Bruce Joel Kaufman

Funeral Service: Monday, October 07, 2019 at 11:00 AM
Paperman & Sons
Shiva: Monday, October 07, 2019 to
Monday, October 07, 2019

Forest Manor: 2913 Côte St. Charles, St Lazare Qc , J7T 2H8 (Exit 22)
Shiva Details: Monday following burial until 9:00 p.m. Evening service at 7:30 p.m. Due to the advent of Yom Kippur, Shiva will end Monday night.
Cemetery: Rideau Memorial Gardens Cemetery
Donations: “Bruce Kaufman Chair in Inflammatory Bowel Disease Fund” c/o McGill University, (514) 398-2787;

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31 Condolences

Aslam Khatri - 12 days ago

Diane and I are deeply saddened to hear about our great friend Bruce. I did his first income tax return when he came to Canada and from thereon we became inseparable. Life takes you on a different path so lately we had not seen each other for a while. However he always remained BK in my heart. We will miss him but always cherish his wonderful memories. Our condolences to Meredith , Elyssa and Brenda.

John Andrew Doig - 12 days ago

Dear Brenda, Meredith Elyssa and Family Saddened to to learn that M. Kaufmann has past. He was a person that I truly enjoyed to serve and above all to know.

Susie Wileman and Ciaran Hopkins - 12 days ago

Dear Elyssa, Meredith and family, Our sincere condolences on the loss of your father. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

Paul and Darlene Anderson - 13 days ago

Dear Brenda, Meredith, Elyssa and family, We are very saddened to learn that Bruce has passed away. He was a generous man, full of interesting conversation and wit who accomplished a lot in his lifetime. He will be greatly missed. We extend our deepest sympathy to you all at this sad time.

Judy and Harvey Cherow - 13 days ago

Dear Meredith and family We are so sorry to hear about your dear father ‘s passing! Please accept our deepest sympathies!Hope your dear memories of him will be of some comfort

jim breaden - 13 days ago

My condolences to Breda and Family. I shall remember him for his quick wit, good humour and many pleasant Peking Duck dinners in Sydney. Bruce RIP. Jim.

Harry Barnett - 13 days ago

Dear Brenda, my Sincere Condolences to you and family. I met you and Bruce when I joined his Airline TIA 2000 in Barbados and that experience I will always cherish. Bruce was a very humble, kind, pleasant and a great businessman. a good person gone too soon, may he rest in peace. Blessings to all the family

John Fox - 13 days ago

My sincere condolences to Brenda and all of the family. Bruce remains an inspiration, direct purposeful yet loyal and supportive. A sad period of reflection on such a positive force.

Arlene and Hersh Smilovitch - 14 days ago

My condolences to the Kaufman Family. My deepest sympathies for your lose. Hersh Smilovitch

Wendy Rimmer - 14 days ago

My thoughts are with Bruce’s loved ones ,heal well , he was a very special person Wendy Rimmer

Jasmina Archambault - 14 days ago

My most sincere condolences to the family of Bruce, most notably to Brenda, Meredith and Elyssa. Bruce will always be remembered for his kindness and wisdom. He welcomed my mother (and family) as true friends into his life openly and sincerely. I remember him taking me on « rides » on his golf cart while we stayed at his home many summers ago. His generosity was extended again during the ice storm where he provided warm shelter on cold nights. These memories represent his character. May you find peace and solace in knowing that he was one of the great men in this world.

Ernest Seidman - 14 days ago

Dear Brenda and Kaufman family, It was with a great Spence of sorrow that I learned of Bruce passing away. I extend my heartfelt condolences to you all. Bruce had an enormous impact on my professional and personal life since 2005, when I first received the honour of being awarded the Bruce Kaufman Chair in IBD that he generously endowed for McGill. It has been a privilege for me to carry his name in my professional activities, offering our patients state of the art treatment and cutting edge research. I so much enjoyed our luncheon updates, when Bruce would ask poignant questions about our progress. He was a brilliant man, visionary in many ways. Yet king and gentle at the same time. We shall miss Bruce but never forget him. The world has lost a man who made this planet a better place.

Donna Weitzman - 14 days ago

Dear Kaufman family, My late husband Joel was involved with Bruce as a lawyer and then as a couple in a social relationship. I would like to extend to your family our deepest sympathies on Bruce!s passing. Donna Weitzman

Ziggy Rubin - 15 days ago

My condolences to the Kaufman Family. I had the great pleasure of knowing Bruce since he first came from the US and worked with Red Comet, left, and started Kaufel. He was always the honorable gentleman anyone would like to know. I very occasionally had the pleasure of renewing the acquaintance when he was in Montreal and followed him through mutual friends. We have lost a good man. Rest in peace.

Tamara rimoin - 15 days ago

My deepest condolences to Meredith, Elyssa, Brenda , and extended family. I have known Bruce my entire life, he was like an uncle to me and a part of the Rimoin family. Bruce was a wonderful man with a kind heart and loving spirit. He will be greatly missed.

