Sheldon Sazant

Funeral Service: Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 11:00 AM
Paperman & Sons
Shiva: Sunday, January 26, 2020 to
Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Embassy Suites (Hilton): 208 Saint-Antoine St. W., Montreal, Qc H2Y 0A6
Shiva Details: Shiva hours: from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., daily, ending Wednesday evening. Evening services at 7:30 p.m.
Cemetery: Eternal Gardens Cemetery
Donations: Donald Berman Maimonides foundation 514-483-2121 ext. 2207 or the Cedars Cancer Foundation, (514) 656-6662.

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Jean,Donna Mertens - about 4 hours ago

We have known Sheldon for 35 years through Steve s music store. I bought my husband an ovation guitar, Sheldon was our salesman. This led to a heartwarming friendship over the years. Only to return over the years for more purchases and great deals. He was an icon of a man, caring ,positive attitude no matter what! That smile was sincere, and genuine. We miss you so much! Bless you. Sincere condolences to the Sazant family

Mark Bagan - 14 days ago

Della; Maxine and I were so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

Brian Cape - 18 days ago

Dear Della , Howard, Jeff & family So sorry for your loss, my heartfelt condolences

Isaac - 20 days ago

Sheldon was one of the kindest, sweetest people i’ve ever known in my life and i cannot believe that i will never get one of his hugs and handshakes ever again.. nor to see his smile,or to have our usual deep conversations about life and to listen to his advices...I knew Sheldon for over 15 years of going into the store and i simply can’t believe he’s gone. I learned he was sick about a month ago and only now am i aware of his passing. I can only offer my sincerest condolences to Sheldon’s family and friends, my prayers are with you and Sheldon. Sheldon i will miss you and i’ll never forget you!

Frank Eidelman - 20 days ago

I was a classmate from Jewish Peretz and Bialik and I have many fond memories of hanging out together. We lived less than block from each other and often visited each other's homes. I am so sorry to hear of his passing so soon. May his memory be a blessing to all his loved ones.

Risa Bramon Garcia - 21 days ago

This deeply saddens me and our family. Della, Sam, and Josh, our hearts are with you. Sheldon has the biggest heart in the world. He will always be that light. I know how devastating this is. Know that his love and his humor and his enormous heart are with you forever. I wish I was there with you guys. 💟🔯☮️

Frank Untermyer - 22 days ago

I'm unsure where to start. Perhaps 40 odd years ago when I made my first sojourn from Chicago to Steve's Music peddling Hamer Guitars would be fitting. Sheldon's glow, his smile and his genuine warmth greeted me at the door and was a repeated refrain for many years to come. This was a man who deeply touched my life. He brought music to the music industry. I am thankful as I continue to see the glimmer of his sparkle and joy when working with Jeff. To touch so many and receive such an outpouring from others is a testament to Sheldon. He stood for all that is good, for all that we should cherish. He made us better and leaves us richer.

Marc Langis - 22 days ago

Chère Della et toute la famille, La nouvelle du départ de Sheldon, que j'ai apprise ce matin seulement, m'a touché au plus haut point et je désire vous offrir mes plus sincères sympaties. Sheldon avait ce rare talent de pouvoir établir un lien authentique avec tous les gens qu'il rencontrait. Je viens de prendre un ami et un frère et je ne suis pas le seul. Son souvenir ne s'effacera jamais dans nos coeurs. Merci pour tout Sheldon!

Wayne Higgins - 22 days ago

Sheldon was the epitome of a truly kind human being, always smiling and helpful towards everyone. The sheer volume of condolences on this site is a testimony to what a great and immensely popular guy he was. A real people person who did his utmost to ensure the happiness of others. I am deeply grateful for all the help he bestowed on my brother Tim and I over the years. It was a pleasure working with Sheldon for the decade that was the 80's. He will be sorely missed. Love and prayers, Wayne.

Carl Katz - Vancouver, BC - 23 days ago

Dear Della and the Sazant family - I'm shocked and saddened to learn of Sheldon's passing - my deepest condolences . I have many wonderful memories of when I lived in Montreal and regularly saw Sheldon at Steve's Music store - he was once of the nicest and kindest people I've ever known and was always warm and helpful. May he rest in peace.

SFM Team - 23 days ago

We are deeply saddened to learn about Sheldon Sazant's passing. He was a true gem who made a tremendous impact in our lives and community. From everyone at SFM, we would like to offer our deepest condolences to his family and his colleagues at Steve's Music.

Norman Sabin - 24 days ago

I was in Sheldon's class at Bialik High School. I haven't seen him for a long time but two things stand out from our high school days. First, he was a good athlete and pound for pound the strongest guy at Bialik. Second, he was genuinely nice, friendly, and considerate. He always had a smile on his face and loved to laugh. My condolences to the entire family.

Ira Snytte - 24 days ago

I was very saddened and shocked to hear the news of Sheldon's untimely passing. I had no idea he was sick, and so it really shook me up. I had played basketball with him on and off over a few years. The one thing I will always remember about Sheldon, was that he was always such a welcoming and loving person. He wore his heart on his sleeve. I had to take a break from basketball because of some health issues I was going through, and he was the guy, who encouraged me, and welcomed me back with open arms when I returned. I will always love and remember him for that. Please know that you are not alone at this very difficult time. we are all there with you remembering and mourning the passing of a wonderful, and loving human being. May Sheldon's memory be a blessing to your whole family.

Ellen Susser Kief - 24 days ago

So very sad to hear about Sheldon's passing. We were good friends as kids and Sheldon was always a person of high integrity and heart of gold. My heartfelt condolences to the family.

Lee Berger - 24 days ago

Dear Dale and Family...My most sincere sympathies on the loss of Sheldon.......Stay strong.......Lee

Florence Shustack - 24 days ago

Dear Della and family, My deepest condolences to you at this very difficult and sad time. I have such fond memories of our earlier years together. I am truly so very, very sorry. Flo.

Marvin Garellek - 24 days ago

Dear Della and the entire Sazant family. Joni and I are heartbroken to have just heard this devastating news. I have known Sheldon since we were kids playing on Leger avenue when I would be visiting my cousins. Our son bought his 1st guitar from Sheldon and made quite the impression on our youngster. More recently we bumped into Della and Sheldon on a cruise and had a super fun time together. A gem of a man and a super husband, father, brother, in-law and friend to so many. Della my heart goes out to you. Please accept our condolences. Joni and Marvin

Lisa Finiffter - 24 days ago

Dear Della,Sam,Josh and the entire family. I could probably add the whole village!Sheldon touched so many people as I am sure you are well aware.I cannot think of anything brilliant and witty to ease your pain.I do hope that over time and with the many wonderful memories you will find comfort. Della I remember when you got engaged!Your were both such a cute couple, always .Let it be known you were the one who named me Lisa-Lisa. my deepest and heartfelt condolences to you all xo Lisa-Lisa

Jennifer Pitfield - 24 days ago

My sincere condolences to the Sazant Family on your tragic loss; a life cut short far too soon. Although I'm not a musician, many of my friends were. Growing up in the 70's and 80's stretching their teenage musical wings meant frequent visits to Steve's; and I went happily along for the ride. Sheldon's friendly greeting was the precursor to his always helpful and caring assistance. Even now, decades later, living in Atlanta, the sad news of his passing is felt. Reading the many tributes I remember his smiling face as if it were yesterday; I cannot begin to imagine how deeply he will be missed. Please take comfort in knowing that his legacy of kindness will live on in our hearts forever.

sam jones - 24 days ago

what a shock to watch a news cast about a dear kind yet strong great talent of friend died. wow it hit me like a sledgehammer. i was very happy to meet Sheldon at steves music store and what a great welcome . This man really knew how to bound at any level with any type of man women because of his kindness and greatness many fell in love with Sheldon i am one of them . it felt good to buy gear at steves because you got a 2 for one deal every time because i got chance to hold a chat and a cupper with sheldon i am still in shock and i am slowly come ing to the terms of what just happened like us all i know i say this deeply we love sheldon sazant and to your family condolences i am so so sorry for your loss..

Randee &Jeff Melnick - 24 days ago

Dear Jeff and Fran, Our sincerest condolences on the loss of your brother/ brother-in-law, Sheldon. May you be comforted by his memory and the love and support of friends and family.

François Dufresne - 24 days ago

Dear Della, My sincere condolences to your family for your loss. May you find comfort in the memory of the wonderful man he was, and in the friendship of all who knew him.

Gordon Laight - 25 days ago

My first electric guitar was bought for me by my father under the watchful eye of Sheldon. My first significant, acoustic guitar was result of Sheldon’s guidance. My first “real” amplifier was because of Sheldon. He was an influential character in my life and the lives of so many others. What a tremendous legacy. He will be missed.

Thomas Kitsos - 25 days ago

Deepest condolences to the family of a good, good man. An inspiration of a gentle and kind human whether a customer, co-worker or acquaintance. I was lucky to be all three. Most of 20s were spent in his presence working at the shop. Rest In Peace Sheldon... you were a gentleman and a scholar. Love from San Diego.

MIchel Corriveau - 25 days ago

To the Sazant Family and Steve’s Music Family, Viviane and I want to express our deepest condolences. I am sad knowing that I will not have the time for one last hug. Sheldon, you hired me, giving me the chance to step into the world of professional musicians in Montreal. Later on, you gave me the push I needed in accepting a gig with the band Luba, opening the doors to a wonderful career. You gave us the confidence we needed, always there for us, always interested in our life and happiness. A true, humble, life loving and unique human being and father. I feel extremely grateful that our paths crossed. Thank you my dear friend, I will never forget.

Rian Goldman - 25 days ago

Dear Della, Sam, Josh, and family, my deepest and most heartfelt sympathies. I truly loved Sheldon, knowing him helped make me become a better person, his influence touched me and changed me. He made me cry during my interview at Steve’s because he was so caring and sweet and it caught me off guard; I couldn’t believe he still hired me and I was fortune to work alongside and learn from him for two years. I hope you can find some comfort in knowing that he influenced countless others like me and have made us better, more caring, loving people, and that a part of him lives in so many of us. Sending you all so much love. I’m so, so sorry.

Brian Dupas - 25 days ago

It is with deep sadness I send my condolences to the Sazant family and the Steve's music families. Many of us in the music industry are still trying to process this immense loss. RIP Sheldon.

Wayne Merriman - 25 days ago

My Thoughts and Prayers are with you Della and Your Families

Jimmy Kostelidis - 25 days ago

Sheldon was more than the manager at Steve's Music, he was my good friend for over 30 years. I will truly miss him, things will never be the same at Steve's and in my life. I lost a friend that was dear to me. The sadness may fade but his memory will live on. Rest peacefully dear friend. I will always remember you.

Greg Berneshawi - 25 days ago

Most Sincere Condolences to the Sazant family. I met Sheldon in 1979 at Steves's Music and have remained friends since. He was always a warm and compassionate person; always asking how you were and genuinely interested in the response. He was a true gentleman and professional. People like Sheldon renew our faith in humanity, especially when juxtaposed to the masses we meet who are often not as kind as he was. RIP friend, with the admiration of those who knew you.

Bill Szawlowski - 25 days ago

Sheldon was a wonderful person to have known for over 40 years. He was an inspiration to me and my family. Always a kind word, never too busy to say Hi. He was someone who made a difference to so many lives. And he definitely made a difference to mine. I will miss you greatly. Our sincere condolences to family and friends Billy, Margo, Justin and Ryan Szawlowski.

Joel besner - 26 days ago

Dear Della and family, I was so shocked and greatly saddened to hear of Sheldon's passing. He was such a warm and welcoming gentleman. Generous of heart and spirit, he had an infectious youthful energy that radiated throughout our many years of acquaintance. he always spoke so lovingly of you and the kids. A wonderful and constant guy. He will be greatly missed. Long Life, Joel

Henry Rosenblum - 26 days ago

Dear Howard and Gail, my deepest sympathies on the loss of your brother and brother-in-law. May Sheldon's memory be a blessing. Henry

Merv Middling and Joanne Cutler - 26 days ago

Such a great loss....... The first time I met Sheldon was many years ago at the Battle of the Bands. I knew he had seen our set and that he was friends with Dave our bass player but I wasn't prepared for the bear hug and the effusive compliments together with blow by blow commentary about our performance. He really made us feel like rock stars and it became an annual thing. Sheldon would come up to the Delmar VIP lounge and he would make a beeline for the stage blowing kisses and applauding and generally making us all feel Special. It took me years to realize that Sheldon did that to all his musician friends. He made everyone feel like they were stars and that he was their greatest fan!. It was not an act or gratuitous fawning- it was how he felt and I have heard the same thing from many musicians in Montreal. If you play are any type of musical instrument in Montreal, you knew Sheldon and he made you feel special. He would make a point to greet you at Steve's as if you were some kind of Montreal rock god and it was out of a genuine respect for your art. Sheldon himself was a Rock legend in Montreal and we shall all miss him. Joanne and I look forward to honouring his memory on Thursday night.

Tim McClaeb - 26 days ago

I am so sorry for your loss. Sheldon was such a nice person. He was always smiling. He was one of the most positive people I have ever met. Big hugs to all of his family & friends!!!

Stewart Gunyon - 26 days ago

My deepest condolences to Sheldon's family. Thanks to Sheldon I was a many times repeat customer at Steve's. He always treated me like an old friend, which I'm sure he did with everyone. A huge loss to musicians and Montréal. See you in Heaven some day my friend.

Mark Rothpan - 26 days ago

Dear Howard and family, Please accept my sincere condolences on your loss. From the stories I have read, Sheldon leaves an amazing legacy. May his memory be a blessing to all of you.

Ryan Eichler - 26 days ago

Sheldon was an incredible man with a huge heart. Every time I saw him, which was at least once a week for several years, he would ask me about myself and show genuine interest in my life. Always greeted with a hug and he was always "one of the boys"... He'll be deeply missed, but we know he lives on through Josh, Sam, Della and his family. With love, Ryan, Jillian, Mimi, Lenny.

