Neil Raphael Finestone

Funeral Service: Monday, January 27, 2020 at 12:00 PM
Shiva: Monday, January 27, 2020 to
Tuesday, January 28, 2020

3495 rue du Musée, Montreal, Qc H3G 2C8
Shiva Details: Shiva hours: Monday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Evening services on Monday and Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
Cemetery: Shaar Hashomayim
Donations: “Brian Finestone Memorial Fund” c/o the Congregation Shaar Hashomayim, (514) 937-9471.

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Carrie Lauby - 21 days ago

I am so sorry for your loss and am sad too. Neil and I would have the occasional business lunch to share the growth of our respective businesses. An amazing man with such values and was a true believer of equality and valued women in business. I will never forget the support and encouragement he shared. My deepest condolences.

Bruce Bolton - 21 days ago

On behalf of all members of the 78th Fraser Highlanders in North America and in Montreal, we extend our deepest condolences to Rita and her family for the loss of a member of the Regiment. In memory of HLCol Bernard Finestone - Courage

janet blumer - 22 days ago

dear Rita my deepest to you on the loss of your beloved son Neil. My thoughts are with you at this most difficult time. Most sincerely,Janet

ROBIN BEHAR - 22 days ago

Dear Rita: I am so sorry that once again life has been very cruel to you. No words I can say will replace the tremendous gap you feel in your life. The times I met him, Neil made an amazing impression on me. His charm and style which he inherited from you and Bernard was immediately apparent. He even invited me to get together with him next time I was in Beverly Hills....despite his incredibly busy schedule. Please find comfort knowing that he is in a better place with his heavenly loved ones. Robin Behar

Anne kugler - 22 days ago

Dear Rita , Our sincere sympathy on the loss of your beloved son Neil. May many happy memories guide you through this most difficult loss. Anne and Gordie.

James McDonald - 23 days ago

While I did not know him well, I was truly excited to see him each and every time we met and thoroughly enjoyed our conversations. He had a brilliant mind and always made me laugh. My deepest condolences are with you.

Pierrette Phoenix E.Nadeau - 23 days ago

Dear Rita, My deepest sympathy to you and Paul for the loss of your son and brother. Just remember the good memories spent together at this sad time. The memory of your family will be remembered forever in our mind at the J.B.Ski Club. Our thoughts are with you. Pierrette Phoenix Nadeau

Joshua Merel, Marina del Rey, California - 24 days ago

We will truly miss his quick wit, spot on perspective on business and life. Most of all his heart warming smile. Our sincere condolenses to the family and all his friends.

Twinkle Rosenstone Rudberg - 24 days ago

Dear Rita, My deepest heartfelt thoughts go out to you on the passing of your dear son Neil.There are no words that I can offer to you to ease the pain that you are living through right now. All I can offer is my respect for your courage and my love. With my deep sympathies to the family. Twinkle Rosenstone Rudberg

Riva & Carl Gelber - 24 days ago

Dear Rita, We were saddened to learn of Neil's passing, & want to express our deepest sympathy to you & your family. We hope that you will be strengthened by the wonderful memories you have . We wish for you good health, coupled with the hope that you may be spared from any more sorrow for many years to come. Warmly, Riva & Carl Gelber

Edie Werk - 24 days ago

Dear Rita, My sincere condolences to you and your family on the loss of your dear son.

Ann Singer - 25 days ago

Dear Rita and family, My deepest condolences on your loss. May you know no further sorrow.

Don Moser - 25 days ago

Rest easy and in peace, Neil. Thank you for being so kind, generous and supportive of my wife, Karin Moser (Finestone Partners). We both have only the most warmest and positive memories of our interactions with you. I'm confident you're carving effortless and endless GS turns amongst the heavenly clouds. Bless you, and God speed, Neil.

