Gershon David Sheps

Funeral Service: Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 11:00 AM
Paperman & Sons
Shiva: Sunday, March 10, 2019 to
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Sunday: 4994 rue Jean-Brillant, Montreal, H3W 1T7; Monday through Wednesday: 4422 Madison Ave., Montreal H4B 2V2
Shiva Details: Shiva hours: Sunday, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., Monday through Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. daily
Cemetery: Kehal Israel Memorial Park
Donations: “David Sheps Memorial Fund” c/o Concordia University Foundation, (514) 848-2424 ext.: 3884. To donate online: please visit for our Online Giving Form. Where it reads “Choose an area to support from the menu”, select “Other” and in the box “Please specify other area of support below”, please type out “David Sheps Memorial Fund” and make sure to check the box “This gift is in honour or memory of someone” and fill out the corresponding details. By cheque: make cheques payable to Concordia University, and in the memo line write “David Sheps Memorial Fund”. Please send cheques to Attention: Annual Giving, Advancement and Alumni Relations, Concordia University, 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West, Suite FB 520, Montreal, QC H3G 1M8.

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Arnie Keller - 6 days ago

Dear Gideon, Tunny, and Lucie, I was saddened to learn of David's passing. He was a devoted father to his sons and a great friend to many. He was fearless about speaking out when his sense of fair play was violated, and he did so with clarity, elegance, and wit. As they would no doubt say back in the Center of the Universe—Winnipeg North—he was a mensch in every sense of the word.

Gary Pencer - 11 days ago

Dear Gideon and family, My sincere condolences on the loss of your father.

Louise Carpentier & Lawrence Kryzanowski - 14 days ago

We both met David at Concordia University decades ago not in the English Department but rather in the various corridors exchanging about governance and faculty issues at the university and beyond. David was good at making interesting conversations and his sense of humour was appreciated. Later on we discovered and were pleased that he became the companion of Lucie, a long-time friend. With that nice development we discovered David the traveller benefitting from tips about hotels and places of interest, and David the gardener at his home in N.D.G. He continued to be interested in public affairs and remained an avid reader of printed materials. We were sad to learn of the passing of David. We offer David’s sons and their immediate families as well as Lucie and their many friends our sincere condolences. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Louise Carpentier, Retired Librarian and Lawrence Kryzanowski, Professor of Finance Concordia University

Allan Ditor & Linda Hunt - 15 days ago

David was a wonderful friend. He had an amazing memory so he rembered everything one told him. He could have written a book about Jewish Winnipeg in the forties and fifties. He knew every body’s relationships and what they did and where they are now . He included us in the Jewish holiday dinners at his son’s family, Gideon, Natalie, Azriel, and Benjamin. They were warm, lively and delicious meals with wonderful people. He loved his partner, Lucie, and it was a pleasure to hear him talk about her accomplishments and his desire to buy her things that she frequently did not allow! David was interested in everything and loved to read and discuss. We will miss him and our lives will be less rich without him.

John Burge - 15 days ago

David befriended me when I was an undergraduate and graduate student. I admired his sharp wit, insight, and directness, and will always be grateful for his kindness and conversation. My condolences to the family and close friends of this remarkable man.

Marla Goodwin Zipper - 15 days ago

Dear Gideon and Natalie, Azriel and Ben, Our heartfelt condolences to you and your family on the passing of your dear father, father in law and grandfather. May your memories give you a measure of comfort at this difficult time and may you all be spared further sorrow. May his memory be a blessing. Fondly, Marla and Rick

Dr. Renee Karp - 16 days ago

To the entire Sheps family, My sincere condolences. Dr. Sheps was my professor many years ago when I was pursuing my Master's Degree in English at Concordia. He was a fine man, an excellent teacher, and a very inspiring professor. May your many wonderful memories sustain you at this difficult time.

Beverly McCaffrey - 17 days ago

David was a man who had magnificence in all matters. His shining intellect,his humour not to mention his love of conversation made me admire and adore him. He loved his family and dear friends in a way that was inspirational. I cannot imagine him gone and extend my deepest condolences to his sons and Lucie at this difficult time.