Monday, September 27, 2021
|Shiva:||Strictly Private Shiva. Thank you for respecting the family's wishes.|
Chevra Kadisha B’nai Jacob Congregation, (514) 482-3366.
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Cynthia Miller (CJ) - 14 days ago
Dear Debbie, My sincere condolences to you and your family. She was so proud of you and she loved to watch you skate. Kathy would get very nervous when you tried your tests and when you competed. She knew how much you loved it and she was not like most skating mothers. May your family be spared further sorrow.
Susan Losonci - 18 days ago
Dear Ervin and Family, I'm so terribly saddened by the news of Kathy's passing. I have known you, Ervin, for 67 years, and, Kathy for 63. Although, we didn't see each other for long periods, you're like family. Kathy always kept in touch. May happy memories comfort you at this difficult time, and may her memory be a blessing. Susie
Toby Shulman - 19 days ago
Dear Gardos Family, I was very saddened to hear that Kathy had passed away. I worked with her in the Chevra office 20 years ago. She was a lovely lady who knew her membership and how to deal with everyone. May the family be comforted as the mourners of Zion & Jerusalem & have no more sorrows.
Hallie Frank - 22 days ago
Dear Irvin and family I was very saddened to hear of the loss of your dear wife Kathy. May your memories sustain you. My heart felt condolences Hallie Frank
Heather Trestan Browman - 22 days ago
Dear Gardos Family, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved Kathy. I knew Kathy from the Chevra - During the High Holidays I would sit in the Balcony right behind Kathy and her mother. We always had such nice conversations - she was a lovely, warm person. She was so helpful in the planning of my daughter's wedding 24 years ago. Kathy will be missed. With deepest sympathy to the family.
Yosi - 22 days ago
We all send our heartfelt condolences on the passing of Kathy Z'L. I so vividly remember her radiant smile and her warm disposition. In this time, we pray that her smile and zest for life continues to shed light and warmth for the entire family.
Marcy Kronish - 22 days ago
My deepest sympathy on the loss of a lovely lady, always so kind to deal with Marcy Kronish
Joanne Kelly Rudy - 23 days ago
My heartfelt sympathy to family and friends.
Rita Vosberg - 23 days ago
My sincere condolences on the loss of Kathy. May the family be spared further sorrow.
Monica Munchik - 24 days ago
Dear Debbie, my most heartfelt condolences on the loss of your beloved mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Audra Libman - 24 days ago
My condolences to the entire Gardos family. I had the pleasure of working with Kathy not too long ago and was able to learn a lot from her.
Avie Cohen & Eli Segal - 24 days ago
Dear Debbie and family, Our sincerest condolences on the loss of your precious mother. I know how strong she was over the last few months and how hard she fought. You were a wonderful daughter, caregiver and advocate on her behalf. I hope the memories you have of her sustain you.
Heather Stiglitz - 25 days ago
Dear Debbie and family, My deepest sympathies for your loss. May memories of your good times together help you through this difficult period.
Shawn Aster - 25 days ago
Dear Debby and family: Please accept our condolences. I remember your mom well from the office at the Chevra Kadisha shul. May the memories of Mrs Gardos give you strength.
Julie and Harvey - 25 days ago
Dear Ervin, Debbie, Richie, George and family, We were deeply saddened by Kathy‘s passing. She was my first friend when we came to Canada. We lived across the street from each other on Esplanade street and attended Fairmount school together. After we both moved our friendship continued at Strathcona academy and Outremont high. Kathy was instrumental in introducing Harvey and I. Along with Erika, Agie, Judy, we formed a close friendship and enjoyed lots of happy times together. We then met and married our life partners and all had our beautiful families. We were fortunate that our group of friends stayed together for more than 50 years. The great memories together will keep you forever ever in our hearts. Julie and Harvey and family
Victor Schweitzer - 27 days ago
Wishing Ervin and family my deepest condolences.
