Lillian Arfin

Funeral Service: Monday, June 08, 2020
Private Graveside
Shiva: Monday, June 08, 2020 to
Sunday, June 14, 2020

Shiva Details:
Under the current circumstances, Shiva and a memorial gathering will take place virtually using the Zoom video service. For friends who want to participate, kindly send an email to and the Zoom link will be emailed to you.
West Park Healthcare Centre Foundation at (416) 786-6790.

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Lawrence Weinstock - 22 days ago

To the Arfin Family, my condolences on the loss of your Mother whom I knew as “Lil”. My Mother was part of the “Friday Nighters” Girls Group that would get together to play cards; usually Bridge; even though my mother wasn’t a card player. She loved the cameraderie and Lil was one of her closest friends. I don’t know where they met but my Dad also worked at the Harold Cummings Dealership while Carl worked there and my parents considered Lil & Carl as two of their closest friends. To me your Mum was always vibrant, full of life, caring and always smiling. May you be comforted by her blessed memory.

Larry Berbrier - 23 days ago

Sincere condolences to the family and friends. My late mom Bernice knew Lil from the Cummings Center in Montreal . We enjoyed her rehearsals especially her leading the dance numbers during choir practice. Heaven has gained another lovely performer singing along with mom. May the beautiful memories of a life well lived sustain you at this difficult time. God bless !

Rachel Hoffman - 24 days ago

I took dancing lessons together with Lillian from the Park Dance Studio when I was 10. Anne Lendman owned the studio of dance for children in the Park Ave. "Y". Miss Lendman cleverly took in children who would make the school look good and Lillian was the best tap dancer. She got her lessons free. She could dance up a storm. Later on we saw each other almost nightly as we rehearsed with the cast for various synagogue performances. She had sparkling eyes when she performed. May her soul find music in heaven to dance to. Rachel Hoffman

Micheline & Family - 27 days ago

Nos condoléances à vous tous. Désolé pour votre perte. Une perle et une grande dame. Ne pleurez pas de l’avoir perdu. Jouissez-vous de l’avoir connue. Micheline, Elliot, Kathy & Esthy.

Bluma Pasternak Litvack - 28 days ago

Dear Howard, sending my deepest condolences on the loss of your very special Mother.

Rhonda & Michael Shuter - 29 days ago

Dear Arfin Family, Sending you all deepest sympathies on the loss of your great Mom. So much history and so many heartfelt memories shared growing up together. Thinking of you all in your saddest time. Rhonda (Goldstein) & Mike Shuter

Beverlee and Scott Chamberlain - 29 days ago

To the Arfin family Your Mom has not left you...she lives in your heart. May you feel her presence each and every day. Rest in Peace to a lovely lady.

Lynn Gordon - 30 days ago

Dear Arfin family, On behalf of the Volunteer Department of the Cummings Centre, I extend our sincere sympathies. Lil was a dedicated volunteer who brought so much joy to everyone who was fortunate to see her performances! Lil always shared her beautiful smile and talent with grace. May you be comforted by your special memories.

Shirley Farber - 30 days ago

To the Arfin Family, Lil spent a full and busy life and she was so proud of her whole family. We had great times together performing in shows and choir, and we always had such a good laugh before that Russian dance. May the family draw comfort from these good memories at this very difficult time.

Bella Green - about 1 month ago

To the Arfin family: the world has lost an exuberant lady. My late husband, Irving, and I spent many enjoyable times with Lil practicing for performances at both Cummings and Beth El May she now Rest In Peace. Bella Green.

Gail Goodman - about 1 month ago

Dear Arfin family So sorry for your loss of a beautiful and loving soul, I will remember her singing always to Jamie and Jared at their wedding and engagement parties. May her memory be a blessing.

Jenny Keses - about 1 month ago

To Howard, Richard, Dean & Families. So sorry to hear of the passing of Auntie Tootsie. May the wonderful memories you have of your special mom comfort you at this sad time.

Robert Roll - about 1 month ago

Howard, please accept my condolences. Memories will keep her spirit alive.

Debbie Segal(Smiley) - about 1 month ago

My heartfelt condolences to you on the loss of your mother. I have such fond memories of her warm, kind and gentle nature and her lovely smile. My thoughts are with you at this most difficult time.

Patricia Goldstein - about 1 month ago

Dear Arfin family I’m so very sorry to hear about the loss of your beautiful Lill. Having lived across the street from you all I can honestly say I don’t remember a kinder sweeter soul. She always had a smile on her face and a kind word. Pls accept my deepest sympathies. Patricia Goldstein

Beverley Silverman - about 1 month ago

So sorry to hear of Lil's passing. Remembering many years of performing So sorry to hear of Lil's passing. Remembering many wonderful of performing with her. My condolences to Katie and all her family. Beverley

Gloria Fenster - about 1 month ago

Dear Family of Lillian Arfin, Lil was a close friend of my mother, Helen Rosenzweig. I remember her as always smiling and very exuberant. She was a guest at my parents' 50th Anniversary party at Le Biftec and started a line dance with several other ladies. I believe she was in the same choral group from B'nai B'rith as my mom and I remember her singing. She had a great voice. Goodbye to a beautiful lady. My condolences to you all.

Eric Steinberg - about 1 month ago

I was very sorry to hear about Lillian's passing. We got to know her over the last few years and she and my mother Goldie were buddies from the old country, Montreal. Our condolences, Eric, Melanie, Goldie, Oreo.

Barry Greenberg - about 1 month ago

Howard and family, I only have to think back to Friday night canasta games with our mothers' group to know what a loss this is for you. I will always remember her enthusiasm and spirit. I hope your grief passes quickly but that the memories stay forever

Karen Karpman - about 1 month ago

Dear Richard & Barbara, I was saddened to read of the passing of your Mother and Mother-in-Law and send my deepest sympathies to you and to your family. May her memory sustain you during this difficult time. Warmly, Karen

Alan Rimer - about 1 month ago

Dear Arfin family on behalf of my mom Ethel Rimer and myself please accept our sincere condolences on Lil’s passing

Howard Liebman - about 1 month ago

Dear Arfin Family; Dear Howard, Heartfelt condolences on your loss; Lil, together with Carl, were a dynamic duo to be reckoned with and whose steadfast loyalty and commitment to others, to community, was remarkable. I was honoured to know them and work with them for many years and will miss them greatly. May their memories be for a blessing.

Pete Broder - about 1 month ago

Dear Dean; I am sorry for you loss. My deepest condolences....anything I can do,

Steve and Sheryl Besner - about 1 month ago

Dear Arfin Family, I have great memories of "Allan's Mom". Always ultra friendly with her great smile and hospitable nature. Our deepest condolences to the family.

Robin May - about 1 month ago

Sincere condolences to the Arfin family. Tootsie was a genuine "spark". May the memories of her love and generosity of spirit bring you much comfort during this sad time. Robin May

Sheila and Herb Greenwald - about 1 month ago

Dear Lorna and Singer Family Deepest sympathies at this difficult time We know it’s been a long hard road for you all Remember the good times Sheila and Herb