Howard Heitner

Funeral Service: Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 1:00 PM
Paperman & Sons
Shiva: Thursday, February 21, 2019 to
Tuesday, February 26, 2019

6505 ch. de la Côte-Saint-Luc #415, Côte Saint-Luc H4V 1G3
Shiva Details: Shiva hours: Friday from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., Saturday from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m., Sunday through Tuesday from 1:00 to 5:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Evening services at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday through Tuesday.
Cemetery: Baron De Hirsch Cemetery
Donations: Ruiter Valley Land Trust, Trail Maintenance, C.P. 462, Mansonville, QC, J0E 1X0, or to the Education Fund c/o the Shaare Zion Congregation, (514) 481-7727.

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53 Condolences

deena dlusy-apel - 25 days ago

Dear Elaine and family, Max and I were sad to learn of Howard's passing. Our condolences go to you a t this time. Deena

Diana Rubin - 29 days ago

Having worked at McGill University for over 47 years, I knew Howard. He was a lovely man!! And we found out that we were distantly related through an aunt on my Dad's side of my family; she married a Heitner and he vaguely knew the family. Howard was what I considered to be soft-spoken and everyone liked him. May you rest in peace dear man!

Maurice Douek - 30 days ago

Dear Cyril, My sincere condolences to you and to your family on the loss of your brother. Maurice Douek

Cathy Dutton - 30 days ago

Dear Elaine, My heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

Daniel Miron - 30 days ago

Dear Elaine, Michael and Tamara, it is with great sadness that I learned of Howard's passing. I will always cherish the memories of him leading our family seders and running across the room to make it in the group pictures in time for the shot. Thanks to his photographic tradition, we have a remarkable collection of family memories. His absence will surely be felt.

Cathy Leishman - 30 days ago

My thoughts are with you and your families at this time - may your memories bring you peace.

Carol Amro - 30 days ago

Dear Heitner Family, Please accept my condolences as I knew Howard many years ago. He will be missed. Carol Amro

Mable Hastings - 30 days ago

Howard's smile as he sat across from me the times we talked will never be forgotten. Matched only by his thoughtful intelligence and his willingness to listen to other perspectives, he was a very special man. I can still hear his voice as somehow, with few words, he had me in deep thought and wrapped in the magic of possibilities on any given subject. Elaine, our last face to face conversation was in regards to his 50 years spent in your company; he felt very blessed and told me the rest of his life would be icing on a wonderful cake in regards to his life and his marriage to you. I am so sorry for the loss of someone like Howard and as the world cries, I sit and I see his smile and feel extremely grateful. Rest in Peace Howard in the knowledge that you were loved by many.

Steve Nador - 30 days ago

Elaine, I was shocked to notice Howard's obit in the paper. Not fair, he was too young, too nice, a straight forward person who enjoyed life. I always had a good time catching up with him when we would run into one another every couple of years.

Henry Granek - about 1 month ago

To the Heitner family - Howard's pleasant demeanour always greeted me, whether at Shaare Zion where we'd exchange a quip or longer story, when we'd bump into each other somewhere, or even while visiting with him in the hospital after his cardiac event. Please accept my sincere condolences and deepest sympathy. At the end of the Shofar service, when Howard was front and centre, we recite, "Ashrei ha'am yo'd'ei truah--Happy is the people that know the sound of the Shofar;" the people who have known Howard are saddened by his passing, but are happy to have known him.

Victor Nerenberg - about 1 month ago

Dear Elaine, It was with great sadness that I read of your loss. I remember you and Howard with great fondness from our carefree days at Radio McGill. Indeed, it was a direct result of Howard’s invitation that I first set foot there, and from where I launched a life-long career in broadcasting. I will always remember Howard’s enthusiasm, dedication and eagerness to help and teach.

Tara - about 1 month ago

Dear Elaine, Michael and Tamara, Uncle Howie was dearly loved and will be dearly missed by Adrian, Eliot and I. We are lucky for the great times we spent with him. Love Tara

Guy Hanchet - about 1 month ago

Dear Elaine, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. My ten years at McGill were always made brighter in the presence of Howard.

Bonnie Cameron - about 1 month ago

Dear Elaine, Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

Charles Mileret - about 1 month ago

My deepest condolences to the Heitner family. Howard was always considerate during my days at the Computing Centre in the 70’s and early 80’s. All my best to the family.

