Irwin S. Brodie Q C

Funeral Service: Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Private Graveside
Shiva: Strictly Private Shiva. Thank you for respecting the family's wishes.
Donations:
"Irwin Brodie Memorial Fund" c/o the Jewish General Hospital, 
https://jghfoundation.crowdchange.co/14038/page/donate
Telephone: (514) 340-8251.

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Israel Bonds Montreal - 5 days ago

To the family of the late Irwin S. Brodie, On behalf of the staff and management of Israel bonds, please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of Irwin. 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

Anita morris - 6 days ago

Sincere condolences to the family. Remember the good times. Anita morris

Natalie Amar & Mark Lesk - 6 days ago

Dear Sharon, Mark and Family, We are so sorry for your loss, even harder during this difficult time in our world. Your dad sounds like an exceptional man, and knowing Sharon, this of course comes as no surprise. Sending you all lots of love and strength at this time. Nat & Mark

Nick - 7 days ago

Ah Irwin, a gentle, loyal, playfully mischievous, respectfully stubborn, curious, fatherly, grandfatherly, genuinely interested in you and yours, generous, twinkling-eyed, soul. Those Saturday morning coffees with such a wonderful collection of family, friends and seemingly random people coming around to greet, and sit, and converse, and gossip, with Irwin as the rooted nucleus, will always be deeply etched in both my heart and memory. And I know that the immeasurable friendships that have been made because of those mornings will continue to thrive. My deepest condolences to Esty and all the family. And yes, Irwin, my apartment is just fine, thank you;)

Jodie & Howard Melnik - 9 days ago

Dear Estie and family, Our deepest condolences to you on the loss of your dear husband father and grandfather. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Helen Segal - 9 days ago

Dear Estée Please accept my sincerest condolences to you & your family on the loss of your husband, Irwin. Although I did not know him personally, may the many condolences that give tribute to his many wonderful qualities as a husband, family man, friend & accomlished individual give you comfort in this difficult time. Helen Segal

Lew Lewis - 10 days ago

Dear Sharon and Family, My sincere and heartfelt condolences are extended to you and your family . The wonderful tributes written about your Dad are a testament to the very special man he was. Cherish and hold close to your heart all those wonderful memories.

Norma Wasserman - 11 days ago

Dear Sharon, I am sorry to hear of your father’s passing. It is so difficult to lose a parent. May your memories of the years you shared be a source of comfort and may his memory be for a blessing. Norma

Laddie Trister - 11 days ago

My dearest Esty, Howard, Sharon and Carolyn, My sincere condolences on the passing of your loving husband and father, and my oldest and dearest friend Irwin. I am so heartbroken, having known him since the age of 5. The sun comes up and I think of him; in front of my coffee cup I think of him. He was such an integral part of my life- a friend I could always count on- the brother I never had.I truly lost a part of myself with his departing. I will always remember his special way of recounting a lifetime of wonderful memories together each precious time we spoke. I cherish each and every one of the countless pleasures we shared over 85 blessed years. His spirit and wit were unparalleled. I extend my heartfelt thoughts and deepest sympathy to the entire Brodie family during this difficult time. May G-d bless you and comfort you as Irwin resides in His divine presence, entertaining the angels with countless stories. Laddie

Connie Kirsch - 11 days ago

Dear Sharon, Mark and Family, Our most sincere condolences and sympathies on the loss of your dad. May you be comforted by his memories Connie, Ian, Jill and Rachel

Vivian Myron - 11 days ago

Please accept my sincere condolences. Irwin was surrounded by an incredibly devoted and loving family. May the memories you have of him bring you peace at this most difficult time.

Ann Shirley Mass - 12 days ago

My deepest sympathy to Estelle and family at this very sad time

Monica and Joe Gauze - 12 days ago

Dear Estie and Family, Irwin was such a friendly and modest man. I well remember hours that he spent with my beloved Dad in helping him in various endeavours. My parents, and us kids, had the very highest regard and affection for both of you. May his memory be a blessing.

