Irene Marks

Funeral Service: Monday, December 21, 2020
Private Graveside
Shiva: Strictly Private Shiva. Thank you for respecting the family's wishes.
“Irene Marks Endowment Fund” c/o Temple Emanu-el Beth Sholom, (514) 937-3575. 

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Paul Flicker - 5 days ago

An amazing lady — my condolences to her family.

Bluma Litner Rosenstein - 6 days ago

Dear Karin I was so sorry to read of your mother's passing. She was such an elegant, charming and gracious woman and always so friendly. She was made of such good stuff that kept her going over a hundred years. My heartfelt sympathy to you and your family Sincerely Bluma

Jessica and Jonathan Abecassis - 28 days ago

Our sincere condolences to Karin and to the family. BDH.

Donald and Robert Prinsky - 29 days ago

Dear Isabel and Karin Memories are a wonderful source of happiness. Memories put smiles on all our faces. The Dissenter’s Group was so special to all of our families. Great times were had by them all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time BDE. Donald and Robert Prinsky

Nancy Pedvis Strohl - 29 days ago

My sympathies to the entire family. Irène was a remarkable woman. I always enjoyed talking to her at Temple. Thinking of you during this extremely difficult time. Nancy

Mac Brotman - 29 days ago

Karin & family: A remarkable woman who leaves behind legacy of which the children, grandchildren & great grandchildren can be very proud. Deepest condolences. Mac Brotman

Philip Greenberg - 29 days ago

Condolences to the family. I remember Irene and Laurie Marks fondly and well. They were best friends of my parents Albert and Celia Greenberg.

Miriam Cohen - 30 days ago

A grand lady in every way! when I first began to work at the Creative Social Center Irene would visit from time to time, and quietly advise Helen K night and myself of possible improvements, always in a most tactful way. I'm glad she lived a long and wonderful life! May her memory be blessed! Miriam Cohen

Rhona Samsonovitch - 30 days ago

To the Marks Family, I had the privilege of working at Temple Eman-El-Beth Sholom where Irene was a very active member. An extremely capable, conscientious, and caring woman , we had a great working relationship- I learnt much from her. She took delight in the fact that I often wore pearls! My sincere condolences on your loss.

Joyce Borenstein - about 1 month ago

Dear Isobel and Karin: Irene was exceptional - compassionate, intelligent, cultured, elegant and with a great sense of humour. Thankfully she was also blessed with long life and robust health. In recent years, seeing her brought back wonderful memories of my own mother Judith and my favourite Aunt Gella, who were all Temple friends and shared the same German Jewish roots. As I remember Irene, I smile and I feel optimistic.

Stan and Sandra Posner - about 1 month ago

Dear Karin and Brian and family, Though we didn't know your Mom, we admire her long well-lived life. How wonderful to have lived in her own home til the end. She was so lucky to have children nearby to watch over her - and you all did it so well and lovingly. I can see in the words others wrote, that Karin has a lot of her personality. What a treasure to keep within you always. She had a long good life - the fairytale we all hope for. Our sincere condolences to you all.

Barbara Elkin - about 1 month ago

Isobel and Karen, I am so sad that your beautiful mother is no longer with us but so happy for you and the family who were lucky to have enjoyed her presence well into her advanced years. I always admired her since I was very young, she having been one of my mother's closest friends. I loved her spirit, upbeat approach to life. My last memory of her, just a few years back, was meeting her on Sherbrooke St., walking with her cane, going to take the bus to the Metro! And Isobel, taking our mothers to the MSO concerts. Thinking of you and wishing you long life. Barbara

David & Jonathan Wisenthal - about 1 month ago

Dear Karin and Isobel, Please accept our condolences on the loss of your mother. She was the last of the Dissenters and our last link to their generation.

Stephen Lipper - about 1 month ago

Dear Isobel and Karin Your mom was a special lady, strong and principled, admired by all. Her wonderful daughters followed in her footsteps. At this sad time so many memories come flooding back. We hope all the happy times you had together over so many years will comfort you during this sad and difficult COVID mourning time. With heartfelt condolences, Irene and Stephen

Peter Stuart - about 1 month ago

Dear Karen and family, On behalf of the the Lusthaus family, please accept our condolences on the passing of a very special person. I had the privilege of meeting Irene quite a few times over the years and I knew her to be a kind person with a bright smile. To me, she was a person who loved life and never took it for granted. We wish you and everyone in the family our heartfelt sympathies.

