Jerry Rabinovitch

Funeral Service: Sunday, October 10, 2021
Private Service
Shiva: Strictly Private Shiva. Thank you for respecting the family's wishes.
Donations:
Canadian Cancer Society, (514) 255-5151
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Lawrence Clemen - about 12 hours ago

Jerry was a great friend who was always there to lend a hand. Many Montreal photographers benefited when Jerry would help them cope with unexpected problems and issues. He was very skilled at posing and lighting so that his subjects looked their very best or even better than they usually did. He always new the perfect angle and the most flattering lighting. His conversation brought out their personality and character. I will miss him. He was unique and always entertaining. He left his mark on the photographic community. His skill at creating images will be be cherished for generations.

Chelsea and Adam - 8 days ago

Dear Mae, Adam and I send our deepest condolences to you and your family at this time. We only met you and Jerry once but you welcomed us into your home and were so kind and thoughtful. Jerry called us “ Adam and madam” we thought that was silly, it made us smile so much. You and husband are two of the kindest people we have ever met. please take care Adam and madam.

Randi Shulman - 11 days ago

Dear Mae and Family, Jerry Robin was a household name in my family. Both Jerry and my late- father (Ruby Shulman) were Montreal photographers and collaborated at times. However, Jerry never fully retired! Just last year he took fabulous souvenir shots of my father's 80th- and for that I will always be grateful. As other's have written here- Jerry captured special memories for thousands of people- what a great profession- and professional! Jerry had a large personality, and big heart with his volunteer work. I know a loved one's passing creates a huge shock wave in the family, and I give you my sincerest condolences, and hope you all manage these powerful emotions. May you be comforted by all your good memories, and by knowing he lived a good, long life.

Maria Bybel - 12 days ago

Dear Mae, My deepest condolences to you and your family at the loss of your dear husband Jerry. When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. ❤️

Derek Silverman - 13 days ago

Dear Rabinovitch Family I worked for Jerry for a couple of years holding the "blinding video lights" about 40 years ago when he was THE VIDEO GUY in the city. Even though it was many years ago I have only the fondest of memories of those years - we worked hard and he was the ultimate professional. After the event he always treated his crew to a VERY LATE NITE meal at the Montreal Pool Room on St Laurent Blvd or his favorite haunt being Blanche Neige on Cote des Neiges. Extending my sincerest condolences to all of you on the loss of a wonderful human being - Rest in Peace Jerry !

Rodney Rabinovitch - 13 days ago

Thank you for all your well wishes and stories My mother can be reached at [email protected] for further inquires regarding our father or if you would like to visit to offer condolences

Abie Budman - 13 days ago

To the Robin family; Sorry, sorry, sorry my sincere regrets I’m embarrassed I have no words, just spoke to Jerry sorry again

Toby Shulman - 13 days ago

Dear Mae, Rodney, & Gregory & extended family, My sincerest condolences on the loss of your beloved Jerry, a true mentsch & giving person. He was so wonderful to Ruby on his 80th birthday. Our family was so grateful. They worked together for so many years. Maybe they are photographing & videoing all the wonderful souls in Heaven. May all of you be comforted as the mourners of Zion & Jerusalem & suffer no more sorrows.

Debby McIntosh - 13 days ago

Dearest Mae, I send my most heartfelt condolences to you and your family. My heart goes out to you. Your memories will always be with you and will give you strength in the hard times. Stay strong. Sending love and hugs.

Rivkah and Chaim Cohen - 13 days ago

Dear Rabinovitch family, Our sincere condolences to you on the passing of your beloved Jerry, Z"L. Jerry was a dedicated volunteer at MADA, photographing our events with great enthusiasm, and always being there to deliver hundreds of meals and food baskets to the less fortunate, May all the good deeds and Mitzvot he did so sincerely and with a joyful heart, be a merit for his Neshama to ascend in Gan Eden. May his memory be for a blessing. Chaim Shlomo and Rivkah Cohen and the MADA family

Ian Bell - 13 days ago

Dear Mae and family. I am shocked to find out about the passing of Gerry. It wasn’t too long ago that Gerry sent me a message on messenger. I called him almost immediately. We had a great conversation. I was just thinking about Mae and Gerry the other day to go up and visit them. Wishing Mae and the family my most heartfelt condolences. Gerry was one of the best ones.

