David (Alan) Schulman

Funeral Service: Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Private Graveside
Shiva: Strictly Private Shiva. Thank you for respecting the family's wishes.
Donations:
Adult Education Fund c/o Congregation Shaar Hashomayim, (514) 937-9471, or to Maison Emmanuel Foundation, Val Morin, Quebec, (819) 322-7014. 

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34 Condolences

Inge Sell - 3 days ago

It must be so very difficult for Vera to lose David. My heartfelt condolences and wishes go to you and your family.

ROBIN BEHAR - 3 days ago

Dear Vera and Family: We lost a winner. David was so special in many ways that they are countless. His obituary and the numerous testimonials from his/your friends are a true reflection of who David really was. A anecdote: Before my visit to Prague, Budapest and Vienna, I asked David for cultural advice. He prepared me so well for the trip that I had to tell our tour guide to move faster because I knew what she was going to say next. ....Thank you David for that thrill. May you rest in peace knowing that you improved the world one of us at time.

Alain Duclos - 4 days ago

A toute la famille de David Schulman, j'offre mes plus sincères condoléances. J'ai connu David au sein de la Fondation Maison Emmanuel. Un homme intègre, généreux, dévoué et respectueux. Sa contribution à la Fondation est sans contredit inestimable. Alain Duclos Fondation Maison Emmanuel

nicolas Matossian - 5 days ago

Dear Vera, Tragic turn of events, very sad for you ,family and for all of us who knew him . Dave aka Hextall had a passion for the game of hockey which was never dampened by his ability or his numerous injuries. When we started Westmount Executive Hockey in the eighties he was our goalie on what was then the MBA, one of four teams which was a mix of A and B talent. Against all odds, we won the title for the first two years and that was not because we had particularly good forwards. But Dave had the spirit He played on for more than twenty years with his inimitable net minding style that made him a legend Back around 1985, he took over and recruited me into the summer hockey league that is still going strong 40 years later, mostly because it brings together a great mix of age and talent that is bound by nothing more than the camaraderie that comes with an addictive unpretentious love of the game. And Dave was great at mixing and matching the players each week in friendly competition and always threw his best into the game. After a life threatening accident, Dave, much to his regret had to hang up his skates and passed the torch to John Dobby who has successfully perpetuated the “Dave” tradition. Passion for the game and tenacity were Dave’s greatest assets on the ice and off the ice he was a kind and generous man, and I saw that compassionate side of him as he, and you and I were on the Board of a Home for mentally and physically challenged adolescents, where I witnessed his total dedication to improving the conditions of young people facing very difficult life circumstances. He also got great enjoyment traveling with you to far corners of the world, never missing an opportunity to sample vintage wines or taste exotic foods Dave was a fighter, brought to the hospital with fractured ribs after a fall. Unfortunately, he was exposed to and contracted the CV19 virus. After more than two weeks in the ICU on a respirator, he was faring better and taken off the oxygen respirator. All our hopes were up and then death struck its final blow. In my head his whispered words to me in the dressing room after a game still echo ....”I shouldn’t have let that one in...” And I would say “ Dave no matter how good you are you can’t stop them all...let’s go have a beer” ...and then in a split second he would revert to his Manager duty and invariably say ...”Any of the regulars away next week ?”... All our lives have been touched in one way or another by Dave’s words, by his example: Dave may have lost a few games but he never lost the fight, the spirit and his love for all. Adieu David Nicolas Matossian

Rhona (Abramson) Forester - 5 days ago

Dear Buddy and Family , Seeing David’s obituary, brought back memories of our growing up in Quebec City as neighbours on Chemin Gomin. I recall, during our teenage years, taking our Yom Kippur break from synagogue at your house. Buddy, please accept my most heartfelt condolences. May fond memories of your brother comfort you during this difficult time.

Michael Grossman - 6 days ago

Dear Vera, Although not unexpected, especially after our recent conversation, it was with great sadness that I learned of David’s passing. May they memories of your wonderful 32 years together be of some comfort to you. He was your greatest fan. Michael Grossman

laura and eugene roditi - 6 days ago

Dear Vera Eugene and I were very saddened by this news. We can only remember the many good times we shared together over the last many years. Whether at the study group, the shaar or at other events. Our thoughts are with you and your family. Laura and Eugene

Israel Bonds Montreal - 6 days ago

To the family of David Schulman, On behalf of the staff and management of Israel bonds, please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of David. 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, Israel Bonds

Peter S. Marcovitz & Joyce Borenstein - 6 days ago

Dear Vera, Please accept our condolences to you, your children, and your entire family. Whether at Maison Emmanuel meetings, or at shul, or on the street, it was always a pleasure to see David. We loved hearing about your trips and we identified with you both because I too have gone with Joyce to her conferences. Take care, Joyce & Peter

Bea & Hershie Schachter - 6 days ago

Dear Vera & Family, We extend sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved David, z”l. The love and warmth you shared was easy to detect. May his memory be a blessing for all the members of his family. BDE.

Lois Lieff - 6 days ago

Dear Buddy, Deepest sympathy to you and the family on the passing of your beloved brother David. The loss of a sibling can leave a particularly painful gap, and I hope that your lifelong memories will bring you some comfort at this sad time. Snookie Lieff (Lazarovitz family)

Irving Epstein - 6 days ago

So sorry for your loss. May his memory be for a blessing.

