Leyla Di Cori

Funeral Service: Tuesday, February 09, 2021
Private Graveside
Shiva: Strictly Private Shiva. Thank you for respecting the family's wishes.

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Rob - 1 day ago

My sincere and deepest condolences to the family and friends Rest in peace Leyla

Pauline Aunger - 13 days ago

Leyla was at CREA and was my wingman when I attended many functions on parliament Hill - She was always full of energy and may the wonderful memories you have of her sustain you in the days ahead.

Myriam Muyal Hassan - 23 days ago

Suis choquée et anéantie par le départ prématurée d'une adorable collègue au consulat général d'Israël et dont je garde un excellent souvenir. Baruch Dayan Haemet. Que son âme repose en paix et que D. vous donne la force de traverser cette terrible épreuve,. Je suis de tout coeur avec vous.

Lauren - 26 days ago

My sincere condolences to Leyla's family. I will always remember and cherish Leyla's warmth, generosity, and beautiful spirit. Leyla accomplished so many incredible things and touched so many lives. Sending love.

JEFF WINTERSTEIN - 26 days ago

Gutted. My deepest and heart felt condolences to Johanne and Sandro. She will be missed.

MARC EZERZER - 27 days ago

My sincere condolences to the family and friends!

Elie Benchetrit - 27 days ago

Je suis ébranlé par le départ prématuré de Leyla Esther. J'ai eu le privilège et le bonheur de l'avoir connue lorsqu'elle travaillait au Congrès Juif. Son merveilleux sourire et sa joie de vivre collaient à sa personnalité. Elle symbolisait à la fois la force de caractère et la douceur. Malgré la terrible maladie qui la rongeait, elle a eu le courage de se battre et de nous envoyer sur F,B ses états d'âme, Elle a cru jusqu'à la fin en sa victoire malgré la douleur et elle nous donnait depuis son lit d'hôpital une belle leçon de courage et d'humanité. Belle comme un ange elle a rejoint les anges et je suis sûr que de la Haut elle nous sourit maintenant qu'elle est libérée de son mal. Elle restera toujours dans nos mémoires et dans nos cœurs. Repose en paix ma chère Leyla, nous ne t'oublierons jamais.

Corinne Asseraf - 27 days ago

My sincere condolences to the whole entire family and friends! Rest In Peace Layla!

Lisa Blobstein - 27 days ago

I worked with Leyla with the Comms team for our CIUSSS. She was sassy and smart- would not stop until she got the job done. She also had great style!!! I hoped that the Wonder Woman strength she brought to everything she did would allow her to beat this cancer. But it was not to be. Rest in peace Leyla. You will be missed.

Sophie - 27 days ago

I had the privilege to have worked with Leyla at the JGH and my first impression, she was bigger than life. She had the courage to beat all the obstacles in her way. She was a bright light and she will forever be missed. Rest in peace Leyla, may you be a guiding light to your family during their sorrow. My condolences to the whole family and collogues.

Alan Iny - 28 days ago

I had the privilege to meet this lovely , vivacious, beautiful and smart woman many years ago in my office in Ottawa. She had such a wonderful zest for life. She was always full of energy and was passionate about every race she participated in and every meal she prepared. She touched my soul with her genuine kindness and imposerez me with all her achievements. She will be sadly missed by all who were fortunate enough to get to know her. My sincere condolences to the Di Cori family. Rest In Peace Leyla.

Patrick Charron - 28 days ago

I met Leyla through volleyball. Her outgoing personality, confidence and zest for life were immediately apparent, and infectious. Whether it be at a gym, the beach or even Spartan races, Leyla was always living each moment to the fullest. Her drive in all of her activities was remarkable and inspiring. While I never met any of her family, it was obvious in how she spoke of them how much she loved them. My deepest condolences to all of you. May she rest in peace.

Julie Liebman - 28 days ago

I met Leyla a few years ago while working at the Jewish General Hospital. She was one of the first employees to welcome me on board. With her trademark style and smile, she always offered to help with new projects. She was brilliant, warm, vivacious, and strong. It was an absolute pleasure working with her. My sincere condolences to the Di Cori family.

