Helen Gwiazda

Funeral Service: Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 1:00 PM
Paperman & Sons
Shiva: Sunday, November 17, 2019 to
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

7400 ch. de la Côte-Saint-Luc (main floor), Côte Saint-Luc H4W 3J4
Shiva Details: Shiva hours: Sunday following burial until 5:00 p.m. and from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., and Monday through Wednesday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. daily. Evening services at 7:30 p.m.
Cemetery: Eternal Gardens Cemetery
Donations: Hope & Cope Fund c/o the Jewish General Hospital Foundation, (514) 340-8251

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106 Condolences

Janice Hecht - 14 days ago

Dear Norm & Family, I was stunned to learn of Helen's passing today. I'm so sorry. She was a genuinely beautiful person, always smiling and fun to be around. I will miss her presence. May you be spared further sorrow.

Gino Grimaldi - 17 days ago

My sincere condolences to the family. I work at HSBC downtown Montreal. Helen worked in the mail room. She was very honest and very cool. She always wore a smile. I was taken by surprise to learn this morning of her passing. My thoughts are with you. So sorry for your loss. Peace be with you. Gino Grimaldi

Irwin Rodier - 18 days ago

To Mrs. Bernice Gwiazda and family; My condolences to the entire family at this extremely difficult time. Irwin Rodier

Dan Benchétrit - 18 days ago

My deepest condolences to all the family .

Siemiatycki Family - 18 days ago

The Siemiatycki family is deeply saddened by Helen's passing. Such a vibrant, beautiful spirit she is. We send heartfelt sympathy to the Gwiazda family. Helen Neudorf, Jack, Myer, Benita & Debbie Siemiatycki

Debbie Luxenberg - 18 days ago

To all the family, Sending you all my deepest sympathy at this difficult time. Helen was such a wonderful, warm and caring person..We had met through the CSL dramatic society..May you hold close all your very precious memories.. Debbie Luxenberg

Mary Aronovitch - 19 days ago

To The Entire Family and To Issie, We wish to extend our heartfelt sympathy on the untimely passing of beautiful Helen.. We knew her to be a fun loving, vibrant and talented individual whose radiant smile and giving nature captured the hearts of many. May those treasured memories you have of her sustain you through this difficult time. Mary Aronovitch and Jerry Jamensky

Joe Fineberg, Elaine and Allan - 19 days ago

Dear Norm and family, Our deepest sympathies on your loss. It was so sad to learn of the passing of such a vivacious person. May you be spared further sorrow.

Howard Staviss - 19 days ago

Dear Tammy Sabrina.Adam and Gwiziada family My deepest condoleneces on your loss.May you all be spared further sorrow. Your mom brought up three beautiful kids. You all kind with lots of compassion.Your mom will continue to look over you and guide you in the right direction.

Jack's Family (Natovitch/Turgeon) - 19 days ago

Adam and Family, our deepest condolences on the passing of your mother.

Malvina Greenspon - 20 days ago

Dear Bernice and Jack, Please accept my deepest sympathy on the loss of Helen. May you be spared further sorrow. Sincerely Malvina Greenspon

Sylvia Ludmer and Jimmy Indig - 20 days ago

Sorry to hear about the passing of Helen. Please accept our condolences. Sylvia and Jimmy

Roz Kasner - 20 days ago

To Helen's family and Issie: I offer my sincere condolences on Helen's passing. May you all be spared further sorrow.

Ronnie Roter - 20 days ago

Deepest condolences to Helen’s family and friends. All of us at B’nai Brith who met and volunteered with Helen will miss her big smile and we are so sad at her passing.