Gilles Deguire - 26 days ago

Dear Della and family, We were extremely saddened to hear of Sheldon's passing. To me, his wonderful smile lit up everything around him. He made our trips to the store very special, he just wanted to make you happy and that he did. I'm no rock star but I do enjoy playing guitar for my family and friends or just for myself. Going into a music store for me is always a magical moment even if I just need a few picks. I went in to finally buy a ''nice guitar'' for myself many years ago and I've had so many moments of joy with it and still do to this day. I brought our son Eric at 12 years old for an electric guitar and our daughter Lianne for an acoustic guitar. Making music, in any way, cannot be anything but joyful, it simply lifts the spirits. Sheldon was a facilitator and brought joy to many many people.

Ian, Lana & Dylan - 26 days ago

To Della, Jeff, Howard & Families, Sheldon was so much a part of our lives... us Cooney’s. He was such a warm, caring & special guy. He always made things easier (I need a certain so & so ... yesterday!) and always made it more fun. Sheldon was always genuinely interested in what Lana & Dylan were up to and offering his encouragement and guidance. Shel and I would somehow always talk about restaurants in different cites and compare notes. So on behalf of Lana & Dylan we offer our deepest condolences to you. Sheldon as we all know was a true mensch in every sense of the word...and of course a world-class hugger. We’ll miss him very very much. And that happy smiling face. May he Rest In Peace.

Lewis A Cohen - 26 days ago

Sorry for your loss, He was a good man, He will be missed,my heart goes out to Della,and the family ...rest in peace Sheldon

Kenny Smilovitch - 27 days ago

Countless memories of my musical journey as a young Montreal musician are intertwined with Sheldon’s warm welcome and generous smile. I remember almost every visit to Steve’s music store over the years and how Sheldon always made me feel special. I am so saddened to hear of your loss and wish you comfort and strength during this difficult time.

Isabella Nicolini - 27 days ago

Della, Howard and family, my deepest condolences. I only had an opportunity to meet Sheldon a couple of times when he helped my teenage daughter choose her first electric guitar. He was a wonderful person and made her feel very special. RIP Sheldon.

Barry Lubotta - 27 days ago

Dear Jeff and family, I was saddened to hear of Sheldons passing and offer my sincere condolences. Sheldon brightened my day when I’d see him at Steve’s in Montreal. I hope you can get through this difficult period and remember Sheldon for all the happiness he brought to others. My best thoughts And good wishes to all of you.

Jonathan Maldoff, Kim Prosterman and Family - 27 days ago

Dear Della and Family - please accept our deepest condolences on your loss. May you find comfort in your cherished memories.

Susan and Harvey Kader - 27 days ago

Dear Della, Our sincere sympathy on your very sad loss. May his memories be a blessing to you and your family .

Jackie Matin - 27 days ago

Dear Della Joshua Samantha and family Today was an incredible legendary tribute To Sheldon.Gone way to soon but never forgotten.The community mourns with you.

Phyllis and Mark Leibov - 27 days ago

Our deepest sympathies to The Sazant Family the world has lost a great man.

ROZ and Joe Blend - 27 days ago

Dear Della our deepest condolences on the passing of Sheldon

Steven Gewurz - 27 days ago

Jeff, Howard, Della, and family, we are shocked and saddened hearing about Sheldon. Condolences to all of you and hopefully great memories and strength of family will get you through this tough time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Steven and Andree

Lisa Peters - 27 days ago

Dear Della, Samantha, Josh, Teri, Howie, Jeff, and the entire family: how loved Sheldon was and will always be! He was an incredible human being, and the outpouring of love is testament to how much his kindness and caring touched all of us. Almost 1,000 people honoured him, through these tributes and today at the funeral. His memory lives on in the hearts of all who knew him. Memories to cherish and love. Our deepest sympathies, Lisa, Steven, Michael and Matthew

Janet and Larry Zoltak - 27 days ago

Dear Della, Samantha Josh, Jeff and Howard. There are no words for the way I feel for you all. Sheldon and I go back to when we were 10 years old and I entered a tent at YCC and he was there. I knew no one and he made me feel at home and welcomed and friends ever since. Attending Bialik high school and graduating together, we shared memories going back over 50 years. We drifted in and out of each other’s lives Always sharing his famous embrace, a kiss, a golf game or just catching up. He glowed when he talked about Samantha and Josh’s accomplishments and we reminisced to when we were pishers, way back when. When my kids were younger a trip to Sheldon and Dave on a Saturday aft for a string a pic a set of drums or a “Les Paul” or just to hang was always something they asked for regularly it was everyone’s highlight. We will all miss his kind heart and soul. They broke the mould with Sheldon, larger than life. . Please find strength in his memories and the knowledge that he touched so many. “Only the good die young “ Please accept our deepest sympathies and may you all be blessed and comforted among the mourners of Zion. Baruch Dayan Ha’emet Janet, Larry Jason Melissa and Matthew.

Marlene rabinovitch - 27 days ago

Our deepest sumpathy to all from the Rabinovitch family. We have good memories of great fun on Leger st

Jeff Waxman - 27 days ago

The guitars. Too many to count. Sheldon was part of all of them. My most sincere condolences to your entire family

Cindy Zeesman - 27 days ago

Dear Jeff and your entire family. My deepest sympathy on your loss Cindy

Steve Light - 27 days ago

Howard and Gail,and the whole Sazant family My deepest sympathy on your loss,Sheldon was a great guy.

Wendy Fish - 27 days ago

To the Sazant family; It was a terrible shock to hear of Sheldon’s passing. My first thoughts were to call my husband to tell him ... Sheldon started the nickname Grandpa for him, obviously as he was the oldest one there. They had a fun and respectful relationship for 18 years. My very, very best goes out to you in these most difficult times.

Victor Maxwell - 27 days ago

Dear Sheldon: I do believe that life holds many mysteries, within this is usually not the here and now, but part of our journey. With this being said, I know that your 2nd journey, will a great continuation, as you will dwell within the home of our Lord Jesus Christ. As I express my condolences to your loved one, and closest family, I thank you for being a friend in my life. Thank you for welcoming me into your home, and my home away from home, Steve’s. Your graciousness, and welcoming manner will always be remembered. Always taking a moment to listen, ask how I am doing, and giving great advice. Every moment, either sharing a laugh, listening about my aspirations, or reaching different milestones in life are worth their weight in gold. I have you, Cheech, and Dave to personally thank for me having my first music studio. What a wonderful gift of kindness. I wish you Joy Sheldon in the hereafter, the same joy and comadery you have repeatedly shown towards others throughout your life. From one Rock Star to Another. God Bless you and your family, Sheldon Sazant. Sincerely, Victor Maxwell

Lori Ann Fellner - 27 days ago

Dear Della and family, Please accept our condolences on the passing of your dear husband, father. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Lori Ann and Michael

FM Le Sieur - 27 days ago

I’m truly shocked and saddened to have heard of Sheldon’s passing. I never knew “Steve” from Steve’s Music; I knew “Sheldon”. I’ve known him for 30 years. He was a true friend of all musicians. He had a knack to make you feel good and special; always taking time to ask what you were working on and also taking an interest on a personal note, too. Every time I came in, he greeted me with that great smile. He was genuinely a beautiful soul, a gentleman and a true music lover. He’ll be greatly missed and Montreal’s music scene will never be the same. Thanks Sheldon! My sympathy to his family.

Benton Seal - 27 days ago

My deepest condolences to the Sazant family on Sheldon's passing. Fond childhood memories growing up in CSL and as campers at YCC. May he rest in peace.

Rena Cohen - 27 days ago

I knew Sheldon as a Bialik classmate and as CITs together at YCC back in 1975 - wonderful memories. It’s hard and painful to absorb the passing of this man who walked through the world with such lightness. Sheldon had the rare quality of being the coolest guy in the room while also being the warmest, and over the past days, I’ve laughed and cried while sharing my sweet and funny Sheldon memories with my husband. May Sheldon’s memory be a blessing to all who loved him - the many, many who are feeling this terrible loss - and most especially to his beloved family.

Lorin Levine - 27 days ago

Dear Della & Family, I first met Sheldon (Leger/Kildare era), and have since spent decades visiting him at the store and remember having wonderful lunch discussions with him, Dave, and Cam at the St. James Pub. The definition of a mensch, he & Steve were so supportive of every music festival & project, and he always took a few extra minutes from his busy day to stop and say hello. He will be truly missed. May you and your families be spared further sorrow.

Helen Hall - 27 days ago

Dear Della and Family, I am shocked and saddened to hear of this great loss. Sheldon has touched so many of our lives with his warm and loving presence and I will always cherish my memories of him. Thinking of you during this difficult time and sending my deepest condolences.

Sheldon Lyman - 27 days ago

Hi Della,please accept my deepest condolences on your loss,he will always be remembered

Mark Rabinovitch - 27 days ago

Sincere condolences to the Sazant family.

Steven Fishman - 27 days ago

Dear Della,Samantha,Josh ,Terri and Sazant family. It is very sad to hear of Sheldon passing at very young age. His smile and great stories will be missed at family dinners . May his memories live on and as can be seen he touched many lives

Mario Zeffiro - 27 days ago

My sincerest condolences to Sheldon's Family. I had the pleasure of knowing and dealing with him, for almost 40 years, as a friendly and respectful competitor ("Ital") . Rest in peace, my friend.

Pauline and Mitch Rosenberg - 27 days ago

Please accept our deepest sympathies at this very difficult time. Pauline & Mitchell Rosenberg

betty bosis - 27 days ago

Dear Howard , Sincere condolences on the loss of your Brother. May you and your family find comfort and strength in each other at this difficult time.

Linda (Rich) and Mark Bandel - 27 days ago

Dear Della, Terri, Howard and Gail and family, Sending our heatfelt condolences. We are thinking of you at this very sad time, Linda and Mark Bandel

IRA GOLDWATER - 27 days ago

I remember Sheldon well from those carefree summers in St Agathe ,as teenagers.He was always easy going, smiling and friendly to everyone.May the great memories you have sustain you at this time. My deepest condolences, to the whole family. Ira Goldwater

The management of Prodexim International - 27 days ago

Howard, please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved brother Sheldon.

Mitchell Yaffy - 27 days ago

Dear Della, Howard, Gail and family. Although it has been many years since we have been in touch , reading all the wonderful stories about Sheldon brings back so many memories for everyone that Sheldon has touched. Maybe if everyone in the world had a little of Sheldon in them the world would be a better place. May all his wonderful memories get you through this difficult time. Mitchell Yaffy

Robyn Lyman - 27 days ago

Dear Della and family, I have been truly heartbroken since learning of Sheldon’s passing. I remember the fabulous memories that we shared while living in Montreal and his infectious smile that made everyone feel special. The one memory that comes to mind was standing as a bridesmaid at your wedding and all of us laughing. May all your memories help you and your family during this difficult time. My deepest sympathies to you, your children, your mom and the Sazant family. Rest In Peace Sheldon.

Claude Cyr - 27 days ago

My deepest condoleances to Sheldon's family and friends. Sheldon had a way to make you feel as the most important person in his life when he was talking to you. His smile, his wisdom, we will all miss. I remember the frist time I met him, I wanted to work at Steve's, I was 22, in 1987, no experience. He took the time to bring me upstairs to his office, looked at my very empty resume. we spoke a bit and he suggested that I start working in a smaller store, maybe close to my house. Which I did. So because of this very moment, I'm still working in this great business. Sheldon, I will miss our talks, our laughs, our hugs.

Ilana-Beth Cohen & Robert Solomon - 27 days ago

Dear Della and family, We are so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in your cherished memories

Andre Thibert - 27 days ago

last time I saw Sheldon at the store we talked about many well known artists that had visited the new location on St-Catherine. And as always he shared some nice memories, I did not know he was sick bout found him a little skinny compared to his usual body, tough that he may have been on a diet... I was in shocked knowing that I will not have the privilege to talk to him anymore, but I do have some good memories. My condolences to the family, he will be missed but always remembered. 🎶🍻

Carole & David Guttman - 27 days ago

What a send off for a friend, over 330 condolences, for Sheldon. While we weren't personal friends, I always looked forward to going to Steves. His smile would light up a room. I saw him many times when I made delerivies to the store. He usually told me your to early to see your buddy, Mr. Steve, it's only 11 am. He will be missed by many in the Steves Family, and friends he nurtured along the way. God speed Sheldon, RIP.

Freddy & Dina - 27 days ago

Nobody just went to Steve's, we all went there to see Sheldon, talk, discuss, laugh and then we got whatever we needed ( if we needed anything at all). Always avoided going there on tuesdays because that was Sheldon's day off. Montreal's music community has not only lost a friend, we lost history, tradition and a sense of belonging. Thank you for all those beautiful "hangs" and all those wonderful memories. I feel privileged to have crossed your path. Grazie mille.

Brian White - 28 days ago

Dear Howie and Gail. Please accept our deepest sympathy for your very sad loss. Brian & Gloria

Mike Thivierge - 28 days ago

The sound Sheldon’s voice, his laughter and his precious words of advice will continue to resonate in my mind. I cherish those 30 years of friendship! My deepest sympathies to the entire family, as well as all those that had the chance to know this wonderful man.

Leslie Singerman - 28 days ago

Dear Della and Family; Sincere condolences on Sheldon's passing; He was such a great guy and super mensch; I'll truly miss him upon my future visits to Steve's and will feel a huge void; May all your great memories sustain you at this difficult time; RIP Sheldon

Aidan Nulman - 28 days ago

Sheldon gave me my first "real" job, literally half my life ago when I was a teenager. Over the years I started managing others, and to this day I still think of him when challenged—what would Sheldon do? He was a real mensch, even when he didn't have to be. I'm very sad to hear of his passing; my sincerest condolences to Della, Sam, Josh, and the rest of the family <3

Jane Millman Solomon - 28 days ago

So sorry to learn of Sheldon passing away.The Milllman family were close family neighbors. My brother Kenneth went to school with Sheldon.My husband Ben Solomon was Sheldons math teacher.So many close connections.Our deepest sympathies and condolences to your family.May many good memories sustain you in the coming days and nights. Jane Millman and Ben Solomon

Eric Goldberg & Cindy Hershon - 28 days ago

Dear Della & family, Our deepest condolences. Sheldon was a complete mensch. One of the nicest people we ever met. He always had a moment to chat with us. Sometimes I think my boys liked the time they spent with Sheldon better than the guitars they bought, with his expert help, at Steve's. ברוך דיין האמת

Debbie Merowitz - 28 days ago

Dear Della, Howie, Jeff, Terri and families, I am so sorry to learn of Sheldon's passing. My childhood memories of growing up across the street from the Sazant boys, playing hit the bat, riding my bike and going to YCC with Sheldon; and then him marrying another childhood family friend, you Della, bring a smile to my face. May the warm memories and support of family and friends bring you some comfort during the difficult days ahead. I am so sorry to reconnect on such a sad occasion. Big hug to all.