Denise et Jacques Sabbag - 28 days ago

Terriblement choqués par l'annonce du décès de Leyla. Bien que nous l'ayons perdue de vue depuis quelques temps, nos souvenirs nous ramènent à de joyeuses fêtes de Pessah et de Rosh Hashanah passées ensemble. Avec toute sa vivacité, son énergie et sa connaissance de l'hébreu, elle gudait la prière; c'était une meneuse! Son départ nous plonge dans une grande tristesse, et c'est avec beaucoup d'émotion que nous présentons à sa mère, son frère et à toute la famille élargie nos plus sincères condoléances.

Ellen Moss & Steve Merovitz - 28 days ago

Dear Patrizia, We are so sad to learn of the loss of your beloved cousin, May Leyla’s memory be a source of blessings for you and your family and all her loved ones. Love and hugs, Ellen and Steve ❤️❤️

Bueller (gklump) - 28 days ago

She was an absolute force of nature. An indomitable and passionate spirit. A fashion sense exceeded only by her sense of humour and culinary savoir faire. Her passing leaves a void in all of those whose orbit she intersected. She will be forever missed. Our deepest of heartfelt condolences.

Henry Mietkiewicz - 28 days ago

It was my privilege to have worked with Leyla at the Jewish General Hospital and I was touched by the genuine affection and generosity of spirit that she displayed toward each of us. We loved her exuberance and vivacity all the more, because these qualities were paired with a quiet, insightful understanding of those around her. It was this mix of characteristics that made Leyla so unique. On one hand, she had the astonishing power and athleticism to compete in grueling cross-country races; on the other, she had the delicacy and deftness that enabled her to become a master chef. Above all, she was a fighter who never backed down, even against seemingly insurmountable odds. She will be in our memories always.

stanley plant - 28 days ago

do not know leyla di cori but i was touched by her notice and to lose her life at such a young age. It is very sad, May the family be spared further sorrow.

Stephen Rosen - 28 days ago

My Sincere Condolences............

Harold Green and Staff - 28 days ago

We were deeply saddened to learn of Debra's passing. It was always our pleasure to welcome her in our clinic and accompany her on a part of her life's journey. Our deepest sympathies to the family and her friends.

Tod Hoffman - 28 days ago

I had the privilege of working with Leyla at the Jewish General Hospital. She was always a great source of light and inspiration. Her untimely passing is impossible to comprehend and difficult to accept. I hope her family can take some consolation in the memories she leaves in her wake and the lives that she touched in the course of her journey.

Linda Kristal - 28 days ago

I am so sad to hear about Leyla's passing. Having worked with Leyla for several years, it's hard to imagine that a force as strong and vital as hers has left this earth. No doubt her energy will live on in those who she loved with such loyalty. May her memory be a blessing.

Mike Cherun - 28 days ago

I worked with Leyla at CREA in Ottawa. Leyla was so full of life, I have memories of running into her at Barrymores dance club on 80s night, and hearing her voice when she worked across the room (not the quietest but full of personality and energy). She was always a strong fighter (she loved doing crazy marathon runs through mud etc.) and I was both saddened and heartened while I watched her fight through this diagnosis and ordeal through Facebook posts and videos. Leyla will be missed.

Sidney Benudiz - 28 days ago

C'est avec une profonde tristesse que j'ai appris la disparition trop soudaine de Leyla suite à son combat courageux contre la maladie qui l'a emportée. Cette nouvelle est d'autant plus douloureuse car j'étais le directeur de Leyla pendant ses années passées au secondaire de l'école Maimonide. Leyla était une étudiante sérieuse faisant preuve d'une grande maturité et douée d'une très belle personnalité qui la distinguait.Je me souviens qu'elle participait à des compétitions d'escrime ce qui la démarquait par rapport aux autres sportifs de l'école et dont nous étions fiers.J'ai eu le plaisir de la revoir à l'occasion des retrouvailles de sa promotion il y a 3 ans et je n'aurais jamais pu imaginer que la maladie nous l'enlèverait ainsi. Sa disparition tellement prématurée est bouleversante et trop difficile à accepter en tant que son ancien directeur et pour tous ses amis. J'aimerais ici présenter mes condoléances les plus émues à sa maman et à son frère en ce moment tellement difficile. Je partage en ce moment la douleur qu'ils ressentent et que ressentent tous ses camarades de classe et tous ceux qui l'ont connue.Nous conserverons dans nos mémoires le souvenir béni de Leyla et de l'impact de sa présence parmi nous tous.

Dorothy Salomon - 28 days ago

I am sorry I spelled her name wrong. I see now it is Leyla and not Leila. Please excuse me.

