Donald (Don) Neil Charness

Funeral Service: Monday, July 18, 2022 at 1:00 PM
Chapel Service
Shiva: Monday, July 18, 2022 to
Wednesday, July 20, 2022

6505 Côte-Saint-Luc Rd. #207, Côte Saint-Luc, H4V 1G3
Shiva Details:
Shiva Monday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday and Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Evening services at 7:30 p.m.
Cemetery: Eternal Gardens Cemetery
Donations:
“Elaine and Don Charness Fund for Radio-Oncology” c/o the Jewish General Hospital Foundation, (514) 340-8251, http://secure.jghfoundation.org/goto/donald_neil_charness or to the “Erin Yunger Scholarship Fund” c/o Camp B’nai Brith of Ottawa Incorporated, (819) 458-2660, https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/camp-bnai-brith-of-ottawa-incorporated/

Notes:
If you are unable to attend the funeral service in person, you may join it virtually on Monday, July 18 at 1:00 p.m.: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCI44-JAG5dCDIjw49YmbZig/lives


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Bernie and Joan King - 21 days ago

Dear Elaine, It is with profound sadness to learn of Don's passing on Saturday and wish to express our deepest sympathies to you and your family and that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. May his memory forever be a blessing. Bernie and Joan King

Leslie wynn - 22 days ago

Dear Robbin and Larry, My dearest condolences to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this sad time . Leslie wynn

Linda Friedlander - 22 days ago

Dear Elaine, My deepest condolences to you and your family on the loss of your beloved husband.

Paula Wiviott - 23 days ago

Dear Elaine and family My sincere condolences to all of you. Our mother Sunny always spoke highly of her cousin Donny. May his memory be a blessing.

Robert Schachter & Audrey Conner - 24 days ago

Dear Robbin, Larry and Family, I wanted to express how sorry I was to learn about the recent passing of your Father. He will be missed by all those who had the privilege of knowing him. May your wonderful memories of your Dad sustain all of you during this devastating time. I know with all the love and support of great friends and family, you will find your way through this. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Robert & Audrey

Riva & Carl Gelber - 24 days ago

Dear Elaine & Family, We were most saddened to learn of Donnie's passing, & want to express our deepest sympathy to you & your family. May you be comforted by your countless treasured memories during these challenging times. Warmly, Riva & Carl

Mitch Kastner - 24 days ago

Dear Robbin and Family, My sincere condolences on the loss of your dad. Mitch

Joy Gornitsky - 24 days ago

Dear Robbin and family, My deepest condolences to you all on the loss of your father. While it has been some time since I have seen your parents, they were always so welcoming. I hope you and your family take comfort in the memories you have all shared and that you are spared any further sorrow.

Christine Parkin - 24 days ago

My sympathies to you family. May you be spared further sorrow.

Lorna Sandler - 24 days ago

Elaine and family, So very sorry for your loss. Donny was our mother, Sunny's cousin, whom she cherished. Always thoughtful and engaging, we remember him as a wonderful person.

Bennett & Susan Little - 24 days ago

Our sympathies to the whole family. He was a wonderful and considerate person. May his memory be as a blessing.

Nancy and Marc Gold - 25 days ago

Dear Elaine and family, Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the passing of Don. He was a wonderful man - warm, caring, principled, and kind. In a word, a real mensch. He was a devoted member of Temple and made a huge contribution to our community. May his memory be a blessing and may you be spared any further sorrow. Our thoughts are with you. Nancy and Marc

Lori Rubinger - 25 days ago

Dear Robin and family, My sincere condolences on the loss of your father. Sincerely, Lori

Ruth Weiner - 25 days ago

Dear Elaine, Please know I am thinking of you and your family. I used to enjoy the talks we all had when I lived at the Fairway House and I still have the picture of Morty that Don found in his collection from years past and gave to me. I hope you and your family find comfort in shared memories during this difficult time. Fondly, Ruth Weiner

Perry Medicoff - 25 days ago

Mitchell, my condolences to you and your family upon the loss of your father.