Ruth Cohen - 20 days ago

Dear Norman and family, It was heartbreaking to hear the news of Helen’s untimely passing.She always looked fabulous and was courageous in her fight.She will surely be missed.My thoughts are with you .Ruth Cohen

Leslie & Estee Gaber - 20 days ago

Tamara.Sabrina.Adam and Gwiziada family Our deepest condoleneces on your loss.May you all be spared further sorrow.Tamara We remember you in our house as a little girl and playing with our daughter Samantha(Sammy)

sheila Mingel - 20 days ago

I am so sad to read about the passing ofHelen I met her at B/Nai Brith doing volunteer work. She was always so friendly and full of life. My deepest condolences to the whole family

adele nemetz - 20 days ago

R.I.P. my beautiful Cousin Helen I could not get too Montreal today but I will always love you .

Phyllis Schnarch - 21 days ago

Dear Bernice, Norman, and Family, I was so shocked to read about Helen’s passing. I was in several Summer plays with Helen in Côte St. Luc. Helen had a warm and beautiful smile, and touched the lives by all who knew her. My deepest condolences go out to all of you. May she Rest In Peace, and May her memory bring comfort to you.

Terry Roth - 21 days ago

I had the honour to work with Helen at some of the B'Nai Brith events that she devoted her valuable time as a volunteer. Helen was selfless, extremely devoted and had such a beautiful soul. She will be sadly missed. My deepest condolences to Helen's family and many loved ones.

Suzanna - 21 days ago

Oy Helen! Way too young, so much to continue to offer to all those around you and who you adored. We will all miss you, and your beautiful smile. Rest In Peace sunshine! Please know you were and always will be such a beautiful neshama. Susanna and Bill

Enza Allegro - 21 days ago

Dear Norm, So so saddened to have heard about the loss your beloved partner , Extending my deepest condolences to you and family. From my heart xox

Scott Ashley - 21 days ago

Dear Norman and the Gwiazda Family. I am so sorry to hear of Helen’s passing. She was a kind and gentle woman. I enjoyed being in her presence on a few occasions. She will certainly be missed.

edde strulovits - 21 days ago

so young and vital

Ruby Heft - 21 days ago

Dear Family: My deepest sympathies on the passing of dear Helen. She was a great person. I went to yoga with her, the Zithron Kedoshim Synagogue and recently worked at Mada for Shabbat to Share. I loved her and will miss her. May she R. I. P.

Sarah Porper - 21 days ago

My deepest condolences to Helen"s family and friends. She was the nicest and most kindest person. I loved her dearly and will miss her so much. May her memories bring you comfort and strength. Always, Sarah Porper from Israel

Shelley VIneberg - 21 days ago

Dear Norm and family. My sincere condolences for lack of words! I am so so sorry to hear this news. May Helen rest in peace and her memory be a blessing to you. May you find comfort and strength during this sad and difficult time. My heart and thoughts are with you. Shelley and lee

Joanne Cutler - 22 days ago

Our deepest condolences on this shocking news! Helen joined our Bnai Brith Community Volunteer Services committee last year and helped out at several Music Brunches for seniors with a smile and enthusiasm. Our group will remember her with affection. Sincere sympathies to her family.

Larry Lemish - 22 days ago

Sincere sympathy to all who knew and were very fond of Helen. Hopefully she is at peace now. May fond memories help to fill the void. Larry

Jeff Waxman - 22 days ago

My most sincere condolences. I knew Helen from our time together doing plays. Wonderful lady.

Anne Bernstein - 22 days ago

Dear Norman and Gwiazda family, Helen was glorious. An original. A delight. I remember her fondly from high school, as she was just finding her voice in Miss Heels' choir. And how nice it was to reconnect so many years later at Zichron Kedoshim, and to find that her essence hadn't changed, Helen had a great heart and a warm smile. Deepest condolences to those who loved her. May the knowledge that she touched so many lives and will be fondly remembered be of some comfiort to you. BDE Anne

Kathryn Fischlin - 22 days ago

I am so very saddened to hear of Helen's passing. I attended a course with Helen and didn't know her for very long; however, in that short period of time I saw that Helen loved life to the fullest, had abundant energy which filled any room that she was in, had a great smile, was warm and so genuine. My deepest condolences to her family and friends. May Helen rest in peace. Fondly, Kat

MARILYN, STANLEY PLANT - 22 days ago

MARILYN AND STAN WERE VERY SADDENED BY THE NEWS OF THE PASSING OF YOUR DAUGHTER, SPECIAL NOTICE TO IRVING KARPMAN VERY SAD DAY FOR ALL.