Freda Browns - 12 days ago

Dear Esty , I was truly saddened to hear of your Irwin's passing . May the support and virtual surrounding of your family and friends help you through this very difficult time. Fondly, Freda Browns

Cindy Heller - 12 days ago

Dear Sharon, Mark and family, I am so sorry to hear of your fathers passing. Our thoughts are with you during this most difficult time. Cindy and Mark Heller

David Bercovitch - 12 days ago

Dear Esty and family Sincere condolences on the loss of a very special human being. My youth was spent looking up to this bright, capable, athletic young man whose mother cooked roast beef for our family and whose father sang in the church choir. We were so impressed that in his first grade at Guy Drummond School he won the First Proficiency Trustees Gold Medal and continued to excel academically. His golden voice earned him a job as a radio announcer for CBC International for some 20 years and he enjoyed character roles in movies even with advancing age. His recall of events, places, and people was unrivalled and he knew the routes of the city's streetcar lines long after they ceased to exist. He played singles in his 80's with men half his age. Despite his amazing intellect there was a humble side to him and he never boasted or made people feel inferior. The fact that he was able to attract a wide variety of friends of all ages was a testimony to his humanity. He will always be a treasury of wonderful memories. Danny and Mimi Bercovitch

Lilah Rosenthal - 12 days ago

My deepest condolences to the Brodie family during this difficult time. Sending my thoughts and love.

Eleanor Mendelssohn Lenet and Jack Lenet - 12 days ago

Dear Esty and Family, There are no words to express how sadden we are for your great loss. . Cherish all the good memories of Irwin, his legacy will live on. Peace and love to all of you.

Campbell Hendery - 12 days ago

My sincere condolences on your loss. For 15 years Saturdays were Club Irwin at the Café. Anything I might say has been Said by Crystal.. Irwin was Sui genesis, one of a kind.Irwin made a difference in this world. I feel lucky to have known him. There's a void now that cannot be replaced. This world was lucky to see him born.

Shirley Meltzer - 12 days ago

Dear Esty. My sincerest sympathy to you and family on the loss of a beloved husband, father and grandfather. My thoughts are with you. Shirley

Andrea Neuhofer - 12 days ago

Dearest Esty, Sharon, Mark and family. Please accept my heartfelt condolences as you say goodbye to Irwin. It was a privilege for me to get to know him through Jf and I always enjoyed our encounters, not to mention the added bonus of getting to know all of you. He’ll definitely be missed.

Marlene Rabinovitch - 12 days ago

Dear Estie and family,I have many good memories of times spent with you ,Irwin and Jerry. There were great times on and off the golf course and just hanging out together.Irwin was a proud and loving father and a good friend for any years.

Ruth Edery - 12 days ago

Dear Sharon and family. Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of your father.

Nella and Miron - 12 days ago

Dear Sharon, Mark, Joe, Carol, and Family, We want to send you our heartfelt condolences on your loss. Sharon, although I never met your father, it is very evident that he has passed on his very wonderful attributes to you. May his memory bring you and the whole family peace, joy, and blessings. Nella and Miron (Toronto)

Sheila Witt - 12 days ago

Dear Sharon, Mark, Michael, Daniel, and Jonathan, My deepest sympathy on your loss. May your fond memories comfort you at this most difficult time.

Staviss Family - 12 days ago

Our deepest and sincerest condolences and sympathies on your loss. Harold, Aviva, Reuby and Marney

Carol lesser - 12 days ago

Dear Sharon and Mark, Sending my condolences to you and family on the loss of your father. I remember him to always be friendly and in good humor when I used to see him at the Sancutaire, a lifetime ago .... thinking of you all at this sad time.

Karen F Kolodny - 12 days ago

Dear Brodie family, I offer my condolences as do all the others who remember Irwin. I recall his dry sense of humor. I remember his interest in my law studies and his professional encouragement. To this day, when, twice a year I actually get my desk to be clean and empty, I think of Irwin with his clean desk with only one sheet of paper on it. I hope you are comforted by all being together and reminiscing about your father/husband. And may it help to know that others are thinking of you at this sad time.

