Gordon Bernstein

Funeral Service: Friday, December 30, 2022
Private Graveside Service
Shiva: Friday, December 30, 2022 to
Sunday, January 01, 2023

Shiva at his home.
Shiva Details:
Shiva Friday 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Sunday 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Cemetery: Back River Memorial Gardens
Quebec Lung Association, (514) 287-7400, https://poumonquebec.ca/en/make-a-donation/

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Debra berke - 5 days ago

Dear Bernstein family. Our families go back a very long time. My memories of many of you make me think about my parents and how much they liked yours. Going into Continental always was a treat for me as a young girl. I send condolences on the loss of Gordon. He was a wonderful man and always made me feel special. Fondly Debbie Jakin

Jason Levy - 26 days ago

Dear Bernstein family, Gordie was such a warm, wonderful, generous human being. He will be missed by so many. I am so sorry for your loss.

Eleanor Copnick - 27 days ago

Dear Bernstein Family, There are no words to express my shock and sadness upon learning of Gordie's passing. His many special qualities were admired by all who had the privilege of knowing him. I have fond memories of the times I spent with his parents and the pleasant experience to shop at the family clothing store on St. Laurent. Gordie was always so kind and helpful. With deepest sympathies Eleanor Copnick.

Chi Long - 28 days ago

Dear Itsl and Hannah, This is an unexpected and immense loss. I met Gordon at the gym, over 30 years ago. He was a star, made of sunshine, bursting with charisma. He had a gravitational force that drew people to him. A kind man with the biggest heart. His joy and love of life was contagious. I shall miss him terribly. In the most immediate, I shall miss giggling with him during stretch class, actually I think the whole stretch class will miss his giggles. He knew how to turn a little bit of pain into laughter. My heart goes out to both of you and the Bernstein family. Love you Gordie, I shall try to live up to giving the 'best stretch class ever' every single time I teach.

Margherita M Morsella - 28 days ago

Condolences to the family for the loss of such a joyful person. We are saddened to hear of his passing. May he rest in peace and May he keep on dancing as he was a fabulous salsa dancer. Effi, Kathleen, Loredana, Maria all wanted to dance with him in our Latin sweat class. He was unstoppable and had such rhythm. Here’s to you Gordon. Margherita M Morsella

Reesa + Mendy Adler - 28 days ago

Dear cousins Itsie + Hannah: We are shocked and saddened to hear first about Nussies passing and now Gordie. The Bernstein brothers always emanated warmth, kindness + laughter and always stood by each other. May the memories of Gordie bring you strength at this extremely difficult time. With our deepest condolences, Mendy + Reesa Adler

Leah and Mel Adler - 28 days ago

To Hannah, Itsie and the Bernstein family. We are once again, so soon after the loss of Nussie, profoundly shocked and saddened to learn of Gordie's passing. This is heartbreaking to write. Gordie was a most devoted son, brother, brother-in-law, uncle and friend. To all, he was kind, compassionate, friendly and a joy to listen to when he shared stories about his family and their experiences. His warm smile, infectious laugh, positive spirit and interesting stories always left us feeling good. Gordie was definitely a real mensch. He will be sorely missed and long remembered by those fortunate enough to have had him in their lives as we were. He touched many lives throughout his lifetime. May all of you find peace and be comforted by the wonderful memories you have of Gordie, an exceptional person. May you rest in peace, Cousin Gordie. Leah and Mel Adler l

Barbara & Ellis Burrows - 28 days ago

Dear Hannah, Itsi and Family, such a huge loss . From the first time I met Gordie at the store over 50 years ago we always ran into each other somewhere. Gordie always had a smile, a great sense of humour and always had a kind word. He will be missed. Our sincerest condolences.

Mindy and Howard Salomon - 28 days ago

Dear Itsie and Family -How can this be ?!! To mourn two siblings in such a short time - words don't exist! We all have our "cousin memories" about Gordie, Nusie ,Hannah and you and as are all the Bernstein stories, all funny and caring. Most sincerest condolences.

Eric Feldman - 28 days ago

Dear Bernstein Family, I would like to express my deepest condolences to all. Gordy was a longtime customer of mine. I always enjoyed working with Gordy. He was a well polished A-1 class act .He carried himself with style. A true Mench ! When he spoke pearls came out of his mouth.With his amazing sense of humour, diversified knowledge ,I always looked forward to seeing Gordy and enjoyed our many many conversations. Good memories of a Fine individual. RIP Gordy!