Toby Shulman - 22 days ago

To Helen's Family & Issie, My most heartfelt condolences on the loss of your beautiful Helen. I met her when I joined the CSLDS & we were in a few plays together. She was always smiling, always helpful, always fun to be around. She will be missed by so many people. May the family be comforted as the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem and suffer no more sorrows. RIP Helen. I will think of you often and remember all the good times we had together. Fondly, Toby

Anne Goldwasser - 22 days ago

I am so sorry to hear of Helen's passing. My sincere condolences to you family. My late mother, Rose Goldwasser was good friends with Beatrice.

Bella and Mark Kotler - 22 days ago

Dear Norman and Family We are truly SHOCKED with the news of Helen's passing You both attended the functions where "The Absolutes " entertained Norm you and Helen were both so very happy. Cherish the wonderful memories. We send our heartfelt condolences to you at this very sad and difficult time.

Shainy Haim (Cyla's daughter) - 22 days ago

My deepest sympathies on this tragic terrible loss. Helen's amazing vivaciousness and positive energy will never be forgotten. Baruch Dayan Emet.

Taryn Ross - 22 days ago

I am truly shocked to hear this news. I've known Helen my whole life as she was very close with my parents and a dear family friend. I will never forget her bubbly and positive energy she always had. My sincere condolences to her entire family. xo

heather teich - 22 days ago

Dear Jack and Families, My condolences to you and your families. May your sister's memories sustain you during this difficult time. B.D.E

solange goldberg - 22 days ago

Dear Gwiazda family I am so sorry for your loss. Helen was an exceptional person, beautiful inside and out not to mention her beautiful smile and charm. I will miss her at Chabad of the Town on Shabbat and holidays. Issie and family, please accept my deepest condolences. BDH regards Solange Goldberg

Beata Levine - 22 days ago

I am so saddened to hear about the loss of Helen. She was a dedicated VCOP and I am sure in everything she participated in as well. My deepest condolences to the family.

Sharon Schmerer - 22 days ago

Dear Norman, I did not know that Helen was sick. I am shocked and saddened by such news. Condolences to the family. She was indeed a very bright light. May her nashuma make an aliyah in Han Eden.

Jason Balinsky - 22 days ago

My condolences to the Gwiazda family. I am very sad to hear of Helen's passing. I met her as we both participated in the vCOP program. We became friends and her constant smile, laughter and enthusiasm she was a bright spot in everyone's day and, she will be sorely missed by all. May her family be spared any further sorrow. Sincerely, Jason Balinsky

Harold Staviss - 22 days ago

I was shocked and saddened to hear this news. My deepest and sincerest condolences and sympathies on your loss. Whenever I would see Helen at Chabad Zichron Kedoshim or at Chabad TMR she always had a beautiful smile and it was always a pleasure to speak with her.

Susan and Morris Stelcner - 22 days ago

We had the pleasure to know Helen and she was a lovely person who loved life.We were very saddened to hear of her passing.May the family know no more sorrows.

Karyn Pellatt-Caron - 22 days ago

Heart breaking. Affectionately called one of my “Grease girls” as we first met during CSLDS’ production in 2012. We have been in numerous plays together since and the Grease girls go out regularly to celebrate birthdays. Helen loved life. She was a special character and was soooo looking forward to her daughter’s upcoming wedding. This loss is devastating. So young. So fast. Lesson to be learned....Cherish every moment. She will be missed.

