Elaine Ruth Cohen

Funeral Service: Wednesday, November 23, 2022 at 11:00 AM
Graveside Service
Shiva: Strictly Private Shiva. Thank you for respecting the family's wishes.
Cemetery: Kehal Israel Memorial Park
Donations:
Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, (514) 849-7591

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Beverly Spanier - 13 days ago

I knew Elaine in the residence where she lived. I knew the family from Wagar High where I taught. Elaine was brave beyond the strength of most human beings. She painted with her mouth and managed to find some quality of life despite her medical conditions. I gave her small handmade gifts and she was so appreciative. It was her lovely smile that I will remember. My condolences to the family. I will miss Elaine and will remember her as an inspiration to us all. She fought for life and was truly an example. Beverly Spanier

Susan Hall - 14 days ago

Jay, I am so sorry to hear of your mom's passing and am sending my deepest condolences to you and your family. I hope all the memories you have will get you through these most difficult times. Thinking of you, Susan Hall

Jeremy Zafran - 14 days ago

Dear Alan, Jay, Steven and extended families: Sincere condolences on your loss. There is little doubt that your mom was a fighter to the end; she was an inspiration for anyone who says, 'I can't.' Well, she could and she did. Growing up in Cote St Luc, coming to your home, meeting at Parkhaven...memories of our times growing-up where all of our families knew each other, sharing common values and interests, simchas and life challenges. These are intangibles that bind us for life. Recalling good memories in times of tragedies is a way to remind us of things that brought us together in the beginning and with that and reading the outpouring of support during this time of loss, says a lot about your mom, your family and our community. Continued strength during these trying times and may your mother's passing be an everlasting memory of her triumphs. Jeremy, Daphne and family.

Beverly Goldbloom - 15 days ago

Dear Family. Elaine and I were high school friends. I remember her sweetness and beautiful smile. When her date to my sweet sixteen party got sick, my mother Esther Vinegar urged her to come with a blind date--her future husband Bernie Cohen! Treasure your happy memories. My deepest condolences.

Tara May - 15 days ago

Dear Stephen, Jay, Alan & family, My name is Tara and I am a nurses aid/ caregiver. I used to work for an agency called Alternacare in 2009 & 2010. I had the pleasure of meeting your mother & working for her. We became friends and even afterwards I always came to visit your mom whenever I was at Maimonides and we kept in touch. I always sent her birthday cards and Jewish holiday cards etc... your mom always sent me e- mails of the beautiful pictures that she painted after she finished them. Your mom was an amazing painter. I was shocked to hear from my mom this morning that your m had passed away. I am very sad. I even brought my mom to visit your mom and also one of my friends. I cannot beleive your mom is gone. I have not seen your mom for a while and I think about her often and was planning a visit and planning to send her a Chanukah card. Your mom had a beautiful smile. She was beautiful inside and out. She painted better with her mouth than I ever could with my hands. Your mom always appreciated me and always Thanked me for everything. It was a pleasure to help her. I was just talking about your mom recently to one of my friends and saying that MS is such a terrible disease. Your mom always said to me that she didn't ever do drugs or alcohol or smoke cigarettes or do anything bad so why did God punish her with this terrible disease and I didn't have an answer for her. I said I don't know. Your mom always gave me a big smile when I came to her in the morning and was so happy to see me and always made me feel welcome. I used to bring her down to the concerts in the synagogue and she asked me to put her on lipstick and makeup because she always wanted to look her best. I always felt so bad for her that she had to live with this terrible multiple Sclerosis. I'm sorry I couldn't make it to her funeral but I had to work. I will really miss her. I kept all her beautiful pictures on my computer. My deepest Sympathy & Condolences to her Family & friends. I will really miss her & seeing her at Maimonides and her beautiful smile. Sincerely, Tara

Robert Weiman and Julie Goldentuler - 15 days ago

Dear Jay and Family, We are very sorry for the loss of your dear Mother. Jay , witnessing your devotion to her and your daily calls with her was always very impressive, not to mention kind. We hope in the years to come that you find comfort in the good memories you have of her. Warmly, Robert and Julie

Alison & Allan - 15 days ago

Dear Steve, Audrey, Brooke & Family, Our deepest and heartfelt condolences to everyone on the loss of your beautiful, talented and loving mother. The Apfelds

Joan Zafran - 15 days ago

Dear Jay, Steven and Alan, My sincerest condolences to you on the loss of your dear mother. She was an inspiration. Fondly, Joan

Lori Cohen - 16 days ago

Dear Jay, Alan, Stephen and families, I want to offer my deepest condolences on the loss of your dear mother. I have many good memories of family get togethers from many years ago. She was so strong and so talented. I wish you strength in the coming days.

