Pauline Borenstein

Funeral Service: Sunday, November 08, 2020
Private Graveside
Shiva: Strictly Private Shiva. Thank you for respecting the family's wishes.
Time: Nov 8, 2020 02:00 PM Montreal

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Polly Storozum - about 13 hours ago

My condolences to the family , your beautiful mum always as in fron of of me in shul. I was a nurse also, and we spent a few minutes every now and then telling stories .she had a beautiful smile and a kind word always . She was honest , gave her opinion when asked. I will truly miss her at Beth Ora. Blessings

Bonnie Kaplan - 1 day ago

Dear Borenstein Family, I remember “Mrs. Borenstein “ from St. Laurent days in the 60s and 70s when Pauline would dress my mother, my sisters and me for all special occasions. Pauline always greeted us warmly, remembered what was happening in our lives and followed up with sincere caring. In addition, Pauline always had the perfect pick in outfits for me. Pauline’s charm was still evident when I met her again while visiting my mother at the Waldorf. May her memory always be for blessing.

Charlie & Natalie Phelan - 14 days ago

Sending all our love to your family......beautiful write up...may she Rest In Peace... ❤️❤️

Robert & Esma Phelan - 14 days ago

Dear Howard,we have just heard from Maryrose the sad news of your mother’s death,please accept our very deepest sympathy..I remember meeting her at your and Kate’s wedding...thank you for the insight into her life, a very special lady and a breath of fresh air..May she rest in peace.We will pray for you during this time of great loss and know that you,Kate & the family are very much loved and thought of by your loving aunt Esma & uncle Robert x

Janis Nadler & Linda Shlay - 14 days ago

Dear Borenstein Family; We we’re deeply saddened to hear that your beloved Pauline passed away. We remember Pauline and her kids as we all grew up in St-Laurent. In later years when she formed a bond with our dear friend Bertha, we had the pleasure of sharing many meals together. Pauline was an amazing woman and will be sadly missed by all those who had the pleasure of spending time with her. Wishing you all much courage, strength, long life and the happiest of memories. Warmly, Janis & Linda

ROSEMARY RENICKE - 16 days ago

My deepest sympathies may you be spared further sorrows

Rena Popielnik Baskin - 17 days ago

Dear Beatrice, Ela, Howard and Families, My heartfelt condolences to you all. Our families have known each other for almost 60 years. During times of joy or sorrow or challenges, what stood out most about Pepka was her strength, energy, spirit, positivity and her love of family and friends. Pepka and my mother Fella Z"L shared a wonderful and caring friendship and my family has fond memories of the times we spent with Bubby and Pepka. Your tribute lovingly described Pepka's beautiful life and legacy. Our thoughts are with you. Rena, Lenny, Kayla and Scott Baskin

Hugo Hamilton - 18 days ago

Dear Howard, I was very sorry to hear the news about your mother Pauline. I only had a chance to meet her once but her memory stays with me.. It was so good to read the story of her life and the huge energy she brought with her on her journey from Poland to Canada. Seeing her brother speaking about her brought to life quite a remarkable story of survival and optimism emerging from such tragedy. Lovely to see both you and Kate speaking at her grave and would love to have been there to embrace you both on the day. You have your mother’s wonderful force in your family now - my thoughts are with you. X Hugo

Elizabeth (Suzie) Wilf and the Wilf family - 18 days ago

Our prayers and condolences on the passing of Pauline “Pepka” Bornstein z"l. I will miss her friendship and regular conversations we have had over so many years. May her memory be for a blessing and may your family know no more sorrow.

