Russell Goldberg

Funeral Service: Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 12:00 PM
Paperman & Sons
Shiva: Thursday, March 28, 2019 to
Sunday, March 31, 2019

1280 Sherbrooke St W #810, Montreal, QC H3G 1H6
Shiva Details: Shiva hours: Thursday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Friday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Saturday from 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Sunday from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.. Evening services at 7:30 p.m.
Cemetery: Eternal Gardens Cemetery
Donations: Donations in his memory may be made to the Montreal Heart Institute Foundation (514) 593-2525.

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81 Condolences

Michael Nemeroff - 18 days ago

My deepest condolences. My dad and Russell shared some special moments. My dad loved to shop at Russells. I still have the wood hangers with Russells' name on them. Their relationship went beyond . They were good friends Really wonderful memories.

Anita Ubfal - 18 days ago

Dear Phyllis and family, Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of Russel. My father Bill Ubfal always looked like a million bucks in his finely tailored shirts and suits made by Russel. May he rest in peace.

Kathryn Moss - 19 days ago

Dear Phyllis and family, My deepest condolences to you all

Kiki & Henry Etingin - 19 days ago

Dear Goldberg Family Please accept our sincere sympathies on your loss. Russell was a fine gentleman with whom we enjoyed an excellent relationship for many decades. Sincerely, Kiki and Henry Etingin

Steven Shadowitz - 19 days ago

Dear Phyllis and family , Russell was a gentleman , may all your happy memories sustain you at this time and in the years to come. Sincere sympathies to all.

Steve and Suzie Pustil - 21 days ago

Russell was a very sweet, lovely man with impeccable taste. You will be missed. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family! Suzie and Steve Pustil

Andrea levine - 21 days ago

My dear granddaddy Russell I loved you very much you were the best grandfather to me. You were really special, I have wonderful and special memories that I will hold close and cherish. I Miss you and love you always.

Mark - 22 days ago

My Mom’s favourite and she had the best taste. Will miss you

Roberta Fried-Levine and Family - 22 days ago

Our sincere condolences to you Andrea, Arlene and to your whole family. May your memories sustain you during this difficult time. BDE

DOUGLAS WARSH - 22 days ago

MY sincere condolences to Russell & family a huge loss , he will be greatly missed.....My father was MARVIN WARSH of Toronto who was a very loyal customer and he always enjoyed the company & buying experience dealing with Russell....Douglas Warsh Tor/Mtl.

Carol Shustack Brook - 22 days ago

Dearest Arlene, my deepest sympathies on the loss of your beloved father. Through the years I heard about his warmth, supporting and friendly nature. Last year I learnt more about him watching the CTV News story, A Stitch in Time: Montreal Tailor reflects on 65 years in the business. It was wonderful. I hope your cherished memories always comfort you and your whole family. Carol

Steven Cummings - 23 days ago

I bought my first suit from Russell. He was a truly elegant gentleman. I have very fond memories of the times I would see him in the store or around town. My sincere condolences to the family, Steven Cummings

Amanda Di Sensi (Oppen) - 23 days ago

Dearest Mrs. Goldberg, our deepest condolences on the loss of your cherished husband. Our hearts go out to you and to your children, during this very difficult time. Amanda and Joey Di Sensi

Linda Saks - 23 days ago

Dear Arlyne and extended family, I was so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Russell was a charismatic person, larger than life. His reputation as a dapper, well dressed man was well know . I am sure that you all have some wonderful memories of times gone by. Cherish them and know that so many in our community support you at this difficult time.

