Pearl Craft

Funeral Service: Monday, November 25, 2019 at 1:00 PM
Paperman & Sons
Shiva: Monday, November 25, 2019 to
Saturday, November 30, 2019

Ian's: 790 Brunet, Saint-Laurent, Qc H4M 1Y5; Aidlee's: 23 Bobwhite Cr., North York, On M2L 2E2; Neil's: 6801 Post Oak Dr., West Bloomfield, Michigan 48322
Shiva Details: Shiva hours: at Ian's, Monday following burial until 9:00 p.m., Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday from 2:00 p.m. to 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 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Evening services at 7:30 p.m. Shiva will continue for Aidlee on Wednesday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Thursday from 2:00 p.m. to 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 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., at 23 Bobwhite Cr., in Toronto,; and for Neil Thursday through Saturday, at 6801 Post Oak Dr., West Bloomfield, Michigan 48322
Cemetery: Baron De Hirsch Cemetery
Donations: Charity of your choice.

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howard haltrecht - 8 days ago

to the CRAFT FAMILY my deepest sympathies to your whole family . may you find strength in each other in your deepest hour of need. Your mother was a very smart blunt intelligent woman. WHO always knew just what to say. SHE will be deeply missed from the HALTRECHT FAMILY.

Mira - 9 days ago

Dear Aidlee, and all of family, my deepest condolences! Although we only knew her for a very short time we are so grateful for those short moments. I am so sad that she could not have been here in Toronto longer and enjoy her new life here. May her memory be a blessing, condolences from everyone at Kensington Place.

stephen guttman - 10 days ago

Dear Ian , Rachelle and Family. My sympathy for your deep loss.

Pauline Grunberg Rosenberg - 10 days ago

Please accept our sincere sympathies on the loss of your mother and grandmother. May she Rest In Peace and may your fond memories keep her close to your hearts. Pauline and Mitchell Rosenberg

Donna Segal - 11 days ago

Sending my deepest sympathies to the entire family.

Mitchell Guralnick - 11 days ago

Dear Ian and family. Extending my condolences to you on the passing of your mother. May you be spared any more sorry. Mitchell Guralnick

David Roth - 11 days ago

Please accept our deepest condolences. David, Kylie and Nicolas Roth

Glenn & Dahlia Caron - 11 days ago

Dear Ian and family, Our sincere condolences on the loss of your mother.

Vera & David Kahn - 12 days ago

Please accept our sincerest condolences on the loss of a very special lady, Vera & Dave Kahn

Harlene Lester - 12 days ago

Dear Ian and the Craft Family, Please accept my deepest condolence on the loss of such a wonderful women. My thoughts are with all of you during this most difficult time. Harlene Lester and Family

Brandon Light - 12 days ago

Deepest condolences to the entire family. Sending all our love. Brandon, Meighen, Torin and Aislinn.

Jamie Light - 12 days ago

Please accept our sincerest condolences for Pearl’s passing. She was a lovely lady and we are all sad to hear the news. I hope the family will take the time to celebrate her life.

Mark Goldberg - 12 days ago

To Pearl’s Extended Family, Thank you for providing a live-stream of that moving funeral for cousin Pearl and the touching words of Neil, Ian and the grandkids. We could not make it to Montreal but I’m sure she would have wanted us to be there in spirit and so we were. Though we only got to know Pearl in later life (mainly through cousin Asher Suss, of blessed memory and with the wonderful assistance of cousin Helaine Herman) we always tried to see Pearl and Helaine whenever we visited Montreal and we usually spoke at holiday times. Pearl would regale us with stories of the Auerbach family going back to the immigration as well as stories of the third generation, of which my mother, Leila, also of blessed memory and who also loved Pearl, was included. Pearl was truly larger than life and will be sorely missed. Cousin Mark Goldberg and David Lugowski, New York, NY

Steven Dector - 12 days ago

Dear Ian, Rachelle, and family, My condolences to you. May you be spared further sorrow.

Myrna Benderoff - 12 days ago

Hi Aidlee, Just wanted to express my sympathy to you. I only met your mother a couple of times, but she was good friends with my mother, Sylvia, and she spoke about her many times. Myrna

michael Flanders - 12 days ago

please accept my condolences on the passing of your Mother

Joan Dennick - 12 days ago

Dear Aidlee and family, my sincere condolences on your loss.