Lynda & Ron Belair - 19 days ago

Beatrice and family, Our deepest sympathies to you and your family. May her memory comfort you all and may she rest in peace. Sincerely, Lynda & Ron

Wladislawa Dajczman - 19 days ago

Sincere condolences to the family RIP - Wladzia Dajczman

Jack Cohen - 19 days ago

Dear Howard, Kate, Beatrice, Ela and the entire Borenstein family. Trina and I were deeply saddened to hear of your loss. We would like to extend our heartfelt condolences. Howard, growing up in and around your house I had the good fortune of really getting to know, and with time, interacting with your mom. She had all the exceptional qualities of a very special woman; kindness, tenderness, she was loving, fun and so very wise. I had the privilege to witness the strength of this woman, a Holocaust survivor, a caregiver, an entrepreneur and most of all a mom. She wore many hats and she did it well. She is, was and will always be an example of strength and perseverance to all of us who had the privilege to know her. We will miss her enormously. May her soul rest in eternal peace.

Joel Raskin - 19 days ago

Ela, Natalie and I are truly sorry to hear about your mother. We know what a tremendous loss this is and we hope the wonderful memories and example of her life will comfort you. My thoughts of your mother have and will always bring a smile. Our sincere condolences to you and Alexandra, and to Howard, Beatrice and your family.

Sal Merenda - 19 days ago

Howard and family, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. You, Kate and your family made her very proud, and must have given her many, many smiles. Cherish those invaluable memories, and stay well my friends.

Joel wald - 20 days ago

Ela, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. I have fond memories of being in your house in our younger years. Your mother was welcoming, warm and always with a sense of humour. The thing I remember most was how important family was to her. May the memories you have, fill your heart always

Linda Sidel - 20 days ago

Dear Beatrice, Ela and Howard, Your mom was a very special person whom I adored. All those times sitting and talking in the kitchen.....I’ll never forget. Jeff joins me in sending you our thoughts and love.

Nancy Kastner - 20 days ago

Howard and family, Sincere condolences on this great loss. Your mother had a remarkable life , embodying resilience, and bringing joy and optimism after each tragedy. Thank you for sharing her story. She is such an inspiration.

Cidalia Faria - 20 days ago

My sincere condolences. The story of such a strong, resilient, tenacious and joyful woman, is inspirational in normal times, but particularly so during these times. Thank you for sharing her experience of a well lived life and may her strength live on in all those she loved.

Joseph Kenkel - 20 days ago

An inspirational life of resilience to be remembered and celebrated. Howard, Kate and all of the family - I'm so sorry for your loss.

Michael Block - 20 days ago

I'm inspired by your heritage and sorry for your loss.

Esther Rosenberg - 20 days ago

Howard and Kate, Every once in awhile, you read an obit which brings you to tears. The one about your mother was a moving and uplifting tribute to an amazing woman. She was an inspiration to many. Those who were touched by her magic were so lucky. Please know that I am thinking of you at this difficult time. Esther

Karen BOSWELL - 20 days ago

Dear Beatrice, Ela and Howard, The Chamberlain family all dearly loved your mom. She will be greatly missed. I imagine Pauline, Jack, Dad, Mom and Lee and Hy all watching from the great casino in the sky. Sending you all our love.

Vic & Gail Peralta - 20 days ago

Beatrice, Stephanie, James and Borenstein family - sending our sincere condolences to all of you on the loss of your mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was an amazing woman and we hope all your wonderful memories sustain you through this difficult time. Love Vic, Gail and family

Karl Reckziegel - 20 days ago

Ela & Borenstein Family, Alison and I are so sorry to hear of your loss. Ela, your mother's life story is one of resilience, strength and love - personal traits that have so obviously been passed on into other generations of the Borenstein family - I have the opportunity to see evidence of this daily. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you. deepest condolences, Karl & Alison

maryrose doorly - 20 days ago

Dear Howard and Kate and Julia, Jack and Charlie and family, I'm so sorry about your mother and grandmother. I know she suffered a great deal during her illness and I'm sure it's good to know that the pain has gone and that she's in peace. But it's a very raw and vulnerable time for you, so go easy on yourselves - Donald Hall says that at times like this 'you should carry yourself like an egg.' Another friend of ours said to me after Mommy died ' I hope you have good grieving' which sounds very odd but I suppose he meant that it can be a time when you feel you are never so close to your loved one and to make the best of the grieving time you can - though I know that sounds difficult. We all know what a wonderful son you were to her Howard and how much you all loved her energy and strength and humour. May the angels rise to meet her. X Mary Rose

Sonia Hautanen - 20 days ago

Dear Ela, Alexandra and the Borenstein family, please accept my heartfelt deepest condolences. My thoughts are with you at this sad time.