Gina Staffner - 15 days ago

It was with great sadness that I learnt of Bruce’s passing. I have enjoyed working with him for the past 20 years and will miss our meetings with Bruce’s wit and the twinkle in his eyes as talked about his family. He was a generous, decent gentleman. To Brenda, his beloved daughters and his family I send my sincere condolences. May Bruce Rest In Peace.


Dear Kaufman Family: Please accept our deepest sympathy on the loss of Bruce. He and his family were friends, neighbors and patients of mine when we lived in Dollard-des -Ormeaux, Quebec. We go back to the 1970's when we would have great times together and try to figure out what would the best way to discover something that the world really needed! We then set up a corporation to help invent that something. The corporation was named KAU for Kaufman and FEL for Fellows and hence was born the KAUFEL name that Bruce used to further his great reputation. I moved away and continued my Dental Practice in Florida! I am sorry that over the past 40 years, we did not have the opportunity to discuss our chosen paths. May he rest in Peace! Freyda and Dr. Edward Fellows and Family.

Joanne and George Harris - 15 days ago

To Brenda, Meredith, Elyssa and family, Please accept our sincere condolences on your loss. Bruce touched so many lives and leaves us with many wonderful memories of our times together. Gone ... but will never be forgotten. May he Rest In Peace.

Bernadette Samuel-Caine - 15 days ago

Sincerest condolence to his family and loved ones. Gone but never forgotten, from the Management and staff of SVG AIR (1990) Ltd

Jacob garzon - 15 days ago

Dear Kaufman family it is with great sadness that i learned of the passing of a great man . He was such a generous and kind man. I remember looking after him in the early 1990 . After his surgery and recovery he wanted to do something important for the Jewish General Hospital.he decidedto create a dedicated laparoscopic operating room ,room 11 the first of its kind in Canada. This helped forming the development of numerous surgeons in advanced laparoscopic surgery . Thank you mr Kaufman may you rest in peace .barouch dayan haemet

Allan & Linda Rimoin - 15 days ago

I have known Bruce for 54 years since he first came up to Montreal to help my father start manufacturing emergency lighting. I was away at school that year so he moved into my bedroom and became a part of our family. Since then we have also been a part of his. Over the years as I watched him move from success to success, the bonds have only strengthened both through his mentorship and deep friendship with my brother Sam, and with the incredible kindness and generosity he showed to my mother in her later years. Bruce never forgot his friends and his extended family. Linda and I want to offer our heartfelt condolences to Meredith, Elyssa, Brenda and your families. We’ve lost one of the good ones.

Bunny Berke - 15 days ago

Dear Family, Sincere condolences on your enormous loss. Bunny Berke

Freddie Naimer - 15 days ago

Dear Kaufman family, My sincere condolences to you on your loss of this very special man. I did a lot of business with Bruce during his career in Montreal, and I will say that he was the most honorable person that I have ever dealt with in my 46 years in business. May his memory bring you comfort during this most difficult time.

Edna Mendelson - 15 days ago

To Brenda, Elyssa and the entire Kaufman family, my sincere condolences on the sudden loss of your beloved husband, father, step father, and grandfather. I was honoured to know Bruce, a generous, and smart man with a great sense of humour. May your memories of Bruce comfort you at these difficult times.

Marie Lamarche Basar - 15 days ago

Bruce, you always stood out of all people by your cute character and your big heart. Those of us who got to know you were very lucky for having crossed paths with you. My sincere condolences to the Family.

Joe De Rome - 16 days ago

Over the years Bruce was the standard that I judged businessmen and women against and still do to this day. So far, no one has quite measured up One of my greatest regrets is not having known at the time how lucky I was to work for and learn from, such an amazing man. My deepest heartfelt condolences to his family.

Gloria & Rick leckner - 16 days ago

Dear Brenda and Kaufman family, We wish you strength at this difficult time. May you be comforted by all the beautiful family memories and inspiration of Bruce's life. Sincerely, Gloria & Rick Leckner

gerald rimoin - 16 days ago

Our deepest condolences to the entire family on the passing of bruce. This is a man who led a life anybody would be proud of.His generosity to everybody he knew and the many charities he donated to were unparalleled,and most important never wanted any recognition-HE GAVE FROM HIS HEART. I first met Bruce when he came to Montreal from New York to work in the emergency lighting business and lived with our family for the first year.I was 15 and Bruce 22 years old/54 years ago. Bruce was part of the Rimoin family and the Rimoin family was part of the Kaufman family.Through all the ups and downs that arose over the years,we all knew that we could always count on each other for anything.

Michael Moore - 16 days ago

Like a brother, in many respects, we shared many endeavours together....he was always the most optimistic, encouraging and nurturing man. I will miss him heartily. My deepest and most profound condolences to all the family.

Gary & Greta Ephraim - 16 days ago

Our deepest condolences to all of Bruce's family. He was a generous and kind person , always fair in both our business and personal relationship over the span of years since he first came to Canada.

Anita & James Altman - 16 days ago

Our very deepest sympathies to the entire Family on the passing of Bruce. He was a true gentleman, kind considerate and had a great sense of humour. May all the memories you have help you through this difficult time. Anita & James Altman