Rebecca Stotland

Funeral Service: Monday, May 16, 2022 at 10:00 AM
Chapel Service
Cemetery: Back River Memorial Gardens
“Glorianne Engel Stotland Legacy Fund” c/o the Cedars Cancer Foundation, (514) 656-6662
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Gillian Yanow - 9 days ago

David and Steven, your lives will be very different without your Mum. She was a real force, dynamic, talented, beautiful and full of energy. I have always been impressed that she was still skiing in her 80’s! I didn’t know her well but whenever I met her she was always so warm and friendly as if we had known each other for a while. Your whole family will miss her enormously but there are endless memories to sustain you.

Evelyn Kirsh - 10 days ago

Dear family, I was not able to be at the funeral and so watched it thanks to Zoom. It was wonderful seeing how much her family loved her. She meant a lot to me. In the eulogy her brisket was mentioned but her Halishkes were exceptional and if any of you do not have her recipe I do and I will be happy to send it to you. I will make the Halishkes this week and think of her. Evelyn

Pam Chappell - 10 days ago

I was so honored to have had Rebecca in my life. She was an inspiration. Her lust for life, family, friends and music. Her warmth, hugs and willingness to embrace everyone and everything so whole heartedly. Her great love, and her enormous grief, all managed with elegance, passion and grace. I will miss her. Love, Pam

Carole Halickman - 10 days ago

Dear Steve and family So sorry to hear of the passing of your dear mother REBECCA. our thoughts are with you at this sad time. Carole and Butch Halickman

Joseph Yanow - 11 days ago

Dear David and Steve. What a loss of a special LADY. Your mother always welcomed me with a warm smile and a gentle hug. She was class personified and a beautiful woman with many talents and accomplishments. She will be checking in on you both. My thoughts are with you.

Gloria Davis - 11 days ago

Dear Steve and family Ken and I express our condolences on the loss of your dear mother. We hope your many memories bring you comfort. Gloria Davis

Katie Blacker - 11 days ago

Dear Stotland family, My sincerest condolences on the loss of Rebecca. I sang with Rebecca in the Laurentian Choral Group for many years, and have very fond memories of those times. Rebecca will certainly be missed. My deepest sympathies, Katie Blacker

john billick - 11 days ago

David and Steve My sympathies on your loss. I remember you mom fondly from way back.

PHIL SILVERS. as a very special - 11 days ago

TO David and Steven . It is never easy to find the words to express our feelings when there are no words that can capture the depth of what we are feeling . Rebecca (your mother) was always looked to by your cousins as a very special and perfect person whom we could confide in. Her personality and that endurable smile when we engaged in conversation is what we will remember when we think of Rebecca. She was a lady First class that we all loved, admired,. and respected. May her memory be a blessing to us all. .W e wish you good health and well being. May. you find peace and comfort in your time of grief. Phil & Shirley

Bunny Berke - 12 days ago

Dear Stotland family, Rebecca was a legend; my Mother, who passed 8 years ago, was a member of the group and enjoyed many years singing everywhere with Rebecca. May you find joy and strength in all your memories. Bunny Berke

Linda Hazen and Stephen Yanow - 12 days ago

Steve, Our sympathies to you and your family on the loss of your mother. Linda and Stephen

Lynne & Marvin Tkatch - 12 days ago

Dear Steve and Family, Please accept our sincerest condolences on the passing of your dear Mother. May you and your family know no further sorrow. Marvin & Lynne

MarilynGolfman - 12 days ago

Dear David, Walter and I want to express our deepest sympathies to you and your family upon the loss of your beloved mother. Thinking of you at this time.

Barbara Hoffman - 13 days ago

Dear David, Steven and family, So very sad to read about the loss of your Mom, Rebecca. I have cherished memories of You David, Steven, your Mom, Dad, and beautiful Zoe. From 1957-1958 at Hillsdale golf club. My heartfelt tears and love, Barbara Lapin Rudberg Hoffman

Nan and Bill Lassner - 13 days ago

Dear Steve and Family, We offer our sincere condolences on the passing of your dear mother Rebecca. We hope that wonderful memories will help provide comfort during this difficult time. We are thinking of you. Nan and Bill

Sharon lallouz - 13 days ago

Rebecca was a beautiful vivacious woman, with so much creative talent. My husband lucien and I met in her beth Ora production of Milk and Honey over 55 years ago so I truly consider her our official matchmaker. She will be missed by many but wonderful memories will always remain in our hearts….sharon and lucien lalluz

Murray Kronick and Judy Field - 13 days ago

Stephen and David, our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your mom. The first word that comes to my mind when I think of Auntie Rebecca is "vivacious". She definitely lived life to the fullest. I have an image in my mind of her sailing on Lake Ontario with Nils, and then relaxing in their wonderful Harbour Square apartment overlooking the lake. I can also hear her in rehearsals with the B'nai B'rith Women's Laurentian Choir, where she would "tut-tut" if a particular passage wasn't quite up to her high standards. And then the performance itself would be flawless. Finally, I think of her as always having a song in her heart, and hearing her humming it out loud. Her musicality was a great source of energy for her - and she had the good fortune of having two parents and two brothers who nourished that musical expression of her life. May her memory be a blessing.

