Hermann Gruenwald

Funeral Service: Friday, May 01, 2020
Private Graveside
Shiva: Strictly Private Shiva. Thank you for respecting the family's wishes.
Donations: “Eva and Hermann Gruenwald Fund” c/o Temple Emanu-El-Beth Sholom, templemontreal.ca, (514) 937-3575 or The Alzheimer Society of Montreal, alzheimermontreal.ca, (514) 369-0800.

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Debbie Brown - 2 days ago

I wrote this note to Hermann Friends are angel who Lift us to our feet When our wings have Trouble remembering How to fly... I remember Hermann, saying to me I hear and understand I missed you, but l know why now... RIP💕

Mason/Frattolillo - 10 days ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. You will be missed by the entire Mason family. God bless you Hermann. The remembrance of the good done by those we have loved is the only consolation when we have lost them. We will remember with fondness and miss the many family dinners we shared together. Always engaging, ever courteous and kind, you were always welcome in our home. Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside every day. Unseen, unheard but always near. Still loved, still missed and very near.

Israel Bond Montreal - 13 days ago

To the family of Hermann Gruenwald, On behalf of the staff and management of Israel Bonds, please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of Hermann. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. May your memories give you comfort, and may you be spared further sorrow. With our deepest sympathy, IsraelBonds

Nancy Battaglia - 15 days ago

My condolences to the family. He will always be remembered. He was kind and generous to everyone. He has done so many wonderful deeds. May he rest in peace with God.

Josie Battaglia - 15 days ago

My deepest sympathies to the family. May be rest in peace. He was an amazing, respectful, generous person. He always thought of everyone.

bryan wolofsky - 19 days ago

I never met Hermann and don't know anyone in his family, but on reading his very condensed life story I see that he was an amazing and impressive human being who truly lived an incredible life. I feel somehow "less" for never having met him, and for that I am regretful. To the family, merely extending condolences seems somehow not quite enough, so I will say Yashar Koach and mazal tov for having been blessed with such an impressive man as your patriarch. BDE

Wendy and Gary Balter - 20 days ago

As the designated “business” relative at family gathering, we learned so much about Hermann’s business acumen. One example is probably twenty years ago, after WalMart was well established in Canada, he mentioned to me that WalMart had made some management changes in Canada that were going to hurt its business and efficiency. Indeed, for the next few years WalMart’s Canada business suffered until until they reversed some of those changes. He had amazing insight into his customers and in many cases had a better understanding of their business than the customer. That was a talent very few possess and helps explain why he was so successful. We also would see how loving and caring he was to Sandy, Anita, Jessica and Kathryn. However, what we are learning from reading the messages on this site is that the loving and caring extended to his employees and to the charities that he was involved with. He was a wonderful father, grandfather and we will miss him. While not officially family, he always treated us as if we were part of the family and we will always remember that and cherish the times we had together. Wendy and Gary

Susie & Stephen Reisler - 21 days ago

Dear Anita & Meyer, Our thoughts are with you during this sad time. May memories of him and his legacy live on for eternity. Our condolences to you and your entire family.

Rochelle Diamond - 21 days ago

We were so sad to hear of the unfortunate passing of Mr. Hermann. We were so fortunate at Netivot HaTorah Day School in Toronto to have had Mr. Gruenwald participate in our Holocuast program in January this year. Our students had the opportunity to interview him and he will be part of a movie that we are making about the lives of Holocaust survivors. Our students had the opportunity to meet a real Holocuast Survivor hero. May Hashem give the family strength in the days to come and may the wonderful memories they have of Mr. Gruenwald be a source of comfort to his family and friends. Rochelle Diamond Directory of Art & Special Activities, Names Not Numbers Holocaust Program coordinator Netivot HaTorah Day School , Toronto

Eric Casarotto - 22 days ago

On behalf of the Kuper Academy community I wish to extend our deepest sympathies to Hermann's surviving family. Nine years ago he spoke to our students and staff and his words were a source of inspiration to us all. His humility and resilience and sense of forgiveness are standards for all to strive to achieve. The world has lost a great soul.

