Bert Habert

Funeral Service: Sunday, November 03, 2019 at 2:00 PM
Paperman & Sons
Shiva: Sunday, November 03, 2019 to
Thursday, November 07, 2019

At his home.
Shiva Details: Shiva hours: from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., through Thursday evening.
Cemetery: Baron De Hirsch Cemetery
Donations: Charity of your choice

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64 Condolences

Mitch Simcoe - 4 days ago

Dear Rhoda, so sorry to hear from a former Nortel colleague about the loss of Bert. I worked with Bert in the early 90s when I travelled often from Toronto to work with the Quebec sales office. One fond memory was when you and Bert joined my future wife and I at the time on one of John O’s Labor Day canoe trips (this one in Algonquin Park). May he rest in eternal peace.

Ashoka Valia - 7 days ago

Dear Rhoda, I just heard from a former colleague at Nortel of the sad passing of Bert. Bert was one of my early bosses at the company and such a great person. While we lost contact I have several wonderful memories. He introduced me to the off-the-beaten-path films at the Montreal International film festival, the joy of fountain pens (with copper ink) which I still use today :) and his wonderful advice on wine. I think one of my early assignments with him was putting his wine collection into excel :). A true Gentleman's Gentleman he will be missed, but I am truly fortunate to have known him.

Alyssa & Mike Shragie - 9 days ago

Dear Adele, Frank & family, Our sincere condolences on your great loss. May your memories sustain you at this difficult time. Alyssa & Mike Shragie

Nguyen Tin Buu Chau - 9 days ago

Bert fait partie de ces rares personnes dont la mémoire brillera d’une aura de convivialité, de joie de vivre et d’entraide. Nos condoléances et nos souhaits de sérénité pour la famille de Bert. Chauo

Barnet and Maggie Shenkin - 9 days ago

Very sad to hear about Bert. Missed the fun we had seeing you both in Forida. Lost touch ,but thinking of you Rhoda. Barnet and Maggie

Shelley Grandy - 9 days ago

The world has lost a bright spirit with Bert's passing, and to his family my deepest condolences. Bert was a friend and colleague at Nortel when, along with his dedicated work, there were fun times to be cherished like sales conferences in Montebello and dinners in Montreal where we relied on Bert's wine savvy for the right selection and his wit for many laughs. He will be missed but not forgotten by those whose lives Bert influenced.

Monica and Joe Gauze - 9 days ago

Dear Rhoda Please accept our condolences on your loss. Bert was a fine gentleman. May fond memories sustain you at this difficult time.

Daniel Blais - 10 days ago

Dear Rhoda and family, my most sincere condolences for your loss. I just heard the very sad news today from an ex-Nortel colleague. My days working with Bert at Nortel were some of the best in my career. He was a great boss and an even better friend. He was one of the kindest, brightest and most sincere people I’ve known. May he now be in peace playing lots of bridge and drinking fine wine. My kindest regards, Daniel

normand tremblay - 10 days ago

My sincere condelences to Rhonda and family. I worked for a short period with Bert at Nortel and remember a great colleague, smiling and always in good spirits. May he rest in eternal peace. Norm

Barry Dahan - 10 days ago

Sincere condolences to all the family We worked together at Nortel He was an amazing colleague and friend GOD Bless

Jean Champagne - 10 days ago

Dear Rhoda, I wish to offer you and your family my most sincere sympathy for your loss. As a long-time colleague of Bert I will always remember his smile, his sincerity and his friendship. We had the opportunity to serve as a colleague and enjoy great moments in his company. Jean

Linda & Allan Diamond - 11 days ago

Dear Rhoda, Allan and I are so sorry for your loss. Please accept our heartfelt sympathy.

Robert Singer - 12 days ago

Dear Habert Family Bert was a good friend and neighbor in Northmount, classmate in McGill, a frequent doubles tennis partner and a fierce squash opponent in our marathon two hour sessions, which continued even after grad school. Bert was an usher at my wedding. He had an amazing demeanour and an incredible memory. Over the years we lost touch. The last time I saw him was at our 25 year reunion, which of course he organized. Hoped to see him when he organized the 50th this year, but the fates unfortunately intervened. Sad. He was one of the good ones.