Jane and Larry Plotnick - 13 days ago

Steve, and the entire Stotland family. Our most sincere sympathies. We know that it is so very difficult to lose someone so close, especially a mother, irrespective of her wonderful 100 years. We are certain that she will live on in the hearts of everyone who knew her. Our hearts go out to you and your entire family. We never part with those we love, as they are with us always in heart and spirit. Special blessings.

Gloria Fenster - 13 days ago

Dear Family of Rebecca, My deepest condolences on the loss of Rebecca. I knew her years ago in Montreal when she conducted the Laurentian Choir of which my mother, Helen Rosenzweig, was a member. I remember her as a beautiful lady and feisty. May her memory be a blessing.

Mavis Engel Keinan - 13 days ago

Dear Steve, Condolences to you and your family. You have been lucky to have had your mother for 99 years.

Susan Michelin - 13 days ago

Dear Dave, Steve and Family, My deepest condolences on the loss of your Mother. Thinking of you at this very sad and difficult time. Sincerely, Susan Michelin

Mervin Brown - 13 days ago

Dear Steve, our deepest sympathy at the loss of your mother.mMervin

Howard Saibil - 13 days ago

Dear Dave & Steve, My condolences on the passing of your Mom. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Howard Saibil

Elaine Zakam Shapiro - 14 days ago

Rebecca was a cousin to my father, Frank Zakam. As a child, I remember thinking Rebecca was the most beautiful and talented person I had ever met and she was all that and more! We were not close after my father died but I will remember her always as a bright, loving and very strong woman whom I admired greatly!

Marilyn Rosskam - 14 days ago

Dear Steve and Dave and Family, We are sending you our deepest sympathy on the passing of Rebecca. We know how much she will be missed. She was an amazing woman who lived a beautiful life and enriched others who knew her. We so enjoyed her the times we were in her company. May her memory be a blessing and a comfort. Love, Marilyn and Skip

Ella Marzitelli and Henry Fiederer - 14 days ago

Dear Steve, Our deepest sympathies and condolences on the passing of your beloved Mother. She was a force of nature and lived life to the fullest. May her me be a blessing and may you be spared further sorrow. Ella & Henry

Susie and Steven Cummings - 14 days ago

Dear Steve and Family, We are so sorry to learn of your mother's passing. I remember what a beautiful and dynamic woman she was when she visited us in Stowe and how close you were to her. Please accept our deepest sympathies.

Regina (Zakam) Abbott - 14 days ago

Rebecca was a 2nd cousin and I adored her tho I lost touch many, many years ago. She conducted my fellow students in song at the 25th Anniversary of the Jewish General Hospital. I had a solo probably because of nepotism . Clearly she will be missed by so many people.

Jeff Frank - 14 days ago

Rebecca Stotland's name was legendary on our home when we were kids. Her Laurentian Choir brought happiness, pride, purpose, if not more music into the homes of the families of its members.... I remember how our mom, Irene would prepare for rehearsals and concerts, and the enjoyment that performing and traveling with all the 'Girls' shared as a result. Sorry for your loss.

Gelald Kandestin - 14 days ago

Steve, Our condolences to you and your family on the loss of your mother. Gerry and Janice Kandestin

Carmela & Michael Mindel - 14 days ago

My late mother, Rosie Mindel, was a member of the Laurentian Choir and traveled with Rebecca and the others to Israel. It was one of the highlights of Rosie‘s life. Our Mom was very fond of Rebecca. For many years Rosie would dutifully go to practices of the Laurentian choir and of course, perform with them. Rebecca‘s name was heard often in our house. Our deepest sympathies go out to the extended Stotland Family.

David Muhlstock - 14 days ago

Dear Dave, My sincerest condolences on the death of your mom. David Muhlstock

Irwin & Steve Tauben - 14 days ago

Dear Steve and family. How fortunate you were to have your late mother with you all these years. May your family know no more sorrow. Irwin & Steve

Sandi (Pinsky) Horwitz - 14 days ago

I have such fond memories of Rebecca, as my mother Frances was part of the Laurentian Choir for years. Got to perform many times with the Choir when I was a kid, then worked with her in productions with Beth Ora; I definitely owe my love of musical theatre to her. Rebecca was real dynamo with a huge musical talent. Just seeing all the condolence notes from children of former Choir members is a testament to the impact she had on so many! Condolences to the family - may warm memories of her long life always make you smile.