susan Alper - 22 days ago

I am so sad to hear today about the passing Of Herman what a fabulous man. He shared so many great memories of his life with me. he will be deeply missed so much may he RIP

Nick Vrouvas (DHI) - 22 days ago

Mr Gruenwald will live on in your hearts and memories as he was a kind and interesting man. Celebrate his long life as there is much to celebrate. Nick and Toby

Adam and Lemor Balter - 23 days ago

Our deepest condolences to Anita, Meyer, Kathryn, Jessica, and Sandy. I remember Hermann always being the best dressed at the Passover table. His kindness to me and my family will be remembered.

Felicity Blatt - 23 days ago

To the family Gruenwald, We were so saddened to hear of the loss of your beloved father and grandfather. Please accept our sincerest condolences at this most difficult time.... Felicity and Howard

Joel Ospovat - 23 days ago

God speed Herman. You changed my world. My heart aches. I will miss you. Forever

Betty and Ted Greenfield - 23 days ago

to the family of Hermann Greunwald please accept our sincerest condolences. Hermann was an exceptional human being-intelligent, sensitive, competent, generous and kind. through his many years of participation at our B'nai Brith Award dinners and then his involvement in our Board and Residences and his generosity in supporting so many of our endeavours. Hermann was a person we all respected and admired

Gerry Rudick - 23 days ago

To Hermann's family......Something good came out of this Pandemic Covid-19 for me......while being home isolated, I decided to go through some of my bookcases, and came across an opened black covered hard cover book entitled "After Auschwitz"...I opened the jacket and found it addressed to me and signed by Hermann Gruenwald on August 25th 2013 .......I had not yet read it........ I had the pleasure of meeting and dining with Hermann on several occasions through my friendship with Marvin Birnbom and Joe Lapin, and remember being impressed by Hermann....but never got to read his book......well now was the time to do so....... after reading the first chapter, I called Marvin to tell him that when restaurants will open again, we must invite Hermann to join us, as there are so many questions I have for him......at which time Marvin told me ........you must be Clairvoyant ( he used another unfamiliar term) because a few hours ago , Herman passed away..... so although Hermann is no longer in this world......he still has his power to command the attention of people........ I read the book, could not put it down, was fascinated of what he did with his life after going though the worst times in our history, and then I called his good friend Joe Lapin , to get more background on this fascinating person.......it is too bad that he was unable to have a proper funeral during these troubled times, because so many of us would have loved to share his stories ........rest in peace Hermann, and now Eva can rest in peace with you.....Gerry Rudick

Eric & Naomi Bissell - 24 days ago

Dear Gruenwald Family, It was a shock to hear of Hermann’s passing. I thought he was so strong that he would go on forever. Hermann was a self-made man. From his early days in the fur business, well known hosiery manufacturer and eminently successful real estate investor. His energy, enthusiasm and wisdom were his path to success. He was a great businessman, tough but always fair. He was a generous philanthropist. He was always willing to help without looking for recognition. B’nai Brith was dear to him and he was an active member of the Montreal Board. As a Holocaust survivor, the fight against antisemitism was always at his forefront. He helped formulate the plans for Chateau B’nai Brith, the new seniors’ residence in Cote St Luc. He was a most generous contributor. I jokingly suggested that to mark his donation we would name the kitchen in his honour as he was a “chef at Auschwitz”. He graciously accepted. The kitchen will be named in his memory. Please accept our heartfelt condolences. Eric and Naomi Bissell

Josee Deroy - 24 days ago

Sandy, Anita and the Gruenwald Family, Echoing the words so many have expressed as many more will do. Adding my luck for having met Sandy first who kindly introduced to an outstanding family. As for Monsieur Hermann, if I may say, it was love at first sight! We always had a great time! Over the phone, sharing a wonderful meal and yes, being invited to a special birthday. My privilege and honor Sandy to have met you and having your father giving us his advice, time, dedication, a role model in so many ways. His stories, words, good and funny lines will remain. One of my best was: Mr. Hermann over the years I've met you, you've never changed. Always looking great! His immediate reply was "Why should I?" Here we go, a wonderful, true, unique gentlemen we'll miss and remember. His legacy, spirit that will inspire us forever. My dearest sympathy with you all.