Cindy Lester Rudman - 27 days ago
Debbie and family, My sincere condolences on the passing of your mom. Wishing the wonderful memories and the support of family and friends will buoy you during this difficult time. Cindy
Martha and Mendel - 27 days ago
Dear family, we were very sad to hear about the Passing of Kathy, your dearly beloved wife, mother, Mother in law, grandmother. May her memory be A source of comfort to you all and May you be Spared from further sorrow. Our heartfelt Deepest sympathy. Martha and Mendel
Bonnie Leiner - 27 days ago
Dear Debbie and Family, I'm saddened to hear of your loss. Please accept my condolences. May your happy memories bring you comfort during this difficult time.
Reesa - 27 days ago
Dear Debbie and family, my sincere condolences on the loss of your mom. I remember when my Dad passed away meeting with the rabbi at the Chevra kadisha. Your mom, remembered me and also had such nice things to say about my Dad. It was a moment that meant a lot to me. I really appreciated her caring and warmth. BDE
ed cape - 27 days ago
To Debbie and family, We would like to express our sympathy on the loss of your mother who was dearly loved. Mona and Ed Cape
Roz Agulnik, #1112 - 27 days ago
Dear Ervin and family - I was so touched watching Cathy's funeral this afternoon and hearing all the wonderful words about her. I should've realized that just from knowing her in the building. Sincerest condolences to all of you. May all your wonderful memories help at this most difficult time. Stay strong and safe.
Karen Dayan - 27 days ago
To the Gardos family: We were shocked and saddened to hear about the passing of Mrs Gardos. We used to be neighbours at the 5505 Cavendish. She was a lovely person. We used to meet in the elevator and she used to chat with our daughter who was a toddler at the time. She was always smiling and it was a pleasure knowing her.. Our sincerest condolences and may her memory be a source of comfort to you. sincerely from Karen, Barry, and Sarina Simon
Joelle and Adam Schachter - 28 days ago
We are so sorry for your loss! We know how loved she was by everyone around her, especially Jeremy and Lauryn, who treasured her dearly! May her memory bring you all comfort! With Love, Joelle and Adam
Judi and David grunbaum - 28 days ago
Dear family, Please accept our deepest sympathy on the loss of your beloved wife, mother,grandmother. Kathy always had a smile on her face and sent the funniest emails. May your memories of her bring you comfort. Baruch Dayan haemet.
Marlene Shama - 28 days ago
Dear Gardos & Fischer Families, I'm so saddened to read of the untimely passing of Kathy. I met Kathy in 2008 when Rabbi Jacobson, officiated at our late mother's funeral and she helped us during our bereavement and we are forever grateful. Please accent my sincere and heartfelt condolences. May her spirit always surround you with love and shine upon you. May her memory be for a blessing. .
Adrienne Gmora and Family - 28 days ago
Dear Rich and family, I am truly saddened to hear of the passing of your beloved mother Kathy. I remember meeting her a few times in Toronto. Such a beautiful and kind lady with a true sparkle in her eyes. I know how much she cherished her family and how much her family cherished her. May her memory live on in your hearts forever. Our thoughts are with you today.
Mike Cohen - 28 days ago
Twenty six years ago Kathy literally coordinated my wedding at Chevra Kadisha. In recent years I became her city councillor in Cote Saint-Luc She was an active constituent. I saw her with Debbie in person last week just before she went to the hospital. She was in a wheelchair and in frail condition, but nonetheless found the strength to share some concerns with me. She will be missed.
Spiridula Katerelos - 28 days ago
Dear Family My Deepest Sympathy on your loss of a Beautiful lady, I had the pleasure of doing her nails for 30 years MAY SHE REST IN PEACE (Luiza) Deauville
Cara Potechin - 28 days ago
Dear Debbie and family, I'm so sorry to read of your loss. I remember your mom fondly from after-school get-togethers. My condolences to you all.
Andrew and Eva Lebovics - 28 days ago
Dear Ervin and family, We were extremely saddened by the news of Kathy"s passing.Though we did not have contacts for years it is painful to learn of any harm happening to old friends. This being the ultimate harm,please know that our thoughts are with you. Eva and Andy \
Mark Liflan - 28 days ago
Dear Ervin and Family: I was very deeply saddened to learn that your beloved Kathy had passed away. I knew her as a very cherished neighbour, always positive ,enthusiastic, and engaging .I will definitely miss her. I want to convey my deepest sympathies to you on your unimaginable loss..
