Arthur Schwartz

Funeral Service: Sunday, May 02, 2021
Private Graveside
Shiva: Strictly Private Shiva. Thank you for respecting the family's wishes.
Montreal Holocaust Museum, (514) 345-2605

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Jonathan Reisler - about 23 hours ago

My sincere condolences to the family. What a mentsch. Baruch dayan emet.

Bryna Bruder-Wechsler - 2 days ago

I loved Arthur. His jokes, his smile, his perspective , his heart. cared cared unconditionally about everyone and made a huge difference in this world. He never forgot my birthday , my anniversary, came all the way to Toronto for my wedding and was one of my mom Bella’s closest and oldest friends. Sending all my love on behalf of my family. Xo

Rachel Alkallay - 3 days ago

Dear Eugene, Sima, and Family, My deepest condolences on the passing of your beloved father, father-in-law and grandfather, Arthur Schwartz, z'l. Arthur was a delightful, spirited character. His upbeat personality belied the tragedies and hardships he had survived. A lovely man to be around. Though it has been many years since we last saw one another, I remember him well at the dinner table, when he and my mother entertained each other with stories of life in Europe. He will be missed. May you and your family be spared any further sorrow. Rachel

Paula Bultz - 4 days ago

My deepest condolences to Arthur Schwartz's children and Family on the passing of this wonderful, kind hearted man who left so many memories of his difficult experiences in life yet overcame them but not forgotten, to start over a fresh new and positive life. We often worked together on Sunday at the Museum and shared many interesting hours of conversations and experiences. May your shared memories console you at this difficult time and may you know of no further sorrow. Paula Bultz.

Israel Bonds Montreal - 4 days ago

To the family of the late Arthur Schwartz, On behalf of the staff and management of Israel bonds, please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of Arthur. 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/Canada-Israel Securities, Ltd.

Montreal Holocaust Museum - 4 days ago

We were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Arthur Schwartz, Holocaust survivor and volunteer Museum speaker. Arthur was passionate about Holocaust education and dedicated many years of his life to sharing his testimony with Museum visitors of all ages and backgrounds. He was born in 1923 in Kosice, Slovakia and was the eldest of two brothers and two sisters. In early 1944, Arthur was drafted into a forced labour battalion of the Hungarian army. When the German army invaded Hungary, Arthur and his family were forced into the town’s ghetto. In May 1944, Arthur was separated from his family. During the brutal winter months, Arthur and his unit were forced to perform grueling labour outdoors. As the Soviet army approached, the prisoners were forced on a death march to the Austrian border. The Soviet army liberated Arthur in April 1945 in Sopron, Hungary. He later learned that his two sisters had survived, but his brother, parents, and grandmother had been murdered in Auschwitz. Through the assistance and resourcefulness of his brother-in-law, Arthur managed to come to Montreal on the War Orphans Project in 1948. The testimonies of survivors like Arthur constitute a precious legacy and represent extraordinary lessons of resilience. Arthur’s story will live on through the countless young people he inspired at the Museum and the thousands of people around the world who continue to Just last year, Arthur’s remarkable life story and precious family photo were featured in the award-winning virtual exhibit The Board of Directors, volunteers, and professional team extend their sincere condolences to Arthur’s children, Eugene and Gloria, and to his grandchildren, cousins, nieces, and nephews. May his memory always be for a blessing, Richard Schnurbach, President, and Daniel Amar, Executive Director. 

Olga Gross - 5 days ago

Dear Gloria and Eugene, My condolences to you and your families on the loss of your father. Even after all these years, I remember his energetic personality and sense of humour that always made me laugh. With sympathy, Olga

Lyon Hamburg - 5 days ago

My deepest regrets- may his memory be a blessing , Lyon and Cybele Hamburg

Howard and Viviane Sandler - 5 days ago

Our sincere condolences Gloria and family on the loss of this great man. May his memory be a blessing.

Debbie Geller - 5 days ago

Hi Gloria and Eugene, please accept Ruvin's and my most sincere condolences on the passing of your father. He was a great friend to my father in his time of need after my mother died. May your dad rest in peace, and may your memories be blessed with his wonderful memories!

Natasha Laliberte - 5 days ago

My sincerest condolences on the passing of Mr. Schwartz. I worked with him many years ago at the Montreal Holocaust Museum. He had a keen sense of humour and was always ready to make you smile. He was a kind man. May his memory be a blessing.