Denise Grossman - 24 days ago

To all those whose lives Hermann touched, we've lost a remarkable gentleman. To me personally he was a friend, a mentor and an ever supportive critic during my term as President of Temple Emanu-El-Beth Sholom. His philanthropy was broad, generous and so often anonymous as it touched numerous organizations in Montreal and beyond. Anita and Sandy, let us be comforted to know that after Hermann embraces your beautiful mother Eva once again, our two dads will sit together over their scotch and take up the unfinished arguement as to how the world should run. I will miss his smile. Steven joins me in extending our deepest sympathies to you and your family..

Maurice Shriqui - 24 days ago

Membre du Temple Emanu-El, j’ai eu le privilège de discuter et d’échanger des idées et surtout son récit de survie en temps que cuisinier dans le camp de concentration. Membre généreux, toujours prêt à aider ses concitoyens et une énergie infatigable pour rendre l’Holocauste actuel auprès de la communauté canadienne. Toutes mes condoléances à la Famille Grunwald Son souvenir restera toujours présent

Donna Laing - 24 days ago

My condolences to the family on your loss

Brahms and Vivian Silver - 24 days ago

Hermann had been a friend for many years. As members of TEBS, we often had occasion to share thoughts and ideas with utmost regard and respect one for the other. His absence will be felt by many, but his contribution to numerous exemplary causes will long herald the fact that a good man passed this way. May his memory ever be for a blessing.

Alberto Santiago - 25 days ago

Anyone who worked for Mr. Gruenwald can tell you what a great man he was. It might sound trite, but I can honestly say that Mr. Gruenwald was the best boss I ever had – and I’m willing to bet that everyone who worked for him feels the same way. His loyalty to Reliable Hosiery was unquestionable. Unflappable and his love for his family was undeniable. His commitment to faith unyielding. I think it’s fair to say that the world has lost a great man. To the family,I am genuinely sorry for your loss. No condolence message can express how much your Dad meant to me and how sad I am about your loss. May his memory be eternal. R.I.P.

Hazel Wasserman - 25 days ago

My thoughts are with you at this very sad time .

jeff and Caroline Zaltzman - 25 days ago

Dear Anita We were so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. Our deepest sympathies Caroline and Jeff

The Wainberg Family - 25 days ago

Dear Anita, Meyer and Family, Our deepest condolences to you. We are thinking about you during this difficult time. Sharyn, Peter, Alivia, Justin and Gregory Wainberg

Debra jakin - 25 days ago

Dear family. My parents were Fae and Percy Jakin. They loved your dad and I also have fond memories of him. I remember going to pick up nylons at Reliable and always enjoying talking to him.i am sorry for your loss and send condolences to the family.

Mona CAYER - 25 days ago

My condolences on the loss of an extraordinary man. I knew Hermann from Temple when working for Rabbi Lerner. He was always so kind to me and everyone. and what a wonderful sense of humor he had. May the sweet memories of your father, father-in-law and grandfather sustain you in these hours of darkness.

eugene schwartz - 25 days ago

I had the pleasure of sitting next to Mr. Gruenwald several years ago at a gala for the Holocaust Museum while accompanying my father who is also a survivor. He was an interesting man, very sharp. A pleasure to have met him. May he rest in peace.

Jim McNaughton - 25 days ago

On behalf of my late father Jim McNaughton and the entire McNaughton family, I would like to offer our condolences to the Gruenwald family! Herman and my father were very good friends and business associates. Jim McNaughton Jr.

