Neil Trister

Funeral Service: Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 12:00 PM
Paperman & Sons
Shiva: Tuesday, September 24, 2019 to
Thursday, September 26, 2019

Shiva at his home
Shiva Details: Shiva hours: from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. through Thursday evening.
Cemetery: Kehal Israel Memorial Park
Donations: Miriam Foundation, (514) 345-1300

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Rossana Del Vecchio - 13 days ago

I just heard of Dr. Trister's passing. It came as a great shock . He was my family doctor for over 35 years. He always made you feel special, he was a great doctor, he will be missed by all. My sensier Condolences to his family and office staff.

Izabella Dallago - 17 days ago

To the Trister family. My deepest sympathies on the passing of your beloved. He was a wonderful, caring,kind physician. Wishing you strength at this difficult time. He will be greatly missed.

Joyce Cohen - 18 days ago

Dear Gail, Our condolences to you and your family. So sorry to hear of your loss. Joyce and Bailey

Phyllis and Irving Vineberg - 19 days ago

Dear Gail, Our sincere condolences to you and your family on the untimely passing of Neil. May you be comforted by your cherished memories. Phyllis and Irving

ann fitzsimons - 21 days ago

Gail and family, Dr Trister was both an unbelievable doctor and wonderful human being. His diagnosis was beyond comparison. He had a sixth sense and saw his patients as whole and treated the whole person, psyche and all. He took wonderful care of my mother, who loved you, too, Gail, very much, Ellen Fitzsimons. He took care of many family members, including myself. My heart goes out to you, Gail and all your family. He talked about a grandchild with great laughter and pure love. A family man, a superb conscientious doctor and a spirit who could only be in heaven taking care of all of you now. I feel so lucky to have known him.

Mary Nacawa - 21 days ago

Just came back from a trip to hear about Dr, Trister’s passing. I am shocked and saddened. He was my doctor for almost thirty years, took care of my wellbeing both physical and mental. My sincere condolences to his family and to his office staff May he Rest In Peace.

Darryl Levine - 22 days ago

Noah and family, my condolences on the loss of your dad.

Angie Papalia - 23 days ago

I am so deeply saddened by these news. Dr. Trister was my doctor for 30 years. He was family to me. Always there for me as a great doctor and friend. I'm so sorry for his family who he loved so much and expressed how proud and how much love he had for his children. What a terrible shock this is and I pray for all those he loved to be strong in this very difficult time. My deepest and sincere condolences.

Eduardo Balbin and Rowena Santos - 23 days ago

We are truly shocked and saddened by the passing of our long time family doctor. An exceptional doctor he was. Our thoughts are with his family. Our deeply condolences.

Jeremy Bolger - 23 days ago

I was shocked to learn of Neil's passing and am shattered at the loss, not of my doctor extraordinaire, but more importantly my friend. There is little, if anything, that anyone can add to the multitude of accolades that family, friends and patients have already stated, none of which of course are a revelation to his family. I can only describe Neil as singularly unique and one of nature's gentlemen. I shall miss him terribly and certainly remember him with the greatest respect and indeed love until my own last breath. I have never met you Gail, but I feel that I know you from my many discussions with Neil, such as the good times you spent together up north at the cottage with your family and more recently your time in Florida during the winter while Neil commuted back and forth to Montreal. In fact, just a few weeks ago when I saw him last, Neil asked if I might put feelers out to find a new suitable condo for this winter. I can only express my deepest and most heartfelt condolences to you, your children and your entire family, Judy, Rhonda, Gloria and Dr. Lipes on the loss of such a gentle, compassionate and kind man. ''To my dearest family and friends, some things I'd like to say, But first of all to let you know that I arrived okay. I'm writing you from Heaven, here I dwell with God above. Here, there are no more tears of sadness . . . just eternal love. Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight. Remember I am with you every morning, noon and night. That day I had to leave you when my time on earth was through, God picked me up and hugged me and He said ''I welcome you''. It's good to have you back again, you were missed while you were gone. As for your dearest family, they will join us later on.''

SIMON CHANG - 23 days ago

They say going to see the doctor is no fun unless you are going to see Dr. Neil Trister I know he will be sadly missed by all, my sincere condolences to his family.

Hank Fleming - 23 days ago

My doctor for over 30 years. So sad! Great doctor!

Anna and Emile Elisio - 23 days ago

We are deeply saddened by the news of Dr. Trister's passing away. Dr. Trister was physician to three generations of our family, in whose caring and able hands we have always placed our health needs. We shall miss his dedication, his sense of humor, his humanity and concern for his patients and the quality time he gave to each one of of us. We each have our memories of good moments spent in his office. He once said that he hoped one day he would be remembered by his patients. The numerous testimonials and messages of his patients herein make this no doubt and he will clearly go on in the memory of all those whom he served and touched in his own way. He was a man who added to the total sum of things in this world and for the greater good. He will not be replaceable and sorely missed. We would like to extend to the family our most heart felt sympathies at this most painful time.

MICHELLE DIELMANN - 23 days ago

Dear Trister Family & 'Office' family, So very sorry for your loss. Dr. Trister was such a caring and dedicated doctor. He touched so many lives and will be sorely missed.

Tali Kopel+ Moishe Liberman - 24 days ago

Dear Hollie and family, we are thinking of you during this difficult time

Bob Presner - 24 days ago

Such vivid memories of Neil. Fastball pitcher extraordinaire at Pine Valley Camp. I tried to emulate his 'wingding' technique, as I saw him whip Camp Hiawatha. He could pitch a whole game. I was good for just about three innings. Never played on the same field with him. Just watched in awe! Fast forward to his time as my doctor, which he was for many years, before I moved to Toronto. Yes, he was a gifted diagnostician, but he was more than that. He had a sense of your body, and your soul... and he treated both, with kindness and humour. He saved my life. As I look at the photo of Neil, I see the caring eyes of a gentle man who made all our lives better. He will be sorely missed. My thought are with his loving family, his loyal friends, and his devoted patients. Bob (Robert) Presner

Rita Karakas - 24 days ago

I was very saddened to learn of Neil’s psssing. I remember with great fondness our work together at the Jewish General Hospital in the early 1970’s. He was funny, sharp and dedicated to his patients. My sincere condolences to all of his loved ones and friends. May they be spared further sorrow .

Sylvie Sauvé - 24 days ago

Je suis vraiment désolé pour vôtres grande perte. J'ai rencontré Dr. Neil Trister il y a 4 ans, je m'occupais de sa facturation. Toujours agréable et souriant avec la petite étoile dans ses yeux. A real gentleman.

Howard Gliserman - 24 days ago

He was a special man and a special doctor. I am thinking now of the chair, the baseballs and the care, always the care. My profoundest condolences to Dr. Trister's family, friends and all who are touched by his loss. May his memory prove a comfort and a blessing.

Dr. markus martin - 24 days ago

Baruch Dayan Emet. Neil was an excellent colleague to work with. My sincerest condolences

Mitch Kastner - 24 days ago

Dear Trister Family, Neil was my doctor for 35 years. During this time we developed a bond, mutual respect and something beyond a simple doctor /client relationship. He was a very special person on many levels...even somewhat of a father figure to me (I always thought that he saw me as a younger version of him in some ways as we had many similar and common interests. Fortunately, I had the opportunity to thank him just about a year ago when I surprised him with an old Montreal Royal's (baseball) gamebook (magazine)… even though he was a Yankee fan. Neil had a significant impact on my life and I can only imagine the impact he had on his true loved ones. Neil was one of the really good ones and he will be missed by many! Please accept my sincere deepest condolences. Respectfully, Mitch Kastner

Harriet Shostak - 24 days ago

Dear Hollie: So very sorry to learn of the sudden loss of your dad. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Harriet

Ludgarda Gola Skupien & Ewa Skupien - 24 days ago

Our most sincere condolences - my mom Ludgarda adored Dr Trister, especially for his caring and sense of humour - she felt better as soon as she walked into his office. Thank you Dr Trister for taking such good care of my mom. We will miss you greatly.

Anonymous - 25 days ago

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Aaron Borsuk - 25 days ago

To the Trister Family. My deepest sympathy on the passing of Dr. Trister, an outstanding, passionate and extremely caring doctor, who I was fortunate to have.

Beverly & Brian - 25 days ago

Dear Dr. Trister family, we are so sadden by the passing of Neil. He was our Dr. for over 35 years .He was kind, funny, polite the best dr. any one could ask for! We always enjoyed our conversations about our families . He will be deeply missed .Our deepest sympathy .Bev ,Brian ,Dylan Steinberg.

Mark Lazar - 25 days ago

Dear Gail and Family - It has been many years that we have not seen each other - I am sad to read of Neil's passing. I remember him fondly with a smile and his great smiles - May the many wonderful memories comfort you at this time. Mark lazar

Neil Dick - 25 days ago

Dear Trister Family. Can u imagine a patient and a doctor becoming amazing friends,. Can u imagine every appointment filled with non stop laughter and hysteria.? Can u imagine wanting to see your doctor. Can u imagine never ever leaving his office without a long hug and cheek kiss. Can you imagine him never letting me leave without singing a broadway hit even though I can’t sing. No words can describe how sad I am. What a man. I will miss him terribly!!

Maureen &Howard Doctor - 25 days ago

We have all lost a great friend and the greatest doctor and the Yankees have lost their #1 fan. There is not much left to say but there will never be another one like him . He leaves a void in our lives that will not be replaced. My deepest sympathies to the Trister family. I will miss him deeply RIP Neil

Lisa Freedman Smith - 25 days ago

Dear family of the late Dr. Trister, Sending you my condolences on the passing of your beloved. He was my Dr. since I outgrew my pediatrician, and was everything that was mentioned in the other tributes. Wishing you strength at this difficult time.