Yosef Robinson - 6 days ago

Dear Schwartz/Goel/Wolfsohn families, my condolences. I got to know Arthur as a Shabbat/Yom Tov "rabbi" at the Castel Royale for a number of years, and in particular I remember his sense of humour. He will be much missed, and may his memory be a blessing. Sincerely, Yosef

Brenda Markowitz - 6 days ago

Arthur was a good friend of my aunt Ruth and so became a friend of the Gerson family. It was always a pleasure to have him visit with us and to join us for special occasions, with a big smile and his interesting stories. He was very proud of his children and grandchildren. May memories of the good times you shared bring you comfort.

Cheryl Sochaczevski & David Solomon - 6 days ago

Dear Sima and Family, Please accept our condolences on the passing of your father in law. May your husband be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

Niecie & Norman Levi - 6 days ago

Eugene, Sima & Family Our condolences on the passing of your father. We can visualize him with his beautiful smile and greetings at De la Savanne. Fondly, Niecie & Norman

Rona Katz & Stephen Kucer - 6 days ago

Dear Eugene, Sima, Daniel, Eric and family We offer our deepest condolences on the loss of your father and grandfather. May his memory ‘zl continue to be a source of inspiration. Rona and Stephen

Cybele & Lyon Hamburg - 6 days ago

Dear Eugene, Sima, Gloria, Allan & Family, Our deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved Arthur. Although I never met him, I feel like I knew him through your many postings over the years. He was always pictured wearing a smile and seemed optimistic in spite of all he had endured early on in life. May his memory be a blessing always. xx

Mary Macy - 6 days ago

Dear Eugene & Sima & Schwartz Families, Sending you my deepest condolences,May you find comfort & courage in your hearts, with all the happy memories , thinking of you fondly, Mary Kryger -Macy Ottawa,

Heidi Fischel - 7 days ago

Dear Eugene,Sima and family, I am so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. A life well lived! Cherish your memories! You are in our thoughts at this most difficult time. Heidi

Miriam & Harvey Poch - 7 days ago

Dear Eugene and Gloria, although we have been away from Montreal for many years, we are nevertheless saddened to learn of the passing of our cousin Turi. We remember him fondly - his affection, his eidlkeit and his inimitable sense of humour. May you and your families always have memories of him at least as pleasant as ours. HaMokom yinochem. ... Miriam (Hellinger) and Harvey

Ted Rozenwald - 7 days ago

My condolences to all, my father Leon and Arthur were great Friends, I have the fondest memories growing up and spending time with them and their laughter and good times. Wishing you the best.

Rosie and Jason Gringler - 7 days ago

Sending you our deepest condolences to the whole family. Thinking of you all at this sad time , but I am sure as I do you have beautiful memories of Arthur. His send of humour made everyone laugh.,we will miss him very much. With all our live and kisses Rosie and Jason and Tom and Michelle up from heaven.

Rena Entus - 7 days ago

My deepest condolences on the loss. I recognize this kind man from seeing him at the cemetery. May he rest in peace and continue his work to care for others. Rena (DKG Quebec)

Laurie & Steve Abrams & family - 7 days ago

Dear Eugene, Sima, Daniel and Eric, We are sending you our deepest condolences and thinking of you during this difficult time. We hope that all your wonderful memories bring you comfort.

Sandy & Bernie Weinstein - 7 days ago

Arthur was a wonderful man, kibitzing and making brilliant and pointed comments. He always had a story, an opinion and a compliment for others. A mensch. May his memory be a blessing to all of us and to his family.

William Junger - 7 days ago

It makes me so sad to lose my mother's only brother, the last of his siblings. He was always so good to me. I will miss his kindness and sense of humour.

Susan Stromberg& David Stein - 7 days ago

Dear Sima ,Eugene, Eric, and Daniel. We shared many happy times together with you and with your wonderful Father/Grandfather... We send our sympathy to all the family ...He will never be forgotten.

Steve and Judy Rothstein - 7 days ago

Dear Eugene and family We send you our heartfelt condolences. May you find comfort with fond memories of your father.

