(H) Colonel David Hart

Funeral Service: Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 12:30 PM
Paperman & Sons
Shiva: Sunday, March 31, 2019 to
Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Shiva at 2255 Decelles, Ville Saint-Laurent from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Shiva Details: Shiva hours: Sunday following burial until 9:00 p.m., Monday through Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 pm. Evening services at 7:30 p.m.
Cemetery: Kehal Israel Memorial Park
Donations: The War Amps Canada https://donate.waramps.ca

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71 Condolences

Sgt Patrick Hénault - 17 days ago

Being part of the same military branch as (H) Colonel David Lloyd Hart, I wanted to offer my deepest condoleances to his family and friends. I missed the deadline for attending his funerals and show my respect to this incredible gentleman and hero who marked our past and history, but on behalf of our branch and members, thank you for your inspirational career, service and devotion. "Velox Versutus Vigilans"...

BGen Martin Girard - 17 days ago

My deepest condolences. I have know Colonel Hart for almost 29 years, as I was his aide-de-camp back in 1991 for a Mess Dinner. He has been and always will be my hero. Our thoughts and prayers are with Miriam and the family Martin and Gyl

David Yalovsky - 17 days ago

My deepest condolences to the Hart family on the he passing of David Hart. My late father and I always enjoyed his company when he came to our clinic.He would share some of his wartime memories with us. It was both a privilege and honour to have known him.

Vivian Ironstone Field - 18 days ago

My condolences to the Hart Family. I am the daughter of the late Dr. Harry Ironstone.

Isabel (Murray) FitzGerald - 18 days ago

M y deepest condolences to the Hart family on the passing of David.

Hugh Murray - 18 days ago

On Behalf of the Murray Family I extend our deepest condolences. My Father (Grant who passed in January) and Mother Isabel spoke of David often and considered him a great friend and a true gentlemen in the finest sense of the word. My Brother and I met him at a family party where he modestly shared a few wartime experiences. Speaking for both of us; we have the deepest respect and gratitude for his service to our country.

Len Wisse - 19 days ago

My deepest sympathy to Miriam, and the family. I knew him for a long time as a gentle, jolly, caring and wonderful man.

Peter Stelcner - 19 days ago

My condolences to the Hart family. I was fortunate to have worked with David in his accounting practice during the period 1979-1985. He was truly a special human being.

Adrian and Natalie Bercovici - 19 days ago

To the Hart Family: Sincere condolences to a Canadian and world hero on behalf of the Montreal community.

Catherine Allan, Colonel (retired) - 19 days ago

He was a true gentleman and will be missed: condolences to Miriam and the family.

Gilles Samoisette - 19 days ago

J'ai eu la chance en temps que Président de l'AFCEA Section de Montréal pendant 15 ans de côtoyer M. David Hart et cet homme était exceptionnel , il était toujours de bonne humeur , toujours prêt à aider , toujours disponible pour donner des conseils . Nous avons bien ri ensemble et c'était toujours intéressant de l'écouter quand il nous racontait des faits de sa vie . Un mari toujours présent pour son épouse et que dire de son dévouement pour ses enfants dont il était si fier. Adieu mon cher David et repose en paix

Sandy Katz - 19 days ago

Dear Miriam, I was so sorry to learn of the passing of your dear Davie. Although we haven’t seen each other in many years, I still remember the warm times from my youth that we spent with you and your siblings. My sincere condolences go out to you and your family. Sandy Blau Katz

Josey - 19 days ago

To Mrs Hart and family , my sincere condolences. Mr Hart was a special man and I can never forget how he always took care of his wife and the way he looked at her. They were true soulmates. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Jeff Diamond - 19 days ago

I remember as a boy i took Hebrew lessons with Michael and met him . I was so impressed that he so humble and evenas a boy I remember his strong presence Condolences to the family

Shawn Stevenson - 19 days ago

My sincere condolences. He was a lovely man.

Avery Palevsky - 19 days ago

Michael, please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your father. From all the tributes, he was an extraordinary man.

BGen George D Simpson Retd - 19 days ago

My most sincere condolences to Miriam and family. I shall forever cherish the memory of the half century of achievements and examples leadership and commitment I witnessed. David was a dear friend and an outstanding soldier.

Serge Viel, LCol (Ret'd) - 20 days ago

I had the privilege to meet Col Hart on many occasions during my career. It was always a pleasure to see him. A true heroe, an exceptional men and a gentlemen. My sincere condolences to the Hart family and friends. RIP Col Hart.