Louis Grossbaum - 25 days ago

To Elaine, Robin and entire Charness family, please accept my deepest sympathies on your recent loss of Don. Don was the ultimate professional and I was fortunate over many years working with Don when he was Director of Finance at Maimonides and we were the external auditors. I was always comfortable working as a team with Don and listening to his many stories of his family and how proud he was of them. I trust the family has many fond memories of him as husband, father and grandfather and may you all be spared of any further sorrow

Celia Kohn - 25 days ago

Dear Robbin, Larry & family, We are so saddened by the loss of your beloved father, and patriarch. We are thinking of you at this very difficult time and sending love and prayers. Celia, Pat & family

Derrick Blumenthal - 25 days ago

To Robbin, Larry and family My deepest sympathies on the passing of Don. I have such pleasant and vivid memories working with Don at Maimonides With condolences

Kathy - 25 days ago

My deepest condolences to the whole Charness family. May you be sparred further sorrow.

Sheryl & Steve Besner - 25 days ago

Dear Robin & Larry , So sorry to hear about your Dad. Our deepest sympathies at this very sad time .

Ellen and Steve Asherman - 25 days ago

Dear Elaine and family. Ellen and I are saddened to hear about Don's passing. May you be comforted by your memories of happier times and a life well lived. May his memory be a blessing forever. Steve

Shirley Schnurbach - 25 days ago

Dear Elaine and family My sincerest condolence on the loss of Don. May his memory be a source of comfort

Elaine J. Cohen - 25 days ago

Dear Elaine and family, Deepest sympathy on the loss of your beloved Donald, who will long be remembered for his contribution to the community. Sincerely, Elaine

Brenda Epstein - 25 days ago

Elaine, Robbin and Mitchell, I was so sad to learn of Don's passing. I first met him when he became my customer at the Royal Bank 50 years ago, and then he hired me for a part-time position at Maimonides, which I held for over 40 years. Our friendship continued through my many years at Temple, where we often attended the same events. Please accept my deepest condolences on this loss; he was indeed a special person and he will be missed.

Vicki Charness - 25 days ago

I was so saddened to hear of the loss of Don. Ever since I came to Montreal and married his cousin, Jerry, he made me feel that I was a genuine member of the Charness family. I enjoyed the dinner dates with both of you and the long phone calls I shared with him. He was warm and funny and genuinely interested in me and my family. His pride in his family was evident in every conversation. To you, Elaine, and your entire family , I wish you happy memories and no further sorrow. Love, Vicki

Judy & Issie Rubinfeld - 25 days ago

Dear Robbin, Larry and Family. We are very sad to hear of the unfortunate loss of your beloved father. May the wonderful memories that you’ve shared be of some comfort during this very difficult time

Heidi Chernoff - 25 days ago

My heartfelt condolences to the family. I had the pleasure of working with Don when I did design work for Maimonides. He was always so warm and kind and generous of spirit. I enjoyed the collaboration on many of the projects over the years. May his memory be a blessing. Heidi Chernoff

Sheila Kirstenberg - 25 days ago

Dear Elaine: My deepest sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your husband Don. Sheila Kirstenberg

Diane Altman - 25 days ago

Dear Elaine,Robbin,Mitchell & family,Jack & I are sending you our heartfelt condolences.We have the fondest memories of Don our very dear next door neighbor.Our thoughts are with. Diane & Jack

Ed Cape - 25 days ago

Dear Elaine and family, Sending our condolences to you on the loss of Don at this sad time. Mona and Ed

Anne Donaldson - 25 days ago

Dearest Elaine, I had the pleasure of working with you, and getting to know Don all those years ago in our T.M.R. Library days. I hope the wonderful memories you must have will console you at this sad time. Sincere condolences to you and your family. Anne Donaldson and Gordon Pym

Robin Cherry - 25 days ago

Dear Elaine & Family. My deepest condolences on your loss. May you be spared any further sorrow. Your Fairway neighbour, Robin

Pamela Ticker - 25 days ago

Dear Robbin and Mitchell; My sincere condolences on the loss of your father. May your memories of him bring your comfort during this difficult time.

