 days ago

Dear Joan and family, Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of your dear husband, Melvin. We are thinking of you at this difficult time. Generations Foundation

Nan & Jack wiseman - 17 days ago

To Joan & family our heartfelt condolences. One of our great joys of summering in St. Sauveur is reconnecting with longtime friendships. We always relished that opportunity with Joan & Mel, 2 very special people. Always warm, engaging & fun to be with. We will always remember Mels` wit & charm. Planning to see Joan in Montreal this summer. Warmly, Nan & Jack from Toronto.

Ellen Cohen - 17 days ago

Dear Claire and family, My deepest sympathy to all of you at this difficult time. I am so sorry for your loss and may his memory be a blessing.

Charles Bronfman - 17 days ago

How well I remember the Halcyon days with Mel Et al. He always had this enthralling sense of humour that captivated all of us, and was such a pleasure to be around. Please let us know where a donation can be made in his memory. Yours, Charles B

Twinkle Rosenstone Rudberg - 17 days ago

Dear Bernie, Renee ,Joan and family, Thinking of you all on the passing of dear Mel. Remembering the moments of friendship shared with the Rothman Family when we were young. Thinking of the deep friendship between Bernie and Mel and dear Henry ( Hank) Nevard. Those were magical moments forever etched in our memories. We were lucky to have lived them. Mel was indeed a Gentleman and a Gentle wise man. Always with a smile and a joie de vivre. My sympathies to you all . With love and Friendship, Twinkle

Edythe Berman - 17 days ago

Dear Joan Bernie Renee Claire and family So devastated with the sad news. Mel was such a wonderful gentleman. I will miss him. Hope there will be better days for you in the future Very best thoughts Edythe B.

Myra & Bernie Frost - 17 days ago

My heartfelt condolences to the entire Rothman family on the passing of Mel.

Enid Shatner - 18 days ago

Ann and family my deepest condolences on your loss. May you walk in the light that he shone

Lillian Vineberg - 18 days ago

Dear Joan, Renee and family, Mel fought such a long battle with courage and dignity. What I will always cherish were our fun dinners together with Trudy and David in the country. Mel was the warmest , sweetest, kindest, soft spoken man with a droll sense of humour. My heartfelt sympathy to all Mel’s dear ones, Love, Lillian

Jim Stein - 18 days ago

Our thoughts and love are with you. Mel may be gone but his presence will be forever enduring - his warmth, his humour, his and Joan's deep and abiding friendships and a shared love for the Laurentians and the out of doors. Thank you for a life well lived and a beautiful standard for all of us.

Peter Regenstreif - 18 days ago

My deepest condolences on Mel's passing. He was a great friend and so decent and honorable human being. He was an even better source when I was writing about Quebec and Liberal party politics. Best wishes to Bernie and Renee and the rest of his family.

Monday Night Book Club - 18 days ago

Dear Claire and family, On behalf of the Monday Night Book Club, please accept our condolences. We know that his wonderful memory will always be a blessing.

Deborah Golberg - 18 days ago

Dearest Ann, Our deepest sympathies on the loss of your father. Deborah and family

Brenda & David Wisenthal - 18 days ago

Dear Joan and family, We have so many wonderful memories of sailing with you and Mel. I recall the many conversations with him on a variety of subjects and issues that I was concerned with. His advice was always pertinent and pragmatic. He was truly someone for whom we had the highest respect. Brenda and David

Clara and Norman - 18 days ago

Dear Renee and Ivor: We are extremely saddened to learn of Mel’s passing. We extend our heartfelt condolences to you and your entire family.

Roxanne Dault - 18 days ago

Sending much love to the family. I know how deeply loved he was. You are all in my heart. May his joy continue to shine in your hearts. xxx

Mark Surchin - 18 days ago

Dear Ann and extended family, I was so sorry to learn of this sad news. I have warm memories of your Dad from when we were growing up and from chatting with him at the Kahns' house many times. May you know no more sorrow. Sincerely, Mark

Edward and Lois Shore - 18 days ago

DearJoan and Rothman family. Please except our sincere condolences on the loss of your husband Mel .As neighbors for the last five years we always found him to be a warm and pleasant gentleman.

Henry Roth - 18 days ago

Margot, I'm so sorry to hear about your father's passing. May you find comfort in your memories.

Franca Belmonte-Marco Ortega - 18 days ago

Dr Rothman and extended Family Your heavenly father will provide you the strength and support that your dad once provided you. I’ll be praying for you and your family Ann. We are deeply sorry for your loss. May The Honorable Rothman, rest in peace in the Heavens above. From my family Marco, Franca, and family.