Merle and Jack Klam - 28 days ago
We remember Kathy as a very warm, sensitive and thoughtful person. She will be sorely missed. Rich, we offer our deepest condolences. Merle and jack
Rhona Weis Stern - 28 days ago
Dear Debbie and family, I would like to extend my sincerest condolences on the loss of your mother. May your wonderful memories sustain you during this very difficult time.
gilbert et brigitte Brisset - 28 days ago
To Ervin and the Gardos family: our deepest and sincere condolences on the passing of Kathy, your dearest wife, may she rest in peace .
Jeff Frank - 28 days ago
Kathy took such good care of many things for so many people for so long, - but not for long enough. She will be missed. BDH
Miklos Neumann - 28 days ago
Ervinkem, Gardos es a fishercsalad,fajo szivvel irom ezeket asorokat,hihetetlen veszteseg egy csaladtag elvesztese,kulonossen rgy mosojgo finomakat fozo feleseget,Ervin nagyon szomoru vagyok,tudod en mindig itvagyok NEKED
Marianne and David Portnoy - 28 days ago
Dear Erwin and family, It is with a heavy heart that I am sending you my deepest condolences. It was a privilege to call Kathy a friend and I will miss our talks and the laughs we shared. Marianne
Nancy & Ronnie Weigensberg - 28 days ago
Sincere condolences on the loss of Kathy. I worked with Kathy over 55 years ago. Kathy and Erwin were at my wedding. Unfortunately we lost contact with each other. Treasure your wonderful memories. Nancy & Ronnie Weigensberg
Doug Mayoff - 28 days ago
Dear kathy’s family, I was very sad to learn of Kathy’s passing. She was a most lovely woman and I always enjoyed speaking with her when she worked in the Chevra office.
Sandy Rossner - 28 days ago
Dear Ervin and family, Our deepest sympathies on your loss . We knew Kathy through the shul and her late mother was a friend of my late mother-in-law. May her fond memories be a source of comfort to you during this difficult period . Sandy and Danny
Maya Lallouz - 28 days ago
Dear Debbie and the whole family, i am very sadden to hear this news, please accept my heartfelt condolences. May her memory be a blessing and may she always watches over you! Baruch Dayan Haemet
Arnold Cohen - 28 days ago
My deepest sympathies to the entire family. It was a privilege and pleasure to work with Kathy during my time as a Board member and President of the Chevra. Her dedication and caring was invaluable and she was adored by the entire shul community. May your great memories of her and her legacy sustain you all through this difficult time.
Erna Benjamin - 28 days ago
Dear Debbie and family, My condolences to you and your family on the passing of your dear mother. May her memory be a blessing. Erna Benjamin
Rita posel - 28 days ago
My deepest sympathy on the loss of your dear wife, Rita posel
Kitty Frommer - 28 days ago
Dear Debbie, so sorry for your loss. Sending you big hugs
Donna Weitzman - 28 days ago
Dear Debbie and family Please accept my sympathies on loss of your mother. May your warm memories be a comfort during this difficult time Donna Weitman
Beverly Bressler - 28 days ago
Dear Debbie My sincere condolences on the passing of your mother. May you cherish her memory and be spared from further sorrow. Beverly
Nathan and Fanny Rosenshein - 28 days ago
Dear Ervin, Richie and Debbie, After our recent chats, I was hoping and praying for Kathy's recovery, but sadly, it was not meant to be. We first met in 1996 at the Chevra, and over the years, we had occasion to meet or chat on many occasions.... Kathy was an energetic and capable person - the ultimate problem solver. She had a wide knowledge of the community, which is evident by the broad range of people leaving condolences here. CKBJ was fortunate to have her for so many years.... I will miss her, and so will the community. To the Gardos Family , our deepest condolences. Baruch Dayan Ha'Emmes.