Robin Gaventa - 25 days ago

Dear Robbin and family I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May your fond memories be a great source of comfort at this time

Nancy Mindel-Gorrin - 25 days ago

Dear Robbin and Elaine and Mitchell and your family my deepest sympathies to you all on your beloved Father and Grandfather. I have lovely memories of your parents in csl growing up . Your parents are wonderful people and I wish you to carry those beautiful memories in your heart. May you always be spared for any further sorrow. Sending love to you. Nancy Mindel

Jennifer, Samantha, and Jake - 25 days ago

Aunt Elaine, Robbin & Mitchell - As tough as Uncle Don could be, for whatever reason, he and I had a special bond, especially when I was young. I will forever cherish those memories . I loved him very much. He will be missed and we have you all in our thoughts and prayers. We wish we could be there with you. We know he is in heaven looking after Erin now... Love you all so very much, Jen, Samantha & Jake

Vivian and David Novek - 25 days ago

Dear Elaine. Please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of Don. He was a mainstay of the community and will be deeply missed. Vivian and David Novek

Marilyn and Michael Green - 25 days ago

Dear Elaine and family, Our sincere and heartfelt sympathy on your loss. We will always remember Don and the times together at Temple. May the good memories you shared help to lessen your loss at this time.

Eric & Melanie - 25 days ago

Dear Robbin, Larry and Family; Our condolences on the loss of your Father.

Rick & Peggy Bougie - 25 days ago

Very sad to hear of Don’s passing. Peggy has many fond memories of working with him at Maimonides! Rest In Peace!

Nancy Shusterman - 25 days ago

Dear Robbin , sending condolences to you and your family on the loss of your father.

Rena & Fred Halickman - 25 days ago

Dear Robbin We were sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. Sending our sincere condolences to you & your family. Rena & Fred

Wendy Merowitz - 25 days ago

Dear Charness Family, so sorry to hear the news of Don's passing. May his memory be blessed and thoughts are with you all during this difficult time. Wendy Merowitz

Louise Déry-Goldberg and Joel Goldberg - 25 days ago

Dear Elaine and Family, please accept our deepest condolences on Don’s passing. Don was a pillar at Temple Emanuel. He was engaged, and caring, and his expertise and discipline set a high standard. Don had a warm personality and was always encouraging and supportive. We looked forward to meetings because we knew Don would be there. May his memory be for blessing and may he Rest In Peace.

Melissa Simon - 25 days ago

Dear Elaine, Robbin, Mitch and families -Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of Don. May you cherish all your wonderful memories dearly. Thinking of you, Melissa

Sharon & Lloyd Eidelman - 25 days ago

Dear Elaine, Robbin, Mitchell & families. Our deepest condolences to all of you. Donny was one of my dad's dearest friends from their childhood and I have such fond memories of him as I was growing up. May your memories give you comfort through this difficult time. Thinking of you - Sharon Oberman & Lloyd Eidelman

Liane and Michael Eliesen - 25 days ago

Dear Robbin, Larry and family. We were so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear father. May your memories be for a blessing and give you comfort during this difficult time. We are thinking of you Liane and Michael

Felice & Allan White - 25 days ago

Dear Robbin & Larry, Please accept our deepest sympathies on this sad occasion.

Mona & Sol Polachek - 25 days ago

Dear Elaine & family We were so sorry to learn of Don's passing. He was a lovely gentleman. We hope that wonderful memories will help ease the pain. BDE Fondly, Mona& Sol

Brahms E. Silver - 25 days ago

Dear Elaine and Family, Don and I go back a long time when we were both active at Temple Emanu-El-Beth Sholom. Together, we shared many experiences. To learn he is no longer in the World of the Living is painful. My wife, Vivian, joins me in a very sincere expression of sympathy. May Don's memory ever be for blessing.

Cyma Shusterman - 25 days ago

Dear Robin and Family..my heartfelt condolences on the passing of your Dad…may he rest in peace

[email protected] Hassan - 26 days ago

Dear Elaine, we are so sorry to hear of Donnie's passing, it was only last month that we stooped to chat with him while he was in the car and you were shopping in the CSL shopping center. He was thin but otherwise his old charming self. Please accept out deepest condolences. May he rest in peace.

Lori Karpman - 26 days ago

Robbin and family- I am so sorry for your loss.

