Kappy (Marcia) Flanders

Funeral Service:
Memorial service to be announced at a later date
McGill Council on Palliative Care (Arnav Manchanda, McGill University, (514) 398-2529, email: arnav.manchanda@mcgill.ca)

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Margot Steinberg - about 22 hours ago

Dear Susie, Judith and Family, I just heard about Kappy today and I was so saddened to learn of her passing. She was such an extraordinary woman, and an incredible friend and colleage to my parents, Blema and Arnold. Without her, the Steinberg Simulation Centre would never have come to light. She was a tireless supporter of so many things that my parents advocated for. My heart goes out to you all. With deepest condolences, Margot

Israel Bonds Montreal - 4 days ago

To the family of the late Kappy Flanders, On behalf of the staff and management of Israel Bonds, please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of Kappy. 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

Donna R. & Evelyn Boyman - 4 days ago

Dear Susie & Family, We were saddened to hear of the loss of your beloved Mother. My mom Evelyn has wonderful memories of the time they spent together as tennis partners at Elmridge. I recall spending time at your home when we were in school years ago and remember an intelligent, special and classy lady. May the good memories help comfort you and your family during these difficult and challenging times and forever be a blessing. Fondly, Donna & Evelyn

Dale and Nat Boidman - 4 days ago

Please accept our deepest sympathies on your loss of Kappy. She truly was a woman of valour! BDE Dale and Nat Boidman

Harvey Tepner - 4 days ago

Susan, I was sorry to hear the news about your mother. Although I did not know her as an adult (but remember meeting her when we were all at St. George's), she was one amazing woman. I hope her memory (and the memories of your father and incredible family) serves as a foundation of comfort in this difficult period, and a continuing source of inspiration. May you and your sisters and brother continue to be comforted by your family and friends. Please accept my deepest sympathies. Harvey

Nancy and Marc Gold - 5 days ago

Please accept our deepest heartfelt condolences on the loss of your mom. May her memory be a blessing for you always. Warmly Nancy and Marc

Donald Klein - 5 days ago

Dear Susie and family, My sincere and heartfelt condolences on the loss of your wonderful mother. May your loving memories bring you comfort at this difficult time and always.

Cheryl Hirsh - 7 days ago

Dear Steven & Family, my deepest sympathies on the loss of your beloved mother. May your wonderful memories be a comfort at this terribly sad time. My thoughts & best wishes are with you. Fondly, Cheryl

Eric Aronoff - 7 days ago

Dear Susan and family; Please accept my heart felt condolences. Eric Aronoff

Sharon and Paul Levine - 7 days ago

Dear Susan and family, We were saddened to learn of the passing of your beloved mother, Kappy. She was an icon in our community, and left her mark on palliative care at McGill and in Montreal. May it be of some comfort for you to know that our thoughts are with you all at this difficult trine.

Fleming family - 8 days ago

Dear family, we go back many many years to our days on Belvedere road. Thinking of you during this time. Ellen Joy, Shari Ann and Mark.

Reva and Arie Eidelmann - 8 days ago

Dear Susan and Flanders Family, We are saddened to read about your Mother's passing. Our sincere condolences to you and the Family. May your good memories help you through this difficult time, and may you be spared further sorrow. Reva and Arie Eidelmann.

Ron and Anita Gottesman - 8 days ago

Dear Flanders family, we are so terribly saddened by the passing of Kappy. We had the amazing opportunity to be welcomed into Kappy's warm embrace, from Ron's involvement in simulation and medical education at McGill to Anita's sharing of social activism and volunteerism. Kappy was always enthralled to share her stories of the family's history including the British, Australian , Israeli and Canadian epochs. We will sorely miss Kappy's unbounded energy, her passion to help others and her deep sense of social justice. Our thoughts are with you.

jim torczyner - 8 days ago

Dear Ellen and family, I am very sorry to learn of Kappy's passing. I first met Kappy almost 25 years ago when she became a champion and supporter of The McGill Middle East Program, hosted Her Majesty Queen Noor in the program's behalf, visited our work in the region, and helped us to get to know people with influence with our shared values. Kappy's support was consistent, focused, and very clear about her likes and dislikes. She displayed enormous courage both in health and illness. I miss her already. Jim

Adèle Lacas - Orchestre symphonique de Montréal - 8 days ago

Dear Flanders Family, on behalf of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, please accept our heartfelt condolences. Mrs Flanders' love of music, always shared with friends, and her involvement in the Orchestra’s missions was an inspiration for our community. We were all impressed by her unfailing loyalty and honesty, and will miss her deeply. May you find comfort in music.

Robin Cohen - 8 days ago

Oh, Kappy will be sorely missed! I've worked with her, largely through her work on the International Congress on Palliative Care, for years. I am very sorry to learn of her death. My condolences to her family. She mentioned you often. In my experience, you were never far from her thoughts.

Carolyn & Arnold Steinman - 8 days ago

To Ellen and family, Baruch Dayan HaEmet, on behalf of my husband Arnold and myself please accept our most sincere sympathies on the loss of your beloved mother Kappy. May the many memories of the happy times will help you through this difficult time.

Helen Adam - 8 days ago

Kappy was an amazing woman. Thanks for the memories. May they sustain you throughout your lives.

