Jean Vejgman

Funeral Service: Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Private graveside
Shiva: Strictly Private Shiva. Thank you for respecting the family's wishes.
Donations:
Jewish General Hospital Foundation at jghfoundation.org or 514-340-8251. 
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SYLVIA TOBALY SOLOMON - 11 days ago

To the entire Vejgman family, my deepest condolences on Jean's passing. He was a gentle soul, caring and a great friend along with Esther to my parents Claire and Armand Tobaly. May the many memories he left behind bring some solace and comfort in the days ahead. May he rest in eternal peace.

Laurent Haccoun - 21 days ago

Dear Marc and Rena, Charles and Chantal, I was so sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad and father in Law. I have very fond memories from my childhood of having spent many occasions together in TMR, with your mom Esther and your Dad Jean. Your mom Esther was always so joyous and your Dad was always so kind, gentle and had a wonderful disposition. Your parents were an integral part of our gatherings. We are thinking very much of you and keeping you in our prayers. May your Dad rest in peace.

Sylvie Ruah - 21 days ago

C’est avec une profonde tristesse que je viens d’apprendre le décès de Jean, notre poète à VMR.Je pense à l’immense chagrin de ses enfants et petits-enfants dont il était si fier. Nous ne l’oublierons jamais, tout comme je n’ai jamais oublié son épouse adorée,Ester, avec qui j’ai enseigné de nombreuses années. Il va beaucoup me manquer.Je le rencontrais souvent en me promenant à VMR. Sincères condoléances à toute la famille,

Marilyn Gordon - 23 days ago

I am so sorry to hear about Jean's passing. He was always with our art group when we went painting outdoors in the summer, in his case, writing poetry. He was like a permanent fixture in Leonidas and Dupond and Dupont sitting at his table with his coffee and note book. I will miss his cheerful smile and stories. My sincere condolences to his sons and family. He was a treasure who will be missed.

Barbara Handfield Barbeau - 23 days ago

A toute la famille nos plus sinceres condoléances Jean et Esther nous ont apporté beaucoup de talents et d'amitié depuis le début de la fondation de TRAM et nous sommes tres reconnaissants de leur présence a Ville Mont Royal pendant toutes ces années Raymond et Barbara Barbeau a Ville Mont Royal

Chantal Desmarais et André Deschamps - 24 days ago

Nos sympathies affectueuses à Marc, Rena, Charles, Chantal, David et Jérémy. Nous sommes très tristes de perdre Jean, notre ami, notre voisin mitoyen de trente sept années. Nous aimions Jean et sa compagnie. Sa présence nous manquera beaucoup. Nous avons été chanceux de connaître Jean, son épouse Feu Ester, ses enfants et petits-enfants. Jean était un homme bienveillant, qui aimait rire, à l'écoute des autres et curieux dans la vie. On le voyait quotidiennement marcher avec son porte-document, rencontrer des amis au café, affairé à développer et écrire ses poèmes et trouver les bons mots ! Ce fut un réel plaisir de lire ses poèmes publiés et non publiés qui portaient un regard étonnant sur la vie et le temps. En espérant que les nombreux beaux souvenirs vous aideront à apaiser la tristesse de son départ.

Gomez Family - 24 days ago

Marc, Charles, Rena Chantal, David and Jeremy our condolences. Today is a sad day for us and specially for you. During the funeral I wanted to say something about Jean; however, When I tried to remember Jean a big nice and peaceful smile was coming to my mind. The moments that I remember with Jean are happy and funny moments how the day that I saw that Jean received a proposal. For sure, due to the fact that he was a handsome man, Jean has received several proposals from beautiful ladies including Esther; However, this time was a proposal that not all men have on them record. This proposal came from a 5-year-old girl that asked Jean that since she did not have grandfathers because both of them passed a way before she was born if Jean could be her grandfather. Of course as Jean was a gentleman, he accepted this proposal. Jean that is the way that we will remember you like a self-taught man ambassador of the happiness and the “Don Quixote” tongue El español, lengua que llegastes a hablar y a escribir mejor que muchos de nosostros. Un fuerte abraso y hasta siempre Jean.

Susan Losonci - 24 days ago

Dear Charles and Family, I was saddened to hear of Jean's passing. He was truly a one of a kind gentleman. His warmth and smile will be greatly missed. My heartfelt sympathies for your loss. May happy memories, love of family, and, friends comfort you at this difficult time.