Joyce & Avrom Lachovsky - 25 days ago

To the Trister family and Peter Lipes and Rhonda and Gloria.Our deepest sympathy on your loss

Sarah Fremethzsarah - 25 days ago

I first met Dr. Trister in jeans and long hair 43 Years ago. I was in the office waiting to see my Dr.Lipes. An elderly man was frustrated looking for his medicar dr. Trister came to him kneeled down took his and said you came to see me don’t worry about your card.A special person. . My deepest sympathy

Walter Bloom - 25 days ago

A photo from the 1960s. ZBT Formal. Old times, great times. You were the party. Neil, Rest In Peace. Condolences to the family.

Jonathan Finkelstein - 25 days ago

Dr. Trister became my family physician as soon as I was too old to see a pediatrician, and he became it again when I returned to Montreal 22 years ago. A person wrote, it’s not often you look forward to going to see a doctor, and I echo her in saying that the exception was Dr. Trister. Such a warm, caring man, who obviously made all his patients feel special. My condolences to the Trister family.

Sheila Marcus - 25 days ago

To Dr. Neil Trister’s private and professional families, Please accept my deepest condolences on the tremendous loss to all of the Trister family and to Dr. Lipes, Judy, Rhonda and Gloria. Having seen Dr. Trister work side by side with Dr. Peter Lipes from the very start of their practices, it was a shock to read of Neil’s passing over the weekend. I just saw him 3 weeks ago attending to one of his patients, as he always would. Dr. Trister was admired by many people and touched so many more in his life. What a wonderful legacy to have of him. May you know no more sorrow. Sincerely, Sheila Marcus

Steve stotland - 25 days ago

I have a Pine Valley Camp Neil story to Relate to all of you. In 1991 we had a Pine Valley Camp reunion with over 700 ex campers and staff in attendance. Guess who was the last one to leave the Party, NEIL.His parting remark to me was that we will probably not see too many of these people again in our lifetime.Cherish the great memories. Well, Neil you were correct. We all know that Neil is now looking down On all of us from Camp in heaven with with a big warm fun smile. He was a real classic. One of a kind. Will be missed big time.

Barbara Novek - 25 days ago

I was shocked and saddened to hear of Neil's sudden passing. He was a wonderful, caring and compassionate doctor to three generations of my family. He will be sorely missed.My deepest condolences to his family.

Noah Streicher - 25 days ago

Remembering our summers on the beach in Maine, played and replayed his favourite song, Marty Balin’s “Is every thing okay”. Those memories will last forever. So glad we were able to share a part of his, of your lives. b.h.

Lois and Eddy Shore - 25 days ago

Dear Trister Family,Peter Lipes So sorry to hear of Neil’s passing. I knew Neil through my late brother Mel, always friendly and with a great sense of humour.He will surely be missed by all.

Cardiology Medic Elle - Dr. Mark Rabinovitch - 25 days ago

To Dr. Trister's family, office staff, colleagues, patients, friends and all those who loved him, please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of a wonderful, kind, loving physician. He will be missed by so many whose lives he touched. Our office had the pleasure of sharing common patients with Dr. Trister over the years and we can attest to how much he was valued and loved by his patients. Dr. Mark Rabinovitch and Staff .

Dale & Frank Dobrofsky - 25 days ago

Dearest Bernie and Leona and Trister family, Frank and I are so sorry to hear of your great loss. We, as well as the entire community share in your sorrow. With love, Dale

Bonnie Shore - 25 days ago

Dear Trister Family: What a wonderful photo of Neil! It's as though he is waving goodbye to all of us. This is how I'll remember him. I had not seen Neil for a number of years, but never could forget his brilliant sense of humour, and his suggestion that we bury our steaks in the snow during the winters when Mel and I rented country houses with him and Laurie Schwartz, John Rothschild, and Jack Zeltzer. He was such a great athlete, such a good-looking, fun-loving guy. It's both poignant and fitting to see all the messages below that people have left about his exceptional care and knowledge as a physician. He has certainly left an indelible mark on all those who had interacted with him. I wish your family comfort in knowing how meaningful his life was, and that you find some room in your grief to celebrate his uniqueness. Bonnie Brotman Shore

Vida Thomas - 25 days ago

Dr Trister was my physician for many years , so sorry to hear of his passing . My condolences to his family . He was always kind and treated me as family . Will miss him .

Frima and Jason Ruby - 25 days ago

Dr. Trister was our doctor for over 40 years. He was kind, caring and funny. He was a great diagnostician. He diagnosed my father's illness before anyone could. He had a lot of patience and never rushed us during our visits. We already very much miss him. ♥ Frima Ruby

Carol Greenfeld Amro - 25 days ago

Heartfelt condolences to the Trister Family. It is too many years since I saw Neil in high school. I will never forget his friendly demeanour and his pleasant smile. Wishing the Family strength at this most difficult time. My thoughts are with you.

Fabien Haddad - 25 days ago

Dear Trister family all my condolences. I'm a patient for over 40yrs.

Barry Bly - 25 days ago

To the Trister family and the “office” family, So many earned and deserved superlatives, so much earned and deserved adoration. So much given, so much received. Neil was the consummate professional, caregiver, preventer, and friend. We have all benefited greatly from and we have all lost someone who touched us in so many ways.

Penelope Rudnikoff - 25 days ago

A classmate from Iona Avenue Public School - sincere condolences

Marcy Katz - 25 days ago

Dear Trister Family, I was shocked and saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Neil. He was my Doctor for almost 40 years. He always made himself accessible to his patients and was a kind and caring physician. He will be greatly missed by the community. May your wonderful memories sustain you through this difficult time.

Susan Berenbaum - 25 days ago

To the Trister family Our deepest condolences on the loss of Neil. He has been our family doctor for many years and has been such a kind and caring physician. We will miss him greatly. Susan & Gilles

Bill & Marilyn Povitz - 25 days ago

The 9 of Av is not a happy one on the Jewish calendar, but it is for me because a long time ago, I survived thanks to Dr Trister. He came to see my charts, consult with the hospital staff, and came to encourage me each day. He and I remembered that every year since. He thought he did a pretty good job and I always agreed. We have all seen Dr Trister climbing up to the Jewish to follow up with his patients. I doubt there are many others who do such a fantastic job. My blood pressure is always normal in his office, he was so calming. My Uncle Fred told me that the boy who was the ring bearer at his wedding was a good doctor. Dr Trister was much much better than that. May God comfort you among the other mourners of Zion and Jerusalem. .המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שאר אבלי ציון וירושלים

Alex and Sameera Naim - 25 days ago

To the Trister family, our deepest condolences, Neil will be missed. The outpouring of condolences only demonstrates how much Neil meant a lot to many of us. Six weeks ago, on my last visit, I asked Neil the date of my first visit, He flipped my file upside down (as he said he wrote the Jewish way when he started) and told me that my first visit was 44 years ago, almost when he started. We made a pact right there and then that in Sep 2025, I would come to my appointment with a bottle of Champagne ( he said he preferred wine) and we would celebrate 50 years together as Doctor and patient. He then added, if I am no longer practicing, he would put two chairs on Cote Des Neiges and we would celebrate on the street. Sameera and I will greatly miss our eccentric but amazing doctor. May he Rest In Peace.

Nancy Kape Gurberg - 25 days ago

Dear Gail and Family, The community lost a super mensch. You must be proud of Neil’s accomplishments, his genuine love for others during this sad time. I met Neil when we were teenagers and he was one of the most popular guys ( and smartest) from Northmount High. The girls all wanted to date him including me. I have pictures of Neil from my Sweet Sixteen. Know I am sorry for your loss of this wonderful man who touched so many lives in loving ways. Nancy

Joe Akerman - 25 days ago

Dear Gail, Trister family, Ronda and Dr. Lipes, Please accept our deepest condolences on this very tragic loss of such a great doctor and human being. Neil has been our doctor and friend for over forty years. He was the most devoted and naturally caring person, I ever met. I was shocked to hear of his passing and really could not believe what I heard. I guess I always felt that Neil was indestructible and would be around for ever. What a rude awakening I have just had. There are no words I have after all I have read in these previous condolences. Every word printed is so very true. Neil was one of a kind. There are no proper more beautiful adjectives in the English vocabulary left to describe Neil than has not already been said. I know that he has left such a great void in your hearts as he has left in mine and so many, many other people that were fortunate to have known him. It was an honour for me to have known this great man, friend and doctor. Neil, I will miss you fantastically RIP, my dear friend. Linda , Marcie and Joe Akerman.

Richard Robins - 26 days ago

Dear Gail, Beth, Hollie, Noah & Family, Sending love, thoughts and prayers to all of you during this difficult time. May Neil's memory be a blessing. Love, Cousin Richard

joyce shaffer - 26 days ago

Dear Trister family - The tributes pouring in for your beloved Neil attest to the fact he was loved by all and recognized as a brilliant doctor, loyal friend, and a "rock" to many. My sister and I are reeling- from the shock of hearing that Dr. Trister died. We are so sad and will miss him terribly. We do, however, feel blessed and grateful he was our doctor for so many years and always had our best interests at heart. Please accept our heartfelt, deepest sympathies on your tremendous loss. We wish you strength and courage and hope, all your beautiful & happy memories of Neil bring you comfort throughout these dark times. Our condolences as well to Rhonda, Judy and Dr. Lipes. Our thoughts are with you. Marsha Kalb & Joyce Shaffer

gloria pascal - 26 days ago

Dear Gail and family, It is easy to see that everyone who wrote in and those who have not, feel an incredible loss in their own way - whether it is a patient, friend, family or acquaintance! There is so much sadness for you and your family and for his “office” family; those who worked together on a daily basis for so many years. To Gail and family and to Dr Peter Lipes and staff, I wish you all strength at this very difficult time. Sincerely, Gloria Pascal

Sheila Ornstein - 26 days ago

To the Trister Family. Like so many others who have written before me, Neil treated three generations of my family since the inception of his practice. Despite his quirkiness, he was always available when you needed him. He was a dedicated, knowledgable doctor and an excellent diagnostician. We'd often spend more time discussing his family and his favourite Broadway show - Jersey Boys - than the actual check-up. We were all privileged to have known and been treated by him. He was one of a kind and will be missed by so many. My condolences to all of his family.