Ray Fabi - 28 days ago

Sheldon, the music community in Montreal will never be the same. You left only good vibes behind you. You were a true gentleman. You’re irreplaceable my friend. Anybody that’s ever been in contact with you will undoubtedly agree, you brought a positive outlook and a solution to all problems, and resolved everything. I’m grateful to have met you, to have worked alongside you, and privileged to be a friend of yours. You always made me feel important and appreciated, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Your support and friendship, I will not forget. I’ll remember your smile forever. To your family, I cannot find words... but do understand that there will be a huge void. I send you my deepest condolences. Goodbye Sheldon.

Daniel Bonin - 28 days ago

All my condolences to the family and friends. Sheldon was such a sweet guy. From the first time i walked in Steve’s music store back in the 70s till today, Sheldon made us fell good and important all the time. Such a great lost. Rest in peace Sheldon!

Cam Stewart and Family - 28 days ago

Dear Della, Sam, and Josh. Our deepest condolences. Our days at Steve’s always began with a hug, a quick quip, and the shared excitement of another unfolding day. Our huddles, Dave, Shel, and I, throughout the day were always cherished and priceless. Days turned into years with the expectation they’d never end. Sheldon’s part in the band will be forever revered and honoured as it was such a privilege to play along side him. We will miss him beyond belief.

Jerry Fielden - 28 days ago

He will be missed so much and I'm sure the whole Montreal music family and beyond are mourning for him right now. What a special man he was.

Debbie & Richard Rubin - 28 days ago

Dear Della, Sam, Josh , Our deepest condolences to you and your entire family upon the passing of Sheldon. His awesome smile and contagious laugh will always be remembered. May the fondest memories continue to live on and comfort you. May you all be spared further sorrow. Debbie, Richard, Steph, Michelle and Sam

Sheila and Steve Altro - 28 days ago

Dear Howard and family We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Sheldon Our deepest sympathies and condolences Sheila and Steve Altro

Randy Bowen - 28 days ago

To Della, Samantha and Joshua, On behalf of my wife Clare Murphy, and my business partner Chris Brodbeck from the band See Spot Run, we'd like to extend to you our deepest condolences. Sheldon helped us in so many ways over these many years, we could never begin to properly thank him. He'd send gear out to us while we were on the road if things broke down, he'd arrange financing, whatever it was we needed, he was always there to help. Personally, he always made time to help my wife if I was away, and always inquired about her every time I spoke to him. We are all so saddened to receive this news, as I know all our peers are as well. Peace be with you.

Wendy Merowitz - 28 days ago

Dear Della and Family , I am so sorry to hear this sad news. Sending sincere sympathy to all of you. May you all be strong

Sandra & Eli Kobernick - 28 days ago

We are so sad to hear of Sheldon's passing. We are away for the season and cannot be with you now but send our deepest condolences to you all. We hope your wonderful memories will be a source of comfort at this very difficult time. Fondly, Sandra & Eli

Mark Lyman - 28 days ago

Dear Della, Samantha, Josh, Jeff,, Howie, Terry and the entire Sazant family, my deepest sympathies. Like so many others, I'm still trying to wrap my head around this. I can't even remember exactly when I first met Shel it's so long ago, but so many great memories have been made over the years and how much closer our friendship had become when I got him to move into our crazy apartment building in Cote St Luc. The barbecues we used make on the balconies, sneaking into the swimming pool for midnight swims, golfing, dinners, being an usher at Della and Sheldon's wedding and so many more amazing memories I get to keep. Loving, caring, smiling, laughing, he was an incredible human being, and I am blessed to have known him and have him in my life. Rest peacefully Shel. You are forever in my heart. Love, Mark

Stan Feldman - 28 days ago

Dear Della & Family. Sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved husband. Unfortunately I never knew or met Sheldon but I remember you growing up in C.S.L. on Palmer. I was very close to your late dad Moe, who was very active in recreation in C.S.L & I was one of his key assistants. I was at the house often, loved your mom & saw you often. My thoughts & prayers are with the entire Family. What a tragic loss. R.I.P.

bob cohen - 28 days ago

a true community player!!!... always ready to help out for us all...condolences go out to all yhe family... 🎶

Estelle and Rob Bernstein - 28 days ago

Dear Sazant Family We are so sorry to hear this sad news. Sending sincere sympathy to all of you. Sheldon was a special guy and we will always remember him fondly. He will be greatly missed. Estelle, Rob, Joel and Andrew Bernstein

Donald Druick - 28 days ago

So sad. Je t'embrasse. DD (519-569-1228)

Syd Knecht - 28 days ago

I was introduced to Sheldon over 30 years at Steve’s music. I am shocked and saddened that we have all lost such a good kind family man and all around good guy ! Always a smile , a hug and happy to see you and help out if needed. Sheldon you have left us way too soon and leave a huge void for all of us. You will be missed ! My sincerest condolences to his entire family. Rest In Peace Sheldon.

Joel Duchoeny & Patricia Melnyk - 28 days ago

Patricia and I were in shock when we heard of Sheldon's passing – so much so that until we had processed it, we couldn't even think of what to say here. Although we didn't know Sheldon well, it was obvious to everyone just how warm and down-to-earth he was. Sheldon radiated energy and thoughtfulness; he was genuinely interested in everyone and everything around him. No doubt that's why he had so many friends and acquaintances who thought so highly of him...truly a “mensch!” It saddens us to think that someone who was such a bright light is not with us any longer. He will be very much missed by many, but always remembered. Our deepest condolences to Della, Samantha, Josh, all the Sazant family and Teri. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this very sad time. Patricia and Joel

Nabil Bakdach - 28 days ago

I would like to present my deepest sympathy and condolenses to the whole family, friends and steeve music colleagues and friends for the big loss of such a marvelous and amazing human being . I was shocked yesterday when I heard the news. Couldn't believe my ears. I had no clue that Sheldon with all the energy he had been given to all musicians and Steeve's customers, to pass away so fast. I pray for Sheldon and ask God to grant him the best of the best in his hereinafter life. I am a musician, author and composer and Shekdon was involved since 10 years in selling me and supporting all my purchases that were as well supported by many guys of the Steeve's music team. May you be granted the patience to handle this disaster

Mike Matlin - 28 days ago

The first time ever going into Steve's with my dad I remember looking up through the glass display case at a booming man my dad introduced to me as Steve. Maybe I was 10 Sheldon would have been 11 or 12. When I started going in on my own Mr Steve was always my salesman until one day he introduced me to Sheldon who had only recently started working there and he told me Sheldon will take care of you if there's a problem just call me. I never had to call him. As a musician Sheldon never let me down, never tried to push things on me and wisely advised me when sometimes I wanted something that wasn't quite for me. Later when the music business became my profession Steve and Sheldon were always the go to guys for 98% of what we needed. More recently when I started working at Steve's as much as I know I annoyed him at times he still took the time to help me when I needed it . I still can't believe he's gone it's just not something I can fathom. My deepest condolences to family, friends and the countless musicians who's lives he has touched in a positive way. God speed and good notes old friend .

LYNN LECLERC - 28 days ago

Dear Della, Samantha, Joshua & Teri & Sazant family, I am so very sorry for your loss! My sincerest condolences to you all. May you all find peace and solace at this difficult time in the wonderful memories and moments you shared as a family with your beloved Sheldon. Sincerely, Lynn Leclerc

Sandy Freeman - 28 days ago

On Behalf of Richard Lantier{April Wine] and STEVE HILL sympathies to the family

Sheldon Kagan - 28 days ago

Dear Della, Teri and family, Linda and I were deeply shocked and saddened to hear of your dear Sheldon’s passing. He certainly touched thousands of “music people” in and around the Montreal area for so many years. Please know that our thoughts are with you all at this most difficult time. Sincerely, Linda & Sheldon Kagan

SANDY FREEMAN - 28 days ago

im out of tune my friend is gone glad to have shared so much in our dreams in life Jeff ,Howard Della ...........

Paula Kimel - 28 days ago

Dear Jeff, Franny and the entire Family, We were so sad to hear of your loss. May the family be spared any further sorrow. Paula Kimel and Lewis Cohen

Jeff Rabinovitch - 28 days ago

My deepest condolences on your loss. Sheldon and I grew up together on Leger Ave in CSL. I have many fond memories of playing together on the street and in our respective homes. I even remember Jeff's drum set that he kept in the basement of their home. Although Sheldon and I lost touch with one another as we grew up and made our way in the world, Sheldon will always be an integral part of my childhood memories. May his memory be a blessing to you all.

Andy Dore - 28 days ago

To Sheldon's Family and Friends, I started playing music in the late 70s and Steve's Music was the place to go! I first met Sheldon when I bought my first electric guitar while I working at Murray's restaurant on St Catherine street. I would drop in at least once a week to "dream" and buy stuff for me and my band. I NEVER saw Sheldon in a bad mood. He was like an air- traffic controller in there...dealing with teenagers, old guys, professional musicians, last minute panic situations, punk rockers, wanna-be thieves ....all kinds of people. I moved in 2011 from Montreal after 40 years to Renfrew, and last year my wife and I made a visit to Steves. I was thrilled that Shelly was there!! I was so proud to introduce him to my wife. ( He had met my ex-wife back in the day I suppose, but not Lori) I gave him a big hug and he gave me his million dollar smile and goofy stance. We talked about how I used to bring my 3 daughtesr in almost every week because I wanted them to get to know him and the store and be drenched with the wonder of music. Sheldon was so kind with them, never treating them like kids, but as people, even when they were 3 and 4 years old. I can be sure that his wonderful traits and character being will live on in his children. this is inevitable and a wonderful thing. I don't know why I started to cry when I heard he passed away, but I believe a part of my youngster-life disappeared as he was an on-going lovable person that inspired me in my quest as a musician. He will be missed. Love and mercy. Andy Dore, Capital City Keyboards, Ottawa.

George Klaus - 28 days ago

Dear Della and famiiy, Sheldon was a one of a kind! Working alongside of him for 22 years was an honour, he always treated me like one of the family. There will never be another one like him. i’m sure he’s looking down on you from above and sending you his love to help get you through this difficult time.

Jennifer, David, Curtis & Jesse - 28 days ago

When we think of Sheldon, we can't help but smile. He was such an amazing man, husband, father and friend to so many. His humor and positive disposition affected everyone he came in contact with. We feel fortunate to have had him in our lives and considered him family. We can't express how sad we are for Della, Sam, Josh, Teri and all of his family. We love you.

Arthur Corber - 28 days ago

My condolences. Super nice guy. Very sad.

Christian Cousineau - 28 days ago

My deepest condolences to his family and co-workers at Steve’s. I worked with him for 9 years, Sheldon's happiness and smile was unique. He will be sorely missed. Rest in peace.

Gilles Dicaire - 28 days ago

Dear Della, Samantha and Josh. I can only imagine how difficult this can be for you. Surely Sheldon was the sun around which your lives orbited. My deepest sympathies to you and everybody afflicted by this terrible loss. A boss, a leader, a friend and a confidant, Sheldon has been all of these things to me for 25 years. And surely he has played a key part in all of the big and small successes that i had over the years at Steve's by trusting, supporting and teaching me. Ciao-Ciao mon chum.

Tony Manzi - Kief Marketing - 28 days ago

My sincere condolences to Della, Jeff, family, friends and all MI colleagues who have had the pleasure to know Sheldon. He was a wonderful and kind human being. I will remember the numerous store visits, NAMM and MIAC shows, evening clinics at the store and wonderful dinners. Rest in peace my friend.

Allan Embury - 28 days ago

To his family I extend my deepest condolences I met Sheldon back in the day when I was at Chateau Musicale..a neighboring store . Over the years he became one of the most respected and loved in Montreal Music "on the floor" and" behind the scenes" . The news of his passing stopped time for me > Rest in Peace Sheldon...

Hal Newman - 28 days ago

We'd known each other a very long time when I brought my daughter Sophie to Steve's to buy her first guitar. Shelly treated her the same as he treated the biggest music artists - like family. Sheldon was a remarkably kind human being. When we started hosting concerts he helped me with so many last-minute needs for gear it became a bit of a running joke. "What d'ya need, Hal..." Esteemed dude, you will be missed. Heartfelt condolences to his family, colleagues and many friends.

Sandy Cobrin - 28 days ago

Dear Sazant family, I was so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you at this very difficult time.

Stephen Engel - 28 days ago

To the world I lost a brother from a different mother. I have known Sheldon since I was 6. That is 54 years. I not only went to school with Sheldon, his Mom like so many others in my class, was my away from home Mom. His Mother like Brian Torbin's, like Robert Better's Mom just accepted hyper active me for me. It was a safe house. Over the years we lost touch. I missed Sheldon. 2 years ago when in Montreal for a wedding I went to Steve's and waited about an hour to reconnect and give him a simple hug. We caught up and I promised him every time I came to Montreal thereafter I would call him. I next saw Sheldon last year at FLL airport and told Della a story from high school she never knew. she told me wait till the kids find out. I called Sheldon in August 2019 when I was in Montreal for Ile Soniq and invited him to meet me in Florida this winter. He deferred telling me he had no plans as of yet. He promised to let me know if he came through Then I got Ellen's email and I was devastated. To all that loved that kid, cry with me as we lost a real good one. I have no answers for comfort but I do know I lost a brother who will be missed by many. He is a part of my life that no one can take away. I will miss talking to him about these events. Life is not fair and it is cruel. I got good stuff to carry me through. This one really hurt and was way too close for me. I can only imagine what others feel. There for the grace of God go I. I should be so blessed to be as wealthy as he was. Hug someone you love. Life is fleeting. Stephen I was in his house at least once a week forever. I recently reconnected with Sheldon because I missed him. I waited 1/2 hour at Steve's 2 years ago to just give him a hug.

