Susan Jakab

Funeral Service: Sunday, March 21, 2021
Private Graveside
Shiva: Strictly Private Shiva. Thank you for respecting the family's wishes.
Donations:
Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors, (514) 734-1825
Notes:
Topic: Susan Jakab - Funeral on Sunday March 21 at 12:00 pm

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Lori Lerner - 20 days ago

Dear Rob, Our deepest condolences on your loss, so very sorry to hear of your mother's passing. We are thinking of you and sending love and strength through this tragic time. Love Lori, Michael, Dylan, Maya & Al

Terry & Lorne Lipkus - 21 days ago

Rob , Please accept our deepest sympathies on the recent passing of your beloved Mom. We know that the deep love, respect and joy that you displayed whenever you spoke of her will bring smiles when you think of her. May you be comforted by your lifetime of loving and special memories.

Andree and George Acel - 22 days ago

Dear Robbie: We were very sorry to hear about Susan passing. She was a great friend and for our children she was Dudi (name given by your father). We let them know and they are very sad and please accept their most sincere sympathy. She will be always in our hearts.

Collin - 22 days ago

Dear Uncle Bobby, I'm so sorry to hear about Mrs. Jakab - I want to offer you my deepest condolences. When I look back on all the times we've interacted with her, whether it be Christmas holidays, family gatherings or simply passing by her door on the street, we were always greeted with the warmest, most sincere showing of happiness. That was contagious. When I think about my grandma Rose, and her now late best friend Susan, it's hard to imagine there was ever that much goodness in one room at the same time. I also believe that the person you are is directly a testament to her as well; your familiar friendliness and unfailing sense of humour make people smile and laugh. Maybe it’s hereditary. Nonetheless, we’re forever grateful to have had her, and to have you in our lives as well. We’ll truly miss waving at her when we pass by her house. We want to once again offer our most sincere condolences, and to remind you that our family is always here for you. Love, Collin and Greg

Leslie Newman - 23 days ago

Dear Rob. Please accept my sincerest condolences on the passing of your mother. She was a lovely lady.

Linda,Peter Elek & Family - 23 days ago

Dear Robert, We are deeply saddened with the passing of your mother. We hold and cherish the wonderful memories of special times spent together close to our hearts. She was a wonderful woman who will be greatly missed by all the lives she touched. We are thinking of you during this very difficult time.

Amy Krawczyk and Darren Lisak - 23 days ago

Your mother was an exceptional woman. She always welcomed us with a warm smile and open arms. She touched many of us while at Souvenir, and her legacy will live in our hearts forever.

Marvin Helfenbaum - 23 days ago

Dear Rob I was very saddened to hear of your mother's passing. Susan was a very special lady who brought love and dedication to her state of the art library. Your mother represented a first class person who gave of herself every day. Her smile and warm sense of optimism greeted the children and staff every visit. Her loyalty and sense of duty will always be remembered. Truly one in a million. I hope these words help at this difficult time. Marvin Helfenbaum

Marion Shuster - 23 days ago

Dear Rob, I was sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I met Susan when we were both working at Irving Bergman Memorial School, and had other opportunities to spend time with here The children loved story time in the library with Mrs. Jakob, and she instilled a love of reading in so many of them. Her lovely smile and positive attitude were endearing. Susan was a special lady. I offer you my sincere condolences on your loss. May your fond memories bring you comfort during this sad and difficult time.

Sonia & Alan Kenley - 23 days ago

Dear Rob we were so saddened to hear of your Mothers passing we Extend our deepest sympathies to you and your family may her memory be a blessing Sonia &Alan Kenley

Vanessa Cohen - 23 days ago

Dear Robert, It is with tremendous sadness that I learned of the passing of your amazing mother. My life is filled with wonderful memories of her, and your father. I always think of one conversation in particular I had with your mother. I was 15 and complaining to her that we had to read a certain number of books over the summer and I didn't want to work over my school break. She said to me, smiling, softly, and with kindness, as she always spoke to me, that she does not support my point of view, because she is a librarian and loves books. She said to me that reading is not work, it's joy. And that has always stayed with me. I often think about that conversation, I remember it and her face so clearly in my mind. It stands out to me because it epitomizes who she was - a teacher, passionate about reading, especially kids reading, and loved to learn about others. As I think back to all the many happy conversations and times spent with both your parents, I feel truly blessed to have had them in my life growing up. My deepest and most heartfelt condolences to you on your loss. May your mother's memory be a blessing.