Carlette Walker - about 1 month ago

My deepest condolence to the family and friends of Howard Heitner. I am sad to know that I will not see his smiling face or meeting him walking down Sherbrooke Street. I was prevailed to be hired by Howard in 1980 at McGill University and I appreciate the opportunity he gave me to work for McGill University and I have never looked back. He was very enthusiastic in his job and I noticed his great dedication in making the NCS Data Centre a high tech department. No doubt, he was committed to his job and did it very well. I am proud to have worked with Howard as my Manager at the NCS Data Centre. May God give you pease as you remember the passing of your loved one. May he rest in peace. Carlette.

Stephen Rosenfeld - about 1 month ago

Dear Elaine and Family, I was so shocked to hear the sad news. My condolences. Howard was instrumental in my landing a job at McGill back in 1969, which was a critical turning point in my life. The word "mentsch" belongs to him.

Alex Simonelis - about 1 month ago

Condolences, Elaine. May God bless you, your family and friends.

Toby Goldner Shulman - about 1 month ago

Dear Elaine & Family, I was so sorry to read about Howard’s passing. I enjoyed working with him on the Religious Affairs Committee & listening to him blow the shofar. I worked with Ron at the Laurenval School Board & I believe that I went to Outremont High with Joyce. All good memories. My sincerest condolences to everyone. May you all be comforted as the mourners of Zion & Jerusalem & have no more sorrows.

Jaya Nilakantan - about 1 month ago

My deepest condolences to Elaine and the family.

Rhona & Larry Klgerman - about 1 month ago

To Elaine, Sorry to hear about loss of Howard. May he rest in peace. Our most sincere sympathy.

Tania Arnold - about 1 month ago

I am so sorry for your loss Elaine. Howard was a lovely soul and I enjoyed working with him these past years. My deepest condolences to you and the family.

JULIE STERNBERG - about 1 month ago

Dear Tamara, Please accept my condolences on the loss of your father, Howard. I am thinking of you during this difficult time.

J. Malhotra - about 1 month ago

Elaine, Very sorry to hear about your husband's passing. May you and the family have peace of mind after this big loss. My best wises are with you.

Andrea Grief Merling - about 1 month ago

Dear Heitner family, It has been many years since my employment from SZC, and I must relay to you what a fine and intelligent man Howard was. Whenever I had to work on something, that involved Howard’s insight or feedback; Howard was always such a kind and gentle gentleman. He always got back to me right away, and whenever he was in the office he would lend a helping hand to whomever needed it and always with a smile and a twinkle in his bright blue eyes. May he Rest In Peace and May all his memories be a blessing to all who knew and loved him. My deepest condolences.

Giovanni Mendicino - about 1 month ago

My deepest condolences to the family, Howard was my manager at Mcgill University for many years, very sad to hear his passing

Sandra and Howard Sterling - about 1 month ago

Dear Charles and Sheila and Heitner family, We are saddened by your loss and pray wonderful memories will sustain you all for many years to come.

Len Miller - about 1 month ago

Dear Charles and the Heitner family. My deepest sympathies on Howard’s passing. May you know of no further sorrows.

Peter Yaffe - about 1 month ago

My condolences to the Heitner family. I was saddened to hear of Howard's passing. Peter

Yitzchok George Lebovics - about 1 month ago

Howard, my manager at Mcgill, was humble, some people did not know he had a last name. He was focused to get the job done right. He was dedicated to Mcgill and at the same time he did not forget his family for a second. It was not only our work which we shared . An integral part of his life was learning the intricacies of Judaism. I was very flattered that he would sit down in my office before he went upstairs to his, and ask me why we do this and why we do not do that. He was a person who gave himself over to his community in many ways. I am paticulary indebted to him for his contribution to Mcgill in making the environment, sociable and open. I was shocked when Elaine called me to say that Howard was seriously ill and even more shocked when she called me to say that he passed away. Boruch Dayan Emes. May his soul be bound up with the Everlasting.

Ronnie and Aaron Bacher - about 1 month ago

Dear Elaine and family, Charles and Sheila and family, our heartfelt sympathies to you on Howard’s passing. Our thoughts are with you and we wish you strength at this very sad time. May his memory be for a blessing.

