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EISEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-12 published
GOLDMAN, Carol (née CAMPOL)
Peacefully, after a brief illness on Wednesday, July 11, 2007 at North York General Hospital. Carol GOLDMAN, beloved wife of Mel. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Jordan and Marlene, and Elisa GOLDMAN. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Rochelle and Harvey EISEN, and Phillip and Susan CAMPOL. Devoted Bubie of Rae, and Sammy. Dear daughter-in-law of Jack and Marilyn GOLDMAN. Predeceased by her parents Lou and Rudy CAMPOL. She will be sadly missed by her family and Friends. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Ave. W. (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Friday, July 13th at 11: 30 a.m. Interment Community section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Zareinu Educational Centre, 416-787-8278,

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EISEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2007-01-11 published
Full life's worth of big-hearted giving
By Catherine DUNPHY, Obituary writer, Page R2
People usually have only nice things to say about the departed some of which might even be true -- but with Kelly SILVERSTEIN people always had only nice things to say about him.
He really was just the greatest guy. Always there for kids -- any kid, not simply his own two boys. He was the fundraiser you could count on. And a coach for eight teams spread through four different sports.
He was the brother who rescued his fraternity when it teetered on bankruptcy. The volunteer who always raised the most money every year at Big Brothers and Big Sisters Bowl for Kids Sake. The parent who donated the Raptors tickets that pushed the bidding over the top at the school auction. The Dad who slipped the school principal a cheque for sports camp for an underprivileged student he thought particularly talented.
So when SILVERSTEIN died November 20 at age 42 just four days after he was diagnosed with leukemia, there was a shocked silence throughout his Hillcrest community.
And people wept when they heard.
There was standing room only at Holy Blossom Temple -- more than 1,200 people attended. The line snaked around the corner, and the service was 25 minutes late starting.
"You could feel it," said Rabbi John MOSCOWITZ. " There was a sense the very best one of us had just died."
SILVERSTEIN's Friends and family -- wife Jill, sons Oliver and Jonah -- were there, as were his fraternity brothers, his work colleagues, the teachers from the schools where he coached, kids from the teams he coached, but also the guy who worked in the underground parking lot in the building that housed his office.
He was that kind of guy.
"He was a stand-up kind of guy," said Terry KARIS, his barber at the Forest Hill Barber Shop. The two talked about more than the weather when SILVERSTEIN came in for his camouflage cut -- short on sides, long on top -- to hide the hair thinning on top.
In the fall of 2005, SILVERSTEIN invited KARIS to a hockey old-timers function.
"My son Adam was on the ice with Guy Lafleur. How good is that?" said KARIS.
It got better, though. KARIS had forgotten his camera and just as he and his son were about to leave, SILVERSTEIN hauled them over to Lafleur and took their picture together.
"He found a camera somewhere, somehow, because he knew I was a Montreal fan. And he wasn't even one. He put it in a frame and gave it to me. I treasure that picture," said KARIS.
"He was goodness personified," said Michael KALLES, a fraternity brother. "He gave his all to everything. He wasn't a guy who asked you to lift a heavy piano and he carried the piano bench. He'd be carrying 15 pianos." When they were students at the University of Western Ontario together, it was SILVERSTEIN who started Pi Lambda Phi fraternity.
First they met in a bedroom, then SILVERSTEIN got the idea they should rent a house; then he decided they should buy one -- which they did, choice real estate at the corner of Cheapside and Richmond Sts. -- because he raised a ton of money.
He started a chapter at the University of Windsor as well.
"Kelly did all the heavy lifting," KALLES said. He mobilized them to raise the $10,000 they needed to retain their charter when their chapter got in financial trouble. "He would say that we have to ensure that the frat would be around when our kids wanted to join."
He was always doing it for kids.
"He really was as fine a person as you would ever meet," said John HUNTER, principal of Hillcrest public school, where the SILVERSTEIN sons had attended and their father coached.
He started the basketball team there -- for five years he called practices for 7: 30 a.m. before he went to work. There was an offer on the table for him to come back and coach again this winter.
"He was so kind to the kids. He had a lot of trouble cutting them (from the team)," Hunter said.
For four years he coached two hockey teams in the North Toronto house league. For even longer he also coached two soccer teams, as well as baseball and basketball teams. Basketball was his favourite sport, possibly because he was six-foot-four.
He'd take his teams out for chicken wings; he'd sweep his sons' Friends up along on their family outings.
"Lunch became dinner and then supper. It was always one more invitation. That was the way it was with the whole family. They were a team," said Elaine LESNIAK, a single mom whose son, Ari, 14, had been Oliver's best friend until they went to different schools.
That never stopped SILVERSTEIN. "At the bus when the kids were going off to camp, Kelly always made sure to give Ari a big hug," she said.
"Every time you are with him, you want to be with him more. You are just drawn to him," said Ari.
Maybe he was just a big kid in some ways. He'd take the family and their Friends to a Baskin-Robbins ice cream place, seat them at the window and pay the kids $1 for every person they could get to wave to them. "It was our job to get people to wave, in a freezing cold night," Jill recalled.
SILVERSTEIN attacked life, reading three newspapers daily, tearing out articles to send off to Friends. "We all got them with the note: FYI, K.S.," said Bonnie BLONDER, Jill's best friend since childhood.
As he was often first in the office of Davis + Henderson cheque makers, he'd put on the coffee.
"Kelly just wanted to make sure everyone was happy," said Jill with a smile.
He was the youngest of five children of Sonny and Marlene SILVERSTEIN, of Silverstein's Bakery. "He was always being picked up and cuddled," said his only sister Robin SILVERSTEIN- EISEN.
The family lived in a cul-de-sac near Lawrence and Marlee in a house with a basketball hoop out front that was the centre of activity for all the neighbourhood kids. SILVERSTEIN often took his own family back there.
"He called it our 'drive-bys,'" said Jill. "He'd always tell the kids who lived in the houses. He wanted us to know about the good things."
In 1998, SILVERSTEIN had returned to Toronto after working in Atlanta when his mother was diagnosed with cancer. He postponed finding work to be with her. It was as if he pushed himself to get in a full life's worth of giving.
"This was just his thing -- to do for others," said family friend Barbara SILVERSTEIN (no relation.)
"He was so decent. I have never met anyone like him."
"I can't tell you how many people phoned us to volunteer because they heard about us from Kelly," said Heather SPROULE, executive director of Big Brothers and Sisters.
The day after SILVERSTEIN died, her office received a donation from him via the United Way. "I had no idea that beyond all that he was doing for us, that in his usual quiet fashion he made an annual donation through the United Way."
Next month there will be an award in SILVERSTEIN's name at the 2007 Bowl for Kids Sake.
"We thought about it for less than a second," SPROULE said. "It will be a fundraising award, which at the least is very fitting."