Shaia Leibinger - 23 days ago

Dear Rob. I'm deeply saddened by your Mother's passing even thou I never met your Mom I heard many good things and That she was a Great Lady. May her memory last forever in the gates of Yerushalayim and Zion

Mark Fishman - 23 days ago

 Dear Rob, my deepest sympathies on the loss of your wonderful mother. I remember your mother from Souvenir school library. She will be missed. May she rest in peace.

Bunny Gaon Klemensberg - 23 days ago

Dear Robert, please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of your wonderful mother. I met Susan when I was teaching in Chomedey. She was the most kind and warm lady. May you be comforted at this difficult time by your good memories of her.

Zakia and Layal - 23 days ago

Dear Rob, our love goes out to you at this time. Layal is sorry she never got to meet your mom but I told her she lives within you. You are family so your mom was family too. We are very sad at your loss but comforted by all the words and actions of support and love that you and your mom received during her last months. May she rest in peace.

Scott Kadonoff - 24 days ago

I was sorry to hear of Susan's passing. It was a pleasure knowing her through the years. Warm wishes to you Rob.

Shari Rubin - 24 days ago

Dear Rob, My deepest sympathies on the loss of your dear mother. She was a very memorable part of our childhood. Thinking about you at this very difficult time.

Pauline Browman - 24 days ago

Dear Rob My mom asked me to write this on her behalf. These are her words: Rob I was so sad to hear of the passing of your dear mom. She was a very kind woman with the most positive attitude about life. Both your mom & dad spent many Jewish holidays together with my family & we always enjoyed our times together. Cherish all your wonderful memories & know that your mom was extremely proud of you. My heartfelt condolences to you.

Mona Aaron - 24 days ago

Dear Rob and Susan's family, Sincere condolences on the loss of Susan, but remembered lovingly by so many people; young and older. I first met Susan at Irving Bregman Memorial School quite a while ago and always remembered her smile and pleasant manner. Keep well.

Leona Sternfeld - 24 days ago

Dear Rob, It is with great sadness that I send you our deepest condolences on the passing of Susan. She was a very special lady. So many of the Souvenir students have learned to appreciate books because of her. Susan also offered special courses in calligraphy to the kids, and passed her gift onto them. They loved it. She not only cared about the kids but also about the staff. Needless to say, she loved you so much. She never complained about anything, she always had a smile on her face. So sorry she left this place, but I’m sure she’s composing many calligraphy card, and she’s sharing so many reading stories.. RIP dear Susan, we shall all miss you. Fondly, Leona and Hy

Adelina Tapado & Family - 24 days ago

Dear Rob: My family and I would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to you and your family. When I was given the opportunity to spend time with Susan as her caregiver I didn't realize the wonderful experience I would have. Susan treated me like I was a part of her family and always appreciated all that I did for her no matter how small. She was strong, resilient and beautiful inside and out. A lovely, gracious woman with a genuine heart. She was thoughtful, kind, caring and considerate. She shared many stories with me about her life experiences and fond memories of her family and friends that she cherished so dearly. I will always remember her gentle demeanor, positive attitude, sense of humor and creative mind. I am honored to have been a small part of her life. Susan will be dearly missed and hold a special place in our hearts.

Alice Sroka Fillion - 24 days ago

Dear Rob: My sincere condolences on the loss of your dear mother. I had the opportunity to get to know Susan through "The Learning Exchange" and storytelling to children at many elementary schools. On many occasions a few of us met for birthday luncheons, where we had lively discussions on how we would change the world, vowing to continue our talks on the subject at our next luncheon. I shall forever treasure those fun times, Susan’s infectious smile, her optimism, and her ability to make us all laugh. Rest In Peace, my dear Susan. Love Alice

Liza Rosales - 24 days ago

May you find comfort in knowing you are not alone , you are surrounded by those who love and care for you. My deepest sympathy and prayers to you my brother .May she rest in peace and she will be missed with her good memories.