Marion BIALEK - 28 days ago

Dear Itsl, My deepest condolences to you and your family. Gordon was always curious, witty, mischievous, funny and wise. He was a very caring man who always had a kind and comforting word for all. I miss our restaurant visits, gym time and being his bodyguard at City Hall. His love for Montreal knew no bounds. He was my Montreal. My thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

Keith Bonnyman - 28 days ago

Itzl - I am so sorry to learn of Gordon’s passing. He was such a warm and engaging person. I remember fondly how he would always have an entertaining story or two at the gym. He always brightened your day. It is a terrible loss for you, your family and all those that knew him. Gordon was truly special.

Francine Audet - 28 days ago

Dear Itsl, What a huge lost for you and your family. My deepest condolences for this sudden departure. I know how much you loved him. He was such a lively person, always smiling and loving life. I will always remember our conversations at the gym, our friendly arguments. He will be mist by everyone. I am so sad.

Bill Steinberg - 29 days ago

Dear Irving and Hannah, Gordie's sudden and unexpected death has left a huge hole in the lives of so many of us who have known him. He was such a pleasant character, knowledgeable on many topics including politics at all levels. Mostly what I will remember is his wit and mischievous smile when telling stories of the inanities of various politicians and some of his personal adventures dealing with them. He enjoyed life and lived it fully. We should remember the good times and not the sadness of his untimely passing. May you be spared any further sorrows. Bill

Shauna Levy and Anne Vos - 29 days ago

Dear Itsl and Hannah - For most of my life, Gordie was always "my dad's friend"...that is up until I began to work with him. I'd visit Montreal several times a year and Gordie and I would meet with clients but he'd always weave in time for the coolest restaurants and bars. I was so proud to walk w/him down St Laurent where everyone knew him. I felt like I was with a celebrity. We would gossip and laugh over cocktails. During that period of my life, he became my friend too. And then at our wedding, his role as host was unforgettable. His charm, warmth, wit and sense of humour shone through. Within minutes all of our guests not only knew him by name - but loved him. Everyone loved Gordie. He was a special person and we're so grateful to have had him in our lives. We are thinking of you both and sending much love during this very tragic time. Love, Shauna, Anne and Jaya.

Sheldon Caplan - 29 days ago

Dear Hannah, Itsl and Family, My sincerest condolences on the loss of your beloved Gordon. I'll always remember him from the store on St. Laurent and his warm kind personality. My thoughts are with you at this most difficult time.

Susan Padveen - 29 days ago

Dear Bernstein family: What a terrible blow. I am so sorry for your loss. I cannot imagine the weight on you so soon after Nat's passing. A funny, sweet man. Truly may you be spared further sorrow.

Gail Cantor - 29 days ago

I am so sorry for your loss! My first memory of Gordie was 60 years ago when my aunt Carol, Gordie and good friend Dora Grunwald took me to the Zoo in Magog, we had such a fun time! I will always think of him with the fondest of memories.

Linda and Gerry anisman - 29 days ago

Dear Itzel, Hanna, Janice and family, We are heartbroken twice in such a short period of time. We have wonderful memories of Gordy in the store at the country house and in the city, always with a smile and great enthusiasm for life. Our sincerest condolences on your loss and may his sprit and love of life be with us all.

Cheminat Pierrette - 29 days ago

Dear Hannah, Itsl and Family. Such a loss. Such a difficult time. I will always remember his smile and I will miss our conversations. We met 33 years ago when we moved to Montreal. We have been friends ever since. He we will be in my heart forever. I wish you all strength and courage. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Tara Steinberg - 29 days ago

Dear Irving and Hannah, I can't begin to imagine how difficult this must be. I haven't known Gordie as long as many of his friends have but he has made a lasting impression on me and has come to be like an extended member of our family. I will miss his banter, his sharp political commentary and of course, his fabulous style. Most of all I will miss our conversations around the dinner table, often about Israel, that were filled with laughter and joy. I feel blessed to have known him.