Amanda Di Sensi (Oppen) - 23 days ago

Dearest Andrea and Stuart, we are so sorry for the loss of your grandfather. You have suffered tremendous loss, throughout the past two years and it is a testament of your love and devotion to each other, that you are able to overcomes these losses together. I hope that after time, you are able to look back on your memories of your grandfather and find happiness and comfort in them. Amanda and Joey Di Sensi

Amanda Di Sensi (Oppen) - 23 days ago

Dearest Arlene, our deepest sympathies on the loss of your beloved father. We feel fortunate to have met him many times over the years and his love and devotion to you and to the rest of his family, was always evident and a joy to witness. May you be spared any further sorrow. Amanda and Joey

David Mars - 23 days ago

Mr. Russell was a true gentleman with a kind heart & Generous soul. I, as well as all his clients became his Friends. Mr. R. Made us feel & look wonderful. My condolences to the Family David Mars

Elaine and Ted Matthews - 23 days ago

Dear Phyllis and family, So sorry to hear of your loss. We will miss seeing Russel standing beside you at Shar Zion. Our deepest sympathies. Elaine and Ted

Judi Gelber - 23 days ago

dear Arlene & Goldberg family.Thinking of you as you mourn the loss of your dear father Russell...May loving, cherished memories outweigh your sadness. Judi Gelber.

Murray Bacal - 24 days ago

Dearest Phyliss It is with the sadness of the loss of the BEST FRIEND anyone could be blessed with that I offer YOU, Arlene, David, Kory, Ian, Howard and Dawna my sincerest heartfelt condolences. Some 56 years ago at 19 years old, I saved up enough money to make my first Navy Blazer and Grey Slacks, 1 white and 1 blue shirt; made by Mr. Russell. My dream had come true! From that day on and for the last 56 years Russell and I spent so many wonderful times together, in Montreal, Nassau, St Sauveur, Miami and The Trump Tower in NYC. My friend Mr Russell was one of my most cherished blessings of my adult life. What a man! From a poor boy, to one of the best known producers of men’s fine suits and shirts in the world. Many people from near and far will celebrate and remember the life of this kind. Special man, who I loved as my own family. His legacy as a famous Montrealer will live on forever! You all have lost your Spouse and Dad, one of the most wonderful souls of the universe; while I have lost one of the best friends, I ever had; who stayed by me through thick and thin, when all odds were against me. RIP MR.RUSSELL. I will miss you for the rest of my days!

Robert P. Pelletier - 23 days ago

Someone as special as Russell will never be forgotten. He was a Rock Star... Rue de la Montagne should be renamed after him. My sincere condolences to his family. Respectfully, Robert P. Pelletier

Dana & Bill Bell - 23 days ago

to the family of Russell Goldberg-Please accept our most sincere condolences on the loss of a truly beautiful man. Dana & Bill

Viana Canada Inc. - 23 days ago

Our deepest condolences to the Goldberg Family. We will fondly remember Russell as an icon in the industry who has left a lasting impression on all of us . His presence will be truly missed.

Danny Silverman - 23 days ago

Condolences on your loss. I worked for Mr Goldberg at my first summer job about 65 years ago at a store called William and Russell. He was a real fine gentleman treated me very well and gave me some advice about education and employment which served me well and which I have related to my children and grandchildren over the years. May he rest in peace and you all cherish all the good moments

Sam Levinson - 23 days ago

To Howard, Patti, Dawna and the entire family, we are so sorry for your loss on such a creative wonderful man. I know Russell since I am a child a long time friend to the Levinson family and a pillar of our community. Russell made both my bar mitzvah and wedding suits and was there to celebrate both simchas with our family. His presence with be deeply missed and my sincere condolences to his family.

Edith Glickman - 23 days ago

Dear Arlene and Family. My sympathy to all. Edie

Anne Naimark Stein - 23 days ago

Dear Arlene, my sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your beloved father. My heart gores out to you. Anne

Claudine & Serge Kay - 23 days ago

Dear Howard, Patti and family. We send our sincere condolences on your loss. Russell was an icon and a legend in Montreal and left a memorable legacy for his family, friends and numerous clients. May he RIP Claudine & Serge Kay

syd and lola shatsky - 23 days ago

Dear Arlene and the boys,we wish to extend our condolences on the loss of your father,you know we go back a long time and will miss him .may he rest in peace

Irwin and Claude lande - 23 days ago

Dear Phyllis, Howard, Patti, Ian, Dawna and families, Our thoughts are with you all and we share in your sorrow. Russell always somehow knew how to make one feel special and we are privileged to have known Russell and to have shared some very precious times together. Russell's wonderful spirit will forever be in our memories. Love, Irwin, Claude Lande and family.