Amy Frank - 16 days ago

Dear Steve, Audrey and Brooke. Our sincere condolences on the loss of your mother and grandmother. May your memories and her wonderful art bring you comfort in the coming days and beyond. Amy, Karel and family

Brenda Salofsky - 16 days ago

Dear Alan and family, Please accept my deepest and most heartfelt sympathies on the loss of your beloved mother. My thoughts are with you at this very difficult time. Warmly, Brenda

Steve - 16 days ago

Dear Jay, Steven, Allan and Family: we send you our sincere condolences for your loss of your loving Mother. Hope you have many great memories along with wonderful paintings. Your Mother will be missed, Koula & Steve

Wendy and Paul Shade - 16 days ago

Dear Steven and Audrey, deepest sympathies to you and family on the loss of your cherished mom. Wendy and Paul

Phil Serruya - 16 days ago

Sending our love and deepest condolences.

Frances Randolph - 16 days ago

Elaine & I were childhood friends. She lived on Darlington & I lived on Brighton Even in those early years she appreciated the smallest of kindnesses. Her beautiful smile already an asset. We grew apart but then ended up family when she married Bernard & I married Morty. They were 1st cousins. We got together on occasion & always shared a certain warmth.The last time I saw Elaine was in the hospital where she shared a room with Bernard. Always side by side.Elaine was outgoing and grateful for the miracle of life. She was an example for all &cleft a beautiful legacy. To the family, may your memories be a blessing in the difficult days ahead.

Gloria GrobermanThe Groberman - 16 days ago

Dear Jay,Steven and Alan... The Groberman family (now in Toronto) is sending our sincere sympathy of your Mom,s passing. We all remember her as a very nice caring person who always had beautiful comments to make about others.Condolences at this difficult time.

Ann Gross - 16 days ago

Dear Jay & family Jay I am so very very sorry for your loss. I always admired your mother and am sorry that we didn’t develop a deep friendship but life takes us along differing paths. She was always so interested in the cultural aspects of life and in spite of her disability was able to get such pleasure from her mouth paintings. It is a treasure that she created those delightful paintings, in the vein of Grandma Moses. It is so sad that her later years were so very difficult. You must focus on her strengths and on the many wonderful times you shared. You have my deepest sympathy.

Gary Perlman - 16 days ago

I was Elaine's volunteer genealogist at Maimonides. I always enjoyed our meetings and talking to her about her family. When we started work on her family tree, Elaine provided me with her parents' names and all their siblings'. In less than a week, linking up with existing online trees, her tree had over 1200 people, eventually growing to over 1700, with over 1300 blood relatives. It went back to the mid-1700s. To my surprise, Elaine was not that interested in her distant relatives. She was interested in her immediate family - her parents and aunts and uncles - and of course her children and grandchildren. With that in mind, we worked on scanning her 1961 wedding album, which Elaine worked through, identifying ever person in every photo. I will never forget her strength and her smile.

The Ruby Family - 16 days ago

Dear Jay, Steven,Alan and families We extend our heartfelt condolences on the passing of your beloved mother. May She Rest In Peace. The Ruby family

Manny morton - 16 days ago

Dear Alan Steven Jay and family my deepest condolences on the passing of your mom she was a close friend with my late wife Roslyn may she rest in peace

Mona and David Frank - 16 days ago

Dear Steve, Audrey, Brooke and family..David joins me in extending to you all , our deepest sympathies. May your memories of the good times help you all through the difficult days ahead. May her name be for a blessing. BH..

