Sara Batalion

Funeral Service: Sunday, November 20, 2022 at 12:00 PM
Chapel Service
Shiva: Sunday, November 20, 2022 to
Friday, November 25, 2022

Sunday: Shiva at Eli's home
Shiva Details:
Shiva hours: Sunday following burial until 8:00 p.m. The remainder of the shiva will be strictly private.
Cemetery: Baron De Hirsch Cemetery
Donations:
Charity of your choice

Notes:
If you are unable to attend the funeral service in person, you may join it virtually on Sunday, November 20 at 12:00 noon: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCI44-JAG5dCDIjw49YmbZig/lives


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Benjamin Klein - 13 days ago

Dear Hyman We are certain that you and your family have received many condolences but none more sincere than ours. We spoke to you on Sunday but did not have t he chance to give our condolences to Eli and Judy. For personal reasons we were not able to come to the Shiva house. Please pass on our condolences to your children. Suzanne and Ben Klein

Irwin & Sara Tauben - 15 days ago

Dear Eli and family. Our deepest condolences on your loss. May your family know no more sorrow. Irwin and Sara

Lainie Smajovits - 17 days ago

Dear Judy and Eli, I am so sorry for your loss. Your mother sounded like a lovely person. I hope that your treasured memories of her will help to sustain you during this very difficult time.

Jason Safir - 17 days ago

Dear Eli and the Batalion family, I am so sorry for your loss. Please accept my deepest condolences.

Elana Rudick - 17 days ago

Sincere condolences to Eli, Tamara, and the entire Batalion Family on your loss. Thinking of you during this difficult time.

Judith Glass - 17 days ago

Dear Hyman, Sending my deep condolences to you and your family. I was deeply touched by the eulogies of your children and yours. May her memory be a blessing.

Sivan Slapak - 17 days ago

Sending my deep condolences to your entire family. May you be comforted, and may her memory be for a blessing. zol zi hobn a likhtikn gan eydn

Maxine and Jon Lithwick - 18 days ago

Dear Batalion family Our deepest sympathy to all of you. Sorry that we could not be there physically to give our condolences. JMay her memory be a blessing. Maxine and Jon Lithwick

Maria Ressina - 18 days ago

My deepest condolences dear Batalion family. May her memory be a blessing.

sandy sandman - 18 days ago

Sincere condolences at this time of profound loss of your Mom (Judy and Eli) and wife (Hymie) I am glad I knew Sara and she will never be forgotten.

Stuart and Jodie Frenkiel - 18 days ago

Dear Eli and family: We are saddened to hear the news about your mother. We extend our deepest condolences to you and your family. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult and reflective period.

Ben and Florence Mitmaker - 18 days ago

Dear Hy, Judy and Eli, After watching the eulogies of your children and yourself for the passing of your wife and mother, Sara, what can one possibly say? Their words touched our hearts, words that brought tears to one’s eye since they evoked precious memories of our own past. All one can do is express our sincerest condolences about your loss, hoping that God’s universal time will assuage this pain but retain those precious memories forever. Ben and Florence Mitmaker

Reisa and Mel Schneider and family - 18 days ago

Our heartfelt condolences on the loss of Sara-your beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Sorry that we are unable to be there in person; we are with you in spirit. May the blessings of your memories with her and of her, keep her close. Sending hugs from Vancouver. Reisa and Mel Schneider

Gloria & Stephen Schneider - 18 days ago

Dear Eli & Family- Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your beautiful mother & wife. May all of your cherished memories help to sustain you.

Allan Steinberg - 18 days ago

Dearest Hymie, Judy and Eli: We were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of your beloved wife and mother, Sara. Please accept our heartfelt condolences at this most difficult time. Allan, Julia and the Steinberg family