ROSLYN TEITELBAUM - 25 days ago

Rita and Family. Our sincere sympathies on the loss of your son Neil. BDE. Your cousins Estabelle Goldman, Roslyn Teitelbaum, Gloria Goldman Bronfeld, nee Brown

Eileen Rabinovitch - 26 days ago

Dear Finestone families My deepest condolences on the passing of your beloved Neil. Neil and I were teenage friends and I remember his warm smile and sparkling eyes. He was fun and vivacious and I am proud to have known him . May your beautiful memories bring you comfort at this very sad time. I am terribly sorry for your loss.

Ellie & Jeff Pielet - 26 days ago

Dear Rita. We are so sad for your & Angela's loss. Our love for Neil is very special. While Neil may be gone from our sight, he will live in our hearts forever.

Jackie Freedman - 26 days ago

Dear Rita, Sincere condolences on your loss. May the memories of good times spent with your son be a comfort to you at this difficult time. Thinking of you, Jackie

Reisa and Bruce Vineberg - 26 days ago

Dear Rita and family, our deepest sympathy on the passing of your dear son. I am sure he was in carpool with me when you drove me to Nursery School. May your fond memories be a source of comfort during this difficult time. Bruce Vineberg

Karen and Murray Vasilevesky - 26 days ago

Dearest Rita and family. Such a painful loss and a very painful journey. Our thoughts and hearts are with you. Much love to hold you.

Cynthia Johnston - 26 days ago

I am so sorry for your family's loss. Even though we had had some contact in more recent years via Facebook, I had had no idea that he had been ill. I knew Neil from having attended public school together when we were kids, and later when we reconnected over our work on opposing sides of a political campaign (which we both did with passion, but also respect and humour!). My thoughts are with you.

bernard and lois shapiro - 26 days ago

Dearest Rita We are far away, but we are thinking of you constantly on this very difficult and very sad day. From our own experience , Neil was a wonderful man and a wonderful son so that he will be sorely missed by all of us but more especially by you, by Paul , by Angela and, of course, his children. We hope to reach out to you more personally soon.

Bunny Berke - 26 days ago

Dear Rita & family, I am so terribly sorry to learn of the passing of your son, Neil. I send condolences and hope you will know no further sorrow and gain strength from special memories. Fondly Bunny Berke

Bea & Hershie Schachter - 26 days ago

Dear Rita, We extend our sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved son, Neil, z"l. May you be blessed with many treasured memories. There is no greater pain than losing a child. We wish you no more sorrow. BDE.

Rona Miller - 26 days ago

Dear Rita and Family... I was deeply saddened to read of the passing of your beloved son. He was my eldest son's age and I cannot even begin to fathom the depth of your loss... We send our deepest sympathy to all of you at this very sad time. He will be forever in your hearts.. Sincerely, Rona

Shelley Kerman - 26 days ago

Neil was a childhood friend and classmate. His humour and shenanigans were a hallmark of his personality and what attracted people to him. He may be gone from daily life but his light will shine forever. My deepest condolences to his family. Shelley

Helen Adam - 26 days ago

Dear Rita and family, So sorry to hear about Neil. He's now at peace. May you know no more sorrows. Let his memory sustain you. Helen

Dale And Nat Boidman - 26 days ago

Dear Rita, Our heartfelt sympathies to you and the family on the passing of your der Neil. sending love from Florida. Dale and Nat

Lillian & Morris Goodman - 26 days ago

Dear Rita, our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your dear Neil. Sending our thoughts to you from Florida, Lillian and Morris

Millie Pearson - 26 days ago

Dear Rita and entire family. My sincere condolences on the tremendous loss of your beloved son Wishing you strength and good health BDE

Charles Scott - 26 days ago

I was one of Neil's childhood friends. Our family lived across the street on Sydenham Ave. I am deeply saddened at the news of Neil's untimely passing. The image here of Neil captures what a kind, humorous, and caring person he was. My condolences to all the family.

Elana + Jon Levy - 27 days ago

Please accept our deepest condolences on your loss. I am also one of Neil's childhood friends, and have only happy and positive memories of the times we spent together.

