Sorel Young

Funeral Service: Sunday, November 15, 2020
Private Graveside
Shiva: Strictly Private Shiva. Thank you for respecting the family's wishes.
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Nancy Meister - 2 days ago

To Karen and Jennifer, Zoro as I called Sorel from a very early age, and Ralph were some of my very favorites!!! I am so very sorry for your loss, and frankly for the loss of their presence in my mom and dad's life. To watch them leave all laugh in each others company was just the best. Sorel will be missed in everyone's lives.

Margaret Shacter Meister nd Mal Meister - 2 days ago

Dear Karen, Jennifer and all those who loved Sorel. Our deepest condolences to all. Ralph and Sorel were cherished friends. They were warm and welcoming to me since that day in Montreal 66 years ago when I met Margaret. Margaret and Sorel were childhood friends and, as you know, kept that close friendship alive for all these years. Whether in Montreal, Stowe, the Berkshires, or Florida, we spent time together, and of course, laughed a lot. Sorel was a great audience and Ralph was truly a professional comic in Pharmacist's clothing. Sorel was a very special woman with strong intelligent opinions, a great memory, and always had an answer. Margaret can't remember Montreal without Sorel. We loved them very much and will miss them. Margaret Shacter Meister and Mal Meister

Esthe Linda - 4 days ago

Dear Jennifer, Karen and family. My heartfelt condolences on the loss of your dear mother. Sorel was a kind, caring and loving woman. I feel privileged to have known her. May your wonderful memories comfort you during these difficult times.

Beverly & Marlene Salomon - 7 days ago

Dear Jennifer and Family, Our heartfelt condolences on the passing of Sorel. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.

Lois and Bernard Shapiro - 7 days ago

Dear Family We are saddened by the loss of a neighbor and a friend. Please accept our condolences. We expect that your many memories of a devoted, articulate and lively mind will be of considerable comfort in the times ahead.

Evelyne Finn - 10 days ago

Dear Jennifer and family I just heard about Sorel and wish to send you my sincerest condolences. She was a bright and kind lady, and Gerry and I had many good times with you dear parents.sincerely, Evelyne.

Rona and Morley Miller - 10 days ago

Dear Jennifer and Family, we only met you at your Dad's Shiva, but sat and talked as old friends. Your Mom and I reconnected when your Dad and Morley started playing bridge together. Mom and I actually went back to Iona School and lived across the streeet.. I will miss her as we had developed a pleasant friendship , and we so enjoyed our Sunday brunches . May she always remain in your hearts and her beautiful memory sustain you at this sad time...

Cheryl Glense and family - 12 days ago

Dear Jennifer and Family, I am very sorry for your loss. . May the family be spared further sorrow. Cheryl, Michael and Robert

Gary Kanofsky - 12 days ago

Sorel Young was an unforgettable figure in my life. Like it was yesterday, I remember the countless hours I spent, graciously hosted in their homes in Hampstead and Stowe. She was always anxious to engage in conversation about a litany of subjects, posessed as she was of such a broad and deep interest in the world around her. I remember being fascinated by her packed calendar - hand written back then, plans made months in advance with uncanny precision: weekends in the contry, social occasions, vacation travel abroad - all carefully orchestrated to afford her, Ralph and the children a rich, fulfilled existence. Oh, how proud she was of her children. Raised to focus on being learned and cultured, yes, and given the room to be who -they- wanted to be. Bohemian? Why not? Pushing back on Mom's advice? Of course! But always, with love and respect - mutually - even in times of predictable conflict. Sorel and Ralph were such a loving couple! They so thoroughly enjoyed each other, and the life and family they created. And Sorel loved so many things! The arts, literature - she had a rich and varied appetite for culture, conversation and company. She celebrated her friendships so completely. I vividly remember my fascination with her exquisite collection of cranberry -- she was so proud of it -- lovingly curated as it was -- and how squeamish I was -- terrified to touch it, lest I break anything! One quick, funny memory. I spent so much time with Jennifer that I got to know that kitchen very, very well. Once, Sorel was hunting for something, and I promptly reminded her which door it was tucked behind. That, she didn't like very much at the time ... staring at me ... her anger flaring ... a feeling of being invaded, no doubt by such a cocky "pischer" --- but boy oh boy, did we roar about it years later! Mourning her loss is dark, indeed. I can't even imagine the body blow it brings to the children - touched as they were by two powerful parental figures. My own personal experience, from the loss of my father, brings only one consoling thought: Magically, they live on in our heats and minds- and somehow, the pain is forgotten, as we mostly recall the gleeful days, the joyous times, the special moments. That is my prayer, and my hope, for Jennifer and Karyn. With much love, Gary