Steve Venright - 8 days ago

My sympathies to Kappy's loved ones. Upon reading about her life in Elle's beautiful tribute (on Public Studio Instagram posts), I was deeply grateful for all she's done to help make the experience of being in this world, and departing it, better for the rest of us. I will explore her work with interest. Wishing solace to Kappy's family and all who are missing her at this sad time.


Dear Flanders family, We are saddened to learn of the passing of Kappy. She was such a pioneer in palliative care in Montreal. Her vision and commitment became a compassionate reality. May she find peace with beautiful music which she adored. Jewel and Paul Lowenstein

Ivan and Maureen Greenstein - 8 days ago

Dear Flanders family, we are very saddened to hear of the passing of Kappy, an inspirational leader in the community and of course a close friend of our family growing up. Our thoughts are with you at this time. Ivan & Maureen

Dana Lightstone Heffez - 8 days ago

Dear Judy and Flanders family, Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of your mother. Although I may have only met her once or twice, long ago, with you Judy, the name “Kappy “ always stuck with me as that of a strong and accomplished woman. May her memory be a blessing.

Bunny Berke & Larry Lusko - 8 days ago

Dear Flanders family, I am enormously saddened to learn of the passing of amazing Kappy. She was a powerhouse and a life force to be reckoned with. Her accomplishments were far-reaching. May all your beautiful memories comfort you at this very difficult time. Bunny Berke & Larry Lusko

Karen Etingin - 8 days ago

Dear Flanders Family - Your mother epitomized grace and elegance. I remember her from my childhood - always beautifully dressed, always with a kind word ... My deepest sympathies to all of you at this difficult time. Fondly, Karen

Reesa Barr - 8 days ago

Dear Susan and Flanders family, I met your mother when I first got involved in Federation CJA (AJCS), and to this day, whenever I hear her name mentioned, the word that comes to mind is always “dynamo“. I have the upmost respect for her and all her accomplishments. Please accept my heartfelt condolences and may you and your family be spared any further sorrow.

Sahra Merrill Kott - 8 days ago

Dear Flanders Family, Condolences, and comfort at this time. Thanks for sharing your spectacular and inspirational mother and grandmother with the health, education, and cultural community in Montreal and internationally . Our hearts are thankful to Kappy whose legacy has uplifted the entire community so very many times

Stephen Liben & Krista Lawlor - 8 days ago

Kappy was a force majeure for palliative care at McGill, in Montreal, Canada and Internationally. Dinners at her home were events filled with warmth & gracious hospitality. Personally she served as someone we each turned to in times of difficult decisions and she always met the call "could we talk?" with "sure let's meet". Irreplaceable, she will be sorely missed.

Mark Mendelson - 8 days ago

Dear Flanders Family, Kappy and I met in July 2011 when I just started as the new National CEO of Canadian Associates of Ben Gurion University, and we immediately ‘hit it off’. She was a force to be reckoned with, a mind of her own and was extremely devoted to the university and organization here in Canada, of which she and her late Eric, were founders. She still had plans and ideas and was the consummate gracious host for dinners and cocktails she hosted for us. May her memory be a blessing- Yehee zichrah baruch.

Eduardo Franco - 9 days ago

Dear Flanders Family: On behalf of the Gerald Bronfman Department of Oncology at McGill University, please accept our deepest condolences. We are all in shock with the news of her passing. Her contributions to our university will live on. Her legacy to palliative care and to oncology will endure for decades. We mourn the loss of a great champion of our community. In sympathy, Eduardo Franco, Chair

Gloria Bass - 9 days ago

Dear Flanders family, My deepest condolences to you on Kappy’s passing. I always enjoyed our conversations and email correspondence. She will be missed by many. Rest In Peace.

LEILA PAPERMAN - 9 days ago

Dear Susie and family, As you may remember your Mother and I worked together in CJA as well as the group of 35 and we had a very pleasant association.She ws a lovely woman and a force of nature. She will be missed by our entire Jewish communityfor whom she did so much. She left her family a wonderful legacy andI'm certain you will all measure up to her standards. My most sincere condolences to you all . Warmly, Leila

Elissa Ross Walfish - 9 days ago

Dear Susan,Judith and Steven , I am so sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. We go back many,many,years . I have beautiful memories , of when we all saw each other . We did have a lot of good times . I wish you all strength and courage in this most trying of times . With my love ,,Butsie

Françoise Morin-Lyons - 9 days ago

Dear Judith, Chris, Emily and I send our heartfelt condolences on hearing of your mother's death. We very much enjoyed interesting and fun conversations with her. Warm thoughts to you, Françoise Morin-Lyons

Glenna Devine - 9 days ago

My deepest sympathies to all of you. Kappy and I shared a personal and professional relationship for almost 30 years. She was a second mother ,good friend and loyal client . Her home was like my second family home . She was compassionate, generous and loyal. I will miss her deeply.

Hannah and Carl Abramovitch - 9 days ago

Dear Susan and extended family Our sincere condolences on your loss. It is never easy to lose a mother and know that your wonderful Memories will help you through this difficult time. Hannah and Carl Abramovitch

Steven and Susan Cummings - 9 days ago

We are so sorry to to learn of Kappy’s passing. My friendship goes back forty five years when she and Eric were our neighbours. Kappy was a force of nature, a fiercely passionate advocate for the vital causes she supported. She was a loyal friend and you always knew where you stood. We send our deepest sympathies. Steven and Susie Cummings