Mark and Gail Stolovitsky - 12 days ago

Sad to read of your mum's death. The last few times we were in Montreal, we met with Cousin Pearl, went out to eat with her and Helaine. We loved her joie de vivre and her views ion life. She will be missed.

Janice Greenberg - 12 days ago

Dear Rebecca and Craft family, I am so sorry for your loss, I used to chat with your grandmother when she lived in the Presidential Towers. She was a very nice woman. May you be spared any further sorrow.

Merle Torchin - 12 days ago

Dear Maryland Nuchum Your Auntie Pearl shone brightly in your lives. Your devotion to her was notable. May you and your family be comforted by all the good memories. Love Ronnie and Merle

Jeff Rosen - 12 days ago

Dear Ian and Family, My sincere condolences on the loss of your mother. May all the wonderful memories bring you comfort at this most difficult time.

Vivian Reisler - 12 days ago

Dear Aidlee and family, My deepest sympathy to you on the loss of your beloved Mother. May your wonderful memories be of comfort to you at this sad time.

Michael Fellenr - 12 days ago

Ian and family, my deepest condolences to you at this sad time

Zeldie Lester - 13 days ago

Dear Ian and Craft Family. My deepest condolences on the loss of your mother. Your Mom was very special lady .I will always remember the time spent in Montreal and her envolment in the community. Her name suited her. May your family have no more sorrow,

Neil and Eileen Dick - 13 days ago

Dear Ian, Our deepest condolences on the loss of your mother. We hope the wonderful memories that you shared together bring you some comfort. We are out of town but please know that you are in our thoughts.

Miriam Clamen - 13 days ago

Dear Aidlee and family: my sincere condolences to you all. I knew Pearl for many years starting as co-members of the medical wives group and later as mothers of 2 classmates. I valued her friendship. May you all cherish her memory and be spared further sorrow. Miriam Clamen

stephanie segal - 13 days ago

Auntie pearl was just the coolest lady ever. She always looked great, fun to talk to, interested in everything going on with me , joe and the kids. she was so nice, warm , hilarious and super with it. She may have been 93 but she was never old. When my father, her nephew, zev died, she took special time to spend with me and made us laugh. I kind of thought she would live forever and through memories she will. I’ll miss her.

Aline Levi and Richard Swieca - 13 days ago

Dearest Aidlee, Neil, Ian, and family. Our heartfelt condolences on the passing of Pearl. We have always admired the strength and love she transmitted to all as matriarch. Her legacy will live on in future generations as well. Rick remembers the first time meeting her, as an intern at the JGH, impressed by her strength of character. We both recall the last time whe saw her, at Jennifer's wedding reception, she was as beautiful and dignified as ever. May her memory continue to be a blessing. Aline and Rick

Avner Monk - 13 days ago

Dear Ian, please accept our sincere condolences on your loss Joann and Avner

Robert and Shari Friedman - 13 days ago

Dear Neil, Aidlee, Ian, and the rest of the Craft and Light families, We were sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. We fondly remember her warmth and wit. Our thoughts are with you.

Steven Horovitch - 13 days ago

Dear aidlee so sorry to hear about your mom.she was quite a woman,so nice to talk to about everything.she would call and speak to my late mom anita (flowers by pierre).at great length.it was one of the we missed from business,is talking to people like your mom.

Eva Raby - 13 days ago

To Neil, Tansy, Emily, Leila , Naomi and the entire Craft Family: My sincere condolences on the passing of your beloved Pearl. She was indeed a pearl of a woman, whom I always enjoyed welcoming to story sessions at the JPL with her toddler grandchildren. When we met in later years, she always was proud to tell me about her wonderful grandchildren. May all your warm memories of her bring you a measure of comfort at this time.

Neil Uditsky - 13 days ago

To the Craft family - "Auntie Pearl" was one of a kind. There wasn't a family function that she wasn't at - her sense of humour - her ability to say everything with a smile and a wink made you feel loved always. May her amazing spirit provide you a sense of comfort during this difficult time.

Luc & Michèle - 13 days ago

Dear Aidlee, our most heartfelt condoleances to you, Norman and the whole family. Best wishes!