Robert Sands - 23 days ago

Phyllis On behalf of my family and I please accept our sincerest condolences on Russell’s passing A sincere and true friend An iconic style master Grief is the price we pay for love May he Rest In Peace Sandy

Sabine & Tamar (Camomille) - 23 days ago

Dear family, We were truly saddened with your loss. We were fortunate enough to have been wonderful neighbours and friends with mr. Russel. It was our highlight to see him everyday… He was truly a wonderful and loving person. I will never forget the guidance that he gave us. Throughout the years, he always made us laugh with his encouraging words. They say he is in a better place but he will be greatly missed. Sabine & Tamar Ijian (Boutique Camomille)

sari goldstein - 23 days ago

My deepest condolences to Arlene and Andrea. I was telling Andrea, that dying is part of life, but we still never want it to happen. Arlene, I did not know your dad, but from what I reading about him, it was like he was a movie star. Very much loved and well known. Hold on to the memories.Memories last forever

Giovanni Ianiro - 23 days ago

My deepest sympathy to the Goldberg Family

Ross Manella - 23 days ago

Dear Phyllis and all of Russell's family. Russell was a Montreal institution and true Mensch . I remember Russell measuring me for my white bar mitzvah dinner jacket. A fine gentleman and friend will be missed but his memory will last forever . My sincerest condolences.

anne & Eric Oppen - 23 days ago

Dear Andrea and Stuart, Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your grandfather. He was a fantastic man who was loved by so many . You have suffered such tremendous loss these past two years, our hearts and our love go out to you. May you be spared any further sorrow. Anne & Eric Oppen

Lenora and Seymour Mendelman - 24 days ago

To Phyllis and Family, we send our sincere condolences on Russell’s passing. May your memories of a lovely man be of comfort to you all during this difficult time.

Anne & Eric Oppen - 24 days ago

Our dearest Arlene, There are no words to express how truly sorry we are on the loss of your beloved Father. He was your beacon of light throughout your devastating tragedy. Your life`s blessings will come from your family and friends who love and support you especially us ! Our deepest sympathy to all of the Goldberg family

Teri and Lewis Clarke - 24 days ago

We are terribly sorry for your loss. Our sincerest condolences.

MIRYAM ALTER - 24 days ago

Arlene, my deep condolences on the passing of your father. I have only heard good things about him - sounds like he was a true gentleman.

Marc Patrick Chevalier - 24 days ago

Most sincere condolences to the Goldberg family. Russell gave us great advices when we entered the trade and was an true inspiration. He will be remembered as a gentleman.

Ellie & Phil Kurtz - 24 days ago

Please accept our deepest condolences. We wish you and your family the very best

Vikki Schmerler - 24 days ago

Dear Arlene, my deepest sympathies to you on the loss of your dad

The Staff 6700 The Avenue - 24 days ago

On behalf of the staff of 6700, to you Arlene and the family our sincerest condolences for you loss. Chris Cosentino Snr BSO

elly Gross - 24 days ago

Our deepest condolences on your great loss, Fondly, Elly and Marty Gross

Toujours Fleurs - 24 days ago

Dear Phyllis, Arlene, David, Kory, Dawna, Howard, Ian, and extended families, Please accept our sincerest condolences on the passing of Mr Goldberg. Mr Russell, as we called him affectionately, was always a gentleman and a generous soul. He shall be greatly missed. We send you peace, strength and hope for the journey ahead. Lorraine, Stanley, and Josephine.