Guita Hyman - 27 days ago

Dear Rita, So saddened to learn of the passing of your son,Neil!My sincerest sympathy to you and your family!Guita

Lisa & Farrel Miller - 27 days ago

Dear Rita and Paul, Lisa and I wish you our heartfelt condolences. I have only the best of memories of Neil and our times with the Finestones.

Catherine Badke - 27 days ago

Dear Rita and family, My deepest sympathies to you on your loss. Neil did indeed have a vivacious personality. I have many memories of Neil from our time at the ski club all those years ago, and an especially fond memory of a ski trip to Whistler with Neil and Paul. On behalf of all the Badkes (Don, Anne, Catherine, Michael and Lara) our thoughts are with you.

Stephen Finestone - 27 days ago

Dear Finestone's, this is sad news indeed. I smile thinking of Neil and the many fun and enjoyable times we had together both just he and I and with my family. He was a gracious man. Our thoughts are with you all at this difficult time.

Leonard Kaplansky - 27 days ago

Dear Rita & Family Our sincere condolences on the tragic loss of Neil. Long life to all. Fran Lutterman & Leonard Kaplansky

The Ronald Family - 27 days ago

On behalf of all The Ronalds ( Lillian, John Jr, Peter, Ann and David ) our condolences and wishes for peace to The Finestone Family.

Bernard Raphael Shuchat - 27 days ago

This is a difficult news. Neil was so full of life and optimism, upbeat and humourous. His struggle for life in face of such a terrible disease was inspiring. Its hard to be consoled. He brought three amazing children into this world who continue his legacy and passion for life and a love of the Jewish people. May your soul be bound up in eternal life my dear cousin.

Rena and Mervyn Gornitsky - 27 days ago

Dear Rita We read with deep sorrow of the passing of Neil. Our deepest sympathies to you at this most difficult time . Rena and Mervyn

Rubin Baron - 27 days ago

My sincere condolences to you and your family on the loss of your dear son. Your ex next door neighbor on ave de Musee

David Edgell and family - 27 days ago

My deepest sympathies to the Finestone family.

Clarence Blatt - 27 days ago

Dear Rita Please accept my deepest sympathies on the passing of your son. My thoughts are with you at this most difficult time. Clarence Blatt

Goldie and Stan Ungar - 27 days ago

Dear Rita, Please accept our very deepest of sympathy to you and the family on the loss of dear Neil. We will always remember him as a young, happy and active skier and friend going back to our ski club days. Much love, Goldie and Stan

Lynda Gould - 27 days ago

My deepest sympathy, Rita, to you and your family

Dana Lightstone Heffez - 27 days ago

Dear Rita & family, I was shocked and saddened to learn of Neil’s passing. If memory serves me, we went all the way back to LRYC. I’ll always remember his smiling eyes sense of humor. May his memory be a blessing.

Ira Ross Hopmeyer - 27 days ago

To the Finestone family, my deepest condolences, Neil and I were childhood friends, going to school and Hebrew school together, I remember him as an exciting child and have memories of us playing together.

Nancy ( Dodge) Shewfelt - 27 days ago

Dear Mrs.Finestone I am one of Neil’s childhood friends from Sydenham Ave and enjoyed our youth of fun with our neighbourhood gang. Please know that I am thinking of you at this time with many fun and meaningful memories of Neil. My heart goes out to you, Nancy Dodge

Bernie Schuchmann - 27 days ago

Mrs. FInestone and Paul. I am so sorry for your loss. I think about about the time I spent with “NRF” frequently. From the hours spent in your old house, to the trips abroad, to my wedding day in California, when Neil 1st met Beth. He touched many lives, but he touched mine more than most. My thoughts (from 2,000 miles away) are with you.