Pam Litman - 26 days ago

Dear Robbin & Larry and Family, My sympathies to all on your loss. Thinking of you during this difficult time. Pam

Brenda Peters - 26 days ago

My deepest condolences to you and your family Robbin. Although my memories of your dad go way back to childhood, I had a long chat with him when I saw him at the convalescent hospital a few years ago. He was so incredibly proud of you and Mitchell. May you all be spared further sorrow.

Cherryl & Jeff Berliner - 26 days ago

Dear Robbin Our deepest condolences on the loss of your dad our thoughts are with you and your family

Barbara Frank - 26 days ago

Hello Charness Family, so sorry to hear the news of Don's passing. I have such fond memories of this gentle man from ages ago when I volunteered at Maimonides. Such a lovely person. Condolences to all who knew him.

Donna Laing - 26 days ago

Dear Robbin, Larry and Family. My condolences on the loss of your father.

Sidney Margles - 26 days ago

My deepest condolences on Don's passing. May the Lord comfort you among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem and may you know no further sorrow.

Susan Bloom - 26 days ago

Dear Elaine and family, Please accept my deepest condolences on the passing of Don. Susan Bloom

Estelle and Janis Katz - 26 days ago

To Elaine and Family: Our deepest sympathies on Don's passing. Estelle and Janis Katz

Marlene Gurman - 26 days ago

Dear Robin and family, My deepest sympathy. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Arlene Wachman - 26 days ago

Dear Elaine and family, My deepest sympathies to you and family at this very sad time.Cherish the memories you have and may the help you through this difficult time. Arlene Wachman

Susan Lemco-Marcovitch and Peter Marcovitch - 26 days ago

Dear Robbin and Family, Please accept our deepest condolences. May your cherished memories offer you comfort at this difficult time.

Amy & Jason Katz - 26 days ago

Please accept our deepest sympathies. We are thinking of you at this most difficult time. Amy & Jason

Jeffrey Mendel - 26 days ago

Dear Elaine, Robbin and Mitchell, Our deepest condolences on the passing of Donnie. May his memory be a blessing and his Neshamah should have an Aliyah. Jeffrey, Randy, Billie, Hayley, Normie, Toby and Debbie Mendel

Debbi Haberman - 26 days ago

Dear Robbin and family, Please accept my deepest condolences at this difficult time.

Shirley Rosen - 26 days ago

Dear Elaine and Family Please accept my condolences on the loss of Don.

Lucy Verebes Shapiro - 26 days ago

Dear Robin and family, wishing you my most sincere condolences. BDH

Béa & Moshe Engler - 26 days ago

Dear Charness Family, Please accept our deepest condolences on the passing Don. He was truly a mensch. Béa and Moshe

Dorothy Tonchin - 26 days ago

Dear Elaine and Family, Thinking of you at this sad time and sending my sincere sympathies to you on the loss of your beloved Don z”l. BDE Fondly, Dorothy

Debbie Basevitz - 26 days ago

Dear Elaine ande family So sorry to hear about your loss We are thinking of you during this most difficult time Fondly Debbie and Ellis

Jodi & Leon Krantzberg - 26 days ago

Robin, Larry & family, Please accept our deepest condolences on the loss of your fatger, father in law , husband and grandfather .We hope that your memories will be a source of comfort during these difficult times .Stay strong. Jodi & Leon

Hannah and Bill Lewkowict - 26 days ago

Dear Elaine and Family. We are so sorry for your loss of Don. May all your cherished memories created with Don bring you some comfort at this most difficult time. Don was always willing to share his expertise and time as a valued volunteer. May he rest in peace. Hannah and Bill Lewkowict

Sheila&Harry Nozetz - 26 days ago

Dear Elaine ,Robbin & Family Our deepest sympathy on the passing of Don.May his memory forever be a blessing.may you have no more sorrow Sheila & Harry Nozetz

Edith Gold Orleans - 26 days ago

Dear Elaine Please accept my sincerest condolences on the loss of Don.

Ethel Udashkin Bassermann - 26 days ago

Dear Elaine and family My heartfelt condolences on the loss of your husband Don. We go back so many years growing and just reconnected a year ago. May the cherished memories that you all share help during this sad time. Very warmly, Ethel Udashkin

Beatrice and Lew Lewis - 26 days ago

Dear Elaine, Robbin, Mitchell and Family, May the happy and special memories of times together comfort you as you mourn the loss of Don….a much loved and respected husband, father and grandfather. We also have wonderful memories of Don who was our neighbour for many years!