Angie holcman - 22 days ago

To the entire family and loved ones We were very sad to hear of your loss. Helen was a wonderful person with lots of pep. May you be spared further sorrow Angie, Nathan And Sherri Holcman

Sondra Sherman - 22 days ago

Dear family, I recently met and worked with Helen when she volunteered for ZERF productions, a non profit organization in NDG. She was so full of energy, passion and desire to help. She will be greatly missed.

Sonja langburt - 22 days ago

To all the Family, my deepest sympathies on the passing of Helen. May you know no further sorrow. Sonja

Isaac Dahan - 22 days ago

Sincères condoléances to the family of Helen.It was a shock for me. Isaac Dahan Vcop

Myrna Bergen - 22 days ago

Dear Gwiazda family and special friends, I'll miss Helen's kind words amazing hugs and sweet smile that lit up every room. Her zest for life was second to none and she showered her friends with unwavering love. Please know that I'll be praying for you all, and hope that the many memories of Helen will soothe your souls. Myrna

Lindsay Rollin - 23 days ago

Dear Norman Audrey and I are so deeply saddened to learn of Helen`s passing. We send to you and Helen`s Family our deepest condolences. She was a very special person so full of life and passion. She will be missed by many. RIP Dear Helen .

Susie and Harvey Schwartz - 23 days ago

Our sincerest condolences to Helen’s family . Our thoughts are with you all at this trying time. Having been a vCOP together with her for many years ...she will be sorely missed. May the family have no more sorrow. Sincerely Susie and Harvey

Shelagh Glover - 23 days ago

On behalf of those who shared the MWOS stage with Helen Gwiazda, we will miss her profoundly. The Montreal West-End Operatic Society was very fortunate to have her singing with us since 2011. She was a cheerful and dedicated member of the cast. We are devastated by the news concerning our good friend, Helen. She will be remembered fondly. Our deepest condolences to Norm and Helen's family and friends. May your memories of Helen comfort you.

Brahm and Marci Glickman - 23 days ago

Dear Norman and the Gwiazda family. We are so sorry to hear of Helen’s passing. Our deepest condolences.

Irwin Pinsky - 23 days ago

Sincere sympathy from Maureen, Irwin, Howard and Megan Pinsky

Toby Clark - 23 days ago

I am so sorry to hear of Helen's passing. I wish to extend my deepest sympathy to the family. May your burden be lessened in the knowledge of knowing that so many people are thinking of you. May you all be spared of any further sorrow.

Cookie and Bernie Band - 23 days ago

To all Helen's family and loved ones. Our deepest sympathy to all of you, Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Cookie and Bernie

Janet Brunette (Ladenheim) - 23 days ago

So sad and devastated at the sad news - I was great friends with Helen growing up in Montreal. She will be sorely missed. Deepest condolences to her family.

Joe & Alex Wener - 23 days ago

Norman and Gwiazda Family...our deepest condolences for your loss.

Ronit Krancberg - 23 days ago

Dear Norm and the Gwiazda Family, I am so sorry to hear of this sad news. I remember getting together with both of you when I visited Montreal so long ago... .. Had a wonderful time.. She will be missed... hugs

Glenn J Nashen - 23 days ago

How terribly sad. Helen was vivacious and friendly to all. A wonderful actress and a dedicated vCOP for many years. She will be missed among the many volunteers and friends she made in CSL and beyond. Heartbreaking. Deepest condolences to the family.

Yetta Weinsteinvv - 23 days ago

To Helen's family my sincere condolences on her passing. Rest in peace to a beautiful soul. Yetta

Kerry McKeown - 23 days ago

To Norm and Family, please accept our deepest condolences on Helen's passing. She was such a force of nature and goodness in everything she touched and graced with her humour and passion.

Sylvia Dubrovsky - 23 days ago

To the Gwiazdia Family, My deepest sympathies on the passing of Helen. She was a sweet, talented, and vivacious woman. We will all miss her at Chabad TMR. Sincerely, Sylvia Dubrovsky

Helen Slavin - 23 days ago

Dear Bernice and family Jack and I and an old friend Evelyn Salvin(werbler from new jersey) extend our heartfelt sympathy to you and the family on this sad loss. Our thoughts are with you and send condolences to all. Fondly Helen and jack Slavin and Evelyn.

