Mark Mendelson

Funeral Service: Thursday, November 17, 2022 at 12:00 PM
Chapel Service
Shiva: Thursday, November 17, 2022 to
Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Shiva at his home.
Shiva Details:
Shiva 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily. Evening services at 7:30 p.m. Shiva ending Wednesday morning.
Cemetery: Kehal Israel Memorial Park
Donations:
“Mark Mendelson Memorial Fund” c/o Ben-Gurion University, (514) 937-8927 or  Hebrew Free Loan, (514) 733-7128

Notes:
As per the family's request, masks are mandatory at the funeral and shiva.

If you are unable to attend the funeral service in person, you may join it virtually on Thursday, November 17 at 12:00 noon: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCI44-JAG5dCDIjw49YmbZig/lives


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Roz Mendelson and David Hodgins - 3 days ago

Please accept our deepest condolences. We were able to attend the funeral virtually and it was comforting to hear all the kind words about Mark. I will always remember his warm smile. May his memory be a blessing.

Elana Rudick Kochman - 7 days ago

Our sincerest condolences to Edna and the Mendelson family. I remember meeting Mark on numerous occasions growing up when I was with my parents or uncle Ed. Mark was always smiling and exuded warmth. We know he will be greatly missed by the many people he was close to and touched during his life. May his memory be a blessing during these difficult times. Elana & Rob

John Weinstein - 7 days ago

Edna and family, Heidi and I are so sorry for your loss and we send our heartfelt condolences to you all. Those few months the three of us spent together so many years ago on Kibbutz Machanayim remain among the most memorable of my life. Mark and I spent countless hours together in the cotton fields there, connecting and un-connecting irrigation drainage pipes ala Charlie Chaplin in Modern Times. While the work was mundane, our conversations were rich and the bonds we created were strong. Equally as memorable from those bygone days was being with you and Mark shortly after you welcomed Omer into the world… The circle of life, both overwhelmingly joyous and sad. I feel fortunate to have befriended you and Mark and grateful that after he reached out to me a few years ago, we were able to reunite in Montreal. With both Omer and Aaron in attendance, it was easy to see why his family was a source of such great pride. His passing was much too soon, and while the void he has left will be felt, his many accomplishments and good deeds will live on in the hearts of all those who knew him. May his memory be a blessing and a comfort to you during this difficult time. Heidi and John

Lisa Kathryn Beck - 9 days ago

“When Great Trees Fall When great trees fall, rocks on distant hills shudder, lions hunker down in tall grasses, and even elephants lumber after safety. When great trees fall in forests, small things recoil into silence, their senses eroded beyond fear. When great souls die, the air around us becomes light, rare, sterile. We breathe, briefly. Our eyes, briefly, see with a hurtful clarity. Our memory, suddenly sharpened, examines, gnaws on kind words unsaid, promised walks never taken. Great souls die and our reality, bound to them, takes leave of us. Our souls, dependent upon their nurture, now shrink, wizened. Our minds, formed and informed by their radiance, fall away. We are not so much maddened as reduced to the unutterable ignorance of dark, cold caves. And when great souls die, after a period peace blooms, slowly and always irregularly. Spaces fill with a kind of soothing electric vibration. Our senses, restored, never to be the same, whisper to us. They existed. They existed. We can be. Be and be better. For they existed.” ― Maya Angelou Edna and family, I was so shaken I could not write a proper condolence. Mark was a great soul. He was so good to me - the shiksa whom he made feel like a beloved "honourary member of the Tribe." He was also there for me when I needed help and had no family to turn to. I'm so sorry that I was physically unable to attend the funeral and could only watch it on youtube. My heart is heavy for your loss and blessed to have known such a great soul. With shared sorrow, Lisa

David and Risa Dulberg - 9 days ago

Edna, Risa and I are so sorry for your loss. I met Mark only a few years ago when I joined the BGU Toronto lay leadership and was immediately impressed with his passion, wisdom, humour and commitment. He was a warm, compassionate and caring man and did wonders for all of the organizations he championed. It was a pleasure joining you and him in Israel this past May as well as celebrating the Toronto gala only a few short weeks ago - he was I. His glory. He will be greatly missed and we hope that his memories will be a blessing for you and your family.

Leslie Perez - 9 days ago

Dear Edna, and family. I was very sad and shaken to hear of the sudden passing of Mark. He was a true pillar. Omer, I was especially moved by your tribute to your father. You spoke very beautifully as each word resonated and touched our hearts. Please accept my deepest condolences. Wishing you peace, comfort, courage, and lots of love at this time of sorrow. ברוך דיין האמת

Annie Du & Aeron Evans - 9 days ago

Dear Edna We met you and Mark on occasion, you may not remember us, but we remember you. As Annie & I watched the funeral (thanks to David setting it up on YouTube), we found each speaker’s words moved us emotionally. Mark accomplished great things. Each speaker, however, spoke about Mark as a person. We were struck that as a person, remarkable in his faith, his word, his integrity. Mark was a noble man. A noble man being so rare in these days. We are blessed he came into our lives, and we will remember him always. Our condolences wishing you peace for you and your family. Annie & Aeron

Laura Wyse - 10 days ago

Dear Edna and family, This has been tremendously difficult for me to write. I am one of Mark's 'kids' - a group of children who joined JNF in my early teen's and were cared for unconditionally. Mark has been one of my biggest advocates and supporters. Cheering me on from near and far and encouraging me to follow my heart and dreams. It is clear from all of these messages that his impact stretched far and beyond what anyone quite understood. I, like many others remember the JNF Tree-a-thons fondly where Mark taught us to live for others and build our community. When I moved to Toronto, he was the first to call and say - come join me at Ben Gurion, another cause close to his heart and an organization that benefitted tremendously from Mark's presence, mind, courage and love. This is one person who undoubtably made our Jewish community stronger and the world a better place. I will miss you, Mark.

Eda Levi - 10 days ago

Dear Edna, My deepest condolences

Naomi Malca - 10 days ago

Dear Noam & family, My deepest condolences on the loss of your father. I know how close you were with him and my heart is broken for you. I’m so sorry to hear this news. Baruch Dayan HaEmet

Ashley & Warren Cola - 10 days ago

Dear Edna, Omer, Noam & Family Sending you our deepest condolences during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Ashley and Warren Cola

Estie Jacobson - 10 days ago

Our deepest condolences. We will always remember Mark fondly. Estie & Mordechai Jacobson

Joel Richman - 11 days ago

My deepest condolences to Mark's family. I will always remember Mark with affection.

Menachem “Doc” Rotstein - 11 days ago

Dear Edna, Omer and Noam, Deeply saddened by the loss of your beloved husband and father.I wish I had known him better. מלים בלבד לא מספיקות לנחם ורק הזכרונות הנפלאים של האדם שהיה ילוו אתכם במהלך השנים. יהי זכרו ברוך

Neil Oakshott - 11 days ago

Dear Edna, Virginie and I are shocked and deeply saddened by Mark's passing. He was a mentor, and a good friend, and I will miss his humour and wit dearly. Please accept our deepest condolences. I will have a "wee dram" of his favourite scotch in his honour because he was a good man, gone too soon.

Evelyn Brook - 11 days ago

Dear Edna and family, condolences on the loss of Mark. BDE

Wendy Corn - 11 days ago

Dear Edna and family, my deepest sympathies to you all. Mark was a wonderful man and his loss will be felt by so many. I send you strength at this difficult time.

Rita Tenenbaum - 11 days ago

Dear Edna and family, how sad and shocking to learn of Mark’s sudden passing. He was a wonderful man who lived by his values. I shall remember him fondly.

Judi Gulko - 11 days ago

Dear Edna, Omer, Noam, Aaron and family; such a shock and a huge and unimaginable loss - You know you have my deepest condolences and love.

sheryl Adler - 11 days ago

Dear Edna and family, Our deepest sympathies on the loss of Mark. Our thoughts are with you! Sheryl and Freddy Adler

Sharron Schwartz - 11 days ago

Dear Edna and family, Mark embodied and embraced the exuberance of life and it's many wonderful gifts. No matter what the topic, his enthusiasm was contagious and you couldn't help but be caught up by his positive outlook. I was fortunate to have had many opportunities to speak and laugh with him over the years. He will be greatly missed. May his memory always be for a blessing.

Joanne Besner - 11 days ago

Dear Edna and family, Ted and Sheila and family, sending my heartfelt condolences on your loss. May you find comfort in each other at this difficult time.

Caryl and Lawrence Young - 11 days ago

Dear Edna, Omer, Noam, Aaron and all the family, we are so saddened by the untimely passing of Mark. He was not just an exceptional loving kind and generous family man, he gave so much of himself to the Community. Mark's leadership and wisdom taught so many of us the truest meaning of the word Mensch. He was always smiling, funny and his disposition spilled over to everyone's life he touched. He was an extraordinary human being and made the world a better place. Lucky for us, it started in our Montreal Jewish Community. At this time, we wish all of you no further sorrow and may your wonderful memories be a source of comfort and healing to all of you. He will live on in your hearts and minds every day. Most sincerely, Caryl & Lawrence Young

Jill & Mark Lebovits - 11 days ago

To the entire family: we offer our sincere and deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved Mark. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. He touched so many and made it his mission to do good - he will certainly be missed by all in the community. May the memories of Mark bring you comfort forever and always. Jill, Mark, Noa and Maya

Norman Barwin - 11 days ago

Dear Edna and family, Our deepest sympathy on the passing of your beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather and friend- Mark of blessed memory. We were devastated by his passing. Having very recently exchanged emails with Mark in which he updated us on his beautiful family and expressed much pride and Nachas in his children and especially his gorgeous grandchidren.

