Bernice (Baila) Kertzer (Née Mintzberg)

Funeral Service: Thursday, January 19, 2023 at 12:00 PM
Chapel Service
Shiva: Thursday, January 19, 2023 to
Friday, January 20, 2023

1 Wood Ave., Westmount, in the reception room.
Shiva Details:
Shiva Thursday following burial until 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and ending Friday 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Evening service at 7:30 p.m.
Cemetery: Kehal Israel Memorial Park
Donations:
Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, (514) 849-7591

Notes:
If you are unable to attend the funeral service in person, you may join it virtually on Thursday, January 19 at 12:00 noon: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCI44-JAG5dCDIjw49YmbZig/lives


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Susan & Nick Stivaletti - 4 days ago

Dear Murray, Alex, Richard and family, I was saddened on hearing of Baila’s passing. She was a kind and classy lady and enjoyable to be with. Please accept our condolences and cherish all those wonderful memories of the wonderful times together. Susan and Nick

Cyndi and Max Mintzberg - 5 days ago

Sincere condolences to the Kertzer family and all the nephews. It’s been over 50 years but seems like yesterday.

Rai & Allen Katz - 6 days ago

Dear Murray and you entire extended family, our sincere condolences on the loss of your Mom. Great memories. Allen & Rai

Penny and Bernie Tevel - 6 days ago

To all of Baila’s loved ones, Please accept our sincerest condolences on her passing. May your blessed memories bring you comfort during this difficult time. Fondly, Penny and Bernie

Lori (Zelcer) Palatnik - 6 days ago

Aunty Baila was the most beautiful, classy, loving aunt. As a young girl I was in awe of her style that was both glamorous and down to earth at the same time. She was generous in every way, in all the right ways She will be very, very missed ❤️💔❤️

Jenna Jones - 6 days ago

Stacy, Ryan & the entire Kertzer family. My deepest condolences at the loss of your beloved Mama. May your memories keep you during this difficult time.

Ronald Friedman - 6 days ago

Dear Kertzer, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother.i wish you my deepest sympathies

Susie Gold - 6 days ago

Sending good thoughts and condolences to you all. May Baila's memory be a blessing and bring love and laughter to your hearts.

Gail Miller - 7 days ago

Dear Murray, David and Family: I was so sorry to read of you Mother’s passing. May her memory be a blessing to all who knew and loved her. Sending love and light: Gail

Rita Manaster - 7 days ago

Dear Murray and family, my heartfelt condolences on your loss. Have fond memories of times spent in Bal Harbour with Baila and my mother…she was so fun, talented and full of energy. The last time we bumped into each other, she hugged me. I only hope your special memories of your very special mother will help comfort you through these difficult times. Rita

JoeSklar - 7 days ago

Dear Kertzer family both baila and bernie were always good friends good friends with my wife and me we spend many enjoyable times together Rip. Joesklar

Carole Halickman - 7 days ago

Dear family of Baila So sorry to hear of the passing of your dear mother, grandmother. She was lovely, talented and lots of fun. My deepest sympathy. Carole Halickman

Joshua McKell - 7 days ago

My sympathies to all who Baila has touched over the course of her lifetime. I was lucky to have met this remarkable lady a couple of times in the last year, always surrounded by family. She spoke highly of her Grandchildren and would share her beautiful memories of her marriage. Will always remember your contagious smile.

Wendy and Mark Spatzner - 7 days ago

Dear Richard, Murray and Family Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your dear Mother and Grandmother. May you be comforted by your sweet memories of her. Baruch Dayan Emeth. Fondly, Wendy and Mark

Allen & Isabelle Shulman - 7 days ago

Dear Murray and the Kertzer family, Isabelle & I want to give you our deepest condolences on the loss of your dear mother. May you and your family always remember your adoring memories of her .

Eta elcabetz - 7 days ago

Dear Kreitzer family So very saddened to hear about Baila May she rest in peace.

Linda Hamer - 8 days ago

Please accept my deepest sympathies on Auntie Baila’s passing. She cherished all of you. Her kindness, smile & love of her family will live on in all of us forever. XX Linda & John Hamer.