Donna Fishman - 28 days ago

Dear Della,Samantha,Josh ,Terri and Family Im so sorry and sad to hear about Sheldon. He always had this big smile and was always interested to hear about “ your life”. Something like this makes you stop and think how fragile life is; he was way to young. My thoughts and heart are with you at this most difficult time. Xox

Suzanne Berbrier - 28 days ago

Dear Della, Sam & Josh, my deapest condolences to you and his family. By so many messages sent, know how much he touched people.

Suzanne Berbrier - 28 days ago

Myra Lighter - 28 days ago

Dear Howie and Family. I am very sorry about your loss. You you have no more sorrow. Myra

Shirley Retter - 28 days ago

Dear Della, living away from Montreal ; reading Papermans becomes a habit. Never did I think I’d be reading this. I am so sorry for your huge loss and wanted to let you know that even though it’s been a long time since we’ve seen each other, my heart is truly breaking for you and your family. May you find strength in good memories. I’m so sorry for you. Lots of hugs, Shirley

Jeff Smallwood - 28 days ago

I remember the first day way back in the late 70’s that I met Sheldon at Steve's. I was just another high school kid with very little money in my pocket, shopping again for things I couldn't really afford and he was the new salesman. He treated me then like I was the most important guy in the room, and always has since then. I thought I was something special but I quickly learned that he treated everyone that way. When my son became a musician Shelly treated him the same way too. I don't know a single person whom is not better off for having known him and whose dreams he didn’t try to help come true. He was a very big part in helping my dreams come true and always seemed ready and willing to do it again and again and then revel in hearing me tell him all about it in our many chats while sitting on amplifiers in the store. I will deeply miss this kind, generous, honest and friendly man. To be so universally loved is a true testament to the kind of person he was and we should all aspire to be. Rest In Peace Sheldon and my sincerest condolences to his family and extended family at Steve's.

Robin Alexander - 28 days ago

Sheldon always kind and professional, a wonderful person. My father was a musician and we spent many hours at Steve’s music store.

Paula Weitzman - 28 days ago

Dear Howie and Gail, Please accept our heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your brother Sheldon. Our thoughts are with you and the family during this difficult time, Mildred and Paula Weitzman

Lily Steinfeld - 28 days ago

Dear Della and family, Please accept my sincere sympathies on the untimely loss of your beloved Sheldon. My thoughts are with you at this very sad time. Fondly, Lily

Randi Canter Miller - 28 days ago

Dear Della Sam,Josh and family, No words can express the sadness and loss on the passing of your beloved Sheldon. He was truly a wonderful person whose warmth and smile made everyone around feel special! Sending you our deepest condolences. Randi & Neil Miller

Hass Family - 28 days ago

Dear Josh and Family, We are all saddened to hear the news. Our thoughts are with you and your family. Monty ,Joelle, Aaron, Jeremy and Noah.

Sue Hayward - 28 days ago

Dear Della and family, wishing you strength, love and courage at this time with the loss of Sheldon.

Basile and Roni Tataris - 28 days ago

Dear Howard Our deepest condolences to you and your family. Our thoughts are with you.

ndy Frankel - 28 days ago

Dear Della and the entire family, Andy and I wanted to send heartfelt condolences to you and your extended family. Being a grief counsellor one would think that I could come up with the perfect phrase that would help to ease some of the pain of losing Sheldon, however I have yet to come across the perfect words to articulate something that could adequately offer comfort. That being said, I do trust that through the love of family and friends, you will receive the support to find your way through this time. we will forever think of Sheldon fondly, he was a true mench. Please try to remember, death ends a life, not the relationship.

Adrian Starr - 28 days ago

Dear Della, Teri and family My sincerest condolences to the entire family. May your fond memories bring you comfort at this difficult time. Sincerely Adrian and family

Arlene Silver - 28 days ago

Dear Della and Family. Please accept our heartfelt sympathies on the untimely loss of Sheldon. We hope all your wonderful memories and the magic of music heal your soul and bring you comfort ! With all our love Arlene & Howie Silver

Lisa Richman and Steven Kelman - 28 days ago

Our thoughts and feelings of sadness go out to the whole family. We are so sorry for your loss. We warmly remember our friendship with Sheldon from years spent together at the Y Country Camp. We wish to extend our deepest sympathy to the whole family.

Lynn Warren - 29 days ago

Della, Samantha and Joshua.,Teri and the Savant family I want to offer my sincerest condolences on the loss of Sheldon. He was a wonderful person and friend to many. May your memories give you comfort at this difficult time. With love, Lynn

Jean Lorrain - 29 days ago

My Dears Della, Samantha, Josh and Teri, I sincerely wish to express you my deepest condolences on the passing of Sheldon. Also, let me tell you that it was a real Pleasure and a Great Honor to have known such a Wonderful person as your Sheldon!!! He Really was a Remarkable and Genuine individual who left an unforgettable impression of kindness, warmth and friendship upon everyone he met. We will all miss him very much. Be assured of my warm sympathy. M. Jean Lorrain

Marilyn Levitt - 29 days ago

Jeff my deepest condolences on the loss of your brother Sheldon. May his memory bring you comfort at this difficult time. Marilyn

Ricki and Leslie Fabian and Family - 29 days ago

Dear Jeff, Fran and family, Our deepest sympathies. May your fond memories get you through this most difficult time.

Nick D'Agata - 29 days ago

Sheldon !! your warmness and compassion always came thru . I will always treasure our conversations of vacations with the family. Making people feel enlightened came natural to you! Thank you for always being there and helping me with my musical journey. Sending prayers to your family!

Krystle Sheeler - 29 days ago

Dear Della and family, I am so sorry to hear of this loss, my heart goes out to you all at this time. My deepest condolences, you are in my thoughts

Dan Amorim - 29 days ago

My deepest condolences to the family coworkers and friends. Sheldon was a very special individual with so much positivity with everyone he met. He will be sorely missed. Dan Amorim (one of the guys from Roland)

dave and perla - 29 days ago

Dear Della Sam Josh Jeff and Howie this hurts more than anyone can imagine to know somebody since they were in diapers was so special and to work with Shel for 38 years made our bond that much stronger he was my brother from another mother . I will miss his smile his laugh his hugs and all the funky ness we shared all the years together . A truly special human being who will be missed by all those he hugged and he hugged everyone .

Stéphane Gagnon - 29 days ago

Della and family, my deepest condolences for your untimely loss. Sheldon has been a dear friend and mentor from my early days at Steve's in the late 80's. His smile and genuine hugs will be remembered, his wise words and advice forever cherished. He always took the time to listen, always sat for a chat, always shared the great humanity he carried within. Miss him much already.

Luc Labelle & Sophie Chabot - 29 days ago

Our most sincere condolences to all Family and friends .

Glenn J. Nashen & Judy Hagshi - 29 days ago

Dear Jeff and Fran and family, We extend heartfelt condolences from our family to yours. May you be comforted knowing that others care.

Carole and Stuart Kogan - 29 days ago

Dear Jeff and Franny and the entire Sazant Family, Please accept our most heartfelt condolences for your loss. Our hearts are with you at this most difficult time.

Susan and Peter Marcovitch - 29 days ago

Dear Della and Family, Our most heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and music community who will miss Sheldon terribly. His smile, warmth and gentle manner will be a lasting memory for all who’s lives he touched.

Daphne & Martin - 29 days ago

Della and family, Words cannot express how saddened we were to hear of Sheldons passing. We pray that all the memories you have will help you through this difficult time. Our heartfelt condolences. Daphne & Martin

Jerry Herszkopf - 29 days ago

My deepest condolences to all family and friends of my amazing classmate at Bialik High school.Sheldon will be missed and remembered as a real mensch

Kathy Wolf & Steve Rowe - 29 days ago

Our most heartfelt condolences to the family, friends, and music community, who all grieve the loss of our friend Sheldon. Forty years, he was that friendly face that made Steve's not just a store, but a place that inspired so many artists. Myself as an amateur, and Steve as a local bluesman, spent countless hours there. Getting the Sheldon hug was first order of business. His kindness continued to his last days for us both, with love and support. We will never forget this great soul and who will be so missed by us all. Much love. Kathy & Steve

Jodie and Arthur Freedman - 29 days ago

Dear Della and family, Arthur and I were so saddened to hear the news of Sheldon. He always had such a friendly smile and warm personality. May you all find comfort in your wonderful memories and the outpouring of community love and support. Our sincerest condolences, the community has lost a true mensch.

Mark Kalisky - 29 days ago

To the family, My father introduced to me Sheldon on my second day in the industry, so he was one of the first "insiders" I ever met. I will never forget that day and his warm welcome in, helping me look forward to be part of such a great community. I am shocked and saddenned, but at the same time lit up by his gregarious smile and infectious laughter, shared during my numerous store visits and all the trade shows we attended together.

Harriet Silversmith - 29 days ago

Dear Della, With my heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. May your wonderful memories make you smile at this very sad time Harriet

Vicki Tagalakis - 29 days ago

My deepest sympathies to Sheldon’s family and to his family at Steve’s. I was shocked and saddened. I met Sheldon at Steve’s and had the pleasure to work with him for several years. We shared some great moments. He was a special man and May he Rest In Peace.

Harvey Levinson - 29 days ago

I was Sheldon's high school history teacher. I recall what a fine individual Sheldon was. My sincere sympathy to his family and friends. Harvey Levinson

Morey Richman - 29 days ago

Decades ago an infectiously enthusiastic man with the warmest smile and caring hug welcomed me into the wonderful world of music with open arms - he made all of us in the Montreal music community feel like stars and over the course of our lives filled us with passion for music and humanity with an emphasis on compassion for the human soul. He will be sorely missed and fondly remembered by everyone he touched - my severst condolences to his extended family and friends.

Holly and Jack Kupfert - 29 days ago

Dear Della, Samantha, Josh, Howie, Gail and the entire Sazant family, Please accept our deepest condolences on the loss of Sheldon. May all the wonderful memories you have of him, sustain you through this difficult time. Please know that we are thinking of you have you in our hearts at this sad time. Holly and Jack

Rory & Hindy Olson - 29 days ago

Della, Sam and Josh, please accept our heartfelt condolences. Sheldon walked among us as a true Prince. He was the most beautiful man I have ever known. He spread love and a radiant warmth which bathed us all. No matter the day, the month, the year or anything that might be happening in the moment, when you were with Sheldon, you felt the gentle power of his total and unconditional love. If your day was going bad…suddenly it was going well. So it was with Sheldon. There was surely no nicer or more wonderful man to have walked this earth; he graced us with his amazing soul. He shall be missed beyond comprehension.

Susan Elias - 29 days ago

Dear Della, My deepest sympathies on the loss of your beloved husband. My thoughts are with you and your family. Susan

President DDO Softball - 29 days ago

Dear Howard, Della, Jeff and the entire family. The Dollard Executive Softball League wishes to extend their sincere condolences on the passing of Sheldon.

Ramy Issa - 29 days ago

To the Sazant family: my deepest condolences for your precious loss. I have known Sheldon for countless years from Steve’s. He always greeted me with a smile and a hug. I would never buy anything before getting Sheldon’s advice. Just a few months ago (October), I bought a guitar as a surprise grad gift for my son. Sheldon was in on the whole thing, ordering the guitar, keeping it a secret from my son, and making sure that he was surprised. Sheldon even asked me to text him pictures of my son’s reaction as we gave him the guitar. This just does not happen! It was Sheldon’s deep down love and care he had for all that crossed his path. R.I.P. my friend. You will be missed.

Bummie & Arlene - 29 days ago

Our sincere condolences to the Sazant families on the loss of Sheldon.

Gloria and RIchard Bass - 29 days ago

Dear Howard, Our deepest condolences on the loss of your brother. Gloria and Richard

Mark Levined - 29 days ago

Dear Della, Howard, Jeff and family. My heart breaks for you all. The numerous great memories are always with me. He was always smiling and happy to see anyone at anytime. If you wanted to smile, think of Sheldon. He was the consummate human being, a great brother, and wonderful friend. This has to be one of the saddest days for me and anyone who knew him. Love you all.

Al Gunn - 29 days ago

Sheldon, my friend since 1979 when we worked at Steve’s together. You will be missed

Liane Kupfert - 29 days ago

My sincerest condolences to the entire family. Wishing you strength during this difficult time.

David Mars - 29 days ago

Dear Howard, I am sending you my heartfelt sympathy on the devastating loss of your brother. May the memories of happy times spent together comfort you as you mourn the loss of your dear brother.

Peter Stairs - 29 days ago

My sincere condolences to the Sazant family. Sheldon was a kind, caring person. A good man. He is missed

Steven Eisenberg - 29 days ago

To Della and the entire family on both sides.. I am really saddened by this immense loss to your families and I can only say that he was a really good man with a smile for everyone. I believe that he is never alone and is still sharing his beautiful music and instruments that lie deep within his soul and spirit, as that is what I remember and that will stay forever in our hearts.

Allen Katz - 29 days ago

Dear Della and your entire extended family Our deepest sympathies on the loss of your Husband.

Bruce & Nancy Spector - 29 days ago

Dear Della and Family, I am still in shock and am so very saddened by the loss of Sheldon. It was an honour and privilege to have known AND done business with Sheldon over the past 40 years. Please accept our sincere condolences.

Karen & Sheldon Abramovitch - 29 days ago

Dear Della,Teri & Family, We are so saddened to hear of your tremendous loss. Della you know that you have always been in our hearts since you taught our kids at Montessori. What an important part of their lives you were when you taught them to read at four years old!! Please accept our sincere condolences Karen & Sheldon

jacqueline cohen-davis - 29 days ago

Dearest Della, My deepest condolences to the Sazant and Steve's families on the loss of such an incredible human being. May his memory be a blessing for all those that were fortunate to know him. with heart, jackie and sheldon

Alison Harris & Bill Banks - 29 days ago

Della, Samantha & Joshua Della it was just a year ago that we bumped into you and Sheldon in Cartagena and realized we were on the same cruise. We then continued bumping into one another on the cruise and reminisced when our kids were friends at Sunnydale. Our sincere condolences to you, Samantha and Joshua at this difficult time. May you remember the good times!