Peter Kalichman - 24 days ago

To the family of Russell Goldberg: By the time my father, Nathan, first brought me to see Mr. Goldberg some thirty years ago, he had already been a client for many years. My father died a few years ago but I have remained a client of Russell's ever since. Over and above the impeccable attention to detail and quality that was his hallmark, Mr. Goldberg was a true gentleman who never failed to ask about my father whenever I came in and always made me feel special and appreciated. You have my deepest condolences. Peter Kalichman

Frances NOVACK - 24 days ago

Dear David, Arlene, and Kory, It is with great sadness that I acknowledge that Russell is gone. We were family friends from 50 years ago. There was a lot of history there. He was an Iconic man, kind, generous, thoughtful, and certainly loved his family to the max. Wishing you all long life! I hope his memory will be kept alive. Fondly Frances

Bethia and Eric Letovsky - 24 days ago

Dear Arlene, Andrea and family, We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Our sincere condolences. Bethia Gates and Eric Letovsky

Jack Rosenthal - 24 days ago

My deepest sympathies to the Goldberg family. Whenever Russell came to our office..he made all of us smile...he was a very warm gentleman. We will miss him Jack Rosenthal

Felicity and Howard Blatt - 24 days ago

Dear Phillis,Dawna, Elliot and family, Howard joins me in sending you our sincerest condolences, on the loss of your beloved Russel. May you be blessed with cherished memories, comforting you all.....Felicity

Anna & Irving Choran - 24 days ago

Dear Phyllis, Howard, Patti and Family, We were so sorry to hear of Russel's passing. What a lovely, elegant gentleman he was! Please know that we are thinking of you at this time and wish you strength. Our sincere condolences, Anna & Irving

Eileen & Herb Borsuk - 24 days ago

Dear Arlene, Andrea & Family, Our sincerest condolences on the loss of your dear father. May all your fondest memories help you through this difficult time. Eileen & Herb Borsuk

Shelley Natovitch - 24 days ago

Dear Arlene, My deepest sympathy on the loss of your father. My thoughts are with you. Shelley

Bert & Ethel (Ginger) Cohen - 24 days ago

To Phyllis & the extended Family , it is with great sorrow we learn of Russel's passing. In the many years the we new him ,his kindness & genteelness was always prevalent . Society has lost a very special Man. Long life & good health to the extended family . Ethel ( Ginger) & Bert Cohen

Avi Marcovitch - 24 days ago

Dear Phyllis,Dawna and Elliot,Howard and Patty, Russel was a true gentleman in every sense of the word. He was definitely one of the kindest sweetest men I have ever met. Cherish the memories.

Stu Bergman - 24 days ago

Kory, Emily and I were so saddened to hear of Russell’s passing. I have good memories of a warm and sincere man. We wish you and your family all the strength and courage during this difficult time. I hope that in time you will be comforted by all the wonderful memories you have.

Connie Gelber - 24 days ago

DearPhyllis and Goldberg Family I am in Shanghai and just heard the sad news of Russels passing. My deepest sympathies to all of you. My thoughts are with you at this very sad time. Cherish all your wonderful memoriess of a life well lived and highly respected

Carla & Ron Vineberg - 24 days ago

Condolences on the passing of Russel. He is well remembered in an expression often used by his great friend Zackie, “ he was one of the good guys”. Carla & Ronnie

Marlene litwin - 24 days ago

Dear Arlene and David, and family, May your father's memory be of blessing to you both. He was a good father I remember how dedicated he was to you Arlene, your sweet sixteen etc. He was a gentleman which was a very rare commodity these days and a fashion icon. I remember the poof in his jacket pockets, and how he dressed so elegantly., and how he loved to work it was his life. Most of all, his kindness . BDH"

Sol Goldberg - 24 days ago

Russell and I were the same age when we met in High School...He always remembered my birthday by gifting me with one of his select ties....Russell was a good guy and a mensch and I wish him eternal peace in Gan Eden....

