Lawrence "Butch" Zinman

Funeral Service: Sunday, April 25, 2021
Funeral service and burial in Ottawa
Shiva: Sunday, April 25, 2021 to
Friday, April 30, 2021

Virtual Shiva
Shiva Details:
For those wishing to attend Butch's Virtual Shiva, the dates and times are as follows:

•Afternoon Shiva: Monday, April 26th to Friday, April 30th. 2:00-3:00 P.M. ET
•Evening Shiva: Sunday April 25th to Thursday April 29th. 6:30 PM to 7:45 P.M. ET - following by services (streamlined separately through )

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Tree of Life (Congregation Machzikei Hadas) are appreciated (613) 521-9700.
A live stream of the service will be available to be viewed here On Sunday, April 25 at 12:00 p.m.:

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Donna Zalter - 3 days ago

Dear Mitchell and Elizabeth: I am so sorry for your loss. I do remember your very handsome dad and your very vivacious mom. Your family was such a wonderful family. May you find strength in their memories.

Leonard Katz - 9 days ago

Sincere condolences on the loss of your father. Frayda and Leonard Katz

David @ Faigie Messer - 11 days ago

I, David first met Butch in High school in 1954. He was a kind decent bright person. I have excellent memories of him.

Michael Stolovitsky & Yvonne Labelle - 12 days ago

Mitchell and Elizabeth . We are truly sorry for your loss. We would like to offer you and your family our deepest and most sincere condolences

David Spector - 12 days ago

Dear Elaine and Zinman family. It is with deep sadness that we wish to express our most sincere condolences. We will always remember him as a quiet gentleman that was devoted to his family. Jackie and David

Ricki Baker - 12 days ago

Dear Liz and Jeff, Mitchell and Jo, all of your Dad's grandchildren, My heartfelt sympathy to all of you! Being with you yesterday at your Dad's/Grand Dad's funeral, brought to mind how generous, loving,respected and respectful he was ! He appeared to have a relaxed manner about him, and took life seriously, and yet with ease! He was loved by all of you,, and so many more, and definitely left his mark on so. many people and in so many places ! He made people happy, and enjoyed the life that he had!! I hope that the memories that you are sharing will give you some comfort, and the realization of how important he was to so many, will help you at this time, and always! May Hashem comfort you, and may you know of no more sorrow! Always Fondly Ricki

Michael Stolovitsky & Yvonne Labelle - 12 days ago

Mitchell and Elizabeth . We are truly sorry for your loss. We would like to offer you and your family our deepest and most sincere condolences

Joel Kanigsberg - 12 days ago

I was saddened to hear about Butch’s passing. I will remember him as a community minded person whether working for the community at large or those of us who enjoyed time on the golf course due to enduring organizational skills. May his memory be for a blessing.

Gerald Miciak - 13 days ago

Dear Jeffrey, Elizabeth and family, Our deepest sympathy goes out to you at this time. May the wonderful memories help you get through this period. Gerald and Family

Johanne Sternthal - 13 days ago

Dear Mitch and Liz, Please accept our deepest sympathy on the loss of your father who happened to be an incredibly nice guy. Johanne and Norman Sternthal

Rose & Howard Krakower - 13 days ago

Dear Val. Please accept our condolences on your loss of Butch. Baruch Dayan HaEmet. Rosie & Howard Krakower.

kelly albert - 13 days ago

Dear Valerie & family, My deepest condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time Kelly albert

Cecilia Zinman Chorlton - 13 days ago

So sorry to hear of your loss. I remember Butch from elementary school and Camp Massad. Although we were cousins we lost touch over the years but I remember him as a kind and happy person.

The Spector family - 13 days ago

Dear Zinman Family, Please accept our sincere condolences on cousin Butchie's passing. He was such a kind man and we all loved him! I always enjoyed the opportunity to catch up with him when I saw him at a simcha that 'Talk of the Town' was hired to play at in Ottawa! Uncle Abie, Aunty Betty, Butchie..... warm loving people! With love from Bruce & Nancy

Rabbi Howard Finkelstein - 13 days ago

Dear Val, Rivka and I express our condolences to you and family on the passing of Butch, z'l. The Ottawa Jewish community appreciates his dedication and service to it during the course of many years. May you and your family be comforted among the mourners of Zion and of Jerusalem.

