Melvin Hoppenheim C.M.

Funeral Service: Friday, July 29, 2022 at 12:00 PM
Chapel Service
Shiva: Sunday, July 31, 2022 to
Thursday, August 04, 2022

Outdoor shiva at his home
Shiva Details:
Shiva hours: 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. daily Sunday through Thursday. Schacharit at 9:00 a.m. Sunday through Thursday, Mincha/Ma'ariv at 8:00 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday evening.
Cemetery: Baron De Hirsch Cemetery
Donations:
Mr. Mel Hoppenheim was deeply committed to the Montreal Heart Institute Foundation. He had served on its Board of Directors since 1989 and was one of its most generous donors, along with his wife Rosemary. The Foundation offers its sincere condolences to the family and loved ones of Mr. Hoppenheim.
For any assistance, please contact Marie-Hélène Paquette, Director of Major Gifts at the Montreal Heart Institute Foundation: (514) 458-9809/[email protected].

Notes:
If you are unable to attend the funeral service in person, you may join it virtually on Friday, July 29 at 12:00 noon: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCI44-JAG5dCDIjw49YmbZig/lives

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Donna Morris - 3 days ago

What a loss for all of us. Mel was a GIANT figure in our lives and a beloved man. Sincerest wishes for strength and courage to the whole family. Donna Morris. My late parents were Goldie and Larry Morris, Morris Antiques. Sadly, we just lost Marvin, too.

Lisa Kattan - 5 days ago

Dear Jenny, Matthew and Hoppenheim family, Our most sincere condolences on the passing of your father. May your family be spared any further sorrow.

Bill Bell - 7 days ago

Dear Rosemary & family- I am heartbroken for your loss- Mel was unique-truly one of a kind- always a smile, always ready to engage in his steady tone,never raising his voice- and you Rosemary from what I have been told were nothing less than heroic in tending to him in his illness - "Good night, sweet prince, And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest' - William Shakespeare

Penelope Rudnikoff - 8 days ago

Sincere condolences on the passing of Mel Hoppenheim, a kind and wonderful role model . May cherished memories carry you all forward.

Ben Felgar & Anna Selinger - 8 days ago

Anna and I were sorry to learn of Mel passing. We did not cross paths often but we were warmly greeted and welcomed . We visited with Mel at his studio and had a tour of a movie set , I believe it was back to the Center of the earth. We had a great time together. Mel will be missed. Please accept our sympathies.

nicole bureautobin - 8 days ago

My sincere condolences to the family. I met Mel Hoppenheim during his first hospitalisation at the MHI. I was then in charge of the Fondation and invited him to join the Board and help us to raise funds which he did so generously for so many years. It was such a pleasure to work with him. Nicole Bureau Tobin

Pamela Rosenblum Lipes - 9 days ago

My deepest condolences to the whole family. Pamela Rosenblum Lipes

Deborah Feldman Salpeter - 9 days ago

Dear Maura, Sharon and families I was so sad to learn about Mel. I have wonderful memories of the remarkable man he was. Please accept my sincere condolences to you and your families. May your beautiful memories give you great comfort during these very difficult times. May his memory be a blessing Deborah

Donna L. Hoppenheim - 9 days ago

Dear Lila, Rosemary, Maura, Adam, Teri, Jenny, Caroline, Mel Jr, and families: I was sad to learn about Mel’s passing, my late father’s (Moe’s) younger first cousin. Mel’s personal challenges and tragic losses gave him just the fuel to improve the world around him. An impressive legacy of love to his family and, also alongside Rosemary, a demonstration of support and generosity to the Jewish community and to the worlds of education and healthcare. Although it’s been years, I vividly remember dinners and brunches to celebrate Adam/Sharyn’s wedding and Mel Jr’s bar mitzvah (where the 2 Donna H’s took pics!). After one of these dinners, knowing that I was assembling our family tree, Mel brought out a bound volume. It was a stark record of the horrors that all but obliterated the Polish town where the Hoppenheim family once thrived. Mel asked me to find a competent translator (it was written, sans vowels, in Hebrew) - even now, I know people with the skill to take on this task. Rosemary, there’s no doubt that your continuous care, devotion and love gave Mel the quality of life and happy memories that your family will cherish for decades to come. May Mel’s neshama Rest In Peace and his memory be a blessing.

Debbie zuckerman - 10 days ago

Dear Rosemary, Sending you and your family my deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved husband. I remember when you first started dating Mel, you both would come around to the trading post to visit Ingrid, that was many moons ago. May you always carry your memories in your heart forever.

Rhona Rosenberg - 10 days ago

Dear Rosemary and family. I was so saddened to read about my dear cousin Mel. since I no longer live in Montreal it was only today that his notice was posted. He was one of my favourite cousins who even though it could have been years between he treated me as if it was juśt yesterday. Rest In Peace. love Rhona

Randi Canter - 10 days ago

Dear Maura and family, So sorry to hear about your dads passing. Sending you my deepest condolences, may all your wonderful memories sustain you at this most difficult time. Randi Canter Miller

Etty and Ralph Bienstock - 10 days ago

Dear Rosemary and family, we are so saddened by your loss of Mel. May all the cherished memories bring you comfort always. Our thoughts are with you.

Bonnie Altro - 10 days ago

Deepest condolences for your loss.

Paul Itzcovitch - 10 days ago

Sending my condolences at this sad time . To Maura and all the family .

Betty Breger - 10 days ago

Dear Teri, Sending my sincere condolences on the loss of your father. May his memory be a blessing. Sending big hugs.. Betty

Suzanne Korf - 10 days ago

Dear Rosemary, Caroline, Jenny and family, Please accept my deep condolences. I was out of town last week and just returned to learn this sad news. I met Mel when I joined the staff of the Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation almost 16 years ago when he was a Board member and was helping to build our new hospital. He was a strong leader and a philanthropist and his legacy will live on through his family and friends, his generosity and all his good works. May your memories comfort you at this difficult time.

Mark and Edna Mendelson - 11 days ago

Dear Family, OMG!! Just returned from Portugal and saw the notice!! What a loss of a giant of a mentsch! Worked so closely with Mel for his JNF Negev Dinner and we bacame fast friends. May you all be comforted by the memories you have of him. Yehee Zichroh baruch-may his memory be for a blessing!

Danny Cohen - 11 days ago

Sincere Condolences to the whole family

Louise and Andre Nadeau - 11 days ago

Dear Rose and all the children, Andre and I are so sad to hear of Mel’s passing. Our hearts and thoughts are with you and your family. Every time I was in Mel’s company was special! I always got such a kick out of him calling me kid, and I will always remember his generous help when I launched my books and was trying to make a movie. He was an amazing man who made everyone around him feel wonderful! My heart is sad for your sadness. Sending you hugs and love and courage during this very difficult time. May he Rest In Peace. Much love, Louise and Andre 🙏♥️♥️

Monica & Gerry Weinstein - 11 days ago

Maura Tyler Sydney Jackie and families. Our deepest condolences on the passing of your father & grandfather. May his memory be a source of comfort during this difficult time

Harlene, Melissa and Adam Lester - 11 days ago

Dear Maura and family, We would like to extend our condolences to you and your entire family on the passing of your father. May your memories of him provide you with comfort at this very difficult time.

Judy Palnick - 11 days ago

Dear Hoppenheim family: So sorry for the loss of dear Mel who gave so much back to the community. He was always so encouraging . A great man. May his memory be a blessing. Judy Palnick

Anna De Benedictis Vineberg - 12 days ago

To the Hoppenheim family, May your memories be a blessing and bring you comfort. He was so proud of his family. He had smile that would light up a room. Anna

T - 12 days ago

Mel H. really was a mensch. I met him almost 30 years ago after the love of my life was killed on a film set. I established a scholarship in his memory at then Concordia Film Production department (before it was renamed for his generosity) and Mel, made the largest contribution. I can't even remember if I had reached out to him directly at the time because it wasn't my world, but I had heard his name from Jean-Francois and others and what a lovely man he was. To hear it from the JF and others, it sounded almost as though Cite MEL was more of a social gathering space for behind-the-camera film folks. He also put up a plaque in JF's name at Cite MEL following his death. When I was invited to confer the award and gave an admittedly extremely emotional speech, he stood up and gave me an enormous hug and invited me to sit with him to make sure I was ok. He did that each of the years I was able to confer the award in person. He was, as they say, “good people” and is one of the big reasons Montreal is known not just for its film industry but for the caring culture of the crews. I'll miss him in this world. He made it a better, kinder and creative place. May his family and the communities he served find comfort, strength and vision in his legacy. Z”L

Penny and Bernie Tevel - 12 days ago

Dear Rosemary and family, Penny and I are extremely saddened and heartbroken over the passing of your beloved, Mel. A truly great man who will be missed by all that were fortunate enough to have known him. May your blessed memories bring you comfort during this most difficult time. Fondly, Penny and Bernie

Mervin Brown - 12 days ago

Dear Rosemary and Family, our deepest sympathy on the loss of Mel. Mervin and Barbara Brown

Karolyn & David Barbarush - 12 days ago

Dear Adam, Sharyn and Family and the entire Hoppenheim Family, We wish you our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your father. Thinking of all of you during this difficult time. May he rest in peace.