Leonie Richler - 12 days ago

Dear Karen and Jennifer and Family, I was saddened and shocked to hear of Sorel’s passing. Knowing what a wonderful person Sorel was I can only hope her beautiful memories sustain you during this time. May the family be spared further sorrow. Leonie and and Lorne Richler

Israel Bonds Montreal - 12 days ago

To the family of the late Sorel Young,, On behalf of the staff and management of Israel bonds, please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of Sorel. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. May your memories give you comfort, and may you be spared further sorrow. With our deepest sympathy, Israel Bonds

Cookie and Jack Dubney - 12 days ago

Dear Karen and Jennifer and family - we just heard your sad news even as far away as in Victoria. Both Jack and I have such great memories of our wonderful dinners with your parents and I have very special memories of working with Sorel at Concordia University. Please accept our deepest sympathy, Cookie and Jack Dubney

Lillian and Morris Goodman - 12 days ago

Dear Karyn and Jennifer, My late husband Stephen Vineberg and I first met Sorel so many years ago when we were active together in the Young Adult Division of what was the Allied Jewish Community Services. We loved working with Sorel. . She was dynamic, smart and fun. Other projects continued together over the years. After Stephen’s passing, I so appreciated Sorel reaching out to me. When Morris and I came together, Sorel and I were so happy to spend time with each other , as Ralph and Morris were close friends. Morris had been an usher at your parents wedding. We will remember the good times and the laughter at our dinners together. We felt so badly that this last period of time was so tough for Sorel and we are comforted that she is now at peace.

Cary & Elayne Weigensberg - 12 days ago

Dear Jennifer and Bryan, and your entire family - Sending you our sincere condolences on the loss of Sorel. Wishing you great balance as you lean on each other for support. Cary & Elayne Weigensberg

Lynn Gordon Yaphe - 13 days ago

Dear Karen and Jennifer, Your Mom and I bonded At Camp Modin when she was the “ Camp Mother”, and I was your (Karen’s ) counselor. Whenever we met , our fun memories always came to the surface. My sincere condolences to you and to your family at this difficult time. Fondly Lynn Gordon Yaphe

Bunny Berke - 13 days ago

Dear Family of Sorel, I am so sorry to learn of your enormous loss. Sorel always made me think hard & laugh at our foibles; she was strong and thoughtful with a great wit. She shall be missed. Best, Bunny Berke

Grace Halperin - 13 days ago

Dear Family - Your Mother's death affected me deeply. We were not close friends but we had cherished memories together with your Father. Each loss becomes harder to bear. This beautiful picture of your Mother will be the one I will always remember and to you, the family, I extend my sincere condolences.

The Jewish Public Library - 13 days ago

To Karen and Jennifer and family: On behalf of the Board and staff of The Jewish Public Library, please accept our deepest sympathies on the passing of your dear mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, sister and sister-in-law. May her name be a blessing to you.

Sharon Steinberg - 13 days ago

Dear Karyn, Jennifer, and Family. You described Sorel so well in the obituary. She was all those things and more. She will be missed by many. Wishing you strength and no more sorrow.

Sheila & Harry Nozet - 13 days ago

Dear Jennifer &Bryan Our deepest on your loss ,may you have no more sorrow Sheila & Harry

Sonia & Dave Oberman - 13 days ago

Deepest sympathy, to you Karen, Jennifer and family, on the loss of your dear mother, Sorel. I hope you find comfort in the fact that you were so devoted to both of your parents. I will miss seeing all of you walking together on Green Ave. Rest in Peace my friend. Sonia & Dave Oberman

Marilyn Schiff - 13 days ago

Dear Karyn, Jennifer and family. So sad to learn of Sorel's passing. We met in kindergarten at Iona School and have had a life-long connection and friendship. Know that she was admired and loved throughout her life and will be missed by many.