Randee&Jeff elnick - 25 days ago

Dear Anita,Meyer and family, Our sincerest condolences on the passing of your father/ grandfather- May the cherished memories that you hold of him help you to find peace and comfort at this difficult time. Our thoughts are with you. Randee and Jeff

Florrie levy - 25 days ago

May all the wonderful memories help to comfort you at this very difficult time. Florrie Levy

Florrie Levy - 25 days ago

Dear Gruenwald and Reliable Hosiery families, I was very saddened to learn of Hermann’s passing. My late husband, Michael had a very special business/friendship relationship with him. Herman was a true mensch. He was loyal, generous, and compassionate.. His biographical book on surviving Auschwitz foreshadows his brilliant life and business skills and his love of humanity.. May all the wonderful memories

Jessica and Steeve Azoulay - 25 days ago

Dear Gruenwald Family, BDH. We are so sorry to hear about Herman's passing. Over the years, Jessica and I had developed a long lasting friendship with Herman. While we did not speak on a daily basis, every couple of months we would get a call and reciprocate. Herman was the definition of a true Gentleman. We could sit for hours and listen to his touching stories on the Holocaust or his incredible success in business. We had a sincere and deep appreciation for him and will cherish his memory. We will miss you dear friend.

Judy Field - 25 days ago

Dear Anita, Sandy and family, Our thoughts are with you during this very difficult time. May the good memories give you strength and bring the family together in remembering your dad. He was a very special person to many, and always had a smile and a hug whenever I (Judy) would see him over the years. Our love to you all, Judy Field and Murray Kronick

Steven Stenge - 25 days ago

Goodbye old friend, Steve

Murray Shulman - 25 days ago

To the Gruenwald Family My deepest condolences on the passing of your father. I had known Hermann for over 30 years as a competitor as well as a person that I would meet for coffee each morning on Park Avenue. May you be Spared for their sorrow and remember that he was a true Mench

Trudy Cusmariu - 25 days ago

Dear Anita and Sandy and families, Your dad talked about you so much with so much love and admiration every time we would be together... My late Husband Ricky had the most respect and admiration for all that Hermann lived thru and for all his incredible abilities and accomplishments. His deep love for your mom and his entire family was part of his essence and reason to pursue any goal that confronted him... Ricky guided Herman for a few years as legal counsel many years ago and a magnificent friendship evolved. Herman was always so kind and caring to me for many years after that regarding my children as well... This will always be part of our memories and history of Herman... A treasure of a man always in our hearts.. love Trudy, John and Julie and families

Don Charness - 25 days ago

To the Gruenwald and Balter families. A giant and pillar of our community has passed. I met Hermann in 1981, the year of the merger of Temple Beth Sholom and Temple Emanu El. We fast became friends. He was my mentor during the years that I served on the board and as treasurer of Temple. Hermann was always available to discuss Temple financial matters as the need arose. It was very difficult to say no to him. I will miss his late night phone calls and our lunches at the Rockland food court. I always looked up to him with admiration and great respect. I will miss him. Rest in peace Hermann, you deserve it. My condolences to the family. BDE. Don

Montreal Holocaust Museum - 25 days ago

Dear Grunwald family, We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Hermann, a well-known and beloved figure at the Montreal Holocaust Museum. A survivor of the Shoah, Hermann was deeply committed to Holocaust education and remembrance as well as the transmission of his story. He was a gifted and captivating speaker, and he shared his testimony with countless school groups over the years. We are left with the fondest memories of an exceptional survivor speaker who demonstrated an unwavering commitment to education and encouraged young audiences to maintain hope in humanity. Marked by his experiences in Auschwitz, Hermann also shared memories of the suffering of Roma and Sinti in the camp. Of his many accomplishments, he was particularly proud to present his memoir “After Auschwitz: One Man’s Story” at numerous book fairs organized by the Museum. We will always remember Hermann’s strength of character, elegance, and intellect. On behalf of the Board of Directors, volunteers, and professional team of the Montreal Holocaust Museum, we express our heartfelt condolences to all of Hermann’s family during this painful time. May his memory be a blessing. Dorothy Zalcman Howard, President and Daniel Amar, Executive Director

Robert Maldoff - 25 days ago

I am saddened to learn of the passing of Hermann Gruenwald. He was a uniquely sharp and imaginative man. He expected much from those around him while simultaneously being genuinely loyal, supportive, and caring. I extend my condolences to his family, as well as to his Reliable Hosiery family.

