Yoine Goldstein

Funeral Service: Friday, March 20, 2020
Private graveside
Cemetery: Eternal Gardens Cemetery

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Dorothy Zalcman Howard - about 22 hours ago

Dear Elaine and Family, we send our deepest condolences at this time of sorrow. Yoine was a gentleman of great integrity, character, and compassion. May his life be an inspiration. May family memories bring solace. Dorothy and Steve

Bryna Hersh - 2 days ago

Dear Elaine, Doron and Dahna, My sincerest condolences to you and your family on the untimely passing of a beloved Husband, Father and Father-in-law and Grandfather, Yoine. Yoine was a true gentleman and will be sorely missed. Bryna Hersh

Anne and Manny Kalles - 3 days ago

Dear Elaine, Our heartfelt condolences on the loss of this very special human being who contributed to his community in so many way for such a long time. Manny first met Yoine as his counselor at Camp Kindervelt in the early 50's. Throughout the years since, Yoine has not only excelled in his career and his commitment to his community but has also continued to be a leader and mentor to so many people. Included in this group was our son, Jono, whom Yoine once counseled to follow his passion and not to settle for anything less. Our thoughts are with you, Anne and Manny

Ann Shaw - 3 days ago

To the Goldstein family, I was lucky to have studied bankruptcy law many years ago with your dear husband and father. He was a very kind man who I held in high esteem. My sincere condolences to you and may you be spared further sorrow. Ann Shaw

Kiki and Henry Etingin - 3 days ago

Dear ELAINE and family We would like to send you our sincerest condolences on your great loss. I remember a wonderful trip to Lyon France And Yoine Joining you to continue enjoying the beautiful food and wine together! Warmest wishes, Kiki

Anthony & Tiffany Tillman - 4 days ago

To the Goldstein family- it was our pleasure to get to know Yoine and work with him though the CAIRP board. His dedication and drive were inspiring. We wish you all the best in this difficult time.

Jordan Rumanek - 5 days ago

Dear Elaine & Family - My sincere condolences on the loss of such a special individual. I met Yoine on a few occasions as a trustee and member of OAIRP. I remember every time we spoke and the wisdom I received from his knowledge. I am a better person to have met him and will never forget him.

Carl Rumanek - 5 days ago

Dear Elaine, Dorian and Dhana . My condolences on the passing of Yoine . I have had the privilege of knowing him for many years and will miss him terribly at our CAIRP events when we always caught up on what was happening to each of us since we last spoke .. he was a brilliant man. With your consent I would like to include him in a special prayer for a special man . Us Chabadnicks in Toronto due that sort of thing, be safe .

Angela Pollard - 5 days ago

My condolences to his family and friends. I had the privilege of working with Yoine over the years and enjoyed every discussion. May his family find comfort in knowing that he help shape the insolvency community. I will miss his smile, strength and wisdom.

Colleen Craig - 5 days ago

My deepest sympathies to the Goldstein family. It was a real pleasure to meet and serve on many insolvency committees with Yoine. His knowledge, compassion and kindness was evident in everything that he did and his work and commitment touched many people. He will be sorely missed.

Derrick Hutchens - 5 days ago

To the Goldstein family- it was a real pleasure to know Yoine and work with him on the CAIRP Board of Directors. May you have comfort in knowing that you have family and friends who share your sorrow. He was a real gentleman.

Norman Kondo - 5 days ago

My condolences to the Goldstein family. I have fond memories of working with Yoine when I was President of CAIRP. We valued his advice and counsel and appreciated his kindness and presence on our Board.

Chantal Gingras - 5 days ago

Dear Elaine & Family - I was deeply saddened to learn of Yoine’s passing. I had the pleasure of serving with Yoine on the CAIRP Bord. Yoine was a mentor for me . His wisdom, and guidance will be missed. My sincere condolences to you and your family.

Elaine and Julian Kotler - 5 days ago

Dear Elaine and the rest of the Goldstein family, It was with great sorrow that i learned of the passing of Yoine. We knew each other throughout our professional careers. I had a great respect and admiration for his professional skills as well as his humanity and community leadership. We shall all miss him. My sincerest condolences and may you have lasting memories of him forever. Julian

Andrei Pascu - 5 days ago

I had the privilege of being Yoine's office neighbour and colleague for almost 10 years at McMillan. Yoine's mentorship and kindness will forever stay with me and his legacy will live on. We were all lucky to have crossed path with this extraordinary man. I offer my most sincere condolences to the family.

Laliv Clenman - 5 days ago

Dear Dahna and Family - I was so sorry to hear of your loss of your dear father (and husband). I can only imagine how difficult it must be in the midst of these troubling and challenging times. I know how hard it can be and wish you every strength and comfort, every little thing that might support you through these impossibly difficult times. May memories of your father come to console you and bless you. המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שאר אבלי ציון וירושלים Laliv

Bill Aubé - 6 days ago

Rest peacefully, Yoine. I am sincerely grateful for having had the privilege of knowing and learning from you.

Tibor Hollander - 6 days ago

Dear Goldstein family, Please accept my condolences for your loss. I was a young lawyer whenI first met the formidable Yoine. He was a mensch more than just a great lawyer. A giant in the legal and our community who will be missed.

Mark Rosen & Ethel Cooper-Rosen - 6 days ago

Dear Elaine & Family - we were deeply saddened to learn of Yoine’s passing. I had the pleasure of serving with Yoine on the Board of UIAFC and more recently on the Board of CAIRP. Yoine was a giant in all communities that he served, be it on behalf of the Bar, the Jewish Community and indeed for all Canadians as a Senator. We will genuinely miss his advise and certainly his passion to serve. Sincere condolences to you and your family. May his memory be a blessing.

David Moss - 6 days ago

Dear Elaine and family, I was deeply saddened to learn of Yoine's passing. Yoine was so very special in every way and in everything he did. Most importantly, and beyond his many talents and great intelligence, was his way with people. Generous and open-hearted, he was a true mentor and champion of Community in every sense. He will will continue to inspire. Please accept my most heartfelt condolences. David Moss

Raymond Bachand - 6 days ago

It is with great sadness that Micheline and I mourn the passing of Yoine, and wish our condolences to Elaine and the family. Let us praise our chance in life to have known such an exceptional man, always willing to help and who made such great quality links between all the Montreal communities. I had the great privilege of cochairing the Fondation de la Tolerance for 10 years many of with with Yoine, working to ingrain in our youth values of respect and appreciation of the various cultures of the world. Un grand défenseur des droits de la personne, un juriste exceptionnel, un homme remarquable. Merci Yoine, et merci Elaine qui nous a prêté Yoine si souvent.

SÉBASTIEN BARANGÉ - 6 days ago

I would like to extend my deepest condolences to the Goldstein family, friends and community. As volunteer and now chairman of Ensemble pour le respect de la diversité, I had the privilege of collaborating with this great leader and role model. Yoine was a human rights advocate who truly embodied these values in his career as a lawyer, as leader of the Montreal community and as a Canadian Senator. For us at Ensemble, Yoine will be remembered as a visionary who cofounded and cochaired our organization (Fondation de la Tolérance at that time). The work done in so many shools accross Québec, to build a world of diversity and social cohesion, is part of his great legacy.