Gina Rubinsky - 20 days ago

Please accept my sincerest condolences. You mother, Pepka, was an amazing ray of light and a good friend of my mother, Helen Rubinsky who loved your mother very much. May she rest in peace.

Zev Pilc - 20 days ago

Ela, Howard, Beatrice & family. Your Yiddisha Momma was a caring, loving and giving soul. A heart of gold. Have a cup of coffee and of course something sweet; cookie, pastry ...etc. Treasure the memories. All our love, Zev, Alyssa, Shayna, Tevy and Faigy.

Howard Cytryniak - 20 days ago

My deepest condolences on your loss. I have known your mom for almost 40 years. She will be missed.

Beverly Yaffy - 20 days ago

Dear Ela Beatrice and Howard I’m so sorry I missed seeing Zoom. Such a beautiful tribute and life story that brought back memories.. as you read Rosalee’s condolence it was one house and we were like family. My wedding pictures were taken in your living room. I knew all her friends and sometimes I would go in and sit with them. Nothing was to hard for her she was a compassionate caring person. I met her in the mall over the past few years and we would catch up on what was happening. She loved her family so much and she was so proud of them. My deepest condolences to all the families and my thoughts are with you at this sad time. 🙏

JOY KARPER GILBERT - 20 days ago

My deepest condolences on the passing of Pauline. i remember her as an incredible lady with a constant smile.

Bernice and Mickey Mendelsohn - 20 days ago

Dear Ela and family, So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Your words are a lovely tribute to a special woman. May your good memories of your life together always bring you comfort and may you know no further sorrow. Bernice and Mickey

Nora Fagen - 20 days ago

Dear Ela and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. What a touching tribute you wrote and a beautiful life story. I am glad that I had the chance to meet her, as she was such a warm, lovely woman, with the most beautiful eyes that surely mirrored a beautiful soul. May all the memories of her sustain you.

Stella - 21 days ago

Dear Ela, Beatrice, Howard and families, We are extremely saddened to learn of the loss of your dearly beloved mother, grandmother. Pepka was a most cherished longtime friend of my late parents. She always radiated warmth, joy and love. She was truly special and remarkable. We extend our heartfelt condolences and love to the entire family. Stella(Frymel), Michael Seidman & family.

John Nye and family - 21 days ago

Dear Borenstein family, we are sadden to hear your loss of a grand mother and great grandmother. She had gone through many challenges in life and yet maintaining a positive spirit that inspired others. We hope her soul is resting in peace.

Karen Linkovsky - 21 days ago

Dear Beatrice, Ela, Howard and extended families, Having just heard of Pauline's death, I would like to join the many voices who have expressed their sorrow and praise of this caring and buoyant woman. As a good friend of my parents, she was "Auntie Pepka" to me. I too remember her ready laugh and understanding, compassionate ways when we talked and when I saw how she looked after people, especially Uncle Izzy. Like my twin Sharyn, I too was deeply touched when she offered to be our substitute mom after the death of our mother. And now, after reading her wonderful obituary and learning of some new hardships that she had endured in her life, I am even more impressed that she always remained such a resilient, friendly bright light and mourn her loss all the more. Sending lots of virtual hugs, Karen.

Mark Zeidenberg - 21 days ago

Dearest Ela, Alex and family: My very sincere condolences for the loss of a special and wonderful woman. As quick with a joke as she was with a smile, her warmth and love would surround us anytime we had the pleasure of her company. Wishing you many, many wonderful memories to help you through this difficult time...and the shoulders of our family to lean on in every way at any time. With much love, Mark, Robin, Amanda, Robert, Ethan and Noah.