Roslyn & Harvey Bienenstock - 12 days ago

Dear Adele & Family: Our thoughts are with you at this very sad time, and we hope that the which memories you created together over the years with your brother, will serve to comfort you.

Max & Carol De Koven - 12 days ago

Dear Rhoda, we'll always remember Bert as a great guy with a great smile, and such an expert knowledge of wine that even the SAQ took advantage of it. Please accept our deepest sympathies.

Richard Clare and Charlotte Pinsonnault - 12 days ago

Dear Adele and family, Sorry to hear this sad news. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Sincerely , Richard and Charlotte

Lenny and Joanne Rosenhek - 12 days ago

Dear Adele, Frank and Family, Our thoughts are with you at this time of sorrow. Please except our condolences.

Jessica and Avi - 12 days ago

To our sweet and loving Adele and Rhoda, we are soo sorry to hear . I can still see his smile and his happy face. We are sending our love and deepest sympathies to you and your entire family. He was such a sweet man. Sending sooo much love and support.

Dorothy Marcus - 12 days ago

Dear Adele and Frank My thoughts are with you at this time of great loss. Dorothy

Dorothy Marcus - 12 days ago

Barbara Gillman Rosen - 12 days ago

My very deepest sympathies to the entire family. Bert had a kindness, and a sweetness that I always enjoyed. Rhoda you & Bert also had such an elegance as a couple.

Fred Hoffer - 12 days ago

Terribly saddened to hear the news. We lost a hell of a nice guy. Thinking of you

Michael Efraim - 13 days ago

Dear Rhoda My condolences on Bert passing. He was a well respected Bridge player and all around nice guy. Gone too soon, RIP Michael.

Rebecca-Jack Lisogurski - 13 days ago

Dear Rhoda We are so sorry on seeing this news. We wish you strength at this difficult time and many good memories.

Doreen Darabaner - 13 days ago

Dear Adele,Frank and family,Sincere condolences on your loss.May you find comfort in your fond memories and support of your family and friends.

Faye Galat - 13 days ago

Dear Rhoda, Our deepest condolence to you and your family on the loss of your beloved Bert.He was a wonderful husband and a gentle soul. We heard the sad news today from Bunny We are in California and Joe and I were greatly saddened to hear of his illness and Our thoughts and prayers are with you . Faye and Joe

Lynda Hakim - 13 days ago

Dear Adele very sad to hear about the passing of your brother. May all the memories and good times stay close to your heart. My deepest condolences ,very sorry for your loss. Lynda Hakim

Gayle Cohen - 13 days ago

Dear Adele and family, Let me offer my sincere condolences. May you be spared further sorrow. Sincerely, Gayle Cohen

Nancy Friedmann - 13 days ago

Dear Adele and family, So sorry to hear about your beloved Bert’s passing. I know how close you were and how dear he was to you. May his memory live on forever in your hearts. All our sympathy at this difficult time, Nancy and Andy

Esther@Eddie Lackman - 13 days ago

Dear Rhoda and family, Our deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved husband. No more sorrows

Myra David - 13 days ago

Dear Rhoda. Our deepest sympathies go out to you on the loss of Bert. May all the memories of sweet times together sustain you during this unfortunate time. Myra and Carmel David

Betty and Joe Fridell - 13 days ago

Dear Adele and family , so very sorry to learn of the sad loss of your brother. Know that we are thinking of you at this time of sorrow. Sincere condolences to all.

Maureen Grodinsky - 13 days ago

My sincerest condolences to you Rhoda on the loss of your beautiful Bert, a gentle and caring soul. May you find comfort in his love and simple joys of life. Maureen Grodinsky and sons.