Leslie A. Beck - 7 days ago

Please accept my deepest condolences. I first met Yoine when he had returned to the practice of law after serving so well in the Senate. We were on opposite sides of the case, he is a litigator, I as a litigant. The circumstances don’t matter. What matters is the decency and humanity with which he treated me. A number of years later, the case having been resolved, one of my clients found himself with a very difficult bankruptcy problem. I met with Yoine with a view to briefing him on the case and referring my client to him. After I had briefed him, Yoine looked at me and said “Leslie, you are well able to handle the situation.” I looked at him and replied “True, but I am no Yoine Goldstein. My client needs Yoine Goldstein in room.” He took over the file, represented my client’s interests perfectly and achieved the desired results. Indeed, upon learning of Yoine’s passing, my client emailed me and told me how much he appreciated Yoine and how decently Yoine had treated him. As a man, Yoine was a Mensch. As a jurist, when Yoine entered a court room, it was the Judge who stood up, if not literally then certain figuratively.

Rosy - 7 days ago

Dear Elaine and Family, I am so sorry to hear of Yoine's passing. He will be remembered always by many. Be strong though this difficult period.

Frema Engel - 7 days ago

Dear Elaine, I had the privilege of working with Yoine on several community committees and projects. He was a highly articulate, principled visionary leader and a compassionate human being. My sincere condolences to you and your family.

Raymonde Grant - 7 days ago

Dear Elaine and family. Please accept my condolences on your loss. I remember Yoine as a fellow founding member of JNF Study Group Rishon in the early 1960's. He was a valued member in its formative years. I wish you no more sorrow and may his memory be for a blessing. Raymonde

Carolyn and Calvin Melmed - 8 days ago

Dear Elaine and family, We were very saddened to learn of the loss of your beloved husband and father, Yoine. He was a man of enormous stature in both the legal and community worlds. We also remember him as a devoted and inspirational husband, father and friend. His memorable speech at Doron’s Bar Mitzvah still stands out in our minds, exemplifying all of his exceptional qualities of learnedness, oratory, warmth and humanity. Carolyn and Calvin

Harry Stilman - 8 days ago

Dear Elaine and Mindel. Heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Yoine was one of the most decent person I have known. May his memory comfort you and your families.

Jonathan and Susan Wener - 8 days ago

Dear Elaine and family, Please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of your beloved husband. Our hearts go out to you and your family during this very difficult time. I always had a huge amount of respect for Yoine. He was a great gentleman, a wonderful senator, a learned lawyer and a highly regarded and revered member of our community. We shall all miss him . May you find comfort in the many fond memories of the life you shared together. Jonathan and Susan Wener

Angela & Ralph Lipper - 8 days ago

Dear Elaine and Family - So saddened to learn of Yoine's passing. Decades of interaction, professionally, communally and socially leave fond memories. Yoine's skills were legendary. Our sincerest condolences. Angela & Ralph

Michael Taub - 8 days ago

Dear Elaine and Family The community has lost a giant of a man in so many ways. He was a brilliant litigator and a unique leader in insolvency. He will be missed by a great many people

Marlene & Joel King - 8 days ago

Dear Elaine and Family, We were truly saddened to,learn of the recent passing of your beloved Yoine. All of us have our own particular memories of our interactions with him; however one of the best tributes ever paid to him was seen many years ago when he was a vibrant and active Senator. There was a time when the Canadian Senate had come under increased scrutiny due to the questionable actions of a few Senators. One of Canada’s major newspapers printed an editorial about the Senate entitled : “What We Need is Another Yoine”. That editorial said it all. Please accept our heartfelt sympathies during this very difficult time. Marlene and Joel King

Howard Hoppenheim - 9 days ago

Dear Elaine & Family. I was fortunate and privileged to enjoy an almost 50 year professional relationship with Yoine., commencing as a young Trustee and being the recipient, over decades, of his respectful mentoring. He was the undisputed "go to guy" in the Insolvency Bar, a fierce litigator for his numerous clients, whose work was held in awe by the Judiciary. He was also the consummate deal maker, bringing settlements of complex cases due to his relationships with his confrere opponents, many of whom were reticent in facing him in Court. I recall a meaningful conversation in a taxi in the mid seventies, after he had won a decisive decision against a high profile senior attorney. He talked about his humble roots, how he valued his own family and how appreciative he was of his parents. I also recall one error ( a very, very rare occurrence) in one of his interpretations in one file and his prompt acknowledgement and correction. Yoine shared his expertise in many seminars to Trustees and Confreres over decades. He was a self made Man who became a pillar to so many diverse constituents and, in particular, to his Family. I will miss his physical presence but will always remember the many exemplary memories. Howard

Frank Chalk - 9 days ago

Dear Elaine, Doron and Dahna, Like everyone else whose life Yoine touched, I will miss his warmth and wisdom very much. Yoine's deeply rooted empathy for the persecuted stranger and genuine commitment to the principle of human rights for all, combined with his admiration of General Romeo Dallaire, led him to collaborate with us at Concordia's Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (MIGS). His enthusiasm for "Mobilizing the Will to Intervene: Leadership and Action to Prevent Mass Atrocities," one of MIGS' major public policy research projects, matched our own at every step. And his vital synergy with Gen. Dallaire led them to co-found the pathbreaking All-Party Parliamentary Committee for the Prevention of Genocide, which spearheaded pressure on the Government of Canada to halt the mass atrocities committed by the Government of Sudan in Darfur. Yoine's remarkable accomplishments as a member of the Canadian Senate stand as a testament to what one highly motivated, truly decent, focused and wise person can do to repair the world while working close to the centre of political power. I know that you facilitated his work in Ottawa and that you shared his values. You helped him to advance the dream of a far better world than the one we inherited. All of us who work at MIGS send our condolences to you and your family. Yoine’s example will continue to inspire and enrich our work in every sphere. We will never forget him. Frank Chalk Co-founder and research director, MIGS

Nancy Taub Gurberg - 9 days ago

Dear Elaine and Family, What a special man Yoine was. On a personal note I can attest to his kindness and fairness. I will always remember how fairly he treated me after Arthur obm passed away. Yoine was a mensch and deserves the many accolades our community is giving him. May you and yours be spared further sorrow. Nancy

Ian Solloway - 9 days ago

Dear Goldstein family, My deepest sympathies on the passing of Yoine. His contribution to the legal community, to our Jewish community, and to the community at large, both in Quebec and across the country is legend. He will be sorely missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him. May you find some measure of comfort in knowing that there are so many of his colleagues, friends, and members of the community thinking of you in your time of sorrow. Ian Solloway

Marilyn Green - 9 days ago

Dear Elaine, My sincerest condolences to you and your family at this time of loss. Our paths have crossed over the last few years when I had the opportunity and pleasure to connect with both you and Yoine. May the sorrow you feel now be replaced by the good memories you shared. Marilyn Green

Manuel Dalfen - 9 days ago

Heartfelt condolences on the passing of a brilliant though modest man.It was an honour to have worked with him. Baruch Dayan Haemet

Eric Rodier - 9 days ago

Dear Elaine, My deepest condolences to you and your entire family on the passing of Yoine. I am so grateful for having had the opportunity to to work with Yoine on a professional basis over many years. He was an outstanding professional, community leader and human being. May your cherished memories of Yoine bring you all strength at this very sad time.

Elisabeth Lang - 9 days ago

As the current Superintendent of Bankruptcy, I would like to express my sincere condolences to the Goldstein Family – both on my own behalf and on behalf of the entire Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy. Yoine has been a well recognized authority in insolvency matters for many, many years and the depth of his knowledge and expertise was matchless. I hope that Yoine can rest in peace knowing the great contribution he made to Canada and that this also offers a source of well-deserved pride for your family. Our deepest sympathies for your loss.