Norman and Judy Small - 26 days ago

Dear Trister Family: Doctor Trister was our family doctor for over thirty years. He was such a warm and intelligent man. He always had the right answers. This is a great loss to his precious family, patients and our community. He knew how much we loved him and respected him. Rest in peace our dear friend. Judy and Norman

Carol & Zutty Sculnick - 26 days ago

Dear Trister family, Our deepest sympathy to you on the loss of a wonderful doctor & human being. Dr. Trister has been our Family Doctor for 30+ years & we loved him & his ‘schtick’. We hope the New Year brings you peace & your warm memories help ease the pain.

Don & Nancy Rubin - 26 days ago

Dear Trister Family, please accept our most sincere condolences on the passing of Neil. I met Neil at Camp Pine Valley where we spent many wonderful summers together. Neil was a super kid, great athlete, super sense of humour, liked and admired by all. My wife, Nancy (Glassman), was at Northmount High where she met Neil and has fond memories of this very special man. We hope that the wonderful memories of the happy times you shared will sustain you during this difficult period.

Sam Kathleen and Helen Lazare - 26 days ago

Our sincere condolences to you all . Fondly,Sam Kathleen and Helen Lazare

Lina Nardolillo - 26 days ago

To the family of this amazing doctor please accept my sincere sympathies. I am so sorry for your lost. Dr Trister was the most amazing doctor anyone could ask for. I am still in shock. He will be so greatly missed by all his patients. What a big loss to the medical community. May you be in a better place Dr Trister. I never got the opportunity to truly Thank You for always being there for me. My thoughts methoughts and prayers are with your family.

Wendy Small Izenberg - 26 days ago

It is with great sorrow that I am sending my deepest condolences to Dr.Trister’s family. He took care of three generations of my family as if they were his own and his diagnostic skills saved our lives. I am so grateful that he was my quarterback. I will sadly miss the pinch on my cheek .

Ann Miller - 26 days ago

My dear sweet Dr Neil Trister, You have always been my rock. I have respected you and loved you as my doctor and friend. You were my parents doctor and mine for over 30 years. I have trusted you with my life. I will miss your smile and funny jokes. I will always remember how you helped me , showed me how much you truly cared for ME. I will miss you xx My heart goes out to you Gail and your beautiful family

Ann Miller - 26 days ago

My dear sweet Dr Neil Trister, You have always been my rock. I have respected you and loved you as my doctor and friend. You were my parents doctor and mine for over 30 years. I have trusted you with my life. I will miss your smile and funny jokes. I will always remember how you helped me , showed me how much you truly cared for ME. I will miss you xx My heart goes out to you Gail and your beautiful family

Barbara Rabie - 26 days ago

Our deepest condolences to the Trister family on the loss of Dr. Neil Trister. He was a wonderful physician and a very caring individual. He will be greatly missed. Barbara and Fred Rabie

SERGE C KAY - 26 days ago

My sincere condolences to the entire family. I have fond memories of our Northmount days , friendships and happy days! He was a good "guy". RIP

Nancy Caruana - 26 days ago

Gail, so sorry for your loss. I remember the days on 7west when we were working and Neil would come by to see. He always had a wonderful smile. Gail you are in my thoughts during this difficult time.

John Rothschild - 26 days ago

Dear Gail, Bernie and families, I met Neil when I transferred to Iona Avenue School for grade 6, and we were close through high school , camp , university and at the JGH until I left Montreal. All the beautiful tributes you’ve received attest to his devotion to his patients , but to his friends he was just “ the tweezer”; funny , athletic , smart, a little bit crazy( all those shirts still in their wrappers); he will be missed. Our most sincere condolences on your loss John Rothschild, Carole Weiner

Ronda Bly - 26 days ago

I was shocked and saddened to hear of Neil’s passing. I just saw him on Thursday. My late father had been one of Neil’s patients when he began his practise. I started seeing him 44 years ago. He always took time to talk about life - his and mine, before we’d get to the health part. He really listened. He was there for me with his compassion, expertise and humour. I feel like I lost my second father. When I’d ask for a referral to a specialist and the diagnosis was the same as his he’d smirk and I’d hear; “So, was your crazy doctor right? Amaaaazing!!" He was greatly loved and respected. My sincere condolences to his family. I will miss him dearly.

Isabelle Katz& David Pinsky - 26 days ago

Are deepest sympathies to the family

Michael Worsoff - 26 days ago

It isn’t often in life that you come across a truly caring person such as Neil. Not only was he the quintessential physician whose knowledge had no boundaries, but when you were in his office he made you feel like you were his only patient. I will miss him.

Lawrie & Phylene dermer - 26 days ago

Dear Gail. An outstanding Doctor and an exceptional friend is the way Neil will always be remembered in our lives. Our hearts are truly broken over such a sudden tragic loss. We extend our heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Our sincerest thoughts are with all of you during this very saddened time. I will miss him greatly. Lawrie and Phylene

Lily Steinfeld - 26 days ago

Dear Gail and family, Please accept my sincere condolences on your terrible loss. He was a most caring physician and very special man. I will miss him. Lily Steinfeld

Sheldon and Estelle Wald - 26 days ago

I have been Dr. Trister's patient for many years. I have known him to be a friendly, kind and concerned doctor. My condolences to the entire family. I know that he will be missed deeply.

Sandy appel - 26 days ago

My husband Lou and myself have been patients of Neil's for many years.What a shock to hear this sad news! Our sincere sympathy to the Trister family . Sandy

Myra Lighter - 26 days ago

My heartfelt condolences to Gail and Family. Neil meant the world to my parents and I was always so so grateful to him for everything that he did for us. Myra

Carole Prussin Blank - 26 days ago

Dear Family, Neil and I go back so many years. First year English at McGill at 5 o'clock! Nothing could be worse and yet it was definitely the class I looked forward to the most (and I am sure that our unfortunate teacher looked forward to the least!). Neil brought out the worst in all of us.... it was like being a kid in grade school all over again. Never had I been reprimanded for bad behavior in all my school years and thanks to Neil I was always in trouble - in University no less! I hope your memories are as happy as the ones I have of knowing Neil. He was a real delight all those years ago, happy and funny and a real trouble maker! I have heard nothing but rave reviews of him as both my husband and brother have been seeing Neil professionally for many many years. Our hearts and thoughts are with you at this very difficult time. I am sure it will be hard to remember the fun and smiling times right now but I am sure the "do you remember when" times will bring on a smile and a chuckle as time goes on. We were so lucky to have known him. We mourn with you. Sincerely, Carole and Howie Blank

Steve Avram - 26 days ago

I was shocked and saddened to hear of Dr. Trister’s sudden passing. He was my doctor and my wife’s for about 40 years. Our condolences to the Trister family. Rest In Peace Dr. Trister.

Murray Sklar - 26 days ago

DEAR TRISTER FAMILY MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCES ON NEIL'S PASSING HE WAS MY GP FOR CLOSE TO 30 YEARS; DILIGENT, EXTREMELY COMPETENT, AND WHAT A MEMORY !! HE WILL BE MISSED BY ALL OF US

Lenny Zelnicker....the bear - 26 days ago

How sad, my deepest sympathy to Neil’s family. We would meet each other in Cavendish Mall and talk for at least one hour about camp days. He always said that those were the best years of his life and I agreed. Rest In Peace my friend, you’ll definitely be missed but not forgotten.

Harriet Bernstein - 26 days ago

Dear Trister family. Neil leaves behind a grieving community. He was Concerned , caring and always ready to listen. He ll be missed by everyone who’s lives he touched. Sending my most heartfelt sympathies. Harriet Bernstein

Renee Romisher - 26 days ago

My deepest condolences to the family. Dr Trister was my doctor for over 40 years as well as both my parents. He was always there for me and he will be missed very much.

Donna and Morty Grostern - 26 days ago

There are no words to express what a sad day it is hearing of Neil’s passing. So many of us have wonderful memories of him that go back over 50 years. He will be remembered fondly. Our condolences to his family. His legacy is everlasting.

Judi & Barry Levine - 26 days ago

To me, Neil was more than a doctor, more than a cousin. Neil was a leader, marvel, a believable human being. Twice he saved my life. I would visit him at his office where he would talk to me about family, work & much more. Judi & I will miss him greatly. His choice of ties, his shirts that he would point out had no pockets, & of course, how he leaned on one arm with his hand on his forehead, reading my bloodwork. He always asked about Judi & our children. We love you Neil. Rest In Peace.

Paul Raducanu - 26 days ago

With great sadness I learned about the passing of Dr Trister. I’ve been his patient for more than 20 years and I greatly appreciated him as a physician and as human being. I wish he would still be here with his family and ready to enjoy a well deserved retirement. My deepest condolences to the family.

Dorothy Zalcman Howard and Steve Howard - 26 days ago

Dear Family Members, we send our deepest condolences at this heartbreaking time. Dr. Trister took care of three generations of our family with extraordinary skill, expertise, and compassion. His legendary diagnostic abilities literally saved our late father and father-in-law's life, giving him many happy years to witness his grandson grow up and his son achieve a significant milestone. Dr. Trister was a remarkable physician and a wonderful person. We will miss him dearly. May you find comfort and inspiration in his memory.

Arlene Alter - 26 days ago

Dear Trister Family I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Neil He was my doctor for many years He was always concerned how I was doing May good memories of years gone by give your strength at this difficult time My sincere condolences Arlene Alter

Anonymous - 26 days ago

When you walk through a storm Hold your head up high And don’t be afraid of the dark At the end of a storm There’s a golden sky And the sweet silver song of a lark Walk on through the wind Walk on through rain Though your dreams be tossed and blown Walk on, walk on With hope in your heart And you’ll never walk alone You’ll never walk alone Walk on, walk on With hope in your heart And you’ll never walk alone You’ll never walk alone

Celina Chrzastowski - 26 days ago

I have been a patient for 46 years. I am very grateful for the time and attention he took with me. We shared a lot of our lives during our visits. He will be missed. My deepest sympathies to his family.

