John Alper

Funeral Service: Monday, February 25, 2019 at 12:00 PM
Paperman & Sons
Shiva: Monday, February 25, 2019 to
Sunday, March 03, 2019

33 Glenmore Road, Hampstead H3X 3M8
Shiva Details: Shiva hours: from 4:00 p.m. on daily. Shacharit at 7:00 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 6:50 a.m. on Thursday, 7:00 a.m. on Friday and 8:00 a.m. on Sunday. Minha/Ma'ariv at 5:15 p.m. daily.
Cemetery: Baron De Hirsch Cemetery
Donations: Tifereth Beth David Jerusalem Congregation, (514) 489-3841, or to Camp Gan Israel of Montreal, (514) 343-9606.

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82 Condolences

David ABICIDAN - 3 days ago

Dear Hannah and Sheila. My sincere condolences for the loss of your beloved father. Mr. Alper told me that he met the Chofetz Chaim in Radin and received a blessing from him. May God bless you and your families during this difficult time.

Steven Cowley - 5 days ago

Dear Hannah and Sheila, Just got word that your Dad had passed. I wanted to send you both my deepest condolences and hope you have strength and courage at this difficult time. Remember the wonderful Life you all had and the Memories to get you through the tough times. Thinking of you both and sending my love.

Evelyn Seidenfeld - 21 days ago

Dear Sheila and Hannah, An era has ended. My sincere condolences for the loss of your beloved father. I have many special memories of our families spending time together as we were growing up. Baruch Dayan Emet. Warmly, Evelyn

Scott Bennett Portman - 22 days ago

Our Souls are Rich from Our Parents Love and they enrich our Hearts with Life. Having experienced Loss of my Dad ,I share and Care for Your Family So Loved As YOUR DAD LOVED Each of You!!! May God Hold you in his Heart and Hands. Hannah's Friend Scott

GAIL GELBER - 23 days ago

Dear Hannah & Sheila, My sincere condolences on the loss of your father. Gail Gelber

Joni Davis - 23 days ago

Dear Hanna and Sheila... Please except my sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved father… Thinking of you both... Joni

Renee Brody Stein - 24 days ago

Dear Sheila and family My sincere condolences on the passing of your beloved father, my thoughts are with you during this sad time. Renee

Karen & Ari Sitnik - 24 days ago

Dear Hannah, Sheila and Family, We would like to wish you our deepest condolences on the loss of a wonderful man, Mr. John Alper. We are deeply saddened and he will be terribly missed. May you have many great memories. Baruch Dayan Emet. Ari and Karen Sitnik (and Family)

Doris - 24 days ago

Dear Hannah and Sheila and family My deepest and most heartfelt condolences to you all. The loss of John's friendship will leave a tremendous void in my life. Always remembered and loved Doris

Sharon Crippen - 25 days ago

Dear Hannah, My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this difficult time. Sending lots of love and light.

Bernie Shuster - 25 days ago

Dana & Bill Bell - 25 days ago

Dear Hannah & Sheila- Bill & I just learned of the passing of your beloved father.Please accept our heartfelt condolences at this trying time. Dana & Bill

Heather Holder - 25 days ago

Dear Hannah and Family, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. You and your family are in my prayers. My heart goes out to you all. Sending love and light your way. Big hug

Bonnie and David Yahav - 25 days ago

To the Alper family. We were deeply saddened by the news of John's passing. We have many special memories of the family both in Montreal and in Israel. We extend our deepest condolences.

Enzo Colella - 25 days ago

I was saddened to hear of the passing of a great and kind man. No matter the situation he always had a glow that all will be well, and a certain smile that we all won as we left the table. My deepest condolences

Marian Hoppenheim - 25 days ago

Dear Hannah, Sheila and family. I am not in Montreal and am shocked to read the news of your dear father ‘s passing. For four decades your wonderful parents lived across the street from me. Your father was a special man, a man of elegance, intelligence and warmth. As was your wonderful Mother Sara who I remember so fondly. How blessed you are to have such parents. My sincere condolences at this time. I will miss him waving hello. Marian Hoppenheim

David Mars - 26 days ago

Dear Hannah, Sheila and Family, May the memories of happy times together comfort you as you mourn the loss of a much loved and respected father, father-in-law, and grandfather. I too have wonderful memories of John and I loved listening and speaking to him in our building in Florida. My heartfelt condolences on the loss of the Patriarch of your family.