Merle Stotland Fisher - 14 days ago

The world has lost one of the GREAT ones. Her talent & warmth will stay with me forever. I last saw her in Toronto (next to her piano) and I will keep that picture in mind.Rest in peace my beautiful auntie. Love Merle & Bobby

Brian Mindel - 14 days ago

David Stotland Wow 100 yrs. Fantastic My Mom Rosie Mindel sang with your mother for a hundred years She had a great life with great memories lets all shoot for a 100 yrs

Pauline Worsoff - 14 days ago

Dear Steve and Family, I've thought of her often over the years. My Mother, Tilly, was in the choir and as a little girl, I was part of the yearly shows at Her Majesty's Theater. Rebecca was a star! She was a true professional, with a big personality. I cherish my memories of those wonder years' watching them rehearse and then perform.... She has left her mark on those that were fortunate to know her and share her love of music. Wishing your family, no more sorrow.

Evelyn and David Kirsh - 14 days ago

Dear Steve and David, and families It is very hard to write this condolence. You had a very special mother that my husband David and I had the privilege of knowing and being her friends. She was a remarkable person. We loved her. We are so sorry for your loss. I met Rebecca when she persuaded me to join the Laurentian Choir and we became fast friends. We spent many hours in her garden with the late Zoe and my son Robert, also at her country house. I went to Israel with Rebecca as a soloist with the Laurentian choir. We represented Canada in the Zimriya together with Les Chanteurs de Quebec, and 4 singing members of Caughnawaga (Kahnawake). and 4 Roman Catholic Priests. Wilfred Pelletier and Rose Bampton also accompanied us. We even sang in the Mann Auditorium; it was 4 fantastic weeks. Rebecca was always upbeat and smiling. We have missed her since she moved to Toronto, and we only spoke occasionally in the last few years. I can only imagine how many wonderful memories you all have, and I hope they will be a comfort to you. My thoughts are with you. Evelyn

Marla Gomberg Richler - 14 days ago

I have fond memories of Rebecca who was a dear friend of my late mother, Essie (Fox) Gomberg. Their time spent growing up together was very special to both of them Sending my condolences to Rebecca’s family as you honour a life well lived.

Marty Simon - 14 days ago

My condolences to Steve who I believe I was in touch with some time ago before I moved to Toronto. I grew up in awe of Rebecca’s talent as she rehearsed and sang in our house with my mother, Miriam Simon. Miriam became the accompanist for Laurentian Choir. My best memories of Rebecca was her amazing confidence, talent and sweetest smile. She was a great friend/ collaborator to my late mother and an unforgettable force of nature with showbiz in her DNA …may she Rest In Peace.

Julie Tanny - 14 days ago

Dear Steve Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of your dear mother, a woman I know you admired so much. May her memories be a blessing. Julie

Barbara and Joel Engel - 15 days ago

Dear Steve. Our sincere condolences on the loss of your mother. May you know no further sorrows. Barbara and Joel.

Leta Gold - 15 days ago

Steve & Dave: My sincerest condolences on the loss of your Mom, my Auntie Rebecca. We were in constant contact and she was over the moon in delight that you were both there to celebrate Passover with her. She was a force of nature, and while I know she is sorely missed, I feel some peace that she is now out of pain. Heaven received an angel. RIP, Auntie Rebecca, keep singing up there!

Mark Lazar - 15 days ago

Dear Steve, My condolences on your Mother's passing. May the many fond memories comfort you at this time. Mark

Douglas & Richard Mayoff - 15 days ago

Dear Steve, We are so sorry to learn of your Mother's passing. The few times that we net her she was the most personable and outgoing individual one could me. She had a perpetual smile, and always had kind words to say about our parents. Our sincere condolences on your loss. Douglas and Richard Mayoff

Neil Richler - 15 days ago

I was fortunate to 'find' Rebecca 3 years ago and was so glad to get to know her, the best friend growing up to my late grandmother Essie (Fox) Gomberg. I learned so much about Rebecca and Essie's shared history and Rebecca learned some things from me that she never knew about her childhood friend. As fortunate as we all were to have had Rebecca so long, it's still shocking as she was so sharp and insightful right until the last time I spoke with her recently. Sending much sympathy to the family as you remember a truly remarkable woman.

Karen (Milgram) & Ron Presner - 15 days ago

To the Stotland family. I have so many wonderful memories of Rebecca & her choir She was a dynamo in everything she did. Our sincerest condolences & at a same time celebration of such a long life. May her memory be a blessing

Leonard Lighter - 15 days ago

Dear Steve and David, Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the loss of dear Rebecca. Your Mom was a Tour de Force, beautiful, accomplished and strong. May her memory be a blessing. Stephanie & Lenny

Les Pantel - 15 days ago

Dear David and Steve My heartfelt condolences on the loss of your Mother. May your memories help carry you through these trying times. BDH

Harriet Klein - 15 days ago

Dear Steve and David and all of the family, I have many many fond memories of my Aunt Rebecca. Best memories going up North to the country house in Shawbridge. We skied , and went home to delicious meals. We even had Pandy the singing poodle. I will always remember the great times we shared. Rest In Peace Auntie. We will all miss you dearly. Sending peace and love. Harriet

Shirley Sherk - 15 days ago

Miss you Rebecca! Your friendship was amazing. You were a classy lady. May your family be comforted by their memories of you and the wonderful legacy you leave of love, encouragement, stories, fun, good cooking/baking, music........and singing!