Lois Lieff - 9 days ago

Dear Elaine, Doron and Dahna, Deepest sympathy on the passing of your beloved Yoine z"l. His was truly a life well lived - with his family, his friends, his profession and his community. May his memory ever be a blessing. Snookie

Irwin and Ariela Cotler - 9 days ago

Dear Elaine Doron and Danna, Irwin and I are joining you in this difficult time. Yoine contribution as a lawyer, as a community leader and and as a senator will be always remembered. For us - Yoine was a dear friend and a mentor. Over the years we benefited from his sound and clear advice, always with a kind smile and good word. May Yoine ‘s legacy be a source of comfort for you and yours, and may you know no more sorrow. Irwin and Ariela

Naomi & Michael Finkelstein - 9 days ago

Dear Elaine, We are so sorry to hear about Yoine’s passing, your dear loss. His incredible actions showed the Montreal community and the world who he was! A man of integrity, passion, determination & caring. Please know we are thinking of you at this difficult time & send our condolences. Naomi & Micha

Rona & Robert Davis - 10 days ago

Dear Elaine and family: We are so saddened to hear of Yoine’s passing. Throughout his life, Yoine served his country and his community extremely well! He was a valued friend and associate to many! Mostly, he was a loving and devoted husband and an adored father who will be deeply missed. May you find much comfort and strength in your memories of him. Wishing you better tomorrows.

mimi leibovitch - 10 days ago

Dear Elaine & Family, Please accept my deep condolences upon the death of your wonderful Yoine. My heart goes out to all of you. Mimi

Raphael and Evelyn Schachter - 10 days ago

Dear Elaine and family, Evelyn and I were heartbroken to learn of the recent passing of Yoine, a man " for all seasons", a remarkably talented , and, inherently decent human being...

Joseph and Marissa Nuss - 10 days ago

Dear Elaine ,Doran and Dahna, We send you our deepest sympathies on the death of Yoine. He was a devoted husband and father, loyal friend, brilliant lawyer, outstanding Senator and exemplary community leader. I met Yoine in 1947 when we started high school in the Latin Class at Baron Byng. He was an impressive student with a remarkable knowledge of art, music and generally, all cultural fields. At McGill we were both active in debating and went through law school together participating in the various activities. While in law school, at Yoine's suggestion I joined him on the teaching staff at the Temple Emanu-El, where we taught children on Sunday mornings. In the summer of 1959 I was awaiting my journey for studies in Italy when Yoine, (who was continuing his studies in Lyon) was head counsellor at Camp Hadar and asked me to be a counsellor. I accepted and spent a pleasant time in the Laurentians with a group of lively and challenging teen age boys. When we both came back from Europe to Montreal we had some spirited encounters in the courts, however throughout the years we maintained our close friendship. I am particularly grateful to Yoine for his involvement with the Alliance Israelite Universelle and his valuable and enthousiastic assistance while I was president of the Canadian Friends. We will surely always remember the great trip Yoine organised for a group of families with their children to attend the Maccabiah Games and visit Israel in the summer of 1981. It was an unforgettable experience. I recall the many occasions that we had reunions of the law class (named by the then Dean Kasirer ,"the glorious class of 1958") and the warmth of Yoine's relations with our classmates. I was privileged to have Yoine as a loyal and caring friend. Dear Elaine I am certain that you will be comforted, during this difficult period, in the knowledge that Yoine was a fine person, loving husband and father, who made an outstanding contribution in his many endeavours which will be of a lasting benefit. With affectionate best wishes, Joe and Marissa

Harriet &Marvin Corber - 10 days ago

Dear Elaine and family: While we have known for some time that Yoine had been ill, the finality of his passing brings a sense of sadness to our family.When reading the exemplary obituary notice and the many condolence messages, it is difficult, if not impossible, to find the appropriate words to add to those preceding ours.The best word that comes to mind in describing Yoine is that he was a legend. in so many areas . We join with the entire community which mourns the loss of a special human being who will forever be remembered.Know that we are thinking of you at this most difficult time.Warmly, Harriet and Marvin

Kip Cobbett - 10 days ago

I had the privilege and pleasure of knowing Yoine as a excellent lawyer and a valued colleague. He will be missed. My condolences to his family and many friends

Donald Johnston - 10 days ago

It is with great sadness that I learned today of Yoine's death, a friend and colleague since the early 1950s. We grew especially close as classmates in law school from which we graduated together in 1958. Widely admired and respected Yoine made an outstanding contribution to the community, to his profession and to public policy as an active member of the Canadian Senate. I extend my condolences to Elaine and the extended family

Réjean Roy - 10 days ago

Dear Elaine My sincere sympathy to you and your family. I will always remember our long standing and pleasant professionnal relationship.

Steven Lindy - 10 days ago

Dear Elaine, Doron and Dahna, Please accept our sincere sympathy at your loss. Our thoughts are with you. Steven and Annette Lindy

Linda Rand - 10 days ago

Dear Elaine, I never met Yoine, and probably only saw you maybe once over 50 years ago, but my parents Ruth and Jack Halperin were great friends of your parents Grace and Harry. Your dad Harry and I shared the same birthday and he always sent me a card. I know Yoine was renowned in many different circles, and I send my condolences at this difficult time, I’m sure even harder at this particular moment in time.

Sabina Ratner - 10 days ago

Dear Elaine and family, I was deeply saddened to learn of Yoine’s passing. He was a longstanding cherished friend and advisor to all my family. May precious memories help you through this difficult time and bring comfort to these days of sorrow. With sincere sympathy, Sabina.

Bill Bell - 10 days ago

To the Goldstein family- My thoughts of Yoine are that of the true Renaissance Man- "Good - Night, sweet prince; And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest"-William Shakespeare- Bill Bell

Eddie and Carole Burack - 10 days ago

We send our sincerest condolences to the Goldstein Family. We have all lost a very respected member of our community. With deep respect and sympathies, Eddie and Carole.

David Birnbaum - 10 days ago

Dear Elaine and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I considered Yoine a valued friend and mentor, as did so many in our community. I learned from his incisive intelligence and his commitment to social justice. We will all miss him.

Eric & Naomi - 10 days ago

Dear Elaine, Doron and Dahna We are so sad to hear of Yoine’s passing. The fond memories of the times our families spent together in Vermont and TMR stand out. I first met Yoine more than fifty years ago when he returned from Lyon after completing his post graduate law studies and started to practice law. He was a star then and went on to become a well renowned lawyer and community leader. I remember his joy and pride when was named to the Canadian Senate. He was an outstanding brilliant man who influenced so many people with his wisdom. Please accept our heartfelt condolences on your loss.

Sandi Schapira - 10 days ago

Please accept my sincere condolences. I have fond memories from the past. He was very special and certainly contributed to the world.

Jocelyn (Dlusy) Cooper - 10 days ago

Dear Mindel, My deepest sympathy at the loss of your brother Yoine. You were my first"menahelet' in Habonim in the early 50's! I remember you and those experiences very well. Sincere condolences Jocelyn

Jennifer Young & Bryan Litvack - 10 days ago

Dearest Elaine and Family. - We are truly saddened to hear about Yoine. Please accept our deepest and most heartfelt sympathies. We know how much he will be missed.