Lyn telesco - 26 days ago

Dear Hannah, I’m very sorry to hear of your fathers passing. You are in our hearts and you are loved. Lyn

Haim & Leona Shapiro - 26 days ago

Dear Hannah & Sheila, Our sincere condolences on the passing of your father John. We remember him as a generous, caring, compassionate man, who overcame many hardships to succeed. He was devoted to his family and the Jewish community both here and in Israel. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. May he rest in peace. Haim and Leona

Rabbi Dr. Herbert C. Dobrinsky, Vice President for University Affairs, Yeshiva University - 26 days ago

The Yeshiva University and its affiliated Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary family extend sincere condolences to the family of our beloved longtime friend and supporter, John Alper, z”l. John Alper, a Holocaust survivor who together with his late, beloved wife Sarah, z”l, remained deeply attached to his Torah heritage and to the strengthening of the State of Israel. He was an inspiring leader of his congregation as President of TBJD in Montreal and provided significant support towards the training of Orthodox rabbis in our institution with scholarship aid, as well as scholarships for men and women in our undergraduate schools training for various professions. Our heartfelt condolences to Hannah Alper, and Sheila Alper and Dan Kleinman, and to each of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. May they be comforted among all who mourn for Zion and Jerusalem. Rabbi Dr. Ari Berman, President Rabbi Dr. Herbert C. Dobrinsky, Vice President for University Affairs Rabbi Stuart Haber, Director, Canadian Friends of Yeshiva University

Dr. David Pantel & Judy Jesseau - 26 days ago

Hannah, Sheila, Dan, Kolby, and Brittany Judy and I extend our deepest sympathies on John's passing. He was a loving, engaging, and gentle man with a wealth of knowledge. We will miss the Seders and the stories but most of all his presence.

Dr. Shimshon Hamerman - 26 days ago

To the Alper family, I am saddened to learn of your father's passing. I am in Israel and I missed the funeral and will miss the entire Shiva. Your father was one of those great men of the previous generation that are simply no more. He was a man of dignity and brought class and dedictation to the synagogue's presidency. I had numerous meetings with him and I know how proud he was to have attended the Chofetz Chayim Yeshiva and how much he enjoyed quoting the Rabbinic passages which he knew by heart well into his 90s. John was a visionary and a community builder. Sarah and he were wonderful hosts for the entire community to their home Sukkah. Having survived the hell of Europe, community and continuity were important values for both of them and they practiced those values in the most tangible ways. May his memory be a blessing and may you be comforted among those who mourn for Zion and Jerusalem. Frances and Shimshon Hamerman

sunny ans arthur - 26 days ago

Sheila and Dan, Hanna, Brittany, Mickey, and Kolby, we knew him only as your father, grandfather, and father in law. We have always known , however, that he was the true Patriarch of a family we have loved from day one............His memory will fill you with the best of times and the legacy he has left for each of you. our love and our sympathy are with you through these difficult days. xo

Elissa and Ron Lowy - 26 days ago

Hannah, You have been a beautiful example of how we care for each other and love each other. Your devotion and commitment to your father has been inspirational to all. Our prayers are with you and we are sorry for your loss. Remember how loved you are by sooooo many people, including both of us. Love, Elissa and Ron Lowy

Richard Iacobacci - 26 days ago

Hannah Martin Jones is to you and your family. I’m sure your father is in heaven looking down at you being very proud of the daughter yeh raised

John F. Jelke IV - 26 days ago

Dearest Hannah and Alper Relatives. My deepest Condolences. At your service. 305 343 9726. May God Bless you all!

Julia Fedotova - 26 days ago

Dear Hannah, My deepest condolences to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Iona Richman - 26 days ago

Dear Alper Family, I have had the privilege and I REPEAT privilege,many years ago of meeting your beloved Mr.John Alper with my late mother "Bernice Gershman". May I just say that he was "A TRUE GENTLEMEN". My heartfelt condolences to all . Iona Richman

Bruce Vineberg - 26 days ago

My sympathies on the passing of your father.

