Ruth Lazarus

Funeral Service: Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Private Graveside
Donations: Weizmann Canada, (514) 342-0777

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Harriet &Marvin Corber - 5 days ago

Dear Ted and family: We were so sorry to learn of the loss of your beloved mother!We first met her through her involvement with Weizmann where we were witness to her upbeat disposition and ready smile.You must have an abundance of wonderful memories to comfort you at this sad time.Wishing you and yours long life filled with good health.

Doreen Sthal - 6 days ago

Dear David, My deepest sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your dear Ruth. May the wonderful memories you have help you through this most difficult time. Doreen Sthal

Jack Frymer - 7 days ago

Dear David and Ted and families, We are so sorry for your loss. Our families have known each other for years, and Ruth was always a wonderful friend, almost like family to us. Our deepest sympathies.

Vita&Bill Novick - 7 days ago

Dear Ted,David &family- Sincere sympathy on this very sad occasion..Both your parents were very involved with the JPPS—Ruth as chairperson of the concert society and Charles (Shulem) assuring that the publicity was done in a professional manner.She will be missed and remembered. We

Sabina Ratner - 7 days ago

Dear Lazarus Family, It is with great sadness that I learned about Ruth’s passing. We worked together at Canadian Jewish Congress and later at the Weizmann Institute where she provided excellent advice and inspiration. Please accept my deep sympathy.

Carole Rocklin - 7 days ago

Ted and family, My deepest sympahties on your loss. Ted you spoke of her so often to me. It is a most difficult time for all.

Mark Mendelson - 7 days ago

Dear Lazarus Family, OMG! How sad! I have known Ruth since my kindergarten days at Folk Schule when I was in kindergarten with Susan z'l. In 1967, Ruth hired me to be in charge of Jewish Summer Camp programming sponsored by the Canadian Jewish Congress. I hired three fellow students and together, we would drive our van from camp to camp, bringing them programs on the Holocaust, Israel etc. She was a force majeur and a pleasure to work for. May her memory be a blessing-Yehee Zichrah baruch.

Hindy Abelson - 7 days ago

Dear Ted and David. I send you my heartfelt love and condolences. Your mother lived the life she wanted. It was full, exciting and, as Sinatra sang, She did it her way. She was way ahead of her time. Though I didnt see her often, I loved her dearly. May your memories of her guide and sustain you both.

Fraidie Weiser Goldberg - 7 days ago

Dear Ted David and Family, Please accept my condolences on the passing of a very special lady with an incredible joie de vivre.. Her amazing smile and special way of greeting me always brightened my day. I know that she will continue to live on in the hearts of many. Good health and long life to all of you.

Marlene Gerson - 7 days ago

Dear David and family: my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your dear mother Ruth. I remember so well how she entertained my father at meal times at the king David. She was a very sweet lady and she and Ken made for good dinner partners. I hope your treasured memories provide some comfort at this difficult time.

Cynthia Weinstein - 7 days ago

I feel truly blessed to have known Ruth, she was a force of nature, so full of laughter and love for her family. My family was privileged to have been included in some of the Jewish traditions that she presided over and loved. She may have had her sons read the prayers, but we all knew who was really in charge. My deepest condolences to Hiedi, David, Ted, Indra, Mirra, and Hannah. May her memory be a blessing.

Deborah Corber - 7 days ago

Ted and Family, please accept my condolences on the loss of your beloved mother. May you be comforted by cherished memories of your mom, and by the loving embrace - real and virtual - of family and friends.

Deborah Alper - 7 days ago

Dearest Lazarus McCrindle family I am so sorry for your loss. But I have to say I can only think of your Mom and smile, remembering the incredible energy, warmth, poise and elegance that your Mom exuded! So honoured to have known both her and Ken. Thinking of you.

Louise and Alan Gershlick (England) - 7 days ago

Dear Ted and David We are so sorry to hear the passing of your amazing mother. She certainly left her mark in the Canadian Jewish Community. Ruth had a long and fulfilling life. It was also very special that we had the opportunity to see your Mum in October 2018. May we wish you and your families Long Life Louise and Alan

Lillian Vineberg - 8 days ago

Dear Ted and David, I always had a soft spot for Ruth. She was upbeat, full of energy and always had an open and ready smile. My thoughts and sympathy are with you.

Ruth and Steven Lazarowitz - 8 days ago

Dear David , Heidi and family We would like to extend our condolences and wish you Lots of strength during this difficult time.

Carol Levine - 8 days ago

Dear Ted, David and Families, I am a voice from the past. Susan and i we’re classmates at Folk Shule and remained in touch until her untimely passing. As friends I recall spending time at your country house up north - you were both very little. As I read about your Mom’s passing a rush of memories become vivid. Our mothers were also friends in the day. At this surreal time we try and find things we can be grateful for. It seems that Ruth had a long and fulfilling life, blessed with grandchildren and friends. I hope this brings you comfort. Wishing that you and your families are safe and healthy.