Amy Josephson - 13 days ago

Dear Jennifer and family My thoughts are with you during this very sad and difficult time.

Beverley Silver Corber - 13 days ago

Dear Karyn, Jennifer and Family So very sorry to learn of Sorel's passing so soon after Ralph. Ron and I were very fond of both of them and know that she will be deeply missed by all those whose lives she touched with her warmth, intelligence and humour. May her memory always be a blessing

Janis Kerman - 13 days ago

Dear Karyn and Jennifer and family, Your parents were such loving people but your Mom held my heart in a very special way. I am saddened to hear of her passing but know that she and your dad are reunited and knowing that gives me calm. May her memory be a blessing to you all. Janis Kerman

Anna Fishman Gonshor - 13 days ago

To Soryl’s family, My heartfelt condolences....Soryl was a remarkable woman who gave of herself to help women navigate in the world of male leadership. She had a wonderful sense of humour, was kind and supportive, quietly and with strength she led the way for many. I was blessed to know her and have her in my life..May her memory be a blessing.

tammy rubin - 13 days ago

Jennifer and Karen.. to you and your families, my sincere condolences. Your mother will always be with you, as mine still is , almost 20 years later.

Carol Bercovitz Barrs - 13 days ago

Jennifer , Karen and family, I was so saddened to hear that you lost your mother. I first knew Sorel through childhood stories told to me by my mother and later through occasional family get-togethers. We had planned to meet on Greene Avenue for lunch during the month of March and I regret that this never happened. I remember Sorel as a sincere , authentic woman, who immediately made me feel comfortable. She was intelligent and witty. Her passing is a great loss for the family. Gary and I extend our deepest sympathies to you and your family.

Ratner family - 13 days ago

Dear Karyn, Jennifer, Bryan, Sam and Emma, We were so shocked to learn of Sorel’s passing. She was an extraordinary woman- intelligent, honest and courageous, while at the same time loving and supportive. Her beautiful smile lit up the entire room, and she had many friends and admirers. She always focused on other people, never dwelling on her own problems. She and Ralph were our cousins and close friends of the family. They made quite a couple, his jokes and easy-going manners and her more serious, forthright nature. May you be comforted always by a lifetime of cherished memories. Love, Sabina, Maxine and Robert

Elaine Dubow Harris - 13 days ago

Dear Karen and Jennifer: My deepest sympathy to you both. Your Mom was a special lady. Both she and your Dad were fun part of Stowe life. In recent years I saw her more often. Conversation was always interesting and enlightening. I will miss her. Elaine

Marilyn Golfman - 13 days ago

Walter and I wish to extend our deepest sympathies to all of you.I knew Sorel for many years. She was my professor at Concordia,she was a terrific teacher. I also remember one of her sayings-when things go badly she would say”and this too shall pass” Thinking of you at this difficult time Marilyn

Gary Pedvis - 13 days ago

Dearest Jen et famille...Although I did not know Sorel very well...other than visits to our old duplex....I do know that she was a remarkable woman who was a trailblazer for the current "Me Too" Movement..Instead of lunching with friends and choosing an easy path that your late father would have allowed her....she was courageous and chose her path towards education and used her intellectual talents for the greater good!!! G-d Bless you all in this time of mourning...Love- Gary Pedvis

Milene and Greg Etingin - 14 days ago

Dear Jennifer, Brian and family We are very saddened to hear of the passing of a Sorel. Time spent with Sorel, and Ralph be it in Montreal or Stowe was always interesting, meaningful and fun and left us craving for more conversations and connections. Sorel had such a lovely way of interacting and sharing her knowledge. That was her gift. Jennifer, she was so lucky to be in your care; you were her angel, always. It was beautiful to witness. Condolences to the whole family Milene and Greg