Dorothy Salomon - 28 days ago

I did not know Leila but just reading her obit I am very sad. She died at such a young age. No parent should ever go through this. BDH

Donna Kuzmarov - 28 days ago

Dear Patrizia, To you and the whole family, our heartfelt sympathies on the loss of Layla, taken much too soon. She sounds wonderful, a life well lived. We hope you will keep your memories close to your hearts. With love, Donna and Irwin Kuzmarov❤️❤️

MURRAY GENIS - 28 days ago

It is with extreme shock and sadness that I extend my deep condolences to Leyla's family, friends, and all who knew her. I was fortunate to have met and worked with her as a client at the JGH communications department. Always smiling and in a positive happy mood. We have lost an amazing person, and I will miss her when Covid is over and not being able to see her again. RIP Leyla!

Glenn J Nashen - 28 days ago

Leyla brought enthusiasm, life and spirit to our office, our team and to the world. She dreamed big. Her effusive, spirited presence was felt by those around her. She will be missed and she will be remembered.

Joanne - 28 days ago

To the family of Leyla, my deepest, deepest sympathies on your tremendous loss. I worked with Leyla on many projects at the JGH. Leyla was such a pleasure to work with, always upbeat with a great flair for fashion and humanity for her stories. May you find comfort in your wonderful memories.

Gina Cosentino - 29 days ago

I’m heartbroken to have learned this news. She was a bigger than life and will always remain so in our hearts. My heartfelt sympathies to her family and her dear boyfriend. May her memory envelope you all in warmth and love always.

Lynn Lena - 29 days ago

Leyla meant so much to so many people. I was fortunate to have met Leyla in 2011.... we were just two women who traveled to Staten Island New York to race and that was the start of a wonderful friendship. We bonded pretty quickly over a shared BIG love of cats, Motley Crue, wine, and racing.... not necessarily in that order. I loved her enthusiasm for life, her talent for making everything good or bad more enjoyable, and her incredible effortless style. Whether she was in a pair of Louboutin’s or covered in mud she was always beautifully timeless. To say she will be missed fails to express what has been lost.. I will celebrate her, and live bigger and brighter because of her. Thank you to her parents who she loved so much for raising such a wonderful person and friend. Not only were you proud of her... she was infinitely proud of her parents. Lastly I apologize if this seems all over the place it’s incredibly hard to capture so many feelings in a tiny rectangle of a life that was so large.

Carly Grossman - 29 days ago

Sending my sincere condolences to the family and friends of Leyla. I worked with her at the Israeli Consulate and I know she will be missed by all those who knew her. Rest In Peace, dear Wonder Woman.

Italo Camerino - 29 days ago

Leyla, We just can’t believe you’re no longer here. We’ll miss those athletic contest adventures you shared with everyone on-line. You certainly played hard and taught all of us not to give up. Unembarrassed, you shared your illness’s ups and downs for all of us to see on Facebook. We were all rooting for you and prayed that you would defeat this demon. Although we rarely met, the times we did, you left a positive impression. You will be sincerely missed and by the many people and even the pets who met you. Our deepest condolences to Johannes, Sandro, Edward and all her family friends. Italo and Orna Camerino

Marie-Josée Lavoie - 29 days ago

Leyla... Wonder Woman, ma collègue, mon amie, ma soeur dans ce club détesté du cancer, la vie ne sera pas la même sans ton sourire, ta générosité... ta présence. Tu as touché tellement de personnes. Ta vie a été riche, et la mienne est enrichie parce que je t'ai connue. Je ne t'oublierai jamais. À Madame Di Cori, Sandro, Jasmine et Edward et l'ensemble de la famille, mes plus sincères condoléances.

Sylvia&Sam Chadnick - 29 days ago

Dear Johanne & family, We are shocked & saddened to read this terrible news. We wish you much strength & courage. Remember the good times. She will be in good hands with her father. With all our sympathy, Sylvia & Sam Chadnick

Clara et Laurence les mamans de Clélia - 29 days ago

Madame Johanne Di Cori, nous avons eu l'occasion de parler à votre fille il y a quelques mois. Moi, Clara elle m'a fait pleurer. Quelle force, quelle résilience, quelle sagesse! Moi, Laurence, elle m'a donné la force de continuer à me battre contre la maladie. Votre fille n'est plus mais sachez qu'elle savait insuffler courage, espoir et force à ceux et celles qui croisaient son chemin. Le décès de Leyla est contraire à l'ordre naturel des choses. Une maman n'est pas supposée dire aurevoir à son enfant et pourtant...Seule consolation est l'arrêt de ses souffrances et ses retrouvailles avec son père. Que l'amour de votre famille puisse vous apporter à vous, votre fils, votre petite-fille et votre beau-fils réconfort durant ces moments difficiles. Recevez nos plus sincères condoléances.