Jean Stutsman - 8 days ago

Dear Ted, Indra, David, Heidi and the McCrindles, My memories of Ruth are all happy and filled with great humour and love. She will always hold a special place in my heart for agreeing to babysit my 2 yr old Catholic daughter by inviting her to passover dinner, so my husband and I could see an MSO concert after a 2 year musical drought. Ruth lived on McDonald and in my daughter's kid brain she was going to have dinner at McDonalds and was looking forward to a cheeseburger! Needless to say she did not have that. After Ted finished singing the prayers, my daughter thought it was her turn to sing and launched into Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. I'm told it made for a most entertaining evening. I hope that bringing up this funny memory will bring some laughter through tears. Love and light to all. Jean, Shaun and Eithne

Rachel Alkallay - 8 days ago

Dear David and Ted and Families, So sad to hear of your mother Ruth Lazarus’s z’l passing. She had the kind of spirit that seemed she would live forever. Always cheerful, always smiling, a good gentle soul who looked ahead, not behind. She left her mark on the community and she continues to leave her mark through her family. Enjoy the good memories! May you and your family be spared any further sorrow. Rachel

Michelle Falle & David Annett - 8 days ago

Ted, David, Indra, Heidi and McCrindle Family. Our deepest sympathies on the passing of your Mother, Mother-in-law and Step-Mother. We will always remember Ruth’s sparkling eyes and her smile that could fill a room. May your fond memories of Ruth comfort you during this difficult time.

Len Miller - 8 days ago

To the Families of Ruth Lazarus. My deepest condolences to you. I met Ruth when Ken led the choir at the Cummings Centre. She was always pleasant and kind to everyone that she met. Her memories should be a blessing to all.

Sonia Papakonstantinou - 8 days ago

My sincere condolences to all of you. I remember Ruth to be a vibrant and warm person, full of life and good humour. I am so sorry for your loss.

Helga Reith - 8 days ago

My deepest condolences on the passing of your wonderful mother, David, your mother-in-law, Heidi and grandmother to your two beautiful daughters. I only met her a few times but remember her fondly for her warmth and friendly nature. She was truly beautiful and one of a kind! Helga

Carolyn & Arnold Steinman - 8 days ago

To the family of the late Ruth Lazarus Our most profound sympathy on the loss of your beloved mother. Ruth and I worked next door to each other for many years. Ruth went through many difficult years with the loss of your sister Susan and your father Z’L. Your mother was a kind and warm lady always ready to give a helping hand. May her memory be for a blessing to all those who knew and loved her. Baruch Dayan HaEmet Carolyn Steinman

Benjamin Trossman - 8 days ago

Dear Ted and David, My deepest sympathies on your mother's passing. I remember her as a warm, friendly person. May you be comforted by the happy memories. Benjie Trossman

Christina Papakonstantinou - 8 days ago

Our heartfelt condolences to your family on the loss of this amazing lady. She sparkled and charmed everyone she met with her wonderful stories. She was truly one of a kind and will be sorely missed. Love, Christina and John

sheila sinclair kirstein - 8 days ago

i adored ruth and ken...we were neighbours on macdonald....so sad to see that'ageless' ruth has died.......we had some pretty intense conversations in st. lazare at roz's spa......what a talented lady way ahead of her time.......and ever so warm......she will be sadly missed...my heartfelt condolences to all of her dear family.......warmly, sheila xo

Eva Raby - 8 days ago

Dear Ted, and Family. Sincere condolences on the loss of your wonderful mother. She is remembered and will be missed.

Rhonda Herman - 8 days ago

Ted & family My sincerest sympathy on the passing of your beloved mother Ruth. I only met her at Maimonides hospital. But I know that she was feisty and very well loved by her family. May her blessed memory help you during this difficult period of mourning and may she rest in eternal peace.

Grace Halperin - 8 days ago

Dear family....Irving and I spent many wonderful times together with your Mother. She was a very upbeat special lady. Sadly Irving left us years ago and now another. Please accept my sympathies on your loss . I hope you have wonderful memories of your Mother and may they sustain you in your time of grief.

Carol Rabinovitch - 8 days ago

Dear Ted and David and Families - our sympathies to all of you on Ruth’s passing. We always enjoyed our many lively visits with your family (at the Stotland’s) way back in the 70’s and 80’s when all the kids were young. May she Rest In Peace with Susan, your Dad and Ken. Sincerely, Carol & Michael

Mimi Brownstein - 8 days ago

Dear Lazarus family, In Florida, I was so sorry to read of Ruth's passing. It seems we lost track of each other when she moved from her apartment. Memories of Stratford, Rozzie' s spa , jazz concerts. We're so much fun with her. My deepest condolences, mimi Brownstein

Shelley Garellek Mann - 8 days ago

Dear Ted and David, Sending you deepest condolences on the loss of your mom. May you have no more sorrow.