Lillian Vineberg-Goodman - 10 days ago

Dear Elaine, So sad to hear of the loss of dear Yoine. There are so many fine moments when I crossed paths working on a committee with Yoine during his active Federation years. And I have warm memories of the time when my late husband , Stephen came up with the idea of The Tolerance Foundation and Yoine and Monette Malewski and Raymond Bachand jumped en board with him to create it. Yoine, like me, was not comfortable with the name, with tolerance in English meaning someone tolerating someone... in French, it has a more positive definition. We were both so happy when the present leaders changed the name to Ensemble pour Le Respect de La Diversité... and they continue to do the work the founders set out in all the schools in Quebec. Yoine touched so many people in so many different ways. He was a Mensches Mensch! His goodness poured into everything he did. Each time, over the last years that I would see him at the hospital there was never a complaint no matter what challenge he was facing.... and there were so many challenges. Elaine , you have been his angel. Morris who remembers Yoine as a kid with great fondness. That warmth and friendship continued. He joins me sending our thoughts and sympathy on the loss of such a great man.

Bernie Moscovitz - 10 days ago

Dear Elaine and family. Clare and I send our deepest sympathies to you. My memories of you and Yoine are amongst those I hold most dear.

Jocelyn and Jerry Cooper - 10 days ago

Dear Elaine, Doron and Dahna, It is with great sadness that we read of Yoine's passing. Our friendship went back to Folk Shule and Habonim days. That is the Yoine we remember best!Then we reconnected at Akiva School. The messages of condolences are a tribute to the mark he left in the community. Please accept our sincere sympathy at your loss. Jocelyn and Jerry

Etty and Ralph Bienstock - 11 days ago

Dear Elaine, we are so sad to learn of Yoine’s passing. He was an amazing human being. May all the cherished memories Sustain you through this difficult time.

Evelyn and Phil Gold - 11 days ago

Dear Elaine Family, Our heartfelt condolences on your loss of Yoine. He was a very special person, in many ways. We hope that your good memories of him will help you through this very difficult time.

Lena and Lionel Teitelbaum - 11 days ago

We are very saddened to hear of the passing of Yoine Our contact with him was mostly as teens and neighbors on Clinton avenue. He became a respected professional with only good things said about him. He will be missed by the.community and by those who knew and loved him. May the family be spared further sorrow

Illeana Edelstein - 11 days ago

Dear Elaine and family, I first met Yoine in law school as he was my Professor. Then, years later, as an attorney, had the privilege of being his adversary in many interesting and highly litigious files. He was always very respectable and a pleasure to deal with. When I would meet him at community events, he was always a warm and welcoming friend. The legal and Jewish community have lost a truly brilliant and compassionate man. May your family be spared further sorrow.

Julie Des Rosiers - 11 days ago

It is with great sadness that I learned today of Yoine's passing. Elaine, Doron and Dahna, please accept my deepest condolences, Julie

Bernie Shuter - 11 days ago

Dear Elaine and Family, How very sad it is to hear of Yoine's passing. Our families lived on St. Viateur oh so many years ago. Yoiney was blessed with super intelligence, as well as a great heart. Not only his family, but the entire Montreal Jewish community benefited so much, in so many ways ,throughout his brilliant career. All Canadians benefited in some way from his prodigious achievements. Reading all these heartfelt condolences paints a true picture of this giant of a man. The highest compliment I can pay him is that Yoine remained Yoine. BDH.

Gerald J Bernstein - 11 days ago

Elaine Harriet & I will forever cherish the relationship with you and Yoine and remember being a part of your family functions. He was a very special person and an important assistant with legal situations in our lives. I have not seen him in almost a year and was upset to see the situation of his health at that time but will always remember what a great person he was. Never cease to appreciate what a great husband and person we all knew him to be. Harriet & Gerry

Elaine Zeidel - 11 days ago

Dear Elaine & family, I am so sorry to hear of Yoine's passing. I hope that the love and support of family and friends will help you through this most difficult time.

Mark Meland & Amy Pinchuk - 11 days ago

Dear Elaine, Doran & Dana. We were so sorry to hear of Yoine's passing. He was an exceptional and dynamic lawyer and a pillar of the community. He was also an inspiration to so many of us at the firm. Please accept our sincere condolences. Mark Meland & Amy Pinchuk

Avram & Joyce Fishman - 11 days ago

ear Elaine, Doran and Dana, Dear Elaine, Doran and Dana, We extend our heartfelt sympathies to you on the loss of your husband and father. He was an outstanding lawyer and a highly respected leader of the Jewish community. He was a mentor to lawyers in the firm who benefited from working closely with him for many years. May you all be spared further sorrow.

Morty Minc - 11 days ago

Dear Elaine and Family, Please accept our deepest sympathies. I had the privilege of knowing Yoine on both a professional and personal level. He was an incredible mentor and friend. He was a great jurist and a leader in our community. We will miss him dearly.

Rhona Veisfeld Modugno - 11 days ago

Dear Elaine and Family, Please accept my deepest sympathies. I had the pleasure of knowing and working with Yoine at Federation CJA. He was such a kind man and a class act. I had a lot of respect for him. I am so very sorry for your loss.

Judith Leichter - 11 days ago

Elaine, Doron and Dahna... I was so sorry to hear the sad news. Please except my sincerest sympathies and know that I’m thinking of you. Yoine was a special man and I know that you have wonderful memories to guide you through.

Ricki Goldstein - 11 days ago

Dear Doron and family, Pease accept my deepest and sincerest condolences on the loss of your beloved father. Words simply cannot convey the sadness I feel for all of you and the loss for the Jewish community at large. Ricki

Stephen Lipper - 11 days ago

Dear Elaine and family. During the second intifada Yoine and I had frequent conversations about how to combat the negative publicity and get out the truth about Israel. Yoine was a passionate zionist and a great community leader. We are all grateful for his contribution and we extend heartfelt condolences to you dear Elaine and to the entire family. We are doubly sad that we could not be with you at the funeral to show you our support and deep respect for Yoine. Irene and Stephen

Cynthia and Max Bernard - 11 days ago

Dear Elaine, Our sincere condolences to you and your family. We had the privilege of knowing Yoine in his professional and community roles, in both of which he excelled and made important and lasting contributions, culminating in his role as Senator. He will be remembered by us with great respect and fondness. Cynthia and Max

Cynthia Bernard - 11 days ago

Dear Elaine, Our sincere condolences to you and your family. We had the privilege of knowing Yoine in his professional and community roles, in both of which he excelled and made important and lasting contributions, culminating in his role as Senator. He will be remembered by us with great respect and fondness.

Eddy Wiltzer - 11 days ago

Dear Elaine and Family, Heleena and I were saddened to read that Yonie has passed away. Our Community has lost a great Human being in Yoine He was truly a Academic , a deal maker attorney and a great Jewish Leader. He will be missed by many. May the good memories of the past comfort you during these very sad times . Heleena&Eddy

Elyse Rosen - 11 days ago

Dear Elaine and family, My sincere condolences on your loss. I consider myself very fortunate to have had the occasion to work for Yoine and to learn from him. He was, in every respect, larger than life. May his memory be a blessing.