Selina Doroshenko - 12 days ago

To Caroline, Jenny, Mel Jr. and Rosemary, Mel had a larger-than-life personality and always made me feel at home with his infectious sense of humor whenever I would come over for a play date. He had a way of making me feel like part of the family. I am so sorry for your great loss.

Annie Armstrong - 12 days ago

I’m so sorry He was such a nice, smart, kind, family man. Such grace and class Sorry for your loss

Susan & Evan Boxer - 12 days ago

Dear Tyler and family Our sincere condolences on your loss Thinking of you Susan & Evan

Allan and Miriam Spector - 12 days ago

Dear Hoppenheim family, Please accept our sincere condolences on your loss .He was a stellar human being and he will be missed deeply. May all his positive memories sustain you through these difficult times.

Jon and Dana Auerbach - 12 days ago

Dear Teri, Our deepest condolences to you and your family. Thinking of you during this difficult time. Jon & Dana

Mireille and Murray Steinberg - 12 days ago

Dear Rosemary, Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your beloved Mel. May your good memories of him and the wonderful love you shared comfort you at this very sad time. As you undoubtedly know, the entire community will dearly miss Mel's quiet dedication and leadership, his warmth, his kind demeanuor and his generosity. Our thoughts are with you and your family in your grief. Fondly

Lysa Lash - 12 days ago

Dear Teri and family, thinking of you all during this hard time. I have such fond memories of growing up in your house on Glenmore. Our many sleepovers and playing together (hide and go seek, swimming, cooking) with your family and your dad of course. Was such an honor to know him. All the best, Lysa

Zvi & Kyra Grinbaum - 12 days ago

Rosemary, Jenny, Caroline and Mel Jr., we are so sorry to hear about the passing of Mel. We know how challenging this time is and our thoughts are with you and the whole family.

Cheryl Josephson - 12 days ago

Dear Rosemary, Jenny, Caroline, Mel Jr, My deepest condolences to you and the extended Hoppenheim family on your great loss. May your many wonderful memories bring you peace and comfort during this very difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I am here for you. Cheryl Josephson

Tina and Michael Spiro - 12 days ago

Dear Maura, We were so sorry to here about the passing of your Father.May Hashem give you strength through this very difficult time and may his memories bring you comfort.

Sheila and Steve Altro - 12 days ago

Dear Rosemary and all Hoppenheim family We are so saddened and sorry to hear of the passing of Mel We send you our deepest sympathies and condolences at this very hard time. Sheila and Steve

NANCY TAUB/ GURBERG - 12 days ago

DEAR ROSEMARY AND FAMILY, MEL WAS LARGER THAN LIFE AND THIS LARGE MAN LOVED PEOPLE. HE HAD TIME FOR OTHERS AND POSSESSED A WISDOM HE MAY HAVE BEEN BORN WITH. HE LEARNED FROM PEOPLE, WAS CURIOUS AND WANTED TO GROW AS A PERSON. I NEVER HESITATED TO ASK MEL FOR ADVICE WHICH WAS CLEAR AND MOVED ME FORWARD. AND THAT WARM SMILE HE GREETED EVERYONE WITH! I WISH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY LONG, LIFE, GOOD LIFE AND A MEANINGFUL LIFE. MEL OBM WILL BE REMEMBERED BY THE MANY FRIENDS HE HAD. NANCY

Beatrice and Lew Lewis - 13 days ago

Dear Rosemary, Jenny, Caroline and Mel Jr., May the happy and special memories of time together comfort you as you mourn the loss of Mel…..a most loved and respected husband, father and grandfather. Your eulogies were so moving, so emotional and such a wonderful tribute to your Dad! Our heartfelt condolences are extended to all of Mel’s loving family!

Stephanie Smolar - 13 days ago

Dear Maura and Family, My sincere condolences to you all on the loss of your beloved father, grandfather and great grandfather. Thinking of you at this very difficult time. Fondly, Stephanie

Robert Elman - 13 days ago

To Rosemary and Family I actually knew Mel for 65 years He dated my late sister Sharon when they were in their teens Mel was a shtarker, but always very quiet He was in the rendering business and used to moving heavy weights His life wasn’t always easy but he was quiet about his issues He would always make light of them We would enjoy our quiet times together and sone of them were at his home where rosemary would entertain us while we played poker with Lenny Kurland and some other fun people He was resilient when the Panavision Kott deal went south and Mel turned Lemons into lemonade The Institute became my heart Hospital at the insistence of Mel and I could never stop thanking him He always in outward good cheer and always mindful of his last friends connections and fond memories He was a most caring loving and nurturing Husband Father grandfather and great grandfather and friend Sympathies to your family and May you rest in Blissful peace Robby Elman

Carol Shore - 13 days ago

Dear Rosemary, Our heartfelt condolences to you and the entire Hoppenheim Family on the loss of your beloved Mel. I collaborated with Mel on several projects many years ago. He had so many interests and passions and his impact was felt in Montreal, Israel and beyond. He loved life, he cared for others and he left a remarkable and enduring legacy. Sincerely, Carol

Gilda & Sylvain Abitbol - 13 days ago

Dear Rosemary and Hoppenheim Family our deepest condolences on your great loss. Mel was a wonderful and kind human being so loved in Mtl and the Jewish Community. At the hype of his success and great achievements Mel always remembered his humble beginnings. May he Rest In Peace. Gilda & Sylvain Abitbol

Nick & Dale Tedeschi - 13 days ago

Dear Rosemary and family. Sending our deepest condolences. Nick and Dale Tedeschi

Laurie Tenenbaum - 13 days ago

Dear Hoppenheim family my deepest condolences on your great loss. My thoughts are with you at this very sad and difficult time.

Nick & Dale Tedeschi - 13 days ago

Dear Rosemary and family. Sending our deepest condolences. Nick and Dale Tedeschi

Minna Shulman - 13 days ago

Deep condolences to all Mel's family and friends and a very special hug to Rosemary and Mel Jr. Love, Minna

helene fishman - 13 days ago

Dear Maura and family, Sending our deepest condolences on the loss of your dad. May the fond memories of your beloved dad bring you some comfort during this difficult time . Helene & Ronnie

Lillian Vineberg-Goodman - 13 days ago

Dear Rosemary, Mel was such a special Nechama. I will miss his "Hi Bubbelah" and his warm and caring friendship. It was always a joy to be with you both. What a great team and family you bonded and created together. The Eulogies yesterday were so moving and right on, about the precious Mel we knew. They had me in tears. I've known Mel since I was a teenager because he was my cousin Neil Lande's close friend. Everyone in the family loved him. He created a special bond with Milly and Neil's daughter Caroline. Mel was always fun. He loved to make us laugh, and laugh we did. When he created the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema at Concordia, he not only rose the level of the program to one of the tops in the world, but he gave life changing opportunities to students who continue going on to be major players, even winning Academy Awards. It was wonderful to see how much pleasure it gave him. Rosemary, the children and grandchildren and all of us who loved Mel are so grateful for the love and care you gave to him throughout all the years of his heart and multiple challenges. Morris joins me sending you a big hug and much love, Our thoughts are with you and all the family, Lillian

Judy & Gary Pekofsky - 13 days ago

Dear Hoppenheim Family, We are sending our sincere condolences to the entire family. Mel was a remarkable man and we are certain that his memory will live on everyday through his children and beautiful grandchildren. Love, Judy, Gary & Family

Terry halton - 13 days ago

Dear Rosemary and family, We are so very sorry to hear of Mel’s passing.We wish you our deepest sympathy and condolences at this difficult time. Sincerely, Joanne, Terry

Johnnie Reisler - 14 days ago

Maura and family, my sincerest sympathies to you at this most difficult time.

Albert Arazi - 14 days ago

Dear Jenny and Matthew, I am so sorry for your loss. May his memory be a blessing to all of you. Our thoughts are with you. Albert

Bonnie Wiseberg - 14 days ago

Dear Jenny , Matthew and families I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. I am thinking of you at this difficult time and sending you my deepest condolences.

Jennifer Silver - 14 days ago

Dear Teri, Extending my condolences to you and your family on your very sad loss. Thinking of you, Jen

Sari and David Druker - 14 days ago

Dear Maura and family, Our deepest condolences to you and your family. We are thinking about you during this difficult time. Sari, David, Hailey, Marlee & Lindsey

Audrey Fishman - 14 days ago

Dear Maura and family, my deepest sympathies on the loss of your father. May all his wonderful memories bring a smile to your face and warmth to your heart during this most difficult time.