Abe Wagen - 18 days ago

Sara, was my sweet beautiful, older cousin. I grew up with her; refugees and immigrant children of 2 Holocaust survivor sisters. One of my first memories in life was at 3 years old when she visited me in Montreal Children's hospital and brought a large beautifully designed shiny metallic box of Chocolates. I kept it a long time. Then when we walked with your brother (Israel who was my age) from Val Morin to Prefontaine and back with a brand new sweet frisky puppy, which your mom refused to let you keep and you, in respect obeyed her and walked all the way back brokenheartedly but uncomplainingly. I remember when I stayed at your house, which was often as your mom took care of me often while helping her sister, your sketches and Little Lulu comics and room full of books and music and many interesting things. I remember when my mom died and how your pain was if you as if you were her daughter, Later in the last few years, yYou remembered the names of our children and grandchildren and asked about them to your last days in our phone conversations from Scottsdale. You were a special loving soul. You are impossible not to love back . Hymie, Judy, Eli and families, know that she will always be remembered and loved and that she will always be here with us in wit, love and spirit.

Golda Schwimmer - 18 days ago

What a beautiful service! . I’m sorry I couldn’t attend in person . Sara and I were best friends on Hutchison Street. My favorite activity was going to her house and modeling all those beautiful fur coats . Your eulogies, made me laugh and cry at the same time because they Captured the essence of who Sara was. May all your wonderful memories sustain you at this time. Be comforted in the knowledge that Sara was loved and respected by many.

Shirley and Harvey Corn - 18 days ago

Dear Hy, Judy and Eli. Our deepest sympathy on Sarah’s passing. Although it has been many years since we have seen each other we will always remember Sarah for her warmth and gentleness.

Ethel Chaya Igel - 18 days ago

To Dr. Batalion, Judy, Eli, and Grandchildren, I just watched Sara’s levaya on ZOOM and was moved to tears by all the kind and emotional words spoken about her. May you keep her close in your hearts, and her neshama rise up to shomayim. Ethel Chaya and Feiwel Igel (at JEC)

Sharon Zaifman Kravitz - 18 days ago

Watching the funeral of Sara, brought such tears to my eyes and an emptiness in my heart. I want you all to know that I have such fond memories of her and her relationship with my mother. .Her kindness to my family. Her love to my family. My heartfelt condolences and I know her memory will be a blessing for us all.

Elizabeth Krakow - 18 days ago

Dear Hy, Judy and Eli, First, for Hy - In conversations with me over the years, Sara always recognized your devotion to her and expressed gratitude for that. Some of my earliest memories are of the two of you coming over for dinner, hosting our family for dinner at your home... I even remember some specific conversations from my early teen years that no doubt shaped me. I treasure the friendship of you both. For Judy and Eli, your Mom was so proud of you. She fretted, like all mothers, over some choices in the meanderings of choosing your career paths, but she also maintained this steadfast confidence in your talents and capabilities and knew you would both contribute something wonderful to the world. She expressed the same confidence in your children. I will always value the friendship I had with her. May her memory be a blessing.

Claire Caplan - 18 days ago

Dr. Batalion, Judy, Eli and Families. Please accept our sincere sympathies on the loss of your dear Sara. May her memory be a blessing. Claire , Morty and Family.

Mel and Esther Niederhoffer - 18 days ago

Dr. Batalion,Judy and Eli, May the good memories of times past help you at this sad times.

Julie Garonce - 18 days ago

Dear Eli and family, I was saddened to learn the news of your mother’s passing, I extend my deepest condolences on this immense loss. Julie

Jessie Sternthal - 18 days ago

Dear Eli and Family, I was so sorry to hear the news of your mother's passing. I am sending you all the strength and love at this very difficult time. Jessie

Joseph Pleet - 19 days ago

Dear Eli , Judy and Hy Batatlion and their families. Sorry for the lost of your mother, wife and grandmother.

Laurie Wiseman - 19 days ago

Eli and Tam, we are so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and sending lots of love in this difficult time.

David Scher - 19 days ago

Dr. Batalion and family, please accept my condolences on the loss of Sara.

Anna Gonshor - 19 days ago

Dear Judy, Eli and Dr. Batalion, Please accept my heartfelt sympathies at this sad time of your loss. May her memory be a blessing, זאָל זי האָבן אַ ליכטיקן גן־עדן Warmly, Anna

Chava and Mark Glouberman - 19 days ago

Mark and I are profoundly sorry to hear of Sara’s passing. Sara and I were connected, so to speak, by birth. Our youngest children, Eli and Adi, came into the world minutes apart at the JGH. The two-day exchange of ideas, of shared life experiences of family dislocation, cemented a connection that for a time survived the ever-westerly movement of our family. We remember fondly the times spent in one anothers’ company and regret that there wasn’t more of it. Most of all we regret your loss. May Sara’s memory be blessed.