Carl Frymel - 21 days ago

Dear Beatrice, Ela, Howard and family, We are so sorry to hear of Pepka’s passing. Your beautiful eulogies certainly captured the essence of your mother, big heart, enduring strength of will and her magnetism towards her fellow human beings. I have very fond memories of your parents that date back to my childhood. She was a true friend to my parents whose warm and strong presence was always a welcome addition. Please accept our sincerest sympathies and our respect for your very remarkable mother. Warmest regards, Carl, June and family

Rosalee (Fleishman) Rohr - 21 days ago

Dear Beatrice,Ela,Howard and Family Saddened to read of Pauline (Pepka) as I knew her passing.My parents (Jean & Moe Fleishman) and I were neighbours on Bourret St.Our apts were next door to each other and our doors were always opened. That was the kind of friendship we had. Ela and Howard I remember when you were born.I was in my teens and would talk to your parents about all my boyfriends.We were like family.The years have passed but I always remember your mother with such strength and love as she held the family together. My condolences to all. Fondly Rosalee (Fleishman) Rohr❤️

Steven Davidovics - 21 days ago

Dear Howard and Family, heard of this sad news from Morrie Eisenberg and would like to offer my sincere condolences and love. Pepka will also be engraved in my heart and memory for so many reasons especially because we were next door neighbours for so many years. A remarkable strong and yet sensitive loving woman that was admired and respected by so many. May her glorious life and indelible memory be a blessing for us all. BDE!

Angelita Valenta - 21 days ago

Ela and Family, I was so saddened to hear of the loss of your Mom. However, after reading her life story, she truly was one of those strong, resilient, responsible and beautiful women, I wish I would have had the honour to meet. You were very fortunate to have had her guidance, wisdom and love for so many years. My deepest condolences.

Shari and Irwin Glazer - 21 days ago

Dear Borenstein Family, We were so saddened to read about your dear Mom. We go back so many years when our late parents, Lil and Allan Glazer were such dear friends of your parents. It was always such a pleasure to see your Mom at Beth Ora every Holiday! We send our most sincere condolences to you, treasure all your special memories.

The Zwalskys - 21 days ago

Our thoughts are with the entire family. Pauline was a very special person and was an inspiration in many ways. We have many good times to remember when we shared happy occasions with Pauline, Ela and Alex over the years, holidays, dinners, fun experiences and several Mother’s day celebrations. Our best wishes are with you during this difficult time. The Zwalsky family

Esther Rosenberg - 21 days ago

Dear Borenstein Family, My sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved mother. She was an amazing support to my mother Feigie after my dad passed away and a loyal and true friend during the 10 years my mother struggled with cancer. Pepka was truly a very special woman and I always enjoyed the times we spent together when I would visit my mother. May her memory be a blessing.

Rick Karper - 21 days ago

My condolences to the whole family on the loss of this wonderful matriarch. Pauline was truly responsible for the cohesion in the extended family, She will be missed.

Florence Rozen - 21 days ago

Dear Ela, I’m so sorry for the loss of your mother. I remember you telling me stories about her and the close relationship you had with her, similar to me and my mother and her Holocaust experiences. May the good memories you have of her bring you comfort. Florence Rozen

Linda Rand - 21 days ago

Dear family of Pepka, My sincere condolences to you all on your mother/ grandmother/ great grandmother’s passing. I know Pepka rather well as she was such a good friend of my former mother in law Dora. I last saw your mom 5 years ago at my daughter’s wedding. Pepka was always the one who could get her friend up and going, she was a driving force and a lot of fun. May her memories stay alive in her kid, grandkids and great grandkids.