Claude Saladain - 24 days ago

J’ai appris le décès de Jean avec chagrin...j’aimais le rencontrer à la boulangerie et échanger quelques mots avec lui , parfois, je m’en allais avec un poème...nous avions des points communs : la France, le Maroc, la poésie...mes condoléance à tous les membres de sa famille.Claude Saladain

Roberto Agro - 24 days ago

Le poète de Arttram disparait, Quelle tristesse. Je souhaite à toute la famille mes meilleures condoléances.

Faye Helena Khazam - 24 days ago

Our sincere condolences. Jean was a gentleman in the truest sense of the word. Quiet dignity, and a beautiful smile. FH & A Khazam . FH & A Khazam

Francine Brossard - 24 days ago

Quelle tristesse de perdre notre poête et ami, Jean! J'appréciais beaucoup nos rencontres chez Dupont et nos échanges sur la poésie car nous avions un lien spécial vu son admiration pour la poésie de ma soeur Nicole. Il était un être doux et bon. J'offre mes sincères condoléances à la famille et aux amis.

Jean Vaucher - 24 days ago

Toutes mes condoléances à la famille. J'ai connu Jean par le biais de TRAM. Il était présent à toutes les activités et expositions. Sa combinaison personnelle de photo et "Haiku" apportait une vision spéciale du monde et c'était toujours un plaisir de discuter avec lui. Il nous manquera.

Marlene Bonneau - 24 days ago

To Jean’s family I offer my condolences. I was saddened to hear of his passing. I can still see him sitting at the coffee shop or on a park bench writing his inspired verses. Always kind and gracious, his presence will be missed.

Nicole Tobaly Landy - 24 days ago

To Marc and Rena, Charles and Chantal- It was with shock and sadness that I learned of your dad’s passing. I remember fondly meeting both your parents in the streets and cafes in TMR when I lived there. Many years ago, Jean asked me to illustrate some of his poems, which I gladly did. He was certainly a wonderful and sensitive poet, very much appreciated as TMR’s poet-in-residence. He was a kind and gentle man, always with a ready smile. Please accept my most sincere condolences- may he rest in eternal peace.

Marie-Annik Murat - 24 days ago

Nous avons eu la chance de connaître Jean, notre poète plus d’humour, qui chérissait sa famille et dont la compagnie, d’une grande ouverture , était toujours si agréable, si bienveillante. Merci Jean ! À toute toute sa famille toute notre sympathie !

Nicole Tobaly Landy - 24 days ago

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Ross Kennedy - 25 days ago

Our deepest sympathies to all of Jean’s family and friends. He was a kind gentle man who I shall greatly mis.

Adina Zur-Jiji - 25 days ago

Dear Rena, Marc, David and Jeremy We are very sorry for your big loss of a beloved father and grandfather - talented, kind and special man who left many good memories in your hearts. Please accept our condolences. Adina, Lahav, Tslil and Meitar Zur

Doina Falcon - 25 days ago

My sincere condolences to Jean's family. You will will be remembered as the poet of the ArtTram artists' circle, an art lover, and a good friend. Farewell!

Nicole Tobaly Landy - 25 days ago

Dear Marc and Rena, Charles and Chantal- It was with shock and sadness that I learned of your father’s, and father-in-law’s, passing. I remember fondly meeting both your parents in the streets and cafes in TMR when I lived there. Many years ago, Jean asked me to illustrate three of his poems, which I did proudly and gladly. He was certainly a wonderful, sensitive poet, very much appreciated as TMR’s poet-in-residence. He was a kind and gentle man, always with a ready smile. He will be greatly missed. Please accept my most sincere condolences- may he rest in eternal peace.

Stacy Evans - 25 days ago

Charles, Chantal, Marc, Rena, David and Jeremy, I feel so blessed to have had such fond memories of Jean. In a gentle and subtle, if not even silent, way he exuded such a unique warmth. He impacted the world through his many art form expressions including many delicious and plentiful meals that he had prepared which I remember well. My sincere condolences to all of you and may you cherish beautiful memories of him for decades to come. Lots of love, Stacy.