Honey Arline Dresher - 19 days ago

Dearest Eli, Judy, Hymie, and families, I am filled with immeasurable sorrow and grief to learn of the sad passing of your mother and wife, Sara. I knew of her exceptional intelligence and talent and her amazing though difficult life and regret I never had the opportunity to meet her. Her love for her family was unwavering and her legacy of brilliance and creativity was so obviously inherited by her children, Judy and Eli. My deepest and heartfelt condolences. Love, Honey

Shana & Matthew Michelin - 19 days ago

Dear Eli, Tammy and family, Our deepest condolences on the loss of your mother. Sending you lots of strength during this difficult time.

Carrir Charney - 19 days ago

To Eli ,Tamara & family, So sorry to hear about the sad loss of Sara your beloved mother. It’s always heartbreaking to lose a mom ,so my thoughts & blessings are with you during this difficult time. Carrie Charney xo

Arlene Brownstein Chinks - 19 days ago

Dearest Eli, Tamara and Family, sending you my most sincere condolences at this very sad and difficult time. Reading many of the messages here this morning ; it is clear that your mother, Sara, was a woman of intelligence, a woman with a warm heart of kindness and compassion . How fortunate she was to have had a loving caring son such as yourself, Eli along with the support of Tamara. There is a special bond we have with our mothers which bring us increased comfort from our happy memories. May it be these memories that help you through this very difficult time. Much love, Arlene

Nancy and Marc Gold - 19 days ago

Dear Eli, Tamara, and family, Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of your mother. We hope that you find comfort and strength from your family and friends during this difficult time. Our thoughts are with you. In friendship, Nancy and Marc

Randi Gitnick - 19 days ago

Dear Dr. Batalion . My deepest sympathy on the loss of your wife. You always spoke so highly of her at the Maimonides Kiddush. May you and family keep wonderful memories close to your heart , and may you find comfort in them

Jennifer Michelin - 19 days ago

Dear Eli, Tammy and Family, My deepest condolences to you and your family. Thinking of you at this difficult time.

Harriet Pardo - 19 days ago

Dear Eli, Judy and Dr. Batalion, My deepest condolences to you on the loss of your beloved Sara. May her memory be a blessing to you.

Sharon Wilensky - 20 days ago

Dear Eli and Tamara, With deep and sincere sympathy on your loss.

Helen Adam - 20 days ago

Dear Eli and Tamara and family, please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of your mother. May you be comforted now and through the years by the many fond memories you shared.

Lorna Yont & Len Lebel - 20 days ago

Len and I worked with Sara many moons ago and shared much laughter and also learned so much about her young life before coming to St. Jean. As others have said, she was a gentle soul. So sorry for your loss.

Sherri and Jack Torjman - 20 days ago

Dear Hymie, Judy and Eli: Please accept our heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your beloved wife and mother, Sara. We are thinking of you at this very difficult time. May her memory be a blessing. Sherri and Jack Torjman

Leonard Pleet - 20 days ago

Dear Batalion Family: My condolences on your loss. Leonard Sheila & Joseph Pleet

Mark Lazar - 20 days ago

Dear Eli and Tamara and Family - my condolences on the passing of your Mother. May the many fond memories comfort you at this time. Mark

Eli Felzenstein - 20 days ago

Dear Hymie, Eli, Judy, Israel and family . Our thoughts are you.Sara will be dearly missed.

Eva Raby - 20 days ago

Dear Judy, Eli, Dr. Batalion and family, I am deeply saddened by the loss of you beloved mother, wife, grandmother. It was always a joy to chat with Sara all those years ago, when she would bring Judy and Eli, as young children, to the Jewish Public Library. She was a proud, caring and loving mother, and a wonderful person to spend time with. May the memories of good times bring you comfort at this time.