Roxana Brauns - 11 days ago

Dear Edna and family, I am sending love, thoughts, and prayers to you and your family during this difficult time. May Mark's z"l memory be a blessing. He was bigger than life!

Ittai Trifman - 11 days ago

Dear Family, I had the honor of being part of the BGU team participating in the JMCC in 2018 in Montreal. Mark took us under his wing during our entire stay in Montreal. He made sure we felt at home in a place so far from home. He took us out to one of the fanciest dinners I had ever been to, watched us compete and gave us important feedback, introduced us and let us feel his smile was following us at all times. It was such a meaningful experience, especially knowing there was someone rooting for us. We met again (of course, over a fancy meal) while he visited Israel. It was great to meet an old friend. He never missid a birthday wish... Always reminding me that he was part of my life. Thanks Mark. You will be missed. Lot's of love to the family. יהי זכרו ברוך

Jodi Baron - 11 days ago

Dear Edna, Omer, Noam, Mark’s cherished family and dear friends, I am saddened to learn of his sudden passing and I wish you all strength and courage as you move forward. Heartfelt condolences, Jodi Baron

Frema Engel & Miguel Lecman - 11 days ago

Dear Edna, Please accept our sincere and heartfelt condolences on Mark’s sudden and untimely passing. A terrible loss for you and your family, for the community and for Israel. May the wonderful memories of the remarkable person he was and the amazing things he did during his lifetime bring comfort to you and your family during this very difficult time.

Maurice Amram - 11 days ago

À Edna et à toute la famille,nous présentons nos condoléances les plus émues.Mark était plus qu’un voisin et un membre du conseil d Administration de Salomon toper,il était une référence précieuse.

Ron Krumer - 12 days ago

Deqar Edna, Omer, Noam and family, I was very saddened to hear that Mark passed away. Mark will always have a special place in my heart as a friend, colleague and mostly a great Mentsch. I cannot imagine my years in JNF of Montreal without him. Please accept my deepest condolences.

Grant and Gail Pierce - 12 days ago

We are so sad to see Mark leave us. He was a wonderful soul, full of energy, full of life, so generous and so fun to be with. We will miss him and hope that the memory of the good times he brought to you (and all of us) will diminish the pain you feel today.

Heather Adelson - 12 days ago

Dear Edna and Family, My heart is with you. Mark and I met years ago across a boardroom table at Hebrew Free Loans . I reached out to him last year for help and advice. He not only helped me and HFL but he changed my life through his inspirational comments and his guidance . He always encouraged me and helped make my experience the best it could be .He has enriched my life and he will always be part of who I am today . My condolences to all of you . Sincerely Heather

David Jay Herman - 12 days ago

Dear Edna and Family, My prayers and thoughts are with you all today. It is not easy to forget the many long days and nights that Mark and I spent together in Basic Training in the IDF. He always gave his 100%. Although I was sorry that he left Kibbutz El-Rom, and Israel, I know that he always cheerished Israel in his heart. May the wonderful memories of his life bring comfort to you, the family, and his many friends who respected him and always enjoyed to spend time with Mark.

Moriah Ellen - 12 days ago

I was fortunate to meet Mark and be in touch with him over the last 2 years through our work at BGU. The few times I met with him, he was an extraordinary man with a huge passion for BGU, immense love for the state of Israel, and endless energy. He will sorely be missed.

Irwin Fried - 12 days ago

To Edna Omer Noam Aaron and family My deepest sympathies on your loss .Mark was very hospitable interesting to be with a real mensch .He will be missed by all.

Leonora Buskin - 12 days ago

I am new to BGU Canada and Mark made me feel so welcome! During the few opportunities I had to speak and see him, I felt that he was beyond kind-hearted. I saw in his interactions with others how he cared for others and made an effort to make the people in his life feel special. I am so sorry to hear of the loss of someone who was so loved.

Mia Swartzman - 12 days ago

Dear Edna, Omer, Noam and family. We were so saddened to hear of Mark's sudden passing - a devoted & loving husband, abba, saba, a dedicated man in our community, a chef par excellence. We offer our sincerest and deepest condolences. May your sweet memories help sustain you through these early days of grief and in the years beyond. Mia & Menahem and family

Jewish National Fund of Canada - 12 days ago

The Jewish National Fund of Canada (JNF) extends their deepest condolences on the passing of Mark Mendelson z"l. For 17 years, Mark was Executive Director of JNF in Montreal and Ottawa and through his amazing leadership, Mark raised awareness and much needed funds for Israel. Mark was a man of vision, a great friend and he will be greatly missed. May his memory be a blessing.

Uzi Witkowski & Sara Ravel - 12 days ago

Dear Edna and family. Please accept our deepest condolences. We have very fond memories of Mark who was truly a remarkable man.

Ellen Wiesenfeld - 12 days ago

Edna, Our sincerest condolences to you and your loving family. Mark is remembered as a kind and gentle man. His warm presence will be missed at Lac Paquin.

Ilan and Erna Benjamin - 12 days ago

Erna and I were stunned and devastated by Mark’s passing. Mark was an inspiration and role model for his family, friends, colleagues and acquaintances. He will remembered fondly by everyone whose life he touched. He will surely be a blessing to those who loved him and Klal Israel. הַמָּקוֹם יְנַחֵם אֶתְכֶם בְּתוֹךְ שְׁאָר אֲבֵלֵי צִיּוֹן וִירוּשָׁלַיִם

Barbara Glazer - 12 days ago

Dear Edna, Hazel, Ilsa and family My deepest sympathy on the loss of your beloved Mark. I hope all you wonderful memories will help sustain you during this very sad time.

Tara Berish - 12 days ago

I was so very sorry to hear of Mark’s passing. He has always been warm, welcoming, and ready with a laugh. I know he will be sorely missed. My deepest condolences to the entire Mendelson family.

Joshua Levy - 12 days ago

Dear Edna, Omer, Noam and the rest of the family, I am so saddened to hear of Mark’s sudden and untimely passing. He was an undeniable presence in any room that he entered with his boisterous personality, warm disposition, and signature moustache and suit. Mark always made it a point to congratulate me on any milestone I reached, whether it was graduating from school, getting married, or becoming a father. Keenly aware of how busy Mark was, I was always touched that he somehow found the time to stop and congratulate me. It was the kind of man he was. I remember his delicious pizza bagels, passionate JNF telethons, and the light that shot out of his eyes whenever he would talk about Ben Gurion University. Mark is my dad’s oldest and best friend. I know my dad is feeling this loss in a million painful ways. Israel is a better place because of Mark. May his memory be a blessing during this incredibly difficult time.

Lois Lieff - 12 days ago

Dear Edna, My deepest sympathy to you and your family on the sudden loss of your beloved Mark z"l, a loving and devoted husband, father and saba, a true mensch, renaissance man, proud Jew and Canadian, a committed Zionist, warm and loyal friend, inspirational leader - and so much more. May the outpouring of tributes and love from so many friends and colleagues be of some comfort to you. Yehi zichro baruch, may his memory be a blessing. Snookie Lieff

ZELDIE LESTER - 12 days ago

Dear Edna, Please accept my condolences on the loss of Mark. He was very special. Zeldie

Leiba Metz - 12 days ago

Dear Edna & Family, We are sad and sorry to hear of the passing of your dear Mark. We will remember him fondly, for the mensch that he was. He shared a wonderful friendship with our dear father of blessed memory, and we truly appreciated his kindness. We are thinking of you, and send our heartfelt condolences. May Mark's memory be a blessing. The Smith Family, Ottawa.

Paul Melnick - 12 days ago

Dear Edna and family. I'm so sorry to hear the news of Mark’s passing. We worked together at JNF for a number of years and we always had many laughs together. May his memory be a source of comfort to you in this most difficult time.

Dalia Spatzner - 12 days ago

I am so sorry to hear about this sudden loss. Mark was always so friendly and kind. I will always remember his smile.

Jack Dector - 12 days ago

Edna and family. My condolences on the passing of Mark.

Miriam Tarder - 12 days ago

Dear Family of Mark Mendelson I was shocked and saddened to learn of Mark's sudden passing. I remember him for his kindness, thoughtfulness & warmth. Please accept my sincerest condolences to you on your great loss.

Leah Shattah - 12 days ago

Shalom Edna. I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences. Baruch Dayan Emet. From Leah, 4th floor at Maimonides.