Craig Steinberg - 29 days ago

Dear Irving, Hannah and family, Gordie was such a happy and fun person to have at our family gatherings and always with a fashionable ascot! I remember doing stretch classes together and discussing the finer points of politics in Montreal. He will be missed. Love Craig

Dahdah Thérèse - 29 days ago

Dear Hannah @ Itsl I am so sorry for your loss my heart is with you on this difficult time wishing you strength patience and courage to support your sadness goodbye Gordie 🥲🥲🥲until we meet again 🙏

Jack Lisogurski - 29 days ago

Hannah and Itsi First one brother and then the other. So sorry for your loss We haven’t been in touch for a long time but I miss them both Jack Lisogurski

Ken Doyle - 29 days ago

Dear Itsl . . . what can I say. Such a loss. Gordie was such a wonderful, fun, funny person, and a great conversationalist. He will truly be missed. My deepest sympathies to you and your family.

Irving Shuter - 29 days ago

Hannah & Itsy..So sorry to hear the loss of your dear brother..

Karol Epstein(nee Jakin) - 29 days ago

Dear Hannah, So sorry to hear about the loss of your dear brother,Gord.Thinking of him and your beautiful parents brings us back to many wonderful memories spent with you all! Gord was so much fun and a loving human being! Hope his memory remains with you forever!sending love and our sincere sympathies.Karol ( nee jakin) and Sam

Howard Hamburg - 29 days ago

Dear Itsl, I’m so sorry to read this news about Gordon. I haven’t seen him in quite a while, but I will remember him fondly. He was always very engaging and interesting to talk to. I hope the memories of better times will be a comfort to you during this difficult time. Please know that my thoughts are with you. Fondly, Howard Hamburg

Dale Feldblum - 29 days ago

Dear Itzie &Hannah, I don't have the words to express my sadness for this terrible loss. What I hold dear are the cherished memories that remain vivid, spanning over 60 years. And, too, a sincere appreciation of our more recent continuation of a bond I treasure. Wishing you strength, as we mourn your loss and ours. With love, Dale & Frank

Jody Dankoff - 29 days ago

Dear Hannah and family I was so saddened to read about Gordie’s passing. You were so close. My deepest condolences.

Marilyn Biber - 29 days ago

Dear Hannah, We haven’t been in touch in many years, but seeing this sad notice brought back a ton of memories of the 3 of us in the old days. Gordie was such an amazing person - smart, funny, curious, caring and such a great friend, not to mention an amazing and protective brother. May all your wonderful memories bring you strength and comfort. Thinking of you at this most difficult time. With condolences, Marilyn

Israel Bonds Montreal - 29 days ago

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

Milton Lackman - 29 days ago

Mother singing Sweet Opera On the breezes of Lac Brûlé Fragrant cooking All the way back to Wolfy laughing Poets strolling without a care playing on Laurentian air Gordie always celebrating everyone’s happiness Meeting him on St Lawrence Boulevard-How’s your Mother? Where, when,how? needing to know recalling the smallest details as time stood still. Beautiful Hannah, Itsie, Nusie, adoring muses Gordie radiating back their love.. A gentleman, refined, distilling life. So much comes back now, my auntie Alice, Bubby Freda, cousins Dale& Charlotte, their country house next door on the Lake. My Father, Uncle Harry on weekends. Staying in an old farmhouse up the road as the homes were glowing, overflowing. Thank you Gordie. Fragments of time now magnified. Your Mother is singing to you now..

Sharon Bond - 29 days ago

Dear Itzie, Hannah, Janice and Family, I was shocked and saddened to learn about the loss of Gordie, so shortly after the loss of Nachum. How hard for the family to absorb. His smile will radiate forever. What a warm, lovely person he was. I remember his style and taste when I went to Continental for our annual shopping splurge. My grandparents Rose and Henry Entus were dear friends of Shirley and Julius. My heartfelt sympathy to the whole family. Sharon Bond

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Anouk Violette - 30 days ago

Dear Itsl, I am without words with sadness. Gordie was handsome, brillant, funny, wise and so kind. I am so lucky to have had him as a friend. He is in my heart and I will keep him there foever. Love. Anouk