Dominique Couturier - 13 days ago

Dear Jeffrey, Elizabeth and family, my sincere condolences our thoughts are with you, may the good memories help you get through these difficult times. Sincerely Dominique Couturier

Sophie and Neil Frenkel - 13 days ago

Dear Val and family. Please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of your beloved Butch. He was such a mensch, always happy with a smile on his face. He will be sorely missed by “Butch’s” golf guys. He brought happiness to many. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during these difficult times.

Ibolya Goldberg Wiesel and Joe Wiesel - 13 days ago

Dear Elisabeth, Jeff and Boys Mitchell and Family Valerie Eisen and Family Shana and Sol and Family Baruch Dayen Emet Our deepest condolences from Miami Beach May Hashem comfort You All, amoung the mourners of Zion and Yerushalyim. May His name..Butch A”h. Always be a blessing. He will always be in our hearts. Sending Love and hugs. Ibolya and Joe💕

Nancy & Harvey Zepp - 13 days ago

Zinman Family Our condolences and our thoughts are with you. We had wonderful times and fond memories with the Zinmans The funeral was a fitting tribute to him . May your memories be a blessing.

Debra berke - 13 days ago

Dear Val and family. We were so saddened to hear of Butchs passing. We have such warm feelings about him and although we did not see you both often you were in our thoughts. I actually had a dream about u both last night and felt like we had a visit together. We are sending love and strength to get you through this time. Love Debra and steve

GABRIEL Karlin - 14 days ago

Dear Val and the Zinman Family. I knew Butch a bit in Ottawa, but it was in Florida with the Golf crew that he lead and managed so well that I got to know him a bit better. He was a gentle giant of a man, a mensch, and always with a smile on his face. He was also an inspiration to many on how to live the latter part of his life. He will be missed on the Tee Box! May you be spared any further sorrow.

Rhoda (Rifka Oberman) &Lenny Smith - 14 days ago

Dear Elizabeth,Mitchell and families, We are so sorry to see that our cousin Butchie, has passed. I have many good memories at family gatherings growing up. Being the youngest of the Zinman clan, all of of our first cousins were much older that us Butchie was the only first cousin who was my peer. Unfortunately, we we drifted apart and we haven't been in contact for a long time. But the memories are there. Our deepest sympathy to Valerie and all of the family. May his memory be a blessing. Rhoda and Lenny Smith

Arlene & Lenny Sculnick - 14 days ago

Dear Valerie & family We are so sad to hear about Butch. We had such good times at the Sea Air in Florida. He was such a nice guy & we hope that all your good memories will sustain you at this very sad time Arlene & Lenny

Kathy & Stewart Fleming - 14 days ago

Valerie, Mark, Lorne and Family, please accept our sincere condolences. Butch was such a nice, warm and welcoming man. May his memory bring you comfort and know that our hearts go out to you and we are thinking about you. With Love, Kathy, Stew, Sammi and Stephanie

Sandy and Hascal Rosen - 14 days ago

Dear Val and Family it is with Heavy Hearts that we acknowledge the Passing of Butch. He was always a Class Act, Compassionate, Giving of Himself and Loved by all. We shall sadly miss his Golfing Dates and our Friday Lunches in Florida. Extending our sincerest Condolences and wishing Long Life to all. Sandy and Hacky

Joy & Fred Pellatt - 14 days ago

Dear Valerie & family, sincere sympathies to you and the family may the fond memories of Butch comfort you at this sad time . Joy & Fred Pellatt

Lisa and Sean Kogan - 14 days ago

Dear Liz, Jeff and Family, Please accept our deepest and sincerest condolences. We have fond memories of Butch and we know he will be sorely missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Anne Huss - 14 days ago

Dear Valerie and Zinman Family, Our sincere condolences to you. . We are very sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace. Anne and Irving Huss

Robert Inhaber - 15 days ago

Dear Liz & Jeff, Please accept my deepest condolences on the passing of your father. May your treasured memories sustain you during these difficult days and may your family know no further sorrow.