Peggy Pardo - 12 days ago

Dear Edna. My deepest condolences to you. What a shock! May our God help you through this difficult time. Baruch Dayan Emet. Peggy

Steven Cummings - 12 days ago

Dear Edna and Family, I like everyone else is so shocked and so saddened to learn of Mark’s passing. He was a superb representative and advocate for our community and for Israel. Mark was a true gentleman and will be missed by all who knew him. Please accept my deepest condolences. Steven

Ruth & Stewart Libenstein - 12 days ago

Dear Edna & Family, We loved hearing stories about Mark 's love for cooking, fine cuisine & wine from Malka & Ed. We were very saddened to hear about his sudden passing. Baruch Dayan Emet - We wish the family our sincere condolences Ruthie , Stewy ,Tali ,Jamie & Moshe

Danielle Chahine-Iny and Robbie Iny - 12 days ago

Dear Edna, Omer, Noam and family, We are thinking of you during these difficult times. I have such fond memories of Mark- both at the level of JNF, but especially in your home, where I always felt so warmly welcomed, and spoiled with delicious food. I will always remember Mark for his warmth and joie de vivre. Wishing you comfort during these difficult times. Danielle and Robbie

Lea & Yossi Fima - 12 days ago

Dear Edna, Omer and Noam, Our heart has been aching since the news of the death of the beloved Mark. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother and community man. He always received all his friends with joy and with a beautiful and bright welcome. He will be greatly missed by all of us. His stories about Israel and his service in the Paratrooper unit in the IDF, of which he was so proud, will remain with us forever. May you know no more sorrow and take comfort in the fact that he was much loved, and he lived a life full of joy, satisfaction and love for his family, community, BGU and friends. Lea, Yossi and Merav Fima

Joyce Fishman - 12 days ago

Dear Edna, Omer and Noam and Family What terrible news to hear of Mark’s sudden passing . He should have had so much more time to live, love and accomplish his dreams. I’ve known you Edna since we were very young adults and We send you our heartfelt sympathies on your huge loss, along with our wishes for long life and no more sorrow. Joyce and Avram

Joel Duchoeny - 12 days ago

My sincerest condolences to Mark's family and friends. I knew Mark from our days at Folke Shule and again from our friendship on Facebook. So sad to hear of his passing, he was such a vibrant person. May the family be spared any further sorrows.

Sandi Dayagi - 12 days ago

Dear Edna, There are no words to tell you how sorry I was to hear about Mark’s sudden passing. My deepest, heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Sandi

Nicky Madoff - 12 days ago

To Edna and family, I extend my sincerest condolences on Mark's passing. Over the past couple of years I spoke with Mark regularly as he was a member of one of our committees at Hebrew Free Loan. He was always willing to share his knowledge in a warm and friendly manner. When I had Covid in January 2022 and was hospitalized for four days Mark called every day to see how I was doing. A real mensch has left us way too soon.

Sara and Bram Freedman - 12 days ago

Dear Edna, may the merit of your beloved Mark's life and legacy and the care and support of the many, many people who knew and highly valued him sustain you and your family through this sad and painful time. HaMakom Yenachem Etchem B'Toch She'ar Avelei Tsion V'Yerushalayim. Sara and Bram Freedman

Louise Wolman - 12 days ago

Dear Edna and family My deepest condolences on your terrible loss. He will missed by you and your family and by the community he made such a mark in. May you be comforted by all your wonderful memories. My sympathies Louise

Frances Fleming Ross - 12 days ago

Dear Hazel, we grew up together on Queen Mary Road, and we often walked to Hampstead school together. Since moving to Ottawa we have been out of contact. I am so sad for you and the whole family as we learned of Mark's passing. He was a strong advocate for everything he put his heart into and his enthusiasm was contagious. His efforts will live on, as will his memory, and he will be missed by so many. Love, Fran & Mort Ross

Arielle Gottesman - 12 days ago

Dear Edna, Noam and family, My heartfelt condolences to all of you. I have fond memories of a Shabbat dinner in your home many years ago in which Mark lit up the room with his smile and sense of humour. I truly felt the warmth, love, and joy that you all experienced being together as a family. I am learning that grief is the price we pay for love. Thinking of you.

Israel Bonds Montreal - 12 days ago

To the family of the late Mark Mendelson, On behalf of the staff and management of Israel Bonds, please accept our sincere condolence on the passing of Mark. 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.

Jessica Choueke - 12 days ago

To all of Mark's family and friends - my brothers and I are very sad to hear this news. We only have fond memories of Mark, being a great friend to our dad and during his last few days visiting him often in the hospital. Wishing everyone our sincere condolences on this loss. BDE Eric, Jessica & Gabriel Choueke

Cheryl Cartwright - 12 days ago

Dear Edna and family I was shocked and very saddened to hear of Mark's sudden passing from my sister, who, as you know, worked with him for many years at JNF. I never had that pleasure as I had left JNF by then. But she so often shared stories with me of his great humour and kind ways at the office so I came to "know" him in that way and met him years later. Just a lovely man who always, even years after leaving JNF and despite knowing thousands of people, remembered my sister's birthday every year and made sure to share a joke with her in a card or email as a birthday wish. Of course years later, Edna, when you and I worked briefly together I got to know you and talk to him from time to time. I sincerely wish I had gotten to know him better though, as he was one of those people who just shone a bright light on the world! May your wonderful memories of him bring solace to you and your family at this difficult time to gently start to heal your hearts.

Shelley Rothman-Benhaim - 12 days ago

Dear Mendelson Family; I was deeply saddened to read of Mark's untimely passing. I have wonderful memories of him from my time as a member of the JNF Education Committee, and I was always happy and proud to read of the impact he made as the CEO of Ben Gurion University. Please accept my sincere condolences on his loss. Baruch Dayan Emet.

Larry & Janet Goldstein - 12 days ago

Dear Edna and the entire Mendelson family. Please accept our most sincere and heartfelt condolences on Mark's tragic and untimely passing. Mark was an amazing man who touched so many in so many ways. He definitely will be missed.

Raizel Candib - 12 days ago

Dear Edna, Omer, Noam and family, Please accept my sincerest condolences on the untimely death of your beloved Mark. I remember him with a constant smile on his face and ever optimistic. May you be comforted by the good memories you shared. I wish you much strength during this very difficult time. Raizel Candib

Bonnie Shore - 12 days ago

Dearest Hazel. Please know you are on our minds and in our hearts on the sad loss of your dear brother, Mark. With love, Bonnie and Phil

Yochi and Nahum Sonenberg - 12 days ago

To Edna and family We were shocked to hear of the death of Mark. We send you our condolences. We hope you will not know any more sorrow Yochi and aNahum

Dorothy Tonchin - 12 days ago

Dear Edna, Omer, Noam, Aaron, and Family, My sincere and heartfelt condolences to all of you on the sudden and untimely passing of your beloved and my dear friend, Mark z"l. May you be comforted by the memories of the years and times you spent together with this caring, special, and wonderful mensch, and may he Rest in Peace! BDE Fondly, Dorothy

Marge Cracower - 12 days ago

Dear Mendelson Family, I have fond memories of Mark from our West Hill High School days. He was a special guy. Whenever I met him over the years he always greeted me with his wonderful smile and kind words. My thoughts are with you at this very sad time. Margie Kaiser Cracower

Jeff Jaffe - 12 days ago

What a sad day. Mark left a lasting impression on me from the time we went through pre basic training and basic training together. I lost track of him after the army but I can see that he continued to leave his positive mark on the world.

Mark Yaffe - 13 days ago

Dear Edna and family, Hazel and family, Ilsa and family: Mark's accomplishments have been immense. The legacy that he leaves is hard to match. Yet over the many years since we were friends, when I would think of Mark a smile would appear on my face. And it appears now, even at this so sad a time.....I liked him---his genuineness, his warmth, his sincerity, his caring--all of which seemed to come so naturally ( but he also had some pretty fine family genes to propel him along in this manner). I will continue to smile when I think of him in the days ahead. Mark and Phyllis Yaffe

Daniel swid - 13 days ago

Our dear grandpa Mark We are devastated to hear about this horrible news we miss you already Ans we hope and pray that you’re in a better place we love you and appreciate everything you did to us . Sending our big warm hugs to Edna Omer and Noam . Daniel and ilay .

Murray Kane - 13 days ago

So sorry to hear of Mark’s untimely passing. We were classmates at Jewish People’s School and reconnected in recent years. I remember him as being larger than life and there is a good reason why some called him ‘Major Mark’ He was a leader and a mentch. He will be missed. May his memory be a blessing for all that new him.

Norm and Myrna Barwin - 13 days ago

Nancy & Jack Cooperbergc - 13 days ago

Shocked & hard to believe. Our very sincere condolences to Edna & Family on this terrible untimely departure. Our friendship maintained decades after Nancy's 3 year term as President of JNF with Mark as her Director. Wonderful times never to be forgotten.

Misha Capler and Tony White - 13 days ago

Dear Hazel and family, Our deepest condolences to you. May his memory be a blessing to you all.

Arnold Rosner - 13 days ago

Sincerest condolences on the loss too soon of a great individual. He will be sorely missed. May the family be spared any further sorrow.

Rhona & Effy - 13 days ago

Dear Edna & family Our deepest condolences at this very sad time. Rhona & Effy Givon

Linda Parr - 13 days ago

Condolences to the family and friends on the sudden passing of Mr Mendelson. May he Rest in Peace. (employee of M.H.Grover)

Lauren Shea & John Hemminger - 13 days ago

Dear Edna, Omer, Noam, Aaron & Woochul -- We are so sad to hear this news and send our sincerest condolences to the whole extended Mendelson family. We cherish all of the time we get to spend with Omer, Aaron & Woochul. And, we know that Mark was an adoring force , building his loving family. Much Love!