Arlene & Jack Dym - 21 days ago

Dear family, I was sad to read of the passing of your beloved Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother, Pauline. I enjoyed getting to know her at Beth Ora and spent many years sitting near her during the High Holy Days. Her eyes sparkled when she spoke with pride of all the accomplishments of her precious family. She was a warm, friendly and compassionate person and will be missed. I hope the many shared memories will be of some comfort during this most difficult time. Arlene

Bik-Fung & Fu-Lau Nye - 21 days ago

Dear David and family, We are sadden to hear of Pauline’s passing. She was a kind and beautiful soul who radiated joy and love. Despite our language barrier, she embraced us warmly and welcomed us into her family. Our heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathies. Sincerely, Bik-Fung and Fu-Lau

Richard Blouin - 21 days ago

As we all navigate these difficult times, it is important to read and internalize life stories of those who confronted daunting obstacles to go on and live joyfully. Women like your mother, Howard, set examples we should all absorb. My condolences.

Robyn Toban - 21 days ago

Dear Ela, Alexandra and the Borenstein Family, I am sorry to hear the news of Pauline's passing. Sending you my heartfelt and sincere condolences. Thinking of you during this difficult time. With love - Robyn

Mary Kryger-Macy - 21 days ago

Dear Borenstein Family, Please accept my heartfelt condolences, Pepka was truly an amazing, a women of great kindness, courage & substance, may you hold tight to memories of happier times,

Doreen Green - 21 days ago

To the entire Borenstein family Reading this eulogy about an incredible women, I feel so fortunate to have been able to meet Pauline and spend a little time with her over the years. She truly was a remarkable woman. She raised beautiful loving children who respected and loved her . Please accept my sympathies on the loss of this lady who instilled wonderful principles in her whole family. Baruch Dayan Emet. Doreen Green

Suzi Glazer - 21 days ago

Dear Beatrice. It has been over 50 years since I've seen you and your family but I still have fond memories of your mother. She had always welcomed me into your home and offered me tasty treats. She was full of life and was upbeat no matter what the circumstances were. Please know that I'm thinking of you and wish you and your family my deepest sympathies.

Paula Bultz - 21 days ago

Dear Borenstein Family Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your mother Pepka. Having lived in St. Laurent I was introduced to her as a lady who sold beautiful clothes from her basement. Being a child survivor of the holocaust we found many experiences in common and quickly became friends . I so very much admired Pepka for her devotion and care she gave to her husband for many years and in spite of everything remained an uplifting, smiling and welcoming person. I hope that all the good memories you hold in your heart will help you overcome the sadness you feel today. Paula Bultz.

Bluma Krackovitch Blicherfrom Pauline. - 21 days ago

Dear Beatrice and family, Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your dear mother, grandmother and great grandmother. I have many fond memories of those few years we were good friends. I have photos of my late mother wearing outfits that I know she got from Pauline. I was unaware of lee’s passing, so terribly sad. Be well and stay safe!

Sharyn Linkovsky (Reus) - 21 days ago

Dear Beatsie, Ela and Howard (and all your families), I am so saddened to hear of your dear mother's death. She was always a special friend of my parents and myself as well. When I was getting married she made sure I had a lovely dress from her basement store. She even gave me a job helping her there. When my mother died she came to the Shiva and offered to be my replacement mother, an incredibly generous offer. It is no wonder she chose to be a nurse being such a caring person. I can remember her lovely head of blond hair which she was very particular about, visiting a hair dresser each week. Since I moved to Summerstown Ontario I have lost touch but often think of her. I truly miss her and her warm and lovely smile. Your incredibly lengthy obituary has served as a wonderful eulogy for all of us who cannot be at her funeral or Shiva. Rest in peace Auntie Pepka.