Nancy Strohl - 6 days ago

Dear Charles, Claire, Vera and the entire family, I was deeply saddened to hear of David’s passing. Thinking of you during this extremely difficult time. Our families go back a very long time. I have very fond memories of David, his wit, character, and his stories. May your memories be a blessing. Stay strong. Nancy

K. David Brody - 6 days ago

My sincere sympathies. David was a most pleasant and highly intelligent man. He used to sit near me in shul on shabbat. I'll miss his presence. I wish you comfort and strength. David (Brody)

Sonny Mass - 6 days ago

My sincerest condolences to Buddy and the entire Shulman family. It is very unfortunate that as our Quebec City group of expatriates diminishes, it is so often only by reading obituaries like David’s that we learn of the life experiences of those we grew up with from our earliest years.

Abe Fuks - 6 days ago

Dear Vera, please accept my sincere condolences on this tragic loss of your husband David. May all the memories of your time together be a source of consolation and may you and your family be spared from further sorrows.

Howard and Sandra Sterling - 6 days ago

Dear Vera and family, We are so saddened for your loss and all you have had to endure as David valiantly struggled for so long. His determination was a testament to how much you all meant to him and hopefully his love and the wonderful memories you shared will sustain you through this difficult time of loss. Please accept our deepest condolences. Sandra and Howard

Lynda Gould - 6 days ago

Dear cera It was with great sadness that I heard of David.s death. Y condolences to you and your family Lynda Gould

Estelle and Janis Katz - 6 days ago

Dear Charles, our deepest condolences to you and your family on the loss of your brother. Estelle and Janis

Carole Prussin Blank - 6 days ago

Oh Vera and Buddy, I am so very very sorry to have just read of David's passing. Such sadness. I remember David dating back to my visit to winter carnival in Quebec City so many years ago when your mother hosted me at your home. I will always look over to his seat at the Segal Center where we have been waving to each other for many years. Please know that my heart and thoughts go out to you and family at this very sad and difficult time. Am hurting with you. Sincerely, Carole Prussin Blank

Steve Darabaner - 6 days ago

Dear Buddy and family.. My deepest condolences on the loss of your brother.. Many fond memories from Quebec City.. Stay well and stay safe..

Lillian Azoulay and Lionel Schwartz - 6 days ago

Dearest Vera, Lionel and I are so saddened to learn of the passing of your dear husband David. We will miss not seeing him at Shul. May his neshama have an Aliyah in Gan Eden. Baruch Dayan Haemet.

Rosie & Ken Crawford - 6 days ago

Our Deepest Sympathy to you John and your Family! Our prayers are with you! From Rosie & Ken ( Joanne Romanow Cousins)

Ruth and David Steinberg - 6 days ago

Dear Vera and family Words can not describe the sadness I feel for your loss of David He wad a most special beingand truly a man for all seasons Mostly his happiness with you Vera was his best part of life As a friend I shall miss him forever

Susan Levitt - 6 days ago

Dear Vera, I am so sorry to learn of the passing of your beloved husband, David. Please accept my sincerest condolences. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Susan Levitt

Bryna Gartenberg - 6 days ago

Dear Vera, Deepest sympathy on the loss of your beloved David. We have been thinking of you during this horrendous ordeal. Bryna and Norm Heimlich

Neomi kronish - 6 days ago

Mel and I were deeply saddened to hear of the passing of david. We send our condolences to Vera and her family during this trying time.

Marilyn Abramson Aaron - 6 days ago

Dear Buddy and Family, My sincere condolences on the passing of David. His touching obituary evoked many memories of growing up in Quebec City. May your cherished memories bring you solace at this difficult time and may you all be spared further sorrow.

Adriana kotler - 6 days ago

Dear Vera,Charles,Clare,and John, I was stunned by the news that David is no more. I hope and know that your beautiful memories of him will comfort you at this most difficult time. The loving words in his obituary capture his essence so well, he was a very special person to our entire family. Please accept our most sincere condolences. Adriana,Vivien,Jessie and Katie

Doreen. Assh Darabaner - 6 days ago

Dear Buddy and Family,Sincere condolences on the passing of David. When I saw this obituary many fond memories of our youth came flooding back. As a former Quebecer your Parents,David and yourself were definitely a big part of our very small Jewish community. May the support of family ,friends and your many fond memories help you during this very stressful time. Stay well and safe.

Carol Kastner Steinberg - 6 days ago

Dear. Buddy, I just read about David’s passing. I have not seen either of you since I left Quebec City. I have warm memories of you David and your parents. I am sorry for your loss. Carol Kastner Steinberg

Gerry & Joanne Romanow - 6 days ago

Dear Vera and Family, Please accept our warmest condolences, we are deeply sorry for your loss. Peace and comfort during this hard time.

Sheryl and Elliott Shuchat - 6 days ago

Dear Vera and family, We are deeply saddened to learn of David's untimely passing. Our sincere condolences to you on the loss of a most beloved and treasured husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. What a special and unique individual; caring, engaging, knowledgeable with a true zest for life! May you find comfort in all the wonderful memories you shared together. Fondly, Sheryl and Elliott

Natasha Arora - 6 days ago

Dear Vera, I am so very sorry for your tremendous loss in losing the Love of Your Life. On behalf of my family, we send you our most sincere condolences. Know that we, mum especially, are here for you. Now and always. XO