Andree Naimer - 8 days ago

My sincere condolences to the family. I had the pleasure and delight of working with Baila on some of her projects. She was always up on the latest trends and was a real professional. So much fun, always smiling and appreciative. I will miss her.

Lucy and Stewart Shapiro - 8 days ago

Dear Murray and the Kertzer family, our most sincere condolences on the loss of your dear mother. May you always remember the fondest of memories. BDH

Marvin & Philippa Carsley - 8 days ago

So sorry to hear of the passing of dear Baila Kertzer who was the Rock and loving wife of the late Bernie. May her fine qualities of life be remembered forever and may she rest in peace

Linda Woloz - 8 days ago

Little Baila a ''Pillar of Strength" She was one of a kind. Rest in peace my dear, you will be missed.

Carla & Ron Vineberg - 8 days ago

Dear Kertzer family, Our sincere condolences on the passing of lovely Baila. She and Bernie were a special couple who will be fondly remembered by many who enjoyed the halcyon days at the LRYC. Carla & Ronnie

Amy and Misha Kornik - 8 days ago

Dear Kertzer family, Baila was always a strong, courageous woman, with a wonderful infectious, positive attitude about life. A beautiful soul. We’re so sorry for your loss. Amy and Misha

Carmele McGeary - 8 days ago

Sending my heartfelt condolences to the Kertzer family on the loss of Baila. It was always a pleasure to see and spend time with Baila and Bernie both in Montréal and Bal Harbour. She will be missed by so many . Wishing you all strength at this difficult time.

Pearl Walker - 8 days ago

To the entire Kertzer family; Our families go back years and years. The years when we were all young and well, and enjoyed the best things of life together. Was great to watch the children grow and have their own. I’m going to remember only the good times, hope you can do the same. Fondly, Pearl Walker and family

Barbara Mintzberg - 8 days ago

Please accept my deepest sympathies on the loss of your beloved mother and grandmother. May you be sustained by your memories of her which can never be taken away.

Sheila and Steve Altro - 8 days ago

Dear Murray David and all the Kertzer Family we were so saddened to hear of the passing of Baila We spent many good times together Our deepest sympathy and condolences Sheila and Steve

Garri,Ashton,Janeth,Katia Evdosin - 8 days ago

Ryan,Stacey and Kerzer family’s Our condolences on the lost of your grand mother and mother Garri,Ashton,Janet,Katia Evdosin

Joy Lawrr - 8 days ago

Dear Murray, Alex, Richard and the Kertzer family, Steven and I are so sorry to hear of your mother, grandmother’s passing. We hope that the many wonderful memories you all shared will offer you comfort at this very sad time. Sincerely, Joy & Steven Lawee

Doug Mayoff - 8 days ago

Dear Murray, So sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. Baila was really a doll and a force to be reckoned with for sure. We always enjoyed her company and good natured humour and smiled and laughed a lot when we were out with her on decorating missions. Thanks to her we still enjoy our Kenilworth condo which decor has well stood the test of time. Dougie & Cynthia Mayoff

Karen Weiner Koenig - 8 days ago

Dear Murray & family, Such memories from time spent at your house as teenagers and then again at LRYC. Your mom was a vibrant personality who had a sense of confidence & fun that I still recall. I am thinking of you all. Fondly, Karen

Judi & Roger Preston - 8 days ago

Dear Kertzer and London family, We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of our wonderful cousin Baila. She was always a shining light with a constant smile and excellent advice. Her presence will be greatly missed, but her memory will live on in the happy times we spent together. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May she rest in peace

Vicki and Michael Feil - 8 days ago

Dear Kertzer Family, Please accept our most heartfelt condolences on the loss of your Beloved Baila. Sincerely, Vicki and Michael

Lissy Kates - 8 days ago

Dear Kertzer’s, My sincere condolences to you all on the loss of Baila. I have very fond memories of Bernie and Baila. Thinking of you all during this difficult time.

Anne Perlman - 8 days ago

Dear Kertzer family, Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of Baila. May your cherished memories of her bring you comfort and a blessing at this difficult time. Anne Perlman.