Carrie Bogante - 29 days ago

Dear Della, My deepest condolences to you and your family. I was heart broken to hear the news of Sheldon's passing. His big smile whenever I would meet him will always be remembered. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Rhona Elias - 29 days ago

Dear Della I am so shocked & saddened to read this terrible news.My heartfelt condolences to you , your children & your dear mother. There are no words to ease your pain at this time, but I hope all your cherished memories will give you strength. I know he will always be in your hearts.

Sandra Benaim - 29 days ago

Dear Della, I am heartbroken over the loss of an such amazing man. My deepest sympathies to you and your family.

Nick Ruscito-Caissy - 29 days ago

Dear Sazant Family, my deepest condolences for your loss. I've has the pleasure of spending a few hours weekly with Sheldon, every Monday night, for a little over 20 years. His positively amazing attitude and infectious smile will be missed by many. A real gentleman that will remain in my heart.

Sami Midani - 29 days ago

My deepest and sincere condolences to the entire family. We will miss you Sheldon

The Snitzer Family - 29 days ago

Our deepest condolences. May Sheldon's light shine forever. ~prayers & blessings~ Ellen and Mark

Judy Rothstein - 29 days ago

Dear Jeff, Steve and I would like to offer our deep condolences to you and the entire family upon the passing away of your brother. May he continue to live in spirit in your hearts.

Neil N Floyd - 29 days ago

When you know someone for as long as I have known Shelley, you get a sensation when he just isn't around the store with that big beautiful personality and smile. It was bothering me that all were silent and I so very much was eager to speak with him but alas I woke to the very sad news this morning which simply broke my heart and left me in tears. The 'Boychick', (as I called him), and I go back to the beginning of his days at Steve's and he was always a driving force behing the machine (in my humble opinion). I am so very sorry for his loss as he is already missed and I can't help but wonder what it will be like at the store without him. My deepest condolences go out to Della, Samantha, Josh and the rest of the immediate and extended family members. It's never easy and this one is especially hard and shocking. I am truly saddened by the loss of such a wondferful friend.

ruby heft - 29 days ago

Dear Della and family: My deepest sympathies to you on the tragic loss of your dear husband. May he Rest In Peace.

Arnold,Larry and Brad Davidson - 29 days ago

Heartfelt Sympathies and Condolences to Sazant family. He was a true "mensch" and wonderful soul, He will always be remembered and sadly missed,

Margie Stober - 29 days ago

Della, My sincerest condolences to you and your family. I've been thinking about you since you told me two weeks ago that your husband was sick. May your wonderful memories together help you through this difficult time.

Brian Buchler - 29 days ago

Sheldon and I went to elementary and high school together. He lived a block away from me. He was such a nice and kind guy. My deepest condolences.

Paul lafleur - 29 days ago

Dear Della ,Samantha and Josh I wish you my sincere and deepest sympathies. You don't know me but I know you . Sheldon would tell me a about you every time we would meet at the store. , Sheldon was an amazing human being , he made me feel as though I was his best friend every time we saw each other at the store. He remembered my children's names and would always ask me about my wife and familly.

Richard Lasnier - 29 days ago

We will miss your smile and your always warm welcoming allure my friend. May you rest in peace.

Joy & Bruce Gornitsky - 29 days ago

Dear Della, We were devastated to hear the news of Sheldon's passing. Our deepest sympathies to you and your entire family. Our thoughts are with you at this most difficult time.

Bella Kotler - 29 days ago

Dear Della I am shocked and deeply saddened by the tragic news of Sheldon He was always welcoming and greeted me with a smile .Sheldon made you feel that you were his dear friend. He will be missed .May the support of family and friends help you and your family through this most difficult time.

Myra Sideris - 29 days ago

My deepest condolences to Sheldon's family and to the Steve's Music Store family. I'm so very sorry for your loss.

Roc Bubel - 29 days ago

One of the sweetest, kindest and most loving brothers one could ever know. I had the privilege to work with Sheldon for nearly 35 years and I'm proud to call him my friend. He was truly one of the good guys and will be dearly missed. My sincerest condolences to the family, and to all his extended family at Steve's Music.

Katherine O'Leary - 29 days ago

Dear Della, Samantha and Joshua, family and friends. My sincerest condolences to you. I knew Sheldon as happy, proud of his family, and generous to all. He was the best. His warmth, effervescence and positivity will live on in the memory of so many, he will be truly missed.

Grace Melton - 29 days ago

Dear Della and family and Sazant brothers, Jeff and Howard and families, It was with shock and sadness to learn of Sheldon's demise. Our condolences go out to you at this difficult time. Sheldon will live in our hearts and memories always with that beautiful smile and caring soul that he was. Cousins Grace, Lenore, Jeffrey, Michele, Lenny and Ernestine

Fran Bilmes - 29 days ago

Dear Della, I am away with Lynda ( my sister) now and she just told me about Sheldon. I am truely heartbroken for you and can’t even imagine how difficult this is. Growing up, you were always one of the strongest people I knew. I am sure that that same strength will help you and your family get through this most painful time. My heart is breaking for you.Please know that I am thinking of you.

Ronnie Hasid - 29 days ago

Della, just heard the news this morning - we're stunned. Our sincerest condolences to you and your family. Ronnie and Lina

Marie Martine Bédard - 29 days ago

Dear family and friends of Sheldon, dear colleagues and musicians who had the chance to know this amazing person. Please do accept my sincere condolences. Sheldon's smile was contagious and every conversation I had with him at Steve's Music Store since the early 80s were always uplifting, fun and kept the dreams alive. This must be a very difficult and demanding time for you all. I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

Tina Shulman - 29 days ago

Dear Della There are no words to express how truly heartbroken I feel for you and all of your family. You are in my heart and thoughts. Tina

JERRY DINER - 29 days ago

TO THE ENTIRE SAZANT FAMILY. I have known Sheldon for many years , i cannot even begin to express the shock when I recieved the terrible news, he was a wonderful person , his beautiful smile lit up the room, we dealt together for years . seeing him at the store, at u.s. trade shows and MIAC. his energy vest for life was amazing. i will miss him very much, his famous ` HI JER HOW IS IT GOING will stay with me for along time. to the family may you be spared further sorrow. Shel you were the best and you will always be in our hearts . Miriam Jerry Diner

EileenStein Dick - 29 days ago

To the entire Sazant Family, my heartfelt condolences . I go back with Sheldon to wonderful summers spent at the Y Country Camp. Whenever we would meet over the years we would reminisce and share great memories and he would always be genuinely interested in my family as I was in his. Neil and I hope that in time all of the wonderful memories that you share together will bring comfort to you. He was one of the good guys!

Sheldon Miller - 29 days ago

Dear Della, Teri and family, my deepest sympathies on your loss. May you all be spared further sorrow.

Brahm Rosen - 29 days ago

Dear Della and the entire Sazant family, I am very sad to hear of Sheldon's passing and wish to covey my deepest sympathies. I have known Sheldon since childhood and have wonderful memories of playing all kinds of sports together and that period generally. Brahm

Mark Urquhart - 29 days ago

I wish to convey my sincere condolences to Della, Samantha and Joshua. I am so sorry for your loss. I worked at Steve's and I remember when Della met Sheldon in the drumshop.. I believe Lenny was cupid.. I remember Sheldon talking so proudly of Samantha when she was a baby. I shared these memories with him the last time I saw him in January 2019. He did much for so many people, he will never be forgotten.. He was loved by so many.

Joanne Laing - 29 days ago

To the entire Sazant family, my heartfelt sympathies on the loss of Sheldon, a very warm, special man. I've know Sheldon my whole life, and he reappeared when I started to manage the JGH Jazz Festival. Sheldon helped us out any way he could. A mensh of a man, may you be comforted by the very special memories you have.

The Lermans - 29 days ago

Dear Sazant Family, Brian and I were shocked to learn the news of Sheldon passing. He will always be remembered for his bright smiles. May you all be spared further sorrow and may he rest in peace. Brian, Sylvia, Michael and Sean Lerman

Steve Legg - 29 days ago

The first time I met Sheldon, maybe 5 or 6 years ago, he came up to me and started talking as if we'd known each other for 20 years. That was kind of man he was. You will be forever missed by all those who knew you. My sincere condolences to Della and the entire family, and all his friends.

Sally Fish - 29 days ago

I am so very sorry for your loss. It has been many years since I last saw Sheldon, but once meeting him, you could never forgot him. Rest in peace.

WENDY ROSENBERG - 29 days ago

Dear Della and family, my mother and I are heartbroken for your tragic loss Our Thoughts and prayers are with you

Bill & Betty Kirman - 29 days ago

Dear Della, Samantha & Joshua, and family. An added message of condolence: Many people, be it because they met Sheldon once, or knew of him through us, were so touched by your loss that they felt compelled to contact us. We want to convey condolences on their behalf, to let you know how profoundly he affected so many around him. May it bring peace to your heart to know how the warmth of Sheldon’s spirit has spread so far and wide.

Rhonda & Michael Shuter - 29 days ago

Dear Della, Sam, Josh & Sazant family, We are so very sad and pained for you at this time. Words and sympathies are not nearly enough. Wishing you the strength and courage you all need to get through the days ahead. Sheldon will live on in the love and music that surrounds you. Our thoughts are with you, Rhonda & Mike

Sharon Gordon Pearlstein - 29 days ago

I was so shocked and saddened to hear that Sheldon passed away. We were good friends from the Y camp and stayed close all through high school until I moved to Toronto. I remember Sheldon as fun, enthusiastic, and sweet. He will always hold a very special place in my heart….. I am so sorry for your loss

spyro vassiliadis - 29 days ago

Monumental loss for everyone who knew Shelly! Your infectious smile will forever live on brother!!

Jeffrey Cohen - 29 days ago

To Sheldon's Family: You have my deepest sympathies. Sheldon was special and will be remembered fondly.

Gwen Adelstein - 29 days ago

My heart goes out to you Della and to your entire family at this difficult time.Sheldon always had a smile and a kind word and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.bI am so sorry for your loss.

Elaine Cohen - 29 days ago

Dear Della, Teri and family, Deepest sympathy on the loss of Sheldon. He left this world too soon but will be remembered for the harmonious atmosphere he contributed throughout his lifetime.

Sarah Bromberg - 29 days ago

Dear Howard, Sorry to hear of your brother passing. Treasure his memories at this sad time.

Tony Vassiliadis - 29 days ago

I am shocked, and greatly saddened. I worked side by side with him for 14 years. We had some great, unforgettable memories. My sincere condolences to his family.

Ellen And Earl Eichenbaum - 29 days ago

Dear Della, Our sincerest condolences on the loss of Sheldon. Whenever we bumped into the two of you, he was always friendly and warm. A really sweet guy! Thinking of you at this most difficult time. Ellen & Earl Eichenbaum

Joanne Bromberg Litvack - 29 days ago

Dear Della and Teri and family Thinking of you at this difficult time. My deepest sympathies to all of you. Joanne Bromberg Litvack

Carin Smiley - 29 days ago

Dear Della and family, I am so saddened to hear of your great loss. There are no words, may you find comfort in each other and the sharing of beautiful memories. Sending love ❤️

Linda Sohmer - 29 days ago

Dear Della, I was so very saddened to hear about Sheldon. My heart is aching for you. My deepest and most sincere condolences to you and your family. I wish you all strength. RIP Sheldon

Avner Monk - 29 days ago

Della,please accept our sincere condolences on your loss.Joann and Avner

Henry Stopnicki - 29 days ago

Jeff, my deepest condolences on the loss of your brother. May your memories of Sheldon help comfort you through this difficult time.

Ruth Kertesz - 29 days ago

Dear Della and family My heartfelt condolences on your tragic loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time ....

Jodi Lazarus - 29 days ago

Dear Della, Cookie and I are sending you our deepest sympathies on this devastating loss. Our thoughts are with you at this time. Jodi and Cookie Lazarus

Greg Godovitz - 29 days ago

Saddened to hear of Sheldons passing. In my dealings with Sheldon at Steve’s he was always friendly, receptive and a total professional. My thoughts are with my dear friend Jeff and the family at this trying time.

Philip Matlin - 29 days ago

It was a total shock when I got the call yesterday from my son Michael that Sheldon had passed away. Although I have not been around lately, I knew Sheldon since the day he was hired by Steve. To the entire Sazant family Evelyn and I send our heartfelt condolences. He and the memories we shared will never be forgotten. RIP my friend. BDE

A long time Steve's Music Store Client - 29 days ago

I'm in shock...Just read about Sheldon's passing on CHOM FM's website. Deepest condolences to the entire family. A true gentleman and beautiful human being. RIP

The Hillcoat Familu - 29 days ago

Our deepest condolences at this most difficult time. May all your wonderful memories sustain you now and forever.

andre haiat - 29 days ago

Dear Della, my deep and heartfelt condolences to you and family. I will always remember the sincere warmth he exuded to the many that he touched. That beautiful smiling face and his bear-hugs will always be a loving memory for me. A truly special man.

Pamela Levine - 29 days ago

Dear Della, Sam and Josh We are so sorry to hear this sad news Sheldon was such a sweet guy, always happy and smiling He will truly be missed Our deepest sympathies on this tragic loss Pamela & Gary

Sarah Bromberg - 29 days ago

Dear Della and family. My heartfelt sympathy to you and family on your great loss.may his wonderful memories bea comfort at this difficult time.

Karen & David Rothstein - 29 days ago

To the entire Sazant Family, Karen and I would like to extend our condolences for the loss of your husband, father, brother, and brother in law. He was well-liked by everyone who knew him.

Lea Kirman - 29 days ago

Della, Sam,Josh,Howie & Gail,, Jeff & Franny- I am so grateful to have been able to speak with Shelly last week. I am still shedding copious tears. This is a replay for me. I am sending a group SHELDON sized hug, and my love. May his memory bring you joy(it will) With heartfelt love, my deepest sympathies to all the Sazants. He sill be deeply missed.

Ruth Laxer - 29 days ago

I am so sorry for your loss. Please accept my deepest sympathy.