Philip Matlin - 28 days ago
To the Gardos family. Please accept my deepest condolences on the passing of Kathy. Kathy was irreplaceable at the Chevra Kadisha Synagogue. My involvement with the Chevra started in the '70s and after a sabbatical in the 80s and early 90s returned to to the Shule and was deeply involved. Kathy was the first person to come and welcome me back. Kathy always had a smile and a good word. She was the rock and never disappointed. I will always miss you, Kathy. RIP. Phil Matlin BDE
Hannah and Bill Lewkowict - 28 days ago
Dear Ervin, Debbie, Richard and Melissa, George and families. Kathy and I were friends for a long time and celebrated our life cycles together as our children grew up and moved ahead to live their lives. Jeremy and Lauryn brought such joy to Kathy and her family. The updates and pictures were so precious to her. She was truly a lovely lady and this loss is felt by all who knew her. Always a smile and a good word to make all our days better. Her positive attitude and hard work gave her strength and fulfilled her . I will miss Kathy and her phone calls with great laughs, joy and tears. Bill and I would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family and may all your cherished memories you all created with Kathy give you strength in these difficult days. Rest in peace my friend, I will miss you. Hannah and Bill Lewkowict
Sara Miller - 28 days ago
Dear Gardos family, I would like to extend my most deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved Kathy. I had the pleasure of working with her at The Chevra, even after she no longer worked there we remained friends. May your memories be a source of comfort during this very sad time. My thoughts are with you. Sara
Cheryl Sochaczevski-Solomon - 28 days ago
Dear Debbie and Family, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. May your cherished memories be a source of comfort during this difficult time. Baruch Dayan Émet.
Brenda Rodier - 28 days ago
Dear family, It is with a heavy heart that we must accept Kathy's passing. She was always such a joy to talk with. It has been a short period of time with many losses in your family; far too difficult for anyone to bear. May the wonderful memories you have created together, help you get through this challenging journey. With profound sympathies.
Glenda Lisbona - 28 days ago
Dear Debbie, My deepest sympathy to you and your family on the passing of your dear mother. I remember how helpful she was when we had planned 2 of our children's weddings at the Chevra Kadisha. Here is hoping your good memories and time help to heal you. My thoughts are with you. Fondly, Glenda
Jason Glazer - 28 days ago
Dear Debbie, I am so sorry to learn about your mom’s passing. I hope your memories bring comfort at this difficult time. Jason G
Lizzy Imuzeze - 28 days ago
Rich, Debbie and Dad. , i got the news. So sad. mum was such a lovely woman and a wonderful mum. I love her so much. I will miss her greatly. You and your family are in my thoughts as you grieve this loss. All my love. I wish I could be there to comfort you as you grieve. I’m holding you in my heart. I love you all and Dad too. I really wish she stayed alive to cook for me as she told me. One this is sure. God knows best. I love and miss you mummy Kathy. 😘
Anat Lazar Simon - 28 days ago
Dear Debbie and family I want to send you my deepest sympathies on Debbie you are such an amazing and devoted daughter Lang I hope that your cherished memories will carry you through these difficult times. Anat
Linda Shore - 28 days ago
I want to extend my heartfelt condolences to the Gardos family on the loss of their beloved Kathy. She was truly a special person and will be missed by everyone who knew her. May the many wonderful memories she leaves behind be your strength at this very difficult time. My thoughts are with you. Linda
Iona Redler - 28 days ago
Kathy was my friend, my mentor, my confidant. For 10 years, my week-long side of the same coin. We were so close that we sometimes finished each other’s sentences. We shared simchas and sad times, but this is the saddest time of all. I will miss you, my friend, and remember you always and our fun times and many, many laughs. Marvin, Amanda, Noah and Josh join me in sending our condolences to the family she loved so much. She loved Ervin and was so proud of Debbie, Richie and Melissa and Jeremy and Lauryn were her shining stars. George was her hero. May all your cherished memories of this wonderful women, fabulous cook and baker, great friend to so many, who had a heart of gold, provide comfort to you all.
Eileen and David Goldsmith - 28 days ago
Dear Ervin and Family, Please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of your dear Kathy. We wish you strength during this difficult time and hope that good memories will sustain you during this time of sorrow.