Leslie Singerman - 23 days ago

Dear Norm and Gwiazda Family; My sincere condolences on your loss

Rickie& Udi Kochman - 23 days ago

Dear Norm and the Gwiazda family. Udi and I are truly sorry for your terrible loss. Norm, bumping into you this past weekend, we saw how tortured you where by the thought of Helen no longer being here for you and her kids. We hope you embrace each other, and help each one of you embrace life the way you describe Helen did.

Catherine Gillespie - 23 days ago

A light went out in our universe when she passed. One can only hope to leave a mark of our presence and to make a difference. She did both ❤ You are all in my thoughts Hugging you all in my heart

Linda Richmond - 23 days ago

Linda from Cummings Centre-Yoga Class Our sincerest condolences. We will miss her sparkling energy in our class.

Gayle Cohen - 23 days ago

I am so very sad to learn of Helen’s passing. She was so unique, she had a very special spark and enthusiasm for the arts. Helen will be greatly missed. Gayle Cohen

Bill Shatner - 23 days ago

To the Gwiazda family and Norman, My deepest condolences, Helen was such a special person, always busy and living life. It always gave me such pleasure just to see her. I will miss her. May her soul rest in peace and may the families be spared further sorrow.

Joseph A Hymovitch - 23 days ago

Dear Jack and Family,I was sad to read of the passing of Helen, My Condolences to You and Your Family. Joseph A Hymovitch Scottsdale Arizona

Gail and Jack Goldstein - 23 days ago

Our deepest condolences on the passing of Helen. She had a lot of talent and saw her in many productions of the CSL Dramatic Society. Gail & Jack.

Ethel Annett - 23 days ago

Dear Bernice and family, I had the pleasure of meeting your beloved Helen on several occasions through her volunteering in the community. She was indeed a bright ray of sunshine and will be fondly remembered by all her knew her. May your family be spared any further sorrow. Ethel Annett

Shalom Circle Club - 23 days ago

Dear Bernice and Family, Our sincere sympathies on the passing of your daughter. Our thoughts are with you at this very sad time.

Judy Chrein - 23 days ago

To the Gwiazda Family, So shocked and sorry to read about Helen's passing. She was a most vivacious girl, always with a smile, and good news when we met. May the family have no more sorrows.

Annette & Maria from Cummings Wellness Centre - 23 days ago

Our sincerest condolences. We had the joy of having Helen volunteer with us in our gym. she was devoted to our members and brought joy each time she was in the gym. She truly showed her passion for wanting to help improve their quality of life. We will miss her.

Roz and Gerry Segal - 23 days ago

Dear Norman and Helen's dear family....we have been neighbours for over 20 years and we will certainly miss the laughter and fun loving personality of dear Helen whenever we met in the garage.....what a shocking loss. Our sincere condolences to all of you....may the great memories of Helen give you some comfort at this difficult time....Hugs!!! Roz and Gerry

Marlene litwin - 23 days ago

BDH" Helen was such a beautiful soul , this is such heart breaking news for the whole community and her family. May her memory be of blessing to all who knew her.

Debbie Jablon - 23 days ago

Dear Norm and Gwiazda family, our deepest most sincere condolences! Debbie and Jack

Cyla Hus - 23 days ago

My deepest sympathies to Helen's Family and friends. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Helen is a bright and shining Star and will be missed by so many. Rest in peace my dear friend. Fondly, Cyla

Irving Itman - 23 days ago

Baruch Dayan HaEmet My sincerest Condolences to Helen's (Z'L) Family & Friends.We will all miss her sense of Joie De Vivre & May Helen's Memory be for a Blessing to All who knew Her.