Charna & Mannie Young - 14 days ago

Dear Karyn & Jennifer, We so recently mourned the loss of your dear dad, Ralph, a role model & pharmacist mentor to Mannie, as former partners. How heartbreaking to learn about Sorel today. May her beautiful smile, warm personality, zest for life & loving devotion to her family always be remembered. Fondly, Charna & Mannie

Sandy Schreter - 14 days ago

Dear Jennifer and Family My heartfelt condolences on the loss of your beloved mother. I have such fond memories of her from my childhood and then meeting up once again at the bridge table, always with a smile ! Cherish all your beautiful memories. Sincerely Sandy Miller Schreter ❤️

Mimi and Merv Kerman - 14 days ago

Jennifer, Karyn and Family. Merv and I are so sorry to hear of Sorel’s passing. Sorel was such a special lady and we will miss her. We spent so many wonderful years together in Stowe and Montreal. Many beautiful memories to hold dear. Our condolences to you all at this difficult time. Mimi and Merv

Paul Gazin - 14 days ago

Dear Jennifer, my deepest sympathies to you, Karyn and your families. Although your mother has passed, her memory lives on within you. I’m sure that you’re surrounded by lots of love and support at this very sad and difficult time.

Marcia Myers - 14 days ago

Dear Karen & Jennifer - Remembering all the great times we had together with you and Ralph and Mel and I. Marcia Myers

Barbara Stern - 14 days ago

To Sorel’s dear family, my deepest sympathy on learning of Sorel’s passing. She was such a dear and loving woman. I remember Sorel so well from our McGill days. Later, with her dear Ralph in Stowe. She touched so many. I hope you will be sustained by happy memories of a very special lady.


Sorel was the genuine matriarch of the family. Very wise, outspoken and confident. She and Ralph were among our closest friends and we have shared many wonderful experiences together. May all the good times shared with Sorel and Ralph give the family some degree of comfort at this sad time. Manny and Joni

Evelyn Shrier - 14 days ago

To All Who Loved Sorel, I send my deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolence... Westmount Square will not be the same without her... Long Life to all... ~E~

Rena and Mervyn Gornitsky - 14 days ago

Dear Karyn, Jennifer and family We extend our deepest sympathy to you at this most difficult time . Your Mother was a special lady, bright, caring and fun to be with. May she rest in peace.

Joyce rosenhek - 14 days ago

My sincerest sympathies to all the family. Sorel. And my family were friends when we were little girls. And the two of us had fond memories of sitting on the floor and. Playing JACKS together as little girls. Whenever we would meet in adulthood. We always Challenged each other to a game.. such fond memories. Shewilbl be missed. Fondly. Joyce

Judy Litvack & carl ravinsky - 14 days ago

Dear Jennifer and Family, So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you, Judy & Carl

Louise Goldstein - 14 days ago

Deepest sympathy to you Karyn and Jennifer and your family on the sad loss of Sorel my dear friend since we were together in Grade 1. May your happy memories of her comfort you at this difficult time.

Cindy Raider - 14 days ago

Dear Jennifer, Bryan & Family: Sending heartfelt condolences on the loss of Sorel. Hopefully all of your beautiful memories can help ease you through this very difficult time. May you all be spared further sorrows. Sincerely, Beatrice & Cindy Raider

Myrna Ramelson - 14 days ago

Dear Jennifer and Bryan Please accept my deepest sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your Mom. Sorel will rest in pease. Now that is with Ralph. Your Dad

sheila sinclair kirstein - 14 days ago

my sincere sympathy to all Sorel's family......i knew her as a young teen, as Rhodie's friend.....she was so nice and so sad that she is 'no longer'........ may you go forward with your excellent memories and love.... stay safe.....