Franck-Olivier - Clélia's brother - 29 days ago

Je ne connaissais Leyla que par nos échanges sur les réseaux sociaux et ses aventures avec ma soeur Clélia. Toutefois, l'annonce de son départ m'attriste énormément. De ce que j'ai pu voir à travers les photos et les vidéos, c'était vraiment une personne extraordinaire. Mes plus sincères condoléances à la famille Di Cori. Repose en paix auprès del tuo babbo Wonder Woman.

Clélia Dangué - 29 days ago

Bella Leyla, Je ferme les yeux et je me souviens... Tout a commencé par ce fameux : «J'adore tes chaussures. I am Leyla by the way». C'était en 2001 à l'UdeM, notre amitié naissait. Dès lors, nous avons partagé nos rires, nos pleurs, nos rêves, nos querelles, nos succès et nos tourments. Les jeans Miss Sixty, nos sorties endiablées, les soirées DVD, les gâteaux de la pâtisserie De Gascogne ou encore plus récemment nos conversations profondes sur l'essence de la vie, j'ai tellement de souvenirs. Intelligente, drôle, déterminée, combative, élégante, dévouée, tu étais tout cela et bien plus encore. Aussi court fut il, ton passage sur cette terre aura marqué des milliers de personnes. Seule cette pensée arrive à me consoler. Johanne, les mots ne peuvent exprimer la douleur ressentie par la perte d'un enfant. Ces derniers sont de bien tristes ambassadeurs pour vous dire, à vous, Sandro, Jasmine et Edward combien nous sommes tous et toutes affligés par le départ de Leyla. Je ne peux qu'espérer que cette déferlante vague de messages des derniers jours, vous apporte un certain apaisement et un peu de confort durant cette pénible épreuve. Toutes mes condoléances à vous quatre et à votre famille élargie.

Randy Renaud - 29 days ago

I first met Leyla almost 30 years ago, when she was just a young girl, fencing at l'Université de Mtl with her brother, and with her loving father watching from the sidelines. Even though she was much smaller than me (and thus a shorter reach), she refused to use that as an excuse if she lost a point. It was then that I recognized her fierce will and courage in the face of challenges. That fighting spirit fuelled her as she excelled in endurance events that most people would not even attempt. And all the while, she strove to learn the culinary arts, and worked in a field that allowed her to care for others. So, even though she emphasized how serious this illness was, I was certain that her indomitable spirit would once again pull her through. It was not to be. But, my-oh-my, what a shining legacy of achievement and adventure she leaves behind. I will forever count myself blessed for having known her.

Keith Martin - 29 days ago

We are heartbroken to hear of the passing of Leyla. Her beautiful and effervescent spirit, and her kind and generous heart will remain with all of us who were fortunate to have known her. Johanne, Sandro, Jasmine and Edward, no words can assuage the grief you are feeling but I hope you will take some solace in knowing how many people's lives she touched. She will forever be a much beloved Wonder Woman.

sandra winston - 29 days ago

I worked with Leyla at the Consulate of Israel and am so very sad to learn the shocking news. I send my condolences to her mother and brother. Leyla was a wonderful person; may she rest in peace.

Eva Masliah - 29 days ago

To Leyla’s mother I had the privilege even in a short term to meet Leyla at the Jewish Hospital just a few weeks ago , we were in the same room, she gave me her strength when I was myself down , I even met her mother , I’m sooo sad she lost her battle, I would like to give her mother my sincere condolences for her loss , I will definitely keep a beautiful souvenir from my friend and hope she’s in a better world and not suffering anymore, have a good trip my dear friend, I will miss u 😢💔😢💔😢💔

Jason Caron & Judy Kremer - 29 days ago

We’re heartbroken to hear the sad news. Leyla had contagious energy, strong values and zest for life. Wishing our condolences to her family and other friends. May our good memories of Leyla bring everyone much comfort during these difficult times.