Michael Horvath - 20 days ago

Dear Eli and family, my sincerest and heartfelt condolences. May her memory be a blessing and may you know no further sorrow.

Gloria and Howard Resin - 20 days ago

Dear Hy, Judy and Eli, Our sincere sympathies on your great loss. Hopefully the many wonderful memories that you share will ease your pain at this difficult time. Gloria and Howard Resin

Alti Rodal - 20 days ago

Dear Hymie, Judy, Eli, Heartfelt condolences from Berel and me on the passing of our loving and lovely, creative and caring, gentle and profound Sara, my lifelong special friend. We bonded, first at Baron Byng High School, where from an adjoining seat, I was charmed by her poetic spirit and delightful doodles; then at McGill, when encounters often included deep discussions about life and the human condition; then while travelling and exploring Europe and experiencing Greece and Israel together, her curiosity, good humour, warmth, and artistic sensibility. The bonds were such as to sustain decades of an enduring friendship despite geographic distance. I feel blessed that Sara was part of my life. May all the good memories she has left with you bring you strength and comfort and continue to be a blessing for you and your children. With very much love, Alti

Roseanne (McAvoy ) Lidstone - 20 days ago

So sad that we did not have a chance to meet recently as it was on my agenda to call and set up a time to get together after so many years . We worked together at St Jean sur Richelieu and had many a great laugh and lots of fun occasions. MY condolences on your great loss. Roseanne McAvoy Lidstone

Rebecca Hecht and Jack Gurevitch - 20 days ago

Dear Eli, Tammy and family, We send you our heartfelt condolences. We never met your mom, however, we can tell how wonderful she must have been just by knowing you. Take comfort in your memories as you grieve. Jack and Rebecca

Allan J. Levine - 20 days ago

My deepest sympathy to the family! Schoolmates, friends, Sarah was a warm and lovely, we will all miss her friendship.

David and Rita Fuchs - 20 days ago

Please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of your wife, mother. She was a beautiful and wonderful lady, May her memory be a blessing to you and May her neshoma have an aliyah

Israel Bonds Montreal - 20 days ago

To the family of the late Sara Batalion, On behalf of the staff and management of Israel Bonds, please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of Sara. 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.

Nancy and Stephen Engels - 20 days ago

Dear Eli and Tamara, our thoughts are with you on the loss of your mother. Stephen and I extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Nancy Engels

Maxine and Stephen Sanders - 20 days ago

Dear Eli, Tamara and Batalion family, We send you our heartfelt condolences on the passing of your beloved mother. We are thinking of you at this sad and difficult time. Maxine and Stephen

RENA ENTUS - 20 days ago

Dear Eli, Tamara and families, My sincere condolences at your loss. May the time and the love you shared serve as comfort. Hold those memories dear and pass along the stories to your children. BDE

Elaine Wisenthal - 20 days ago

Dear Judy and Eli, My sincerest condolences to you, your dad, and your family on the loss of your mom. May your fond memories of her be a source of comfort during these difficult times.

Allan Schwartz - 20 days ago

Dear Eli & Tamara and family, so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. On behalf of my wife, Gayle & myself, we send our deepest sympathies. May your wonderful memories help get you through this difficult time. BDE Allan & Gayle

Paul Nathanson - 20 days ago

Hymie, Judy and Eli: I've been dreading this news for weeks, because Sara didn't answer the phone (her answering machine was always full) and didn't reply to my e-mail inquiries. Sara and I go back a long way, though not all the way to childhood. Even before she married, we used to have a religious discussion group. But our friendship went beyond that topic. I felt a profound affinity for Sara and her sense of being an outsider. I had considered myself a Martian in grade school, and I have ever since. She understood that from personal experience (though for different reasons). One day in the 1970s, while cataloguing books at the Jewish Public Library, I came across a book of poems by Montreal Jews. Flipping through the pages, I came across a very lovely one about being alone and watching the snow fall gently and silently. Immediately, I thought, "Gosh, that's exactly the kind of poem that Sara would write." And then I saw that she had indeed written it. I still have that poem, of course, and will always treasure it. Although we did not meet in person for years, sometimes for geographical reasons but also for reasons that neither of us explored directly, we did keep in touch by phone. During our lengthy conversations, she told me a great deal about her deepest fears for both herself and the world but also about her fondest hopes for her family. I got the impression that she could talk about herself over the phone in ways that might have been more awkward in person. What left a deeper impression on me than her words, however, was the gentleness of her beautiful voice. In my own way (being gay), I truly loved Sara. And yet I was never able to do more than temporarily mitigate her profound sadness. I realize that you all did whatever you could to support her--she often said so--but Sara (and I) understood that some problems have no solutions. I know of only one way to live contentedly in this imperfect world, and that's to seek comfort from friends and family. Sara understood that. It's her legacy to you.