Wendy Gilman Gruber - 13 days ago

To Pearl's family, My heartfelt condolences to all of you for the passing of your mom. She was a dear friend of my late mother, Arlene Gilman, and I remember our many lunches, meeting for coffee, and visits where the 3 of us would talk endlessly! My children gave her the name "Parnissa" for some reason when they were young, and all through the years, that is how she signed her greeting cards when acknowledging milestone events. Our mothers had a wonderful friendship, and whenever I bumped into your Mom, we would hug so tightly and share a tear, knowing how much we both missed our lunch partner! May the future be filled with only sweet loving memories of your Mom's long life, and I wish you all the best of health in the new year. Fondly, Wendy

Doris Steg - 13 days ago

To Aidlee and family I am so sorry to hear od pearl's passing. We knew each other for many years, and I learned many life lessons from her. i will remember her with fondness and respect. with my deepest sympathies, Doris Steg

Debbie Fine - 13 days ago

Dear Aidlee, Norman and Family, We are so saddened to hear of Pearl’s passing. She was a wonderful woman and I have such fond memories of her. Please know that our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Please accepting our sincere condolences.

Millie Pearson - 13 days ago

The Pearls family. Pearl was an absolute delight at the bridge table. I found her very entertaining sharp and always put a smile on my face happy memories to all of her loved ones BDE

Linda Saks - 13 days ago

Dear Neil and extended family, Please accept my sincere condolences at the passing of your dear mom. I recently saw her at the Waldorf and she was as engaging as ever! Your cousin Helaine was taking her to the hairdresser and your mom was enjoying every minute of it. May your memories of better times be a source of comfort for all of you.

Carol Blitstein Berall - 13 days ago

Thinking of you at this sad time & sending heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your wonderful mother.

Jeffrey Cape - 13 days ago

Dear Ian, Rochelle and the whole Craft Family, On behalf of Conrad and Denise, please accept our deepest sympathies on the passing of your mother. May all of your fond memories keep a smile on your face and a warm feeling in your heart at this difficult time. Sincerely, Jeffrey and Sheryl

Luana Fruchter - 13 days ago

I was saddened to read of your moms passing.I will always remember and cherish all the fun times we shared up in Trout Lake. She was the nicest of ladies! My condolences to you all.Love,Luana.

Anna and Ivan Lerner - 13 days ago

Dear Neil and family. So sad to read about your mom's passing. May fond and happy memories help you and all your family through this difficult time. Anna and Ivan (Jerusalem)

Sari litman - 13 days ago

Dear Craft Family, My deepest condolences on the loss of your wonderful mother. Hoping your beautiful memories will comfort you during this time .

Ellen Drazner - 14 days ago

Dear Aidlee, Neil and Ian, My deepest sympathies to you and your family at this very difficult time. Auntie Pearl was funny, smart and so full of life. I remember the fun we had each Summer growing up together in Trout Lake. I’m so sorry for your loss.

Evie and Herb Steckler - 14 days ago

Dear Ian Rochelle and family, Please accept our sincere condolences and sympathy on your loss , our thoughts are with at this sad and difficult time. Fondly Evie and Herb.

Ala Gamulka - 14 days ago

Dear Aidlee, Neil and Ian. My deepest condolences on the loss of your mother. She was an intelligent, warm and gracious woman. I always enjoyed interacting with her over these many years. May good memories sustain you at this time.

Nona Phillips - 14 days ago

Dear Ian, Rochelle, Rebecca, Lauren and Shaun, My deepest condolences on your loss.

ellen tissenbaum - 14 days ago

I am so sorry to hear about Pearl's demise I have loved her and your dad since I entered the JGH ,and they were always so accepting and warm to me and my hubby May her warm smile and generosity of spirit comfort you You were all so lucky to have had her for soo long

Sheila Pearl - 14 days ago

Dear Kraft Family, Sincere condolences on the of your beloved mother. Pearl was a very special lady. I truly enjoyed chatting with her at duplicate bridge. She will be missed.

Josie Gold - 14 days ago

Ian, My deepest sympathies on the loss of your dear mother. Thoughts are with you.

Norma Freedman - 14 days ago

To the Craft family I have such fond memories of your Mom playing bridge in Montreal. She was very proud of her family. Sorry for your loss. Norma Freedman

Adam Weinstock - 14 days ago

Ian, Rachelle & the entire Craft Family. I am sorry to hear of your loss. I hope you find comfort in all the wonderful memories you have of time spent together. BDE

Taylor Light - 14 days ago

My deepest condolences to you all. I’m so sorry for your loss.