Caryn Weltman - 13 days ago

Dear Edna and family, My heartfelt condolences on the loss of wonderful giant of a man. He shall missed by his family and the community. I am thankful that we had the opportunity to celebrate a special occasion this past September. I choose to remember this shared time together. Caryn Weltman Marj had

Paulana Layman & David Packer - 13 days ago

Dear Edna, Omer and Noam, I am heartbroken to read the news of Mark’s passing. He was a great boss at JNF and a wonderful friend to our family. He always supported our son’s career and joked that he was his biggest fan and manager. His humour, warmth and intelligence will always be remembered by us. Much love to you all!

Galit Rubinstein - 13 days ago

Dear Mendelson family: Edna, Omer and Noam. Zemel family: Hazel, Maanit and Yonatan and the whole extended family. I wish to express my deepest condolences on the passing of Mark. I take comfort in the thought that he did not suffer, was in the prime of his career and zest for life. As for the family and community that has been left surprised and unprepared - I send hugs and comfort. No words can take away the pain and shock. He has certainly left a legacy behind him and lived his life to the Max. We could all only take comfort in that. Baruch Dayan Emet. Yours, Galit Rubinstein

Linda & Harvey August - 13 days ago

Dear Edna and family, Such a huge a tragic loss for you and the community. Please accept my deepest condolences and my hope that your wonderful memories together will always bring a smile to your face. Harvey and Mark were classmates, and Edna we go back many years. So glad you always lived life to the fullest. Linda

Randi Zemel - 13 days ago

To All, It’s been a lifetime since I’ve seen any of you but I wanted to convey my condolences to you. Mark was always very warm when I did see him. He was taken away way too soon. Sincerely, Randi Zemel

Anne Levitsky - 13 days ago

Dear Edna. Our deepest condolences to you and the family. Mark was a special person who made every one feel special May the good memories keep you going at this very sad time. Anne & Syd

Susan Raymer - 13 days ago

My deepest and most profound sympathies …..always a smile, always a good word, always someone who cared and made a difference since our days at West Hill. Sincerely,, Susan Raymer

Debbie Wexelman - 13 days ago

Dear Edna and family, My deepest condolences on the sudden loss of you wonderful husband. Mark was a wonderful man. I worked on a project with him and it was such a pleasure, he was so warm and professional. We shared some holiday celebrations and his love of family, life ,and food was always so apparent. May all your many years together keep him alive in your hearts forever.

Elaine Shizgal Cohen - 13 days ago

Dear Edna and Family, I add my heartfelt condolences with a heavy heart, deeply saddened by the news of Mark's sudden passing. He leaves a legacy of devoted service to the Jewish community and to Israel. May you be comforted by memories of his zest for life and for his passionate commitment to his work and his adored family. Yehi zichro baruch.

Peggi & Mark Rabinovitch - 13 days ago

Dear Edna and family, Your Mark was someone whose sun rose and set on his adored and adoring family. Mark made a family, too, out of everyone who entered his Ben Gurion orbit, leading the way with panache and pride. The impressive things he accomplished, always looking for another challenge, to take things a step higher, exhorting us all to bigger things. Mark was an inspirational figure, who lived a full and mentschlekh life. May his memory be a blessing.

Pauline Fried - 13 days ago

Dear Edna and family, My deepest condolences on your loss. He was a special person and did so much for the Jewish community and leaves an extraordinary legacy.I remember when Sammy and I were in Israel and invited him for dinner, and he came dressed in his Paratrooper uniform.He looked handsome. May you memories comfort you.

Eunice Mayersl - 13 days ago

Dearest Edna and Family - there are simply no words to convey my deepest condolences to you on the shocking news of Mark's passing. And likewise there aren't sufficient adjectives to adequately describe his many talents and virtues. He was so much and so capable and so lovely and so warm and so committed and so mentschlach it is devastating to all of us that he is gone so young. My heart breaks for you. I hope that you find some peace in the beautiful memories that you built with him and I wish you strength in carrying on without him. Much love to you all, Eunice

Pearl & Isaac Robin - 13 days ago

Dear Edna and family, we were shocked and saddened to learn of Mark's passing. He was a kind and gentle man and will be missed by all who knew him. With sincere condolences, Pearl and Isaac

RoseLee Sztern - 13 days ago

Dear Edna, Noam and family. Please accept my sincerest condolences on the sudden loss of Mark. I remember him as a friendly guy both welcoming and generous. I hope that all your wonderful memories help you during this time. BDE. Warmly, RoseLee Sztern

Diane & Jack Altman - 13 days ago

Dear Edna & family, There are no words. We are still in shock. Mark was larger than life. Mark and I worked closely together at Ben-Gurion University/Canada and I witnessed firsthand the miracle he achieved by building BGU into the most successful Israeli based non profit in Canada through his leadership and hard work. In the past few months we travelled together to Winnipeg, Vancouver, Toronto, New York and Israel. Mark , with his boundless he always went out of his way to look after everyone. He just knew how to make everyone feel good. A genuine mensch, there are not enough superlatives to describe Mark. He most definitely left his "mark". We will miss him. Diane & Jack Altman

Edwina&David Freedman - 13 days ago

Dear Mark’s Family,Sending you all our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your dear husband,father and grandfather.May all his beautiful memories be a blessing,with time and you know no more sorrow.Real Bagel will miss him.Happy we were all together at the wedding together not long ago.Thinking of you and sending lots of love,Edwina and David.

Steven Lazarowitz - 13 days ago

Dear Edna and family, my sincere condolences on your loss. Mark was a true gentleman.

Joanieniederhoffer - 13 days ago

Dear Edna, Please accept my sincere sympathies on the loss of your dear husband Mark, Joanir

Daniel Levy - 13 days ago

Dear Edna, Omer, and Noam. I am so sorry for your tremendous loss. I have many fond memories of Mark, from his famous pizza bagels, to JNF telethons, to seeing him at family simchas, always kvelling about his grandson. He was a warm, generous, talented man who will be missed by so many. May his memory be a blessing.

Sheila (Schaffer) Pearl - 13 days ago

Dear Edna & Family, Sincere condolences on the sudden loss of your beloved Mark. What a legacy he left! His involvement both in Israel and worldwide will never be forgotten. I was always proud to say that we were cousins. Thinking of you at this sad and difficult time and wishing you long life, Warmly, Sheila

Tamar Eliashiv - 13 days ago

Dear Edna and family, My deepest condolences on Mark's passing. Hamakom yenachem etchem

Albert & Lily Lo - 13 days ago

Dear Edna and family, please accept our deepest condolences on the sudden passing of Mark. He was a kind soul and an inspiring leader. His positive demeanor and great sense of humor are infectious, and his warm genuine friendship unforgettable. May his memory be for a blessing and his legacy a comfort to you and all who knew him.

Rose Wax - 13 days ago

To Edna & Family My deepest sympathy on the loss of your Husband Mark. Sincerely Rose Wax

Hebrew Free Loan Association - 13 days ago

The Board of Directors and staff of the Hebrew Free Loan Association are deeply saddened by the untimely passing of our former Director, ambassador of our organization and good friend Mark z"l. We extend our condolences to Edna and his family. Mark was always the source of wise counsel and sage advice, a true mensch. He will be sorely missed, not just by us, but by the community at large. May the family be spared further sorrow.

Marilyn & Bill Povitz - 13 days ago

Yehee zichroh Baruch- May his memory be for a blessing

Wendy and Mark Spatzner - 13 days ago

Dear Edna and Family, It is with a heavy heart that we write this. Mark was an ambassador for all things good with Medinat Yisroel. His true love for the Jewish people, its causes and its land was apparent to all who knew him. His ability to bring people on board for all his causes was a result of his enthusiasm and sincere devotion to better our world. His love for the culinary arts and sharing his table with others was unique. While I was the president of JNF Montreal he was my friend, mentor, and supporter. He always included my husband Mark in our conversations of how to achieve our goals and fix the world. His sudden and untimely death has shocked us all. While our community has lost one of its strongest advocates, we have lost a true and dear friend. May you be comforted by your sweet memories of Mark Z"L, and may he find peace in Olam Habah. Wendy and Mark

Susie & Stephen Reisler - 13 days ago

Dear Edna & family: We are so sad to learn of Mark's unexpected passing. Our sincerest condolences to all. May his memory be a blessing.

Julie Starr - 13 days ago

So sad to hear of the passing of a community ambassador. May the family be comforted.

Leonard Kaplansky - 13 days ago

Edna and family I was shocked and saddened by Mark's untimely passing. I spent many years with him at JNF, always a smile and a Gentleman. A true Zionist through and through.

susan laufer - 13 days ago

To Mark's Family, I have known Mark for most of my life, going back to Folke Shule. He always had a smile on his face and was always ready to help anyone in any way he could. May your grief pass quickly and the good memories last forever.

Alan Zavalkoff no - 13 days ago

Dear Hazel and the entire Mendelson family. I am so sorry to hear of Mark's passing I always enjoyed meeting with him and talking he was a gentleman. May your many wonderful memories help you all the through this sad time. Alan Zavalkoff

Louis Fried - 13 days ago

Please accept my condolences on the passing of Mark Mendelson. He was a very generous and warm person. I always enjoyed his company as he was very friendly and well-informed. I will miss him greatly. Your cousin Louis Fried.

Howard and Robin Benditsky - 13 days ago

Edna and family. We were saddened to learn of Mark’s passing. We remember him with great fondness. We wish you strength and comfort during the upcoming days and weeks.