Robin Joffe - 20 days ago

Leslie, my deepest condolences to you and your family. Remember all the good times.

Martin Brault - 20 days ago

Please accept our deepest condolences for your family’s loss. Colonel David Hart served with honour and distinction for his country and our freedom. His legacy will continue to inspire us all. May He Rest in Peace.

Avrom Podbere - 20 days ago

my deepest condolences to the Hart family. I knew him well. He shared many war stories with me. He will always remain an exemplary person & a war hero in my mind . Avrom

Imre Glaser - 20 days ago

Our deepest sympathies to you and your family Mrs. Hart. HCol Hart was such a huge inspiration for me. I always cherished any time I could spend with him, listening to his stories and learning from him.

Marcel Robert, Susanne - 20 days ago

Again, our deepest condolences to Mrs Hart, Leslie and Michael. We will remember and cherish our memories. Our thoughts will be with you during shiva. ❤ Lac Archambault, St-Donat

HLCol Fred Caron - 20 days ago

My sincere condolences to the Hart family on your loss. As president of the Honorary Colonels of the 2nd Canadian Division, it has been my honour and pleasure to be associated with HCol.Hart for many years. His presence and support for the Canadian Army has been a great source of inspiration for all ranks. He will be truly missed.

Mike McDowell & family - 20 days ago

I was deeply saddened to hear of David’s passing. A true giant in stature. Valour honor duty respect more than mere words David personified and dignified these ideals throughout his life. May our thoughts and prayers  bring you comfort and ease the pain of your loss.

Joel Duchoeny - 20 days ago

Dear Michael and Leslie, My deepest sympathies to you on the passing of your father. May he Rest In Peace and may the family be spared any further sorrow.

Eric Puritt - 20 days ago

My sincere condolences to the entire Hart family.

Colleen and Marcel - 21 days ago

Our sincerest condolences to the Hart family

Ronnie Wise - 21 days ago

I knew Dave Hart and his family (Miriam, Michael, Leslie) all my life. Our families spent summers in St Donat. Those have been terrific tremendous memories for me. I've got a million stories...but the one which stands out the most was when I was stranded in my rowboat on Lake Archambault and lucky for me, it wasn't too far from Dave Hart's house. He noticed I was in trouble, jumped into the lake and swam to where I was struggling !!! Dave Hart saved my life...and he saved my boat. I was 9 years old. Seems like a hundred years ago, but every so often that memory revisits me in my dreams. My condolences to Miriam, to Michael, and to Leslie. I'll never forget you and all those wonderful times we shared in St. Donat. Dave Hart will be in my "Heart" forever. - Ron Wise

Judy and Gerry Weiner - 21 days ago

Dear Eddie and Family, Please accept our most heartfelt expression of sympathy on the deaths of your brother David. May you be strengthened by all the good memories that you shared. Warm regards, Judy and Gerry

Linda Javornik - 21 days ago

I had the wonderful pleasure of meeting Colonel Hart many times over the years when I accompanied my late husband, Colonel George Javornik, to various military functions. I always enjoyed talking with Colonel Hart and hearing about all his wonderful life experiences, especially his military adventures and achievements. He was a true hero. He was always smiling and it was obvious he enjoyed spending time with his military family. Colonel Hart was a true gentlemen and a devoted husband – always making sure his beloved wife, Miriam, was OK. Miriam, my heart goes out to you. My deepest, heartfelt sympathies to you and your family.

Serge Mazerolle - 21 days ago

My most sincere condolences to the Hart family. I enjoyed my conversations with him when I was with 71 Comm Group in the eighties. He was a fine gentleman, officer and a hero. Rest in peace Sir. VVV

Murray Levine - 21 days ago

Thank you very much for your brave actions as a soldier, Colonel Hart. The Dieppe Raid was actually a coverup attack to capture an Enigma code machine. That successful raid helped immeasurably in the victory over the Nazis and saved countless lives. For that the world is in your debt. My late father was in Camp Gagetown NB when word of the raid arrived. A Captain assembled the men and asked that the Catholics assemble “over here” and the Protestants “over there” for memorial services. My father asked; “Where do I go? I am Jewish.” The Captain replied ; “Are you Jewish Protestant or are you Jewish Catholic?” Again! Thanks for your efforts! May your family and friends continue to remember you, with great admiration.