Hayley Satens - 29 days ago

Dear Della, Sending you my heartfelt condolences, I have such fond memories of Samantha and Tyler's early childhood years when we all spent time together . May you all be spared any further sorrow.

Ruth Shegelski Etcovitch - 29 days ago

Dear Della and family, I wish to express my most sincere and heartfelt condolences on the loss of your beloved Sheldon. May the beautiful memories he left behind bring you some comfort at this difficult and very sad time and remain in your hearts forever. Sincerely, Ruth Shegelski Etcovitch.

Jonathan Weinstein - 29 days ago

My sincere and deepest condolences to Sheldon's family. Shledon was such a kind soul and made all my visits to Steve's memorable. He is definitely one of the people who stick out most in my memories of the huge place music plays in my life (as I'm sure he was for countless others). My late father, Sam, was so very fond of him. May his memory give you strength in this difficult time. He will be sorely missed. Love Jonathan and the entire Weinstein family.

Ellen Drazner - 29 days ago

My deepest sympathies to you all at this very difficult time. Sheldon was a classmate at Bialik High School. He was kind and caring. My heart goes out to you all.

Sylvio and Ruth Caro - 29 days ago

To Della and the Sazant family. Our deepest condolences on your tragic loss. Sheldon was such warm and caring person and was always there to help when visiting Steve's. We will miss his humour, his radiant smile, and his dedication to all whom he touched and considered as a friend. May fond memories bring you comfort in this time of sorrow. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Michael Stibor - 29 days ago

My sincere condolences to the Sazant family. I had the great pleasure of working with Sheldon for six years. And in those six years I never once saw him in a bad mood. In fact, just the opposite. He often put everyone else in a good mood with his positive energy. Even after I left Steve's, every time I walked in there he treated me (and everyone else) like Elvis had just walked in the building. I'm really going to miss him, and again, my most heartfelt condolences to his family.

irwin liebman - 29 days ago

Wonderful person. Baruch Dayan Haemet.

Joanne and Michael Litvack - 29 days ago

Dear Howard and Gail So sorry to hear the sad news about your brother Sheldon. Our heartfelt sympathies to you and your family. Joanne and Michael Litvack

Sharon Green - 29 days ago

My sincere condolences to Sheldon's family at their/our loss. Sheldon was one of the kindest, warmest people I have met . Never a harsh word, always a smile and a hug. He will be missed. I will miss him. RIP

jeff stattner - 29 days ago

Dear Della, I join the long line of all those paying tribute to your beautiful man, Sheldon. I was fortunate to experience his warmth, winning smile, gentle positive vibes on my many visits to Steve's Music over the years. He had a way of making all of the Montreal community of musicians feel special. We are all heartbroken as one of our own has left us far to soon.

Steve Schreter - 29 days ago

Dear Della, Jeff, Howie and family, our deepest condolences on your loss of Sheldon. We go back a long time and have only great memories with the 3 brothers and your late parents. May all of your wonderful memories help you to get through this most difficult time. May you be spared any further sorrows Steve and Reissa

Wendy & Michael Caplan - 29 days ago

Dear Della, Howie, Jeff and the whole Sazant clan, Wendy and I are so deeply saddened to hear this heartbreaking news. Sheldon was such a gentle loveable soul with the always glowing smile. He will be missed. Our hearts are with you.

Peter Marunzak - 29 days ago

My heartfelt condolences go out to you Della and your family. May God give you the peace that you seek. Sheldon will always be a big part of my life and in my heart. I am honored and blessed to have known him. God Bless.

Rita Manaster Schick - 29 days ago

Della, Jeff, and families, my heartfelt condolences on your tragic loss...may you find some comfort in the love and support shown here, and the wonderful memories of Sheldon you’ll cherish forever. Della, my heart goes out to you Rita Schick

Brian Torobin - 29 days ago

Dear Della, Samantha and Joshua, We have never met, but I was a classmate of Sheldon's from Grade One (or was it Kindergarten?) in Peretz Shuleh up until graduating from Bialik in 1976. "Sazie" (as Stephen used to call him) was a true "guteh neshomeh" - softspoken and gentle and kind to all. And from all these condolence messages, I'm so glad to learn that his beautiful spirit continued well into his adult life. May remembering Sheldon bring all of you many, many blessings. Deepest sympathies from me and the entire Torobin family to you and the entire Sazant family.

Bill Bell - 29 days ago

Dear Howard-Although I never had the pleasure of meeting your beloved brother Sheldon I can see from the outpouring of love from friends & family that he was truly a remarkable individual. Please accept my most sincere condolences.Bill Bell

Phil Peters - 29 days ago

Della, Sam & Josh...Our deepest condolences from Phil,Rose & Alex...So saddened and shocked by the loss of Sheldon...We will all miss him and remember the time spent with him as long as memory works!

Jack B. Flexer - 29 days ago

My deepest condolences to the family. I met Sheldon back in the mid '70s when he was a camper at YCC and stayed in sporadic contact with him over the years. I would see him occasionally when I passed by the music store where he always made time to shoot the breeze. Trips to Steve's will never be the same............................

Matt Jette - 29 days ago

Dear Della,Samantha, Josh & family, My deepest condolences on your loss. Sheldon had this unique ability to make you feel as if you were the only one that mattered when he talked to you. His compassion, humor and kindness will be missed. May you find strength in your memories.

John Kukulsky - 29 days ago

My deepest heartfelt condolences to the Sazant family. This is very very sad news. When I picture Sheldon in my memory, he was Always smiling and greeted me when I came into the Steve's, he was always personable, helpful and accommodating, a fine human being who understood good business, I will miss him.

Steve Long - 29 days ago

I'm very sorry to hear about Sheldon. He was always such a positive and welcoming personality. I always enjoyed meeting him at the Namm show, or at the store. He will be missed.

Joanne Costom - 29 days ago

Dear Della, Samantha, Joshua, Teri and family, I can’t seem to find the appropriate words to express my sadness. It is a great tribute to you, Sheldon and your family that everyone was so impacted by his hugs, warm smile and open arms. Yours is a family with music in your souls, and whenever we think of Sheldon, his music and yours Della, his dancing and his smile, we will think of him with love. He will be sorely missed. Be strong, and know that you are cared for. Love , Joanne

Susie Gold - 29 days ago

To say that Sheldon was “special” or “one-of-a-kind” would not do him justice. So I am left without words. His was a light that shone so brightly. His deeds and goodness were inspirational. I am shocked and saddened but happy that our paths crossed at one time and that I was graced with his smile and aura for a brief moment in time. To you all, I extend my most humble and profoundly heartfelt condolences. May his memory be a blessing.

Pete Broder - 29 days ago

Della, at the shop they gave me the bad news. my sincere condolences to you and your family....Anything I can do.

Trudy and Ken Lester - 29 days ago

Dear Della, Jordan and Sevia, Kelsey, and Sazant family, We are so saddened to hear about the too soon passing of Sheldon. We will always remember his warm and engaging spirit. Our hearts are with you. Trudy and Ken

Tom Kouri - 29 days ago

The world has lost a great spirit. He will be remembered with warmth and smiles. May he rest in peace.

Norm Emblem - 29 days ago

My deepest condolences to the entire family.

Esther Buchsbaum - 29 days ago

Dear Della, Teri and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. May your memories be blessings. Esther

Trudi Berger - 29 days ago

Dear Della and family My deepest condolences for your tremendous loss. Know that David and I will be thinking of you during this very sad and difficult time.

Dana Lightstone Heffez - 29 days ago

I only knew Sheldon through one year at Bialik but I remember that million dollar smile and energized personality like it was yesterday. May his memory be a blessing.

stewart atkin - 29 days ago

I was shocked and still am. Even though our paths did not cross that often over the last 40 odd years, Sheldon always remembered me and we talked. He always had a smile. We met not that long ago. My heartfelt sympathies go out to his family and co-workers at Steve’s. Things will never be the same with out Sheldon.

Jim Norris - 29 days ago

The NAMM Show was not the same without Sheldon's smiling face. The Musical Instrument Industry and anyone else whose life Sheldon touched, will greatly miss him. I am very sad.

Bunny Lecker - 29 days ago

Dear Della, Terri and family. My sincere condolences to you on the passing of Sheldon. Wishing you strength during this most difficult time. May happy memories help you cope. Bunny Lecker

Sharon Schmerer - 29 days ago

Dear Della and family, So very sorry to hear of your tragic loss. May you be spared from further sorrow and his neshuma make an aliyah in Gan Eden.

Andrew Henle - 29 days ago

I will always remember Sheldon's friendly smile and happiness to greet his fellow hockey players. I will miss him as a teammate and as a friend. To his dear family and friends, I send you my condolences. Cheers Sheldon.

Jody(Melnick) & Elliot Dobski - 29 days ago

Della, Jody and I extend our condolences. Sheldon was the definition of a "mensch" and he will be missed by all who crossed paths with him. May you and your family be spared further sorrow.

Gil Karout - 29 days ago

My heartfelt condolences to the entire family. Sheldon was a very kind soul who genuinely cared about others. Though our interactions were infrequent, it felt like we had known each other forever. May he Rest In Peace. Gil

Ellen Black - 29 days ago

Dear Della and Family, please accept my condolences your great loss. I regret that I never met Sheldon because he sounded like he was a real “mench”. May those memories sustain you. RIP

Judy-Gail and Stuart - 29 days ago

Dear Della and family, Stuart and I were so sad to hear of Sheldon’s loss. We send you our heartfelt sympathies and wish you strength at this very difficult time. May his memory be a blessing and may you know no more sorrow.

Barry Pokrass - 29 days ago

Dear Howard and family. My condolences on the loss of your dear brother. May his memory be a comfort to you in the years to come

Arthur Regenstreif - 29 days ago

Dear Della and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Your memories will give you the strength to get through the tough times. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

rod saxe - 29 days ago

my sincere condolences

Maureen Blauer - 29 days ago

Dear Sazant Family, my deepest condolences on the loss of Sheldon. May you be comforted by your wonderful memories.

Elliot Mechanic - 29 days ago

Sheldon, Della, Sam and Josh are a big part of my life. I can't picture going to hang out at Steve's without Sheldon there to greet me. We spent great times laughing together for decades. It is hard to believe those times are over! Della, my friend of almost 50 years..... your strength and positive vibes are unbelievable and inspirational. Our hearts and friendship are with you forever. Elliot and Mireille Mechanic

Claude & Carol Azran - 29 days ago

Dear Della and family. Carol and I are saddened to hear of Sheldon’s untimely passing. We hope that your cherished memories will comfort you through this truly difficult time. Our most sincere condolences.

Brenda and Freddy - 29 days ago

Dear Della, Samantha,Joshua, Jeff, Howard and the entire Sazant family. The words I keep hearing and reading are smile, hug, pillar, mensch ,legend, bought my first guitar, known him for 30-40 years. This is all so very true. I’ve had the honour of working with Shelly for a long time and playing hockey and basketball together. Clearly he was adored by many and are heartbroken just as I am. Please accept my most sincere sympathies and may his memory be a blessing to all.

Marla Cohen - 29 days ago

Dear Della & Family, My deepest condolences on the loss of your loving Sheldon. Keep all your wonderful memories close to your heart.

Stefan Hogan - 29 days ago

Psalm 55:22 Cast thy burden upon the Lord and he shall sustain thee He will never suffer the righteous to fall For he is at thy right hand Thy mercy Lord is great and far above the Heav’ns No one who hopes in thee shall e’er be put to shame

Arnie and Lili Yesovitch - 29 days ago

So very sorry for your loss. May your wonderful memories help you through this impossible time. BDE.

Stuart and Pearl Freedman - 29 days ago

To Howard and Gail and the entire Sazant family. Pearl and I just read the sad news about Sheldon. We hope that in time your memories will alleviate the grief you feel today.

Michael Mendelson - 29 days ago

Dear Della and Family, My deepest condolences on Sheldon's passing. May all the beautiful memories comfort you during this most difficult time.

Barbara Segal - 29 days ago

Dear Della and family, Steve and I were saddened to hear of the loss of Sheldon. Know that we are thinking of you at this very sad time. Too young, too soon. So sorry.

David Naimer - 29 days ago

Dear Della, please accept my sincere condolences on loss of your beloved husband and may you and your family be consoled in the cherished memories shared by the entire community at this sad time.

Sharon Finkelstein - 29 days ago

Dear Della and family Mark and I were so saddened to hear of Sheldon’s passing. We only hope your cherished memories can ease you through this truly difficult time. With our most sincere condolences, Sharon & Mark Finkelstein

Bill & Betty, Jeffrey, Jesse & Rebecca Kirman - 29 days ago

We are all still disbelieving and numb with shock. Sheldon has been a constant part of our lives and it’s hard to come to grips with the reality that he has left us. From Bill working alongside him for decades, to the warm and welcoming smile as we entered the store, and the wonderful interaction he had with the kids when they worked there over summers, it was a “family” connection built over the years. Sheldon was so excited about the new store, and he managed to bring the same atmosphere of the “old Steve’s” into it. He was a kind and gentle soul, taken away all too soon for us to understand. Baruch Dayan Ha’Emet. May all your family find comfort and solace amongst friends and sweet memories.

Robbie Steinfeld - 29 days ago

Dear Della, Samantha, Joshua, Jeff, Howard and the entire Sazant family, Sheldon’s beautiful smile, warm heart and kind soul has left a monumental legacy, as is evident from the outpouring of heartfelt tributes to him. The community, the music world and most especially you, his loving family has suffered a profound loss. May you all find strength and comfort from the love and support of family and friends and may his memory forever be a blessing. Sending you all my most heartfelt sympathy. Love, Robbie

Nick Mandilaras - 29 days ago

I wish to offer our sincere condolences to the family. Sheldon, my dear friend, you will truly be missed. We have been friends for over 30 years and no matter the circumstances you would always put a smile on my Face and give me a big hug, I will miss you my Friend. May you rest in peace

Trudy Weinstein - 29 days ago

Dear Della, Teri & family, heartfelt condolences to you , your children & family on the passing of your beloved Sheldon. My family joins me in sharing your mourning of your loss as we’ve been friends forever. Sending our love, Trudy

Barbara Hops - 29 days ago

Dear Della and family, We are so shocked and sad to learn of Sheldons passing. As a very old friend, I will always remember him for his huge smile, big heart and amazing personality. Our heartfelt condolences to you and your extended family. Barbara and Mitchell Hops

Lee Cytrynbaum - 29 days ago

Dear Della, I am truly sorry and saddened by your loss. When I was younger i thought you and Sheldon were the absolute coolest couple. I will always remember his kind, welcoming smile and the love for music you shared as a couple was infectious. Thinking of you and your children.

