Rhoda Merle Reisler

Funeral Service: Thursday, July 16, 2020
Private Graveside
Shiva: Shiva information is not currently available.
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Jewish General Hospital Foundation, (514) 340-8251 or Project Genesis, (514) 738-2635.

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Margaret van Nooten - 8 days ago

Merle was one of the first volunteers I met as a social work intern at Project Genesis in 1996. Having joined the Individual Services staff team after my internship, I grew to know and appreciate Merle, one of our longest-standing members. Over the years, Merle was active in our committees and steadfastly devoted to fighting for the marginalized members of the community. She was closely involved in many campaigns and did not hesitate to confront decision-makers in positions of power if she felt that the rights of vulnerable people were not being acknowledged. Merle's energy and commitment to Project Genesis will be sadly missed. The volunteers, members and staff extend their deepest sympathy to Merle's family.

Alice Herscovitch - 11 days ago

Dear family members and friends of Merle, I had the pleasure of knowing Merle for many years at Project Genesis, as the former director, and at Multi Caf. Merle was a good soul. She gave of herself, had the interest of the causes she worked for at heart. She cared for others, had a sense of humour and lived her life with purpose, overcoming her very challenging lot in life as best she could. I wish her peace and offer my sincere condolences to all those who loved her. She will be remembered and missed by many. May her memory be for blessing. Alice

Ilona Goldstein - 16 days ago

Dear Pearl and family, please accept my sincere condolences on your loss. May you all be spared further sorrow. Love, Ilona

David Takiff - 17 days ago

To my dear niece Amy, husband Dave and daughter Keira. You've become the family I always needed and longed for. Our relationship is something that can never be destroyed or torn apart. Your mother was a fighter, a survivor and a giver. Your mother loved you and did the best she could with what she was dealt. Your mother went through life with one mission,.....to never give up and to fight for those less fortunate. Her struggles are finally over. Her pain has finally ended. Her suffering has now healed. Your mother was an angel, who gave tirelessly of herself, and now she's an angel forever in our hearts. No words can express my condolences. One thing is certain, you will always have a special place in my heart. We are,......forever family!

Brenda - 18 days ago

Dear Bev, I am so sorry to learn of your sister's passing. My thoughts are with you as you navigate your way through this difficult journey. With sincere condolences.

Sharron Lerner & Staci - 18 days ago

Pearl & family My sincere condolences on the loss of your sister, aunt and mother. May your family be spared any further sorrow and my thoughts are with you during this most difficult time.

Amy Reisler - 19 days ago

My condolences to family, my mother was a flamboyant outspoken woman who has done a lot for her community. I know she will be missed which gives me comfort. You were dealt a bad hand in life and it makes me wish things were different. Missing you already.

Jackie Hall - 19 days ago

It's always hard to find the appropriate words when a family member passes away .. my condolences never seems to be enough.. Merle had a wonderful daughter who has grown into a fine lady with a husband and daughter of her own.. Pearl was the sister that was there when she needed her help.. David her brother helped her out when he lived here in Montreal , now he has moved to New Brunswick and she also had her other sister Beverly.. She enjoyed all of you and she will be missed .. Time goes by and we forget to say Hello or ask how someone is and it happens so fast that we never realize what we have until it's gone.. Merle was a kind- hearted soul and I hope all who knew her will reflect on good memories to help you through this time.. Rest in Peace Merle Love Jackie xoxo

Tara - 19 days ago

Dear Amy, With deepest sympathy & condolences on the loss of your mother. Love Tara

Tara - 19 days ago

Dear Mom, My deepest sympathy & condolences on the loss of your sister Merle. I know you loved her and you tried your best to take care of her. You always gave her things. Now she is not suffering anymore. May she rest in Peace. Merle will always be remembered. May good memories help you through this tough time. Love Tara

Morris Azouz - 19 days ago

Pearl, my most heartfelt condolences on the loss of your sister and for Tara on the loss of your aunt Merle. I'm sure that she will be missed by the entire family and I feel your sadness surrounding the fact that she was alone at the end, without her family next to her. Now that her suffering is over, may she rest in peace.

Naomi Roberts - 19 days ago

My condolences to the family! You will be missed by many!

PEARL MAY - 19 days ago

Merle, your suffering is over. You did the best with what life dealt you. I am sorry I was not allowed to visit you and that you were all alone It broke my heart not to be with you when you needed us. We are all going to miss you. I love you very much, & I told you all the time. Rest in peace. Your sister Pearl