Janice and Allan Fainman - 24 days ago

Dear Arlene and family, our sincere condolences on the loss of your father. May your many happy memories comfort you at this sad time. Janice and Allan

Fran Yagod - 24 days ago

Dear Arlene. My deepest sympathy on the loss of your beloved and devoted husband dad Russell I always felt a bond to your father and you,just like family. He was a true gentleman and always interested in what was going on in my life. He will be missed May you and the entire family be spared further sorrow I am still in Florida , and I will see you upon my return. Love Fran

Ronnie Ellis & Mariyn Cohen - 24 days ago

To the family, Our sincerest sympathies and condolences on the passing of Russell. We will always remember him fondly. May he rest in peace. Ronnie Ellis & Marilyn Cohen

Johanne Sternthal - 24 days ago

Dear Arlene, Please accept my deepest sympathy on the loss of your father. Fondly, Johanne

Eleanor Latsky - 24 days ago

Dear Phyllis, My deepest sympathy to you on the loss of your dear husband. My thoughts are with you in your time of sorrow Fondly, Ellie

Leslie Auerbach - 24 days ago

My deepest sympathy. Russell was my dad's best friend. I have a lot of great memories..he was a real gentleman.. always well dressed.. I'll really miss him

Barbara and Solli Amihod - 24 days ago

Dear Arlene and family, Our deepest condolences on your loss. May you find comfort in your memories of your love and fun times together. ברוח דיין אמת Barbara and Solli Amihod

Ann and David Kruger - 24 days ago

Dear Phyllis and family.Russell was one of those people that made Montreal such an unique place. Everyone in the community and beyond knew Russell. He will be missed by so many people. Please accept our deepest and sincerest condolences on the passing of a real mensch.

Dan Dankoff - 24 days ago

Goldberg family please accept my condolences, Russel and I were members of the cavaliers club in the YMHA in the late forties.

Ronald N Seltzer - 24 days ago

Dear Phyllis and family, please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of Russel. He was a gentleman with a stature of elegance at its best. He served a wide variety of interesting people who were a great part of his customer base.I remember a delightful day in Palm Beach when we were invited to the homes of Secretary of State Alexander Haig and Jerome Fisher of Nine West Shoes. . A day I will never forget Well done Russel, Rest In Peace ! May your family know of no more further sorrows!

Robin Gelber - 24 days ago

Dearest Arlene.. Here we are....exactly four weeks later... Me writing to you ....Thinking of you and your family and sending you my heartfelt condolences. Stay strong ! With affection, Robin

Arlene Roter - 24 days ago

So sorry to hear this news, Arlene. I have fond memories of your Dad. He was always sweet to me. He even asked me to dance at your Sweet Sixteen, made me feel special.

Barry Feinstein - 24 days ago

Dear Phyllis and family, We were so sorry to learn of Russel’s passing. He was a giant in his field , and will be missed by many Montrealers who got to know him over his many years of work. We are away so we cannot attend the funeral or shiva. Please accept our sincere condolences. Fondly, Ruthie and Barry Feinstein

Marc Golden - 24 days ago

I have fond memories of Russell. My father took me to Russell's for my Bar Mitzvah suit, as well as my wedding tuxedo. My deepest condolences to the Goldberg family.

Charles Bronfman - 24 days ago

Dear Goldberg family. I offer you my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your family member and my good friend, Russell. We go back a long, long way, from the time my father of blessed memory was a client to the 60 years that I was. Russell was a man whose ,antra was QUALITY - in business, in Community and in Family. I shall miss him very much. Sincerely, Charles Bronfman

Thomas Virta & Family - 24 days ago

We send our deepest condolences on your loss. Thomas Virta & Family xo

Bruce Vineberg - 24 days ago

My deepest sympathy on the passing of Russell. A rare gentleman. Bruce Vineberg

syd and lola shatsky - 24 days ago

Dear Phyliss,we are out of town and wont be able to attend the funeral or the shiva,but would like to offer our condolences We are very for your loss,may 6he love and support of family and friends help comfort you all at this difficult time,he was a gentleman and he will be missed, may he rest in peace

Ruth Eliesen - 24 days ago

Dear Arlene and Family of Russell, Sending most sincere condolences at this sad time! Russell was a special man and exceptional in his chosen profession.

Angela Forster - 24 days ago

Every time I put on one of the shirts Russell made for me, I remember each visit to the shop...and all the stories he would regale of his favorite clients! I will miss his charming smile, good humour and kindness. He was a genuinely lovely human being. He will be greatly missed by so many. My condolences to his family.