Sylvia Scott - 26 days ago

My dearest Hannah, sending you lots of love and hugs. My deepest condolences to you and your family❤️

Fabrizio Busso-Campana - 26 days ago

Dearest Hannah; My deepest most heartfelt condolences on the passing of your Father. My prayers are with you and your family as are my thoughts. Your amazing dedication since I've known you to him and his well being is inspirational as he hd an angel by his side the whole time. Fabrizio

Sandy and Leslie Pantel - 26 days ago

Dear Hannah, our sincere condolences on the loss of your father. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

David Keeb - 26 days ago

To Alper family, deepest condolences on the loss of John. He was one of the good guys. David Keeb

Mark Avrith - 26 days ago

Dear Hannah, our condolences on the loss of your farther. You will always have your memories of your time with him to enjoy. With love. Mark & Linda

Bonnie Salkow - 26 days ago

My heartfelt condolences 💖💖💖💖 May he soar with the angels😇🙏🏻🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷

Curtis George - 26 days ago

So sorry to hear of your loss. Much love and good wishes for his repose and the family.

Stephen and Maxine Jacobson - 26 days ago

Your father was a key figure in the Montreal Jewish community, well respected and well liked. His life was long enough that he was an historical figure. From great adversity, his strength , ability and drive led him to great successes and a happy homelife. Our deepest sympathies .

Carl M - 26 days ago

My Friend Hannah, Depest Sympathy on your loss all my love Carl M

Sarah and Morris Jesion - 26 days ago

Dear Hannah and Sheila Morris and I would like to express deep condolences on the loss of your father John. He was a kind, hard working,highly intelligent and pragmatic man who above all loved his family with all his heart. He had an impact on so many in so many ways. He was gracious and respectful to everyone he met. Unfortunately we are unable to come to the funeral to say goodbye to a good man. We wish the family comfort among the mourners of Jerusalem and Zion. Sarah and Morris Jesion

Sharon & Arie Alter - 26 days ago

Dear Sheila, Our sincere condolences to you and your family on the passing of your father. May you all be comforted by a lifetime of cherished memories. Sharon & Arie Alter

Rachel Geiger - 26 days ago

Hi Hannah my condolences. Just know he may not be with you in body but he is there in spirit; and always in your heart and soul. We carry them with us wherever we go. God bless!

cathy grunmdan - 26 days ago

Dear Hannah; My sincere sympathies to you on the loss of your dear father. May you gain comfort from your memories and strength from those close to you. Love, Cathy

Ralph Renick - 26 days ago

Sorry to hear your dad passed Hanna...Though we only spent a day together he left a great impression with me...Good thoughts your way my friend. ❤️♥️❤️♥️

Steven Kaplan - 26 days ago

I’m so sorry for your loss

Cindy & Michael Gordon - 26 days ago

Sheila, May you find comfort in knowing we are holding you and all your family,close in our hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Much love, Cindy and Michael

Sharon Karpman Hecht - 26 days ago

Dear Family: My sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved father, grandfather and great grandfather. Your father was truly a leading member of TBDJ. His service to the community excelled by far. My father, Harry Karpman, always admired John for both his knowledge and leadership in the community. I remember Sara as both a shut member and a member of Hadassah. Together they formed strong community bonds. May both their memories be a blessing . Sharon Karpman Hecht

Lee Anderson - 26 days ago

Dearest Hannah... so sorry to hear this, my deepest sincere condolences go out to you and your family... please know I’m thinking of you at this time🙏

Joe Carpenter & Joan Mary Weber - 26 days ago

Our deepest sympathy to you and your family Hannah. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Linda Shapiro Zunenshine - 26 days ago

Dear Hanna, Sheila and Family, I am so sorry to hear about your Dad's passing, may your wonderful memories bring you peace and strength at this time.

Tom & Chris O Connell - 26 days ago

Dear Hannah, Our hearts go out to you during this heartbreaking time. May you find strength knowing that our love surrounds you. May you find peace with your cherished memories.