Aggie Stark - 28 days ago
Dear Ervin, George. Debbie, Richie, and family It is hard to find words to express the grief we feel on loosing such a longtime friend. Kathy was to us like family. We will miss her smile and regular phone calls. She will forever remain in our hearts and may her memory forever be a blessing to her dear family. Our deepest condolences to the whole family. Aggie and Leslie Stark
Judith & Antonio Rapaport - 28 days ago
Dear Gardos Family, There are no word that can describe our sadness for your loss of Kathy, a life cut short too soon. Hope that the good memories of her will sustain you and the knowledge that there are so many people thinking of you and sharing in your sorrow. May her name be a blessing and may the Family be spared of further sorrow.
Alanna Korman - 28 days ago
Dear Debbie I am so sorry about the loss of your mother. Sending you and your family my condolences. Alanna Korman
Denise and Sheldon Popliger - 28 days ago
Dear Family , Our sincerest condolences . We are saddened to hear of Kathy's demise. Kathy was a cornerstone of the Chevra office. She was the " go to person" who could handle any situation in her warm , smiling, consoling manner. Kathy was admired by everyone who knew her. The past few months have been difficult for your family but may it be a comfort to know that we are thinking of you. RIP Kathy -- you will be missed. BDE
Muriel and Suzanne - 28 days ago
Ervin and all of Kathy’s loved ones; please accept our condolences on Kathy’s passing. My mom and I got to know Kathy and Irvin as their neighbours; what a beautiful and loving couple, kind, humble and so warm. We are very saddened by your loss and send our heartfelt sympathy; May her memory be a blessing. Rest In Peace Kathy.
Myra & Brian Greenstone - 28 days ago
Dear Gardos Family, Our deepest condolences to all of you on your loss. Kathy's beautiful smile will always be remembered. Please know our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
Jo-Anna & Kenny Mandel - 28 days ago
So sorry for your loss. Jo-Anna and I extend our deepest condolences to you and your family. May she Rest In Peace and her memory be a blessing.
Judi Garon - 28 days ago
Dear Irvin and family Words cannot convey the sadness I feel at the loss of Kathy. She was devoted to her family. We shared family stories when we ran into each other. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. May her memory always be a source of comfort to you all.
Suanne Day - 28 days ago
Dear Ervin, Debbie, Richard and Melissa and family, I was so saddened to hear this news yesterday. Kathy was an amazing friend, an amazing person. I will miss her a lot. May her memory be a blessing to you always. Suanne & Sherman.
Shanfield Issie and Rachel - 28 days ago
Dear Debbie and family: We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of your beloved mother Kathy Gardos, z’l. You often spoke of her when we were seeing you at theJGH, and it was obvious how devoted a daughter you were. May her memory always be a blessing and may it give you strength and inspiration. With deepest sympathies, Rachel and Issie Shanfield
Doreen & Neil - 28 days ago
Dear Ervin & family We are sad to hear of your loss our deepest sympathy to all of you. May all the good memories of Kathy be a source of comfort. Doreen & Neil in Vancouver
Pam Segal (Vininsky) - 28 days ago
Dear Richie and family, My deepest condolences on the loss of your beautiful mom. Thinking of you during this difficult time. May her memory give you comfort today and always.
Miriam Cohen - 29 days ago
Dear Gardos family, Kathy was such a warm, vibrant, person, it's hard to believe she is gone. Always helpful, to me personally, and to us at Creative Social Center in so many ways - flyers, advice... May her memory be a source of comfort and a blessing! Miriam Cohen, Clara Stubina, Dina Fraid, Creative Social Center
Eti Eitan - 29 days ago
Dear Erwin, Debbie, Richie and the entire family. I am so heartbroken and devastated by the sad news. I knew beautiful Kathy for 50 years, loved her, kept it touch living in Israel. I always thought she was so special. good hearted, loving, always with a smile, lovely lady. what a great loss! I send you my sincere condolences. may you never know sorrow again.
Joan Lackman - 29 days ago
Dear ErvIn, and family, I was shocked and saddened to hear of Kathy's passing. We worked at the Chevra for many years and knew her to be a most kind and generous person. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.