Judy Levine Chrein - 16 days ago

To the family of Elaine; What a tragic loss to hear of Elaine's passing. She not only had a beautiful smile, but also a beautiful,kind heart So lovely to speak with, uplifting everyone . May she RIP. Another friend, Roslyn Pincus sends condolences.

Andrea Katz - 16 days ago

My deepest condolences to the whole family. I remember Elaine fondly as we used to celebrate her birthday and my mother birthday together. She was a unique special lady who will be fondly remembered.

Ken and Julie Kaufman - 17 days ago

Dear Al and Samantha, Our deepest condolences on the lost of your mother. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this time. Sincerely, Ken and Julie Kaufman

Stuart Rudner - 17 days ago

Alan, I'm so sorry for your loss. I hope that all of your wonderful memories will help you through this difficult time.

Myrna Rabinovitch - 17 days ago

Dear Alan and Samantha, My deepest sympathies on the loss of your dear Mom and mother- in-law and grandmother to your children. I know that the past few years have not been easy ones for her. I hope that all the wonderful memories you have will always keep her close. May you know of no more sorrows. Thinking of you at this time, Myrna R.

Helen Adam - 17 days ago

To Elaine's family, please know that her smiling face will be missed at Maimonides. What a woman! Helen Adam, president of DBM Users' Committee

Julia Fogel - 17 days ago

Dear Jay, Steven, Alan and Family. So sorry to hear the sad loss of your mother. She loved you all so much and would delight in telling me stories about you when you were youngsters. She adored all of her gorgeous grandchildren and would delight in hearing about their lives and what they were getting up too. She will be missed. May her blessing be a memory. Julia

Ilissa Kirstein - 17 days ago

Dear Steve, Audrey, Brooke and family: Elaine was one of the most courageous women I have ever met. Strong and a good listener. After the loss of her Bernie, she found an outlet painting with her mouth. Every Mother's Day my parents used to bring her flowers and candy at Maimonides. May she rest in peace.

Perry & Christine - 17 days ago

Are condolences cousins Steve Audrey and Brooke . She will be Miss .

Marlene & Allan Szporer - 17 days ago

Dear Steve, Audrey & Brooke; Heartfelt condolences on the loss of your beloved Elaine. Sending wishes for strength, courage, long life and the happiest of memories. May her memory forever be a blessing. Love, cousins Marlene & Allan

Doreen and Larry Klar - 17 days ago

Dear Jay, Steven and Alan, We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to you on the loss of your mother. Her spirit and perseverance was most admirable and is something we will always remember. Doreen and Larry

Edith Markoff - 17 days ago

Dear Audrey,Steve and family.Our sincerest condolences on the loss of your beloved Mother and Bubby.May the entire family be spared any further sorrow,and may she rest in peace.Fondly Edith and Bobby

L. Chayala - 17 days ago

Heaven will be graced by Elaine’s beautiful works of art and by a lovely lady who had great tenacity and courage.

Eugene Mazliach - 17 days ago

Dear Jay and fanily Frances and I would like to extend to you our sincere sympathies for the loss of yr monther . She went through a lot of pain and suffering for 40 years and she never complained and never gave up the fight to live and see her famlily grow . May you be spared further sorrows. Frances and Eugene France and Eugebne

Barry Cohen & Lisa Steinberg - 17 days ago

Jay, Alan, Steven, Our hearts go out to you in your time of loss. I have many great memories of family get togethers when we were all growing up in Cote St. Luc. Your mother always had a tremendously upbeat and optimistic spirit through everything. My parents updated me often after they visited your mother in recent years. We were impressed with your mom's artistic talents and all she was able to accomplish. Barry, Lisa, Lucas & Michelle

Stephen and Lori Morton - 17 days ago

Dear Alan, Steven, Jay and Family, My sincere condolences on the passing of your mom. Elaine overcame so many obstacles during her battle with (MS). She had such a will to live which allowed her to watch her Grand Children grow up. What Elaine had to endure (close to 40 years) should be an inspiration to us all. She may be the strongest person I have ever met. May she rest in peace. Love, Stephen and Lori Morton