Monique Sanche - 8 days ago

Dear Murray, Richard and family. Very sorry to hear of the passing of your mother, grandmother. Please accept my sincerest condolences for your loss. Monique

Bev Chaimberg - 8 days ago

To Baila’s entire family, So very sad to hear of your beloved Baila’s passing. What a ray of sunshine she was. I have many delightful memories of working with her on occasion and then after meeting up on Greene avenue for a happy chat. She touched my heart ,home and office. She was a true sweetheart. My thoughts are with you all.

Ashton Evdosin - 8 days ago

Gale Yanofsky-Wiseman - 8 days ago

Dear Kertzer Family: Our thoughts are with you at this sad time. Baila was always so positive and full of life. I have such fond and vivid memories of her with my Mom- they shared lots of laughs and good times together. May she Rest In Peace and may your many cherished memories comfort all of you. Gale and Lorne Wiseman

isaac alt - 8 days ago

dear Murray, David and families. Baruch Dayan Ha emet. may yo have strength from good memories from your dear Mother. She was a very elegant, bright and caring individual. my sincere condolences .

Perri & Bryant Bramson - 8 days ago

Kertzer family . So sorry to read of the passing of Baila . Our condolences to the entire family. May she Rest In Peace . Perri & Bryant Bramson .

Robin and Neil Gelber - 8 days ago

Dear Murray and David and to all your loved ones, Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the huge loss of your kind and beloved Baila. Robin and Neil

simon shatzky - 8 days ago

Dankner family - 8 days ago

Dear Kertzer family. Our deepest condolences on the passing of Baila. May your memories of her give you comfort.

Israel Bonds Montreal - 8 days ago

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

Kathy Carsley - 8 days ago

Dear Murray, Angie and family, Very sorry to hear of your loss. Our sincerest condolences. Kathy and Wayne

Heidi & Eric Puritt - 8 days ago

Dear Cousins, Our sincere condolences on the loss of Baila. She was always full of energy, kindness and truly lived life to the fullest. Keep your warm and wonderful memories close to give you strength for many days ahead.

Judy Cohen - 8 days ago

Dear Kertzer and London Families Our most heartfelt condolences on the passing of your Matriarch Baila was so loved and respected by all May she Rest In Peace Judy and Eli Cohen

Annie Karolinski-Donig - 8 days ago

My heartfelt condolences on your loss. Baila was a wonderful, warm woman and I have fond memories of her. She will be missed by many.

Jo Ann Heft - 8 days ago

Dear David, My thoughts our with you during this difficult time. I have fond memories of your mother. She will be missed by many.

Jennifer Campbell - 8 days ago

To granddaughter extraordinaire Alex and family, deepest condolences on the loss of your shining light and matriarch, the ever incandescent Baila. Sending much love and strength during this very devastating time.

Jonathan Isenebrg - 8 days ago

Dear David, my sincerest condolences on the passing of your beloved mother and know that my thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

Sharon & Arie Alter - 8 days ago

Dear Kertzer Family, Sending our condolences on the loss of your mother and grandmother. our thoughts are with you. Sharon & Arie

Sharon Levine Cohen - 8 days ago

My mother Betty and I offer our deepest condolences on the loss of your matriarch Baila. How sad to read of her passing, yet it evoked such fond memories of great parties in Trout Lake with my late father Herky. Baila and Bernie were such a dynamic couple, together again, and we hope you find comfort in all your memories.

andrew hops - 8 days ago

My deepest sympathies to the Kertzer family on your loss, I will miss my wonderful and caring neighbours .

Riva and Roger Fenster - 8 days ago

Dear family of Baila, our thoughts are with you on the loss of Baila. We last saw her smiling face with Bernie doing the rounds on cote des neiges first to Morrie and then Roger’s office. Her radiant smile was always with her. May she Rest In Peace and May your many cherished memories comfort you, Roger and Riva

sam sheraton - 8 days ago

Richard and the Kertzer family From what I’ve heard, your grandmother was a phenomenal woman. What good memories you must have. Lean on them to remind you of the joy she brought into your life "Baruch hadayan haemet"

Reisa and Bruce Vineberg - 9 days ago

To the entire Kertzer family, our deepest sympathy on the loss of your dear mother. Fond memories of our days at LRYC. Reisa and Bruce Vineberg

Lynn Woloz - 9 days ago

Dear Kertzer Family, Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the passing of Baila. Sincerely, Lynn and Steve

Donna Seidman - 9 days ago

Dear Stacy, Ryan and family, my heartfelt condolences on losing beautiful Baila. She was a lovely woman and I know she will be sorely missed. May your cherished memories sustain you through this difficult time and may you be spared further sorrow.