Alison Simioni - 26 days ago

Dear Hollie and Family, I am so sorry to hear you are going through this. My thoughts are with you all.

Tania Naim - 26 days ago

Dear Trister Family, you don't know me but I was one of Neil's patients. Sitting in that chair every appointment made me feel so comfortable and that I was in great hands (even if we couldn't pass that line). We would always talk about his kids, my kids and his grandchildren before starting and you can see the joy & pride in his face. We will miss him and his care for his patients very much. May you stay strong during this difficult time and cherish all the memories.

George Kolokythias - 26 days ago

It is with sadness and a heavy heart I learned of the passing of Dr. Trister this morning. Neil looked after me for 20 years and encouraged me to keep running when I had doubts about my health. A great physician, diagnostician and as caring a person one can know, I will always miss the bickering over blood test results 'personal bests' and where I should position my chair and feet. To the entire Trister family, Rhonda, Dr. Lipes, and his fellow patients, my sincere condolences. He will be sadly missed.

Leni Engels - 26 days ago

Dear Gail Having just read all the beautiful tributes and messages below I am struck by the outpouring of love, admiration and respect that people have for Neil. It was a life well lived! Our thoughts are with you. Hugs, Leni and David Engels

Ivy Tolchinsky - 26 days ago

To Neil's family..I met Neil when he was the camp doctor at B'nai Brith and I was a 17-year old counselor. He was a devoted doctor even back then. He possessed a wicked sense of humour-not everyone's cup of tea but I loved it. He regaled us with stories of his own personal diagnosis working in the E.R. "NNFK" (No naches fin da Kinder) and many others. He was my doctor for over 45 years and I could always count on him for his thorough exams and care. He will be missed in many ways. My deepest condolences to you all.

Arla and Jeff Groper - 26 days ago

Dear Noah, Carly, Jack, Max and the Trister families. We are so sorry for your loss. May you be spared any further sorrow

Monika Simon Pharmacy - 26 days ago

Our deepest condolences on the loss of Dr. Trister. He was one of a kind, his loss will be felt by so many and he will be greatly missed. Monika, Sinai, & the staff at the pharmacy

Cheryl Vockathaler - 26 days ago

Dear family my deepest sympathies on your loss. Dr Trister was the family doctor for my husband, late mother in law & mother now 93 for over 40 years . I always took my mother to her appointments. He was always so kind ,caring and respectful to my mother. When I was allowed to go in after her check up and stand in my designated spot it was clear that he had my mothers best interest at heart . To my mother he was god. May you find strength in the outpouring of love and the glowing testimonials you are receiving Cheryl & Peter Vockathaler Edith Gurman

Sonny Bernard - 26 days ago

As another patient of Neil's for more than 40 years, I can also attest as to how his knowledge, diagnostic abilities and most importantly, his caring, helped keep me healthy through these years. It was the caring part that most embodied the person he was that I, as so many others, appreciated so much. He will be sorely missed. My sincere condolences to his family. Sonny Bernard

Marrin canell - 26 days ago

Growing up on our Lacombe block in the 50’s and 60’s the boys in the gang saw Neil as Bernie’s kid brother. But although he was a few years younger it became apparent that he was more athletic and a better ballplayer than most of us. He not only shone on the ballfield, he excelled at school. From the bunch of us, he became The Doctor. Neil had a very diverse practice in a community that counted on him. My mother, niece and her husband were patients of his and would always extol how lucky they were to be looked after by him. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends and the patients he served. To my dear friend Bernie, Leona and the Trister family, I would like to extend my heartfelt condolences on your profound loss.

Sharon Norman Gates - 26 days ago

Dear Gail and family, I am so sorry for your loss.

Cy & Fran Bulkis - 26 days ago

Dear Carley and Noah: We are saddened to hear of the passing of your father and father in law as I remember being with him several summers at Pine Valley. He also was my doctor for many years when I lived in Montreal. May your many happy memories remind you of the beautiful times you spent together during these difficult times. Fran and I, my sister Ruthlee and her husband, Allan, are all thinking of you and your family at this time.

Susan Goldstein - 26 days ago

Dear Bernie , Leona and Trister family Our deepest condolences to you all at this very sad time Love Susan and Myron

Joy & Bruce Gornitsky - 26 days ago

What terribly sad news - Neil was the family physician for many years. Let's hope that no one moves his chairs or touches his glass top up in heaven. Our condolences to the entire Trister family on this tragic loss.

Ingrid Pokrass & Michael Efraim - 26 days ago

Dear Gail, and family. I have been struggling with what to say. I saw Neil just a few days ago. It was obvious he didn’t feel well. He was a friend and my doctor as far as I can remember. He was supportive of me during a difficult time in my life. I always trusted if Neil said “You’ll be fine” i would be. For Michael Neil went back to high school and to camp. He was his doctor and always referred him to the best specialist for any health issues he had. . We will both miss you Neil. Sending the family our deepest sympathy on this sad sad loss. Hold each other tight.

Shalom DIamond - 26 days ago

It was with sadness that I read about Dr Trister's passing this morning. He was my doctor for over 30 years. He was a great diagnostician who took the time to talk to you. My best conversations with him, were before we even talked about my health. He will be greatly missed by all his patients.

Louise Canfora - 26 days ago

This morning my sister, Mary, called me letting me know of Dr. Trister's passing. I was shocked and saddened by this terrible news. Neil treated me and my family for over 30 years. He was a good doctor. He left a legacy of a kind and sincere person. I feel like I lost my second father. My sincere condolences to the family. He was greatly loved. May he rest in peace.

Anne Bernstein - 26 days ago

Dear Noah, Carley, Jack and Max, Deepest sympathies to you all. So sorry to hear about your father, father-in-law and grandfather. May your memories be of some comfort to you. Anne Bernstein

Randy Saad & Rita Bergamin - 26 days ago

Dr. Trister was our physician for many years. He will forever be missed in our hearts. May the beautiful Memories that fill your hearts, help ease your sorrow. With deepest Sympathy Randy and Rita

Elaine and Julian Kotler - 26 days ago

Dear Trister Family, We were devastated by the news that Neil had passed away. He will be sadly missed by his family,friends and patients. He was our doctor for over 40 years and was Julian's mother's doctor until she passed away at 97. We extend our condolences to the family and hope your memories sustain you forever.

Gloria & Rick Leckner - 26 days ago

Dear Gail and family, We were both shocked and saddened to hear about your beloved loss of Neil. The accolades on this site attest to how many people adored and respected Neil. May the pain of loss be tempered somewhat by a lifetime of joyful memories he brought into your lives. He has left you all a beautiful legacy. Sincerely, Gloria & Rick Leckner

Michael Nemeroff - 26 days ago

Neil was my Doctor for more than 35 years. He was always there for me. He will be sadly missed. To his family my deepest condolences. Rest in peace Neil. You made a difference and your mark will remain.

DAVE STOTLAND - 26 days ago

My sincerest condolences to the TRISTER clan.I have just read all the messages for Neil,he was the ''BEST''! What a man and a great Dr.the whole community really appreciated his work in treating us! Dave Stotland

Terri And Eddy Isenbeg - 26 days ago

Dear Gail And Family, I was shocked and saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Neil, not only was he our family doctor for over 40 years , but a good friend, Rest In Piece, Terri And Eddy

Merle Torchin - 26 days ago

Dear Trister family Our sincerest condolences on the huge loss of a fabulous man, friend, physician. Neil and I were friends at Iona Avenue School . May the comfort of friends and family comfort you during this difficult time Merle ( Shpritser) Torchin and Ronnie Torchin

Gloria Isenberg - 26 days ago

It is with a heavy heart that I say goodbye to Neil. Our family physician and someone who I have known since our summers at Camp Pine Valley... I shall miss him and his exceptional!! care. He was unique---one of a kind. He would have been surprised and humbled at the outpouring of love in these many condolences. My thoughts are with his family. Gloria Isenberg

Shirley Merowitz - 26 days ago

Dear Trister family, I was shocked and saddened by the sudden passing of Neil. He was my doctor for over 40 years who was compassionate,and caring. I will miss him. Sincerest condolences to all the family.

Irving Rothstein - 26 days ago

Gail .Bernie and family Not only did I lose a good friend a caring and devoted physician but unquestionably the best diagnostician in his fieldHis incredible knowledge of medicine and his patients health issues he undoubtedly gave many the opportunity to extend and live a muchmore complete life Aside from medicine he was a great athlete having played shortstop for the famed Westparkers May the family be blessed with all the fond memories he has left behind Irving and family

Silvana Crigna - 26 days ago

Our deepest condolences to Noah Trister and his family. On behalf of the staff at St Monica, our thoughts are with you. Silvana Crigna

Jane and Larry Plotnick - 26 days ago

Our most sincere sympathies. We are certain that Neil will live on in the hearts of everyone who knew him. It may have been decades since we were last friends, but the memories are still kind and strong. We are confident that he has left behind a thousand moments that will live in your hearts forever. We never part with those we love, as they are with us always in heart and spirit May you all find the comfort in those memories, and strength in the family and friendships of those who share this loss. Special blessings.