Stéphane Pierre - 21 days ago

my deepest sympathy and sincere condolences on your loss. As a member of his beloved 712 Communication Squadron, I had the opportunity of benefiting from his wit, his wisdom, and his grace. He was a not a tall man but he was a giant of a man. It was an honour and a true privilege to have known him.

Vivian Reisler - 21 days ago

Dear Leslie and family My deepest sympathy on the loss of your dear father. May your wonderful memories be a comfort to you at this difficult time.

HLCol Richard Garber - 21 days ago

My condolences to Miriam and family on the passing of Colonel David Hart, a brave soldier, a fine gentleman, and a dear friend. Canada, and the Canadian Army, will not forget him.

Juan Carrara - 21 days ago

My most sincere condolences dear Leslie, to you and your family. Quite a person your father, to be really proud of him. Love. Juan.

Shirley Zussman - 21 days ago

My condolences to you on your loss, Leslie, and to all your family. .

Terry Dale - 21 days ago

My sincerest condolences on your loss.

Janet and Norman Ironstone - 21 days ago

Janet and Norman extend our deepest sympathy to the family on your loss.

Michael Goldwax - 21 days ago

Dear Miriam and the entire Family, Please accept my utmost sympathies on the passing of Colonel David Hart. I came to know him many years ago when I joined the RMR and have many exchanges with him. He was truly a gentleman, hero and devoted husband and father. May his memories serve as solace to everyone who mourns him. Baruch Dayan Ha'Emet. Fondly, Comrade Michael Goldwax Councillor, Ville de Hampstead Director General, Waldorf

Lenny Wolman - 22 days ago

Dear MIRIAM and family, I have been associated with David for many years and enjoyed every minute of our relationship.. He taught me about his experiences in the war and made me a proud Canadian.. we attended his 90th birthday honored by the military in St Jean by many GERALD. He was a special man.May you have no further sorrows. Lenny

Annette Gillis - 22 days ago

On behalf of the Military Communications and Electronics Museum Staff and Volunteers I want to pass on our deepest condolences. Miriam and family we are thinking of you on the loss of your loved one and the incredible life he led.

DEBBIE SCOTT - 22 days ago

Dearest Michael and Family, My sincere and deepest condolences to you and your family . Your FATHER was a such a generous Man when it came to his cherished family. May his memory be a blessing. Debbie Scott

debbie scott - 22 days ago

dear michael and family, my sincere condolences, may you and your family be spared further sorrow, and may his memory be a blessing to you all, sincerely debbie scott

Tim Reid - 22 days ago

My deepest condolences to the Hart family. I had the enormous pleasure and honour of meeting Col Hart many times over the years at the RMR Mess. He was always so kind and distinguished. I feel blessed to have been able to chat with him one last time at November's Remembrance Day ceremonies.

Ellin Bessner - 22 days ago

Dear Miriam and the family of Col. Hart, It was my honour to have been able to interview David and you in your home in 2015-2016 for my book "Double Threat: Canadian Jews, the Military and WWII". He features prominently in the book, as he talks about his experiences before the war, growing up in Montreal, meeting you, serving in Canada and overseas, and how he and two his brothers were at Buckingham Palace to receive his bravery medal. He was also an email "pal" (do they call it pen pals anymore?) and helped me greatly editing some key chapters in the book especially to teach me what the word "enfilade" meant when it came to the German bullets. My deepest condolences to you all. Sincerely, Ellin Bessner. Toronto.

Richard Conrad and Judi Levine - 22 days ago

Although short in stature, Colonel Hart towered above most of us mere mortals in terms of his character, reputation and lifetime of achievement. As someone who regularly attends the Remembrance Day services at the Westmount Cenotaph, I shall not soon forget the image of Colonel Hart, accompanied by Leslie and, up until the last couple of years, his wife Miriam, standing ramrod straight during the service, however inclement the weather. He was a remarkable man who will be sorely missed. Our condolences to Leslie and the family.

Robert Tanguay CWO(retd) - 22 days ago

My most sincere condolences for your loss. I had the privilege to work with Col Hart and will for ever cherish his memory. A man of courage and integrity, he was selfless in taking car of his family, and of the numerous soldiers that have crossed his path throughout his brilliant career as a man and soldier.

Bill Steinberg - 22 days ago

I only had the pleasure of meeting and chatting with Col. Hart once a year at the RMR annual Remembrance Day dinner. He was very short but stood proud and tall and had a very firm handshake for someone in his 90s. He was a very impressive figure and someone who played down his extraordinary accomplishments. As noted in another message, he did indeed have a twinkle in his eye. May he rest in peace.