Nathalie Haccoun Salis - 25 days ago

Dear Marc, Rena, Charles & Chantal, I was very sad to hear about the passing of your dad. I have very fond childhood memories of being at your home in TMR with your family and mine. I remember how Jean always showed immense kindness towards everyone. I vividly remember his warm smile, gentle disposition, and his poems which he would so often read to us. I also remember how much my Grandmother, Claire Tobaly, truly enjoyed the company of Jean and your mom, Esther. It was comforting to me to see how much she loved them and so by extension, her dear friends naturally became a part of the family. May Jean’s memory be a blessing. We are thinking of you and wish you much strength during this difficult time. Nathalie Haccoun and Richard Salis

Michele Tobaly - 25 days ago

Dear Marc and Rena, Charles and Chantal, I was so saddened to hear of the passing of your dad. So many happy memories come to mind of our families spending time together, all those years ago. I will miss bumping into your dad on occasion in TMR and having chats with him. May happy memories of your dad bring you peace. Thinking of you all and sending heartfelt condolences.

Lyson & David Haccoun - 25 days ago

C’est avec beaucoup d’émotions et de grande tristesse que nous avons appris le décès de Jean. Sa gentillesse, sa simplicité, sa sagesse et son regard sur le monde et la vie étaient exemplaires. Toujours calme, modeste et souriant, il emanait un climat de paix. Artiste et grand Poète , ses oeuvres étaient souvent publiées dans les journaux et lors de nos rencontres au café local, il était toujours affectueux et agréable. Nos souvenirs remontent trés loin, lors de son arrivée au Canada, alors qu’il avait épousé sa merveilleuse femme Esther- Aussi une grande & inoubliable amie-soeur. de notre famille. Avec le coeur gros. nous vous présentons chers Marc & Charles et familles nos plus sincères condoléances. Puisse notre cher Jean reposer en Paix. Amen !

Sylvie Provost-Viau - 25 days ago

Mes plus sincères sympathies à tous les proches de Jean. Je garde un excellent souvenir de lui, lors de nos classes de Tertulia, un homme sage, cultivé et vif d'esprit. Quel plaisir de l'avoir côtoyer et de lire ses poèmes dans le journal de Ville Mont-Royal. Repose en paix Jean!

France Desgroseilliers - 25 days ago

Merci à Jean ! Il a écrit un poème magnifique sur mon exposition de peintures . Mes toiles l'inspiraient ! Je lui ai parlé à la bibliothèque et il m'a donné une copie de son poème que je garde précieusement !

Tamara Zakon - 25 days ago

I am so saddened by the passing of Jean Vejgman and wish to express my sincere condolences to his family. He was a gracious and unique individual, with a keen eye and a poetic spirit. His quiet presence will be missed by all of those who knew him. And I will always cherish the special surprise gift I received from him during one of the ArtTram exhibitions. He presented me with an envelope in his handwriting saying “Hommage au tableau de Tamara Zakon” and a typed poem inside. Thank you, Jean. My painting “Alaskan Summer” which inspired you to write the poem will always remind me of you. DE JEAN VEJGMAN A TAMARA ZAKON Poème Sous les glaciers teintés de ciel l’antique élan du rocher Du schiste et du marbre géologie réveil de la maison du soleil Qu’est le Denali dénommé ainsi tribut à l’astre vermeil.

Renee et Pierre St-Louis - 25 days ago

Nous apprenons avec tristesse le décès d’une personne qui vous était chère, votre père. Nous gardons de beaux souvenirs de Jean aux cours d’espagnol, aux rencontres cafés —croissants et gardons aussi un souvenir ému de ses poèmes haikus. Nous vous offrons nos plus sincères condoléances pour votre immense perte. Renée et Pierre St-Louis

Michèle Turnier - 25 days ago

Mes plus sincères condoléances à toute la famille. La communauté de Mont-Royal perd son poète. La communauté artistique perd son magicien des mots. Toujours présent, toujours souriant, toujours affable de compliments et d’encouragements, nous perdons tous une présence précieuse. Nos conversations au hasard de nos rencontres dans la ville me manqueront. Au revoir Jean!

Hélène Fullum - 25 days ago

Sa présence aux cours d’espagnol était inspirante et tellement agréable. Il a partagé avec nous sa culture et ses connaissances avec une grande générosité. Sa gentillesse, son sourire, ses œuvres artistiques et ses poèmes font partie de mes plus beaux souvenirs. Repose en paix cher Jean et mes condoléances à la famille.

jeannine jézéquel-laïk - 25 days ago

très triste d'apprendre le départ de Jean que j'appréciais beaucoup, sa gentillesse et ses poèmes me manqueront. Mes sincères condoléances à sa famille.

Josette Wecsu - 25 days ago

Sincères condoléance à la famille de Jean Veijman, un homme, poète et artistes bien-aimé par ses amis. Josette Wecsu