Brahm and Nancy Rosen - 13 days ago

Dear Carolyn, Stephen and family, Our condolences on the loss of your father. We trust that your memories will bring you comfort during this difficult time. Nancy and Brahm

Lori Vinebaum - 13 days ago

Dear Sharon, Mark, Michael, Daniel, and Jonathan, We’re very sorry for your loss. We’re thinking of you during this sad time and sending heartfelt condolences. Lori, Avi, and Ruby

Melanie Malus Abramowitz - 13 days ago

Sharon, sending condolences to you and your family at this sad and challenging time. Regards, Melanie

Barbara Schleifer - 13 days ago

Dear Esty, Howard, Carolyn and Sharon, I'm so sorry to hear the sad news. Irwin was my oldest cousin and part of my world as long as I can remember. He always took an interest in what was going on in my life and kept me up to date with what all of you were doing. I found his observations astute, uncannily insightful and always interesting. I will miss our conversations and visits and wish we could have had more. My sincere condolences to the whole family. Warmest regards, Barbara

Glenda Caplan - 13 days ago

Dear Sharon , Mark and family. My condolences to you on your great loss. Thinking of you during this difficult time. Glenda

Sheila Rosenthal - 13 days ago

I wish to extend my deepest sympathy to the Brodie family on the loss of irwin

Sheila mendelsohn - 13 days ago

Dear .Esty and family, my heartfelt condolences on your sad loss. Stay safe.

sydney kronish - 13 days ago

Dear Esty and family please accept our sincere condolences on your loss. Elaine and Syd

Carol and Wally Shore - 13 days ago

Dear Esty and Sharon, Our heartfelt condolences to you and your family on the loss of your beloved Irwin. We remeber his unique personality and his very sharp wit. May you find comfort in the warm memories he left behind. Sincerely, Carol and Wally

Fayla Vinebaum Heitner - 13 days ago

To Sharon, Mark, & Family- These are very trying times for everyone, which makes it even harder to suffer the loss of a parent. May all your special memories help to sustain you during these difficult circumstances. Sincere condolences, Fayla & Michael Heitner

Crystal Beliveau - 13 days ago

I loved Irwin. I saw him almost every Saturday at the coffee shop for the past several years. Our friendship grew into one of the most unique relationships I've ever had. I will miss his playful jabs, his quotes from musicals and poems, his unbelievable memory, the way his smile would completely overtake him if you said something funny or true, his blunt honesty, all of it. He made me laugh all the time. Our Saturday visits were a joy for me. I would bring family members to the coffee shop to meet him when they were in town and they would then look forward to seeing him the next time they visited. He was loving, charming, impatient, exasperating, witty, kind, funny as hell and one of my all-time favourite people. He has made my experience in Montreal singular and interesting and meaningful in a way that I could never have imagined. My friendship with him was a gift. So too was getting to know his family. I was so honoured to be invited to share in his birthday celebrations last year. Thank you for that. My heart is torn in two for you all. I am deeply sorry for your loss.

Ellie Wolfond - 13 days ago

Brodie family, my condolences on the loss of your loved one during this especially hectic time. Our thoughts are with you. Much love. Ellie, Lisa, and Chad.

Eleanor and Murray Lipman - 13 days ago

Dear Esty and Family, please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of Irwin, a special guy who always had a joke to tell and a story to share. May a lifetime of wonderful memories provide some measure of comfort at this sad time.

GERRY NICHOLS - 13 days ago

Dear Esty and family Sincere condolences cherish all your wonderful memories

sheila sinclair kirstein - 13 days ago

My sincere condolences to all of Irwin's family......i remember him from camp so long ago.....he was always a fine gentleman.... Stay strong and well....Best regards...

Mona Segal ( Strasser) - 13 days ago

Sharon, so sorry to hear about your loss. May your tears of sorrow turn to warm smiles as you cherish all the wonderful memories you shared together

Rhoda Green - 13 days ago

Dear Esty,so sorry to read about the passing of Irwin.I know how difficult it is to deal with the passing of your long time companion especially during this pandemic.Please don’t hesitation to call if you need any information as I have recently been through the same loss.Know you are surrounded by a loving family.Stay strong. Rhoda Green

Ruth Eliesen - 13 days ago

Dear Family ... please accept my most sincere condolences on your huge loss. My memories of Irwin go back to 1961 when i moved here from Ottawa to be married and secured my first job as administrative assistant to Irwin and Ted Polisuk. They certainly taught me a lot about work ethic. May his memory be a blessing. Ruth (Mayberger) Eliesen

Katia and Stuart Kruger - 13 days ago

Dear Sharon, Mark and family. Our deepest condolences on your loss. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

Barbara Laurie-Rosenthal (Sacks) - 13 days ago

Dear Esty and family, my thoughts of Irwin go back to camp days...100 yrs ago...I offer my sincerest condolences to all of you....may the sad feelings of today ease....sadly, Barbara

Lynn Herzeh - 13 days ago

Dear Sharon, My warmest condolences to you and your family on the loss of your beloved father.