Esther Landsman - 27 days ago

Dear Rita, My deepest sympathy to you on the loss of your son Neil. I hope time and wonderfull memories of times spent together will help you during this very difficult time. Esther

Lyon and Cybele Hamburg - 27 days ago

Dear Rita and family , it is with a heavy heart that we send our deepest regrets on the passing of Neil. His love of life , family and Israel was a great gift that he shared readily and generously with others . May his memory be a blessing and inspiration to everyone. Sincerely, Lyon and Cybele Hamburg

molly-ann leikin - 28 days ago

My condolences and love.

Eunice Palayew - 28 days ago

Dear Rita. My heartfelt condolences to you & your family at this very sad time. My thoughts are with you as you face the reality of your huge loss. Eunice

PAULA BLITSTEIN (Toronto) - 28 days ago

Dear Rita & Family, I was deeply saddened to learn of your son’s passing away. Words fail me. Sending much love across the miles.

Pat & Paul Rubin - 28 days ago

Sincerest condolences to you. Warmly, Pat & Paul Rubin

Art levitt - 28 days ago

Dear Rita and family.We wish you no further sorrows. We are away and we will speak when we return Marion and Art

Evelyn Shrier - 28 days ago

Dear Rita and all who loved Neil: Please accept my deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolence... I wish you all long life, and no more sorrow...

Deena Caplan - 28 days ago

Dear Rita and FINESTONE FAMILY THERE ARE NO WORDS! MY HEART IS BREAKING FOR YOU. THINKING OF YOU FROM FLORIDA AT THIS MOST DIFFICULT TIME.LONG LIFE TO ALL! A BIG HUG. DEENA

Janis Levine - 28 days ago

Dear Rita and Family, I am so saddened by your loss. My deepest sympathy at this most difficult time. Janis

Beatrice Levine - 28 days ago

Dear Rita: My deepest sympathy to you and your family on the sad passing of your son, Neil. My heart goes out to you at this sorrowful time. Beatrice Levine

Grace halperin - 28 days ago

I was not fortunate to know Neil but from the messages below he must have been a warm and generous person. I am so very sorry Rita for your loss. Words do seem useless at a time like this. How else can I convey to you my sadness for you. Just know you are in my thoughts

Susan Flanders, New York - 28 days ago

To the entire Finestone family: I was so sorry to hear the very sad news about Neil. He was a light in many lives and touched so many people. He will be sorely missed. Please accept my sincere condolences and sympathy. Love to all, Susie

Monna and Abby Malkinson - 28 days ago

Dear Rita, Our deepest sympathies on the loss of your son. Our thoughts are with you and your family with the hope that your cherished memories will sustain you all in the days ahead. Sincerely, Monna and Abby Malkinson

JOYCE SILVER,Vancouver - 28 days ago

My dear Rita and family, My thoughts are with you.

Barbara Stern - 28 days ago

Dear Rita, what sad, sad news. My heart goes out to you at this tragic loss. Our families go back a long way. To happier times.. I hope you will be sustained by wonderful memories, I think of Neil skiing with my boys, enjoying the ski club in happy times when we were all together. I wish you strength - and support from your many friends.

Shirley Nadell - 28 days ago

Dear Rita Saddened to read about your son Neil. Please accept my sincerest statement of condolence to you and your family. Shirley

tammy rubin&jerry spinak - 28 days ago

Rita, Paul and family, I was heartbroken to read the newspaper today. Neil was so vibrant, so loving, so huggable and such a great dancer! There are so many memories over the years of such a warm, high spirited man. I know he and my mom are now sharing a great hug and continuing their love. Jerry and I extend our most sincere condolences to you both and all who mourn with you.

Iris Hazen - 28 days ago

Dear Rita, Please accept my deepest sympathies to you and your family. fondly, Iris

Susan and Eddy Levitt - 28 days ago

Dear Rita, Paul and family, Eddy and I are so very sorry to hear the very sad news of Neil's passing. Whenever we saw him over the years, he always had a smile and a sparkle in his eye. Always interested in other people. Please accept our deepest sympathies. Love Susan and Eddy

shelley (melnick) Vineberg - 28 days ago

I am so sorry to hear this news!! Neil and I were old friends...... My deepest sympathies may he rest in peace!