Gary Bernstein - 13 days ago

Dear Rhoda, my sincerest condolences on Bert's passing. He and I had been friends since high school days and were classmates in McGill Engineering. We both learned how to play bridge at Rhoda’s knee in an epic learning session during the great Montreal snow storm of 1971 when she said “I’ve got you now – you can’t escape”. We played nonstop for 24 hours and caught the bridge bug. For some reason we were fascinated by the first convention we ever learned – Fishbein! Bert and I continued as occasional partners for many years. He was one of the brightest and cheeriest guys I’ve ever known. Without skipping a beat he would recall my parents' telephone number, Klaire and my St. Laurent telephone number and our address in DDO. Today he would be called Mr. Google. I can still see his wonderful smile as he extended his arm in his signature backhand handshake. The last time I saw him was just before his diagnosis when we shared a wonderful Rib’n Reef dinner, indulging in a great martini, a juicy steak and delicious Caesar salad, accompanied by a bottle of vintage wine selected by none other than Bert, the skillful connoisseur. We vowed to make this an annual event but sadly, he never got to enjoy a redux of that moment. May he live on through our cherished memories of him.

Dorothy Marcus - 13 days ago

Dear Rhoda I see Anna all the time and knew how ill Bert was. I am so sorry to hear that he has passed away My sincere condolences. I will always remember Bert as a warm, smart, beautiful human being. Hope that you find a measure of comfort from the memories of happy times spent together. Fondly, Dorothy

Evelyn and David Kirsh - 13 days ago

Dear Rhoda, We are in Toronto this weekend and Boris just sent me this sad news. Bert was such a lovely kind person and will be greatly missed. We have so many memories which go back a very long time. Please accept our heartfelt sympathy. Fondly, Evelyn and David

Joyce and Barry Klar - 13 days ago

Dear Adele, Frank and Family, Deepest sympathies on the passing of Bert. We know of the special relationship and respect that you had for each other and how difficult this loss is for the family. May his memory be a blessing for the entire family. Joyce and Barry

Bunny Stermer - 13 days ago

Dearest Rhoda Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time There are no words, Love Bunny & Oscar Stermer

Debbie Cossever - 13 days ago

Dear Adele and Family, So sad for your loss of dear Bert. He was a special guy, and the world is darker with his passing. We are thinking of you. Debbie and Howard

Lee and Michael White - 13 days ago

Dear Rhoda What a shock to read about Berts passing. We are away in China and cannot be with you, but we remember our early days of bridge and the 4 of us playing together . They were great days and great memories . We have seen him occasionally over the years and always was greeted by Bert with a smile and we always =discussed the good old days Our thoughts are with you Rhoda and your Family lee and Micael

Tony and Sharyn Reus - 13 days ago

Dear Rhoda We are shocked and greatly saddened by the news of Bert's passing. Of all the people in the bridge world, Bert stood out as a smiling, fun-loving, talented person. I still remember our early day dinners with Bert's award winning salad dressing! Although we have lost touch, we will miss him and cherish our good memories.

Albert Sinyor - 13 days ago

Dear Rhoda, Bert and I spent five wonderful years together at McGill. We were inseparable and I was happy to have been part of his life's journey. Throughout these years I was always awed by his incredible memory, his joie de vivre, and by how he was able to breeze through every course at McGill effortlessly. I lost contact with Bert after I moved away to Toronto, but we got together many years later during one of my trips to Montreal and, Bert being Bert, he delighted in telling me the number of the license plate of my the car I had in Montreal, and the number of my McGill ID card. Lynda and I are sorry for your loss yet relieved that his suffering has ended.

barbara saltsman - 13 days ago

Dear Rhoda, We are so sad to hear that Bert has left us. What wonderful times we all shared together, the travels to many new lands because of our world championship bridge experiences, and how proud he was of your accomplishments , in those glorious days gone by. Hang on to your fabulous memories, we had a good run, we were so blessed. Bert loved you fiercely, and not many people have ever been loved liked that, you were given a real gift G-d bless you dear, and give you peace. Barbara and David Saltsman.

shelley schwartz - 13 days ago

Dear Adele and family. Very sorry to hear about your brother. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Shelley Schwartz

Marilyn Caplan Rackover - 13 days ago

Dear Adele and family.....My condolences on the loss of your dear Bert. Marilyn Caplan Rackover

Alan Smouha - 13 days ago

Rhoda, Only really got to know Bert recently when we played bridge. We shared so many laughs and it was truly an honour to play with him. He outclassed me in every aspect of the game but had this unique humility of making me feel special when it was always him that was the special one. I will miss him and today the world seems that bit darker

Rhona Rosenberg - 13 days ago

Dear Adele and family. My sincere sympathy on your loss. I know that this is a difficult time in your life now and can share in your grief.