Edith Gold Orleans - 14 days ago

Dear Jennifer and Bryan Please accept my sincerest condolences on your loss

Judy Steinberg - 14 days ago

Dear Jennifer and Bryan, My deepest sympathies to you and the family. I knew Sorel well from the bridge club. She was a REAL LADY. So sorry for your loss. Love, Judy

Dr. George Silver - 14 days ago

She was a true LADY in every way

David Cohen - 14 days ago

Dear Jennifer and Karen: My life with your Mother extends back to when we were 15 years-old. I remember trips to Schroon Lake, your parents were married, but they were chaperones for Rhoda and me. Through the years we shared good times and not so good times, but always lots of laughs. She would call me now and then through the years, just to chat. I will miss her. My deepest sympathy to you both. David

Claire Grief - 14 days ago

Dear Jennifer & Family My sincerest condolences on the loss of your beloved mother. I will always remember as difficult as it was for your mom to walk she insisted on coming up to the Montreal General to visit Tully. May all your fond memories sustain you at this very difficult time Love Claire

Lisa Freedman Smith - 14 days ago

Dear Young family, Your mother was a lovely person, always had a nice thought to express. May the memories of shared times give you strength at this difficult time. Wishing you no more sorrow.

Bernice Katz - 14 days ago

My deepest condolences to you Jennifer and families for your loss.A beautiful person ,my friend and your mother. A special lady. Bernice

Kristi McCaul - 14 days ago

Jennifer, Bryan and family, sending deepest condolences for your loss. I know you were devoted and hope the thoughts of your parents being in each other’s arms again brings you comfort. With love and sympathy, Kristi and family ❤️

Susan&Patrick Benaroche - 14 days ago

Dear Jennifer, Bryan and Family, We are very sorry to learn of the passing of your beloved mother. We hope that your fond memories of her will sustain you in the months ahead. Wishing you much strength and courage. .

barbara saltsman - 14 days ago

Dear Family, What an incredible smart, classy, kind, considerate dear woman Sorel was. I have come in contact with so many women in my life as a bridge professional, and constantly am reminded of her appreciation ,and gratitude to me. She was so loved by her myriad of friends, always spoke her mind. but was a very good human being. I will miss her and now the angels in heaven ,are lucky to have her.

Marian & Alan Schauber - 14 days ago

Dear Children, we send our deepest sympathies to you on the great loss of your dear Mother, Mother-in-Law, Grandmother., SOREL. May you be comforted by a lifetime of cherished memories.

Helen Copelovitch - 14 days ago

Dear Young Family, My heartfelt condolences on your loss. May you be spared further sorrow.

Judy Mendelsohn - 14 days ago

Dear Jennifer, Bryan and family, I was so sorry to learn of Sorel's passing. I idolized my cousin growing up, was honored to be a bridesmaid at her wedding, and enjoyed her company over the many years since then. Sincerest condolences and virtual hugs.

Rhoda Reisman - 14 days ago

My sympathies to Sorel’s family. I have known Sorel for over forty years as we met doing community service. I have always respected her for her intellect, warmth and resilience. She was truly a unique woman. She never complained about the many challenges she faced. I will miss her. Rhoda

Ann and David - 14 days ago

Dear Young family. Please accept our deepest and sincerest condolences on the passing of Sorela.

Cleman - 14 days ago

Please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of a kind and wonderful person Sylvia and Nancy Cleman

Eric Aronoff - 14 days ago

Jennifer; please accept my heartfelt condolences on the passing of your Mother.

Jayne Herron - 14 days ago

Dear Jennifer and Bryan and family . Please accept our deepest sympathies on the passing of your mother. You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time . Jayne &James Jasko ♥️

Evelyn Ruckenstein - 14 days ago

My heartfelt condolences to the family on Sorel’s passing. May her soul Rest In Peace.

Bonnie Marcus - 14 days ago

Dear Family, So sorry for your loss. It’s never easy. Sorrel was a pleasure to see at bridge. Always appreciative of help , WArm and kind. Bonnie Marcus

Karen Etingin - 14 days ago

Jennifer, Karyn - Your family has played such a role in my growing up years, both here in Montreal and in Stowe. Your father, telling his legendary jokes, your mother filling in the punch line, all of us laughing as though, in each telling, the joke became funnier ... I have such fond memories of time well spent together and for that I thank both you and your parents. I send my love to you all, Karen

Sol Goldberg - 14 days ago

I have known sweet Sorel fo almost 60 years and her friendship was very meaningful to me....May her journey to eternity be a peaceful one and may she be be joined in the Garden Of Eden with her beloved Ralph....RIP

Stephen Silver - 14 days ago

Dear Karyn, Jennifer and Family, Gaby and I offer you are condolences. She should have been Mrs. Young to me, but she insisted that I call her Sorel. The hello Sorel greeting was always very pronounced, both the hello and the Sorel. She was very insightful and very much a straight shooter...told it like it is.