Wendy Small Izenberg - 14 days ago

Dear Maura our deepest condolences to you and your family on the loss of your father. Thinking of you during this most difficult time. Wendy and Geoffrey

David & Lisa Horowitz - 14 days ago

Dearest Maura and family….sending you our most heartfelt condolences on the loss of your father. Thinking of you all at this most difficult time. David & Lisa

Lynn and Andy Nulman - 14 days ago

To the entire Hoppenheim family—Mel was such a mensch in so many ways. I remember how easily agreed to invest in Airborne, when so many people doubted our business, and how special a raconteur he was at many dinners and special events. He was truly a giant and a unique individual, the likes of which the world rarely sees. What a treat to know him.

Sandy and Neil Yarrow - 14 days ago

Dear Rosemary and the Hoppenheim Family. We were sad to hear of Mel’s passing. Please accept our condolences and heartfelt sympathy during this time.

Suzie Schwartz - 14 days ago

Dear Maura & Family, My deepest sympathies to you on your loss. Please know that I am thinking of all of you. May all the wonderful memories that you shared together help all of you get through this difficult time. Wishing you better times ahead. Fondly, Suzie

Jody and Howard Wallace - 14 days ago

Dear Maura and family So sorry to hear about your father’s passing . Sending condolences to you and your family. Jody and Howard Wallace

Vincent Tassone - 14 days ago

Dear Rosemary ,Jenny Mel Jr and family .my sincere condolences of the passing of MEL ..I had the pleasure of knowing MEL for many years .truly a great gentleman and dear friend .will certainly miss him dearly Vince & Sabina Tassone

Marla Wexler - 14 days ago

Dear Maura and family. Our deepest condolences on the loss of your father, grandfather and great grandfather. Marla and Earl Diamond

Janet Steinberg - 14 days ago

Dear Maura and Family, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. I have many fond memories of him from High School, always greeting me with a smile. May his memory always be a blessing. Thinking of you, with my deepest condolences, Janet

Debra and Stephen Pekofsky - 14 days ago

Dear Jenny, Matthew, Rosemary and the entire family, We were so saddened to hear the news of Mel’s passing. Please accept our deepest sympathies. We hope that all of your memories will help you through this very difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Debbie and Stephen Pekofsky

gloria groszman-mintz - 14 days ago

Dear Rosemary and Mel, Please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of your husband and Dad. Michael remembers fondly all the days spent at your house. Sending you love and prayers. Neil, Gloria, Michael and jonathan

Pauline Grunberg - 14 days ago

Dear Maura and family, My deepest condolences to you and your family. May your father rest in peace and may your memories bring you some comfort during this very difficult times. Pauline Grunberg

Lauren Wise - 14 days ago

Our deepest condolences to the entire family, Sending our love and strength at this difficult time. . Lauren Wise and Jasen Kisber

Anna-Sue Greenberg - 14 days ago

Dear Rosemary and the entire Hoppenheim Family, It is with a heavy heart that I send you my deepest sympathies on the passing of Mel. He was always the consummate gentleman and adoring Husband, father, father in-law, grandfather, great-grandfather, family man & dear friend. Our families go way back together to the early days of the Montreal Film Industry that led to a deep and meaningful friendship spanning many years. My memories of Mel are filled with warmth, kindness and admiration. I hope that all of your wonderful memories serve to comfort you during this sad time. Please know that Allan and I are both thinking of you and sending you love. Anna-Sue & Allan Wiltzer

Melissa Simon - 14 days ago

Adam, Sharyn, Teri and the whole family.. please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your father. May you cherish all your wonderful memories close.

Lee and Mireille Chernofsky - 14 days ago

Dear Jenny, Matthew and family Please accept our deepest condolences on the loss of your father. May all the wonderful memories you have bring you comfort during this difficult time. Lee and Mireille Chernofsky

Louis Stroller and Family - 14 days ago

I have worked making films in many parts of the world, but never have I felt so welcome and at home as I did in Montreal, due largely to Mel Hoppenheim and his family. Mel made sure that my family and I had a place at his home for holidays, he even took us to synagogue with him. We shared special occassions and over the years we became like part of the Hoppenheim family. Mel was a giant not only in the motion picture business but as a human being, his heart was open and reached out to many. His generosity and his gifts were felt all over the world, from Hoppenheim school of Film to the Heart Institute to projects in Israel. Most of all I will miss my friend from breakfast at Beauty’s, to his office at Mel’s Studio to Mel’s den in Westmount and his den in Tremblant, our get together in Florida and our phone chats. Uncle Mel as we loved calling you, I will miss you my friend..

Shirley Nadell - 14 days ago

To the Hoppenheim family: I am deeply saddened to hear about Mel. My mother's Arshinoff family were related to the Hoppenheim family. Mel and I were trying over the years to determine our family connection...we settled on 'distant cousins'! He was very dear to me. Please accept my most sincere expression of condolence. May the good memories of the years with him bring you some comfort.

Bryna Hersh - 14 days ago

Dear Rosemary and Family, Sincerest condolences to you and your family on the loss of a beloved Husband, Father, Father-in-Law, Grandfather and Great Grandfather, Mel. May the memories you have be a source of comfort to you at this difficult time. Fondly, Bryna Hersh

Annette Pankrac - 14 days ago

Dear Rosemary and family, and Lila My sincere condolences on your loss. To the man who always called me "Bubbella", may you rest in peace. Annette

Jodi Weitzman - 14 days ago

Dear Maura and the entire Hoppenheim family, I am so saddened to hear of the loss of your dad. Although I have not seen him in many years, I have such fond memories of him. He created a warm and inviting space in your childhood home, where all your friends felt welcome. While hanging out at your place, it was an added treat when your dad would spend time with us, as he was always fun and cheerful, making all your friends laugh. I hope that the beautiful memories of your dad will give you some comfort in this difficult time. Sending you hugs and my deepest condolences. Jodi

Abraham Wexler - 14 days ago

Dear Rosemary and all your family My sincere condolences on the untimely loss of Mel He was a special man .

Michel Pellerin MD FRCSC - 14 days ago

Chère Rosemary, Lise et moi désirons vous offrir nos plus sincères condoléances. Mel fut un être humain d’exception, son histoire inspirante, ses valeurs et la chaleur de son contact transformait immédiatement son interlocuteur. Ce fut pour nous, un privilège de partager des moments magnifiques avec vous. Que la Grâce l’accompagne éternellement, et vous supporte en ces moments de grande tritesse. Lise & Michel

Darlene and Jonathan Singerman - 14 days ago

Dear Teri, Adam,Sharyn and families, We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. We hope that your cherished memories of him help you all through this difficult time. Darlene and Jonathan

Julie Schneider - 14 days ago

Dear Rosemary, Teri, Jack, Sophia, and Lily, Our deepest condolences to you and the entire Hoppenheim family on behalf of Solomon Schechter Academy. Mr. Hoppenheim was a pillar of our community and proud SSA grandparent. We are honoured to welcome hundreds of families each year to watch their children perform in the Mel Hoppenheim Family Foundation Theatre Centre, and we are grateful for his generosity. May his memory be a blessing to all who knew him.

Joseph Sunday ph.d. - 14 days ago

I was privileged to know Mel while he owned Panavision Canada, elevating that company into the dominant camera source for most big productions across Canada.  He wanted to live long for his cherished Rosie and his family, adapting diet and exercise after his first heart issue many decades ago.  Even though our paths diverged soon after that, I was pleased to follow his contributions to education and all aspects of cinema.  He was a good strong man who will be greatly missed.

roslyn convoy - 14 days ago

Dear Maura & all the family, Our heartfelt sympathy on the enormous loss of your Dad, A true & caring mench has left our community. May he always have a place in your heart with much love & pride. Warm thoughts, Roslyn & Jerry Convoy, MTC, chabad.

Peter Villani - 14 days ago

To Teri and family- my sincere condolences for your loss. May your memories help you get through this difficult time.

Farla Shatner Cohen - 14 days ago

Dear Rosemary and family, My deepest sympathies. Mel was a warm-hearted man full of life.He was kind of ‘larger than life’. Both my late husband Morty and I, so enjoyed having him as our next door neighbour as newly weds. We loved to sit with him in his apt and kibbutz . He was always charismatic, loving and full of humour. We missed him when we moved. I hope that his love for you and his family will give you much solace in the days and years to come.

Shelley Richer - 14 days ago

Dear Rosemary & Family, Mark & I would like to extend our deepest condolences on the passing of Mel. Mel was such a nice, kind giving person to so many people. He was always so warm & friendly when we spent time with him. May you be spared any further sorrow. Shelley & Mark Richer & Family

Lloyd Sheiner - 14 days ago

My deepest condolences to the entire Hoppenheim family. There is a long and enduring relationship between the Hoppenheim and Sheiner families going back some 80 years. Over the last decades, I have had the pleasure of getting to know Mel both personally and professionally. He was always a gentleman who would greet you with a warm smile and if circumstances permitted an equally warm hug. Our families where honoured to occupy the 1st row at the Shaar together where much to the chagrin of the clergy we were at times chastised for chatting a little too enthusiastically. I will miss our chats. Mel was 1 of a kind whose mark on our city will endure for generations. He was a true pillar of both his family and our community and will be sorely missed.