Dina Kneller-Gold - 9 days ago

Dear Kertzer family, My sincerest condolences. Baila was always positive and had a wonderful attitude to life. She talked about her family all the time and you could see that there was a lot of love around.

herbert isenberg - 9 days ago

dear david, brian and the kertzer family...i was saddened to learn of the passing of your mother and grandmother...i want to wish yourselves and the entire family strength and courage during this difficult time...may the wonderful memories of your mother and grandmother inspire yourselves and the entire family, and give you all peace and comfort and help you through many tomorrows.. please accept my sincerest condolences and sympathy...herbert isenberg

Suzie Shaffer - 9 days ago

Dear Kertzer family, My heartfelt condolences on Bayla’s passing. I hope you are all blessed with amazing memories that will help bring comfort at this difficult time. Thinking of your family.

Darcy Kertzer and Sean Leclerc - 9 days ago

Aunt Baila was a bright light, always kind and cheerful. Every time I saw her it was obvious that she deeply loved my Uncle Bernie and her entire family. Please accept our sincere condolences.

marlene & fred cantor - 9 days ago

Dear David, Murray and Families, Your Mom was such a special person. Always smiling, pleasant, honest, and easy to talk to. We always enjoyed her company and appreciated her wisdom. Please accept our deepest condolences. May the wonderful memories you have of her give you strength during this difficult time. Marlene and Fred

Judi and Ronnie Kornbluth - 9 days ago

Dear Kertzer Family…..please accept our heartfelt condolences on the loss of Baila. What an amazing woman! May your fond memories of her comfort you at this difficult time. Sincerely, Judi and Ronnie Kornbluth

Claire Grief - 9 days ago

Dear Kertzer Family. My heartfelt condolences on the passing of Baila. We had such wonderful times together which I will always remember. Rest in peace my good friend Love Claire Grief

Merilee & Les Weitzman - 9 days ago

Dear Kertzer family Our heartfelt condolences on the passing of your beloved mother/grandmother. May your happy memories give you strength at this time. Sincerely Merilee & Les Weitzman

Jason and LeeAnne Ullmann - 9 days ago

We would like to extend our sincerest condolences to Ryan and Melissa on the loss of your grandmother. May you be spared further sorrow.

Liat Lev-Ary & Dan Goldstein - 9 days ago

Dear Ryan and Melissa, and dear Kertzer family, We are very sorry to hear of Baila’s passing. She was a true warrior and a woman of valour. Her family was of the outmost importance for her, especially her grandchildren. I hope that her reunion with her beloved spouse and daughter was a happy one. Together they will watch over you. Our sincere condolences. Baruch Dayan Ha’Emet.

Ann and David Kruger - 9 days ago

Dear Kertzer family. Please accept our sincerest condolences on the passing of Baila.

Sandy and Joey Schreter - 9 days ago

Dear Brian and Gessica Wishing you our deepest sympathies for the loss of your beloved grandmother. You were so lucky to have experienced the special love of a grandmother . Cherish all your beautiful memories. Sincerely Sandy and Joey

sandra agulnik-max cantor - 9 days ago

dear kertzer family sorry to lose a wonderful friend. may you have wonderful memories. sandra and mac

Cindy and Freddie Naimer - 9 days ago

Dear Murray and family, Please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved mom. Cindy and Freddie

Richard Gilman - 9 days ago

Murray & Family; My sincere condolences on your loss.

Lenny Lighter - 9 days ago

Dear Family, Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your dear Bernice. May her memory be a blessing. Stephanie & Lenny

Ralph Frank - 9 days ago

Condolences to the family on your loss. May you be spared further sorrow.