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EISENSCHMID o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-30 published
PATTERSON, John Stockton " Pat"
Peacefully at Sunnybrook Veterans L-Wing on Saturday, October 27, 2007. Dear husband of Gloria (McDONALD.) Loving father of Linda SCHORER (Bruce), Jack (Joanne), Glenn, and Lise EISENSCHMID (Eddy). Predeceased by his daughter Lorraine. Loving grandfather of nine and Great-Grandfather of four. Predeceased by his parents Bessie and John, Sr. of Dawson Creek, British Columbia, his siblings Dr. Bill PATTERSON of Vancouver and M.J. BRENNAN of Dawson Creek.
Pat was born in Regina, Saskatchewan on October 3, 1924. After attending Vancouver College, Pat joined the Royal Canadian Air Force piloting Lancasters with 431 Iroquois Squadron during World War 2 until 1945. After the war he attended U.B.C. and then began his career as a commercial pilot with Dorval Air Transport, Wheeler and then Nordair. While a Captain with Nordair, Pat flew mercy missions to Biafra for Canair Relief. Pat retired from Nordair in 1985. He continued to fly for Tempus for two more years and then became Membership Chairman (Eastern Division) for Canadian Airline Pilots Association - Retired.
The family would like to thank the staff of Sunnybrook and particularly Pat's wonderful nurses for their care over the last years of his life.
A celebration of Pat's life will be held in the Terrace Room of Markland Wood Country Club, 245 Markland Drive, Etobicoke, on Wednesday, October 31, 2007 from 1: 00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Sunnybrook Veterans Fund or the Salvation Army would be appreciated by the family.