Barry Levine - 21 days ago

Dear Howard and family, Mrs. Borenstein was always very kind to me. Please accept our sincerest condolences. May your memories be of comfort to you during this difficult time. Ha’makom yenahem etkhem betokh she’ar avelei Tziyonvi’Yerushalayim

Sharon Levine - 21 days ago

Dear family of Pauline Borenstein, Heartfelt condolences to all on the passing of this lovely lady. My late mother Helen and Pauline were neighbours and friends at Kildare Towers and later at The Waldorf. They enjoyed each other’s company from the first time they met. They truly were most special ladies. Hoping your happiest of memories sustain you in your time of grief. Sharon and Iven Levine

Debi Popielnik Levy - 21 days ago

Dear Beatrice, Ela, Howard and family. My most heartfelt condolences on the loss of Pepka. Your tribute so beautifully captured her essence. She adored her family and was beyond proud of all your accomplishments. She was a remarkable women, the most fun and beloved friend to my mother Fella. Pepka’s sparkling personality and zest for life was always evident, I truly believe she was the most positive person I have ever met. She left behind a wonderful legacy. I hope your treasured memories bring you comfort during this sad and difficult time. Debi Popielnik Levy

Birgit Bozek - 21 days ago

Pauline Borenstein led her life as we all strive to do. She embodied strength and kindness, compassion and committment. She instilled in her children the importance of knowing (and doing) what is right and what is truly important. I first met Mrs. Borenstein as a young woman. Even then, I saw in her what a strong woman can be and she will forever be remembered in my thoughts and in my heart. Frank and I are deeply saddened as we extend our condolences to her beloved family and her (many!) cherished friends.

Birgit Matthiesen-Bozek - 21 days ago

Kathy McShane - 21 days ago

We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the Borenstein family on the loss of an amazing mother and grandmother. She was a patriarch who loved each and every member of her family “the most”. She was a bright, loving, and generous person who always said - you have , you share. Joanne and I were always very proud that she would introduce us as her daughters to all her friends. She will be sorely missed and never forgotten. Love you, Pepka. Tony,Joanne, and Kathy

Linda Dennick - 21 days ago

Dear Ela and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Pepka was someone special. I loved running into her and talking about everything and everyone. I'll always remember sitting in your kitchen when we were kids and how warm and welcoming she was to all of us. She was an elegant and gracious woman and we all felt loved by her. I always admired how she was able to maintain a positive attitude in spite of living through such hardships, sorrows and loss. I know she will be missed.

Maria Speyer - 21 days ago

Howard, I was very moved by your mother’s obituary. She was a remarkably strong woman, who endured more than her share of tragedy. Kate always spoke warmly about her and her indomitable spirit. You have my deepest condolences on your loss.

Bev Mabee - 21 days ago

To Beatrice, James, Stephanie and your entire family, our sincere condolences on the loss of your dear mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. May you always treasure cherished memories of a very special woman. Love, Bev and family

Ian and Marcie Cytrynbaum - 22 days ago

Dear Beatrice, Ela, Howard and the Entire Family, Please accept our sincerest condolences on the loss of your mother. What a great tribute you expressed to a great lady, a great family friend, and a life well lived, regardless of the obstacles put in her way. Pauline will be greatly Missed! May the good memories be of great comfort at this difficult time. Love, Marcie and Ian

Sandra Novotni - 22 days ago

Dear Ela and Family, Please accept my family's deepest condolences on the passing of your dear mother. I broke down many times reading about her life and her strength and resilience. She truly was a fighter and an incredible woman. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Sandra Novotni and family.

Carol Spiner Posner - 22 days ago

What a tribute to a very special lady. Pepka was all that and more. That fretful Sunday morning when Jack suffered his debilating stroke is etched in my mind, I can still hear the alarming phone call from Lina to come over quickly Lina grew up over night. Her friends rallied to the call, we went and stayed with the younger children, so Lina could go to the hospital to be with her mom. Pepka put on her suit of armour that day and never wavered. As a childhood friend of Lina’s I saw what devotion and strength to family really is. Lina and I lost touch after she married and moved away, but the childhood memories of our good days and the sad times are still with me. My sincere condolences to the family , and may the good memories you all share be a lasting source of comfort . She was truly a remarkable women. Carol Spiner Posner