Carla Stattner Vineberg - 26 days ago

Dear Hannah, sincere condolences to you and your family on the loss of your dear father. I am thinking of you and wishing you strength at this difficult time. Carla

Ethel Udashkin Bassermann - 26 days ago

Dear Hannah and Sheila Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your dad. John was a pillar of the Jewish community and he will be missed by all who knew him. May the precious memories that you both share help during this sad time and may you and your family know no more sorrows. Warmly, Ethel Udashkin

Sharyn Cytrynbaum - 26 days ago

My deepest sympathy to Hannah and Sheila and family. Your dad was an amazing man. So interesting, clever and generous. He was so close to my mother and brother. His legacy will live on. He won’t be forgotten. May he rest in peace

Leonard Mendel - 26 days ago

Dear Hannah and Sheila: I was so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. He was my friend and seat mate at shul for many, many years. I am fortunate to have known him and seen him, particularly in these last months. Unfortunately I am out of the country and will not be at the funeral or shiva. Fondly, Leonard and Pearl Mendel

Dr. Jerry Shapiro - 26 days ago

To Hannah and Sheila, My deepest sympathy and condolences at this difficult time. Your dad's memory will live on in your hearts. His generosity, humor and devotion to his family will be a lasting memory to all he knew. He was a special man who touched us all with his warmth and desire to contribute to the community. He accomplished so much. He will be greatly missed. Love, Jerry

Aviva Hamerman - 26 days ago

Dear Hannah Shelia and family, my sincere condolences to you and family on the loss of your dad who was a wonderful man.

Terry and Sam Luft - 26 days ago

Dearest Hannah and Sheila, Our deepest sympathies on the passing of your Dad. This brings to a close the end of an era of our parents, what a special group all of these people were! So very many wonderful memories....such good, strong, dedicated people both your parents were. May you be comforted by your very many memories. Unfortunately we are not in Montreal but our thoughts are with you. Love Terry and Sam

Lenny Wolman - 27 days ago

Dear Hannah, My sincere sympathy on your loss of your beloved father and good friend. May you have no further sorrow. Lenny

Carol Aronoff - 27 days ago

My dear Hannah , Sheila and family, Wishing you my deepest symphonies. May your many cherished memories of your father help you during these difficult times.. Carol Aronoff

Elaine Miller Matthews - 27 days ago

Dear Hannah, Sheila and family, My deepest sympathies on the loss of your father. He was an amazing man. Our families go back along way. You have lots of great memories to hold on to. Sincerely Elaine

sheila sinclair kirstein - 27 days ago

my condolences to hannah and sheila on the loss of your dad...i remember both of your lovely parents from the parker dorado, back in the day.... i wish you the strength that they no doubt instilled in you, to go forward with your family in their memory.......best..

yitzchok george Lebovics - 27 days ago

Mr. John Alper was a pillar of the TBDJ Shul. A steady supporter and true to the best interests of TBDJ. As a young boy, I remember that his Sukkah was a a major one when we went Sukkah hopping. He was a respected member of the Montreal community as a business man and philantropist. I witnessed first hand how much he enjoyed coming to Camp Gan Yisroel and to see with his own eyes how his financial support produced so many healthy activities for the children in the camp and made the accomodations more comfortable. Back to TBDJ, Mr. Alper was a very close friend of our father Rev. Berl Lebovics Z'L, who served as Chazan Sheini from the beginnings of the Shul. It is almost impossible to replace a man of his acomplishments. Surely the merits of his uncountable mitzvos of help to his fellow Jews all over, will bring him straight to Gan Eden. Boruch Dayan Emes.

Patti and Howard Colton - 27 days ago

Dear Hannah Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the passing of your dear father. May all your memories be a source of comfort to you during this most difficult time. Patti and Howard

judi and donny gordon - 27 days ago

Dear Hannah and Sheila, We are so sorry for your loss. Not only was your father a great man but he was a special shul companion to Morris Gordon as well as a wonderful friend. Our thoughts are with you.

Moshe and Hava Rosen - 27 days ago

Dear Alper family,We are heart broken receiving the sad news of the passing of our beloved friend John. The memories of our many years of friendship will be with us in our heart forever. TIHYE ZICHRO BARUCH.

Lita Alper - 27 days ago

Dear Alper Family thinking of you at this sad time. John was a lovely man and will be missed. Our condolences to you Lita & Seymour Alper

Marielle Robidoux - 27 days ago

My sincere condolence Hannah and Sheila, and your family. J'ai travaillé pendant 35 ans pour Mr Alper, il restera toujours dans mes souvenirs. Mes profondes sympathies. Marielle Robidoux

Debra and David Aach - 27 days ago

Dearest Hannah and Sheila, We want to convey our deepest sympathy to the both of you and your family on the passing of your dear father. May a lifetime of wonderful memories stay close to your hearts as you heal and go forward. Much love Debra and David Aach

Linda Saks - 27 days ago

Dear Hannah,Sheila and family, Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of your dear father, grandfather and great grandfather. Your dad was respected by all who knew him. Together with your mom, he established a beautiful family. His legacy lives on insll of you. May your memories of better times help you through these days ahead. As I am not at home, please know that I am sending you my thoughts and prayers.