Toby Fainsilber - 14 days ago

It’s hard to believe that someone with so much life could be gone. I spoke to Jerry last year after booking his Airbnb for an in person bat mitzvah that didn’t happen due to Covid. It was lovely hearing him Kvell about his kids and how much he loved his wife. I have so many pictures Jerry took all over my house - family portraits, pictures of simchas… I will never forget (it’s a family legend) how he got one of my unruly cousins to smile for the camera at a bar mitzvah. Only Jerry could charm him. May you be comforted with the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

Ruthie Sherman - 15 days ago

Sending my deepest condolences

Elayne Grand Silton - 15 days ago

Mae and family. I was saddened to hear of your loss. We shared so many good times over the years. My thoughts are with you. Elayne

Karen & Morrie Cuttler - 15 days ago

Dear Mae & family, We were very saddened to hear about the loss of your beloved, Jerry. My late dad ( Perry Carmen) always said Jerry was one of the best he ever worked with. He also helped make our wedding video that much more memorable - actually it was more of a production! For the video intro, we schlepped him to various locations in and around Montreal; setting up scenes, special effects and different scenarios along with family and friends! I don’t know who had more fun -Jerry or us! What a great personality- as well as being extremely talented! Close to 40 years later, we are still laughing, enjoying and appreciating the video, and fondly remember Jerry and the great time we all had. May cherished memories bring you and your family comfort and peace at this difficult time. Please accept our heartfelt condolences. Fondly, Karen & Morrie Cuttler

Yaacov Bauer - 15 days ago

Jerry captured many special moments for thousands of families. May the special memories you have of him bring you comfort. BDE.

Eileen Rabinovitch - 15 days ago

To the Rabinovitch Family My deepest condolences on the passing of your beloved Gerry. He was such a great guy, and we all had the pleasure of volunteering and working alongside Gerry weekly, as no matter the weather conditions we could always count on Gerry to show up, pack his car and deliver hundreds of weekly food boxes for MADA. He was larger the life to us , strong, fearless , the best of storytellers and undeniably selfless, the most giving of men. He will be deeply missed and fondly remembered . May your beautiful memories be a source of comfort for all of you . Baruch Dayem Emet

Barbara and Jerry Goffman - 15 days ago

Our sincere condolences on the passing of Jerry. Jerry Goffman grew up as a young man as a friend to the Rabinovitch family and is to this day very close friends with several of the family members. Our thoughts are with you. May he RIP

Sharon Wilensky - 15 days ago

I was sad to learn of Jerry's passing. We will miss seeing him at Wilensky's. When he came in, he always brightened our day with his stories about photography. He even took photos of the restaurant and gave them to us. So sweet. After he ordered, he would always say, "What do you owe me?" I send you my deepest condolences.

Steve Shector - 15 days ago

To Rod and Family. My sincerest condolences on the passing of your dad 📷. Sherry sends her condolences during this difficult time.

Vincent Nachaty - 15 days ago

Our sincerest condolences to you Mae and your family for the passing of Jerry. May he rest in peace and may you and your family find comfort in knowing how much love and support is coming your way. May Jerry's love and memories help you in this difficult time. Hugs Vincent & Coli

David Forman - 16 days ago

My sincerest of condolences to Mae, Rodney, Greg, Libby & Larry. I am heartbroken for you all. May you have strength and an abundance of love in the days ahead. May he Rest In Peace.

Tom Freiman - 16 days ago

Sorry to hear, brings back lots of memories, worked together many times.

Steven & Elissa Sitcoff - 16 days ago

Dear Mae, Rodney, Gregory and family, our sincere condolences on the sad news of Jerry's passing. Our thoughts will be with you at this difficult time.