Jonathan Levine - 25 days ago

Please accept my sincere condolences. Hermann was a courageous and generous man.

Roni Behmoaram - 25 days ago

I am heartbroken to hear the death of Hermann. I consider myself very lucky to have met him and call him a friend. His love for life, his optimism in spite all he went through, his tenacity, his contrarian approach, his endless stories, his friendship will always be fondly remembered and missed. Rest in peace. My sincere condolences to the Gruenwald family

Eugene Mazlkiach - 25 days ago

I was very saddened by the news of Hermann's passing away. I have dealt with him for over 40 years. A sharp mind, and hard worker and a shrewd businessman he was in his own way a pleasure to have a discussion about various matters. His book about his time during the war was inspirational . He will be sorely missed, and may I extend to his entire family my sincere sympathy on his passing Eugene Mazliach

Elaine and Elie Shapiro - 25 days ago

Please accept our deep and sincere condolences on the loss of a highly committed and generous leader of our community. He shall be deeply missed and very well remembered by all who had the honour to know him. Elie and Elaine Shapiro

Gideon Pollack - 25 days ago

My deepest sympathies on the passing of a great and kind man. I knew Hermann in the context of business, having sat in his office for hours on end listening to stories and perspectives knowing all the while I would never succeed at buying anything from him but loving the time I spent with him and leaving energized. He will be missed and our community has lost a pillar. Baruch dayan emet.

Jeff - 26 days ago

I never met Zaidy Gruenwald, but I did see him once in a Vitamin Water ad. You could always tell how proud Jess was of all his accomplishments and that she truly cherished the moments they spent together which was so special to see. My heartfelt condolences go out to the entire Gruenwald and Balter families - his memory will live on in all the great memories you've shared.

Marilyn andBill Schreiber - 26 days ago

How sad to read about this extraordinary human being passing way.We send you all our most heartfelt condolences on your great loss. May his memory be a blessing forever.

Michael Grodinsky - 26 days ago

My condolences to the Gruenwald family. Hermann was a brilliant, compassionate and genuine person who exhibited the very best that life has to offer.

Sue Carol Isaacson - 26 days ago

My condolences to the Gruenwald family Herman was a client of my late husband Arnold and as time passed they became friends . He was very much admired by both of us, particularly when it came to his late wife and how he admired and cherished her . It said a lot about him as a man and as a human being . He will be missed by all those whose life he affected.

Aubie Herscovitch - 26 days ago

The world lost a very special and unique human being. Those of us who had the pleasure of knowing Hermann will always be comforted by the wonderful memories that we have of him. My deepest sympathies to his family.

jewel lowenstein - 26 days ago

Dear Gruenwald family, My husband Paul and I offer our sincere condolences at this difficult time. Hermann was a very accomplished and respected entrepreneur but I knew him best as a devoted volunteer on the Board of Temple . Indeed our Temple family has lost one of its pillars. It was so fitting for our congregation to honour Hermann several years ago. His intelligence, creativity, caring, humour and generosity were never taken for granted. Jewel Lowenstein

Brian Grant - 26 days ago

The Gruenwald Family, Temple Emanu-el, the Jewish Community and the Community-at-large have lost a very special human being. The epitome of courage, acumen, gentility and generosity. He was an example to us all. I was fortunate to benefit from his wisdom both as a Board Member for many years and later when I was President. His advice and criticism were invaluable and truly appreciated. He will be sorely missed but deeply remembered. My sincerest condolences to all his Family.