Carol Levine - 13 days ago

Dear Mendelson Family, We are saddened to hear of your loss. Please accept our condolences at this difficult time. May his memory be a blessing. Carol Levine, Gordie Levine and Mark Levine

Hartley and Dorothy Stern - 13 days ago

A wonderful , innovative and tireless worker for BGU, and for the JNF before that. More importantly he was one of the kindest, gentle and most thoughtful friends we ever had. We will all miss him. Our sympathies to Edna and the kids

Jack Noodelman - 13 days ago

Mark was a true gentleman. I was fortunate enough to work with him on the board of Hebrew Free Loan. He was always available to mentor us and provide sage advice, always respecting the limits incumbent upon him due to his day job at BGU. He will be missed.

Howard Kay - 13 days ago

Dear Edna and family: To say we are all shocked and saddened is an understatement. His love for his family and Israel and community and good food and travel are all well known, but what stands out to me is the way he always treated others. A real mensch. As successful as he was at so many projects, he always championed and encouraged so many people to achieve their best and go on to bigger and better things. He has been so omnipresent for so long, it is difficult to imagine a world without his physical presence. May his uplifting, positive and loving spirit continue on in all of us and help get you through this challenging time.

Mary Segal - 13 days ago

Dear Edna Hazel ,Maanit ,Michael and family,Nuchum and I were so saddened to hear about Marks sudden death. He was a wonderful family man , friend and and a giant community man. Everyone will miss him. Fondly, Mary and Nuchum

Corrie Sirota - 13 days ago

Dear Edna and family, I remember Mark so vividly- he was a true GENTLE-man. BDE may just memory be like the sky, spread over everything.

Alyne Freedman - 13 days ago

Dear Edna and Family My deepest condolences on the untimely passing of Mark - what a shock. I remember the good times we had up north at our country house where Mark and the family later rented one of the houses. Also, the community work and his love for Israel goes beyond any words that one can express. I remember the many trips I took to Israel I was always able to call him for advice of what to go and visit. In ever sense of the words, he was a real mensch and will certainly be missed and remembered as a great person and cousin. May you all be spared from further sorrow. Long life to all. Alyne

Gerry Rudick - 13 days ago

Dear Edna & family , I am shocked and saddened by this terrible news of Mark's passing. He was indeed an incredible person to so many people and so many causes. Gerry Rudick

Carole & Myer Bick - 13 days ago

So sad and shocking to learn of Mark's sudden and most untimely passing. Mark was a dynamo who loved and thrived at all he did. be it his passion for Israel and community or his equally enjoyment, curiosity and discernment for and about food. Mark left a mark in and on the world he inhabited . Edna, may you and your family find some comfort in the support of family and friends and in Mark's substantial accomplishments . May his memory be a blessing. Sincerely, Carole and Myer

Ruth and Gershon Hundert - 13 days ago

Dear Edna, Omer, Noam, and Family, We are shocked and so sad to learn of Mark's untimely passing. He was always gracious and welcoming to our family, and his lovely energy was a joy to experience. HaMakom Yenachem Etchem B'Toch She'ar Avelei Tsion V'Yerushalayim. Ruth and Gershon

John and Sidney Westlake - 13 days ago

I cannot imagine your pain and loss Edna and family! Our deepest sympathies. John and Sidney Westlake

Marian and Ron Levy - 13 days ago

Dear Edna and family, Marian and I extend our most sincere condolences to you and your family on the passing of Mark, a true mensch in every sense of the word. As one of Rick’s oldest friends, he was a regular at the Levy home on Circle Road, and with his signature good humour always had time for the annoying younger brother. Mark was, as everyone knows, a pillar of our community. Even though he achieved much success, he was a modest man. He always greeted you with a warm smile and was approachable and available. He personified what it meant to be dedicated to the community and to Israel and was the paradigm of the Jewish professional corps. He will be truly missed. We hope that you will be spared further sorrow. Fondly Marian and Ron Levy

Annette & Lionel Goldman - 13 days ago

Edna, as you know, Mark and I spent a lot of time together at JNF and although we hadn’t seen each other in several years, we did stay in touch. As a matter of fact, we actually made plans to have lunch next month! We are so so sad for you and your family - please accept our very sincere condolences Annette & Lionel

Anne Bernstein - 13 days ago

I was so very sad to hear about Mark. Though I hadn’t seen him in nearly fifty years, I was always pleased to find his name pop up now and then as he continued his career in community service. It’s fair to say that Mark left an indelible stamp on everyone he encountered. Certainly he did on me - when I was a junior counsellor at CBB, he came to our section to speak with me as I had been feeling a bit low (nothing of consequence - it had just been a long summer!). An hour of so of conversation with this lovely, kind and brilliant man, whose eyes also reflected his wonderful humour, and I felt better. Encouraged, ready to continue, filled with new confidence and enthusiasm, I was very grateful to him, and I never forgot his empathy and encouragement. It really made a difference in my young life. Deepest condolences to his wife, family and loved ones. Sincerely, Anne Bernstein

Bonnie Shore Unger - 13 days ago

Dear Edna and family, We were so completely saddened over this unexpected and tragic loss. We had many connections with Mark through our children, professions, community work and of course our Mendelson family. Mark was a truly special person and a tremendous community ambassador. Above all he was kind, welcoming and warm and we feel fortunate to have known him. We are so glad that we ran into him only a few weeks ago and had the chance to talk. We know Mark has left behind a beautiful legacy and memories that we hope will bring you comfort now and always. Bonnie and Morty

Richard and Mayme Vineberg - 13 days ago

Dear Edna and Family, We were shocked and saddened to hear of Mark's untimely passing. Mark and I were in a video meeting together a week ago, and he was his usual optimistic and ebullient self. We go back to McGill University days together, and we re-connected a few years ago through BGU. He was a role model to many of us as a strong supporter of Israel and as a preeminent fundraiser for Jewish causes. He will be sorely missed in the Community. We hope that fond memories of your good times together will help you through this difficult period. Richard and Mayme Vineberg

Avery & Evelyn Palevsky - 13 days ago

This is such sad news. Mark was such a likeable jovial person, always with a smile on his face. The community has lost a huge asset, he will be deeply missed. Please accept our sincere condolences.

Maxyne Finkelstein - 13 days ago

Dear Mendelson Family, Mark was a passionate and descent man who contributed in so many ways to the Jewish people. Wishing you comfort at this difficult time.

Charles LaFleche - 13 days ago

Dear Edna and Family I am still reeling from the news of Mark’s passing. He is easily one of the most fascinating and unique people I have ever met. I will always cherish our trip to Ben Gurion University in Israel with my daughter and our good friend Larry Vickar. He taught me a lot about Jewish culture, Canadian Art and the culinary delights of Montreal. We shared a passion for history and the Montreal Canadiens. I loved going to Gibby’s where as a young man he dated a good looking young waitress named Edna, and one night he ended up getting access to the untouched steak of one René Lévesque! He is a legend in the fund raising world. He was a great family man, a good friend - he will be missed.

Si Brown - 13 days ago

To the Mendelson Family. MJ and I were very saddened to hear of the sudden loss of Mark; a larger than life character who will be very fondly remembered. He made time available for anyone, and was always there with a supporting hand. Our deepest heartfelt condolences.

Terri & Maury Simms - 13 days ago

Dear Edna + family, Mark will always be remembered as a wonderful person who had a smile on his face + a happy greeting for all. What a terrible loss for everyone. Thinking of you at this time + sending you strength + love, Terri & Maury

Harry Bloomfield - 13 days ago

So, so sorry to hear the terrible news. Mark was a wonderful, decent man and a dedicated part of our Zionist community here in Montreal. On behalf of my wife Nancy and myself, please accept our sincerest condolences.

Lemco Family - 13 days ago

Dear Edna and Family, We were truely shocked and heartbroken to hear this sad news. Mark was a larger than life character. He was more than our neighbour, a devoted and caring friend. The world is a better place for having had Mark in it. Our community will miss him terribly. May his memory be for a blessing.

