Dorothy Goldwater

Funeral Service: Sunday, March 22, 2020
Private graveside.
Cemetery: Shaar Hashomayim Cemetery

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12 Condolences

Lori & Bill - 3 days ago

Dear Linda & Family: Our sincere condolences on the loss of your mother. We go back many years, and I have fond memories of her.

Joe Fineberg - 6 days ago

Dear Linda and Rona - I have such wonderful memories of your family from summers many years ago on Lake Manitou in Ivry. My mother Audrey treasured Dorothy's friendship and social get-togethers which they both enjoyed right into their very senior years. She was a kind and gentle woman and her memory is a blessing. My brother Dave in Nova Scotia and sister Ruth in New Zealand also extend their sincere condolences. Joe Fineberg

Sharon and Stanley Asher - 7 days ago

Dear Linda, Rona and all the family, Our deepest condolences on the passing of your dear mother, grandmother, great-grandmother. We remember both of you, Linda and Rona, and your dear parents Jack z"l and Dorothy z"l when we and our family and you and your parents were at Camp Hadar so many years ago and, of course, when you dear father taught math at Chomedey High at the same time as Stanley was teaching there. What a lovely family you have! We think of the kindness, gentleness of your mother and of your father. Please takes comfort in knowing that your mother and father, may they both rest in peace, touched so many lives, with their loving and caring natures, more than they or you can realize. We remember them with love. We think of you and all your family with love. We wish you comfort and inner peace. Please know that love is eternal. So Much Love to you, Linda and Rona, and to all your family, Sharon and Stanley Asher

Arnold Bennett and Miriam Gelbard - 9 days ago

Miriam and I wish to express our deepest condolences on the passing of Dorothy Goldwater. She was my favourite aunt, and her late husband Jack was my favourite uncle. They were like a second set of parents, people I could visit and confide in when I was growing up. For many years, from my earliest childhood until very recently, she always shared a seder with us. In her later years, Miriam and I would take her for lunch every Saturday, along with Miriam’s mother Lisa. She was always cheerful, a poet and a sculptor. In her youth, she was an activist in the CCF (which became the NDP) and used to tell us how she once danced with former party leader M.J. Coldwell. In our memories, she will be inseparably linked to Jack – a geography teacher for many years and a lover of history. I still have the complete set of Will Durant’s History of Civilization, a bar mitzvah present from Jack and Dorothy. He was a veteran (as were his brothers David and Nat) who served at a radar station in Scotland during World War II and was proud of his commendation from the British Government, and a man who loved to tell jokes. I’ll never forget him saluting the crossing guard (the “brigadier”) when we were crossing Cote St. Luc Road. We will sorely miss both of them.

Phyllis - 9 days ago

Dear Linda and Rona Sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. She was a very sweet women always smiling and very positive. Hold on to all those good moments you had with her. May you be spared further sorry. My deepest sympathies All the best. Phyllis lakien

Miriam Cohen - 9 days ago

I knew Dorothy first from Na'amat, later through her work at the Creative Social Center; she made lovely sculptures. She was amazing- she had a sunny nature, was interested in any and every cultural activity, and we met often at the Jewish Public Library events. May her memory be a source of comfort to the family, and an inspiration! Miriam Cohen

Diane Desroches - 10 days ago

I was always impressed by Dorothy's talents. She was a sculptor and she enjoyed showing her work to us when we had our writers' group lunch at her place. She wrote poetry - poems that rhymed or not, we loved it. And she was a great walker. I loved walking with her discussing books and politics, music. She had an open mind and a great laugh. A dear friend.

Gina Fogel - 10 days ago

Dear Goldwater family. Dorothy was a welcome member of our writing group that met every two or three weeks for the last umpteen years. She was always kind, gracious and had a positive attitude about life. Her strong point was poetry - meaningful, uplifting, and always rhyming. May your wonderful memories of her sustain you at this difficult time and in the future.

Bonnie (Wolf)& Brian Wolman - 10 days ago

Dear Linda, Rhona Brian and I spent wonderful times with your parents for years at Jewish National Fund. We shared a passion for planting trees with them in Israel. But years before, I remember our parents getting together, putting on plays and dressing up in home-made costumes. May you remember the joy.

Mark Mendelson - 10 days ago

Dear Goldwater family, How sad! I truly loved Dorothy who, for 17 years, was one of my most loyal and dependable volunteers when I was Executive Director of JNF. She was always smiling with a mischievous twinkle in her eye and was also sharp as a tack!! She was indispensable during Negev Dinners and Blue Box collection days!!May her memory be a blessing- yehee zichroh Baruch!!

Alice Cekal - 11 days ago

Rona and Avi My deepest condolences for your loss. I have fond memories of your mom - an interesting, lovely lady with warm laugh.

Rhonda Herman - 11 days ago

I remember Dorothy as a lovely soft spoken lady who volunteered at Meals on Wheels with her beloved husband Jack.May memories of happier times sustain you in this difficult period of mourning. May she rest in eternal peace.