Ida & Barry Levitt - 26 days ago

Dear Gail & Family I was shocked and saddened by the sudden passing of Neil. Neil was a most warm and caring person. Please accept our condolences. Ida & Barry

Arthur Greenspoon - 26 days ago

Dear Trister Family, I was shocked to learn that Neil had passed away. We set up practice in the same building in the early 70´s. He was my personal physician all these years. He took excellent care of me & I will certainly miss him. Our relationship went even further back to Pune Valley camp where Neil was the most superior athlete. Arthur Greenspoon

Liane and Michael Eliesen - 26 days ago

To the Trister family,, As we read all these beautiful tributes to Neil we realize that he shared so much of himself with everyone he touched. For my family he was one of our rock for over 40 years. His open ear,,kind heart and exceptional care always gave us comfort. It is very hard to believe that he is gone far too soon. We will miss him more than words can say. Thank you to the family for sharing this special man with our community. We will all miss his smile, his laugh and his loving heart. May he Rest In Peace and the family be comforted by your loving memories. Please accept our deepest condolences on your loss. The Eliesen and Rashkovan families

Susan & Fred Lipes - 26 days ago

Dear Gail, Bernie & families. I am so sad to learn about Neil’s passing. We were all a gang at Pine Valley Camp & Northmount High & Lacombe Street. We met up again in Dollard with Gail & children, & Ros. Sending sincerest condolences to all. Neil was a special guy. Susan Friedman Lipes.

Tania Goldin - 26 days ago

Dear Bernie & Leona, It’s with great sadness that I heard of your brother Neil’s passing. Please accept as well as the whole Trister family my deepest condolences. May he Rest In Peace. With love , Tania.

Kenny Shtull - 26 days ago

Sincere condolences to the Trister family on your loss. May the many happy memories you have shared sustain you during this sad and difficult time. Kenny

Marian Rosenthall Douek - 26 days ago

Sincere condolences to the Trister family on your loss. Marian Rosenthall Douek

Heather Sinsofsky - 26 days ago

Dear Gail and all the Trister family, I was shocked and so sad to hear of Neil’s sudden passing. Sending sincere condolences to all of you. Heather & Jerry

Gail Mendelman - 26 days ago

Neil has been our family doctor for as long as I can remember. My most sincere condolences. I can only imagine that somewhere, he's sitting at that desk and making sure that no one comes within two feet of it

Leslie Solomon - 26 days ago

Dear Hollie and the entire Trister family. My deepest condolences on the loss of your dad. I am so saddened to hear this news. I hope you can be comforted by the memories you have of him and by the kind words that so many who cared about him have written. I’m thinking of you is this most difficult time. Leslie.

Shea Melnick - 26 days ago

Neil has been my doctor since pending his practise, many years ago. We met at camp B’nai Brith, where he was camp Doctor. He’s irreplaceable, one of a kind, and he will be missed . My condolences to the family.

Doug Mayoff - 26 days ago

Dear Bernie & family, I was very sad to learn of Neil’s passing. There are people throughout life who leave an indelible impact on you... NEIL was such a person. From Pine Valley and through his medical practice,Neil stood out as someone special. A big loss, happy to have shared a small part of his life. Doug Mayoff

Dr. Jeffrey Brock - 26 days ago

I knew Dr. Trister when I was a medical student and during my training at the Jewish General Hospital in the early '80's. He truly was a mensch to all of us students and residents! I am saddened to hear of his passing!

Franceen Finesilver - 26 days ago

Dear Gail and Family,There are really no words .Just know that Allan and I send our sincere condolences to you and the whole family on the sudden loss of Neil.He will be truly missed .Hoping that the love of Family and good friends will help you at this sad time.Warmly,Franceen

Judi (Zeltzer) Preston - 27 days ago

Dear Bernie, Leore, Gail, & families, I'm still in shock over the news of Neil's passing. When Jackie called to tell me last night, I was so saddened. There are no words....Zelly said it very well. Our families go back a very long time. Many fun memories. May your memories be a blessing. Fondly, Judi & Roger

Howard Posh - 27 days ago

My relationship with Neil goes back 43 years when I returned to Canada and my late father introduced me to him so that I could become his patient. I'd see him for my annual and, probably, a few other times when issues arose. He was my third base teammate in the Cote St. Luc High Arc Softball League. We always shared a special sardonic sense of humour. It was always a joy to succeed at making him genuinely laugh during our banter. One summer, in the parking lot of the Cavendish Mall, as I was checking in staff & campers as part of my duties at Camp B'nai Brith, Neil came up to me and said, whispering in my ear, "Howard, would you look after Beth for me? It's the first time she's working up at camp." He'd pick my brain about teaching as Noah was taking up the profession. So many good conversations. My son, Matthew, and my wife, Anne-Marie, were happily welcomed into his practice. We will all greatly miss him, his special character, passion, humour ("So, was your crazy doctor right? Amazing!") and expertise. To Gail and the rest of the family, we send our love and deepest condolences.

Debby & Alan Hochstein - 27 days ago

Dear Gail & Family, Our deepest sympathy on the loss of Neil. May you know no more sorrow. Debby & Alan

Cory and Bobby Rapkin - 27 days ago

I am shocked and saddened to hear of Neil’s passing. My father has been Neil’s patient since his earliest days in medicine. I have been fortunate enough to be his patient for the past 16 years. It’s not often you look forward to going to see a doctor, but I must say I throughly enjoyed my visits with Dr. Trister. He was insightful, caring and very humorous, always taking his time to explain things in a way I can understand. Please accept my deepest condolences. Neil will truly be missed.

Roger and Riva Fenster - 27 days ago

Sincere condolences to Gail and family on Neil’s passing. May you be comforted by your many cherished memories, Roger and Riva Fenster

Steve Stotland - 27 days ago

Neil was one of the nicest most genuine human beings that you could have met in this world. I have known Neil since since I was 15 years old where I met him at Camp Pine Valley.Many funny stories episodes with Neil, Bernie,John,Laurie, etc.They were super fun times with Neil leading the pack. He will be sorely missed. Stots

Karen and Peter Wertheimer - 27 days ago

Dear Bernie, Leona and Trister Family, Please accept our heartfelt sympathy. We are thinking about you at this very sad time. Love, Peter and Karen

Joni Mintz Bockian - 27 days ago

So sorry to learn of your passing. 55+ years have gone by far too quickly but you were a special part of my life. Rest In Peace! My sincere condolences to Bernie and the Trister family,

Melissa and Daniel Alloul - 27 days ago

Our sincere condolences to the Trister family. We were devastated to learn that our dear Dr . Trister had passed. From “behind the line” we always knew we were in the best of hands. He was an incredible diagnostician and a true mensch. He will be greatly missed.

Rhona Daitchman - 27 days ago

Dear Gail and entire Trister family, My very sincere condolences on the untmely loss of Neil

Dr Mort Lechter - 27 days ago

I have known Neil as a colleague for decades and know him as a consummate professional. He will be missed by many. His passing is a shock. Condolences to his family

Sandie Morrison (Gladman) - 27 days ago

So very sorry to hear of Neil's loss. He was my family doctor and my daughters and their spouses as well. He was always right on. He will be very missed. Sandie

Bob Shapiro - 27 days ago

Dear Trister Family Rhona joins me in expressing our sincerest condolences on the passing of Neil. I was one of Neil’s first patients and was lucky to have continued to be his patient for all these years. I felt a certain comfort in watching him make those meticulous handwritten notes at every appointment . I could not have been served better. Both Neil and I were die-hard New York Yankee fans at a time when it wasn’t a very popular thing to do. You will certainly be missed.

Maureen Baron - 27 days ago

Avra Drapkin Berg - 27 days ago

Dear Bernie Leona and families Can't say how saddened and shocked we were to hear of Neil's untimely passing. It's never easy to lose someone you love. Please accept our sincere condolences and know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this trying time. Avra & Ralph

Bernie Grossman - 27 days ago

My sincerest condolences to the Trister family. I am still trying to overcome the shock and sadness of Neil’s untimely passing. As his patient for over 30 years, I can’t adequately express my deep appreciation for his devotion and loyalty. He will be missed and remembered by his patients, the community, and of course his family.

Keith Gaskin - 27 days ago

I’m saddened to hear the passing of Dr.Trister and and express my deepest condolences to the family. I’m going to miss his familiar greetings “What’s up young fellow “whenever I went for my appointment.You’ll be greatly missed

Edward Katz, M.D. - 27 days ago

My sincere condolences to the Trister family. I've only seen Neil rarely in recent years, but I used to hear wonderful comments about him from patients of his. May the family be spared further sorrow.

The Orange Man - 27 days ago

Sincere condolences on your tragic loss. He was my physician for more than 43 years and was always available when I needed him. He always took time and never rushed. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. The Orange Man.

Edward Katz, M.D. - 27 days ago

My sincere regards to the Trister family. I've only seen Neil rarely in recent years, but I used to hear wonderful comments about him from patients of his. May the family be spared further sorrow.

nancy rother - 27 days ago

My deepest sympathies to the family. I was one of Neil’s first patients when he set up his office many years ago. When I saw him sitting behind his desk with his long curly hair and wearing a red and black lumber shirt, I knew he was the doctor for me. And he served me exceptionally well with his exacting and caring nature. I could always count on that just as I could the soft pinch on the cheek and the reassuring smile as he escorted me from his office. I will miss him very much.

Marlene and Isaac Schwartz - 27 days ago

Dear Gail and Family.We were so shocked and saddened to hear of Neil's passing.We and the community have lost a dedicated and caring physician.Our deepest condolences to you all and may you take comfort in all your thoughts and memories. Marlene and Isaac

Tova and Sam zentner - 27 days ago

So sad,,loved you and trusted you,,ברוך דיין אמת

Barry Pokrass - 27 days ago

Dear Gail and family It is with profound sadness and total surprise that I learned of Neil’s passing. As my physician for over 40 years and my friend and schoolmate for years before that, Neil did his utmost to find out what was ailing me, and make sure to cross every “t” and dot every “i” in making sure his diagnosis was exact. He will be sorely missed! ! May you be comforted with the knowledge of all he did to comfort and heal so many. R.I.P my friend. Barry Pokrass

Maureen Pinchuk - 27 days ago

Dear Gail & family, There are no words to express the shock and deep sadness we are feeling at this time. Neil was a most warm and caring friend to us and we cherish the memories of so many special times we shared together. We also treasured the unbelievable medical care he provided Gerry and my father for so many years. Our thoughts are with you and we send our heartfelt condolences. Maureen and Gerry Pinchuk

Andrea levine - 27 days ago

I never met Dr. Trister but I heard a lot of good things about him. He was my late father dr and late grandparents

David Moscovitz - 27 days ago

Over the 35 years Neil was overseeing both mine and my wife’s well being I truly felt a strong bond with Neil. Every time I would see him at his office I would always ask him “how are you doing?” Most times he would reply that all was well but other times he would let me know how difficult it was ensuring the needs of his patients and with dealing with some of the difficulties he had having to work in the public system. He was so concerned with the well being of his patients. He always went out of his way to ensure he spent enough time with everyone, something that was becoming increasingly more difficult. Like so many of us we will miss Neil, our Dr. but most importantly our friend. David and Nona Moscovitz.