Wainberg - 28 days ago

Our deepest condolences. So sorry for your loss.

Sharon Azrieli - 28 days ago

My dearest Rita and all of Neil’s family , I am so sorry that I am not in town and so unable to attend the funeral and Shiva- please allow me to visit when I return? And to tell you - as you know- how dear Neil was to me, how important your family is to me and was to me growing up...my thoughts and heart is with you in your time of sorrow and I know that words are sorely inadequate. Just wishing you strength and praying with you for faith and courage and letting you know you are so very loved. Sharon Azrieli and family

TOBIE SCHWARTZ - 28 days ago

OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO YOU ON THE PASSING OF A VERY DEAR FRIEND LOVE == LESLIE & TOBIE

Michael Geiger - 28 days ago

Rita, Paul told me about the news yesterday. Karin and I are so saddened by the news. Neil was such a good friend to both of us for so many years. We will miss him so much.

Eric Aronoff - 28 days ago

Dear Rita , Paul, Angela, Brian, Erin, Mia; I am so sorry for your loss. Neil was a great and special friend. There is nothing more I can say except to offer my sincerest condolences. may time heal some of your and our sorrows. Eric Aronoff

Reisa Brown Kendall - 28 days ago

My sincere condolences to you and your family on the loss of your dear son & brother Neil. Reisa Kendall

Gloria Israel - 28 days ago

Dear Rita, My sincerest condolences on the loss of your son. May his memory be a blessing

Deborah Corber - 28 days ago

Rita and Paul, I just learned this news while standing in the security line at the airport ... and am heartbroken for you both, and for Neil's children and beloved. Neil’s candle burned so brightly it warmed the hearts and minds of all who were in his presence. I know that his parting will leave an unfathomable hole in all of your lives. He touched so many people, me included, and there is no doubt that his memory will always be for a blessing. I am thinking of you in this profoundly sad moment and sending telepathic wishes for strength and the comfort of loved ones.

Carole Rocklin - 28 days ago

My deepest sympathies dear Rita.

Jane Cadieux - 28 days ago

Dear Rita and Finestone family, I am so sad to hear this news. Neil was a treasured friend through our college years. I remember his smiling face, his warmth, grace and style. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

Delores Rosen - 28 days ago

Dear Rita I'm so sorry......Delores

Heidi Latsky - 29 days ago

Dear Rita, I am so saddened to hear about Neil. He was and will always be my dear friend whose love of dance kindled mine. He smiled with his eyes in the most beautiful way. He was vital, passionate, and loving. We spoke so seldomly over the last 20 years but when we did it was as if we spoke all the time. I will miss those moments of connection My condolences to you and your family. with love, Heidi

Linda Mann Gewurz - 29 days ago

Dear Rita and Paul and families I was so saddened to read about the passing of your special Neil. I remember him with fondness ,, always a smile, a laugh and a joke. All the meetings we had at your home and always a warm hug from Neil wherever I would meet him. ,He left a mark. I know you have wonderful memories to cherish. Sending you hugs. Linda Mann Gewurz

Sheryl Miller - 29 days ago

Dearest Rita; I am so saddened to hearing of Neil's passing. Our families spent so many wonderful summers together and it seems like only yesterday that we were spending weekends on yours and my parents boat at Rouses Pointe. How wonderful those years were. Neil always had the biggest smile on his face and, and i think his biggest smile was reserved for my mom! I send you my deepest condolences and wish you much strength.

Eleanor Latsky - 29 days ago

Dear Rita, My very deepest sympathy on the loss of your dear son ,Neil. He was a good friend of Heidi and Jane. My thoughts are with you in your time of sorrow Fondly, Ellie

Bunny and Morty Lechter - 29 days ago

Dearest Rita, we are shattered to read of Neil’s passing. We knew of his illness, nonetheless the actuality is heartbreaking. Please accept our deepest, deepest condolences.Fondly, Bunny and Morty