Donna and Gary Lipman - 9 days ago

Bayla was special! Sending heartfelt condolences to the family. BDE, Donna and Gary

Heather Kertzer - 9 days ago

Paul, Samantha,Ben and I want to express our condolences. I have very fond memories of aunt Baila when I was young. I did not spend very much time with her as an adult Since I lived in Toronto , I was always very fond of her. We are all sad and see hear the news of her passing.

Linda Simon & Neil Noodelman - 9 days ago

Dear Kertzer family, Our deepest condolences on sweet Baila's passing. She was such a strong and beautiful woman and blessed to live a full life, surrounded by her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. May her memory be a blessing to all of you and may she rest in peace next to her beloved Bernie.

Leesa Marcus Kutzin & Brian Kutzin - 9 days ago

Dear Brian and Gessica, Our heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Leesa & Brian

Angie & Gene Piccoli - 9 days ago

Dear Kertzer family, Our sincerest condolences on the passing of your cherished mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. May she rest in eternal peace alongside her beloved Bernie and may her memory forever live in your hearts.

Erica Lawee - 9 days ago

Dear Alex, Richard, Murray and family, I am so sorry to hear about Mama’s passing. I have so many fond memories of her, especially from Bal Harbour when Alex and I were teens…! Sending love Erica

Connie and Roy Fleischman - 9 days ago

Dear Kertzer family, remembering Baila when we were neighbours in Piedmont and we both had standard poodles. Yours(Rocky) and ours Cindy got "married" and produced nine puppies born in our bedroom. I believe your family had the pick of the litter and we kept two. The rest we gave to friends. We had lots of good times back then and I always remember your Mom,grandma and great grandma as a very kind and classy lady. So sorry for your loss and Connie joins me in sending her condolences. Connie and Roy Fleischman

Joyce Hass Pedvis - 9 days ago

To the Kertzer Family, I was so saddened to hear of Baila’s passing. Please accept my condolences. She was a special lady.

Gloria Isenberg - 9 days ago

Dear Kertzer Family:Our thoughts are with you at this sad time. Baila was always so joyful and full of “life”. We are sending our heartfelt condolences . Warmly,Gloria and Wally Isenberg

Jason and Michelle Gottlieb - 9 days ago

We will miss you Auntie B. We all love you very much and you will always hold a very special place in my heart.

Marlene and Beverly Taran - 9 days ago

One the saddest moment in life is losing a close friend, one that that has enriched one's life as Bella Kertzer has for so many of us. She was a beautiful, very talented designer, a kind considerate and loving human being. She left joy where ever she went. Our condolences to the family. Baile and Bernie were so much part of our life. Love, Marlene and Beverly Taran.

Lita Alper - 9 days ago

Dear Murray , David, Ryan ,Stacy & Family so sad to hear of Baila’s passing , she sure gave it a good fight. So many happy times we spent together , My memories will always be of her wonderful disposition in all times. Our hearts and thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Rest In Peace my friend Lita & Seymour David

Edwina Freedman - 9 days ago

Dear Kertzer Family,Sending our condolences on the loss of your mother and grandmother.May your blessed memories bring you comfort at this difficult time.Edwina

Alan Zavalkoff - 9 days ago

Dear David and Murray I'm so sorry to hear of your mommys passing. I'm sure that all your memories will help you through this very sad time. Alan Zavalkoff

Susan Puritz - 9 days ago

To the family, My sincere condolences on Baila's passing, coming only a few months after the loss of Bernie. A cousin to my late husband, Willie, Baila graciously welcomed me into a large, extended family more than 50 years ago. Although I haven't seen Baila in many years, I will always be grateful to her. May her legacy and your memories of happy times bring you some consolation and may her memory be for a blessing. Sincerely, Susan Puritz

Felicia & Andrew Gertler - 9 days ago

Dear Murray: Felicia and I wish to extend our sincerest condolences to you and your family on the passing of your beloved Mother. Cherish all the wonderful memories. Our thoughts are with you.

sheila sinclair kirstein - 9 days ago

Dear family There is no friend like an old friend. Baila and Gerry Grundman made surprise party for my sweet 16. They were great years. She was a great person

Gerry anisman - 9 days ago

David and family our condolences on your loss, may your memories bring you peace.