Michael Doroshenko - 26 days ago

A classy gentleman with a life of experiences few people have known. He will be remembered by all who had the pleasure of meeting him. May he rest in peace.

David Berger - 26 days ago

Dear Anita and Sandy and family, Monica and I were saddened to learn of the passing of your beloved father and our beloved friend Hermann. We extend our deepest sympathies to you. We were privileged to have befriended Hermann in the past 20 years since our return to Montreal from Israel. He really liked Monica and tolerated me. We got involved in things that Hermann felt passionate about and in particular served with him on the board of Temple. Hermann later suggested that I join him on the board of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews of Canada. Who could say no to Hermann? I also assisted him in obtaining work permits for foreign workers he needed at Reliable Hosiery. I learned about his business acumen and his passion for making things here in Montreal when everyone else had gone to China. Who other than Hermann at the age of 90 would invest a million dollars to buy machines to manufacture socks? It was through these experiences that we got to know Hermann. We learned about his unique outlook on life forged by his privileged childhood, the depravity of Auschwitz, and his life “After Auschwitz.” Hermann was self-reliant, tough, kind and generous, and determined to live life to the fullest. He loved meeting people and would invariably say this is my lucky day when he met someone for the first time. We will cherish Hermann’s memory and the good times we shared with him. David and Monica

Joel Goldberg - 26 days ago

To Hermann's family and so many friends, please accept our deepest condolences. We have all suffered a great loss. The memory that stays with me the most is Hermann speaking to our Temple Torah School children about his experience during the Holocaust. He needed to transmit his legacy, and now we will remember and honour his memory. Joel and Louise

thelma Bogante - 26 days ago

My condolences to the Family. I have warm memories of Hermann during a time I was on Temple's Board of Trustees and 5 years ago, when I told him I was going to Eastern Europe and would be visiting Auschwitz, he asked me to look for a particular barrack where he had worked in the kitchen. I did this and reported back to him. We enjoyed interesting conversations. Your good memories will comfort you at this time.

Neil Wiener - 26 days ago

My wife Sylvi and I wish to express our condolences to the Gruenwald family. Hermann was a respected and generous member of Temple Emanu-El-Beth Sholom, serving on the Board of Trustees for many years. As Temple President, I benefitted from Hermann’s experience and insight. which he always communicated in a positive manner. He will be greatly missed.

Eva Kuper - 26 days ago

My deepest condolences to Hermann's family. As a fellow Holocaust educator, Hermann and I met on several occasions when we were invited to speak in various venues. I also knew him as a prominent member of Temple and a philanthropic leader in the Jewish community. I hope that a lifetime of wonderful memories spent with Hermann and the "virtual" support of family and friends will sustain you at this already challenging time.

Hon.Stockwell Day - 26 days ago

Hermann’s final ‘Independence Day.’ Auschwitz couldn’t hold him.Now Heaven does.What an honour to have known and worked with this man.His love,support and friendship for The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews was amazing.Shalom,my friend.

Andrea and Frank Weinstein - 26 days ago

Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of Hermann. He was an true mensch.

Joe Lapin - 26 days ago

In 2003, I met Hermann in the steam room of our gym. He was impressed when I asked about his number tattoo, and told me of his Holocaust experience. Two weeks later, we travelled to Auschwitz to video and document his return, 60 years after his liberation. Thereafter, we became true friends. Hermann personified the elegant European gentleman, demonstrating grace and an ability to treat all he met with respect and courtesy. He was highly intelligent, his business experience was vast, and he inspired us all in so many ways. I will certainly miss our weekly meals together, and the banter and affection we both shared for each other. True to form, Hermann passed on exactly as he wished, at home and in his sleep! Joe Lapin

Alexandra Doroshenko - 26 days ago

Hermann was a very lovely and strong man, he will surely be missed by all of the people he's impacted over the years. I will miss one liners a lot. May the memories of him bright light in this difficult time, Alexandra

Charles Bensimon - 26 days ago

All my condolences to the family. Great souvenirs . Barouch Dayan haemet.