Barbara Lang - 26 days ago

Dear Elaine and Family, Thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. My sincere sympathy. Barbara

Rowena & Morty - 26 days ago

Dear Elaine ,Robbin, Mitchell & families, our heartfelt condolences on your loss of Don.He was a devoted husband ,father & grand-father.Sadly I have lost another cousin.May he Rest In Peace & may you know no further sorrow. Rowena & Morty Victoria BC.

Bruce Simon - 26 days ago

Dear Elaine,Robyn and Mitchell, Please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of Don.Our thoughts are with you all at this difficult time. Fran White and Bruce Simon

Sheryl and Jeffrey Cape - 26 days ago

Dear Robbin and Larry, We are so sad to hear of your dads passing. Thinking of you and sending our deepest condolences. Sheryl and Jeffrey

Shirley Merowitz - 26 days ago

Dear Elaine, Robbin, Mitchell and family, It is with great sadness that I extend my deepest sympathy to you on the passing of Don. I have very fond memories of what a special person he was-kind and compassionate. He was instrumental in my hiring at Maimonides many ieons ago. May you be comforted by the many wonderful memories you shared with him. Shirley

joyce shaffer - 26 days ago

Dear Elaine & family I was saddened to read that Don passed away. Please accept my deepest, heartfelt condolences on your sad loss. May all your wonderful memories of Don sustain & comfort you forever. My thoughts are with you.

Irene Blitt - 26 days ago

Dear Elaine,, My heartfelt condolences to you and your family on the passing of your beloved husband Don. Irene

Betty and Ted Greenfield - 26 days ago

Elaine and family of Don-it is with great sadness that i learned of Don's passing. our relationship goes back to Strathcona Academy, McGill University and our CA courses. for the past many years we have worked together for the betterment of the B'nai Brith Residences in Montreal for which he was on the Finance Committee and an Honorary Board member. He cared for what we did for our seniors. though Don was ill for many periods during these years, he always gave his all. Please accept the sincere condolences of Betty and I. May his memory serve as a blessing.

Rona Miller - 26 days ago

Dear Elaine and family.. It is with great sadness I extend to you all my deepest sympathy on the loss of your beloved Don.... Having just lost Morley and receiving your thoughtful note.. I know just how important it is to hear from old friends and be remembered.. He was a good man.. may he rest in peace.. and be remembered always in your hearts..

Noemie Rosenfeld - 26 days ago

Dear Elaine and Family! Very sorry to hear of Don's passing. Will cherish the memories of many year at Merrimac. My sincere condoleances and please know that my thoughts are with you at these difficult times.

SPIEGEL - 26 days ago

Dear Elaine, Robbin, Mitchell and all the Family and extended Family, Don, who was Mom’s (Pola Faerman Spiegel) first cousin, had a wealth of information about the Montréal community. It was always a such a pleasure to listen to his colorful and wonderful stories. It was only a few weeks ago that we had a Snowdon Deli lunch with Elaine and Imelda at their home - and the stories continued to all our pleasure. Thank you for the honor, Don. You will be sorely missed. RIP, sir. Our heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathies to all the Family. Be sustained by his memory. Fondly, Lorraine and Dan

Rhonda Shaffer-Herman - 26 days ago

My sincere sympathies on the passing of Donald. I worked with him at Maimonides in the late 80's As Director of Dietetics. He always offered good,professional advice. May he rest in eternal peace. Sincerely Rhonda Shaffer-Herman

Fran Schaffer - 26 days ago

Dear Elaine and Family, I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of your beloved husband, Don, and send you heartfelt condolences.

Essie and Morris Liquornik - 26 days ago

Dear Elaine and Family, Our deepest condolences to you on the loss of Don. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time. Warmly Essie and Morris

Linda & Sheldon Kagan - 26 days ago

Dear Robbin and family, Sheldon and I were so saddened to just read of your Dad’s recent passing. May all the memories you and the family shared be forever in your hearts. Please know we are thinking of you all at this most difficult time. Sincerely, XO Linda & Sheldon

Randy Charness - 26 days ago

My condolences to the whole family