Bernard Arbess - 13 days ago

Dear Etsy, Susan & Mark, Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of Irwin. Although we didn’t really know him, he certainly was a very interesting & special man. Carole & Bernie Arbess.

Gloria and George Reinhart - 13 days ago

Dear Esty and Family, Please accept our heartfelt condolences on loss of your beloved Irwin . We share many beautiful memories of our long standing friendship. We hope that the passing of time will help soothe your pain. Gloria and George

Marlene Levine - 13 days ago

Dear Sharon and family. My deepest sympathy on the loss of your dad. My thoughts are with you in this difficult time of grief and sorrow.

Itsl Bernstein - 13 days ago

Dear Sharon, My deepest condolences to you and your family on the loss of your father. May you know no more sorrow. Itsl

Mark & SheilahSchleifer - 13 days ago

Dear Brodie’s, Our deepest and most sincere condolences on you loss. He was a very special person and will be sorely missed

Gordon Bernstein - 13 days ago

Dear Sharon, My heartfelt sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your father. May you know of no more sorrow. Gordon

Brenda Peters - 13 days ago

Dear Sharon: Sincere condolences to you and the entire family. from Claude, Brandon, Bianca and myself. Sending a very big virtual hug at this really difficult time. It meant so much to me to have you near when my mom passed away and I feel so awful that I can't be there for you in person. I know you will cherish all the wonderful memories of your dad and may you take comfort in knowing you did your very best for him these past months.

Carole and Eddie Burack - 13 days ago

Our deepest sympathy to all during this time of great loss. Carole and Eddie.

Nat Bernstein - 13 days ago

Dear Sharon, our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your beloved dad, to you and to your Mom, to Mark, Michael, Daniel, Jonathan, and all of your family. May you be spared further sorrow. Janice and Nat

Annie Koenig - 13 days ago

Dear Sharon , I am so very sorry for your loss and want to express my deepest condolences to you and your entire family. Annie

Berman family - 13 days ago

Dear Sharon, we are so sorry for your loss. Our heartfelt condolences go out to you, Mark, Michael, Daniel, Jonathan, your mom, and the rest of your family. Hoping to see you soon in better times. Sincerely, Michelle, Guy, Sarah & Matty Berman

Susan Polisuk - 13 days ago

Dear Esty and family, my sincere sympathies to all. So many memories! Stay healthy during these difficult times. My thoughts are with .

Hersh and Arlene - 13 days ago

Sharon and Family Sorry to hear of the loss of your father Hersh and Arlene

Fred & Jaclyn Polansky - 13 days ago

The world has lost a very special person. Personally he had a very impact on me because of his genius, his talents and his friendship. I will always thinks of him as an important influence in my life. Rest in peace, Irwin

Sharon Miller - 13 days ago

Dear Sharon and family, Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your dad. I have so many wonderful memories of the times spent in your house, he was full of great stories and jokes and always made me feel like part of the family. Sharon

Ellen Kleinman - 13 days ago

Dear Esty and family, Please accept my deep condolences at this sad and very difficult time. It was always a pleasure to meet Irwin in the elevator or the hallway of our building. His warmth and great sense of humor were always so real and greatly appreciated. Please know that I am thinking of you. Ellen Kleinman

Gordie Kugler - 13 days ago

Dear Esty and family. Anne and I extend our sincere condolences to you on Irwin’s passing. Irwin and I frequently consulted each other and discussed law cases while he was practicing and well into his retirement. He was so curious, insightful and a pleasure talk to. He will be missed by the legal and Hillsdale communities. May he RIP. Gordie and Anne Kugler.

Harriet Puritt - 13 days ago

Dear Sharon and Estelle and family My deepest and heartfelt condolences on your loss. I am so sad for you, I know how devoted you were. May all your happy and joyful memories help you navigate through this difficult time.