Shelley Kerman - 26 days ago

Dear Sandra, I was so sad to hear of you dad's passing. He had become a member of the family, joining in to celebrate Jewish Holidays at my parents home over these past many years. When I think back, I have known him since we were little at hebrew school at Temple. He always had a sparkle in his eye and was so present when engaged in conversation. These are hard times and I wish we could gather to celebrate him apporpriately, I will light a candle for him today. So very sorry for this loss. Shelley Kerman

Merv Kerman - 26 days ago

Dear Anita and Sandra. I want to convey my deepest sympathies to you and your families on the passing of your dear Father. I will miss his personal friendship and so many other qualities he brought to our work together at Temple. We enjoyed years of working on various projects where he showed tireless energy and great devotion to the work. He was a unique man that I am honored to have called a friend. May his memory be a blessing. Fondly, Merv and Mimi Kerman

Steven Cummings - 26 days ago

I am so sorry to learn of Herman’s passing. He was a remarkable gentleman. To talk with him and hear his history was an incredible experience. He was truly a unique person.

Annie Armstrong - 26 days ago

So sorry to hear of Hermann’s passing He was one of a kind.

Stephen Schneider - 26 days ago

My heartfelt condolences to all of the Gruenwald family. When I think of Hermann my thoughts go to his generosity, devotion and leadership to our Temple. I will fondly remember him as a pillar in our community. May your family be comforted among all who mourn.

Estelle Katz - 26 days ago

My deepest sympathies.

Glen Grossman - 26 days ago

My sincerest condolences to the Gruenwald family on the passing of Hermann. I got know him at Temple Emanuel as a fellow board member during the last 10 years. Always enjoyed talking to him about his life. He was a proud supporter of a Temple. May the family be spared further sorrow during this difficult time.

Arlene Abramovitch - 26 days ago

I have lost a neighbour and friend for over 40 years. My deepest condolences to his family.

Bryan Demchinsky - 26 days ago

Hermann lived a life in full. He wasn't just a survivor – he was a winner.

judy litvack - 26 days ago

Dear Anita and Family, Please accept my deepest sympathies on the loss of your beloved father, Judy

Eric Gralnick - 26 days ago

To Mr. Grunewald’s children, Mr. Gruenwald was a man of great intelligence equaled only by his astounding courage. Both attributes served him very well throughout his life. Please accept my condolences on his passing. Eric Gralnick

Brian MacDougall - 26 days ago

I offer my condolences to Hermann`s family. I knew Hermann from his active interest in the stock market and dealt with him for many years. I can only speak highly of him.

ART Regenstreif - 26 days ago

Dear Sandy and family, my most sincere condolences. Take comfort in knowing your dad will always be with you in your hearts and memories. Stay strong in this most difficult of times.

David Mizrahi and Barbara Morningstar - 26 days ago

Our heartfelt condolences. May you be comforted among all who mourn. We shall remember Herman for his warm and winning ways, his leadership and the interest that he showed to all in the community and his eye for detail. He was a pillar, known for his generosity of presence and support and his resourcefulness. His memory will always be a blessing.

Michael Maislin - 26 days ago

I am heartbroken to have received the news of Hermann’s passing. He was a friend, a mentor and special human being. I will miss our lunches and late night calls, his unique way of not understanding the word “no” and being able to move mountains and people to whatever his cause. To his family, the temple and his very special staff that are always there for him - I am so very sorry for your loss. There will never be another Hermann again, these men don’t exist anymore.

Trudy Pila and Eddy Goldberg - 26 days ago

Dear Anita, Meyer, and family, So sorry to hear of Herman’s passing. May all your cherished memories sustain you at this difficult time. Know that we are thinking of you at this difficult time and be spared further sorrow.