Lori and Ken - 24 days ago

Dear Rob, Lori and I want to express our deepest sympathies on the passing of your Mom. We all know what a special lady she was and of course the impact she had on so many of us while growing up and into adulthood. You dropped everything to focus on her care these last few months, a testament to what she meant to you and a beautiful confirmation that we really do reap what we sow. May the memory of your beautiful Mother bring you peace during this difficult time and provide comfort in the days ahead.

Roz Agulnik - 24 days ago

My deepest condolences to Susan's family. I thought this was the right lady but waited until someone would mention the magic word so I would know. Calligraphy. I was in the group with her and we clicked. She was such a sweet lady and her calligraphy was beautiful. May all your wonderful memories help you all at this most difficult time. Try to be strong, and above all, stay safe.

Corrie Sirota - 24 days ago

Dear Rob, Sending you heartfelt condolences on the recent loss of your mom. People may leave our lives, but their memories live in our hearts forever. Warmly, Corrie

Marla and Zvi - 24 days ago

Dear Rob, Sending our deepest condolences on the loss of your mother. May her memory always bring you lots of joy, Marla and Zvi

Polly Varadi - 25 days ago

Dear Rob, My sincere condolences on the loss of your mother. Know that your mom was loved and respected by all who knew her. I worked with Susan at Souvenir since the early '80s. She always showed strength and positive energy, making one feel special. She shared openly her love of people and books, her time and skills (she taught me calligraphy along with a class of eager students). I will miss my mahjongg-playing, Scrabble-loving, puzzle-solving, story-telling friend, and remember her with love.

David Leibinger - 25 days ago

Dear Rob, On behalf of Myself, Andrea, Shannon and Evan we wanted to extend our deepest sympathies on the passing of your mother. She was a wonderful lady who despite her height stood 10 feet tall. I will always remember and cherish the wonderful times spent at your home since our high school days. Your Mom was always warm, welcoming & hospitable to all your friends but more importantly made the best Lemon Meringue pie on this side of the Atlantic. I can't begin to tell you how saddened we are that she has passed but I can tell you that she has left a lasting impression on all those who crossed her path. Her smile and laughter will remain in our hearts forever. She was a fighter to the end will always be remembered.............Dave, Andrea, Shannon & Evan.

Thelma Smith - 25 days ago

Dear Robert and Family Sincere condolences on the sad loss of your beloved Susan. I first met Susan at Souvenir school. Always a pleasure and delight to spend time with someone so special. She was a wonderful librarian. So warm and kind. The children loved her and her amazing story telling skills. Always enjoyed the Souvenir staff get togethers that Susan arranged. May her memory serve as a blessing and bring you comfort in the days ahead. With heartfelt sympathy Thelma Smith

Sharron Lerner - 25 days ago

Dear Rob: My deepest sympathy on the loss of your wonderful mother.We became very close after the losses of our husbands and we retired. She got me involved with opera, ballet, movies at the theatre or her house which we called movie nights and last MahJongg. or going out to eat with Rose and oryou. I am surely going to miss her and these outings. She was truly a wonderful woman whom i got to love. Rob you were a wonderful and caring son and she was very lucky to have you by her side right up to the very end during these difficult times. R.I.P. my friend. Sharron

Wayne, Ellen, Nicole and Jennifer Lipkus - 25 days ago

Rob, Ellen, Nicole, Jenn and I are deeply saddened over the passing of your mom. Mrs. Jakab, I never could call her Susan, was one of the best. She gave me my first job in Grade 6 working in the library at Souvenir Elementary school checking out books for the younger grades. The times only got better with all the good memories spent over at your house, which was filled with much laughter. I always believe that the measure of someones life is not in "what" they had but in "who" they had in it and with that your mom was wealthy. She was tiny yet big on love and warmth whenever I saw her. Although she is no longer with us we are left with so many happy memories and funny stories to tell, that a part of her will never truly be gone and I look forward to sharing those stories with you for years to come.

Rhona Forester - 25 days ago

Dear Robert, A warm, friendly lady has left us. I first met Susan when my kids were at Souvenir School. They always were enthusiastic to spend time in the library with her. I got to know her better once I returned to teaching. I used to look forward to the lunches she organized for the retired teachers at Souvenir and enjoyed seeing her when she visited Florida. She will be missed by many. Please accept my heartfelt condolences.