Beverley Fefergrad - 29 days ago
Dear Family, my heartfelt condolences on the passing of Kathy. May all your fond memories help you during your time of sorrow.
Rona Narvey - 29 days ago
Dear Gardos family..I was shocked and saddened to read about Kathy's passing..I first met her when she assisted us at our daughter's wedding 24 years ago at the Chevra Kadisha...and we became friendly at the West End Gym..she was a special person and had a warm, kind and loving soul..she will be surely missed by everyone lucky enough to know her and call her " friend".
Francine Bishinsky - 29 days ago
Dear Debbie, My heartfelt condolences on the passing of your Mom. I know how devoted a daughter you have been. Thinking of you and your family at this very sad time. Francine
Susan and Tom Molnar - 29 days ago
Dear Erwin, Debbie George and Family, we were devastated by the new of Kathy passing away, it was too early, she was still too young to go. We are heartbroken and we send our warm condolences and I am sure her memory will never be forgotten in our heart
Ann and Aron Korman - 29 days ago
Dear Gardos Family, We are saddened to hear of Kathy’s passing. Please accept our sincere condolences, and may you have no more sorrow. Kathy was a lovely lady, and she will be missed. Ann and Aron Korman
Andrea and Frank Weinstein - 29 days ago
Dear all of Kathy’s family, We are so incredibly saddened to learn of you beloved Kathy’s passing. She was devoted to all of her loved ones as well as to her many friends. May Kathy’s life be remembered with love and warmth. May you be comforted by all the good memories of a life well-lived. Frank and Andrea
Viragh family - 29 days ago
Dear Ervin, Debbie, Richard and family, our deepest condolences to all of you for your loss. Kathy was an exceptional lady. Her smile brought light in to the world. May the sweet memories ease your pain. Esther, Suzy, Daniel and George
Gayle Shinder - 29 days ago
Dear Debbie and family, I am so sorry to hear that your mother lost her battle with cancer. I know the last few months had been very difficult on her and on the family. Debbie, you were a tower of strength during this ordeal and helped your mother through those difficult times. My sincere condolences to you and your family.
Gil Mazaltarim - 29 days ago
To the Gardos family. I knew Kathy from the Chevra. Please accept my sincere condolences.
Viviane and George Krausz - 29 days ago
Dear Ervin, Debbie, Richard and family Our heartfelt condolences . Nothing brought Kathy more joy than talking about her cherished children and grandchildren when we met . She was gone too soon. May her memory be for a blessing . BDH Viviane and George
Judy Retik - 29 days ago
Dear Gardos Family, I was so saddened to hear of the loss of Kathy. She was such a wonderful person. She was always talking so nicely of her family & you could hear how proud she was of all of you. She will be missed by everyone who knew her. May you always cherish fond memories of her. My sincere condolences to her beloved husband Ervin & her entire family. Thinking of all of you at this time. Judy Retik
Vera Honigwachs - 29 days ago
Dear Debbie, Erwin and the entire family. I am devastated to learn of of the death of dear Kathy. She was a lovely and friendly woman always greeting me with a smile. I am in Israel so I am unable to express my condolences to you in person. May her memory be an everlasting comfort to you all and May her Neshama have a true Aliyah. Vera H
Arlene Granich Rosen - 29 days ago
Dear Debbie & ENTIRE family: I am so saddened to hear of the sudden & sad loss of your beloved Kathy. Debbie, you were an amazing , constant support and your mom cherished the time spent together. May happy family times all together, in time, help ease your pain now. I wish ALL of you, HEALTH & STRENGTH to get you through this sorrow now. Sincerely, Arlene G. Rosen
Hershie Frankel - 29 days ago
My deepest sympathies to Ervin and the children. Kathy was so devoted to CKBJ and I had a wonderful relationship with her during my time at the Synagogue. A terrible loss for everyone
Susan and Morris Stelcner - 29 days ago
Dear Gardos Family.We are shocked to hear the sad news about Kathy’s sudden passing.She was a lovely lady .May the memories of her help you at this sad time.May you be spared more sorrows. Susan and Morris Stelcner