Zena & Michael Rosenberg - 29 days ago

Dear Della & Family, Our heartfelt condolences on your tragic loss. May your wonderful memories be a source of comfort and strength in the coming days. Our thoughts are with you.

Stephanie Hutman - 29 days ago

Dear Della, I do t know you or Sheldon very well but from the first moment that we met, I felt like we had been friends for a long time. I was truly sorry to learn the news of Sheldon's passing, and please know that my thoughts are with you and your family during this most difficult time.

Joan Reti - 29 days ago

Dear Della and family, We were so shocked and saddened to hear of Sheldon's passing. Our hearts and thoughts are with you at this most difficult time. Anytime we bumped into him he always had such a wonderful smile and was full of warmth and kindness. He will be missed by all. May you treasure all the wonderful memories you have made over his lifetime.

Mike Saunders - 29 days ago

Dear Della, Samantha and Joshua, on behalf of myself and my family, our heartfelt and sincere condolences to all of you and your families, over the loss of Sheldon. I knew him for over 35 years and can state that each and every time I dropped by Steve’s he always greeted me with a hug. Making me feel so much more than a client, or even a friend. He was more like a brother in an extended family to me...and to so many others. His enthusiasm, outgoing and authentic personality, his genuine care and interest-always asking how everyone was doing...engaging everybody he interacted with on a personal level. He truly made a difference to so very many. He was unique, and will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this very difficult time. Mike, Josée, Christopher and Kevin

Sheldon Caplan - 29 days ago

Dear Della and Family. My sincere condolences on the loss of Sheldon . My thoughts are with you all at this most difficult time.

Lorenzo Gemma - 29 days ago

My deepest sympathies to his family and coworkers. It was a pleasure to have know him all these years. His wonderful smile and demeanour will be missed. May he rest in peace.

David Aronovitch - 29 days ago

Della, I go back a long time with you both and every time I saw either of you it came with big hugs and smiles. So I was so sad when I heard this news. Sincere condolences to you and your family.

Allan Ashton - 29 days ago

Della& Family: What a shock, such a vibrant lovable gentleman, who will be terribly missed, my heart and prayers to you all, in this sad time. Allan Ashton

MICHAEL WASSERMAN - 29 days ago

Dear Della and family , My sincere condolences on your loss Michael Wasserman

Esther Stroll - 29 days ago

Dearest Della, Samantha and Josh - We are all so very sad to hear of Sheldon's passing . He will be remembered by everyone as a loving husband, father and a true friend to everyone he met. Always a huge smile on his face and a real mench.

Natalie & Stan Bassel - 29 days ago

Dear Della, Terry and the entire family. Our condolences on the passing of a very special person. Our family go back so many years. Jamie & Stuart were always so well received at Steve’s Music and a few years ago our grandson had the same reception. Hearts are broken worldwide. Hold is wonderful memories alive forever. May your family be spared further sorrow.

Debbie Di Staulo - 29 days ago

My deepest condolences Della to you Samantha and Josh. Sheldon was such an amazing person with always a smile. I am thinking of you in this difficult time.

Fred and Marlene Cantor - 29 days ago

We were so saddened to hear of Sheldon's passing and would like to extend our heartfelt sympathies to all the family. A genuinely warm and kind person, Sheldon always brought a smile to those he met. Wishing you strength during this difficult period. Marlene and Fred Cantor

Dino Standjofski - 29 days ago

My deepest condolences to the family. Sheldon was such a great guy and I have known him over 30 years, going to miss that smile RIP my friend

Michael Seligman - 29 days ago

Arleen Browman Candiotti - 29 days ago

Dear Della & Terri, it was very sad to read about Sheldon’s passing this morning. My sincere condolences. Arleen

Joel " Buzzy " Ifergan - 29 days ago

My condolences to the family and friends of Sheldon , a prince and a gem of a person has been lost too early. He always had a smile and a story when we bumped into each other somewhere in D.D.O. and the occasional times I would down to visit "Uncle Bill" at the old "Steve's" he would precipitate himself while laughing towards me and say: " Please Buzzy don't touch or break anything , you are not a musician" . And that is how I will remember him. May the family be spared further sorrow.

Marla & Irwin Stermer - 29 days ago

Dear Della & Family, We are sending our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your beloved Sheldon. Sheldon was a larger than life kind of guy, always genuinely interested in your life, your family, and enjoyed making small talk. A true people person. There was always such a sense of sincerity in his keen interest, which set him apart from most other people. He had a thousand watt smile that was a constant and always lit up the room he was in. Sheldon will always be profoundly remembered for his warmth and kindness. May his memory be eternal and may he rest in everlasting peace. We are so very sorry. Marla & Irwin.

Sandy & Allen Quallenberg - 29 days ago

Dear Della, Samantha,Joshua and family Allen and I want to send you our sincerest condolences on your tragic loss. May you and your family be spared any further sorrows. Our hearts go out to all of you at this very sad time. Sandy & Allen

Pamela Lecker - 29 days ago

Dear Della, I am so saddened to hear of Sheldon's passing. He was a great human. I wish you much strength in the days to come and hope that your wonderful memories will sustain you.

Peter Kalichman - 29 days ago

To the Sazant family, Like so many others, I knew Sheldon through Steves. That may not sound like much of a connection when compared to the bonds of family and friends, but I am writing today because through our encounters over 30 years, he really left his mark on me. My visits to the store went something like this: walk in, find Sheldon, have him greet me with a huge smile, discuss work, music, family and life in general and buy something, or not. I cannot recall a single occasion where he did not appear genuinely happy to see me. He never failed to put me in a good mood. He was warm, sincere, and genuine. A real mensch. You have my deepest sympathies .

Warren gornitsky - 29 days ago

Dear Della and family So sorry to hear the sad news. May you find strength during this difficult time Warren

Stephanie Smolar & Family - 29 days ago

Dear Della, Samantha, Josh & Family, We are so sorry for your loss of your beloved Sheldon, we hope the wonderful memories you all have help you through this difficult time. Love, Stephanie, Larry, Lianne and Adam

Arlene and Jeff Feldman - 29 days ago

Dear Della and Family, We were very sad to hear this news. Our heartfelt condolences.

Paul and Arlene Chacra - 29 days ago

Dear Della, Samantha, Joshua and family, The shocking and profoundly sad news of Sheldon's passing has reached us while we are out of town. The ultimate gentleman with a kind nature, Sheldon will be missed by all who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Paul and Arlene

Jennifer Silver - 29 days ago

Please accept my heartfelt sympathies during this sad time. Sheldon’s kindness extended to so many people - May his memory be a blessing.

CARMEN PROMIES - 29 days ago

My deepest sympathies to Della and family during this difficult time.

Michael and Betty Simpson - 29 days ago

We are so sorry for your loss, our condolences to the Sazant family. Sheldon we missed but never forgotten.

Zahava and Howard Satim - 29 days ago

Dear Della and Family , Our deepest condolences to you on the loss of your beloved Sheldon. Our thoughts are with you all. May you be spared further sorrow. May the strength of family and friends help you through these difficult times.

Michael Zane - 29 days ago

My wife Tsenta and I offer our deepest condolences to your family. As many have said, Sheldon was a lovely human being. Every time, and I mean every time we would go to Steve's, we would engage in a good hug and conversation, sometimes so long, I would forget what I went there for. His presence will be missed greatly but he will never be forgotten when we walk through those doors. RIP dear Sheldon

Missy Bordoff - 29 days ago

Dear Sazant Family, my heart breaks for you all . The world has lost another special light...wishing you all strength during this difficult time. Missy

Elaine and Sheldon Lang - 29 days ago

Dear Della and family, We are so so sorry to hear about the loss of Sheldon. Our deepest condolences to all. Elaine and Sheldon.

Nitai and June - 29 days ago

Our most heartfelt condolences to Sheldon's family and friends. Can't recall any meeting with Sheldon where he was not smiling. May he smile upon you forever.

Barbara Ovadia - 29 days ago

Dear Della & Family, I am so terribly shocked and sorry to hear this awful news. Sheldon was a terrific guy. He exuded warmth and goodness, and he will be sorely missed. Our thoughts are with you.

Mandie Aaron - 29 days ago

Dear Della, Samantha and Joshua — to you, and to all of your family, friends and music community, I offer I most sincere condolences for your devastating loss. I’ve known Sheldon my entire adult life. he was always kind to me, and he was always so welcoming when I came into the store, and made sure I was given the very best of service. The biggest smile, the best hug. Kindness, empathy and interest in what I was up to. I’m no musical genius, but he made sure I got the equipment I needed and never made me feel less worthy. I took pride in telling him about my progress, and he listened and took pride in my accomplishments as well. I truly can’t believe he is gone and will miss him. May you all, may all of us, be comforted by wonderful memories and the legacy of family, love, kindness, friends and music that will always live on.

Wendy Adelman - 29 days ago

Dear Della, My deepest condolences on the loss of your wonderful Sheldon. May you and your family be comforted by all your wonderful memories.

marla steinfeld - 29 days ago

Dearest Della and family. I am so saddened by your tragic loss. A truly beautiful person taken way too soon. Sheldon will always be remembered by his beaming smile and his love of life. Hoping you will find some comfort with your cherished memories.

Ronald N Seltzer - 29 days ago

Dear Della and family and the clan at Steve’s Music,Sheldon was an awesome guy that exuded kindness and positivity to all who crossed his path. He was part of my lifelong love for music and my fierce loyalty to Steve’s Although my main visits were to the drum shop, I would always stop in to say hi to him and Dave before leaving. He would always ask me how my children were doing from when they were infants to young adults in Medical school. Also remembered the golf games at Elmridge with myself, chuck Cohen,and Dave way back in the mid eighties. So much fun and happy memories. I will certainly miss him. May you know of no more further sorrows. G-d bless 🎼🎸

Louis A. Terzopoulos - 29 days ago

Dear Sazant Family, my heartfelt condolences for your loss. I've had the privilege of knowing Sheldon for well over 35 years. His kindness, sincerity and smile, were his trademark.. He was always positive, always genuine. He will be sorely missed.

Linda Babins - 29 days ago

My deepest condolences.

Shari & Stephen Libman and Family - 30 days ago

Dear Della, Samantha, Joshua and the entire family, We would like to offer our deepest condolences on the loss of Sheldon, we are so very sad to have learned of his passing. You don't know us but we have been clients of Steve's for many many years as our sons all played instruments recreationally growing up and our daughter is an aspiring Musician. Sheldon was always our go to person for any of our families needs. Sheldon particularly spent time in the store with our daughter, he saw her go from a young girl starting out in music into a young woman that was going off to music school out of town and was both excited and scared, he always knew what to say to encourage her and always gave her wonderful advice. Sheldon was such a special man, and we are so grateful to have known him and so saddened by his loss. We hope at this time these stories that you will hear and all the memories you have of your wonderful Husband and Father will give you strength and keep him close to you forever. Our hearts and prayers are with you all at this very difficult time, Shari, Stephen, Michael, Daniel, Brandon and Samantha Libman

Bryan Wolofsky - 30 days ago

Dear Della, my sincerest condolences to you and the kids. I am so sad. He will be so missed by so many.

Lynda Veto - 30 days ago

Dearest Della, I am so sorry for your loss. I pray for you and your family.

Lenny Prince - 30 days ago

My deepest sympathy on your loss may you all be spared further sorrow.

Brittany Goldstein - 30 days ago

Dear Sam and family, I’m so sorry for your terrible loss. Thinking of you during this most difficult time.

Francine & Mitchell Goldberg - 30 days ago

Our deepest sympathies to you all. Sheldon was a wonderful guy, a sweetheart, a true mensch. He was taken too soon. May he Rest In Peace.

Ruby Knafo - 30 days ago

Dear Della, Sam, and Josh, I am so sorry for your loss. Sheldon was so kind and even though I’d only met him a handful of time’s over the years, I was always struck by his warmth and kindness. Thinking of you, wishing you strength.

Stephanie Rabinovitch Vineberg - 30 days ago

Dear Della, Howie, Jeff, and Families, I am devastated by the news of Sheldon's passing. Please accept our deepest condolences on your terrible loss. Stephanie & Gerson Vineberg and Family

Bev Miller - 30 days ago

Dear Della, Really so very sorry to hear of your husband’s passing. My thoughts are with you. Bev

Arlene Slavin - 30 days ago

Dearest Della, Joshua, Samantha and Sazant family, I am not the first person to use the word Mensch, but in a nutshell - that was your partner...kind, genteel, full of joy ...and a pleasure to always be in his company......we will all remember a beautiful soul gone too soon.. my condolences and love

Pamela Scher - 30 days ago

Dear Sazant family, My deepest condolences for your loss. I am thinking of you all at this extremely difficult time. Love, Pamela

The Katz’s - 30 days ago

What can I say....the man behind the music. I can’t remember the first time I met Sheldon but he certainly left an impression. Always smiling, always helpful and always present. He was full of soul! Sheldon , you will be missed by many! May the Rock G-d’s keep you safe and full of sound. Our sincere condolences to Della and the entire family and the family at Steve’s. The Katz’s

Saundra Shapiro - 30 days ago

My deepest condolences to the family. A fellow student from grade school through high school. Saundra Shapiro

Robert Goldfarb - 30 days ago

Dear Della, Lenore and I wish to extend our sincerest condolences to you and your family. Sheldon always approached me with his 1000-Watt smile and outstretched arms whenever I would drop in to visit the store. He was effervescent and exuded this joy and goodness while peppering me with thoughtful questions about family and life. As many can attest, his genuine concern was such that you knew you were in the presence of a "really great guy". Sheldon was a true mensch and while his passing is a shattering loss for you personally, the lights of the music community of Montreal at large have been dimmed this day. May you and yours be comforted by your memories of Sheldon and may they be a blessing.