Anita Gurman - 25 days ago

It was with deep sadness when I heard of the passing of Susan. I remember her from Souvenir School in "her" library . She was always generous with her time and knowledge for both the students and staff. The special social get togethers she organized in Montreal and Florida, were really enjoyed. Susan always had a good word and a great smile. She was a very special lady. My sincere condolences and sympathy are extended to all the members of her family in their loss. May they be comforted by their own special memories of a treasure of a woman. Rest in peace, Susan. Take Care. Anita Gurman

Gail Grief - 25 days ago

Dear Rob, My sincere condolences on the loss of your mother. Mrs. Jakab was the best and I only have very fond and vivid memories of her in the library of Souvenir Elementary school dating back to about 50 years. I was not the easiest student to convince that reading was important and she always encouraged me to try. She would set books aside for me to try. Finally, Mrs. Jakab introduced me to Judy Blume. I still joke today, that those were my favourite of all time books and Judy Blume was the best author on the planet because Mrs> Jakab convinced me of it! Just yesterday, I was substitute teaching a grade 3 class and the teacher left me "Tales of the Fourth Grade Nothing," by Judy Blume to introduce to the students. It was a great class and a serendipitous tribute to your mom as I learned later that day of her passing. With the sun shining into the classroom, her presence was felt and I hope she was proud that some of her favourite children books were still being enjoyed and at the same time being taught by the students she inspired to read those same books!

Morris Azouz - 25 days ago

Rob, I wanted to express my deepest and most heartfelt condolences on the passing of your Mother. As you know, I lost my Mother exactly 3 months before you and I know the sense of loss and emptiness that you must feel. Our parents were good friends as couples and Susie and Ida continued that friendship after they both were widowed when our fathers passed away 2 days apart. I have very fond memories of your Mom. She was always a source of joy with her positive attitude and outlook on life. I know that Ida treasured her friendship and I'm sure that so many of the people whose lives she touched will miss her terribly. I consider myself lucky to have known her and I wish that your time of grief and mourning will pass quickly so that you only remember what a wonderful person that your Mother was.

Eleanor & Phil Kurtz - 25 days ago

Our dear friend and colleague, dear Susan, is now gone, but will never be forgotten. We were together professionally and socially for so many years, and together we lived life to the fullest. Our profound sympathies to Robert, we mourn deeply with you.

Mariette Julius - 25 days ago

Dear Rob. Please accept my deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother. I am thinking of you at this difficult time.

Toby Shulman - 25 days ago

Dear Robert & Family, I was saddened to hear of Susan's passing. She was such a lovely lady. It was always a pleasure to bring my class to the library to choose their books & hear Susan read them a story. The students loved being there. After I retired, she taught me how to do calligraphy so that I could address the envelopes for my son's wedding. I remember that time very well & loved learning from her. I used to call her from time to time to catch up & she was always pleased to hear from me. She will be missed by many people. May the family be comforted as the mourners of Zion & Jerusalem & suffer no more sorrows. Fondly, Toby

Arpi Soulakian - 25 days ago

Dear Rob, my deepest sympathies on the loss of your wonderful mother. I had the privilege to know her better when she start to volunteer at Souvenir school library. We spent a lot of precious time together from Book Fair, Story Telling, to Purchase new books for the library. She was generous and positive person. She will be missed. May she rest in peace.

Melodie Cohn - 25 days ago

I am so sorry to hear about her passing. I was one of her students at Souvenir. She is the reason I love to read. My heart goes out to her family. May her memory be a blessing.

Brian Claman - 25 days ago

Dear Rob. I am so very saddened to hear of the loss of your dear mother. She was an incredible lady and I have so many fond memories growing up with of our next door neighbours, the Jakab’s. May her memory be a blessing and may she Rest In Peace.

Jennifer Rothfleisch Rouah - 25 days ago

Dear Rob, I am so sorry to read this. My heart felt condolences to you and your family, I remember your mother and her voice very well as she read books to our class at Souvenir. She created suspense and excitement with each page. May her memory be a blessing.

