Riva Rauch (Née Ross)

Funeral Service: Friday, August 05, 2022 at 2:00 PM
Chapel Service
Shiva: Strictly Private Shiva. Thank you for respecting the family's wishes.
Cemetery: Baron De Hirsch Cemetery
Jewish General Hospital Foundation, (514) 340-8251, http://secure.jghfoundation.org/goto/Riva_Rauch, or to a charity of your choice 

As per the family's request, masks are mandatory.

If you are unable to attend the funeral service in person, you may join it virtually on Friday, August 5 at 2:00 p.m.: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCI44-JAG5dCDIjw49YmbZig/lives

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Anne & Michael Concister - 1 day ago

Dear Joyce and Allan, Our deepest sympathies on the loss of your mother. She was always a pleasure to speak with - interesting and kind. May the many wonderful memories give you comfort at this time.

Faith Silver - 2 days ago

Dear Rauch Family, I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Riva. I remember her with much affection. She graced the world with her beauty and kind heart. Her life epitomized the concept of “Tikkun Olam”. I know how much she will be missed. May her memory always be for blessing.

Tessa Pinkus and Hugh Pinkus - 3 days ago

Dear Joyce and Alan, Hugh joins me in remembering Riva, our favourite of our parents’ friends. We remember her as being interested, thoughtful and understanding of us. She was always ready to let us come over to play with you. My favourite memory was when Alan broke his arm and she had to help bathe you and she was crying and you said, ”Why are you crying? It’s my arm…” I have always thought that that was my best ever “Mom” example. (Riva told my mother who told me.) Notice she was not really “Mrs Rauch” to us! We hope you are remembering many similar thoughts of a lady who led a long and interesting life.

Ruth Burstein - 4 days ago

Dear Joyce and Alan, I was sorry to learn of Mom’s passing. She was a remarkable woman . You are in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.

Audrey Goldner-Sauve - 5 days ago

Dear Joyce, My sincere condolences on the loss of your Mom. I hope your happy memories of time together sustain you at this difficult time. Audrey

Janet Blumer - 6 days ago

Dear Joyce My deepest sympathy to you on the passing of your beloved mother. I had no idea she was so sick. we had seen each other often at the hair dresser but the pandemic stopped that. we had wonderful memories from our school days.She was very special ,Hope you and Eric are well. Fondly, Janet

Robin and Ivan Gurevitch - 7 days ago

Dear Joyce, Alan and family. We were very sad to hear about Riva’s passing. We always enjoyed running in to her in the neighbourhood and catching up with her. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time. Robin and Ivan

Ruth Chaimberg - 7 days ago

Dear Alan. I was very sorry to read about the passing of your mother. Whenever Riva and I would see each other, over these past many years, we would stop and chat, and she was always pleasant and gracious. My most sincere condolences to you and your family on your loss.

Andrew Golt - 7 days ago

The honey cake... One doesn't appreciate the gift of such a wonderful woman as was my aunt Riva. Birthdays, Bar Mitzvahs, weddings... We all age, day by day. We look back on our accomplishments, and wish we were celebrated. We miss her quiet loving contribution to our younger lives. We will carry those lessons to our offspring. And... The Honey Cake, we'll never get to taste that wonderful Honey Cake again. Rest in Peace Aunt Riva. You left an indelible mark on our hearts, and our tastebuds 😊 But *ESPECIALLY* on our hearts 💕

martin bogante - 7 days ago

A very wise, friendly and capable woman. Served many years together for Darcy McGee LIberals. My sincere condolences

Zipora Gisser - 7 days ago

Dear Joyce and Alan and family, I was so sad to hear of Riva's passing. My deepest sympathy to you on your great loss. Riva was a very special, kind, gracious and beautiful lady and a thoughtful and caring friend. It was always such a treat to visit with her; she was a wonderful hostess who outdid herself with great food and delicious desserts. Riva will be greatly missed by us and all who knew her. May her memory be for a blessing and a comfort to you. Wishing you much strength and good health. Love, Zipora and family

Janis Lee Levine - 7 days ago

Dear Joyce and Family, My deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother. Janis

Deena Nathanson - 7 days ago

Dear Joyce and Alan, Riva was one of a kind! She enhanced our lives by caring for and loving us unconditionally. She was an important part of our family and we each felt the same for her. We are profoundly sad and feel that the world is a bit dimmer today. We will miss her always. Mildred, Debby, Ben, Isobel, Sarah and Nina Nathanson, Deena and Jeffrey Gauze, Judith and Matt Edell, Julia and Cody Miller

Rhona Blanshay - 7 days ago

Dear Rauch Family, I had the pleasure of knowing Riva through our book review group.She was always thoughtful, insightful, intelligent & a warm ,caring person. May your family be spared further sorrow. Rhona Blanshay