Myrna&Murray Brookman - 15 days ago

Our deepest sympathy on the loss of Butch . He was a MENCH May the family know of no more sorrow

Roz and steve fremeth - 15 days ago

Our condolences to Liz Mitchell Val and the rest of the family Butch was a good friend who guided us through the maze of running a successful practice . We owe him a great debt of gratitude He was a warm and gentle man whose company we always enjoyed May his memory be a blessing .

Mindy and Jack Cohen - 15 days ago

Dear Valerie and family Condolences on the loss of a very nice man. We met him in Florida at the Sea Air condo and we always enjoyed speaking with him. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Rhonda and Bob Levy - 15 days ago

Dear Liz and Jeff and Zinman family, So sorry for your loss. May all the happy memories help sustain you through this difficult loss

Sandra Hendlisz - 15 days ago

Dear Zinman family, My sincerest condolences to you on the loss of Butchie. I lived in an upstairs duplex and Butchie lived downstairs. As well our parents were friends. Butchie and I often walked to school together as we were in the same grade. I remember well the smell of Abie’s pickles which he made at home. I was profoundly sad to learn of his passing

Rhonda & Laurence Friedman - 15 days ago

Mitch, Jo, Liz, Jeff and kids, Words are not adequate at this time to tell you how sorry we are for the loss of your Dad and Zaida. I am not sure when it happened, but Uncle Butch became “Zaidie Abie” over time which made him even more endearing and loveable then he already was. ( a sentiment we all shared and laughed about) He was such a kind Uncle and he will be missed and remembered with much love by our family. To Val and her children,we send you our most sincere condolences. With love, Rhonda, Laurence and the gang ❤️

Gail and Neil Stolovitsky - 15 days ago

Our condolences to the Zinman family. We are sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace.

Sam and Therese Stolovitsky - 15 days ago

Our sincere condolences to the entire family on the passing of Butch. May he Rest In Peace.

Howard Strauss - 15 days ago

Dear Val and family, I very much enjoyed golfing with you and Butch. He will be missed by all of us in the golfing community. Best wishes to you and your family at this difficult time. Donna and Howard

Carl Schlesinger - 15 days ago

Dear Mitch and Liz and families, my condolences on your loss. I have fond memories of your family in DDO. May you find strength through this difficult time. Carl Schlesinger

Sidney Margles - 15 days ago

Dear Mitchel and Elizabth and families....what can I say that has not already been said about your father....such a nice guy. From our days in Montreal and later Ottawa, when your mother and my late wife Merle were such close friends....when you were in Blackburn Hamlet and we moved to many memories of good times our two families had ....Butch was a prince of a man who has gone ...far too young. May the Lord comfort you among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem and may you know no further sorrow.

Rosalie Feigenbaum - 15 days ago

Dear Liz, Jeff and Family, My sincere condolences for your loss. I wish you strength during this difficult time, Fondly, Rosalie

Jonathan Levine - 15 days ago

Dear Liz, Jeff & Family, Please accept my deepest condolences. May your memories sustain you during this difficult time. Jonathan Levine

Jeffrey Feldman - 15 days ago

My sincere condolences to the Zinman Family. For many years, I had the privilege and enjoyed connecting with Butch about once every six months to discuss work related issues. This continued well after Butch retired from SLF, a firm in which he was held in the highest of regard.

Wilma bregman - 15 days ago

Valerie Mark Lorne Elizabeth Jeff and grandchildren It is with a heavy heart that we acknowledge the passing of Butch Butch was one in a million. Loved by all. His warm personality his generosity and his friendship will long be remembered. Find solace with all the wonderful memories you will share Love Ilma and Morris

Betty & Irwin Itzkovitch - 15 days ago

Our deep and heartfelt condolences to the entire family on the passing of Butch. May he Rest In Peace and may the family no more pain in the future.

Patrice Roy - 16 days ago

Dear Elizabeth, Jeff and the Family, Sending you my deepest condolences. My thought are with you in this difficult period of time. Later, you will remember great memories!!! Je pense à vous Patrice

Beata Levine - 16 days ago

Dear Liz and family, I would like to express my deepest condolences on the loss of your father. References to your dad as being a mensch have been made. I did not know him but what I do know is that being considered a mensch is a sign of deep respect He was a man of integrity and honor. A wonderful way to have a memory of a departed loved one. May he rest in peace.