Joni Davis - 13 days ago

Dear Edna, Noam and family… I was shocked and so saddened to hear of Mark’s passing. I have such fond memories of him when our boys were at JPPS. Please accept my sincere and heartfelt condolences at this very difficult time. Thinking of you… Warm regards Joni Davis

Shainbaum-Pollak Family - 13 days ago

Dear Edna, Omer, Noam & family, We are in shock at this terrible and untimely loss. Mark was the life of the party ....forever in his blazer....with his zest for life ,and love of food, wine and art. He was dedicated to his work and made tremendous inroads for both JNF and BGU. What I will remember and miss the most, however, was Mark's devotion to his family and friends. He was our biggest cheerleader ! A light has gone out for all of us. We send you our deepest sympathy and hope you find comfort in your memories and knowing how deeply Mark loved you. We will all miss him greatly! xx Toby, Michal, Noah, Rebecca & Daniel

Harry Nancy Bloomfield - 13 days ago

Rachel Dickson - 13 days ago

Our dearest Edna, words cannot express how sorry we are for your tremendous loss. Mark was such a character; he had a great sense of humour, a genuine love of life and a remarkable presence. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. We wish you and your family all the strength and acceptance needed to make this difficult period a little bit easier. You are in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. With all our love, Rajdai, Rachel, Marco & Rodney

David Lazarus - 13 days ago

Dear Edna and family, I was very sorry to hear of Mark's sudden death. Mark was a big bear of a man, full of energy and warmth, and seemed born to serve the Jewish community. He was a friend of my late sister's at Jewish People's School and West Hill High School, and I would see him behind the counter at the bakery on Queen Mary before he found his true calling as a director, fundraiser, and go-to hasbara man at the Jewish National Fund and then BGU. It was Mark who in 1912 invited me as media to a seminal conference on desertification. I looked forward to an almost weekly photo of himself and Edna together on Facebook, I could tell just from those photos that as a husband and father, Mark also knew what the truly most important things in life were. David Lazarus

Judy Litvack and Carl Ravinsky - 13 days ago

Dear Edna, Sending our heartfelt sympathies on this great loss. I hope that you gain strength from memories of better times . May Mark’s memory be a blessing. Judy and Carl

Stella Fried - 13 days ago

, Dear Edna and Mendelson family.I was heartbroken to hear of Mark’s passing. Mark was a good natured soul who always kept in touch with me and would often recall how he loved my baking, particularly my egg kichels, which he enjoyed as a child. May his memory be a blessing. Love, Stella

Samantha Levy - 13 days ago

Dear Edna, Omer, Noam and the rest of the family, I am so saddened to hear of Mark’s sudden and untimely passing. He was such an undeniable presence in every room he was in - friendly, boisterous, always with his signature blazer and moustache. My dad often tells me of Mark’s amazing cooking, passion for restaurants, devotion to his grandson, and countless contributions to the Jewish community near and far. He was the oldest and most cherished friend of my dad, who I know already misses him dearly. May his memory be a blessing during this incredibly difficult time.

Shari Ann Fleming - 13 days ago

Dear Edna, just the other day I was admiring all the photos on Facebook of your travels and events. I was shocked to see that Mark had passed away. He was such a wonderful person. Thinking of you during this very sad and difficult time.

Carol and Wally Shore - 13 days ago

Dear Edna, Omer, Noam, Hazel and Ilsa, We have lost a beloved member of our family, and our community has lost a tireless leader. We were at Mark's Bar Mitzvah a lifetime ago and followed his accomplishments ever since. Our parents were not only cousins, but close friends as well. Mark was multi-dimensional, interesting, warm, engaging and committed—particularly to his family. He left a remarkable and lasting legacy. With heartfelt condolences to all. Love, Carol and Wally

Joanne Cutler - 13 days ago

Dear Edna and Family, My deepest condolences on your loss. Joanne Cutler

Stephen and Miriam Rabinovitch - 13 days ago

Dear Edna and the entire Mendelson family; we are so saddened to hear of Mark's sudden passing. He will be solely missed buy so many. Thinking of all of you during this difficult time.

Lenny & Mona Wolman - 13 days ago

Dear Edna and family, Our sincere sympathy on your tremendous loss. We always admired his dedicated love for Israel and its institutions and people. We worked together for many years at JNF and he was loved by all who knew him and all those his benefited. What a terrible loss to his beloved family and community, no further sorrow, Mona and Lenny

Leanne Gur-esh - 13 days ago

I am so very sorry to hear about Mark's sudden passing. He was so full of life it is truly a shock. He first made an impact on me when I was a BGU student myself and ten years later, his passion and charisma continue to inspire me. May his memory be a blessing - I know those who knew him will continue to do good in his name.

Barbi & Stan Plotnick - 13 days ago

Heartbroken. As so many others we are shocked and deeply saddened by Mark’s much too early passing . Mark was a special man….warm, compassionate, dedicated, loyal and extremely hard working. Adored his family and loved his friends. He will be sorely missed. Our hearts are with Edna and his family. Hopefully wonderful memories will make this painful loss a little easier

Cindy Katz - 13 days ago

Dear Edna, please accept my deepest condolences on the sudden loss of your husband. My thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time.

Toby York - 13 days ago

Dear Mendelson Family, I work at JNF Toronto, and when Mark was at JNF Montreal, we were colleagues. I had the pleasure of going on the first JNF staff mission in 2010 and got to know him better. When he left to BGU, I would often see him on the elevator when he came to Toronto as the JNF and BGU offices were in the same building. May you be comforted by the fond memories you have and great stories people will tell you about him. I had always heard from the Montreal office that his latkas at the Chanukah parties were legendary. He was a true mensch and will be missed. Rest in peace Mark.

Joanne Luterman - 13 days ago

I am so sorry to hear this news of Mark's sudden passing. Our parents were best friends for so many years and the Mendelsons were "aunt" and "uncle" to us. Mark was so vibrant and so passionate about Israel, Ben Gurion University, and the Jewish community of Canada. He will be deeply missed. He was so helpful to me when my daughter was diagnosed with MBC and put me in touch with some of the best researchers in Israel. He was a real mensch in his desire to help others. May his memory be for a blessing always.

Irwin & Sara Tauben - 14 days ago

Dear Edna and family. This is quite a surprise. You and Mark, go back many years with Sara and me in Jewish charities. His passion was contagious. May your family know no more sorrow. Sara and Irwin

Marlene and Jack Dworkind - 14 days ago

Dear Edna and family, We were deeply saddened when he heard of Mark’s untimely passing. Mark always gave of himself to improve the lives of others both in Canada and Israel. He was a true people-person and every connection he made became a life-long friendship. May his memory be a blessing to all who knew him. With heartfelt condolences for the loss of this unique and irreplaceable mensch. Marlene and Jack.

Tzipie Freedman - 14 days ago

Dear Edna; I'm so sorry to learn the sad news that Mark had died, and I want to express my deep condolences to you and your family. He played an important role in the Jewish community, and he left a very fine legacy.

Irving Rudy - 14 days ago

Dear Edna, I was shocked to hear the news. My most sincere condolences.

Gita Pearl - 14 days ago

Sincere condolences to the Mendelson family. Mark was my go-to person whenever I wasn’t sure of the Hebrew spelling on a BGU tribute card that I was sending . May you be comforted עם שאר אבלי ציון וירושלים.

Irwin Haberman - 14 days ago

Dear Edna, Omer, Noam and families, Sincere condolences to you all. Accepting the tragic news of Mark’s sudden passing is surreal and heartbreaking for all of us who knew him. He will be remembered not only for his many noted accomplishments and attributes but for living a life as a true mentsh. Mark cared! Regardless of how busy, he was always kind, thoughtful, considerate and there for his friends, during good and bad times. A man who could easily rest on his own laurels, yet continued to excel, and derived as much pleasure in his friends’ and their children’s’ successes , as he did in his own family’s. The Major will be immensely missed (he would appreciate the alliteration). Wishing you strength during this difficult time and may his memory be for blessing. Irwin

Myriam Azogui-Halbwax⁸ - 14 days ago

Dear Edna, Omer, Noam and family, I'm immensely shocked and saddened by this sudden news. Mark has been so important in my journey in Canada. He has been the first one to hire me despite my clear inedaquation to the job , but he wanted to help me an my family when we moved from France. He helped during my first years to understand the community, to meet with all its members, always so respectful, so human. And then helped me to find my way to the job that would fit me better. He has always been a mensh, a real one and I owe him a lot. We never stopped talking even after I made alyah. His love for you all and his grandson was amazing to witness. Such a mensh who is going to miss . I send you my heartfelt condolences. May his memory be for a blessing

Heather Foley - 14 days ago

Dear Edna, Omer, Noam, Aaron & Family I am so shocked and sincerely saddened by Mark’s passing. I will remember fondly the many years working with Mark at JNF. He was a wonderful man, generous, thoughtful, always with a joke and above all, he was so proud of his family. My heartfelt sympathies are with you at this difficult time.

Michael Frankel - 14 days ago

Dear Edna and Family I was deeply saddened to hear of the sudden passing of my old classmate Mark. Our relationship began at Folke Shule and we often crossed paths from the mid 50's to date In fact my oldest daughter worked for Mark when he had the bakery on Queen Mary My memories will always be of an outgoing committed special individual who worked tirelessly for the benefit of the community Mark will truly be missed Baruch Dayan Emet

Bruce Vineberg - 14 days ago

My deepest sympathy on the passing of Mark. I remember fondly my days at JNF, and the warmth and inclusiveness he showed to one and all. Bruce Vineberg

Sheila Mingel - 14 days ago

Dear Edna and Family, I am shocked to hear of Mark’s passing. He was a kind and generous man. My deepest condolences to the whole family. He will be missed.

Jason and Judy Caron - 14 days ago

Dear Edna & Family, We're so saddened to hear of Mark's passing. Hoping you're able to draw comfort from the many testimonies of how Mark was so impactful for our Montreal Jewish community, for the organizations he served, for Israel and for Diaspora-Israel relations. He was the consummate professional and so classy. We will miss him. May you be spared any further sorrow. BDE.

Bernie and Joan King - 14 days ago

Dear Edna, It is with heartfelt sadness to learn of Mark's sudden passing yesterday and repectfully extend to you and your families our deepest sympathies during this most difficult time. May his memory forever be a blessing. Bernie and Joan King

Heidi Barski - 14 days ago

Dearest Mendelson Family, I am shocked and saddened to learn of Mark's passing. I worked for him when he owned the bakery on Queen Mary. He was the best boss and always treated me like a daughter. Please accept my deepest condolences and may all the memories give you strength during this difficult time.