Anita Rackham - 22 days ago

So sorry, Ela. Even as an adult, losing your Mom leaves a big hole in your life. Very glad we got to have dinner with her. All the best. Anita and Barry

Marla Kuchinsky-Benderoff - 22 days ago

Dear Ela, To you and your family, I wish my deepest condolences. I have just read the words of the obituary and I am in awe of your mother and the woman she was. I am so sorry for your loss and hope your memories will help you through these difficult times. Best, Marla

Kirk Makin - 22 days ago

Howard, reading Pauline's obituary left me speechless. That someone could endure so much suffering and still be of endless service to family, friends and strangers is nothing short of remarkable. How fortunate you were to have someone like Pauline prepare you for life and be there to witness your tremendous achievements in every aspect of life.

Mickey and Ben Kravitz - 22 days ago

DearEla and Bernstein family, we are so sorry to have to extend condolences to you. It was always such a pleasure to meet and talk to Pepka as we knew her. She always had a smile and a nice word. Thinking of you at this difficult time. Mickey and Ben

Kim Crosbie - 22 days ago

I just finished reading Pauline’s obituary and am left feeling tremendous sadness at the incredible hardships she faced In life and at the loss your family has suffered with her death. At the same time, I feel inspired at a life week-lived despite all the hardships she faced. I can see where Howard got his residence and love of all life has to offer.

Dr. Edward and Freyda Fellows, Hollywood Florida - 22 days ago

Dear Borenstein Family: Please accept our deepest sympathy on the loss of Pauline. Our contact with the Borenstein family goes back over 50 years ago when I was their family dentist and Jack and Pauline would bring in their gang for dental treatment. It is amazing how fast time and life goes by! May she rest in peace! Freyda and Edward Fellows

Carla Flamer - 22 days ago

I've loved and admired Pepka for over four decades (though I'm pretty sure she was "Mrs. Borenstein" to me for since Ela and I were 7 when we met. ) Your description of her and who she was is so vivid that it evoked had strong memories of sleepovers (do not touch the dresses in the basement!), laughing at the kitchen table and learning that your shoes and purse had to match. She loved you all so much and you clearly made her very proud. That shone through even in the difficult last years. We should all wish to make such a strong mark on those around us. Much love to you all, Carla

Carole Blank - 22 days ago

Dear Family, I am so saddened to read of your great loss. Pauline was one of my cherished volunteers in the Cummings kitchen many years ago. She was always so delightful to have around and her smile always lite up the cafeteria. My heart and thoughts are with you. Sincerely, Carole Blank, ex of Federation CJA

Muffy and Zoe Fargnoli Brown, and Campbell Stuart - 22 days ago

We are so sad but equally honoured to have known Pauline and been on the receiving end of her indomitable spirit and joyousness. If you didn’t know what she had born, you would still think she was one of the world’s carriers of light. That she bore so much is a testament to her spirit, one you do not meet often and which will always be a wonderful memory and a lesson to live by. Yes, Pauline, Zoe now knows how to light the Hanukkah candles and will always remember you teaching her.

Patricia Mabee - 22 days ago

To the extended Borenstein family, I offer my very sincere sympathy on the loss of your Mother and Grandmother. Your tribute is so special to a beautiful woman, who leaves a wonderful legacy. May the memories of earlier happier memories replace those of the past months. I will always remember Pauline with much affection. Love , Pat

Joseph Bovard - 22 days ago

I would like to extend my deepest condolences to your family. I found your wonderfully written obituary truly inspiring. I am very sorry for your loss.

Deborah Hall-Pedvis - 22 days ago

To the Borenstein family, Sending you all my most sincere condolences on the loss of your mum. Your obituary was a fitting tribute to a remarkable woman. May your wonderful memories help you with your grief..... Fondly, Debbie