Mona Brookman-Pasternak - 16 days ago

My deepest condolences to the entire family on your loss. Let past memories sustain you through this very sad time. Mona

Jeff Fishbain - 16 days ago

Dear Mitch, Liz, and families, on behalf of the Fishbain family, I would like to extend our deepest condolences on the passing of your beloved father and grandfather. May his good name be a blessing to you always, and sustain you during these difficult times. Stay well and safe. Sandy, Arron, Jeff and family.

albert bruner - 16 days ago

Condolences to the family and friends . Elly and Al Bruner

Hymie Orzech - 16 days ago

Norma & Brian Silverstone - 16 days ago

Dear Liz, Jeff and Family, Sending you our deepest condolences on the passing of Butch. We wish you much comfort at this difficult time. May his memory be a blessing always.

Selina Eisenberg - 16 days ago

Dear Val, I am so sorry to read the sad news that touches you and your family. May you be surrounded by all those that love you as you mourn the loss of your dear partner. Sending you lots of love and strength, Selina

Emily hubscher - 16 days ago

Sending our condolences from my little family to all the family. Uncle Butch will be missed and loved but always remembered by us all in our hearts and memories. He lives on with all of us in Spirit. He was my Great Uncle and my only regret is not being able to say goodbye. Saddened that it was his time to go Home, but glad he's not in pain or suffering anymore and can be at peace. Sorry for y'all loss, sending our love and prayers to everyone from texas. Love y'all.

Dodo & Liney Bronstein - 16 days ago

Dear Zinman family and Eisen family, Having grown up with Butch since Kindergarten, Camp Massad days and Community in Ottawa, Liney and I will miss him very much. He was an absolute "Mench". May all your memories sustain you in your time of sorrow. Dodo & Liney Bronstein

Mark and Gail Stolovitsky - 16 days ago

We were saddened to hear of Butchie's passing. I remember tremendous devotion to his parents, our uncle Abie and Auntie Betty, as well as to Aunt Clara. We greatly appreciated his flying down to Dallas to be with us for our son Yaakov's birthday and we know this was greatly apprecaited by my father, his cousin, Harry.המקום ינחם

Helen and Mayer Alvo - 16 days ago

To Val , Mitch, Mark, Lorene, Liz and to the entire family Butch was a dear friend and a real mensh. He was easygoing, kind, generous and a fun person to be with. He had a strong sense of community and a strong family commitment. We loved getting together both in Ottawa and in Florida. We shall miss him very much. Helen and Mayer Alvo

Charlotte Cantor - 16 days ago

Dear Valerie, my thoughts are with at this sad time. May his memory be a blessing to you, your family and his family. Charlotte

Gita Kizell and Jerry Pearl - 16 days ago

Both Jerry and I have very fond memories of Butch from our halcyon days at Camp Massad in the ‘ 50’s. Later we reconnected in Ottawa at events atHillel Academy, where our grandchildren were classmates. We also enjoyed shmoozing with him whenever we attended Machzikei Adas. יהי זכרו ברוך. Gita and Jerry.

Norm and Carol (Brotman) Tasgal - 16 days ago

Butch was a very dear friend of Peter Brotman and this how we got to know him. For a big guy he was very gentle both physically and emotionally with a beautiful smile and he made you feel very good being in his presence. We were told that's how he was at all times. My mother Sarah Brotman, loved Butch; he was so kind and helpful to her. Our sincere condolences.

Arlene Alter - 16 days ago

Dear Val and Zinman Family I have wonderful memories of years gone bye, both in Dollard des Ormeaux and Ottawa which bring smiles and tears to me. May you all find comfort and strength from the happier times and cherish them in your hearts. My sincere condolences Arlene