Jeff Chorlton - about 1 month ago

Dear Iso, Karin, Brian, Sue, Carmen & Kylie, Irene was such a wonderful person! Thankfully, she was here to enrich our lives for so many years. Her stories at our Passover seders were always wonderful to hear. She was so smart, funny, kind and caring. She will be dearly missed. Jeff

Lillian Vineberg-Goodman - about 1 month ago

Dear Isobel and Karin, My heart goes out to you on the loss of your extraordinary Mother. I got to know the amazing Irene in so many areas....When I was a young volunteer at Allied Jewish Community Services, she was one of the mentors we admired watching her help made the Golden Age Association grow and thrive. She was feisty, passionate, hard working and caring. I also knew her as part of a community of friends that included my inlaws. She was special in that group. Her interests were so varied, and she was in touch with the world around her and she was gutsy and fun. She had a warm, open and unique way of connecting with everyone who crossed her path. Later on, when our family joined Temple....she was one of the first to welcome us. That welcome and kindness continued over the years. I enjoyed every conversation with her...she was so smart and had such a clear mind even into her last years. Isobel and Karin, you were the most devoted and loving daughters. My sympathy to you and all the family on losing a real family treasure.

Katie Malloch - about 1 month ago

Dear Iso and Karin, sending love after the loss of your mother. She sounds like an exceptional woman. What wonderful memories you will have to comfort you! All the best, Katie and Paul

Boris Stein - about 1 month ago

Dear Iso and Karin, So sorry to learn that your mother died. I have fond memories of her many years ago when I used to spend time in your home. A most gracious lady. Please accept my condolences.

Sharon & Chuck Flam - about 1 month ago

Dear Isabel, Karin, Ceil, Ron and family, Saddened to read about the loss of your amazing mother and aunt. She was a truly amazing woman whose life was a great example of what makes someone a special example of how wonderful life can be. May all of your heartwarming memories of your lives with Irene be a comfort to you during these difficult times. Thinking of all of you and may you be spared further sorrow. Sharon and Chuck

Claudie Rawas - about 1 month ago

Dear Karin and family, I am so sorry to read of your mother's passing. She sounds like a remarkable woman who accomplished much in her long life. What a legacy of accomplishment she has left to you and to the community. Please accept my sincerest condolences, Claudie Rawas

Lottie & Mel Shevell - about 1 month ago

Dear Isobel , Karin and family, We were so sad to hear that Irene is no longer with us. What a wonderful lady, full of stories, sense of humor, and always a pleasure to be with. We want to extend our deepest sympathies to all of you. We hope that all your fond memories will help you in your time of sorrow. We will truly miss her.

Rhonda Herman - about 1 month ago

Dear Family of Irene Mark's, I had the pleasure of meeting Irene, as she was a volunteer driver for Shaar Hashomayim Meals on wheels. She always was cheerful with a memorable smile. I also delivered Mealsonwheels to her. She was always so appreciative. She was so interesting to talk to, and maintained her good humor. She loved her family intensely. I was so lucky to have known such a wonderful, Kind woman. May she rest in eternal peace. May your memories sustain you in these challenging Days.

Timmy Cohen - about 1 month ago

Dear Isobel and family, I was so sorry to hear of the passing of your dear Mother. I know she was a very special lady. Please accept my deepest condolences. Timmy Cohen

Monna Moskovitch-Malkinson - about 1 month ago

Dear Karin, I was saddened to read about the passing of your Mother. What a beautiful, elegant, intelligent, and interesting woman she was! The connection between our two families goes back to even before you and I were born and I remember with fondness attending each other's birthday parties as young children. May I take this opportunity to extend to you and your family my deepest sympathy. May your Mother's memory serve as a blessing to you all. Sincerely, Monna

Justine Stern Cartier - about 1 month ago

Dear Iso and Karin: My heart goes out to you. The connection between your family and the Stern family goes back forever. Your mother was a fantastic person. I have so many memories. May you have the strength to carry on. G-d bless and long life. Love, Justine

naomi & Michael Finkelstein - about 1 month ago

Dear Iso & family, Please accept our sincerest sympathies on the loss of your mom. Although we only met her a couple of times, we could tell she was a force,! It sounds as if she was a woman well ahead of her times, a woman who accomplished much. May your fond memories of the times you shared, bring solace and comfort to you at this difficult time. Long life! Naomi & Michael

PHIL SILVERS - about 1 month ago

Dear R on, Isobel, Karin and families. We send you our deepest sympathies on the passing of your mother and was such a pleasure and privilege when each year we would meet her at Ron and Ceils home during the holidays. We will miss her beautiful smile and wonderful conversations May she rest in peace Phil & Shirley

Richie Lisser - about 1 month ago

Karen and Isobel, my late parents had a 77 year close loving relationship with your Mother, she having been amongst the very first persons they met together with your grand parents, upon arrival in Montreal. As you so well know the rest is history, and the passing of Irene surely brings an end to a generation of an ever so closely knit women whose focus to a great extent was Temple Emanuel. My heartfelt condolences to you both. May your memory of Irene warm your heart at all times Richie Lisser

Helen Adam - about 1 month ago

Dear Iso and family, please accept my sincere condolences on the death of your mother. She was an exceptional woman. May her memory sustain you through the years.