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EISENSTAT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-06 published
COHEN, Fane Gordon
Peacefully at Baycrest Hospital in Toronto on November 5, 2007. Beloved wife of the late Sheldon Julius COHEN, mother of Norda Ann EISENSTAT and Dana Lynn COHEN. Cherished grandmother of David, Janice, Julie, Jody, Jonathan and Paula. Great-grandmother to Joshua, Hannah, Davina, Jacob, Jaimie, Shana, Lee and Ella. A legendary woman to all who knew her, she recently celebrated her 100th birthday surrounded by family and Friends. Sadly missed by Lina CANETE and all staff on Baycrest 6 east. Thank you for your loving care. She will be missed by all but never forgotten. Funeral on November 6, 2007 at 1 p.m. at Beth Israel Congregation in Kingston, Ontario. Shiva at 525 Melrose Ave., Toronto. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

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EISNER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-08 published
PRICE, Harry
After a long life filled with much love, on Thursday, September 6, 2007 at Kensington Gardens. Harry PRICE, beloved husband of the late Minnie PRICE. Loving father and father-in-law of Sharryn Price KELMAN and Harold KELMAN, Gayle and Gary MITCHELL, Marla PRICE, Cindy Price EISNER and Murray EISNER, and Matthew PRICE and the late Michelle Goodman PRICE. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Rose and Ed ORZY, and the late Joseph, Sam, and Max. Devoted grandfather of Todd BARGMAN, Sari and Philip SHAW, Carrie and Nick MAZZEI, Beth and Zale APPLEBY, Michael SINGER, Mitchell, and Jessica EISNER. Great-grandfather of Sierra, Jakob, Ethan, Casey, and Sydney. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue W., (three lights west of Dufferin) for service on Sunday, September 9th at 11: 30 a.m. Interment Adath Israel Synagogue section of Bathurst Lawn Memorial Park. Shiva 68 Babcombe Drive, Thornhill, daily from 2: 00 p.m. Donations may be made to The Harry Price Memorial Fund, c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, M6A 2C3, 416-780-0324 or at www.benjamins.ca.

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EISNOR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-18 published
EMORY, Wilma Hersey (née HOWARD)
Passed away peacefully after a courageous struggle with lung disease on Monday, July 16th, 2007 at the Palliative Care Unit, Bridgepoint Hospital, surrounded by the love of her family. She was born in Montreal on July 4th, 1920, daughter of the late Wilbert HOWARD and Olive HOWARD. For sixty-six magical years she was the beloved wife of James Vernon 'Top' EMORY, cherished mother of Devon (Bill) BAXTER, Karen (James) MILLER, Verne (Kendall) EISNOR, James (Barbara) EMORY, Arthur EMORY, and predeceased by her infant son Howard EMORY. She was the proud and loving grandmother of twenty-five (eight by marriage) and great-grandmother of fourteen. She is survived by her sisters Sylvia SMITH and Gwenna HOWARD and her brother Kenneth HOWARD. While active in church (Anglican) and charitable organizations during her earlier years in Montreal, in her later years in Toronto the principal focus of her life was her husband and family, to whom she was totally devoted. She will be remembered and missed by all who knew and loved her. At Wilma's request the funeral will be private. If desired, memorial donations may be made to and gratefully received by the Bridgepoint Palliative Care Unit, 14 St. Matthews Road, Toronto Ontario, M4M 2B5. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com.

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EISWORTH o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-11-28 published
YOUNG, Dorothy Elva (SPEARS)
Peacefully at Queensway Nursing Home, Hensall, on Sunday, November 25, 2007, Dorothy Elva (SPEARS) YOUNG, passed away in her 88th year. Beloved wife of the late Clayton YOUNG (1981.) Dear mother and mother-in-law of Sandy YOUNG and Brigitte HARRIS of Sooke, British Columbia, Drew and Laurel YOUNG of Coquitlam, British Columbia, Jamie and Nancy YOUNG of Hensall, Wendy and Bryon EISWORTH of Thunder Bay and Faye YOUNG of Guelph. Loving grandmother of 16 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Lola, Orma, Joan, Ted and Jackie, Kay and Howard and Zeta. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her daughters Jeanette and Sharon, son Leslie, son-in-law Tom, brother William and sisters Viola, Eva and Stella. Visitation in the Hensall Visitation Chapel, 79 King Street, Hensall on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be conducted on Friday, November 30, 2007 at 2 p.m. in Tobermory United Church visiting 1 hour prior to service. Rev. Susan SHANTZ officiating. Interment in Dunks Bay Cemetery, Tobermory. Memorial contributions may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association (J.M. McBeth Funeral Home). Condolences may be forwarded through www.jmmcbeathfuneralhome.com A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Dorothy YOUNG.

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