Bunny Lechter - 14 days ago

Dear Edna. I am so sorry to read of Mark’s passing .Please accept my deepest sympathy,I wish you strength at this most painful time. With respect,Bunny Lechter

Sheila Mingel - 14 days ago

David Rodman - 14 days ago

Dearest Edna...Suzette and I would like to offer our most sincere condolences to you, your children, and families. Although we only shared the company of your husband once, we are very aware of the closeness of the 3 Musketeers, that being you & your sisters, and families. Such a tight bond between all is a very special & beautiful sight to see, and we hope that this togetherness gives you some much needed strength during this challenging time. We are thinking of you. Keep his memories close to your heart and he will be with you forever...xo

Doreen and Gerald Green - 14 days ago

To the family of Mark What an extraordianry man he was. It is a shock to the whole community to hear of Mark's passing. We saw you both on the plane to Vancouver a few weeks ago. Mark was such a devoted person, to his family and to the community. His passing is a huge loss for everyone. May the memories you shared be a comfort to you at this very sad time. Baruch Dayan Ha'Emet. Doreen and Gerald Green

Sharon &Robert Hecht - 14 days ago

Dear Family: It was a shock to read of Mark’s passing. He was a part of our youth growing up. He was a cousin to our close friend Brenda. We have crossed paths many times. Each time his warmth shone through. To the community a great loss and to the family an enormous one. May his memory be for a blessing. Sharon and Robert Hecht

CARMELA MINDEL - 14 days ago

Dear Edna, my deepest sympathies on the loss of Mark. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Leora Cukier - 14 days ago

Dear Edna and family, I am so sorry to have learned about Mark's sudden passing. He was such a nice guy, warm, friendly, and a master at his craft. His tireless work at BGU helped so many people, a testament of his devotion to this great organization. My sincere condolences to you and your family. Leora

Susan Routtenberg Zelman - 14 days ago

I was so shocked and saddened beyond words to hear of Mark’s passing. We were classmates many years ago at JPPS and mittle shule and our paths crossed many times since. I will always remember Mark as the sweetest kindest soul and I send my deepest condolences to his family. Susan Routtenberg Zelman

Karen Flam - 14 days ago

There are no words.....my deepest condolences. This is a profound loss, not only for your family but for our entire community. Sending you only love, and lots of it. Best always, Karen

Donna and Irwin Kuzmarov - 14 days ago

Dear Edna and family, Our heartfelt sympathies on the loss of your dear husband, father, grandfather, brother. May you gather strength with the wonderful memories you have. We are thinking if you at this very sad time of loss. Donna and Irwin Kuzmarov

Cheryl Stulberg(née Fried) - 14 days ago

So sorry to hear of Mark’s passing. Although I don’t know Mark’s immediate family personally, Hazel can tell you that Mark was always a welcomed guest in our home ( Stella and Joe Fried) and will always be remembered fondly. May your memories of Mark be a source of comfort during these difficult times. Sincerely , Cheryl and Barry

Anna and Aron Gonshor - 14 days ago

Dear Edna and Family, Please accept our heartfelt condolences on your tragic loss. We will always remember his warm smile and kind demeanour. warmly, Anna and Aron

Jane and Larry Plotnick - 14 days ago

Edna and family, Our most sincere sympathies. We simply cannot know how very difficult it is to lose someone so close, and so suddenly. We are certain that Mark will live on in the hearts of everyone who knew him...a truly wonderful, soft, and kind man. Always giving to others both personally and through his exceptional years in Community. I met Mark, when Jane introduced us at the bagel shop, and we have talked and enjoyed each other ever since. Our hearts go out to you and your entire family. A life that touches others, as he has touched ours and so many, lives on forever.

Recia Gordon - 14 days ago

Dear Edna and Family; My sincere condolences on your great loss. May the many special memories you shared sustain you and bring you comfort at this very sad time. Recia

Jonathan Wise - 14 days ago

Dear Edna and Family, My deepest sympathies on the sudden passing of Mark. May your cherished memories comfort you at this very difficult time. Mark was a special person who every time I saw him, he had a smile on his face.

Denise and Sheldon Popliger - 14 days ago

Our sincerest condolences at this sad time. May it be of comfort to know that we are thinking of you. RIP Mark--you were a true mensch in every sense of the word. BDE

Sheldon Eric Fried & Alina Simon - 14 days ago

Dear Edna, and The Mendelson Family, My deepest sympathies on the loss of Mark. He was such a wonderful, warm, giving man, who was very prominent and passionate in his devotion and support in the Jewish Community. He was a devoted family man. He had a great sense of humour. He was loved by everyone not only from his family, but from everyone who lives he has touched. May his smile shine down from the Heavens above proud of his family. I am so fortunate to have him as a cousin. May you all soon begin the process of healing and may you all be spared any further sorrow, pain, and anguish. Rest In Peace Mark! Sheldon Eric Fried and Alina Simon.

Lillian & Morris Goodman - 14 days ago

Dear Edna, we were shocked to learn of your dear Mark’s passing. He was such a good person. We enjoyed our interactions with him over the year with BGU. He did a great job. Our thoughts are with you and the family.

Steve Tabac - 14 days ago

Dear Edna and family. We’re shocked to learn the news of Mark,S passing.Our condolences are extended to all family members. Steve Tabac and Norman Lipkowitz

Abe Fuks - 14 days ago

Dear Edna and family, please accept my sincere and heartfelt condolences on your tragic loss. May you all be spared from further sorrows. Abe

Laya Feldman - 14 days ago

Dear Edna, I am so sorry to learn that Mark has passed away.So many nice memories of Mark and JNF…… I wish you and yours strength during this very difficult time Laya Feldman

Debra Berke - 14 days ago

Dear Edna and family. My mom Fae Jakin volunteered with Mark atJNF and adored him. He was a wonderful man and I always liked seeing him and reminiscing about my mom. We send you our condolences and hope your memories help you at this sad time. Debra

Janie Respitz - 14 days ago

Dear Edna, Omer, Noam and family, please accept our heartfelt condolences at this very sad time. Janie and Momi

Eva Verebes - 14 days ago

Dear Edna, I am in shock to see the terrible announcement, I wish you and your family no more sorrow! I hope your memories will help you ease your grief! Please accept my deepest sympathy. Eva

Rachel Alkallay - 14 days ago

Dear Edna and Family, It was beyond shocking to learn of Mark’s sudden and untimely passing yesterday. Mark was a force of nature. A proud Canadian. A proud Jew. Dedicated to his family. So proud of his grandson. So dedicated to BGU. Committed, creative, hard-working. Words fail me. He contributed immensely to all he dedicated himself to. Too too sad. May the many years of happy memories comfort you during these difficult days. May you and your family be spared any further sorrow. Rachel

Sharon & Leonard - 14 days ago

We are shocked and saddened to learn of Mark’s passing. Words fail to express our sorrow. May you be comforted by the wonderful times you shared. Mark loved his family without reservation. His culinary skills unmatched and his “latkas” undeniably the best. We will miss him.

Ed & Claire Rudick - 14 days ago

Dear Edna, Omer, Noam, Aaron & family, As we all face the shock of Mark's untimely passing, each of us in our own way, reflect on what a terrific human being he represents to his family, friends & colleagues. An outstanding leader, full of creativity, drive and passion in everything he did; a tireless worker and an inspiration to so many people across the globe - but most of all, a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and loyal and dear friend. He was so proud of each of you. Mark will also be missed for his incredible joie de vivre, his excellence in culinary art, his love of art, sports and wine; his humour and sharp intellect.....and those special phone calls, shout-outs and beautiful gestures to family, friends and colleagues. Always there to help, support and to offer his wisdom, Mark will forever remain with us and I will miss him greatly. Claire & Eddy

Lisa Beck - 14 days ago

Dear Edna and family, I am shocked and saddened beyond belief. What a great loss of a great man, husband, father and friend and leader of BGU Canada. I cannot find the right words to express my sorrow - they all feel so empty. May his memory always be a blessing. Much love, Lisa

Marlene cantor - 14 days ago

Dear Edna and family We are shocked and saddened to hear of Mark s passing. He was such a kind and interesting man. We spent many wonderful afternoons at the lake in Lac Paquin with you and the family. May your cherished memories sustain you through this difficult time. Marlene and Fred Cantor

Sandra & Allen Quallenberg - 14 days ago

Dear Edna and Family, we are deeply saddened to learn of Mark's passing. Please accept our most sincere heartfelt sympathies. May Hashem send comfort for you and your family at this most difficult time and may his memory be a Blessing. Baruch dayan ha'emet. Sandy and Allen

Abe Gonshor & Annie Young - 14 days ago

Dear Edna and family. There are no words to adequately express my shock and sadness upon hearing of Marks untimely passing. We send our love and may all of your happy and wonderful memories of Mark give your family strength during this most difficult and sad time in your lives, Mark will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him, .

Ofer & Alison Drucker - 14 days ago

Dear Edna and family, There are no words to express our deep sadness about learning of Mark’s untimely passing. His love for the state of Israel and Jewish community ties were so very strong. He will be very missed. His legacy will carry on and may you be spared future sorrow. Ofer & Alison Drucker

Lorna Gmora - 14 days ago

Dear Edna and Family My deepest condolences to you and your children on your great loss of a great man Mark. who touched so many people and left a wonderful. legacy I hope that all your happy and wonderful memories provide you with strength during this most difficult times, he will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him, thinking of you

Alys Geiger Rubenstein - 14 days ago

I am so saddened to learn of Mark’s untimely passing. His loss will leave a void in Montreal’s Jewish community and others throughout Canada. I wish you the healing and comfort that comes from treasuring the gift of his life. With warm memories.