LouiseThompson - 30 days ago

Dear Della, Samantha, Joshua and the Sazant family, I was so very sad to learn of Sheldon's passing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers . May your cherished memories of Sheldon help you have the strength needed in the days to come. I am so sorry.

Michael Rosen - 30 days ago

Della, Samantha, Joshua and family Della, I have no words to express the sadness i have for you and your family. I want you to know i love you and hope the strength of all your friends and family can help comfort you through these difficult days

Rhea and Ricky Tock - 30 days ago

Dear Della,Howard,Jeff and families. Ricky joins me in conveying our warmest and sincere condolences on the passing of your beloved Sheldon. Treasure all the loving and wonderful memories you shared and hope they bring you all some comfort during these days ahead. BDE ❤️

Lori Rubinger - 30 days ago

My sincere condolences

Kenny Selcer - 30 days ago

Dear Sazant family . I'm in shock to hear the news. I've known Sheldon since the day he started at Steve's Music Store. Have to say his parents did a good job. Wishing you much comfort in this difficult time. Kenny Selcer

Mitch Joel & Family - 30 days ago

Sheldon was the truest definition of a mensch. I met him in my early teens. Dave and him always treated me like one of their own. From my first electric bass and amp to supporting my first publication with advertising and sponsorship, Sheldon (and Dave) were always there to support the local music scene, artists, entrepreneurs and dreamers. I have been gut-punched by the shocking news of his passing. I walked the halls of NAMM last week in Anaheim, hoping to see his wonderful smile, and get that hug that he would always give. Sheldon is a staple of the music and business community... he will be sorely missed. Sending the entire Sazant family our deepest condolences.

Beth Shapiro Hirsch - 30 days ago

My deepest condolences to the families.

Abrams Gayle - 30 days ago

Dear Sam, Della , Joshua , the entire Sazant Family. My most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. I remember meeting Sheldon at our office and he was so full of life and energy. I see that in Sam and I hope that you will find some comfort in your loving memories and knowing so many people care about all of you. Xoxo Gayle

Debbie Wallace - 30 days ago

Dear Della, So sorry for your loss .My deepest condolences. Debbie

Freddie and Cindy Naimer - 30 days ago

Dear Della and family, we were so shocked and sad to hear of Sheldon’s passing. Please accept our deepest condolences. He was truly one of the “ good guys”. May his memory comfort you during this most difficult time. Freddie and Cindy

Monica and Gerry Weinstein - 30 days ago

Dear Della, Sam,Jordan, Howie, Gail, Teri and Sazant family. We are so sad to hear of Sheldon‘s passing. I remember seeing him not long as ago on the beach, walking towards each other and hugging as we met, happy to see each other. That was Sheldon. Such a Mensch. We hope that you will always cherish your loving and happy We hope that you will always cherish your loving and happy memories close to your hearts, that they will comfort you now and forever. Love, Monica, Gerry, Mel and Natie

Judy & Eddie Cohen - 30 days ago

Dear Della & Family, Our deepest condolences to you on the loss of your beloved Sheldon. Our thoughts are with you all. May you be spared further sorrow. May the strength of family and friends help you through these difficult times.

Bram and mayda Dubman - 30 days ago

Dear Della and the whole Sazant family, There are no words to describe this sad news. Our hearts and sympathy goes out to you all! Seeing Sheldons smiling face is what the world will remember. Our deepest condolences.

Penny Levine - 30 days ago

Dearest Della, Samantha , Joshua and the entire Sazant Family, Like everyone, I am shocked and saddened by the news of Sheldon’s passing. The community and music industry has lost a remarkable man. Kind, sweet, always, always with a smile. Know that you are surrounded by friends who respected and adored him.

Joy & Steven Lawee - 30 days ago

Dear Della and family Steven and I were so very saddened to hear of Sheldon’s passing. We hope that the love of your family and close friends can give you some comfort in the difficult days ahead. With our deepest sympathy, Joy & Steven Lawee

Lee and Steve Shulman - 30 days ago

Dear Sazant Family, Lee and I are saddened by the news of Sheldon's passing. At times like this, it’s sometimes hard to find the words to say Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss…Our thoughts are with you and the family during this difficult time. Memories, not to be forgotten! Lee and Steve

Mitch & Diana Kastner - 30 days ago

Della, Samantha, Josh, Howie, Gail, Jeff and Frannie, Diana and I want to send our sincere condolences to you and your entire family. We loved Sheldon and the news of his condition and then his passing is heartbreaking. We wish you strength during this very difficult time and know that Sheldon's love and energy will be with you forever.

Rev Amiel Bender - 30 days ago

I am saddened to join so many people in mourning the passing of a truly wonderful person. Sheldon was a pleasure to deal with at Steve’s music store and he went to the nth degree to make sure that I got the best products and that I was happy with my purchases. But more than that, he always dealt with me with an award-winning smile and over the past 28 years or so of business with him he became a friend and someone that I looked to forward to being in contact with. It is truly a sad loss for so many of us.

Allan Falovitch - 30 days ago

Dear Della and Family, I'm very sad to hear about Sheldon's loss. I've known Sheldon from his early years at Steve's Music Store and throughout the years, whenever we saw each other, his interest of me and my family was genuine. His perpetual smile was contagious. Sheldon shall truly be missed! My condolences go out to the entire family. Allan Falovitch.

Leon Krantzberg - 30 days ago

Della , Please accept my condolences on the loss of Sheldon. Stay strong for your family. In time hopefully the wonderful memories will be a source of comfort... Leon

Helen & Morty Zafran - 30 days ago

Dear Teri & family, Our sincere condolences on the loss of your son-in-law. May you all have no more sorrow.

Rena & Irving - 28 days ago

Dear Howard & Family. Sending your our most heartful condolences on the loss of your brother Sheldon. May your memories be a source of strength & comfort at this difficult time.

Howard Staviss - 30 days ago

Dear Della,Howard Gail and family. My condolences to you and your family may you have no more sorrow.

Bernie And Joan King - 30 days ago

Dear Della, Samantha, Josh and Teri, We wish to express our sincerest condolences and heart felt sympathies to you, the family and friends on the passing of Sheldon. Sheldon was a remarkable individual who left an indelible impression of genuine kindness, warmth and friendship upon everyone and anyone he met, and especially to those in his world of music. He shall be sadly missed by all. Joan and Bernie

Pammy Merdler Isaacs - 30 days ago

So sorry for your loss. May G-d comfort you amongst the Mourners of Zuon and Jerusalem. I went to JPPS and Bialik High School with Sheldon.

Rhonda & Laurence Friedman - 30 days ago

Dear Della & Family, It is with a heavy heart that we send you our deepest condolences on the loss of Sheldon. May the strength of family and friends help you through these hard times.

Rosy - 30 days ago

Della and family, I am so so sad to have heard about Sheldon. That smile and laughs we had I will cherish always. That face and wonderful memories you had will get you through this difficult time. Hugs to you all

Susie Berkson - Schwartz & Harvey Schwartz - 30 days ago

Dearest Della and Family We were beyond shocked and surprised at Sheldon’s passing. Our sincerest condolences to you , Samantha , Josh and Families. May you be spared further sorry. With love Susie and Harvey.

Stewart & Charlene Freger - 30 days ago

Dear Della , Howie and Family, Today we lost a beloved friend. A true mensch within the community, who will be sorely missed not only by his teammates at Blue Bird Hockey, but by the music world that he was such a huge part of. Sheldon’s warm smile, positive attitude and sense of humour will never be forgotten. Please accept our sincere condolences.

Gerald Kandestin - 30 days ago

Della, Sheldon will be sadly missed by everyone he touched. Be strong. He has gone to a fabulous music shop in the sky. My deepest condolences. Gerry

Lauren Schwartz - 30 days ago

Dear Della and family, I wish you all peace, strength and that you always feel his love in your hearts. Sheldon truly exuded happiness and I hope you are soon able to laugh through the tears. We are all here for you.

Robin Baily - 30 days ago

My dearest Della, When something this devastating happens it is almost impossible to find the right words to say. Please know my heart is breaking for you and your children. I pray you all can find some peace and solace with your memories of Sheldon. Be well and stay strong for each other. With much love Robin

Alana Besner and Family - 30 days ago

Our heartfelt condolences Della, Josh , Samantha, and family. We have such fond memories of Sheldon from every football game to all the other times our paths crossed over the years. Truly a loving and kind soul! He always had a beautiful smile on his face!He will be truly missed by so many. May your many memories bring you comfort!

Alvin Fishman - 30 days ago

Dear Della and family. We are saddened to hear of Sheldon's passing today. Our heartfelt sympathies and condolences are extended to you and your entire family on behalf of myself, Lynn and our entire family.

Bernie and Joan King - 30 days ago

Dear Della, Samantha, Josh and Teri,

Jeff Snaider - 30 days ago

Della, Jeff & Howard, So sorry for your loss. Growing up in Cote St. Luc, Sheldon was so much a part of our entire age group. He will be sadly missed. Jeff & Lori

Elaine Hamat - 30 days ago

I’m so very sorry for your loss Sam. I remember meeting your dad when he came to the OAZ office a few years ago. It was obvious to see that he was so proud of you. He was a lovely man and it must be a huge loss for your family. It’s my dad’s yarhziet is tonight and I’ll say an extra prayer for your dear dad as I light the candle . Xoxo e

Leslie Gaber - 30 days ago

Sazant family my deepest sympathy on your loss may you all be spared further sorrow.I remember Sheldon when we were kids and from Bialik

Laureline Marsal - 30 days ago

Ma Sweet Pea. Je suis terriblement désolée du départ bien trop précipité de ton Papa chéri. Je sais que ton père, où qu'il soit, continuera à être fier de toi. Je t'embrasse très fort et envoie tout mon amour à ta famille en ces temps difficiles.

Michael Zwonok - 30 days ago

My deepest condolences Della and kids. Sheldon was the most kind and genuine person I ever met. Saw him last summer and chatted for a long time. Ever since my (Luba) days, we stayed in touch all this time and bumped into each other occasionally... I will miss him very much. Stay strong and may he rest in peace!

Karen Glazer - 30 days ago

Dear Della and family, I was so saddened to learn of your loss, please accept my sympathies, the memories you shared will last a lifetime fondly Karen(Yagel Bagel)

DAVID SASSON - 30 days ago

Howard, my sincere condolences on the loss of your brother.

Matthew & Galit Victor - 30 days ago

Sheldon was a mensch of mensch's. I truly believe his purpose in life was to brighten your day, always ready to listen and he truly cared about everyone he engaged with. I had the pleasure of seeing Sheldon on a weekly basis for the better part of the last 15 years. Every Monday night he greeted me with the warmest hug and an infectious smile, as if we hadn't seen each other in years - I will never forget that feeling he gave me. Sheldon will be missed by all who knew him and those who didn't missed out on an opportunity to know a truly wonderful and special man. My deepest condolences to the entire Sazant family.

Gary Perlman - 30 days ago

Dear Della, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I hope your family can console yourselves with memories of good times.

Louise Ferland & Sammy Pinsky - 30 days ago

Dear Della, Samantha, Josh, Teri and entire family, I want to offer our sincere condolences on Sheldon’s passing. There are no words I can find to express how profoundly sorry we are. He was a truly good and nice person. May all the good times you shared as a family unite and comfort you in your time of sorrow. Louise & Sammy

Bonnie and victor nobel - 30 days ago

Dear Della and family, We are very sad to hear of the passing of your wonderful husband. Please accept our deepest condolences. Bonnie and victor

Benjamin Burko - 30 days ago

Dear Della, Sheldon's family and Sheldon's Steve's Music family, I learned of Sheldon's passing several hours ago and I am profoundly sad and in shock. Having gone to high school with Sheldon, and subsequently having been a lifelong customer at Steve's, I have known Sheldon, and seen him regularly for most of my life. He was always so friendly and helpful, and took genuine interest in what I was up to both personally and professionally. The world has lost a great guy. Baruch Dayan HaEmet. Benjy

Barbara Grumet - 30 days ago

Della, I just heard the sad news. My sincere condolences on your loss. May your memories be a source of comfort during this most diffucult time. Barbara

Gerry Markman - 30 days ago

We loved Sheldon . He was a true blue mensch. Always happy, positive. He adored his family. He was valued and respected. He'll be missed forever. Gerry and Tracy Markman

Shirley Merowitz - 30 days ago

Dear Della and family, No words can express the sorrow I feel on the passing of Sheldon. It was not too long ago that I saw him and we talked about the old days. May you find comfort with your fond memories of him during this difficult time. Shirley

Zutty Sculnick - 30 days ago

Jeff and family, my sincere condolences. Sheldon was very helpful in setting up my grandson's musical needs. He was a great guy

Jason Rockman - 30 days ago

The Montreal music community lost a piece of its soul today. You will be missed , Sheldon. A true mensch.

Andy and Andrea Aisen - 30 days ago

Della , Andrea and I want to wish you our sincere condolences on the passing of Sheldon. His enormous smile and huge personality will be greatly missed. All our love. Andy & Andrea Aisen

Eli Krantzberg - 30 days ago

Della, this is such incredibly sad news. The whole Montreal music community lost a beautiful soul today. Sheldon was always so warm and kind, not only to me but to everyone he dealt with. He will be sadly missed. My deepest condolences to you and your family. May you eventually find comfort in your memories of the loving man that Sheldon was and your life together with him.

Terri & Peter Klein - 30 days ago

Della, Howard, Samantha, Joshua, We are so sorry for your loss . Sheldon was so special to so many. He always had a wonderful smile and a big hug whether you were a visitor at his home, or at Steves. He will be greatly missed.

Eddie Peltzman - 30 days ago

Della and Family My condolences to you and your family. Words cannot describe how I feel and remember the great times we all had together. The swimming at the pool, dinners in China Town, the BBQ's and the golfing. May you and your family be spared any further sorrow. B.H.

joel rabinowitz - 30 days ago

Della, I just heard the terrible news, my sincere condolences to you and your family.

Arlene Shrier & Mark Wechsler - 30 days ago

To Della, Samantha & Josh., We are beyond surprised and saddened to hear of Sheldon's passing. Hopefully in time, his memories will become treasures in your hearts. Your neighbors, Arlene & Mark