Valerie Teroux - 8 days ago

I hold such fond memories of Mrs. Lazarus from 30 years back when I was involved in the junior fundraising wing of the Weizman Institute. She was just lovely and kind, a good soul. It is a testament to Mrs. Lazarus that when I opened the obits today, I felt such sadness to see that she has left us. My condolences to the Lazarus family.

Carol Abramson - 8 days ago

Dear Ted and family, My deepest sympathies on the loss of your dear mother, Ruth. We were just talking about her not long ago. I hope good memories of times past with support you during this sad time. Stay well, Carol Abramson

Monna Malkinson - 8 days ago

Dear Ted and Family, Heartfelt condolences on the loss of your Mother. As I read the obituary, I recalled with fondness the long connection of my family to yours. My late mother, Bess Moskovitch ,lived on the same floor as Ruth at 5500. Your Mom would often check in on her to see if she needed anything. My late Father was a great admirer of your late Dad and I know that they enjoyed a cordial relationship. May I take this opportunity to wish you and your family a long life with no more sorrows. Sincerely, Monna Malkinson

Frima Rosen - 8 days ago

Dear Lazarus Family: On behalf of the entire Young Israel Family, Executive and Clergy, please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of your dear mother Ruth. As a loyal long time member of Young Israel, along with your late father Charles, I had the privilege of getting to know your Mom and having wonderful telephone conversations throughout the years. I was greatly saddened when she started failing and I truly missed the interaction that we had. May memories of good times shared help comfort and console you during these most difficult days. It is so regrettable that current circumstances can't afford Ruth the meaningful goodbye that she truly deserves. She will be well remembered. Frima Rosen, Executive Director, Young Israel of Montreal

Anna Fishman Gonshor - 8 days ago

To the Lazarus family, my heartfelt condolences . Anna Fishman Gonshor

Marvin TANNER - 8 days ago

Dear David and Ted My sincerest condolences to you and your entire Family on the loss of your Dear Mother, Ruth. As President of the Montreal Chapter of Weizmann, some 40 years ago, I had the honour of bringing your Late Mother on to our Staff, as Executive Director. Over the many years of working with Her, She became a dear and close friend of both myself, my Wife Joyce and all of our Children. Her hard work for Weizmann was responsible for Weizmann in Montreal to become one of the leading non for profit organizations, and as a result attracted many the most prominent People in both the Jewish and Non Jewish community. It was indeed my pleasure and honour to get to know her so well, and may the many fond memories of your lives together, now help to comfort you. Marvin Tanner

Esti Jedeikin - 8 days ago

Dear David and Ted, My heartfelt condolences on your loss. Ruth and I go back to our days at Canadian Jewish Congress in the 70's. She was an energetic, committed, and dedicated colleague and friend. Always charming and empathetic. I am honoured to have known her and am saddened that, because of these surreal times, we cannot show our profound respect by attending her funeral and shiva, May her memory always be a blessing. Esti

Robert Brumer & Arlene Rotchtin - 8 days ago

Dear Ted and David and families. Arlene and I together Stephen and Rachelle in Chicago extend our most sincere condolences. It was heart breaking to read that Ruth passed away. As you guys know our late mother Frances Desser Brumer and Ruth were best friends from their early years at school in Winnipeg . Our parents remained close friends from Montreal to Winnipeg. Ruth will be fondly remembered and sadly missed. Please extend our sincere condolences to Adam and his mother. The Miners lived on the same street as us in Winnipeg.

Judy Litvack - 8 days ago

Dear family, Ruth was a true Eishet Chayil and a sweetheart. She will forever be remembered as a beacon of light for all of us who were privileged to know her. Please accept my sincere condolences.

Sidney Margles - 8 days ago

Dear Ted, David and family. My sincere condolences. But while you mourn, this is also a time to celebrate a very full life with your father Charles and with Ken in later years. Sorry we cannot meet at this time to reminisce from the time of Expo 67, your Bar Mitzvahs and many other events which we shared. May the Lord comfort you among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem and may you know no further sorrow.

Sam Malkinson - 8 days ago

Dear Ted and family, on behalf of the entire Malkinson clan, please accept our deepest sympathies at the loss of Ruth. Even if it can't be in person, we mourn with you, and wish everyone comfort and solace in these difficult times.

Sandy & Bernie Weinstein - 8 days ago

Ruth was a very special person. May her memory be a blessing for all of us.

Elaine Cohen - 8 days ago

Dear David, Deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother. She led an exemplary life and inspired everyone around her. Sincerely, Elaine

yetta moskovic - 8 days ago

Dear Family, Ruth was a special Lady..she loved her family so, so much.. she will be missed..it is so sad that at this time we can't celebrate her long and full life together but we will all think of her and say our own good-byes....

Harold Staviss - 8 days ago

My deepest and sincerest condolences and sympathies on your loss.