Major Richard Gratton - 22 days ago

Tous nos voeux de condoléances à la famille Hart, un grand Canadien nous quitte après avoir accompli sa mission avec brio. Il est un exemple pour nous tous. Repost mon Colonel. All our hopes of condolences to the Hart family, a great Canadian leaves us after executing his mission with brio. An example for us all.Repost mon Colonel Major Richard Gratton, CD, ARC/RCA Heroes Park and Respect Campaign

Dr. Gerald Rudick - 22 days ago

Heidi Canton - 22 days ago

Leslie, my heart goes out to you and your family. Your father was an amazing man. He may be gone but he will not be forgotten. He’ll continue to live through you and the many other lives that he touched, so that this world will be a better place. RIP, sir. You deserve it. Thank you for your service, your leadership and the example you set. Much love to those left behind. ❤️

Lisa Levine - 22 days ago

Mr. Hart became our local celebrity, and I know you were so proud of him. I will remember him, and think of you all now, at this difficult time. Lisa Ward and family

Peter Klein - 22 days ago

My condolences to the Hart Family. Dave was my companies accountant and personal friend for over 35 years. He was a war hero, a respected professional, a kind and thoughtful man with incredible values, a family man. Dave will be missed . Peter Klein

Cam Ferguson - 22 days ago

Miriam, Leslie and Michael....my deepest condolences on your loss. An exceptional man, husband and father. He was always Uncle Dave to me. He will be missed. Cam

George Rea - 22 days ago

Deepest condolences , Col Hart was an inspiration to many generations, his legacy will last for many more. Sgt. G. Rea C.D. (Ret.)

bruce and sherri schreiber - 22 days ago

Our deepest condolences to the Hart family...David was dedicated to his work,always had a wonderful attitude and it was a pleasure to work with him..

lorraine Holt - 22 days ago

To Miriam, Leslie, and Michael please accept my sincere condolences I remember you dad quite well as he was also my dads Friend as well as his accountant!

Michael j Reisler - 22 days ago

My condolences to Mr. Michael and Leslie Please know that I am with u. LOVE ALWAYS...

Rosanne Hart - 22 days ago

Sante Mont Royal - 22 days ago

From everyone at SMR, please accept our deepest sympathies. He was one of our favourite patients. He will be missed

Rhoda Saslove Miller - 22 days ago

Dear Auntie Miriam, Leslie and Michael My deepest condolences on the loss of Uncle Dave. He was an extraordinary man and he will be sorely missed. He always reminded me of my grandfather. They look so similar. I hope the memories that you have of him will sustain you during this sad time. Love Rhoda & Jeff (Anna-Ruths daughter)

Peter Hart - 22 days ago

Dear Aunt Miriam, Leslie & Michael....my deepest condolences to all of you. Uncle Dave was a great man and will be missed... Much love to you all during these sad days. peter

Peter Trent - 22 days ago

Honorary Colonel David Hart fought for his country, was decorated for bravery by King George VI, rose to the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel, became a CA, and through all of his manifold achievements, he remained always unimpressed with himself while impressing everyone around him. David held himself ramrod straight, but he had a twinkle in his eye and a chuckle on his lips. I shall miss a dear, trusted, and respected friend.

Elkie & Ian Hart - 22 days ago

Our deepest sympathies to you Auntie Mim , Leslie , and Michael. Uncle Dave will be missed by everyone , but you have many wonderful memories to cherish him by. Elkie & I are

Howard Greenfield - 22 days ago

A proud man who made our people proud. Yasher Koach.

Betty & Larry Puritt - 22 days ago

Our deepest sympathies to Aunty Mim, Leslie & Michael He will be deeply missed, especially at Passover when he conducted our Seders. Just cherish all the wonderful memories. Love Betty & Larry,

Tania Goldin - 22 days ago

My deepest condolences on the passing of dear David Hart. May he Rest In Peace. Tania Goldin & family

Cynny - 22 days ago

Dear Mrs. Hart, Leslie and Michael and family, Both Jack and I send to you all our heartfelt sympathies! Your husband/father was a caring and heroic gentleman! May his memory sustain you during this most difficult time! Know that we both are with you all and care deeply! Love!❤️❤️

Larry Berbrier - 22 days ago

Dear Leslie my condolences on the passing of your dear father, David. He had a long and beautiful life. May he rest in eternal peace and may you and your family take comfort in the many great and wonderful memories of a life well lived. God bless you all.