Bryan Notowitz - 27 days ago

I am so very sorry for your loss. Love you all.

Abby Taran - 27 days ago

Dear Hannah and Sheila. Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of your dad. May all the good memories you shared help carry you through this most difficult time.

Myer Bick - 27 days ago

Dear Hanna and Sheila, John’s passing truly marks the end of an era. An era of super Jews who survived the brutal days and years in Europe to come here and fashion an outstanding career while building a beautiful family. So many of us had the pleasure of his company and friendship. Listening to his countless stories interspersed with lessons from the Tanach which he quoted perfectly. He was so proud of you and even more proud of his grandchildren. May you find comfort in the many wonderful memories of your life together . Sincerely Myer

Iris Levitt - 27 days ago

Dear Hannah, Sheila and family, My deepest condolences on the passing of your beloved father. Your dad left a legacy filled with great values and incredible life experiences to inspire you and all who knew him. May the memories that you shared give you great comfort at this difficult time. I am away at this time but my thoughts are with you. May his memory be a blessing to all that knew him. BDH Iris

Irving Osher - 27 days ago

Dear Hannah, Sheila and Danny and family, It is with great sadness that I heard of the passing of your father. John Alper was a wonderful business partner of mine and Dad’s. For many years we worked together building and acquiring real estate. However John’s primary impact on my life was not his business acumen but his sweet, fun, outgoing personality. He was quite the raconteur, amusing us with many stories from his upbringing, his life in the Russian army, and of course the many fishing and hunting expeditions. Most of all, I loved John for the way he treated me. When I started working with John, I was young (under thirty) and yet he treated me with respect and as a friend, from day one. He will really be missed by me and my Dad.

Ida & Bernie Spector - 27 days ago

Dear Hanna & Sheila: Just heard of the passing of your Father. I saw him of.ten in Shul and he was so proud of you all. The Gordons and your parents were close friends. May you know no more sorrow and may the good memories sustain you. We are in Florida now but our thoughts are with you. Ida & Bernie

Geoff & Harry Waxman - 27 days ago

Our sincerest condolences to the family. What a plendid life he led, and how lucky you are to have enjoyed him & his joie du vivre! Take the time to embrace one another. Love Geoffrey & Harry!

Shawn wax - 27 days ago

Dear Sheila, Hannah and family, so sorry to hear about your dad's passing. May fond memories sustain you during these difficult times. Shawn Wax

Vera Selmeci - 27 days ago

Dear Hannah and Sheila, My deepest condolences to the family. I just got this shocking news. My thoughts are. with you on this very sad and difficult day.

Judy Field - 27 days ago

Hannah and Sheila, my sincerest condolences on the passing of your dear father. Trusting that you have lots of happy memories to cherish. I have such a clear memory of the first day I met John, when my father and I walked over to your house on Alpine Avenue and that was the start of our families' friendship about 58 years ago. Much love to you both! Judy Field

Gail Palevsky - 27 days ago

Dear Hanna and Sheila, Simmy and I send you our deepest condolences. I admired your father and joyed in the relationship he had with my father Beryl. They were a great team. May you find comfort in the many fond memories of your father. Unfortunately Simmy and I are away and won’t be able to attend his funeral. Our best, Gail and Simmy

Josie and Arthur Roskies - 27 days ago

Dear Hannah and Sheila, We just got the shocking news of your dear father's passing. He was our neighbour, and we had many conversations and interactions in the past. They say a good neighbour is better than a far relative and your Dad was really a good neighbour and very nice person. Sorry we cannot attend the funeral nor the shiva because we are in Eilat, Israel. May Hashem comfort you among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem. Josie and Arthur Roskies

Nick Pittarelli - 27 days ago

Our family would like to express our sincere condolences to Hannah and Shiela as well as the extended family. He was both a mentor and teacher to me and I am grateful and fortunate to have known him. May you Rest in peace Mr. Alper Thank You