Terry Sheiner - 11 days ago

Dear Elaine Sadly I never had the good fortune of knowing this wonderful man well. However I will always remember from many years ago your love, devotion and your pride in Yoine. How blessed you and your children are. May his legacy bring you strength and May his memory always bring a smile. With my heartfelt sympathy on your loss Terry

Jacob Rothman - 11 days ago

I was introduced to Yoine in the fall of1957 when I entered law school.He was a very good student well liked and a committed ZIonist. As a member of the Bar he was well respected.His accomplishments both as a lawyer and community leader are well known and no further comment given the circumstances is required. My sincere condolences to all his loved ones. Your loss is shared by many particularly his confreres and many friends who shared his values and love the State of Israel. Jacob Rothman

irwin liebman - 11 days ago

Wonderful and determined leader of our people here and in our Land.Helped many publicly and privately. Need more like him today. Baruch Dayan Haemet.

Peter and Rhona Small - 11 days ago

Dear Elaine and family I first met Yoine as a camper at Camp Hadar so many years ago and I can never forget how helpful and caring he was towards me. This carried through my entire life and I was always grateful every time I saw him. He is a great loss to all of you and the community at large.Peter and Rhona Small

Carl & Betty Laxer - 11 days ago

Dear Elaine, So sad to hear of Yoine’s passing. He was a respected leader in his profession & In the community, & will be truly missed. Our sincere condolences to you & your family. Betty & Carl

Nancy and Marc Gold - 11 days ago

Dear Elaine and family, We were deeply saddened to hear of Yoine's passing. He was a great leader and an inspiration to so many. Whether in the leadership he displayed on behalf of the Jewish community, or on behalf of the cause of inclusion and respect for diversity, Yoine has left a legacy that has enriched us all. May his memory be a blessing for you always. In friendship, Nancy and Marc

Judi & Aaron Gelber - 11 days ago

Dear Elaine & family. With an outpouring of love & a river of tears we share your sorrow. Being fortunate in meeting Yoine in the sixties our relationship lasted through the decades. He lived a full life- accomplished in many ways- renowned in his profession- with a profound impact on all who knew him & worked with him & those who loved him. May the genuine qualities of Yoine's life endure forever in your hearts and may his spirit shine through eternity. Judi & Aaron Gelber

SYD Stein - 11 days ago

Dear Elaine and Goldstein Family, Please accept my Sincerest Condolences. It was an Honour to have known YOINE as my Attorney and Friend. SYD Stein.

joycegoldfarb - 11 days ago

Dear Elaine and family,I haven’t seen you in several years but I still remember good times with you and Yoine!please accept my deepest sympathies at this untimely loss of a wonderful man.the outstanding legacy left to you all will help to ease the excruciating pain that you are feeling!

Eunice Mayers - 11 days ago

Dear Elaine and Family: It is with a heavy heart that I offer my sincere sympathies on the passing of Yoine. The world has lost a titan in the legal world, in the community world, in our Country's world and in his personal world. He was a gifted lawyer, senator, orator and above all a true mensch in all his relations with his fellow man, no matter their position in life. I can only hope you can find some solace in the legacy he left and in the memories of the life you had together. Love, Eunice

Randi Stein(Slobin) - 11 days ago

Dear The Goldstein Family- Sending you our deepest condolences on Yoine's passing. Thinking of you all at this difficult time. Love,Randi, Peter and family.

Pearl Adams - 11 days ago

Dear Elaine, My deepest sympathy on the death of your dear husband Yoine. He was a giant of a man & will be missed by the community. Sincerely, Pearl

Chuck Flam - 11 days ago

The Jewish community, the legal community and society at large have lost a giant. As a colleague and friend for almost 60 years, I was able to see firsthand so many of his stellar qualities. He was a formidable advocate, whether as an adversary o.r ally. He worked tirelessly for decades to safeguard the interests of our community and he will be remembered as one of its greatest members and leaders. His contributions to the welfare of all will remain in our hearts and thoughts and so many special memories will ensure that Yoine will long be remembered as the finest of Canadians.

Theodore Goloff - 11 days ago

Dear Goldstein family My deepest condolences for the loss of a most decent and respectful giant in the legal , JEWISH and wider communities

Faith Silver - 11 days ago

Dear Elaine and family, The world is a much sadder place with the passing of Yoine. He was a man of distinction who made significant contributions not only to his profession but also to the many philanthropic causes which he championed. He was a treasured family friend whom I feel blessed to have known. In life, one can only hope to have made a difference in making the world a better place. Yoine did ! What a magnificent and lasting legacy he leaves. My deepest sympathies are sent to you Elaine and to Doron, Dahna, Sarah and Ezra.

Rita and Charles Bronfman - 11 days ago

Dear Elaine. We were shocked to lear of Yoine's passing. What a wonderful human being. A great sense of humour often belied the seriousness of purpose that he brought to every assignment he undertook, be it within or without the Community. He served us so very well both in Montreal and in Ottawa. The world is poorer because of his absence. Our deep, deep sympathy to you and your family Fondly, Rita and Charles

Jerry Golick - 11 days ago

Dear Elaine, Doron, Dahna and family, We were shocked and saddened to hear about Yoine's passing. His loss will be felt not only by your entire family, and friends, but to the greater Jewish community and to all of Canada as well. We will remember him as a gentle and compassionate man of the highest integrity. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him. Jerry and Sandy

Sheila Stein Nadrich - 11 days ago

Please accept my deepest condolences on your loss. Yoine I have known for many many years long ago in our younger days when we were both at summer camp. Yoine was a wonderful individual and everyone but everyone loved him. What can I say those were the days when we were young and full of zest. May you be spared of further sorrow. I will never forget Yoine a caring loving individual. Sheila (Stein) Nadrich Ottawa, Ontario

Evelyn Shrier - 11 days ago

Dear Elaine: There are no words that I can add that would more aptly describe Yoine Goldstein then all the condolence notes I am following... Yoine was a very special, unique human being and will be remembered by all who knew him... I send my deepest sympathy to you and to all who loved him... Long life, ~E~

Sherry Stein - 11 days ago

Dear Elaine, David and I were stunned to hear of Yoine's passing. The time we have spent with both of you were special and will remain in our minds and hearts forever.

Philippe Mela - 11 days ago

Dear Elaine, please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of Yoine. It was an honour to accompany him (and yourself) on various Parliamentary Missions. He was a good man.

Elaine Deckelbaum - 11 days ago

Dear Elaine. So sorry to hear of yoines passing my sympathy to you and the family

Rena Gornitsky - 11 days ago

Dear Elaine and Family Mervyn and I extend our deepest sympathies to you on the loss of Yoine. He was a most caring, charitable man, a beacon of our community. He will be missed by all. Rena Gornitsky

Kappy Flanders - 11 days ago

Dear Elaine, I was saddened to read of your beloved Yoine’s death. I know only too well the trauma of losing the one with whom you have chosen to live your life. I remember so well when we started the JNFF how involved he and Eric were. I can only hope that your memories of good times together will help you through these difficult days and that the pain of your grief will become less acute. In sympathy, Kappy

Balinsky - 11 days ago

Dear Elaine, Doron, Dahna & family Our condolence to you on the passing of Yoinie. This is a very sad stressful time. Wishing you strength. Adele & David

Edna Katz-Silver - 11 days ago

Knowing Yoine and then you for a long time brings joy and sadness my heart goes out to you love Edna

Hebrew Free Loans Associatoin - 11 days ago

On behalf of the Board and Staff of Hebrew Free Loans Association, we extend our deepest condolences to the whole family. Yoine was our Honorary Counsel and Solicitor for over 25 years and we greatly benefited from his wisdom and guidance. He offered Hebrew Free Loans his unwavering support at all times, no matter how busy he may have been, whether here in Montreal or during his time in the Senate. We are forever grateful for his support and counsel. His loss is profound for all who knew him.