Mark & Karen Pariser - 14 days ago

Dear Rosemary & Family, Sending our deepest condolence to you and the entire Hoppenheim family. Growing up on Thurlow road in Hampstead, Mel was like a father to me. Such a kindhearted soul. He loved people and helping them. A few years back while playing golf at Elm Ridge, Mel talked about where he came from. He was beyond grateful for his life and family. I will miss seeing Mel’s wonderful smile and loving bear hugs from him. Sending love and support. Mark & Karen Pariser

Florrie Levy - 14 days ago

Dear Lila and Hoppenheim family, I am so sorry for your very sad loss. Mel was a true mensch and very devoted to his entire family. May his memory be a blessing and comfort you at this most difficult time. My sincerest condolences, Florrie Levy

ALFRED PARISER - 14 days ago

Mel was the best friend I had when I lived in Montreal. We survived the biggest changes in our lives together and celebrated the successes thereafter. He lives in my heart forever.

Jody Wilson Vineberg - 14 days ago

My deepest condolences to the entire family. He was always such a kind man to me.

Terry And Moshe Reiss - 14 days ago

Dear Rosemary, Jenny, Matthew and the entire Hoppenheim family, We are soh terribly saddened to hear of the passing of your beloved father. He was surely a patriarch who created such a beautiful, caring family . We have only heard how devoted he was to you all, and you to him. His legacy of career excellence, tzdaka and community commitment will be carried on by you for future generations, surely. Please accept our deepest condolences and you should be spared future pain, always.

Louise Dery-Goldberg - 14 days ago

Dear Rosemary, The world has lost a shining star. A true Montrealer with a special joie de vivre, Mel helped make the lives of children better. It was an unforgettable pleasure to work with him at The Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation. Please accept my deepest condolences to you and your family.

Julie Kristof, Murray, Alex and Mimi Yazer - 14 days ago

To all who are mourning, I have always admired how your family is the centre of such an incredible fabric fed by threads of family, community and friends. Mel leaves an incredible legacy and I know that you'll all step into his shoes and live his lessons of connectivity and inclusion. This loss is devastating and we send our deepest condolences.

Libby White - 14 days ago

Dear Rosemary and family, it saddened me to learn of Mel’s passing. He was a wonderful human being, a privilege to have known him.,He left his mark in this world, he’ll not be soon forgotten. My sincerest condolences. R.I.P. Mel

Deborah Lallouz - 14 days ago

Dear Maura, Please accept my sincerest sympathies for your loss. Deborah

Edmond Elbaz - 14 days ago

Dear Rosemary,Maura, Tyler,Sydney Jame and family. Very saddened by the loss of this great men and community leader. He will be very much missed. May his Memory be blessed. Deepest condolences. Suzanne and Edmond Elbaz

Liane Alexander - 14 days ago

Dear Maura, Tyler, Sydney, Jamie and Terri, Thinking of you all at this sad time, and sending my deepest condolences to you and your whole family.

Linda Mann Gewurz - 14 days ago

Rosemary,Jenny ,Lila and families, today is a very sad day in your household, the day you said goodby to your wonderful Mel. He was so very special to all of his children and his grandchildren and his great grandchildren. He has left his mark in all of your hearts. The joy that you all gave to him will be with him forever. He was a man of many attributes, he was humble and philanthropic, he was kind and compassionate. Whenever we did meet he always took the time to stop to chat , to ask about my family, to see how everyone was. I am sure he did that with everyone. Rosemary, you were the love of his life and stood by him through everything. Life will be different now but together with the support of your family you will get through this. Day by day it will get easier. The beautiful memories you cherish will be yours forever. Be strong for each other and be there for your mother, day by day.

Sheila Sinclair Kirstein - 14 days ago

to the HOPPNHEIM AND FELGAR FAMILIES......whenever i met mel...usually having ice cream....i felt his warmth and humour.....he always made me laugh.......WHAT A GREAT GUY.......making a 'huge difference in CINEMA.......here in montreal...and universally.....GOD BLESS YOU,HIS FAMILY...GOING FORWARD WITHOUT HIM....not easy.........keep his humour alive....with.my love and sympathy, SHEILA

JEWEL LOWENSTEIN - 14 days ago

Dear Rosemary, We were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Mel. He was such a bright light in the Montreal community. His big heart and his sense of humour were known by all. May the memories of your happy times give you and your family strength during this difficult period. Fondly, Jewel and Paul Lowenstein

Howard Lapkovsky - 14 days ago

Dear Maura, Tyler, Sydney, Jaime and family, my deepest condolences on your loss. BDE

Stefanie Chorlton - 14 days ago

Dear Maura and family, Sending my deepest condolences on your great loss. I was so sorry to hear of his passing. Thinking of you and sending love and strength to get you through these tough times.

Danny Rossner - 14 days ago

A fine gentleman and true professional in the Montreal Film and TV business. A friend to many and many thanks for having helped so many of us over the years. May his memory remain a blessing for all of us who were fortunate to collaborate with him.

Mimi Bercovitch - 14 days ago

Dear Maura, Tyler, Sydney, Jaime and family, I was so saddened to hear this news. Please accept my sincerest condolences for you loss. May all your memories bring you comfort now and always. You are all in my thoughts. Sending you love and support, Mimi

Jonathan & Daniella Margel - 14 days ago

Sending our love to the entire family, our deepest condolences for your loss. Jonathan & Daniella Margel

Krista Kerr - 14 days ago

Dear Rosemary, I am so sorry to hear of Mel's passing. My deepest condolences to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Krista

Linda and Jack Kivenko - 14 days ago

So sad to hear about Mel’s passing. Please accept our warmest sympathies as you deal with his loss.

Bobbi Moss - 14 days ago

Dear Maura We are sending you our deepest condolences on the passing of your dad. Stay strong, and cherish the memories . Bobbi and Ron

daniel lemieux - 14 days ago

My condolences to the entire family Je vous témoigne mes plus sincères condoléances.

Rosanna Maule - 14 days ago

As faculty at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, I join students, colleagues, staff members, and administrators in honouring the memory of someone who did so much for this Department and will be missed. Condolences to the entire family.

Bunny Berke & Larry Lusko - 14 days ago

Dear Rosemary & Hoppenheim, Schirmer, Felgar & Sculnick families, Sincere condolences on your enormous loss..Mel was a legend and a very special human being. May you find comfort and strength in your wonderful memories. Bunny Berke & Larry Lusko

Lenny Wolman - 14 days ago

Dear Hoppenheim family, Our sincere sympathy on the loss of your beloved Mel., A true community loss. May you have no further sorrow. Lenny Wolman in Jerusalem

Marvin Carsley - 14 days ago

Dear Rosemary and Hoppenheim Family It is with extreme sadness we learn of the passing of this real fine man One who started from very humble beginnings and build some very successful businesses never forgetting from where he began and helping so many people along the way.Mel was dedicated to helping so many and his work as a Montreal Heart Foundation director for so many years and making contributions not only in time but in substance. He will be sorely missed May he Rest In Peace and may his family rejoice in the knowledge of his life accomplishments Philippa and Marvin Carsley

Debbie Robins and Family - 14 days ago

May your memories be a blessing as we all remember Mel in the good times

elaine madoff - 14 days ago

Dear Maura & Family Thinking of you at this very sad time. May you find comfort in memories of your Dad

Perri & Bryant Bramson - 14 days ago

Hoppenheim family . Mel was such a great guy . Our condolences to the entire family . May he Rest In Peace . Perri & Bryant Bramson .

Pearl Levy - 14 days ago

Dear Rosemary and Lila. Please accept my deepest condolences on the passing of Mel, he was quite a man, kind and an exceptional husband, brother, father and great grandfather, a real mensch. May his memories be with you always. Pearl Levy

Lianne Lewis - 14 days ago

Dear Teri and Family, my sincere condolences on the loss of your father. Thinking of all of you.