Joan Albright Morris - about 1 month ago

My deepest sympathy to the family on the loss of your dearest mother. I remember the fun days we all had at Temple. Be strong during these hard times..I am thinking of you all Regards, Joan Albright Morris

esther spector - about 1 month ago

Dear Isobe,lKaren& family. sorry to hear of your mother,s passing. hold on to her memories you were so fortunate to have of her. she was so special. most sincerely, esther & aaron spector

Brahms and Vivian Silver - about 1 month ago

The Gatekeeper of a bygone era has passed on. In our eyes she was a woman who could be relied upon to call it as it is; a no nonsense woman; a 'Woman of Valour', even at a significantly advanced age she was a notable presence. We feel blessed to have known her and for her to have been aware of our admiration and respect. May the beacon of her life remain ever bright. The Torch has been handed to you, Karen and Isobel...continue to walk on; walk tall.

Alexandra Dalgleish - about 1 month ago

Very sorry to hear of the passing of Irene Marks

Enid Solloway-Goldberg - about 1 month ago

Dear Karen, Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the passing of your dear Mother. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time. May you keep all your wonderful memories close to your heart. Warmly, Enid

Roy Kaufman - about 1 month ago

Karin, Isobel, and Family, I had the pleasure of a few phone conversations with Irene over the past couple of years--a most interesting, lovely, and memorable woman. She and your dad were important friends of my parents. My very sincere condolences on your loss, and I wish you all peace and good health.

JEWEL LOWENSTEIN - about 1 month ago

Dear family of Irene Marks, Our thoughts are with you at this time. We are truly saddened to learn of the passing of your matriarch, the elegant and accomplished Irene. She was an important member of our Temple community and will be sorely missed. May her long life provide you with many cherished memories. Jewel and Paul Lowenstein

Jennifer Carrick Shugar - about 1 month ago

Dear Isobel, Karin, Brian and Family. 104 years! With her strength, beauty, charm and grace, and unique sense of humour, I’m convinced reaching such a ripe age was her plan. She was the perfect lady but always with that mischievous sparkle in her eyes. My deepest condolences to you all on your loss.

Harvey Faigan - about 1 month ago

Dear Isobel,Karin,Brian and family, Rosalie and I would like to express our heartfelt condolences on the loss of Irene.She was a highly intelligent and very inspirational person. We spent many happy hours in her company during holidays at Ceil and Ron's home. She will be greatly missed.

Arlene Fels - about 1 month ago

Dear Karin, Do you still remember who I am. I am Harriett s sister. Well I heard about your mother. Sorry to know Please cherish your memories of her. I am ok. I love you.

Bruce Vineberg - about 1 month ago

Karin, my deepest sympathy on the loss of your dear Mother. Bruce

Howard oppenheim - about 1 month ago

Dear Karin, Brian and Family, Just read of the loss of Mrs. Marks. Years ago, I had the privilege of speaking with her on several occasions. She represented elegance and humility and, at such times, was so proud of her children and grandchildren. May the numerous memories comfort you at this sad time. Her legacy will impact on you and other family members as you all go forward without her physical presence.

Marlene Brownstein - about 1 month ago

Dear Karin and Family, I had the great pleasure of meeting your mother through Meals on Wheels at the Shaar. She was an engaging, erudite conversationalist, charming, and appreciative. She was a woman who seemed to know her own mind. Wishing you very treasured stories to share of this very special woman who lived a long and full life. Wishing all of you long and healthy lives. Marlene Brownstein

Ron Bing - about 1 month ago

Isobel, Karen, and family; We send our sincere condolences on the passing of your mother. Irene was the last of my parents close friends, and so she was special to me. I remember your Mom and Dad meeting in our living room +60 years ago as the "Temple Book Lovers Forum." We were lucky to meet Irene and Karen several years ago after my sister passed away. Your Mom was a great lady who will be missed. We send our love and prayers all the way from Calgary, Alberta.

Terry Sheiner - about 1 month ago

Dear Karen I will always remember and admire you for the care and respect you gave to my late mother Tibby. The last time I saw your Mom was at the Metro store. She was beautiful and inspirational. You and I have been so blessed. The memories of my Mom bring me strength and happiness. Please take joy serenity and strength from Irene. Barry and I send our love and heartfelt sympathies Take care Terry Sheiner

Julius Lis - about 1 month ago

Dear Isobel,Karen,Brian,& Family: We are deeply saddened to learn of Irene's passing. She was a lovely & gracious lady way ahead of her time.May her memory be a source of comfort to the entire family. Rest in peace Irene. Hedy & Julius.