Shelley Garellek Mann - 14 days ago

Dear Ian, Rachelle, Rebecca, Lauren, and Shaun, Sending my deepest condolences on the loss of your mom, mother-in-law, and grandmother. My brother, Steven Garellek, sends his condolences to Aidlee.

Jack and Gail Goldstein - 14 days ago

Our deepest condolences to the family on the passing of your mother. My late mother, Toni Goldstein, worked for Dr. Craft many years ago. Jack and Gail.

Beverly Poplaw - 14 days ago

To Ian and the entire Kraft Family Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of Auntie Pearl. I know Auntie Pearl as long as I know my dear friend Mary Segal and I became her niece as well. I will Surely miss her . May you all be spared further sorrow

Pam Litman - 14 days ago

Dear Pearls' Family-My condolences on the passing of Pearl-She was a wonderful person and friend to many and her legacy will remain in the hearts of all she touched-Pam

Iris Campbell & Eric Rappaport - 14 days ago

Our condolences on your mom’s passing. When she came to the Waldorf she reconnected with my mother-in-law, Rhoda, whom she motivated to get back into activities which she had given up. Everyone in our family, when visiting, would sit and chat with your mom and enjoyed her stories, humour and wit. She was quite inspiring and entertaining. We were saddened to see her decline and hear that she was moving to Toronto and now to hear that she had passed. She will be missed by our family!

Shirley and Kurt - 14 days ago

To Aidlee and family, we silently press your hands and embrace you with sympathy and compassion

Steven Friedmann - 14 days ago

Dear Ian, and Family, Please accept my condolences during this difficult time. May Pearl's memory be a blessing to you all.

Leo and Solange - 14 days ago

Our deepest sympathies, Aidlee, to you and all your family

Marlene Briskin - 14 days ago

To Aidlee and family. My deepest sympathy and condolences. Pearl and I have been friends forever. she was an amazing person always with a smile. You could not ask for a better friend. She was Really very special.

Arlene Fels - 14 days ago

Dear family Pearl always asks me hw I am doing She comes to see me in the lobby of Waldorf residence. She had a wonderful smile 😃. Thank you for sharing her as a friend she said she knew my parents very well. Sybil and jack

Lauren Shayne - 14 days ago

I am so sorry for your loss. Pearl was one of a kind. I only know her from her visits over the years to our gallery. I meet so many people over the years but Pearl stands out in my mind. Her infectious smile and upbeat and pleasant attitude is proof of how important it is to be pleasant to others . May your memories and happy thoughts remain a source of comfort to you. Sincerely, Lauren Shayne .. The Shayne Gallery

Debbie Fenster - 14 days ago

Dear Neil, Tansy, Aidlee, Ian and family, Our deepest condolences to the entire family on the loss of Pearl. Pearl was a very elegant person with a personality to match. May her memory be your strength during this most difficult time. Debbie, Marvin, Jason and Ricky

Maxine Hoppenheim Parkovnick - 14 days ago

Dear Aidlee and family, Sorry for your great loss. Maxine

Trudy Weinstein - 14 days ago

Condolences to the family- Pearl was an interesting friend & a pleasure to play bridge with for many years. She will be greatly missed. Trudy Weinstein

Sandy Sankoff - 14 days ago

My deepest sympathies to the family. Pearl always shared a joke or personal anecdote with me at the bridge table. She was always very kind test well and you will be missed..

Myrna Rabinovitch - 14 days ago

To the Family of Pearl , Always meeting Pearl at bridge or at the Mall, and having a lovely and up- beat conversation about our friends, the Uditsky’s or just how things were going. I will remember her with a smile on her face. May all your memories keep her close. Myrna R.

Carl Strulovitch - 14 days ago

Dear Ian and family,I wish to express my sincere condolences on your loss.

Lorna Bierbrier - 14 days ago

To Pearl's family, My condolences on your loss. I first met Pearl when I worked at UTT. She was a warm and classy lady. I will miss bumping into her at the Cavendish Mall.