Dana & Bill Bell - 7 days ago

Dear Eugene & Family- We were so sorry to learn of the loss of your beloved father Arthur. Please accept Bill & my heartfelt condolences at this trying time. Dana & Bill Bell

Judy Liberman Turowetz - 7 days ago

Dear Eugene and Gloria and families, We were very saddened to read about your father’s passing. We would always see each other at occasions that included your mom and dad and Auntie Jean and Uncle Philip. My mother Lily was Philip’s sister. Your dad was always so kind and caring and friendly . May your fond memories help you through this time. Our deepest condolences Judy and Jerry Liberman Turowetz

Lysa and Henry Romano - 7 days ago

Dear Eugene and Sima. Please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of your father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May he rest in peace. G-d bless him.

Francine & Mitchell - 7 days ago

Dear Eugene, &Sima, Eric, Daniel, Gloria and Family, we're thinking of you and sending heartfelt condolences.

Ruth Marder - 7 days ago

Dear Eugene, Gloria & family, this is very sad news. I will always cherish the special moments Arthur and I had together during a time in both our lives when even the physical distance that separated us did not prevent us from enjoying each other’s company. For whatever time Life allowed us, I’m grateful for that.

Alan Williams - 7 days ago

Dear Eugene, Sima and family, We were saddened to learn of your father's passing. We send our deepest condolences at this difficult time. Alan, Elana, Marni and Kaylie.

Renee Rozenwald ( Gillman) - 7 days ago

My condolences to the family of Arthur . My dad and Arthur ( Estelle and my mom Sylvia) were good friends for many years. They were the Sunday morning team raising funds at the De la Savane cemetery until his health started to fail. I have very fond memories of their friendship . May they Rest In Peace.

Linda Azeff - 8 days ago

Dear Sima, and family, please accept my sympathies on the passing of your beloved Arthur. Linda

Edna Reingewirtz and Richard Schmerler - 8 days ago

Dear Eugene, Sima, Eric and Daniel, We want to offer you our most profound sympathies on the loss of your dear father, father-in-law and grandfather. Arthur was a wonderful person, a gifted raconteur and a gentle soul. May your memories of him shelter you from further sorrow. Edna, Richard and Joey

Susan & Debbie Goel - 8 days ago

Dear Eugene, Gloria & family, our deepest sympathies on the loss of your father. We have vey fond memories of Arthur. He was very family oriented, had an excellent sense of humour and life of every party. He will be truly missed but will always remain in our hearts. May his soul rest in peace. Susan & Debbie xo

Mona Segal Strasser - 8 days ago

our deepest condolences. May your tears of sorrow turn to warm smiles as you remember all the wonderful memories you shared together. mona Segal, Brian, Aidan and Spencer Strasser

Carole & Larry Lerman - 8 days ago

Dear Eugene, Sima and families, Our sincere condolences on the loss of a wonderful, brave and loving man, Arthur, you dad, grandfather, father in law. May your loving treasured memories help you through this difficult time. Thinking of Carole & Larry

Janice Katsof, Ronnie Farber, & Jared Schmeltzer - 8 days ago

Dear Eugene, Sima, Eric, & Daniel, Please accept our deepest sympathy on the loss of your Father, Father-in Law, & Grandfather. Arthur was a great man. May your fond memories of him live on within your hearts.

Heidi Cohen - 8 days ago

Dearest Eugene, Gloria, please accept my deepest sympathies on the loss of you dad. May his memory forever be a blessing.

Rebecca Alter - 8 days ago

Dear Sima and family, my deepest sympathies on the passing of Arthur whom I remember quite fondly from my time as a fellow docent many years ago at MHMC and Beth Ora.

Isaac Dana - 8 days ago

Dear Eugene, Sima and Family, Our Deepest Sympathies to you and the Entire Family on the Loss of Your Father, May He Rest In Peace , Baruch Dayan Emet. Sincerely ,Jacqueline and Isaac

Elizabeth Fischer & Family - 8 days ago

Dear Schwartz Family,, our sincerest condolences to all of you on your loss. Arthur was always so much fun when we visited my mom. He was a kind , funny and gentle man. May his memory be a source of comfort to the entire family.

Alex and Ben Matlin - 8 days ago

Dear Eugene and Sima, our deepest sympathies on the loss of your father. Having only met a handful of times, his personality left a big impression on us. May you always remember the good times had with him <3.

Allan and Elly Etcovitch - 8 days ago

Dear Eugene, Sima, Eric and Daniel. Our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your father, father-in-law and grandfather. We spent many an evening over the years with Arthur, and his jovial presence, his wit and most of all his charm will always be remembered. He is at peace now and cherish your wonderful memories of him now and always.