Gordon Kugler - 18 days ago

During the twenty years he served as a Justice of the Quebec Court of Appeal, Mel Rothman was held in the highest esteem by his peers and by lawyers who were privileged to appear before him. He was a brilliant jurist, a fair, patient and compassionate gentleman, he treated everyone with the utmost respect--in short, he was the epitome of an outstanding judge. I offer my sincere condolences to the family on the passing of this great man. Gordon Kugler

Don and Nancy Rubin - 18 days ago

Dear Joan and family, So sorry to learn of Mel's passing. He was such a fine man who went out of his way to make my wife, Nancy, and me feel so comfortable when we first joined Lord Reading Yacht Club. I had the good fortune to work with Mel as a member of the LRYC Executive. What a treat! We send our sincere condolences. Don & Nancy Rubin

Eleanor and Peter loebel - 18 days ago

Please accept our very deepest Sympathies to you all.

Evadne Anderson - 18 days ago

Dear Claire and Family, I offer my sincere condolences at this time of loss. I am so happy that I met your father years ago. He was a charming and engaging person. May you all be comforted by precious memories.

Jeannette Singerman - 18 days ago

My heartfelt condolences to the entire Rothman family . I am thinking of you and sending much love . Jeannette

Mark Bercuvitz - 18 days ago

Dear Family, My deepest sympathy on the loss of Mel, a gentleman and a gentle man. I always had the greatest respect and fondness for "the big brother". Always so warm whenever we would see each other. Hard to believe but I go back over seventy years with the Rothman family.A long life to all, Fondly, Mark Bercuvitz

Patricia Urrico - 18 days ago

Dear Ann, My heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Best regards, Patricia Urrico

barbara saltsman - 18 days ago

Dear Family, Mel was one of the most dignified of gentlemen I have ever known, and so natural, it was a pleasure knowing him. Joan and he were the perfect couple and when one of the children were born I was a student nurse at that time and had the joy of seeing to the infant , often. Mels Mom was often at dinner with us, and the family , has many beautiful memories for me. Wishing you all long life and good health. Banbara Saltsman.

Gail Feilde - 18 days ago

Such sad news to hear of the passing of your dad. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family, Ann. May knowing that one more person cares help in some small way through this very difficult time. Gail

dori shiff - 18 days ago

Dear Ann and family, My deepest condolences. Dori

Bunny Berke - 18 days ago

Dear Joan & family, Sincere condolences on your loss. I am sure you have countless beautiful memories to comfort you at this sad time Best, Bunny Berke

Linda Greenberg - 19 days ago

Dear Joan. My deepest sympathies on your loss of Mel. He was so wise, so kind and so elegant. May the many happy memories you built together be a source of comfort and strength for you and your family in the days and years to come and may he rest in peace. Linda Greenberg

Karen Tafler - 19 days ago

Dear Ann, my deepest sympathies on the loss of your father. He was blessed to have such a loving and supportive family. Hopefully, the many years of memories that you made as a family will help you through this difficult time.

Franceen Goodman Finesilver - 19 days ago

My condolences to the whole family.My late father,David GoodmanQC. worked with Mr.Mel Rothman many years ago in the firm,Phillips Vineberg Goodman.My father died in 1971 and Mr.Rothman became a judge.He was one of the finest men and my father always had so much respect for him.May the family be spared from sorrow and may he Rest In Peace.Warmly,Franceen

Tami Wiseman Cartman - 19 days ago

Dear Claire and family, My sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved father. May your wonderful memories of him bring you comfort and smiles during the difficult times. Tami

Gawa Atif - 19 days ago

Dear Claire, Heartfelt condolences to you, your dear Mom, Ann, Margot and the family. May your dear Dad Rest In Peace. Gawa

Sheila Greenwald - 19 days ago

Dear Claire and Family Deepest sympathies to you on the loss of a very special and distinguished gentleman Long life Sheila Greenwald

sheila sinclair kirstein - 19 days ago sorry, i meant CLAIRE HOLDEN ROTHMAN.....

Reisa and Bruce Vineberg - 19 days ago

Dear Joan and family, our deepest sympathy on the passing of your dear husband, father and grandfather. May your fond memories be a source of comfort during this difficult time. Reisa and Bruce.

sheila sinclair kirstein - 19 days ago a huge fan of joan holden rothman's books......i send my sincere condolences to joan and all of your family on the loss of your esteemed father.......may you be spared further sorrow.......enjoy the october foliage.... ~SK~