GENA DWORKIN RAY - 14 days ago

Dear Jenny and Matthew and families Harvey and I extend our heartfelt sympathies on the loss of a true Mensch and the Patriarch of your family and a true Force .. Cherish all the great memories you shared and know that he will always be watching over everyone. May your families be spared further sadness. Thinking of you Gena Ray and Harvey Finkelstein

havie & Lionel - 14 days ago

Dear Maura and family, our deepest condolences on the loss of you dad Havie

Linda & Howard Zunenshine - 14 days ago

Dear Rosemary and all the Family, We are so sorry to hear of Mel’s passing. May your wonderful memories you all share, help you through this difficult time. Linda & Howard

John Cusmariu - 14 days ago

Dear Teri and family, I was saddened to learn of your father's passing. May the wonderful memories you shared comfort you during this most difficult time. My thoughts are with you. John Cusmariu

Marlene and Robert Raich - 14 days ago

Rosemary and family, We are so sorry for your loss. Even when we last visited at the reopening of Beauty’s, Mel was cracking us up with several of his famous stories. While admitting that his health was not very good, he was still the life of the party. May the happy memories be a comfort to you. Marlene and Robert

Bernie & Ida Spector - 14 days ago

Dear Rosemary & family, I just learned of Mel’s passing. I remember him from the Y and my Office. He was a wonderful man. May the fond memories Sustain you & May you know no more sorrow. Ida & Bernie spector

Max Lenarciak - 14 days ago

Dearest Rosemary, We cannot describe in words the immense love and respect we have for you and your family. Together you and Mel raised a formidable family of amazing kids, and built a legacy not only of greatness, but of so much fundamental good that has touched countless people only for the better. We grieve and celebrate Mel and we wish you strength and peace- Max, Kseniya, Laurie, Izzy, & Lucy

Carrie Pekofsky Byer - 14 days ago

Dear Maura, Jamie and family. We are sending you our deepest condolences on the loss of your father and grandfather. May you be spared any further sorrow. Carrie, Rodney, Jessica and Stephanie

Israel Bonds Montreal - 14 days ago

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

Stephen Greenberg - 14 days ago

Dear Rosemary and Family, We were heartbroken to learn of the passing of Mel. He was a mentor and friend who meant so much to me and my family. Mel was always considered a part of the Greenberg family and hopefully Harold and him will be able to have smoked meat sandwiches and continue their adventures together from a new universe. May his memory be a blessing. He will be missed by so many of us. May he Rest In Peace. Benita & Stephen

Ida. & Bernie Speetor - 14 days ago

Samara Padan - 15 days ago

Dearest Caroline, Rosemary, and the rest of the Hoppenheim family. I am deeply saddened to hear of Mel's passing, my deepest condolences to you and your entire family. He was a once in a lifetime gentleman who left a warm, positive impression on everyone who had the pleasure of meeting him. I have fond memories of dinners at your house where he always treated me with kindness and open arms. He always made sure to make me feel welcomed and like I was a part of the family. Finding out we shared a birthday was a highlight and I will always think of him when blowing out my candles. Your beautiful family is a testament to his greatness, may you find comfort in his memory. Sending all my love, Samara

Carl Friedman - 15 days ago

Dear Hoppenheim Family, My heartfelt sorrow and sympathy for the loss of your beloved Mel. He was one of the nicest guys that I had the privilege of knowing. We were in the meat business at the same time. He was a kind and caring person always willing to extend his help.

Cara Bucovetsky - 15 days ago

Dear Hoppenheim family, my condolences to your family. What a beautiful legacy your father and grandfather (and great grandfather ) leaves behind. I always think of that when I pass the Mels studios.

Marlene and Joel King - 15 days ago

Dear Hoppenheim Family, We were so sad to hear of Mel's passing. I ( Marlene) have such wonderful memories of co-chairing the CJA Campaign with Mel. May he rest in peace. Love, Marlene and Joel

Sharron Gersovitz - 15 days ago

Dear Teri & Family, I’m so sorry for the loss of your father. Extending my deepest sympathy.

Carole and Stan Satov - 15 days ago

Dear Hoppenheim family our deepest condolences on the loss of beloved Mel. Our thoughts are with you at this very sad time

marcy kronish - 15 days ago

dear maura, teri and family, i am so sorry for the loss of your father, grandfather, great grandfather. may your cherished memories get your through this trying time. my thoughts are with you at this sad time. keep your memories close to your heart and you will get through this sad time. marcy kronish mallory and matthew ohayon

Matte Family - 15 days ago

Dear Mel jr. and family, Please accept our deepest of sympathies. Your father was a great human being and real mensch. From Anthony , Andrew, Christopher and Mr. Matte

Susan Sofer and Zack Nutkevitch - 15 days ago

Dear Maura, Tyler and family, Our condolences on the passing of your dearest dad and grandfather. We know your strong family bond and hope your lifetime of memories bring you comfort in the days ahead. Susan and Zack

Jane and Larry Plotnick - 15 days ago

Our sincere sympathies. A leader and patriarch in his family, his industry and our community. We are certain that Mel will live on in the hearts of everyone who knew him. Our hearts go out to his entire family. We never part with those we love, as they are with us always in heart and spirit. Special blessings to his entire family, today and always.

Elana Fogel and Joshua Cummings - 15 days ago

Dearest Rosemary, Teri and Family, We are heartbroken. We extend our deepest condolences on your great loss. Mel was a real Mensch, visionary, smart, kind, with a great sense of humour and be sorely missed. May all the wonderful memories shared provide with you strength. With love, Elana, Joshua, Miles and Jack

Mona Golfman - 15 days ago

Dear Rosemary & Hoppenheim family , my sincerest sympathy on the loss of your “special “man . Although we r not in close touch fond memories of a lifetime ago surface on seeing or hearing about Mel . Wishing you restored peace & happiness.Mona G

Edna Katz silver - 15 days ago

To the Hoppenheim Family my heartfelt condolence. Wonderful memories last forever Kindness last forever. I will never forget

Shaun Selcer - 15 days ago

Dear Hoppenheim family, I was devastated to receive the news of Mel’s passing. He was charismatic, charming and a real mensch! Mel valued health, education and family above all. It was clear how much pride he took in his children. I will cherish my memories of Mel and he will forever have a special place in my heart. My sincerest condolences to Rosemary and the Hoppenheim family.

Stacy and Barry Gurman - 15 days ago

Dear Maura, Adam, Sharyn, Teri and family, Our deepest condolences on the loss on your husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. We remember your father so clearly as we were growing up, joking around, always with a huge presence. Our thoughts go out to you all at this most difficult time.

Steven, Melanie, Ally and Coby White - 15 days ago

Dearest Adam, Sharyn, Jonah, Jordan, Jake, Rosemary and the rest of the Hoppenheim family. Wishing you all our heartfelt condolences on your loss. We have had occasion to celebrate at many simchas with Mel and family and he will be missed. Love the White House 4 family!

Luc Lattion - 15 days ago

Sincères condoléances à la famille et amis Merci Mel Merci Adam

Nancy and Marc Gold - 15 days ago

Dear Rosemary and family. Please accept our heartfelt condolences on you loss. We are thinking of you at this difficult time. May your memories along with the love and support of family and friends help you at this sad time. Warmly, Nancy and Marc

Bluma and Michael Litvack - 15 days ago

Dear Maura, Mike and I are sending you our sincerest condolences on the loss of your dear father. May his memory always be a blessing to you and your family.

Brad White - 15 days ago

We are so saddened and sorry to hear this news. Mel will be missed. Please accept our sincere and heartfelt condolences. Brad, Lydia & Lucy, Matt & Alli, Josh & John, and Jon & Alexis

Steven and Tina Zeitz - 15 days ago

Dear Maura and entire family, Our sincere condolences on the loss of your father and patriarch of the family . Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time .BDE

Joanne garfinkle - 15 days ago

Dear Teri and family , I am so sorry for your loss. I remember your dad on the beach in the sun and quite content. I hope you find comfort in family and friends during this difficult time

Marilyn Golden - 15 days ago

Dear Adam, Sharyn and the whole Hoppenheim Family: I would like to extend my sincere condolences on the loss of your Dad, Father-in-law and Grandfather. May his memory be a blessing. Peace, Marilyn

Gloria Davis - 15 days ago

Dear Rosemary, Arthur and Yvonne and family Ken and I are so sorry for your loss. You were always in touch with and caring about Mel and Rosemary. May you take comfort in wonderful memories of him Gloria and Ken Davis

Linda Greenberg - 15 days ago

Dear Rosemary and the entire Hoppenheim family. I am so sad for each and every one of you and extend to each of you my deepest and most sincere condolences. I hope that your many happy memories will help comfort you during this very sad time. Fondly, Linda Greenberg

Erica Ostrega - 15 days ago

Dear Teri and family. Sending you my deepest condolences, May your wonderful memories of your father help you through this difficult time. Sincerely Erica xoxox

Mark & Tiffany Shefner - 15 days ago

Dear Hoppenheim Family, Sending our deepest condolences to you on the loss of a great man, husband and father. Mel was always very kind to us and particularly sweet with our kids. We are thinking about you during this difficult time. Mark & Tiffany Shefner

Michael Prupas - 15 days ago

Mel was an inspiration and a major source of support to countless members of the film and television communities in Montreal and Canada, and contributed immeasurably to the creation of the thriving audiovisual industry in this country. Over 45 years of friendship I appreciated what kind of a mensch and leader Mel was to to our community. His loss will be sorely felt

Dana Green & David Shefner - 15 days ago

Dear Jenny and the Hoppenheim family, Our deepest condolences on the loss of your father. May your memories be a comfort during this difficult time. Xo

Clifford Borden and family - 15 days ago

Dear Rosemary and the Hoppenheim family, Mel was a generous family man, we will always cherish the fond and loving memories of our large family gatherings at your home over the last three decades . His love and devotion to my grandparents and their children is a lasting testament to the type of man that Mel was. He is a great example to us all. May the memories you shared bring comfort to you all. Clifford, Karen, Mathew & Kimberly

Mitch Rodier - 15 days ago

Dear Jenny & family, My sincere condolences on the loss of your dear father. Thinking of you Amin these difficult times. Miych

Karen Troyansky - 15 days ago

Dear Sharyn & Adam & family I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts are with you all.