Israel Bonds Montreal - 8 days ago

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

Brahm Gelfand - 8 days ago

Dear Riva’s family How saddened I was to learn today of Riva’s passing. I had the pleasure of meeting her as she and my wife Jojo were enthusiastic participants in an Italian language class which met regularly in the homes of the participants in rotating basis.This was a serious group who worked hard with their profesoressa and always did there homework. I met them at our house and often gave them lifts home after a class at our house. Not only was Riva a good student but she recognized my passion for hamentuschen and kept me plentifully supplied before during and after Purim. She was such a delightful ,intelligent person and I was so privileged to have met and laughed with her. Heartfelt condolences Brahm gelfand

David Gisser - 8 days ago

Our family is deeply saddened by the passing of our dear friend Riva Rauch. Riva was a very good friend to my late parents Cantor Solomon and Anna Gisser Z’L going back many years, and they in turn cherished their friendship with her. We all admired Riva for her kindness, warmth, and generosity; in particular, our family will always remember the chesed which Riva extended to my father and our family during the final year of his life. We extend our sincerest sympathies to Riva’s children Joyce and Alan, and their family, and may they be comforted by wonderful memories of Riva’s impactful life. May Riva’s memory always be for a blessing. David Gisser and family

Sidney Margles - 8 days ago

My condolences to Riva’s family. I knew her when we worked together on numerous political campaigns over the years. May she be remembered for all the good things she did in life.

Abe Fuks - 8 days ago

Dear Joyce, I was saddened to learn of the passing of your Mother. Please accept my sincere condolences at this time of sorrow and mourning. May your Mother's long and rich life be a continuing source of good memories and blessings for you and your family Abe

Brahms and Vivian Silver - 8 days ago

A Woman of Substance who possessed a magnificently beautiful soul and whose presence changed the world of the living forever. Death can claim a life; it cannot claim a relationship. We shall never forget her. May her memory ever be for blessing.

Michael and Bluma Lanner - 8 days ago

Dear Joyce and Allan Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the passing of York mother. She was a wonderful and remarkable person. Michael and Bluma Cape Coral Fl.

Allan and Hessa Becker - 8 days ago

Dear Joyce. Your Mom was a lovely lady. Reuniting with her every Rosh Hashana at the Shaar Zion added to the joy of the holiday. It was such a delight to be in her company. The world has lost a beautiful human being. We are so sorry for your loss.

Annette Vezina - 8 days ago

I had the wonderful opportunity to have Riva in my fitness classes at the Cummings Centre for many years. I will fondly remember her smile, her sense of humor, her determination to stay fit and her caring nature. My sincerest condolences to her family and friends. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Annette

Ida tawfik - 8 days ago

Kinatex Sports Physio CSL - 8 days ago

Dear Rauch Family , We were very saddened to hear about Riva's passing. Riva was a long time client who always came in with a smile on her face.We had not seen Riva for a little while but she was always in our thoughts. All we can say about Riva is that she was a lady with class. May she RIP and may you all be spared from further sorrow.

Vincent Yo - 8 days ago

Dear Joyce and Alan, Please accept our deepest condolence. We will always cherish aunt Riva’s sincerity and kindness. Although we meet each other only for short moments, her value in friendship have taught and inspired us. Her voice and laugher will we always remember. Our love and respect from the other side of the world. Sincerely, Vincent and Yvonne

Miriam Clamen - 8 days ago

I first met Riva when we were both freshmen at McGill. I was happy to be included occasionally in the company of the dynamic trio of Riva, Mildred, and Norah. Over the years I met Riva fairly often, either at synagogue (share Zion), at book review groups, and at our mutual hairdresser's. I always admired her tenacity and positive attitude. My sincere condolences to her family. She will be missed.

Judith and John Lechter - 8 days ago

Dear Rauch Family: How very saddened we were to read of the passing of dear Riva. Please accept our deepest of sympathies at this most difficult time. Baruch Dayan Emet . Warmly , Judith and John Lechter

Judith And John Lechter - 8 days ago

Dear Rauch Family:

Donna Grostern - 8 days ago

Please accept my sincerest condolences on the loss of a great woman and friend. I remember fondly the many years we spent taking Italian lessons. Riva was a wonderful hostess when we had lessons at her house. She will be deeply missed. May her beautiful legacy be a source of comfort. Sincerely, Donna Grostern

Norah Freedman - 8 days ago

Dear Joyce and Alan, How can one possibly do justice to a friend and a friendship that has lasted nearly 80 years? The accompanying tribute painted an accurate and emotionally satisfying picture of Riva's life and deeds. Your Mother was the most selfless, generous-spirited person who was always there for me, during the celebratory times and the difficult ones, with a helping hand, and without questions or judgements. All those shared memories and shared meals, many prepared by her with her outstanding culinary skills. In retirement, as circles shrank and the pace slowed, we became even closer and dependent on each other: for company, conversation, and comfort. The irreplaceable Riva will be sorely missed. Sam joins me in sending our love and respect. "Aunty " Norah

Myra Tawfik - 8 days ago

Dear Joyce and family. I am so so sorry for your loss. I have so many wonderful memories of Riva and her kindness, warmth and generosity of spirit. She was such a presence in my life. May her memory be for a blessing. Sending you strength at this very difficult time.