Brahm Shiller - 13 days ago

Dear Adele, My condolences on the loss of your dear brother Bert. May you be spared further sorrow.

Rhoda & Howard Kruger - 14 days ago

Dear Irene and Francois, Our condolences on the loss of your brother. We are thinking of you during this difficult time.

Beverly Kraft and Eric Kokish - 14 days ago

Dear Rhoda, Sad. So very sad. We will always have our cherished memories of the time we spent together, but the world is very much darker now. Bev and Eric

Marlene Mardoche - 14 days ago

Dear Rhoda, Adele and family, I am very saddened by the passing of cousin Bertie. He had a winning smile and a very kind soul. May he now rest in peace. My sincere condolences, Marlène Mardoche.

Carmen Korin - 14 days ago

Dear Adele. I am so sorry for the loss of your dear brother. Please accept my deepest condolences. Carmen Korin

Fred and Barbara Wenger - 14 days ago

Dear Adele and Family, Barbara and I are very sorry to hear of your loss. Deepest sympathies.

Nick Krnjevic - 14 days ago

Dear Rhoda, please accept my sincere condolences on your loss. Bert was a gentle. kindly soul. When I started playing (back in the pre-zero tolerance days) , bridge at times resembled a contact sport, so we particularly appreciated the warmth and enthusiasm with which Bert invariably greeted us. My thoughts are with you. Nick Krnjevic

Eliane Gliksman - 14 days ago

Dear Rhoda, Adele and family, so sorry to hear this sad news of cousin Bert. He was a very kind and charming man, always a pleasure to see him. I know he fought a valiant battle with you by his side unwaveringly. R.I.P. Bertie

Carole Rubenstein klein - 14 days ago

Rhoda and family, Our sincerest condolences on your loss. Bert was a very special person. May your fond memories help you at this difficult time. Carole Rubenstein Klein and Michael Schleifer

Linda Schmaltz - 14 days ago

Dear Rhoda, I was so saddened to hear of the loss of your sweet Bert. I have such fond memories of him, always such a gentleman , kind and funny , never saying anything disparaging about anyone. I know you were his true love and memories of times past will hopefully be a comfort to you during this period of sorrow.

Freda Solman - 14 days ago

Dearest Adele and family, So sorry to hear this news about your beloved brother Bert. I have very fond memories of him from when we were teenagers. He was also so nice to us and he was a great brother to you. I hope your wonderful memories of him will help you move forward. My heartfelt thoughts are with you.

Lee Atkinson - 14 days ago

Sending heartfelt sympathies on your great loss. We have many sweet memories of Bert. Our thoughts are with you, Lee and Mark

Luba Okun-Harris - 14 days ago

Dear Adele and Family, I just learned of the loss of your dear brother, Bert. Adele, I’ll always remember how devoted you were to each other. May his memory be for a blessing. With my deepest sympathy, Luba

Susan and Issie Cherep - 14 days ago

Dear Rhoda and family, Please accept our most sincere condolences of the passing of your beloved Bert. We will always remember Bert as a most kind,caring,and humble man. Wishing you all strength during this very sad and difficult time. RIP Bert.

Roman Klein - 14 days ago

Dear Rhoda and family, I'm so sorry about this sad news. Bert was a close friend for many years as we both went to Van Horne school, Northmount High School and McGill University. Many fond memories of everything we did together. He will be missed! Our thoughts are with you. Roman and Brigitte

Nancy & Ady Koffler - 14 days ago

Dear Rhoda. We were deeply to saddened to learn of Bert's passing. Please accept our sincere condolences on your loss. May your good memories sustain you through this difficult time. Nancy & Ady

Liliane Benezra - 14 days ago

Dear Rhoda & Irene, i was shock to see this obituary, i remember him thru Irene long time ago, my sinceres condoleances to the family Barough Dayan Haemet Liliane Benezra