Hazel Wasserman - 14 days ago

My thoughts are with you at this very sad time

Mindy leitner - 14 days ago

Dear Ian and family My sincerest condolences on the loss of your mother. Mindy

Michael Auerbach - 14 days ago

To Aidlee, Neil, Ian and all of you, my heart is heavy!! Its hard to imagine a world without my Auntie pearl!! i only remember fun times, memorable times and good times!!! many , many laughs!! a real powerful amazing woman in every way! I will cherish my AP forever xxx,Michael

Jo-Ann Perley - 15 days ago

Dear Aidlee and Norman My sincere sympathies. I remember Pearl well, her sense of humour and her bright smile. Cherish your memories, they last forever.

Sol Goldberg - 15 days ago

I hadn’t seen Pearl around for awhile and wondered why....It deeply saddened me to learn that Pearl had passed away....She was part of my teen age years and we dated several times....Our back balconies faced each other on Jeanne Mance hers and Esplanade mine and we talked over the yards.....Pearl was a lovely person and my wish is that she find eternal peace in Gan Eden....I honour her memory.....

Steven Liberman - 15 days ago

To Aidlee, Norman, Jonathan and extended family, I wish to send my deepest condolences at this time of your loss.

Marilyn Schreiber - 15 days ago

Have known Pearl forever, it seems-She was a most special gal--Sincerest condolences to you all .

Franceen Finesilver - 15 days ago

Dear Helaine,Allan and I send our condolences to you and your family ,on the loss of your dear Aunt Pearl.Helaine,you were such an attentive niece .May you and the rest of her family bevsoared further sorrow and may Pearl Rest In Peace.Warmly,Franceen

Lisa Caplan - 15 days ago

As my sister Cindy mentioned, Aunty Pearl helped usher our family (Late Rose and Nathan and Norman Caplan) through some terrible tragedies and taught us by example to LIVE and love and be family. Auntie Harriet is spot on her latkes will always be the best but she graciously shared her secrets. She was the matriarch of our family and she will be missed and often remembered. Goodbye dear Auntie I love you and thank you for everything.

Cindy Caplan - 15 days ago

I will always be grateful to "Auntie Pearl" for not only being there for our family when my father (Norman) died, but for managing to make us laugh even then. She was full of life and vitality and just this incredible matriarch. And I agree with Harriett... she made the world's best latkes!! Sending my love to the entire Craft family... XO

Rickey Blitstein - 15 days ago

Dear Ian. I’m so sorry for your loss and I extend my condolences to you and your family on your mother’s passing. She was a great lady and will be fondly remembered by all. Sincerely, Rickey

Jonathan Labow-Hart - 15 days ago

Pearl was my neighbour for over 5 years before I sold my condo as I was getting married and needed more space. We spoke before I left, and she was also thinking of moving. She was such a wonderful woman, even with her health issues she never complained and had a huge smile on her face. She reminded me of my bubbie so kind, polite, gracious and classy and seeing her in the lobby, hallway, elevator was always a pleasure . She often spoke about her family and how she looked for to the weekend dinners at her home. I was really sad to hear this news, may she Rest In Peace and May her family be spared any further sorrows. My most deepest sympathies.

Wendy & Greg Kis - 15 days ago

To the Craft and Light families, our condolences on your loss. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

ShirleyFrajmanSchrier - 15 days ago

Sincere condolences to the entire family. RIP. Shirley

Rhonda Shaffer - 15 days ago

Dear Neil,Tansy Aidlee,Ian & family My sincere sympathy to you on the passing of your Beloved mother, grandmother who loved you all so Very much. I always enjoyed her conversations and Being welcomed by her whenever we met in Cavendish mall or in her Condo when her family visited. She was a very special lady and kept her dignity to the end. May the memories of the past Sustain you during this difficult time. May she rest in eternal peace. Rhonda,Bob,Benjy,Melissa Herman

Sarah Toledano - 15 days ago

Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your mother and grandmother.

Benjamin Burko - 15 days ago

Dear Aidlee, Melissa and Family, Please accept my most sincere sympathies on your loss. Let the good memories sustain you. Ben Burko

Maita Kraft - 15 days ago

I sadly read this news and remember what a wonderful woman Pearl was. Always so kind to me, regaling me with stories of my Kraft sisters-in-law. What a chuckle we had together. I will miss seeing her at the bridge table. My condolences to all of you.

Lou and Shaindie Kimel - 15 days ago

Sincerest condolences to the entire family. Lou and Shaindie

harriet segal - 15 days ago

a beautiful life, well lived..fiercely proud of her family..best potato latkes ever