Josie and Arthur Roskies - 11 days ago

Dear Elaine, Josie and I send you our sincerest sympathies on the loss of Yoine. He is, of course, a big loss to you and to your children, but also a loss to his fiends and the entire community, both Jewish and gentile. He was a gentle, intelligent and a very wise man. I am forever indebted to him for arranging my divorce, and when I came to him for professional advice, he gave it generously. May the high regard everyone had for him be a consolation to you and to your family. Josie and Arthur

Esti Jedeikin - 11 days ago

Dear Elaine, Heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Yoine was truly a pillar of our community and will be hugely missed by all of us who had the honour of knowing him and working with him. Wishing you strength. Esti

Pinchas Blitt - 11 days ago

To the Goldstein family, I was deeply saddened to learn of Yoine's passing. Please accept my sincerest sympathies and heartfelt condolences. I have known Yoine for over 70 years since I first met him in the summer of 1948 when I arrived as an immigrant to Canada. I had the pleasure of attending McGill Law School with him. We graduated in the class of 58. He was a mentsch and will be truly missed. May his memory be a blessing.

Mary and Lenny Flanz - 11 days ago

Dear Elaine, Doran and Dana , It is with heavy hearts that we learn of Yoine’s passing. Please know that our thoughts are with you at this very sad time. He was a great human being, a leader in the community and an outstanding professional. Please accept our sincere and heartfelt sympathies.

Linda and Joe Kislowicz - 11 days ago

Dear Elaine We are very saddened to learn of Yoine’s passing. We knew him as a great community leader, a fellow shul member and in his public role as a Senator. He was wise and learned in many ways, equally able to deliver a cogent dvar torah as a legal argument. May you and you r family be comforted by the memories of his life and May his memory be for a blessing.

Fran and Fred Moss - 11 days ago

Elaine We are all saddened by Yoine's passing. Yoine on many occasions helped me in my careers as a friend as well as being the ultimate legal counsel. I know he was generous to all and steadfast in his support of Israel and the Jewish community. Elaine I know you will gain solace from your wonderful memories Fran and Fred Moss

Eileen Borsuk - 11 days ago

Dear Elaine, Wise, compassionate, glib of tongue, dedicated Jewish community leader, proud Canadian, and above all, loving husband and father. I remember being a camper at camp Hadar, Yoine being the camp director, and how beloved he was to all - campers and adults alike. May all the wonderful tributes, and your beautiful memories sustain you in this time of sorrow. Eileen

Geoffrey Ungar - 11 days ago

Please accept my heartfelt condolences on your loss. My your fond memories serve as a blessing.

Laurie Rosenthal - 11 days ago

Dear Elaine and family My deepest condolences to you all. Yoine was a man who showed tremendous courage, brilliance and strength. He lived a life that inspired many who were fortunate to know him. May you draw strength from your memories of such a wonderful and loving husband and father.

Riva and Tom Hecht - 11 days ago

Dear Elaine and family, our heartfelt condolences go out to you all. A great loss to our community. He will be missed and remembered

Sharon Karpman Hecht - 11 days ago

Dear Family: I am sending my condolences filled with memories of Camp Hadar. Yoine was our head counsellor working with Mrs. Gilman. I have treasured memories of the times of our youth. Yoine went on to greatness in representing the Jewish community of Montreal. To you, his family, may his memory be a blessing. Sharon Karpman Hecht

Gita & Syd Shapiro - 11 days ago

Dear Elaine & Family: We deeply share your profound sense of loss. I reflect back on my many professional experiences with Yoine over the years, watching him up close and personal, raise his skills as a lawyer to the level of excellence so often that it became commonplace and taken for granted. But most important was his integrity and deep compassion for people and his community, which I was also privileged to witness first hand. We cannot be with you because of the unusual events we are all living, but our thoughts are with you. With our sincere condolences, As always, Gita & Syd

Maxyne Finkelstein - 11 days ago

Dear Family, Yoine was an amazing person. He knew so much about so many things; I was always in awe of him and his ability to use information for the better. His leadership as a Senator, in his profession and in community life was exceptional. He did so much for others and at all times you knew his family came first. He was an exceptional mentor to me in both his compassion and passion for Israel and the Jewish people and his ability to always see the person before the problem. He leaves an amazing legacy. I wish you comfort in these exceptionally difficult days.

Stanley Diamond - 11 days ago

Dear Elaine and family. I was shocked and saddened to learn of Yoine’s passing. Like so many others, I was fortunate to have reaped the rewards of his friendship, wisdom and counselling. I have known so few people who commanded the respect and affection that Yoine did, wherever he went and with whomever he dealt. While Yoine’s admirers in legal circles were legion, one of the most compelling testaments are the many opponents in cases who then become his clients the next time around. They saw the best in action and they wanted the best, Yoine. There was never a moment of doubt in anyone’s eyes when he was appointed to the Senate. At the time, it was considered wise and appropriate choice and there too he left an important mark. I was personally blessed when my friend Yoine became my company lawyer and provided the wisdom needed in turbulent times. My wife Ruth and I were doubly blessed to have Yoine play a key role in our marriage. His amazing intuition as never more evident than when, at a party we attended together, he saw me chatting with Ruth and came over and whispered in my ear, “you’re going to marry that girl!” And when our courtship hit a down patch, Yoine urged Ruth to “hang in there.” Once more, astute advice that has stood the test of time…for 54 years. May you be blessed with a lifetime of memories to sustain you at this most difficult time. I sign on behalf of Ruth, our children and grandchildren for we will all be in Yoine’s debt forever.

Bunny Berke - 11 days ago

Dear Elaine & family, I send sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved Yoine. May you be strengthened by all your wonderful memories. Bunny Berke

Shirley Nadell - 11 days ago

Saddened to read the news. Please accept my deepest condolences to you and your family.

Marlene Gerson - 11 days ago

Dear Elaine: my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your beloved Yoine. He truly was a respected and loved world citizen and community leader. I will always fondly remember working with him in community and getting to know him. I hope your treasured memories and those of his devoted friends will provide some comfort at this difficult time.

Michael Black - 11 days ago

At the old (lol) age of 5 my parents sent me to Camp Hadar and if it were not for the watchful eyes of Yoine and Mrs. Gillman , I am not sure I would have enjoyed a more memorable experience. May you and your family be spared any further sorrows and remember the wonderful man Yoine was.

Richard and Mayme Vinebergg - 11 days ago

Dear Elaine and family, Mayme and I were saddened to hear of Yoine's passing. I had the privilege of working with Yoine for many years in both our professions and in the Jewish Community. I regarded Yoine as a personal mentor to me in each of these endeavours. I was regularly able to call on him for sound advice and wise counsel. He assisted me in dealing with a number of problematic issues over the years. He will be greatly missed by many. We both extend our deepest sympathies to you and your family. We wish that we were able to express our condolences to you in person. Mayme and Richard Vineberg

Barbi & Stan Plotnick - 11 days ago

Dear Elaine, Doron & Dhana...Yoine will be deeply missed, not only by his much loved family, but by the many he guided, mentored, befriended, and helped....professionally, and as a community leader, and eventually a Senator. He was a friend, loyal and true. He will not be forgotten. We know that the strength of your family, and wonderful memories, will help you through this difficult time, made all the more difficult by being isolated from family & friends.