ALLEN FRIEND - 16 days ago

Dear Mae, Jerry was an amazing man with a terrific sense of humor. We will never forget our suppers at Barbies which we shared with you and Jerry.You have our deepest sympathies and we hope that your memories will bring you peace. Merilyn and Allen Friend

Brissa and Brian Berkovits &Family - 16 days ago

Dear Mae,Rodney,Greg and family, We are saddened of the passing of Jerry, a loving husband, father, and grandfather. Brian and I have such fond memories of when we moved onto Snowden in 1986. You made this newlywed couple feel welcomed and embraced. Our relationship continued over many years including Jerry being the photographer and videographer for our son Brandon's BarMitzvah. Jerry always had a huge smile whenever our paths would cross. We extend our heartfelt condolences to you all. May your individual and collective memories give you all strength and comfort. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. BDE

Zeldie Lester - 16 days ago

Robin Family, when life is over you are left with memories Jerry left this world with more than that. He left use with memories of his life but the man worked so hard for so many years to make sure that our lives were made richer buy his wonderful eye and the way he put our most important moments into albums I am happy to be able to look around my home and feel him there. Rest in peace Jerry Zeldie Lester

Sol Boxenbaum - 16 days ago

Dear Mae, My sincerest condolences on your loss. I remember the late nights/early mornings we shared at the Blanche Neiges on Cote des Neiges in the 1960's. I last saw Jerry at Ruby Shulman's 80th birthday party and we planned a reunion with the two of you . Unfortunately we didn't get to complete that. Find comfort in your happy memories.

Wendy Corn - 16 days ago

Dear Mae, I am so saddened to hear of Jerry’s passing. I knew him as a kind and gentle man – always ready to lend a hand. I pray the wonderful memories you share bring you comfort at such a difficult time.

Marty Croitoru and Mindy Shulman - 16 days ago

Our sincere condolences to the family and a thank you for all the great memories. Marty and Mindy

Marilyn Iny - 16 days ago

Dear Mae, It’s hard to forget Jerry! He made our wedding album. Waited soo long and it was worth the wait!! I remember so well our wedding day. The hem of my wedding gown had pins in it as the seamstress forgot to do it. Quickly someone came to the hotel to sew the hem, whileJerry calmed me and said all will be fine and he did an amazing job in less than half the time he had planned. Will never forget! Hope all the memories will help you during this difficult time Marilyn and Eddie

Bill Eldon & Alina - 16 days ago

My deepest condolences to the family. Jerry was a good friend that you could always count on. he will deeply missed.

Heidi Chernoff - 16 days ago

Dear Mae, Jerry was the photographer for so many of my families special events. My sweet sixteen, my wedding videographer, my grandparents 50th anniversary photos, to name a few. He was always so personable and easy going, that it was hard to get too upset waiting for the photos to be delivered. I remember you always being with him when he came to our house. It was great seeing both of you when we shared a table at the Mada volunteer gala. May he Rest In Peace and May all the wonderful memories you shared comfort you. Heidi

Rachel Lester - 16 days ago

To the Robin family that is how I new Jerry fir 40 years. My sincere condolences go to all of you. I met Jerry last 3 g years ago by chance. I had along history withJerry 3 sweet sixteen and 3wedding. Have lovely albums to remember his work.

Provisia Photo Lab - 17 days ago

Dear Rabinovitch Family, It was with great sadness that we learned of Jerry's passing. We have lost a very formidable and passionate photographer who always worked with his heart and took great pride in his creativity. When he visited out lab he always had a smile and wonderful stories to tell along with his loyal dog Max by his side. May the memories you shared with him comfort you through these difficult times Eleanor Salonin

Fred and Laura Firestone - 17 days ago

Our condolences to Mae and family. We will always remember Jerry and his gift of gab.

Ruth Eliesen - 17 days ago

Dear Mae and Family, I vividly remember both you and Jerry who left us with memorable albums of Michael and Carri’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah. He was such a perfectionist and sensitive. I’m so sorry for all of you and wish you strength for your huge loss. Warmest regards.😔🙏

Anna and Aron Gonshor - 17 days ago

To Jerry’s family, Our heartfelt condolences at this sad time. Jerry left us with two wonderful family portraits, mementos of important life-cycle events that still grace the walls of our mother’s room. His kindness and wonderful sense of humour whenever we met, wether in carpool, at simchas or on the street will always be remembered. May his memory be a blessing. Fondly, Aron and Anna Gonshor

Sandy and Danny Rossner - 17 days ago

Dear Mae and family, Our condolences to you and your family on your loss . Even though we have not been in contact over the years we have very fond and wonderful memories of Jerry. He was a very talented, kind and special person . May your memories of him bring you strength and comfort .