Evelyne Burt - 27 days ago

To the Trister family. I was extremely saddened by the passing of Neil. I was one of his first patients as were my parents. I will miss out chats about everything and his humour. He was a wonderful doctor and was truly interested in his patients. May you have many good memories of him. I know I will miss him immensely.

Randi Canter - 27 days ago

To the Trister family, it is with deep sadness that I hear about the passing of Dr. Trister. I have been a patient of his for over 40 years and just saw him last week. He will be truly missed. We used to joke about the patients chair that I always moved forward towards his desk which got me in trouble. You were not allowed to move the chair. He was an amazing Dr. I will miss him . My deepest sympathies to the family.

David Moscovitz - 27 days ago

Over the 35 years Neil was overseeing both mine and my wife’s well being I truly felt a strong bond with Neil. Every time I would see him at his office I would always ask him “how are you doing?” Most times he would reply that all was well but other times he would let me know how difficult it was ensuring the needs of his patients and with dealing with some of the difficulties he had having to work in the public system. He was so concerned with the well being of his patients. He always went out of his way to ensure he spent enough time with everyone, something that was becoming increasingly more difficult. Like so many of us we will miss Neil, our Dr. but most importantly our friend. David and Nona Moscovitz.

Lorne & Leonie Richler - 27 days ago

I am both devastated and heartbroken. I know it's been said, but Neil saved my life. He was an amazing diagnostician and I thank him every day of my life. I have been his patient since 1975 & will miss him dearly, quirks and all. Leonie and I would like to send our sincere condolences to the whole family.

Phyllis and Robert Friedman - 27 days ago

To the Trister family We have been patients of Neil's for many many years and we loved and respected him even though we had to "Toe the Line" in his office ! We still can"t believe he has left us so suddenly, but we hope his departure was swift and without suffering.He was our family doctor for many years and we shall always remember him for his professionalism,and his warmth .My own father was a pediatrician and his patients loved him,too.We send our sympathy to the family.We will always remember our special doctor and keep him in our hearts.Rest in Peace, Neil ! Phyllis and Robert Friedman

Joyce Hass Pedvis - 27 days ago

Dear Bernie and Leona, we were saddened to hear of the Neil’s passing. Please accept our condolences. Joyce and Berel

Linda Azeff - 27 days ago

Dear Bernie, Gail and Trister Family. I go back with the Trister family 60 plus years, Lacombe, Pine Valley Camp, school and physician. He was a conscientious and compassionate physician. May he Rest In Peace and may all your wonderful memories help you through this very difficult time. Linda ( Friedman) Azeff

Stewart Rappaport - 27 days ago

To The Trister Family, For over 45 years, Neil was not only my doctor, but a unique individual who's passion for caring stood out above all. "Making sure to stay behind that line", I knew I was in the best hands with Neil. We are left with a huge void in Neil's passing. My Sincere Condolences. R.I.P. Neil.

Bill Ornstein - 27 days ago

To the Trister Family....I have been a patient of Neil for over forty years and considered him not only my doctor but also my friend.....the Yankees have also lost a great fan.....my most sincere condolences. Rest in peace, Neil....I will miss you.... Bill Ornstein

Roz Agulnik - 27 days ago

Dear Gail and family - Sincerest condolences on your loss. May all your wonderful memories help you through this extremely difficult time and afterwards. Life is a roller coaster for sure.

Rhona Heisler - 27 days ago

Dear Trister Family, So very shocked & saddened about Neil’s passing. Was my doctor for many years. He was always approachable, kind, caring, sympathetic. A true mensch. He will be sorely missed. My heartfelt condolences.

Judith Rapoport - 27 days ago

Dear Trister Family, I was shocked and saddened to hear of Neil’s passing. I’m going to miss him as my Doctor.Neil looked after my. family for many years. Please except my sincere sympathy. May. he rest. In peace. Judy.

Rutman - 27 days ago

Dear Trister family Neil was my Dr as well as my late parents sorry for your loss R I P

Brian Udashkin - 27 days ago

My sympathy to Mrs. Trister and the entire family on your loss. Neil was doctor to my entire family, and an amazing caring one at that. His father Moe, and my grandfather Moe Matlin were partners in Allied clothing. My parents knew him when he was a kid; and he knew me when I was a kid. But on top of being an excellent doctor, confidant and friend, he as a real mentch. He will be truly missed by so many. המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שאר אבלי ציון וירושלים

Liane Taran - 27 days ago

Dear Trister family, We are shocked and overwhelmed with sadness at Neil’s untimely passing. He was our family doctor for 40 years. He was an incredible doctor and diagnostician. He was a special human being and we will miss him. Our deepest condolences to all of you. Liane and Danny

Ruth Kertesz - 27 days ago

My sincere condolences to the entire Trister family .. Neil was my doctor for over 40 years and I am shocked and saddened by this news.. Neil had his shtick , especially crossing the line , but his but his compassion , caring and sense of humor was so evident every time I saw him ... He was a great diagnostician and will be truly missed by so many ...

Ruth & Archie Katz - 27 days ago

To the Trister Family, Our hearts and thoughts go out to you on the tragic loss of Neil. With all of his "mishagosin" he was a most caring and superb physician. Neil's passing has left a terrible void in the lives of the people he cared for. But his legacy will be remembered by many. Rest in Peace. Ruth & Archie Katz

Zelly - 27 days ago

The Bell has tolled and one of the " Golden Boys " has been summoned. As aptly put by another Golden Brother " We're Up ! " . For the unaware, the " Golden Boys " referred to the elite fraternity of the Disciples of the Bear and the Monk at Pine Valley Camp back in the Day. However, my history with Neil goes back before we were both born as my parents were good friends of his mother ( Auntie) Anne and father (Uncle ) Moe (affectionately known as Warren ) before we were conceived. As a rambunctious child , Neil damaged a kidney and had to have it removed. But that never prevented him from becoming the stellar athlete for which he was acclaimed . He also disproved the thought that brains and brawn could not coexist. He had the spark of genius. I can vouch for that as we were in the same classroom through four years of Northmount High School and spent every summer at Pine Valley Camp. In all that time we almost never missed a day seeing one another . As teenagers Neil and Bernie finally were able to convince " Warren " (who never had a car or license) that wheels were essential to their lives and so appeared on Lacombe St. their pride and joy -- a sleek Pontiac Parisienne Convertible. It was arguable as to who was more obsessive in keeping that car clean. High school was followed by four years of Science and another four years of Medical School together which again testified to Neil's academic prowess. Our Pathology textbook was over a thousand pages but you could ask Neil : " page 783, third paragraph . second line , fifth word " ... and he would tell you what that word was. He could actually do that in every text book we were studying. This extensive knowledge base served him well as many whose lives he has improved and even saved know . (This is preaching to the choir.) It was not his academia that saved lives, but rather, it was his passion for his profession and patients that won the day. In fact , if you had to describe him with one word it would be " Passionate " in all things. He was a seeker of truth and wanted all things to be just right. And this perhaps made him conflicted and even depressed as the realities of life did not always play out to a fairy tale ending. And it bothered him deeply and even scarred him to some extent. So while we may question : Physician Heal Thyself ! and wonder why he didn't . As one who knew him like a brother, I would respond : " That's just Neil " . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxHnRfhDmrk

Arthur Felgar - 27 days ago

Dear Trister Family, So very sorry to hear of Neil’s passing. Was a bunkmate of mine at pine valley, my physician for40 years.Each visit we would recount our days playing baseball together.He was a great Dr.and friend..Yvonne and I will miss him. Our condolences,,Yvonne and Arthur

Natalie & Stan Bassel - 27 days ago

Dear Bernie & Trister Family. Our condolences on the passing of Neil. My family goes back (Rothstein) with your family along with being being a neighbor of the Lupu/Robbins family. Keep his wonderful memories alive forever. A real loss to the community. Natalie (Rothstein) & Stan Bassel

Gayle Cohen - 27 days ago

Dear Holly and Family, Please accept my most heartfelt condolences. May you all be spared further sorrow. Sincerely, Gayle Cohen

Mark & Michelle Greenstein - 27 days ago

To the Trister Family. Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the passing of a most special man among men. Neil was my doctor for the last 40 years. I could not have been blessed more for having him as my doctor. My respect and affection for him as both my doctor and friend was infinite. He recently had told me how lucky he was to have had such a wonderful and fulfilling life, professionally and personally. He was always telling me whenever I was bothered by something to leave the worrying to him. He was selfless, devoted and brilliant. In this time of sorrow I hope that you can find peace and know that his memory will live on in all our hearts. I will miss you.

Thomas Greer - 27 days ago

Dear Trister family my deepest sympathy to you. Dr. Trister has been my doctor for over 40 years. He was very caring and concerned about me. May he rest in peace.

Elaine Greer - 27 days ago

Dear Trister Family, my deepest condolences. I was saddened to hear about the death of Dr. Trister. He has been my doctor for 35+ years. He was a great physician and an excellent diagnostician. He is will be missed.

Jo-Anna & Kenny Mandel - 27 days ago

We are so sorry for your loss. We send our deep condolences to you and your family Noah and Carly. Let us know if you need anything from us. You have our support in anything during this trying time.