Linda and Gerry Anisman - 26 days ago

We were neighbours for many years, he was a true gentleman always pleasant and helpful.His wife was the center of his life after his business. May he Rest In Peace and his family have all the good memories. Linda and Gerry

Bernard Grant - 26 days ago

My deepest sympathies to Herman's family. A pleasure to have known a great gentleman and neighbour. Bernard Grant

Debbie and Ron Wilson - 26 days ago

Very sorry to hear of Mr Gruenwald’s passing. He was a very dear friend to my dad, Jim McNaughton, and was a kind and generous man. Our deepest condolences. Debbie and Ron

Rio Infantino - 26 days ago

Herman was a man who beat by his own drum. Never a dull moment. Always enthusiastic and vibrant. One of the smartest business men I’ve ever met. Truly a wonderful person, He will be missed. Rio Infantino

Simon Acoca - 26 days ago

Dear Gruenwald family, I'm deeply saddened by the news of Hermann's death. I remember all those memories of when we used to spend time together and only ten day ago, when he told me about his health problems, I promised him to soon come to Montreal to meet. Not only Hermann was a great person to do business with, he was also an exquisite and elegant person who's always faced life with clarity and courage: I will miss my "business professor". Words are inadequate at a time like this but, please, accept my condolences for your loss. May his soul rest in peace. Simon Acoca

Marlene & Allan Szporer - 26 days ago

Dear Family; Our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your beloved Hermann. He was so very kind, charming and witty. We had the privilege of meeting Hermann several times and always enjoyed talking with him. Wishing you all strength, courage, long life and the happiest of memories ..... Warmly, Marlene & Allan

Rhona & Lenny Samsonovitch - 26 days ago

Sandy, Anita and the Reliable “family”, A truly wonderful man is gone. What energy! what a memory! what ideas! what kindness and generosity! I learnt so much from him, and will miss him deeply. May his memory be a blessing.

Allan Wiener - 26 days ago

To the family Please accept my deepest and heartfelt condolences on Hermann’s passing. This news comes with much sadness. I knew Hermann for over 20 yers, travelled and worked with him and came to love him. He was truly a giant amongst men and he always exhibited a compassion for people, a true mensh.

Ron Vineberg - 26 days ago

Dear Gruenwald family, my very sincere condolences on your loss of a truly remarkable man. A man of great charm, Hermann was always generous in sharing his thoughts, insights and wisdom drawn from his extraordinary life experiences. He will be missed by many. Ron Vineberg

Irene and Stephen Lipper - 26 days ago

To Hermann’s Family. As a member of the hosiery fraternity, I had the opportunity to interact with Hermann and that developed into a friendship. To know him, his energy end enthusiasm, is to understand how he survived the Holocaust, described in his moving autobiography, and those skills allowed him to navigate every challenge that came his way. Hermann loved people and loved life. We extend deepest sympathies to his family at this sad time. Irene and Stephen

Simon Cohen - 26 days ago

Herman était un example d’amitié et de Persévérance amoureux de la vie Condoléances à la famille Simon Cohen

Debbie Brown and Mrs. Waller - 26 days ago

Hermann, you are and will be a man, l will miss always. RIP...

Claude Benoualid - 26 days ago

To the Family and his extended family at work, It is with sadness that i heard this news . Hermann was a strong and well focused and kind man with whom i have had some nice moments to remember at trade shows and here in Montreal. His amazing life stories will be forever with all of us im sure. Sincere Condolences!

Bruce Vineberg - 26 days ago

To Hermann’s family, my deepest sympathy on the loss of your dear father. I feel lucky for the time I got to spend with him, and talk with him. The history lessons i learned will stay with me forever. A man more focussed on his goals, i doubt i will ever meet again. Hermann, Rest In Peace. Bruce Vineberg

Tony Feist - 26 days ago

Deepest condolences.

Jeff Frank - 27 days ago

Mr. Gruenwald had the energy, passion and vision of people half his age and although he was not a young man, the news of his passing is devastating. He was always a formidable,charming and to many, invincible powerhouse with an iron clad memory, and he was always fair and purposed in his dealings. Please accept my condolences that I share with the ‘team’ at Knotwidth Textiles. BDE.