Sheila. Bell - 13 days ago

I am so sorry to learn of your loss my heart felt condolences to you and your family Try to keep the happy memories memories close to your heart be well Sheila

Merrianne Couture - 13 days ago

I had the awesome good fortune to meet Irwin at the cafe though my boyfriend (now husband, Paul van Galder). Irwin’s curiosity and great interest in people of all ages and professions had a profound impact. I was able to meet his family over the years and his pride and love shone through. He has a beautiful family, something we witnessed over the years. He spoke so highly of his children and grandchildren, . Irwin has also been a dear supporter of my partner and a figure in both of our lives for over 20 years. Irwin’s smart observations and sly humour had a deep effect on so many who will be remembering him now and into the future,. May Irwin’s many loving friends and family find peace in the memories and stories you have of him.

Hazel Wasserman - 13 days ago

My thoughts are with you at this very sad time

Raizel Candib - 13 days ago

Dear Sharon and family, My sincerest sympathy on the loss of your father. May you be comforted by warm memories at this difficult time. Raizel Candib

Eleanor and Harris Mitchell - 13 days ago

Dear Esty,Howard,Carolyn,Sharon,Mark and families. Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the very sad passing of Irwin. We were born five days apart ,in the same year ,in the same hospital and we had a running gag that he couldn’t sleep in the nursery because my crying kept him up all night. Esty,Eleanor and I cherish our friendship with both you that has continued for many decades,with some wonderful memories.Your support and devotion to Irwin was boundless. I will miss his intelligence,.wit and wonderful sense of humour. Our thoughts are with you during this sad and difficult time. Love,Eleanor and Mitch

Sean - 14 days ago

Since my son Miro was very, very small (and he's still small), it was a near-weekly ritual to visit Cafe Felice on Saturday mornings, where he and I would split bagels and cream cheese, sip a "baby-cino" and allongé (respectively), and, among other quotidian solaces, greet our friends. One of these was the mighty Irwin Brodie - a man whose whole silhouette seemed to quiver with decency and kindness, who expressed with every glance and touch the force of his caring and soft wit. While I appreciated his kindness about me and my work, and our regular conversations about books, I cherished even more the attention he extended to my son: the way he was teaching him what it means to be a neighbour, a fellow traveler, a certain kind of mensch. The way he observed Miro's growth and changes, from crawling to walking to running away; the way he seemed to be rooting for my "champ." With Esty across from him—and to whom I send all our love and condolences—Irwin was part of my circle and my week, my life here in this city. I am so sad to hear of this loss, and I extend my sorrow and sympathies to his family and friends. His memory is a blessing.

Betito family - 14 days ago

Nos plus sincères condoléances chers Sharon et Mark. Sommes de tout cœur avec vous dans ces moments difficiles. Mercedes, Victor et famille

Miriam B Cohen - 14 days ago

Dear Esty,Howard,Carolyn and Sharon and Families. My deepest heartfelt condolences to the entire family at this very sad time. Irwin - you are leaving a beautiful legacy - 3 respected and accomplished children and their spouses and your 7 precious grandchildren. Now may you rest in eternal peace. With much sympathy - Fondly, Miriam

Ilyssa Shamis - 14 days ago

Dear Sharon, Mrs Brodie, Carolyn, Howard and family. Our deepest condolences on the untimely passing of your beloved, Husband, Dad, father in law and grandfather. May his memory be a blessing. Hold your fondest memories closest to heart during these difficult days and may you all have no further sorrows Thinking of you all, ilyssa, Derrick, Adam and Corey Forster

E. Steinberg - 14 days ago

My sincere condolences for your loss. Irwin had a quick wit and a sense of humour to the end. He was a fortunate man to have a close and connected family- who deeply cared and cares for him. He will never be forgotten

Betty & Bill Kirman - 14 days ago

Dear Sharon, Our heartfelt condolences go out to you and Mark, Michael, Daniel and Jonathan, to your Mom, and to the rest of your family. This is such a difficult time, as we cannot express our sympathies in person. May you be surrounded spiritually with our best thoughts for you, that you should find comfort and healing amongst your family and the many fond memories of your Dad. All the best, Bill & Betty Kirman & Family 🌹

Patsy Stein and Murray Mittleman - 14 days ago

We are very sorry to hear of your loss. We were neighbours on Mountbatten Street for many years and have fond memories of that time. We are thinking of you at this difficult time and send our warmest regards and deepest sympathy.