Debby and Manny Vineberg - 11 days ago

Dear Elaine and family, we had the pleasure of working along with Yione in several jewish organizations of the years. A wonderful mentor and true mensch. His memory will be a blessing. Debby and Manny Vineberg

Steven and Susan Cummings - 11 days ago

Dear Elaine and family We are so sorry to learn of Yoine’s passing. I worked with him in our community for many years and was inspired by his dedication, intelligence, and sense of responsibility. He was a great leader and will be missed by all who knew him. Please accept our most sincere condolences. Steven and Susan Cummings

William Fraiberg - 11 days ago

Dear Elaine and family, I have only fond memories of Yoine, going back to my days as a young lawyer. He was always kind, pleasant, attentive, hardworking, generous, witty and a brilliant lawyer. I am sad that he has left us and will miss him . Bill Fraiberg

David Winikoff - 11 days ago

Elaine and family, My most sincere condolences on Yoine's passing. It has been a very long time and the deep appreciation to both of you for showing confidence in a new, small entrepreneur (security systems) has not waned one little bit. I hope that memories of a wonderful life lived will provide solace at this sad time. David Winikoff Washington, DC

Mark Mendelson - 11 days ago

Dear Elaine and family, I first met Yoine in 1994 when I became Executive Director of JNF-Eastern Canada. From day one, Yoine was always the voice of reason, insight and very wise counsel. We also developed a very warm personal relationship over the 17 years I stayed with JNF and together we succeeded in persuading a few Negev Dinner Honorees to accept the honour-he was masterful 'at the ask' and I learned so much from him. I will miss him-and his wise counsel. Yehee zichroh baruch-may his memory be a blessing!

Steven Golick - 11 days ago

Dear Elaine, Doron and Dahna, please accept my most sincere and deep condolences. Yoine was a caring, giving and loving person. His friendship, guidance and mentorship to me was pivotal in setting me on a path of striving for excellence in the law, and always giving back to the community. He was an exceptional role model for many and the positive change that he made in the world directly, and indirectly by inspiring others to make a positive difference in the world, is immeasurable. Yoine was a stellar and kind teacher, and we owe a debt of gratitude to him for taking the time and having the patience to mentor many of us. His sage advice and input helped many. Yoine's warmth, friendship, laughter, storytelling, and kindness will be deeply missed. May his memory be a blessing.

Dale and Nat Boidman - 11 days ago

Dear Elaine, We were so saddened to read of Yoine's passing. We both knew him, and knew of him, as the most consummate family man, driving force in our Jewish community, forceful legislator as a member of the senate, and friend to so many. The combination of his passion, talent, dedication and focus, imbued everything he did and was, and we know his memory will long live on. We hope that will be a source of comfort to you and the entire family. We would have wanted to be with you at this time. BDE Dale and Nat

Simon Bensimon - 11 days ago

Dear Elaine, Doron and Family, please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of Yoine. As someone who has worked in the Jewish community for the major part of the last 35 years, Yoine was the statesman, the voice of reason and a true leader. I had the good fortune to come in contact with him numerous times and was always impressed by his intellect and passion for Judaism. He will be missed. May his memory be blessed. Best, Simon

Judah Wolofsky - 11 days ago

Dear Elaine and family - After having always been a classmate together with Yoine since we both started at Baron Byng in 1947, through McGill Arts and Law faculties until graduation in 1958 and then (excepi for a number of hard-fought legal battles before the courts, some lost, some won) until we met together at our law class graduates' 60th anniversary dinner last year, we were always the best of friends and colleagues. There is really nothing further to add. Most sincerely, may you never know any further "tzar".

Mel Halickman - 11 days ago

I had the privilege of meeting Yoine many years ago Never to be forgotten is the gentle yet resolute way in which he conducted himself. He will be missed by his profession, his community, Canada and, of course, his family. Mel Halickman

Steve Fichman - 11 days ago

Dear Elaine: my deepest condolences to you and your family on the passing of Yoine. May your fond memories of your good times together help you get through this most difficult time in your life.

Donna Kane - 11 days ago

Dear Elaine So sorry to read about Yoine's passing. My heart and thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Yoine was a very special man, loved and respected by all who knew him. Deepest sympathies Donna

Gail & Albert Benhaim - 11 days ago

Dear Elaine, we wanted to express to your our deepest sympathies on the loss of Yoine. He was a very special man, husband, father, lawyer as well as a very giving and inspirational member of our Jewish community. He will be very sadly missed by many who had the opportunity to have met him. We wish you strength, and courage during this very sad and difficult time and hope that the many precious memories that you shared together will provide you with some comfort. all our love Gail, Albert, Mitchell, Alisa Jonathan and Carole

Judi & Barry Levine - 11 days ago

Dear Elaine & Family, knowing Yoine was a privilege & a gift. He always was interested in our well being, while never complaining about his own health. He was a very special man who was loved by so many & we are grateful to have been part of his extra-ordinary life. We wish you long life & may the wonderful memories you shared sustain you through this difficult time. Warmly, Judi & Barry.

Laya Feldman - 11 days ago

Dear Elaine, I am so sad to learn that Yoinie has passed away and wish you and your family strength to endure this tragic loss. Laya Feldman

Jewel and Paul Lowenstein - 11 days ago

Dear Elaine and family, We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Senator Goldstein who represented our community with commitment, intelligence and dignity. We will always remember Yoine with respect and admiration as a connoisseur of the law, of people, of music and of wine. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Jewel and Paul Lowenstein

Judy Sternthal - 11 days ago

Dear Elaine. Stanley snd I are so sorry to read of Yoine’s passing. Please accept our deepest sympathies. Judy and Stanley Sternthal

Brenda Blatg - 11 days ago

Dear Elaine, My sincere sympathy is with you and your family on the passing of Yoinie. He was a brilliant lawyer and a tour de force. You have been the most amazing and supportive wife . Fondly Brenda

Sidney Margles - 11 days ago

Dear Elaine and family. My deepest condolences. My family and Yoine's family go ba¢k to when our parents were newcomers to Canada. My brothers were Yoine's contemporaries but I also knew him through community and politics. May the Lord comfort you among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem and may you know no futher sorrow.

Jane and Larry Plotnick - 11 days ago

Dear Elaine and family, Please allow Jane and me this time during your extreme sorrow to offer you our most sincere sympathies, and please know that we are with you in heart and spirit. Yoine was a unique and exceptional individual. Kind, wise and always so full of life. So many years of engagement, so much learned, so many times together enjoyed. We feel blessed to have had these decades of strong and positive memories. We are certain that he will live on in the hearts of everyone who knew him. Our hearts go out to you and your entire family. We never part with those we love, as they are with us always in heart and spirit. We are confident that Yoine has left behind a thousand moments that will live in the minds of our Jewish community and the Canadian community at large, and, most importantly, in your hearts forever. May you all find the comfort in those memories that are yours to cherish always, strength in the family and friendships of those who share this loss, and the love and courage necessary to be ever closer together so as to bear your loss without losing heart in the future. May special blessings be with you and yours today and always.

Donald Michelin - 11 days ago

He was of the very best and we will all miss his wise counsel dearly.