Stewart Rubin - 25 days ago

Dear Rob. So sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. She was a wonderful woman. I still remember her days in the library and all the times on Dickens circle. My thoughts and prayers are with you at these difficult times. Stewart

Heather Ingberg - 25 days ago

Dear Rob, My sincere condolences. I remember your mom fondly from Souvenir school. She always had a warm welcoming smile. Cherish the beautiful memories. Thinking of you. Heather

Fran and Frank Bilmes - 26 days ago

Dear Rob, So sorry for your loss. Your mom was a very special lady.We know how devoted you were to her and hope that your wonderful memories will see you through this difficult time.

Miriam and Michael Stirrup - 26 days ago

Dear Rob. Our deepest sympathies on the loss of your wonderful mother. She was like a part of our family, loved by our children and grandchildren. We have many wonderful memories of our times together.

Clare Retter - 26 days ago

Dear Rob Please accept my condolences on the loss of your mom. I always enjoyed seeing her at Rhona and George’s home. We always had great conversations. She was always so kind and warm. She will be remembered fondly .

Gloria & Steve Kadonoff - 26 days ago

Dear Rob and Family, Susan and I started as colleagues and continued on into a 45 year friendship. Steve and I shared so many happy times with Susan and Alex and later on with Sue in Florida. In retirement Susan loved to spearhead reunion luncheons for Souvenir alumni - the matriarch of our Souvenir family. The kids loved the 'libary' lady and Susan was so glad to meet them in later years and hear what they were doing. Though we mourn her passing we take comfort in all these memories and are grateful to have had her in our lives. Rest in peace, my friend. Rob, take comfort in knowing your devotion to your mom in these months meant so much to her. With warm sympathy, Gloria & Steve

Pearl May - 26 days ago

Dear Rob, My deepest sympathy on the passing of your mom. I met your mom through Sharron. We would meet with the late Ida and go for breakfast. We also shared a love of reading. She always found books that I had and Sharron would bring them to her. We are all going to miss her lovely personality. We always had a lot to talk about. May she rest in peace. Pearl May.

Jack & Ida Shein - 26 days ago

Dear Rob, Please accept our sincerest condolences on the passing of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Wendy Reisler Solway - 26 days ago

Dear Rob My deepest condolences on the loss of your mother. I had the privilege of going from neighbor to friend, despite our age differences. I looked forward to our coffee conversations every Tuesday, as we volunteered at Souvenir’s library. Susan was a very upbeat and positive person. She will be missed !!

Sally Rubin - 26 days ago

Dear Rob. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your beloved mother. She was a very special lady. May the good memories you shared help you get through this most difficult time.

Ellen Madoff - 26 days ago

Dear Rob I am so sorry for your loss. I have such wonderful memories of your Mom and I must say that she played an integral role in developing my love of reading. I clearly remember her always putting aside the newest books received in the Souvenir Elementary School for me and letting me sit "behind the desk " in her librarian chair - a thrill in those days ! You were always such a devoted son and I can only imagine the void this loss will leave. Please know that I am thinking of you and sending you lots of love and strength during this sad and difficult time.

Tara - 26 days ago

Dear Rob, My deepest sympathy & Condolences. Your mom was such a nice sweet lady. I will miss our breakfasts together with Ida & your mom. We always had a good time & nice conversation & laughs. I know Sharron will miss your mom as well. I met your mom through Sharron & Ida. May she rest in Peace.

Elana Zimel - 26 days ago

Rob my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your mom She was such a nice person, always smiling caring, and loved children. She was a great neighbor. Hold your memories close to your heart that is where she will always be. Just know I’m thinking of you at this trying time.

Rhonda Gilbert Levy - 26 days ago

Dear Rob: I am so sorry to learn of your cherished mother’s passing. She and your Dad were both the loveliest of neighbours. The last time I saw your mother was at my mother-in-law’s Shiva ten years ago and we had such a warm conversation. She was a very special person who radiated kindness. Please accept my sincere condolences and Jeff’s at this difficult time.

Danny & Jackie Tansky - 26 days ago

Our condolences on your loss. I had the pleasure of helping Susan at SOUVENIR School many years ago when our children were young. Always pleasant and smiling

Enid Solloway-Goldberg - 26 days ago

Dear George & Rhona, Howard & I send our heartfelt condolences on the passing of your dear Aunt. Warmly, Enid