Naomi Roskies - 14 days ago

Dear Karen, Jennifer, and family, I will never forget your mother saying, in 2002, "they're shooting at our regiment." She was conscious even then that time was short. And now it is no more. I hope you are able to look back on her life as one well lived and well loved. May you look forward with good memories of your mother integrated into your lives. Wishing you all the best, Naomi Roskies

Linda Shacter - 14 days ago

Dear Karyn, Jennifer and family: Sincerest sympathy on your loss.Please know that our thoughts are with you at this very sad and difficult time. Hoping all your wonderful memories help you through this. With love, Linda and Norm

Lambrakis - 14 days ago

Jennifer,Karyn, Brian ,Emma and Sam. My deepest heartfelt condolences

Vivian Lambrakis - 14 days ago

est heartfelt condolences. I am so,so sorry for your loss. I am very grateful for having met Sorel. I learned so much from her and I and will never forget her generosity and our endless discussions. So long sorrel. Please give my Ralph a huge hug.....

Howard Mativetsky - 15 days ago

Jennifer, Bryan, Emma and Sam as well as the rest of the Young family. While I only met Sorel a few months ago, she made a strong impression on me. She was not one to mince her words and made her wishes and desires very clear. If she liked you, you knew it. She wasn’t one to put on airs and for that I was grateful. She welcomed me into her home and heart with open arms. I will remember her kindness and her wit as well as her generosity. May her memory be a blessing to all who grieve her at this difficult time and may we find comfort in her unforgettable smile and grace. May The lord keep her safe with all those that have gone before her. Baruch HaShem. Howard and Daniel

Jackie Freedman - 15 days ago

Dear,Jennifer, Karen & families, It is with profound sadness thatI send sincere sympathy to you.I met Sorel when we were both 14 at camp. I enjoyed her friendship for all these years and will miss her greatly. May you be comforted by the memories you have of your wise,caring and special mother. Fondly Jackie Freedman

Ruthie Dressler - 15 days ago

Dearest Karyn, Jen, Bryan, Emma and Sam Jennifer and David join me in sending our loving tender thoughts to you as you find strength and comfort within the arms of each other to share memories of Sorel. My memories of this remarkable lovely lady, beginning six decades ago in Lake Placid, are of a treasured adored friendship. Her life was a blessing and so will be her memory. And to you, dearest Sorel, it’s your moment now too rest in sweet eternal peace, knowing that you are loved. My arms around you all. Ruthie

Eric Hubler - 15 days ago

Karyn, Jennifer, Bryan, Emma, Sam, and everyone who loved Sorel: Our hearts are with you on this difficult day. We are deeply grateful to Sorel for her warmth and for raising such a fine family! -- Karen and Eric

Angela-Ruth Idelson and Anne Newman - 15 days ago

Dearest Jen, Bryan, Sam, Emma and family, we are holding you close in our hearts at this time of your profound loss. It was a privilege to have met your Mom, Jen; her vibrancy and strength, her beautiful smile, touched us both and we see it in you. So much love to all of you. Ange and Anne

Lisa Bidner - 15 days ago

Dear Jennifer & Bryan, My condolences on the loss of your mother . I hope you find comfort in the fact that you were so devoted to both of your parents and were always there for them . May your memories of better times help you during this time . Lisa Bidner

Bunny and Morty Lechter - 15 days ago

Dear Jennifer, Bryan and family, we are truly sorry to learn of Sorel’s passing. She was a tour de force for so many years to so many .We know how devoted you were to your parents, and we send you our deepest condolences, fondly, Bunny and Mort.