Doris Steinberg - 30 days ago

Dear Irving, Hannah and family, What a horrible loss! Gordie was so smart, so knowledgeable, so sweet and funny and entertaining. I shall forever remember all the fun we had walking for hours every week, picnicking, talking politics and sharing our love for Israel. I still can't believe that he's not here because so many things remind me of him. I shall miss him terribly. I hope that your memories of Gordie will never make you sad but will always bring a smile to your face. Love, Doris

Maggie Brown - 30 days ago

Dear Hannah, We have not met but my sister Ruth Moss (Levin) was telling me all about you over the years. I was saddened to hear about Nathan's passing and now Gordon. I'm sorry to get to know Gordon only through his friend's condolences messages, he sounds like a beautiful man that gave so much joy to everyone. My deepest condolences to you and your family. My heart is with you.

Stephen Lack - 30 days ago

Deepest condolences to Itsle and Hannah. Gordie was a treasure to us all; a friend and a go to person for wisdom and caring as well as fun. Gordie appreciated humanity in all its forms, with a sensitive and generous heart. We shared so many adventures, and as friends for over fifty years we grew and danced and laughed and enjoyed the ‘best’. Gordie had perfect taste, style, and the highest standards in every category of our human spectrum! I owe him so much for his years of encouragement and caring and hospitality. Lilly and I are heartbroken to be in a world without Gordie but the glow that he leaves in all our hearts will light our road forever.

Myrna Liengme - about 1 month ago

Dear Itzie and Hannah, I have known the Bernstein family going way back to the Lac Brule days. I moved away from Montreal for many years. When I returned, my friendship with Gordie resumed as if I had never been gone. He was a sensitive, funny, generous person, a good friend to have. I shared wonderful moments with him and Itzie, going to movies, enjoying good food and playing scrabble, in addition to great conversations. His family was most important to him. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to you. He leaves us with the best memories. With all my love, Myrna

Maureen Morganstein - about 1 month ago

I met Gordie when I was 16 and he was 19 - my first boyfriend. We have been in each other's life on and off since then and have shared a lifetime of memories. I feel as though I've lost a family member and am having a difficult time acknowledging the fact he is gone. My heart breaks for Hannah, Itsie, Janice and family for the sadness they have endured over the past very short amount of time. May you know no more sorrow and may Gordie's memory be an everlasting blessing to all who knew him. With Love, Maureen

Harriet Shostak - about 1 month ago

Dear Itsie & Hannah, I am so very saddened to learn of Gordie's passing. It's been many years since I've seen him but I remember his sweet personality, going back to my fun memories of Lac Brule. My deepest sympathy to you & your family. Love Harriet

steven Levy - about 1 month ago

Gordie was my lifelong friend. Since grade 8. We spoke almost everyday by phone. He was a true mensch. I never met anyone who had one bad word to say about him. He was admired, respected, and loved by all. He enjoyed the Miami ocean. We'd often stand chin deep and jump the waves, laugh and admit this was the most fun. There are so many stories about Gordie, all good and illustrative of his fine character, sense of humour, and humanitarianism. Israel had no greater admirer and he was fiercely protective and loyal to the Jewish homeland. We wish better times for all the Bernsteins and we mourn their loss and ours. Rest In Peace Gordie. Love Stevie and Michelle

Charlotte Harris - about 1 month ago

Dear Itsy and Hannah. I am so sad to hear of Geordie’s passing. I have know Gordie for many many years and he was a sweet, kind wonderful guy who always had a smile on his face. I will always remember the fun summers we spent many years ago in Lac Brûlé. My deepest sympathy to everyone. Love. Charlotte

Sandra. Frost - about 1 month ago

Dear Itsy and Hannah My condolences on your loss. I met Gordie just a few years ago, but felt like he was a longtime friend. The dinners we shared were always fun and memorable. May your wonderful memories help you through this very difficult time.

Rabbi Ronnie and Karen Cahana - about 1 month ago

Dear, dear Bernstein Family, How much sadness can one family bear in such a short time. We send our deepest condolences to all of you on the loss of another wonderful Bernstein brother. We do note that Gordon passed on the last day of Chanukah, known as Zot Chanukah, a day when we celebrate the full illumination of the human spirit. Gordon engaged with life with full zest and Light. Yhi zichro baruch--May his memory be for a blessing. Rabbi Ronnie and Karen Cahana