Elise Pomerantz-Zaracoff - 17 days ago

So sorry to hear about the passing of Jerry. My deepest condolences. He did our wedding pictures 32 years ago.

Marla Glazer - 17 days ago

My sincerest condolences to your family. Someone I would never forget. He took the pictures at my wedding 39 years ago. A true gentleman inside and out. RIP. May his memories be with you always.

Linda Mann Gewurz - 17 days ago

Mae and family, it has been a very long time but I remember you both so well. Sone people leave an impression that lasts a lifetime. You both did to us. Jerry was our wedding photographer and what a memory…..he tried so hard to make us happy……he even tried to help us with our album as it was damaged by the horrendous flood of 1987. He was special to all of you, he was a kind and funny man with a wonderful talent. I will always remember him especially when I look at our beautiful wedding album……memories are to cherish…. So cherish all of yours and be strong for each other. Thinking of you.

Tammy Mintz - 17 days ago

So very sorry to hear...hearing this news truly saddens me. May his memory be a blessing to you and your sons...

Sharon Mayoff - 17 days ago

Dear Mae and family, I remember so well like it was yesterday coming to your house to pick pictures for the album of my son lan’s bar mitzvah and he fell into your swimming pool. That was 35 years ago as he is now 48. May Jerry Rest In Peace. My sincere condolences Sharon Mayoff

RHONDA LIBERMAN - 17 days ago

I worked with Jerry many years ago...great photographer

Daniel Boloten - 17 days ago

Dear Greg and Rodney I am offering you my deepest sympathies and my condolences for you and your loved ones. Your father was a kind and wonderful man and his memories will always be with you. I am offering you my condolences for you and your loved ones at this time of loss. Be strong and take care.

Sonia & Gerry Sirota - 17 days ago

Dear Mae, So very sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. We send our sincere condolences on your loss of a most wonderful man. May all the wonderful memories you shared keep you going at this most difficult time.

Marlena Avila - 18 days ago

Mae my heart is breaking but it goes out to you and we are gutted by the loss of this one of a kind man. I met Jerry 13 years ago and this picture perfectly captures his sweetness, sensitivity and joy. I have always been proud to call Jerry and Mae my Montréal parents as they took me under their wing and were always there for me and many others. We have so many memories of wonderful times together. He was one of the most talented and wisest people I have ever known and as stubborn as I am I’ve always tried to listen to his advice. He loved making people smile with his witty jokes & even if you heard them one too many times, the joy he had in telling them you could only laugh again and again. One of the best things about Jerry was how much he loved his wife and how he thought that she was the most beautiful, wonderful woman and he was proud to be her husband. Many people can only wish to have a long, loving and happy marriage and to have a partner so devoted to their happiness. I am grateful for the time that we had and I take solace in the thought that he is reunited with his faithful dog Max. Love you Mae and I’m only a call a way.

Amiram Gelbart - 18 days ago

Dear Mar and family. So sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. My sincere condolences.Cherish the wonderful memories and be strong.He was a kind generous guy. BD™H Amiram Gelbart

MICHAEL SCHWARTZ - 18 days ago

My condolences to the family. Haven’t seen Jerry in a long time but still have some of my children’s pictures that he had done he was always very pleasant and professional in his work

Faigy and Arthur Moses - 18 days ago

Arthur and I would like to send our condolences to the entire family on the passing of Jerry. Arthur was friends with Jerry since they were 5 years old. On City Hall Street. Jerry was an Usher at our wedding and he was always in our thoughts even though we have not seen him for many years. Our 2 sons worked for him when they were in their teens helping him with his photography at weddings. May he rest in peace. He was a good man and a good friend.

JACK SINGER - 18 days ago

My dear Mae, So sorry to learn of Jerry's passing. Be well and stay strong.

Ginger & Bert Cohen - 18 days ago

It is with great sadness we learn of Jerry's passing, he was a part of our extended family & a wonderful nephew to our late Brother in law Eddy Soloway . He had a special quality that he extended to his Family& will always be remembered . Long Life & Good Health to Mae & the Family..Ginger ( Ethel ) , Bert Cohen & Family