Eunice Prosterman - 15 days ago

Dear Rosemary and Family My sincerest condolences I spent many mornings enjoying Mel s company at the Y He was was kind generous and a true mensch He used to talk about his love for his family He made a huge difference in many peoples lives He will be missed Eunice Prosterman

Bena finkelberg - 15 days ago

My deepest sympathies on your loss. My thoughts are with all of you at this very difficult time.

Nanci & Joe Fattal - 15 days ago

Dear Jenny, Matthew and your beautiful boys: we are so very sorry to hear of your father/grandfather’s passing. He was clearly a remarkable man and forever would not have been enough time together. We send our heartfelt wish that his memory be a blessing in the days and months to come.

Carole and Lorne Cassoff - 15 days ago

Dear Maura and family, we are so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Our sincere condolences to you and your family. May your memories bring you comfort at this difficult time.

Slavik Evdosin - 15 days ago

Maura and family I would like to send my sympathies And condolences Slavik Evdosin

Ria Rombough - 15 days ago

I feel very lucky to have worked with Mel these last five years, raising funds for student awards and scholarships at his namesake School of Cinema. His commitment to the newest generation of filmmakers was generous and touching, and he will be dearly missed by us at the School. My deepest condolences to the family.

Victor Salem - 15 days ago

Dear Teri and Family: I would like to extend my deepest sympathies on the loss of your father. I used to see him at the " Y " walking around the track, May your fond memories sustain you at this very difficult time. May you face no further sorrows. Victor Salem

Eddy Miller - 15 days ago

Dear Rosemary and Family, Please accept my deepest sympathies for your loss at this sad time. Mel was a wonderful, kind and generous man. We worked together for ten years together on the Action Centre Soiree for the physically challenged in Montreal. Mel was the auctioneer and I worked organizing the logistics with him. A true gentlemen!

Elayne &Marvin Libman - 15 days ago

Dear Hoppenhiem family, we offer our most sincere condolences on Mel’s passing. The fond memories of Mel as a true “mensch” will last forever. May he rest in peace. Elayne & Marvin

Dan Lallouz - 15 days ago

Adam, Terri, I was deeply saddened when I read about the passing of your father. Such fond childhood memories in your home. Deepest condolences from the Lallouz and Wise families. May his memory always be a blessing. Baruch Dayan Ha'Emet!

Nabanita Giri - 15 days ago

Maura and family, Please accept my deepest condolences. May your memories give you comfort during this difficult time.

Jason Katz - 15 days ago

Hoppenheim family, I’m so sorry about your loss. Albeit I haven’t seen Mel in a very long time, i will always remember him as a man with lots of knowledge and great insight. We will all miss him. My sincere condolences.

Allison Holmes and June Holmes - 15 days ago

It was with heartfelt sadness that we read of Mel’s passing. To Rosemary, Jenny, Caroline, and Mel Jr: Our thoughts are with all of you. We hope that a lifetime of wonderful memories will sustain you and bring you peace as you face the days ahead.

The Alexanders - 15 days ago

Dear Rosemary, Jenny, Caroline, and Mel Jr. , Please accept our heartfelt condolences and know that you’re in our thoughts at this most difficult time. Danielle, Michelle, Eric, Lois and Gary Alexander

Maidy Teitelbaum - 15 days ago

Dear Rosemary and family, It's with our deepest sympathy that I wish to extend our condolences on the passing of Mel. He was a man of warmth and kindness ....to know him was to love him. Maidy and Irv Teitelbaum

Shari Stone - 15 days ago

Dear Maura nd Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that I am thinking of all of you during this very sad and difficult time. Shari

Frida Ansel - 15 days ago

Dear Jenny and to the entire Hoppenheim family. My sincerest condolences on the passing of your Dad. I hope fond memories of him sustain you during this very sad time.

Luana Fruchter - 15 days ago

Dear Maura and girls…my deepest condolences to you all on this great loss

Stephanie Torchin - 15 days ago

My condolences to the entire family , May your memories be a blessing always.

Shari Crystal-Altman - 15 days ago

Dear Maura and family, I’m so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. My sincere condolences to you and your family. May your fond memories bring you comfort at this difficult time. Shari

Jon Josephson and Stephanie La Rocque - 15 days ago

Dear Rosie and Family, Stephanie and I were very saddened to hear of the passing of Mel. He was a good friend to my father and someone who was in my life for as long as I can remember. Rest is peace Mel. Jon

Betina Shadowitz - 15 days ago

Dear Adam and Sharyn and the entire Hoppenheim family, Please accept my condolences on the loss of your beloved father, father in law and grandfather. May you be comforted by your memories. With love, Betina

Elayne & Cary Weigensberg & Family - 15 days ago

Dear Adam, Sharyn, and Mel's entire family - Sending our most sincere and heartfelt condolences on the loss of your Dad, grandfather, incredible man and Patriarch. There's never enough time spent with those we love. Hoping that you can lean on each other for support and balance and draw on your memories for smiles and comfort. Xox Elayne & Cary Weigensberg & Fam

Ellen Madoff & Earl Rubin - 15 days ago

Dear Maura & Family Thinking of you and sending you love and strength during this sad and difficult time . Ellen & Earl

Tzipie Freedman - 15 days ago

Dear Sharon; I was sorry to learn that your father-in-law had died, and I want to express my deepest condolences to you and your family on your loss.

Doreen Green - 15 days ago

Dear Rosemary and Mel's family Mel was truly a mensch. He always had a warm smile whenever we met. He was so proud of his family. He was a giving person to so many organizations. Our community benefitted greatly from his generosity. Mel truly loved life. May the memories you shared bring comfort to you at this very sad time. Baruch Dayan HaEmet. Doreen Green

Michael Shevell - 15 days ago

Dear Hoppenheim Family I was fortunate to get to know Mel over the years through his enduring involvement and dedication to the Montreal Children's Hospital. He had an incredible personal journey that read like a Modercai Richler novel and an amazing ability to project passion, energy and engagement. It was always a delight to be in his company. He was a mensch. Quite simply they don't make men like him anymore. He will be missed. My condolences to you all and may you be spared further sorrows. Michael Shevell

David and Patricia Ades - 15 days ago

Dear Jenny, Mathew and family, our most sincere condolences on the passing of your father. May you be spared further sorrow and your memories sustain you through this difficult time, David and Patricia Ades

Cathy, Bruce and Josh Borden - 15 days ago

Dear Rosemary and Family, We were all deeply saddened to hear of Mel's passing. He was truly a kind, generous and gracious gentleman. May you find comfort among your family and friends and May Mel's memory forever be a blessing. Our thoughts are with you. Love, Cathy, Bruce and Josh Borden

Lisa Niederhoffer - 15 days ago

Dear Maura and family, Our sincere condolences to the whole family at this very difficult time. May all the wonderful memories comfort you. Love, Lisa Paul and Spencer

Elissa Ross Walfish - 15 days ago

Dear Hoppenheim Family, It is with great sadness that I write this . I extend to all of the Family, my very deepest and most Heartfelt sympathy. I have many wonderful memories of the times we have spent together. My late,husband , Mel Ross, spent a lot of time with your Mel , always laughing . We had fun. I really liked Your Mel. I wish you all strength and courage in this most trying of times. Fondly, Butsie Ross Walfish

Belle Burak - 15 days ago

Dear Adam, Sharyn, and Family, Please accept my condolences on the loss of your father and father-in-law. I am sure that a lifetime of memories will comfort you at this very sad time. Love, Belle

Sharon Shrybman & family - 15 days ago

Dear Hoppenheim Family, please accept our heartfelt condolences. His legacy will live on, for you all to cherish.

Lee and Michael White - 15 days ago

Dear Adam, Sharyn , Rosemary, Maura, Teri, Jenny, Caroline Mel Jr . Lila, and Family Our deepest sympathies on the loss. It never easy losing a loved one. May all the good memories comfort you . Our thoughts are with you in this very difficult time . May you be spared further sorrow Lee and Michael White

Ashley Levitt - 15 days ago

Dear Hoppenheim Family, I’m thinking of you all, and sending my deepest sympathies on the loss of your patriarch. What a legacy your husband, father, and grandfather has left for you all. May your fond memories be a source of comfort to you in the days and weeks that lay ahead.

Claire Grief - 15 days ago

Dear Lila & Hoppenheim Family My sincerest condolences on the loss of Melvin. May fond memories sustain you at this difficult time Claire Grief

Rhona & George Elias - 15 days ago

Dear Rosemary, Jenny & Mathew, & family George & I send you our heartfelt condolences on the very sad loss of your dear husband, father & father-in-law. It is difficult to find any words to ease your pain, but know that he will live on in your hearts forever.