Elias Daskalakis - about 1 month ago

I was extremely saddened by this terrible news. My deepest sympathies to the Heitner family. Having known Howard for close to 40 years I can say that he was a wonderful person and boss who treated everyone with respect. We missed him when he retired from McGill and we will certainly miss him now that he has left us. His pleasant personality has left something great with each one of us.

Rhona Vandelman - about 1 month ago

Dear Elainae & family; My sincere condolence to you on the loss of a cherished partner and parent. Rhona Vandelman

Gerry Silverman - about 1 month ago

ShaareZion High Holiday services will not be the same. Howard will always be remembered for his great smile and welcoming demeanour. We shall miss him.

Mindy Wolfson - about 1 month ago

Dear Family: I am so very sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful man and will be missed!

Steven Presser - about 1 month ago

Dear Elaine, Michael and Tamara, It was with great sadness that I learned of Howard's passing. He treasured family and was integral in bringing the Zelnickers together. I will always have fond memories of him leading our Passover seders which inevitably ended with a Montreal Canadiens playoff game. We will all miss him. Wishing you comfort during this very difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Alyne Freedman - about 1 month ago

My deepest sympathies to the Heitner family. Cherish all the fond memories you have. Long life to all . Alyne

sidney margles - about 1 month ago

My deepest condolences to the entire Heitner family on Howard’s death. He was a real mensch. May the Lord comfort you among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem and may you know no further sorrow.

Donna Weitzman - about 1 month ago

Dear Elaine and family, Please accept my deepest sympathies on the loss of Howard. Donna Weitzman

Rena & Fred Halickman - about 1 month ago

Dear Elaine We were sad to hear about Howard’s passing away. Sincere condolences to you and your family. Rena and Fred

Mary and Harry Berglas - about 1 month ago

Dear Michael We are so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. We offer our most sincere condolences to you and to your extended family.

Ruth and Chuck Dixter - about 1 month ago

To the entire Heitner family, we extend our deepest condolences. His warmth will be missed by all of us in the Shaare Zion family. Ruth and Chuck Dixter

Debbie Shulman - about 1 month ago

Hi Tamara, I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your father.

Franceen Finesilver - about 1 month ago

To all the Family,Charles and Sheila included,Allan and I send our sincere condolences.Howard seemed like such a bright,genuine person.Hoping that the love of Family and close friends will help you through this sad and stressful time.Warmly,Franceen

Gerald Ratzer - about 1 month ago

Dear Elaine, Michael, Tamara, and family - Lorraine and I send our deepest condolences to you all. You can rest assured that Howard had excellent care and attention from all of you and the staff at Mount Sinai Hospital, where we had a chance to visit him. I have known Howard for over 50 years at McGill and also in County Potton, where we shared many activities together. He made a great contribution through his work with the Ski Patrol and the Potton community. May he rest in peace.

Lenny Sculnick - about 1 month ago

Dear Charles My sincere condolences ti you and your family.

Alana Keses - about 1 month ago

My deepest condolences Tamara, Michael and family. So sorry for your loss.

The Ruiter Valley Land Trust - about 1 month ago

We are all going to miss Howard. He understood what a powerful role being in Nature can play in our lives and hiked our trails with skill and enthusiasm. There are parts of the Ruiter Brook and the surrounding forests that are imprinted with his memory.

Mark R Heitner - about 1 month ago

Dear Tamara, deepest condolences to you and your family. May you all be spared further sorrow.

Myra Presser - about 1 month ago

Dear Elaine and family: It was with such sadness when I found out that Howard passed away. So many, many fond memories of Passovers, in the country (Lac Brule) and growing up together. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Love Myra

Debra Gartenberg and Alain Sabbah - about 1 month ago

Our deepest condolences to Elaine, Tamara, Michael and all the family. Howard was a wonderful man and will be truly missed.

Debra Simpson - about 1 month ago

My sincere condolences to Elaine and family. I am so saddened by the news of his passing. Having worked in the Computing Centre for many years I have many fond memories of Howard whistling away as he'd walk by my door. He was always in a happy mood and a pleasure to work and chat with. He will be greatly missed.

Gary Bernstein - about 1 month ago

My deepest condolences to Elaine and Howard's family. Howard and I were colleagues for many years and I admired so much how he always put McGill's interests before his own. It's a terrible loss.