Ala Gamulka - 20 days ago

Dear Hy, Judy, Eli and family. I send my deepest condolences on your great loss. I have great memories of Sara as a mother and neighbour. We are actually connected through family. May good memories sustain you at this difficult time.

Janice and Gerry Kandestin - 20 days ago

Dear Eli, We are so sorry to learn of your loss . May your memories of your mother bring you comfort.

Renee Karp, Ed Katz, David Karp - 21 days ago

Dear Hy, Judy and family and Eli and family, Words fail us at this time. Sara was a wonderful person...a real mensch! She was a kind and compassionate person, always interested in learning and knowing about the creative, beautiful things in life. Above all, she was a loving mother and wife...family meant everything to her. She always had time for others and was sincere, engaging and respectful, May the memories of your good times together sustain you at this most difficult time. May her memory be for a blessing! Renee, Ed, and David.

Dara Lithwick and Marci Surkes - 21 days ago

Oh no.... so so so sorry, heartbreaking... sending so much love to you and Eli and your families... zichrona livracha... בדה xoxo

Wendy Corn - 21 days ago

Dear Hy, Judy, Eli and families, I have many warm memories of Sara. She was always very gentle and kind. My deepest sympathies for your loss.

Beth Cummings - 21 days ago

Dear Eli, Judy and families, My thoughts are with you. May your mother's memory be for a blessing.

Cindy Hershon - 21 days ago

Dear Dr. Battalion, Eli and the extended family, Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved wife, mother, mother-in-law and grandmother . My thoughts are with you at this difficult time. BDE

Jeff Wagen - 21 days ago

There is no night without a dawning No winter without a spring And beyond the dark horizon Our hearts will once more sing… For those who leave us for a while Have only gone away Out of a restless, care worn world Into a brighter day.

Vivian and Steven sigler - 21 days ago

Dear Hyman,Judy and Eli. Steve and I are sending you our deepest condolences. You are all in our thoughts and we are so sad for your loss. Sara was a very special lady and I have lots of special memories when Judy and Jaime were young. Sending you all love and strength at this sad time.

Suzanne and Edmond Elbaz - 21 days ago

Dearest Family We have very fond memories of Sara from jPS and Bialik . Sara was a devoted and loving mom as well as a very gentle and good and engaging human . It was a delight to meet her and chat . Our deepest sympathy on your untimely loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers . May dear Sara rest in eternal peace knowing she was loved and admired . Amen Suzanne and Edmond Andrew and Jonathan and families ( from Toronto )

Debbie schwarcz - 21 days ago

Dear Eli, Judy and Hyman, I have the fondest memories of your mom and wife. She was always so warm and welcoming to me, always feeding me and always seemed so genuinely happy to see me. I am so sorry learn of her passing. May her memories bless you.

Charley & Judy Gradinger - 21 days ago

Dear Hy. We admired your devotion to Sara. She was intelligent and good company when we went out years ago. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

Deborah Corber - 21 days ago

Dearest Eli, please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of your beloved mother. I hope you will derive some comfort from a lifetime of cherished memories, and the loving embrace of dear family and friends. May your mother’s memory be a blessing, always.

Helen and Meir Hakak - 21 days ago

Our deepest condolences on the loss of your dear mother and wife.

Frances Shore - 21 days ago

Dear Hy, Judy and Eli, Thinking of you at this very sad time and sending our sjncerest heartfelt condolences on the passing of your beloved Sara.May your wonderful memories see you through this difficult time.Love,Frances&Jack