Stephanie King and Daniel Barza - 15 days ago

Dear Jenny and family, We are so very sorry for your loss. May sharing memories of happier times bring you some comfort. I will always remember your father’s vibrant and warm personality. Our sincere condolences to you and your family, Steph and Dan

Candi Boroff - 15 days ago

Dear Lila and family Sincere condolences on the loss of your dear brother . Your Neighbor on Aldred Candi

Monna and Abby Malkinson - 15 days ago

Dear Rosemary and Family, Please accept our deepest sympathies on your immeasurable loss. May your cherished memories of happier times offer comfort to you all during the days ahead. We add the prayer that those who mourn be spared further sorrow.

Cheryl Sokoloff - 15 days ago

Dear Adam, Sharyn, and family, My condolences to all of you. May you be spared from any further sorrow and may you find comfort in your memories of Mel. BDE.

Barbara Lang and Tom Caplan - 15 days ago

Dear Rosemary and Hoppenheim Family, Thinking of you at this sad and difficult time. Our sincere sympathy. Barbara and Tom

Sam and Batia Kloda - 15 days ago

Dear Rosemary and Family, I knew Mel for almost 50 years. Whenever we met, we would talk about nickel and dime stuff. Mel never talked about his many accomplishments or his many charitable donations. He was always humble and always remembered where he came from. He will be missed. Sam and Batia Kloda

Stephanie Gordon - 15 days ago

Dear Adam, Maura, Teri, and family; my deepest condolences to you and your entire family on the loss of your beloved Mel. May your many cherished memories give you comfort during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Stephanie Gordon

Annie Gérin, Dean, Faculty of Fine Arts, Concordia University - 15 days ago

It is with immense sadness that we learned about Mel's passing. Our thoughts are with his family and friends in this difficult moment. Mel was a great supporter of emerging talents, and we are forever grateful. His legacy will live on in our hearts and minds.

William Malkinson - 15 days ago

Dear Hoppenheim family, Please accept my heartfelt condolences, I am certainly thinking of you during this most difficult time. May Mel's memory be a blessing.

Jennifer Silverman - 15 days ago

My deepest sympathies to you all. My heart is with you during this difficult time.

Sam Malkinson & Jess Neat - 15 days ago

Dear Jenny & family, please accept our deepest sympathies upon hearing of Mel's passing. It's been so nice to connect via Foundation School and Akiva, and we hope the whole community comes together to help ease your pain during this difficult time. May Mel's memory be a blessing to all who knew him.

Irene Litinsky - 15 days ago

Dear Rosemary,Maura,Adam,Teri,Jenny,Caroline and Mel Jr, François and I send our deepest and heartfelt condolences on the loss of your husband and father. Mel was a visionary beyond compare. He is solely responsible for creating an industry in Montreal that changed the lives of thousands by pioneering a film community that became internationally renowned. Mel showed the same respect to a Hollywood studio head as a production assistant. I fondly remember him coming onto set to say hello to the crew and also taking the opportunity to see what we had in craft service. He would kibbutz with the grips and electrics and welcomed everyone to the world he had built. There is a tremendous hole in the MONTREAL film community today. And it is one that can never be filled. Much love Irene and François

Karen Sigman - 15 days ago

Dear Jenny, Matthew and family, Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of your father and father-in-law. May your memories provide you with comfort and strength during this difficult time. May you be spared further sorrow. Warmly, Karen Sigman and Eric Laxer

Lorne Blumer - 15 days ago

Hoppenheim family. My deepest condolences go out to the entire family during this difficult time .

Irene Litinsky - 15 days ago

Dear Rosemary,Maura,Adam,Teri,Jenny,Caroline and Mel Jr, François and I send our deepest and heartfelt condolences on the loss of your husband and father. Mel was a visionary beyond compare. He is solely responsible for creating an industry in Montreal that changed the lives of thousands by pioneering a film community that became internationally renowned. Mel showed the same respect to a Hollywood studio head as a production assistant. I fondly remember him coming onto set to say hello to the crew and also taking the opportunity to see what we had in craft service. He would kibbutz with the grips and electrics and welcomed everyone to the world he had built. There is a tremendous hole in the MONTREAL film community today. And it is one that can never be filled. Much love Irene and François

Susan Segal - 15 days ago

Dear Adam & Sharyn, Teri and family, My deepest condolences to all of you on your loss. May all the wonderful memories you have help you through the difficult days ahead. Thinking of you all. Sincerely, Susan.

Sherry Ellen - 15 days ago

Dear Rosemary- My deepest sympathies to you on your loss of your beloved Mel. I hope wonderful memories will help comfort you always. Sherry

Rachel Robins - 15 days ago

Dear Entire Hoppenheim Family, I'm deeply sorry for your immeasurable loss. Mel was an incredible man that gave so much to his family, community, and society in general. His legacy will live on through the numerous causes he cared so deep about.

Carol and Zutty Sculnick - 15 days ago

Dear Hoppenheim family, we are saddened to hear of Mel`s passing. We hope your good memories will help you through this difficult time.

Marie-Josée Gariépy - 15 days ago

Dear Rosemary and family, I had the privilege to cross Mel’s path at the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation, where Mel and yourself were so involved and made such a difference. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. I will always have fond memories of Mel.

Merle and John Finkelstein - 15 days ago

Dear Maura and family, please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of your beloved father. May the memories you share provide you with some comfort. Merle and John

Davina Shapiro - 15 days ago

Dear Adam, Sharyn, Jonah, Jake & Jordan, Maura and Hoppenheim family, My sincerest condolences on the loss of your father and grandfather. May you and your family be spared any further sorrow. BDE. Fondly, Davina Shapiro

Debbie & Richard Rubin - 15 days ago

Dear Adam, Sharyn, Teri and family, Our sincerest condolences on the loss of your father. May the fondest memories comfort your during this time. Debbie & Richard

Michael Perl - 15 days ago

Dear Family, I am so sorry for your loss. A true gentleman and Father. Always had time to talk with me when I would see him. Sending you my deepest sympathies during this very difficult time.

Rhonda Flanders White - 15 days ago

Dear Maura and Hoppenheim family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of you and your family. Rhonda

Mark Spatzner - 15 days ago

Dear Hoppenheim Family Allow me to offer you all my most heartfelt condolences on the passing of Mel. He was a true force. May you be comforted by your memories of him. He was always so warm and friendly. Baruch dayan emeth. Mark Spatzner

sheila schecter - 15 days ago

dear family of mel-all relatives connected with mel and his marvelous humanitarian work will always be remembered - may his soul be blessed and those of his family be spared further sorrow sheila sacks-schecter and family

Candy & Arthur Blumer - 15 days ago

Dear Maura & Tyler, Our most heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family on the loss of your beloved father and grandfather. May your most treasured memories from happier times bring you strength and comfort in the difficult days ahead. Thinking of you and sending you hugs.

Mechanic family - 15 days ago

Words cannot express the loss everyone is feeling. Mel was a larger than life character who's trusted friendship bound our families. We have so much history ! We will never forget and cherish the times we had together. Our deepest sympathies to the entire Hoppenheim family.

Joni Oksenberg - 15 days ago

Dear Maura and family; I am so sorry for your loss. Sending our heartfelt condolences, Joni and Marvin Garellek

Gail Dalys - 15 days ago

Dear Maura, Teri and Hoppenheim/Wajcman family, Please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of your dear father. May memories of happy times ease the sadness of today. Gail, Sol, Reyana and Diva

Barbara and Steven Segal - 15 days ago

Dear Caroline and Family, Steve and I were so sad to hear of the passing of your beloved father. Knowing how close you were, this must be so difficult. We are thinking of you ❤️

Maureen & Kenny Tajfel - 15 days ago

Dear Rosemary, Jenny, Caroline, Mel Jr & Families, Kenny and I were so sad to learn of Mel’s passing. We were lucky enough to have known Mel and to read about his many accomplishments, is quite the legacy he leaves behind. A leader in the community and a patriarch to his family, he will be missed dearly. May your sweet memories you have, including your most recent trip to Israel, comfort you through this difficult time. Thinking of you all. BDE Maureen and Kenny

Lorraine Naimer Bloom - 15 days ago

Maura, I am so sorry for your loss. Sending you my deepest sympathies during this very difficult time.

Elaine Kronish - 15 days ago

Dear Lila ,Maura and families Please accept our deepest sympathies Elaine and Syd

Sarah Israelovitch - 15 days ago

Dear Rosemary and family, My heartfelt condolences on this very sad loss. He left a beautiful legacy to all of you. May all the sweet memories bring you comfort at this time. May his memory be a blessing. BDH Sarah

Fran and Frank Bilmes - 15 days ago

Dear Rosie, Terry and family, What sad news it was hearing about Mel’s passing. He was loved and respected by so many, and will be remembered always. Our deepest sympathy at this difficult time.