Linda Kislowicz - 14 days ago

We were shocked and saddened to learn of Mark’s sudden passing. We go back a long way, to our days as students at Hillel. He was a great guy dedicated to his family, his community, and to Israel. We extend our condolences to Edna , and the entire family. May his memory be blessed and May you be comforted amongst the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem. Linda and Joe Kislowicz

Ethel Udashkin - 14 days ago

Dear Edna and families I was shocked to hear that Mark had passed away. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. He will be missed by everyone.

joyce borenstein and peter marcovitz - 14 days ago

Dear Edna, Omer, Noam and family: we are so very sorry for your loss. Mark was wonderful, so enthusiastic and humaine, so appreciative of life. It is heart-breaking to hear of his passing. Sending you our sympathies and wishing you strength and courage, Joyce and Peter

Susan Schachter - 14 days ago

Dear Edna and Family. We are so sorry to hear of Mark’s passing. Please accept our deepest sympathies. The Schachter- Krymalowski’s.

Evelyn Warhaft - 14 days ago

Dear Edna & Family, My Sincere Condolences on the very sad loss of your Dear Husband Mark. Evelyn Warhaft

Gil Mazaltarim - 14 days ago

To the family of the late Mark Mendelson, please accept my sincere condolences on his untimely passing. May the wonderful memories sustain you during these difficult times. Sincerely Gil.

Renna Bassal - 14 days ago

Dear Edna, Omer, Noam & family, There are no words to adequately express my shock and sadness upon hearing of Marks untimely passing. As a professional Mark always wanted his lay volunteers to shine and it was truly a pleasure working with him. His devotion to community and Israel was exemplary. Mark enjoyed life to the fullest and it was a delight to share a meal that he lovingly prepared. Nothing gave Mark greater happiness than his families achievements and his love for all of you. His warmth and generous spirit will be remembered and missed by so many. Wishing you strength during this most difficult time. Renna

Arlene Edery - 14 days ago

Dear Edna and family. We were so saddened to hear the news of Mark’s passing. He was my colleague and a friend who will be greatly missed. May his memory be a source of comfort to you. Arlene and Lucien

Arlene Nash - 14 days ago

How very sad to learn of Mark's untimely passing. Over the years, I kept in touch with him on and off and we enjoyed sharing news and stories of long ago. My family was very grateful to him for attending the funerals of both my brother and mother. My heartfelt condolences are extended to his family.

Karen Shatz - 14 days ago

To the family of Mark Mendelsohn, I knew Mark back in the day at West Hill. Years later we’d cross paths at a Snowden bakery & discuss the merits of pizza bagels. Please accept my sympathies on the untimely death of this very special man.

Susan Elias - 14 days ago

Dear Edna and Family, My deepest sympathies on the untimely and profound loss of your beloved husband, father-in-law and grandfather. I am in shock and heartbroken for you and for all of Mark`s friends and colleagues. Mark was larger than life and seemed to enjoy all that it offered. He was a pillar in several communities and touched so many people. He will be sorely missed and always remembered. My thoughts are with you, all, during this very difficult time. Susan

Sue Carol Isaacson - 14 days ago

Dear Edna I am shocked and saddened by this news How awful I knew Mark way back when our paths crossed through my friendship with his sister and of course, when he had his store on Queen Mary Road May his cheerful disposition and kindness remain as a legacy and memory to his life and help in your loss Sincerely, Sue Carol

Beth Fineberg and Leon Krolik - 14 days ago

Dear Edna, Noam and family, we were stunned by this news. Mark touched the lives of many. Please accept our heartfelt condolences during this very difficult time. May all your wonderful memories sustain you for a lifetime.

Cheryl & Joel Merling - 14 days ago

Dear Edna, Omer, Noam and families. We are so sad to hear of Mark's passing. Our hearts are with you. Mark touched everyone's life in a positive and caring way. He will remain an inspiration to everyone lucky enough to have had him in their life. We are so sorry for your loss.

Carol Levine - 14 days ago

Dear Edna and Family, I am utterly shocked and heartbroken at this terrible news. As a classmate of Mark’s from Folk Shule, our paths crossed in recent years. How proud he was of your family and enthusiastic of his work in community. There are really no adequate words to ease the pain of your loss but please know that you are in my thoughts. Mark will be deeply missed.

Etty and Ralph Bienstock - 14 days ago

Dear Edna and Family, we are shocked and saddened by your loss of Mark. May all the cherished memories bring you comfort always.

Taryn and Harvey Segal and Family - 14 days ago

Dear Edna, Omer, Noam, Hazel, Ilsa, and the entire family, Like much of the community, we are simultaneously stunned and heartbroken. Every time we saw Mark he always had an amazing story or an interesting anecdote. His upbeat personality was contagious and his unique knowledge of everything and everyone was incomparable. May you all find comfort in his amazing legacy and be spared from any future sorrow.

Myra David - 14 days ago

Dear Edna and family, Mark and I were at camp together as teenagers. So handsome with his jet black hair and wide warm smile, it was a joy to watch him effortlesslyl cut through the waters with incredible grace and strength. This Is the Mark I always saw no matter when we met over the years. His warmth and kindness always shining through. May his memory always be for a blessing. My deepest sympathies go out to each one of you. May only the good sweet memories of times together sustain you in the days ahead.

Debby and Manny Vineberg - 14 days ago

Dear Edna and family, We are in shock. There are no words for this. Mark was larger than the than life. His love of family and Israel will be remembered by all who knew him. BDE. Debby and Manny

Estie Kleinfeld - 14 days ago

Dear Edna, and family. My deepest condolences on the untimely passing of Mark. My thoughts are with you. I hope that memories of good times spent together will help you ease the unmeasurable pain. ברוך דיין האמת, תהה נשמתו צרורה בצרור החיים

Oscar & Benita Stermer - 14 days ago

Dear Edna, Omer and Noam Our deepest condolences on the tragic loss of Mark. A wonderful caring husband, father and Sabba. There are no words . You are in our hearts Love Oscar & Bunny

Jacob Kincler & Dida Berku - 14 days ago

Dear Edna and family, With the untimely passing of Mark Z”L, we lost one of the pillars of this community. His dedication to Israel and Jewish causes was second to none. Over the years he served as a model to all of us in exemplary community activism. May his memory be a blessing for us all and may you know no further sorrow. תנצב”ה. Jacob Kincler& Dida Berku

Ilan Shahin - 14 days ago

My sincere condolences to Marc's family and loved ones. He was a kind man to me who uplifted me at important moments in my life as a youth. I am often reminded of him and am always grateful for his kindness and generosity of spirit.

Eileen & Herb Borsuk - 14 days ago

Dear Edna, Omer, Noam and Family, We are shocked and enormously saddened by Mark’s sudden passing. Larger than life, he was a gourmet cook, knowledgeable about art and wine- a true renaissance man. His love and dedication to Israel and community was admirable. He made a difference. But most of all was his unconditional love for you all, his family. May the memories you made together help to ease the pain. With broken hearts, Eileen & Herb

Iris Aaron - 14 days ago

Dear Edna, Noam and family, Like everyone I’m stunned to hear this tragic news. It was great to re-connect with Mark through HFL. His help and enthusiasm were so appreciated. You are all very much in my thoughts. Iris

Fred Schacter - 14 days ago

Dear Edna , Omer and Noah, Nothing short of shocking. I don’t know anyone who enjoyed & lived life to the fullest. Ellie & I send you our deepest sympathies.

Jennifer Cukier - 14 days ago

Edna Noah and family I m in shock -just texted you this morning in FB I’m so sorry -my condolences -my sympathy on this enormous loss Marks efforts and dedication to his family and Zisrael were notable What a legacy he leaves behind I hope in time these many memories will comfort you I will wish your family no more sorrow and know you were married and the best there is Always so sorry to see this My sincere condolences Jenni Cukier -Ben Gurion uni-he did such much good what mitzvahs

LeeAnne Kraft - 14 days ago

My sincerest condolences to on the loss of your husband and father , Edna, Omer and Noam. So many memories immediately came to mind from elementary school Omer - it feels like it was yesterday that I was eating dinner at your home and enjoying pastries from the bakery. My thoughts are with you all at this time and know, despite the distance and time that has elapsed, that I am here for you Omer. May you all be spared further sorrow.

Ann Malka - 14 days ago

Dear Edna and family, It is with great sadness that I hear of the passing of your wonderful husband. Marc was a true gentleman. His memory will always remain in my heart. Baruch Dayan Haemet.

adelia bensoussan - 14 days ago

Dearest Edna and family , Mark was such a force of nature with a smile , a joke and a connection to everyone he met . David and I are shocked and terribly saddened by his untimely passing and he will be missed . May you derive strength from wonderful memories and we hope you will be spared future sorrows . Sincerely Adelia & David Bensoussan

Bonnie Marcus - 14 days ago

Dear Edna and Noah and Family, My sympathies on your loss. He will be remembered and missed. His ties to Judaism were strong and his caring about montreal Jews and Israel were even stronger. May your memories console you in the days ahead Bonnie