Elaine and Mitchell Brownstein - 23 days ago

Helen was a bright light for everything Cote Saint Luc, from being a volunteer citizen on patrol taking care of everyone, to an actress on our Cote Saint Luc Dramatic Society stage bringing smiles and laughter to us all. She will be dearly missed and always in our hearts.

David Bernstein - 23 days ago

Sincerest condolences to you Norman and your family, we are very sorry for your loss. Lynn, David, Matt and Kelly Bernstein

Harris Black - 23 days ago

My sincere condolences.

cathy strasser - 23 days ago

Normen my sincerest condolence to you all. My heart and thoughts are with you. We all go way back to Northmount and before to elementary school so sad .

Ilan Cohen - 23 days ago

What a real tragedy! So young, vibrant and very involved in the CSL community. My thoughts are with her entire family. May you all know of no more sorrow

Barry Levine - 23 days ago

What a loss of a wonderful thoughtful genuine person. As a fellow Vcop I was privileged to know her sense of humour and beautiful laugh. May your family know no more sorrow and may her memory be a source of energy to you all. Barry Levine

Dafna Regenstreif - 23 days ago

Our deepest condolences on the loss of Dear Helen. May she rest in peace and her memory be a blessing to you.

Alisha Ruiss - 23 days ago

May her memory be a blessing and my condolences to the family.

Ronnie Karpman - 23 days ago

My sincere condolences... I am So sorry for everything you have been though!!! You should be spare any further pain!!!

Bella Smith - 23 days ago

Dear Norm and Gwiazda Family Our sincere condolences for your loss. Our hearts and thoights are with you. May you find comfort and strength during this sad and difficult time. Bella and Howard Smith

Susan Ram Raifman - 23 days ago

So sorry for your loss, I remember Helen well from Northmount and Avrum Reisin, we kept in touch on Facebook as well.

Rona Kastenberg - 23 days ago

Norm, my deepest sympathy on your loss. Helen will definitely be missed.

Janet Garmaise - 23 days ago

To all Helen's loved ones, I offer my heartfelt condolences on the devastating loss of your dear Helen.

Rebecca Clayman - 23 days ago

I was shocked when I heard of Helen's passing. My deepest sympathies to the family. Rebecca Clayman.

Phil Mayman - 23 days ago

TO all the Gwiazda Family: I am deeply saddened to learn of Helen's passing. Please accept my deepest condolences. May you be spared any further sorrow. Phil Mayman

Dalia urman - 23 days ago

To all of Helen's family and loved ones: My sincerest condolence to you all. My heart and thoughts are with you

Felicia Faigee Jaschik - 23 days ago

I am shocked and deeply saddened to hear that Helen has passed away. She was always smiling and a pleasure to be around. Although the years flew by the memories will always live. My heartfelt condolences to her mother and children and to all the people whose lives she touched.

Levana Reiser - 23 days ago

מצטערת לשמוע על פטירתה של חברתי הלן . מנוחתה בגן עדן. יהיה זכרה ברוך . I was so saddened to learn of Helen's passing. I send my deepest condolences to her family .

Elaine Meunier - 23 days ago

This is so sad. I am so sorry to hear about Helen's passing. She was such a vibrant lady. Her love of life was evident in everything she did. My condolences to her family and friends. She will be missed. Elaine & Abe

Linda Babins - 23 days ago

Please accept my condolences.

Elizabeth Bright - 23 days ago

To all of Helen's family and loved ones: My sincerest condolence to you all. Her loving and caring spirit and positivity brought such a light to all that knew her. I am happy to have had the pleasure of knowing Helen and my heart is sad today. May you all know no further sorrow.

Dorothy Melnick - 23 days ago

Dear Norman Bernice & family, just heard the news, I am sad what can I say, she was so full of life, please accept my deepest condolences, no more sorrows.

Judy Kenigsberg - 23 days ago

I was so saddened to learn of Helen's passing. I send my deepest condolences to her family and those close to her. May you know of no further sorrow. She will be forever remembered. Forever missed.