Eva Busgang - 15 days ago

Dear Sharyn, Adam and the entire Hoppenheim family, My sincere condolences on the loss of your patriarch. It is very hard to lose a father. May your good memories sustain you in the years to come.BDH

Jaap Nico Hamburger - 15 days ago

Dear Hoppenheim family, please accept my sincerest condolences. Although I met Mel only as recent as 2019, I knew him as an incredibly kind, friendly and gentle soul. May his memory be for a blessing. BDhE

Alice Slabotsky - 15 days ago

Dear Maura and family, My deepest condolences on the passing of your dad. Baruch Dayan Haemet

Elisabeth Benamor - 15 days ago

Condolences to the families I remember him coming to the Y early morning without a card what a gentleman BDE

Brissa Berkovits - 15 days ago

Dear Maura, Sharon and Family, My heartfelt condolences on your loss. May your individual and collective memories give you all comfort and strength during this difficult time.

Elaine Luxenberg - 15 days ago

Dear Maura and Tyler and family, Sending you all my deepest condolences on the loss of your Father/Grandfather. Wishing you peace and comfort during this time of sorrow. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Sending hugs. Elaine

Martin Surkis - 15 days ago

Dear Hoppenheim family. Sincerest condolences on Mel's passing. I was introduced to Mel by the late Vern Rosenberg, proprietor of Il Etait une Fois restaurant then located at Youville Square. Mel was always warm and friendly, greeting me and my lunch company with his welcoming smile. May he now rest in peace. BDE

Kathy R. Assayag - 15 days ago

My deepest condolences to his beloved Rosemary, all his children, grandchildren and two great grandchildren. My friend, mentor, father figure of 22 years who I will miss immensely. BDH

Taryn and Mike Nehemia - 15 days ago

Rosemary, Jenny, Matthew and the entire Hoppenheim family, We are so incredibly sorry for your loss. May you cherish all the beautiful memories you shared and may he live on in all of your children and grandchildren. We are thinking of you during this time. All our love, Taryn and Mike Nehemia

Mona Rosenblum - 15 days ago

Dear Maura and Hoppenheim family, I am so very sorry about your loss. Please accept my sincerest condolences to you and your entire family.

Lita Alper - 15 days ago

Dear Hoppenheim Family Sonsad to hear of Mel’s passing . Our thoughts are with you at this sad time Lita & Seymour Alper

Rickiee & Bernie Itovitch - 15 days ago

Dear Lila & Family Our sincere condolences to you on the loss of Mel.May your fond memories be a source of comfort at this sad & difficult time.

Leslie Solomon and David Inzlicht - 15 days ago

Dear Teri, Jack,Sophia, Lily and families. We are so terribly sorry to hear the news about your dad and grandfather. Sending you strength to get through these tough times and hoping that your memories of good times can offer you some comfort. The Inzlicht family. Xo

Alyssa Miller-Gilletz - 15 days ago

Dear Sharyn & Adam & family, Sending our deepest sympathies for your loss We hope that memories help you get through this difficult time In our thoughts, Alyssa, Jordan, Matthew & Jayke

Reesa Barr - 15 days ago

Dear Rosemary and Family, Please accept my sincere condolences at this sad time. Mel was a wonderful man who cared about all the right things. A life of purpose and accomplishment is his legacy. Baruch Dayan HaEmet.

Matthew Poplaw - 15 days ago

Dear Teri and whole Hoppenheim family , dealing with Mel was always a highlight. Non stop Kibbitzing. May his memory be a blessing.

Bella and Mark Kotler - 15 days ago

Dear Lila and Family We send you our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your dear brother Mel.

Samantha Druzin - 15 days ago

Dear Sydney, Jamie, Tyler and Family, Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of your grandfather. May happy memories comfort you during this difficult time.

Gideon Pollack - 15 days ago

Dear Jenny, Matthew and Terry and the whole family, I was shocked and deeply saddened to hear of your father's passing. I would often tell Mel how he was the first non-family member I could remember knowing when we lived back to back on Queen Mary Road. A finer man you could not find, he will be deeply missed. Baruch dayan emet.

Sidney Margles - 15 days ago

To the entire family…..sincere condolences on Mel’s passing. He was a person on whom many depended and who he helped over the years. His unpublicized actions have not gone unnoticed by those who knew and cared. And the public acknowledgements are but a part of the tribute due him. May you all find comfort among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem and may you know no further sorrow.

Robin Rosenberg - 15 days ago

Dear Rosemary and Family, Our sincere condolences on the loss of Mel. We sat on the Board at the Saidye Bronfman together. He was a wonderful, kind and generous man. I know he will be missed by his loved ones and the community at large. Thinking of you at this sad time. Robin & Brahm Rosenberg

Donna Litvack and Benjamin Burko - 15 days ago

Dear Family, Please accept our sincere sympathies on your and our community's profound loss. May you find comfort in your memories. Baruch Dayan HaEmet. Donna and Benjy

Lila Cutler - 15 days ago

Dear Lila and the whole Hoppenheim family. A true mensch describes Mel. It is with a heavy heart that I send my condolences . He will surely be missed. Wishing you Lila and the family long life.fondly Lila

Harvey Hershenkopf - 15 days ago

Mel always brought jokes and laughter 3x a week to all the boys in the Y morning cardiac class. He was liked and will be missed.

Judy litvack and Carl Ravinsky - 15 days ago

Dear Rosemarie and Family- sending our deepest sympathies for your loss. We hope memories of better times help get you through this difficult period. Judy & Carl

Abe & Barbara Rogozinsky - 15 days ago

Dear Rosemary, We were very sadden to learn of Mel's passing. He was such a wonderful person. Our sincere condolences to you and entire family. May his memory be a blessing. Abe & Barbara Rogozinsky

Hannah Alper - 15 days ago

My condolence to entire family. Hannah

Michael Diamond - 15 days ago

Deepest condolences to your family in this time.

Perry & Yamit - 15 days ago

Maura, so sorry to hear this sad news. Boruch Dayan Emet. Perry, Yamit Caplan

Lee and Sherri Goren - 15 days ago

Heartfelt condolences to the Felgar family on the loss of their dear cousin. May he rest in peace.

ARTHUR SHILLER - 15 days ago

My deepest sympathy to the family on the loss of Mel.

Mitch Cobrin - 15 days ago

Dear Maura and family, I am sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved father and grandfather. May his memories be a blessing forever. In my thoughts, Mitch

Rev. Amiel Bender - 15 days ago

Jenny, Matthew and family. So sorry to hear about your father/father-in-law’s passing. Regretfully I am out of town and not there to comfort you in person. May Hashem help you through this difficult period in your lives. המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שאר אבלי ציון וירושלים

Mona Segal, Brian , Aidan and Spencer Strasser - 15 days ago

Dear Sharyn, Teri and your families Our deepest condolences. May the memories you shared carry you through this difficult time. Sincerely Mona, Brian, Aidan and Spencer

Chelsea Sculnick & Ryan Lefcort - 15 days ago

Rosemary, Jenny, Caroline, Mel Jr & the whole Hoppenheim Family, Our hearts are absolutely broken for you. I have the most fond memories of your father. He was always so warm and welcoming. I will never forget the biography I wrote on him for an English project, and all of the stories he shared with me. I can vividly remember all the conversations we shared sitting in your kitchen as kids. He would always ask about my family, and was genuinely interested in how school and life were going. We are sending you all of our love and strength during this difficult time. Please know that Mel has had a tremendous impact on those around him. He will live on in our positive memories forever. Chelsea, Ryan, Billie & Ruby

David & Mini Granofsky - 15 days ago

Dearest Rosemary and family. Mini and I are heartbroken to hear of this very sad news. The world has lost a real mensch. He will be sadly missed by everyone that knew him. Our spirit is with you and the entire family. All our love.

len shugar - 15 days ago

From the family OF THE LATE DAVID and MATTIE SHUGAR We send to the entire Hoppenheim Felgar and extended families our sincere heartfelt condolences to all of you, Your memories of an exceptional man who made us proud to have him as a a cousin will surely bring you great comfort, may GOD help you thru these difficult times. Leonard Shugar and family

Sue and David Mcconnell - 15 days ago

Dear Hoppeheim Family, It is with a heavy heart we send our condolences. We are so happy to have shared some wonderful moments with Mel and Rosie at their home in Tremblant, he will be missed by all who knew him. I will always remember him with a smile on his face and a twinkle in his eyes. With sympathy and love, Sue and David

The White House 5 - 15 days ago

Dear Cousins Adam, Sharyn, Jonah, Jake. Jordyn and the entire Hoppenheim family, We are so saddened to hear of Mel's passing much too young! We wish you many great memories and continued family moments together. May all your blessed memories carry you all through this most difficult time. Thinking of all of you. Mitchell, Corrie, Madison, Rylie and Logan

Olga & Scott Miller - 15 days ago

Dear Maura, David and family. Please accept our most sincere condolences on the passing of your beloved father. May all the wonderful memories give you strength through this difficult time. Olga & Scott Miller.