Marla Hopkins - 27 days ago

Dear Trister Family, I am deeply saddened to hear the news of Neil"s passing. Not only did he take excellent care of my grandparents, my parents and my brother, he was extremely kind and was amazing in diagnosing what was wrong. Each visit to him was also a genuine pleasure as we shared stories. I am so glad I got to see him a few short weeks ago. He will be really missed. May his memory be a blessing to you all. Marla Hopkins

Tina Berenbaum - 27 days ago

Dear Trister Family, So sad to hear the news about Neil. He took care of my entire family for soooo many years. My parents, Esther & Ernie Berenbaum, loved Neil and had a special relationship with him. Very saddened to hear of his passing. He will be greatly missed by so many.

Murray Shostak - 27 days ago

Dear Gail and family, I am shocked and saddened to hear the news about Neil's passing. He was my doctor for at least 40 years, and a friend before that . Ha was a not only a one-of-a kind physician, but also a very special person to those who knew him personally. He will be truly missed.

Clifford & Sandi Taite - 27 days ago

Dear Gail & Family We are sorry to hear of the untimely passing of Neil. Clifford and Neil go back more than 60 years, and was a patient for almost 50 years. In this difficult time may you derive strength from all of the good that Neil did in his life for others.He will be sadly missed by all. Clifford & Sandi Taite

Rhona & George Elias - 27 days ago

Dear Gail & Family We are beyond sad to hear of this most devastating news on the loss of Neil. Neil has not only been our doctor for the last 43 years but we considered him a dear friend. A visit to Neil's office was not like a doctor's visit but more like spending some time with a special guy. We always shared our updates about our families. When I left Neil's office I always felt secure that all was ok; being that I am grateful to him for saving my life 20 years ago. Your loss leaves leaves a big hole in our hearts & we will never forget you dear Neil. To you the family there are no words to lessen your hurt at this time. We wish you strength to carry on Neil's legacy & we know he will always be in your hearts forever & show you guidance. Our deepest sympathy to all. We will miss you always dear Neil.

Vivian and David Novek - 27 days ago

To the Trister Family We were shocked and saddened by the news of Neil’s passing. He has been our doctor for over 40 years, always so caring and concerned. He never failed to return a phone call, even when we were out-of-town. He will be truly missed. Our sincerest condolences. May his memory be a blessing.

Bernard & Roslyn Ornstein - 27 days ago

Sincere condolences.

Stephen Myerson - 27 days ago

Dear Trister family I am so saddened to hear of this. My deepest sympathy to you all on the loss of Neil. He has been my doctor for over 40 years. I am so grateful for his patience (and occasional impatience) with whatever real or imagined maladies I came to him with over all those years. Through it all he had a great sense of humour and he took great care of me. He was a wonderful physician and he will be sorely missed.

Warren Gornitsky - 27 days ago

Dear Trister family. My sincere condolences on this sad news. Dr. T was a special man. Warren Gornitsky

Mona and Robert Lefcort - 27 days ago

Dear Gail and Family. Our sincere condolences to you for your great loss.

Marilyn & Dvid Aisen - 27 days ago

OMG what a loss!! To the Trister family he was not only our family Dr. but a wonderful listener with great advice. Thank you for all the years he gave to his patience ...the Aisen family

Beverly & Norman - 27 days ago

Dear Trister Family, Neil was our doctor for at least 25 year. He was on of the best diagnosticians . We had an appointment with him this Monday at 7am and were shocked and saddened to hear this terrible news. He will be forever missed by all his patients , family and colligues. we would never dare to cross the line. Our deepest sympathy to his dear family. Beverly & Norman Cohen

Gyongyi Belfer - 27 days ago

Dear Gail and family Words cannot express how saddened I am of hearing of Neal’s passing. He was a wonderful physician and he will be missed by all! Please except my sincere condolences. May you and yours red amber all the wonderful times Sincerely Gyongyi

howie wiltzer - 27 days ago

I am so sorry on your loss. Dr. Trister was such good person. Please accept my sincere condolences.

Terry Fishman - 27 days ago

Dear Trister Family......we have known Dr. Trister since our days at CBB and then eventually he took over our medical care over 40 ago. Always with concern and great knowledge up until a few month ago. We were preparing for our upcoming visit and are in shock we won’t be seeing him behind his desk and seeing his smile on his face. As I would leave the office after each examination, he would give me a wink and pinch my cheek. RIP Neil. Terry and Murray Fishman

Kathy Zuckerman - 27 days ago

Dear Gail and family, I was shocked and saddened by the news. You and Neil were at our wedding 48 years ago but it seems like yesterday, when we’re in training and hanging out together. Please accept our sincere condolences and know you are In our thoughts at this difficult time. Kathy and Allan

Belle & Louis Burak - 27 days ago

Dear Gail, Beth, Hollie, Noah, and families. It is with great sadness that we write these words of condolence to you. You are all in our hearts and prayers, and we wish you strength during the days ahead. Just know that we are here for you. Belle & Louis

Shandyl & Jerry Wiseberg - 27 days ago

Judy Elias - 27 days ago

I was deeply saddened to hear of Dr Trister’s passing. He took care of me for over 40 years. Always kind and caring. He was my guiding angel with his concerns about my health. He will be greatly missed. His kindness & caring were to the moon & back. My deepest sympathies to all that loved him.

Sharyn Hoffman Roboz - 27 days ago

Dear Gail & Family I was very shocked & saddened to learn about the loss of your husband Neil. I have many fond memories of you and Neil some 40 yrs ago spending time at your apartment on CSL Rd and then on Sir Walter Scott. Wishing you and your family strength and resilience during this difficult time. Sharyn

Bobby Azeff - 27 days ago

Dear Gayle, Bernie and the entire Trister family Shelly and I were shocked and saddened to hear of Neil’s passing. There are so many fond memories all the way back to Pine Valley Camp. As my personal physician for close to 50 yrs, his greatest gifts were compassion caring and a great sense of humour. Neil was the best physician! He will be sorely missed! Our deepest condolences to the entire Trister family. Rest in peace my friend. Shelly and Bobby

Doreen Darabaner - 27 days ago

Dear Trister Family,Sincere condolences on the passing of Neil not only was he a great physician but a real mensch. a great physician and a true mensch. There wasn’t a time that one way or another during my visit I’d hear aboutGail and or his children or grandchildren as well as plans for Florida. Little did I know that when Rhonda called me Friday a.m to cancel my appointment I said “he must really be sick in all the years he’s never canceled.

Ann and David Kruger - 27 days ago

Dear Trister family. Please accept our deepest and sincerest condolences on the passing of Neil.

Evie and Hy Ruckenstein - 27 days ago

Dear Trister family.... Our hearts are broken. We loved Neil as our doctor and also a friend! May his dear soul Rest In Peace and may G-d give you strength to get through this most difficult time.

Andrew Toemam - 27 days ago

So shocked & sad to hear this terrible news. I have known Neil since Northmount High School. He was my person physician for most my adult life. He was a superb, meticulous professional & a great diagnostician. We both loved doo-wop music & I remember him dancing at the Y extravaganza years ago. I will truly miss him. My deepest sympathies & sincere condolences to the whole family.

Rona and Bo Narvey - 27 days ago

Bo and I are in total shock...rest in peace our dear friend and amazing doctor for over 40 years..we will miss you terribly...you are irreplaceable..thank you for keeping us healthy all these years..

Peter Yaffe - 26 days ago

Dear Trister Family, Bernie and Leona, My condolences on the passing of Neil. I remember him from high school, without the beard. Peter

Michael Campbell - 26 days ago

Dear Trister family, my sincerest condolences on your tragic loss. I have been fortunate to have been a patient of Dr. Trister for almost 35 years. He has been my one and only GP since I have been an adult. I will miss Dr. Trister. I will miss my semi-annual visits at 7 a.m. in order to find street parking and to avoid the potential accumulation of a daily backlog of appointments as a result of extra time he spends with his beloved patients over the course of a day, ....I will miss trying to convince him that my weight gain is more attributed to the weight of my clothes that I am wearing at the time than to me personally, ...I will miss being intrigued by his insistance that I should not to pass the shadow on the floor of the edge of his glass desk or moving the chair that I was seated in from its original position. I will miss how he opened and repeatedly thumbed through my thick medical file (accumulated over almost 35 years) to find the results of my last blood test or the prescribed medication that I was taking over the past several years ....while I wondered why, in this day and age, he did not yet have a computer in his entire office...not to mention my memories of his repeated expression of sentimental love of his "retro" brown courderoy fabric wallpaper (that I believe was given to him by his dad) that was removed during his "office makeover". I will miss his honest, frank and detailed medical responses to medical concerns I have had over the years...his responses were never condescending nor did he trivialize their importance.... I will miss Dr. Trister! May the New Year bring the Trister family much peace and may his memory be a blessing to all who had the privilage of knowing the good doctor.

Mac + Harry Schwartz - 26 days ago

We were shocked and saddened when we learned of the passing of Neil. Condolences to the family and to all his friends.

Judi & Barry - 26 days ago

To me,Neil was more than a doctor, more than a cousin, Neil was a leader, a marvel, a believable human being. Twice He saved my life. I would visit him at his office where he would talk to me about family, work, and much more. I will miss him greatly. His choice of ties, his shirts that he would point out had no pockets and of course how he leaned on one arm with his hand on his forehead reading my bloods. He always asked about Judi and our children. We love you Neil. Rest In Peace.