Peter Brotman - 16 days ago

Dear Valerie, Mitchell ( Jo) Elizabeth (Jeff) grandchildren and family. My most sincere condolences on the passing of Butch (MONSIEUR ZINYAIRE) your Partner, Father, Father-in-law, Grandfather and my longtime very, very good friend. Butch was a real "MENSCH" in the true meaning of the word. Kind, Considerate, Generous, Helpful and Respectful. He was very well liked, admired, and respected by all who came in contact with him. He was a "SPECIAL" man with a great sense of humour as well. My late mother liked all the people I was friends with and brought home, but Butch was her absolute favourite ! He was a very devoted family man, who at the mention of his partner, children & grandchildren brought a twinkle to his eye. A very good athelete who enjoyed the camraderie of his team-mates and the social aspect of sports. B utch was also an exceptional golf game organizer !!! May all the good memories of Butch sustain us into the future. Rest in peace my friend. Peter

Allan Oberman - 16 days ago

Dear Elizabeth, Mitchell and families. My father told me many stories of "Butch" over the years that were always entertaining. My condolences on your loss. May you be spared further sorrow.

Suzanne and Allan - 16 days ago

To the family. Our deepest sympathies to you on the loss of a warm kind person Butch was. We are thinking about you all at this time

Ellen & Earl & Family - 16 days ago

Dear Val, Mark, Nika & Lorne We are so sorry for your loss. We know what an integral role Uncle Butch played in your lives and we have no doubt that his passing will leave a huge void in both your hearts and your world. We are thinking of all of you and sending you much love and strength during this incredibly sad and difficult time. Ellen,Earl,Aidan,Lexi & Emma

Judy and Morton Beutel - 16 days ago

Having known Lawrence(Butch) since Kindergarten I feel a tremendous loss. He was a trusted friend, Always loyal, upbeat and sincere. Our deepest condolences to his family

Arlene and Bummie - 16 days ago

Dear Valerie, Mark Nika and Lorne our sincere condolences on the loss of a wonderful partner and friend. Butch was a remarkable man and he will truly be missed by all.

Ellen Madoff, Earl Rubin, Aidan, Lexi & Emma - 16 days ago

Dear Mitch, Liz, Jo, Jeff, Josh, Ben, Jamie & Nolan When we think of your Dad & Zaida two words come to mind GOOD MAN. Uncle Butch was the epitome of a Good Man, always so kind,generous& welcoming. The relationship that we developed over the years will be one that I as well as Earl,Aidan,Lexi & Emma will cherish forever. Uncle Butch played a very significant role in my life and I will always remember and be grateful for the unconditional love he consistently showed me. As Uncle Butch reunites with so many of his loved ones, his brother Hershey, who died way too young, his parents Abie & Betty to whom he was so devoted, Auntie Claire who he took such good care of, Fred who he welcomed into the family as a brother from another mother and of course his beloved Rhoda, he can convey to them what a wonderful job he did here on earth and how they can all be rest assured that because of the lessons he taught us and the example he set for us we will all carry on the Zinman family tradition of treating and welcoming all those around us with an open heart and an open home. Uncle Butch please leave this world knowing that it was our gift and our honour to be loved by as well as to love such a GOOD MAN. We love you and will miss you terribly Ellen, Earl,Aidan, Lexi &Emma

Wendy and Geoff - 16 days ago

Our deepest and most sincere condolences. Sending strength and love, he will be sadly missed. May his star shine forever bright

Julia Goldberg Guttmann - 16 days ago

Baruch Dayan HaEmet. Sending my sincere condolences. I have so many great memories of both your parents while growing up in Ottawa.

Harry (Hershie) & Norma Oberman - 16 days ago

Dear Elizabeth, Mitchell and families. What can I say, I have lost a other 1st cousin. I babysat Lazer when he was small. Later we often met him when we were both in Florida. Our condolences on his passing and may the families be spared further sorrow.

George Sladowski - 16 days ago

Peggy and Earl Fixman - 16 days ago

To our family who has lost someone we hold dear, there will never be the right words. Mitch, Jo, Jamie and Nolan; Liz, Jeff, Josh and Ben; and Val, Mark and Lorne....Butch has been in my life least 60 years. He was the best Uncle and then he became a very special friend to both of us. His quiet strength, his wonderful humour, his love of family and friends is unequal. He will always be our hero.... Those we ❤️ Never go away, Those we ❤️ Walk beside us and guide us everyday, Unheard, Always near, Always ❤️, always missed and very, very dear. In our hearts forever. Peggy and Earl