Dave Abrams - 11 days ago

Mrs Goldstein, to you and your family my deepest sympathies on the loss of your husband and father. May your fond and precious memories help you through this most difficult time. BDH

Joyce Bazar - 11 days ago

Dear Elaine & Family I cannot imagine the grief and pain - so deeply sorry for your loss and the loss of a superior human being. My deepest sympathy I'll not presume to offer words - simply know that many share your sadness. Sincerely Joyce

Judy and Arnie Silverman - 11 days ago

Dear Elaine and family. Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of Yoine. The Silverman family

Alona Chemtob - 11 days ago

To the Goldstein family: my sincere condolences on this devastating loss. I had the privilege of meeting Mr. Goldstein and working with him from time to time over the years. I first met him about 17 years ago while chairing a meeting at Industry Canada. I had and still have great esteem for his work and his professional accomplishments. He will be greatly missed by the insolvency community. May your family be spared any further sorrow.

Dr. Gerald Rudick - 11 days ago

Dear Elaine & family........I first knew you as ElaineRapkin, the daughter of Grace & Harry Rapkin....my dental patients....your parents were so proud that you brought this wonderful man into the family.....through the years, I kept reading about Yoine and hearing about his accomplishments especially in relation to our Jewish community.......my sympathies to the family, he was treasured by all and will be sorely missed. Gerry Rudick

Annette Oliel - 11 days ago

Dear Elaine Please accept my sincere condolences. This is sad news for all of us in the Jewish community where Yoine played an important rôle as a community leader for many many years, a really wonderful man. It saddens me that at this period of uncertainty I cannot pay respect in a proper manner. To you and your family, courage in this difficult time. Annette Oliel

Jerry Pearl - 11 days ago

I have very fond memories of carefree summers in Prefontaine in the ‘ 40’s, before we started spending our summers in camp. Yoine and I played pick up baseball together, every day, often to be interrupted by his mother shouting “ Yoine’leh kum aheim zu essen” Many decades later, Gita and I followed his illustrious tenure in the senate where he again went to bat for us.

Irwin and Sara Tauben - 11 days ago

Dear Goldstein family. Our sincere condolences. Yoine was a “mensh” and community leader. He will he missed. May your family know no more sorrow. Sara and Irwin

Jackie Freedman - 11 days ago

Dear Elaine & family, I am saddened to learn of your great loss. Yoinie was a very bright and accomplished man. He will be missed by many. May the memories of happy times shared with your husband and father be a comfort to you at this difficult time.

David Salzman - 11 days ago

Dear Elaine and family, I met Yoine when he was Chairman of Project Renewal at CJA. We travelled to Israel where he was as loved and revered as he was in Montreal. The Mayor of Beersheva at the time, surprised him by naming a park in his honor. Please accept my sincere condolences.

Goldie Libman - 11 days ago

Dear Elaine...My heartfelt condolences to you and your family for your loss. Yoine was a special individual who deserves all the accolades being expressed herein. Goldie Libman

Howard Richler - 11 days ago

Dear Elaine, Yoine was one of the finest,sweetest people I ever had the pleasure of meeting. I feel enriched having known him. May his memory be a source of comfort to you and your family.

Harold Staviss - 11 days ago

My deepest and sincerest condolences and sympathies on your loss.

Cathy Geringer - 11 days ago

Dear Elaine, Doran, Dahna, Sarah and Ezra- please accept my heartfelt sympathies of the loss of your Yoine. A creative, talented loving man and a brilliant mind. He has left an indelible mark. Please know that my thoughts are with you at this very difficult and trying time.

Ruthie Dressler - 11 days ago

Elaine dearest Elaine, My tender loving thoughts on the passing of your beloved Yoine, and our Community’s esteemed Senator Maître Yoine Goldstein. To the family, may you forever remember the comfort that comes from treasuring the gift of his life ... well lived and well loved ... now releasing a legacy of memories to all those whose lives he touched. His life was a blessing and so shall be his memory. Rest now in sweet eternal peace, dear Maître. Ruthie

Danielle Sultan - 11 days ago

Dear Elaine & Family : my sincere condolences for the passing of a very special gentleman, l always remember him as very fine person enquiring about my family when he used to call the Federation. Baroukh Dayan Haemet

Deborah Corber - 11 days ago

Elaine and family: my deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved Yoine. He was a great man and it was a privilege to have known him. I hope that you will derive comfort from a lifetime of cherished memories and the loving embrace of family and friends. Please know that, but for the surreal isolation we are all living at this moment, you would have been flooded with people - like me - paying their respects in person: we are with you in spirit.

June Wright Laliberte - 11 days ago

My deepest and most heartfelt condolences.

Monette Malewski - 11 days ago

Dear Elaine and family, my condolences to all. We have lost a very special human being, one who had a passionate loving heart with the greatest of humility. Yoine lived his life with real intent and with courage to assert the best of humanity

Doreen and Gerald Green - 11 days ago

Dear Elaine and family Our deepest sympathies on the loss of Yoine. He was an incredible brilliant attorney. I first met Yoine when I was a law student. He treated all with an amazing respect making us all feel very comfortable. Yoine was always very warm, friendly and just a wonderful person. He will be missed by all who knew him. Please accept our condolences at this very sad time. May the years you had together be a wonderful memory to sustain you through this very difficult time. With respect and admiration Doreen and Gerald Green

Jacob Rothman - 11 days ago

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Gerry Kandestin - 11 days ago

When I began practicing law, Yoine was bigger than life, a role model for all. I had the pleasure of dealing with him. As a young lawyer, Yoine treated me with respect, I learned much from watching him. We became friends. A few years later I saw another side of this multi-faceted and talented man when I worked with him at CJA. The world was a better place for having had Yoine in it. My condolences to all. Gerry Kandestin

marvin Carsley - 11 days ago

Dear Goldstein Family We have lost a pillar in the community I have known Yoine from scool days and then for many years as one of my attorneys as well as a very meaningful personal relationship. He will be greatly missed .I wish him rest,peace as he has a lot to be proud of and for. Goodbye my friend You were one of a kind Marvin Carsley

Sol Goldberg - 11 days ago

Words cannot adequately express my feelings at the enormous loss to our community and to me personally....RIP Yoine, among the just in Zion and Jerusalem which you so richly deserve...

Tamara and Philip Greenberg - 12 days ago

Baruch Dayan Émet. We have been friends of and admired Yoine for well over half a century. Starting when he was head counselor at Camp Hadar. He was a beacon of light and justice in our community. He will be missed. Tamara and Philip

Delores Rosen - 12 days ago

"Reality is that which,when you stop believing in it, it doesn't go away. .It is hard to believe Yoinie wasn't immortal. He was always such a towering presence. Dear Elaine and family,please know I share your sense of loss. Delores Delores

Cheryl Cartwright - 12 days ago

Dear Elaine - your Yoine was one of a kind ! I remember him with great fondness back from JNF days. He was always a man of genuine warmth and kindness . He will be greatly missed by you and the family but also by the community that her served so well and that benefited by his many many acts of generosity and kindness. G-d Bless.

Brahms and Vivian Silver - 12 days ago

The death of our beloved friend marks the end of an era. Yoine was part of our lives for well over half a century. A Man of Letters; a celebrated practitioner of the Law, justice burned like an ignited flame deeply within his soul. An advocate for many, how ironic that he should be taken from us now, as humanity faces existential uncertainty brought on by a pandemic. Yoine's demise has rendered legions of individuals, who looked to him for comfort and security, far less certain and assured. His voice has been stilled. But let it be said, that the efforts he made throughout his lifetime for Tikkun Olam...the repair of a tattered world will last forever, because of his belief in the ultimate triumph of truth and righteousness. May his memory ever be for a blessing. Elaine, Doron, Dahna, Sarah and Ezra your loss is also our loss. Please accept our heartfelt expression of sympathy.