Mary Huberman secretary to Dr Rizzo - 26 days ago

Dear Holly Ann and family I was shocked to read this morning that you dad has passed away. My deepest condolences to you and your family. He will sadly be remembered by all and in your hearts forever. may you all know no more sorrow

Stephen Springer - Karen Kormos - 26 days ago

We are shocked, saddened and are at loss for words. Dr. Trister was our family physician for 18 plus years. As many have already stated, he was a caring physician and great diagnostician and helped us navigate through many of our life's health challenges and scares. His attention to detail and his desire to find the right path for one's health care were always at the forefront of his practice. The trips to the office and his quirky need for you to stay behind the line were always conversations that we shared at home after coming back from an appointment - and for that we have yet another thank-you to add for all of his services that he provided. I met with Dr. Trister this past month and I can still see him beaming with pride when he introduced me to his daughter Hollie at the end of my appointment. I could see from his body language and smiling face that he was proud of his family and you should all try to remember this in your time of sorrow. As was already stated, to the entire Trister family, Rhonda, Dr. Lipes, and his fellow patients, our sincere condolences. He will be sadly missed. Karen Kormos & Stephen Springer

Lenora and Seymour Mendelman - 27 days ago

My dear Gail and family...it is with shock and extreme sadness that we offer you our heartfelt and sincere condolences on Neil’s passing. He was our brilliant physician, trusted friend, and safety net for over 40 years. At every chapter in our lives, he was there, and it’s surreal to process that he’s not just a phone call away. We wish you the strength to carry you through this most difficult of times. He will be missed and of course, never forgotten. RIP Neil.

David Rothstein - 27 days ago

To the entire Trister family, I would like to offer my condolences on your loss. I have had alot of history with the family from the days of Allied Clothing and the Peck Building. will you better days to come.

Francine Pomerantz - 27 days ago

To all of Dr. Trister’s family, friends and patients (of which I am one for many years) - shocking and so sad to see this notice. Condolences to all.

Hannah Pascal - 27 days ago

Dear Gail, Beth,Hollie,Noah and family, We are so very saddened by Neil’s passing. You know how much we loved Neil, and all of you. We will always remember all the things we shared. We will always be here for you. Hannah & Marvin

Hannah Pascal - 27 days ago

Irwin Rodier - 27 days ago

Dear Trister and Hochstein families, I was shocked to read this incredibly sad news. My condolences to the entire family.

Frances Shore - 27 days ago

What a sad loss for you the family and for the many of us who were lucky to have such a devoted caring doctor looking after us. We will certainly miss him. Rest In Peace. Frances and Jack Shore

Rhoda Seal, Florida, USA - 27 days ago

To the Trister Family - my heartfelt sympathy to all. Our relationship goes back over 70 years, when your Father and my Father were partners in Allied Clothing. Even though my late Husband Phil and I left Montreal over 30 years ago, my Sisters were still patients of Neil and thru them I still heard of how Neil was doing. May his memory be a blessing to all of you.

Sharon Karpman Hecht - 27 days ago

Dear Trister Family: I have been fortunate to have been a patient of this remarkable doctor. His care and support through the years was given freely. I always depended on his advice, his caring and his knowledge. He will truly be missed. May his memory give you strength. Sharon Karpman Hecht

Sharon Kleinberg - 27 days ago

Dear Trister Family, Dr. Trister was our family doctor for over 40 years. He was a great diagnostician and always available when we needed him. Whenever I would see him for a check up, I would always compliment him on the stylish shirt he was wearing that day. My sincerest condolences to all of you. He will be so very missed by all. Hold all your memories close and know that he will always be remembered. Sharon Kleinberg

Linda & Gary Axler - 27 days ago

To the family of the late Neil Trister, we send your our heartfelt condolences on the passing of a wonderful human being and physician. His patience and expressions of genuine compassion and care were compared to none. With deepest sympathy, Linda & Gary

Sandra Frost - 27 days ago

To the entire Trister Family My sincerest condolences on the loss of such a great person. He was not only a fabulous doctor but a friend as well. He will be missed by everyone who was fortunate to have known him. May your fond memories sustain you through these very difficult times.

Heather & Michael Ornstein - 27 days ago

Dear Noah Carley ,Jack and Max So sorry to hear of the loss of your dad ,father in law and grandfather’our Deepest condolences heather and michaeel

Beverly Berenbaum - 27 days ago

To the Trister Family, I am heartbroken to learn of Neil’s passing. My whole family have been patients since the beginning of his practice. He was a kind, caring and extremely knowledgeable doctor. He will be sorely missed :(

Mark Azeff - 27 days ago

If not for Neil I would probably not be alive today He was a great doctor and a one of a kind person I will miss him sincerely

Sandra and Phil Gutherz - 27 days ago

Dear Trister Family. We are so saddened and shocked to hear of Neil’s passing. For over 40 years Neil was our physician. Always a warm greeting. Always accessible. Always a kind word. Always the consummate professional and diagnostician. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. The special moments and memories in your lives will never change. They will be in your hearts forever. With our deepest sympathy, Sandra and Phil

Allan Ostrega - 27 days ago

Dear Gail, My sincerest condolences to you and your family. As Debby worked with Neil for so many years, I felt that the office as well as the spouses were family. Neil will be missed. Allan

Nanci Ship Fattal - 27 days ago

Beth, Hollie, Noah , I am sorry to learn of your father’s passing. Sending my deepest sympathies to you and your families. May his memory be a blessing to you all.

natalie& asher garbuz - 27 days ago

dear Gail and family;words fail me..i too feel the loss of a family member.NEIL was our rock.we knew we had not only a wonderful knowledgabledoctor but a sincere menche.He loved his wife and family and would exchange stories with me.hold on to the good memories he has left for you and hopefully they will sustain you youat this time and in the future.....natalie & asher.

Mel &Pia Guralnick - 27 days ago

Dear Gail &Family,we are so saddened to hear about Neil's passing. A devoted colleague ,& friend.A wonderful ,devoted doctor,a true Mensch.We all will miss him, cherish your wonderful memories.

Carol and Johnny Posluns - 27 days ago

Dear Gail and family. So shocked and saddened at Neil's passing. We go back many years when our daughters were friends and team mates in all sports. Then in later years Neil became our physician. A most dedicated and caring doctor who looked after us with care and compassion. Our sincere condolences and hope all the wonderful memories will help sustain you during this most difficult time. Fondly Carol and Johnny

Anne & Jerry Lazare - 27 days ago

Our sincere condolences go out to Hollie and the Trister family on the passing of a most dedicated man. As patients of Neil for over 40 years, we will find it extremely difficult to replace him. His diagnostic abilities cannot be matched. We will miss him greatly.

Lori Robins-Near - 27 days ago

To the entire Trister Family - my sincere and deepest condolences to you during this difficult time. I am so very saddened to hear of your loss. Neil was truly the best. He was kind and fun and always up for a good laugh. I have so many fond memories of him jumping on the ice as our "team Dr." during so many of mine and Hollie's ringette games. He was also probably the only person in all of Montreal to wear shorts 12 months of the year, I always loved that!! He will truly be missed and will live in all our fondest memories forever. Sending love to you all... Lori xo

Bev and Joe Grushka - 27 days ago

Neil’s passing is a phenomenal loss to his family, friends, patients and colleagues. We were his patients for over thirty years. We greatly appreciated his care and attention to our needs. He will be missed forever. May the family be spared any further sorrow.

Rhoda & Brian Dankner - 27 days ago

Dear Bernie and family. We are very saddened to learn of Neil’s passing. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Jack Hackel - 27 days ago

Dr. Trister was my doctor for at least a quarter-century. Most would say he was particular. I would agree; particularly kind, particularly devoted, particularly humorous, and always genuinely concerned. He was a fine human being and a highly-skilled diagnostician. He will be sorrily missed. Thank you for the years of attention to my health Neil. It was always more of a kibitz with you than a visit to the physician. I occasionally brought him a few knishes from the kosher bakery, and the gesture always put a smile on his face. Thanks for the years of care Neil. Every time I walked into his office I asked Dr. Trister "never mind me, how are YOU feeling doc." He always had a new story to recount. I'll miss you, buddy. My deepest sympathies to all those who loved you.

Robbie Steinfeld - 27 days ago

To the family of beloved Dr. Trister, I am sure I am not alone, but one of so many if not all of the good doctor's patients who will express true heartbreak for myself but most especially for you, Gail, his cherished wife, his children, his grandchildren and entire family at this very sad and profound loss. I feel blessed to have known Dr. Trister and honored to have received his genuine caring and brilliance as my doctor. Rest in peace Doc. I will miss you deeply. Robbie Steinfeld

Ofer Drucker - 27 days ago

To the Trister family, Neil was my doctor for over 20 Years. He took great care of me, a great doctor and a friend. He will be greatly missed.

Bev and Morton Mendelson - 27 days ago

Baruch Dayan Emet. Neil was in a class by himself-a compassionate physician and a truly caring individual. He was the quintessential healer, always seeing the person first. A real mentsch. We will miss him greatly. May his memory be a blessing for you, his family.

Ilona Goldstein - 27 days ago

Dear Gail and the entire Trister family. My sincere condolences on the loss of Neil. May you find strength and courage at this most difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Ilona

lily percs - 27 days ago

Lester and I were very saddened to hear about Dr. Trister's passing. We were his patients for over 30 years. Our deepest condolences go out to the family. May you be spared any further sorrow. Lily & Lester Percs

peter/gretta Reiskind - 27 days ago

neil and Peter go back 70 years at IONA school. we have only very good things to say about Neil.and his professional ability

Rhea (Povitz)Tock - 27 days ago

BDE❤️ Cherish all your beautiful memories.

Trevor Wieskopf - 27 days ago

Our deepest sympathies to the whole family on the passing of Neil. He’s been my doctor forever. How I will miss “passing the line”. He will forever be remembered and never forgotten.

Penni Goldman - 27 days ago

My sincerest condolences to the family. Neil was so special and will be truly missed. His aunt Esther was a very good friend of my late mother and was always talking about him so I grew up feeling like I knew him. He was very caring and always looked after me so well.

Roxane and Joel Levine - 27 days ago

Dear Gail and family Our deepest sympathies on the passing of Neil. We hope you find peace in your grief

Mitchell labell - 27 days ago

Neil was my doctor for over 40. Years. He took great care of me and my family.we will all miss him.

Barbara Levine - 27 days ago

Dear Bernie and Family, we go back to childhood when you lived next door to my grandparents on Lacombe! I was shocked and saddened to hear the news about Neil! Sending you my sincerest sympathy! No more sorrow!