Charles Bedzow

Funeral Service: Tuesday, January 03, 2023 at 12:00 PM
Temple Service, Aventura Turnberry Jewish Centre, 20400 NE 30th Ave, Aventura, FL 33180
Shiva: Tuesday, January 03, 2023 to
Sunday, January 08, 2023

Bedzow Residence, 5757 Collins Avenue PH4, Miami Beach, FL, 33140, 305-794-0057
Shiva Details:
Shiva will take place on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday From 5:30 to 8:30 pm, with Minyan services at 5:30 pm. Parking is limited, please consider using Uber.
Jewish Partisan Education Foundation, and/or The Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center Holocaust Memorial Fund, 305-935-0666 and/or Chevra Kadisha B'nai Jacob, Congregation, (514) 482-3366, or visit and/or Rabbinical College of Canada, (514) 735-2201.

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Sandra Miller sourek - 11 days ago

So sorry to hear. My father and he were good friends .. moe miller. I am moes daughter Sandra

Lenny Lighter - 18 days ago

Dear family, Please our accept our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your beloved Charles. Charles was a gentlemen, he treated everyone with kindness and respect and had the most wonderful smile. May his memory be a blessing. Stephanie and Lenny

Mavis Miller - 18 days ago

So sorry to hear of your fathers passing. He was so special and loved by all. My condolences to the family. ❤️

Gail Reinglas - 19 days ago

Sending my heartfelt condolences to the entire Bedzow family. Your family & mine were entwined for many many years growing up with such fond memories. We shared such monumental experiences in Montreal & Miami Beach. I miss our family’s fun times & will cherish them forever as my children do too. They were a unique brave generation of survivors. May you know no more sorrow. They will live in our hearts forever💕

Cindy and Michael Kay - 20 days ago

Dear Caryn and Michael, our sincerest condolences to you and your family. We hope you will be comforted by all your wonderful memories. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Cindy and Michael

Reissa and Steve Schreter - 21 days ago

Dear Bedzow family, My mother Sylvia Kohn was a close friend of your parents. They were a beautiful and very special couple. Our memories are of Sally and Charlie on the dance floors of our Simchas. They stopped dancing only when the music stopped. Cherish all of your wonderful memories. Our hearts are with you Reissa and Steve Schreter

Sid Stermer - 21 days ago

Esther, my sincere condolences on the passing of your father, maze memory, be a blessing

Lisa Steinmetz - 21 days ago

To the Bedzow family: We want to express our condolences on the loss of your father Charlie. We had the opportunity to share a number of dinners together with your parents in Montreal and in Florida and the life lessons we learned from them are unmatched. The heroism of your father with the Bielski brothers to the story of your mother and the hidden Sefer Torah are just some of the stories we remember. We loved the way your father spoke Yiddish to his best friends and the love both your parents had for Yiddish songs. They were a couple in love each and every day. Charles was a man of grace and character. We wish your family strength and nechama to continue your father’s legacy. Lisa and Chaim Steinmetz

Rita Manaster - 22 days ago

Dear Esther, although it’s been too long since we’ve been in touch, I have fond memories of your home on Finchley, your friendship and your family…sending my heartfelt condolences to you and your entire family…May you know from no further sorrow. Rita Manaster

Natalie & Stan Bassel - 22 days ago

Dear Caryn, Michael and the entire Bedzow family our sincere condolences on the passing of an amazing individual. May his wonderful memories stay alive forever. Natalie (Rothstein) & Stan

Brenda and Samuel gewurz - 22 days ago

Dear Bedzow. Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the passing father and grandfather. He was not only a partisan, he was also a true mensch!w We remember the warmth and help he gave to all close to him, as did your mother, of blessed memory. May you gain strength and inspiration from their memory! Brenda and Sammy gewurz

Dr. Gerald Rudick - 22 days ago

I never had the priviledge of meeting Charles Bedzow, but do remember seeing his name associated with many worthwhile charitable organizations over many years and have heard the name mentioned in a business sense, as my late father Jack Rudick was the founder and president of Western Exterminating and I am certain that Charles did not allow his properties to be infected with vermin Reading the obituary has allowed me to have a better understanding......Kol HaKavod...........what an honor it is for Montreal to have given them permission to immigrate to our city ........and they did our city proud.

Lori Kotler - 22 days ago

Dear Esther and Allan , We are so sorry for the loss of your dad. Henri and I had the pleasure of meeting your parents on a park bench in Hampsted and adored them from the start! Thinking of you at this very sad time . Lori Kotler and Henri Malka

Allie and Barbara Resnik - 22 days ago

We are sorry to learn that Charles has passed. The Bedzow and Resnik families shared a long history beginning with the Bielskis, fighting and surviving, to their homes in Montreal , where everyone flourished, in their new lives. This generation and their voices are irreplaceable, their invaluable lessons will be missed.

Israel Bonds Montreal - 22 days ago

To the family of the late Charles Bedzow, On behalf of the staff and management of Israel Bonds, please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of Charles. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. May your memories give you strength and may you be spared further sorrow. With our deepest sympathy, Israel Bonds/ Canada-Israel Securities, Ltd.

barbara mayman - 22 days ago

Dear Esther, Michael, and Frances and family My sincere condolences. I have many fond memories of both your parents.

Michael Schaffer - 22 days ago

Dear Michael and Family My sincere condolences in the loss of your Dad.Your parents were wonderful people and only a few years ago i would meet them walking in Hampstead arm in arm.It was always such a pleasure to see them.Long life with Love Michael

Beverly & Norman Cohen - 22 days ago

Dear Bedzow family, Our hearts and thoughhts are with you at this very sad time. May your father rest in peace and may his memory be for a blessing. Beverly (Singerman) & Norman Cohen.

Beatrice Raider - 23 days ago

Dear Bedzow Family: Please accept my deepest condolences on the passing of your beloved patriarch. He was a great man & with your late Mother, a beautiful couple. May Charles' memory be a blessing.

Mark lazar - 23 days ago

To the Bedzow Family - my condolences on the passing of Charles. He was my neighbour in Hampstead for 15 years. I always enjoyed chatting with him about real estate, the Olympics and other topics. He always made himself available when I sought out his business advice.. May the many wonderful memories comfort you at this time. Mark

Allan Lazar - 23 days ago

A long life well lived. RIP

Barbi & Stan Plotnick - 23 days ago

Losing a loved one is always difficult regardless of their age. A rabbi explained that it is like a candle going out in a dark room…whether blown out or simply burned out, the room is left in darkness. So it is with the loss of a parent. Our hearts and thoughts are with you and our hopes that wonderful memories make the loss a little easier.

Stuart and Pearl Freedman - 23 days ago

Dear Fran and Howard, Michael and Caryn, and Esther and Allan and families. I was fortunate to meet Charles in 1978 and lucky enough to enjoy his and Sara’s friendship for so many years. I was always in awe of his fighting spirit to create. Charles and the Pacific organization were valued clients of mine and our business relationship lasted until I retired some ten years ago. We kept in touch and met both in Montreal and Florida for lunches and dinners. Charles was a dreamer, a visionary, and one of the smartest real estate investors I have had the pleasure of working with. His background and history is evident in his obituary and I believe the obstacles he faced throughout his early years taught him to be resilient and to take chances. Pearl and I especially remember the occasion when he was honored in New York by the International Partisan’s Association and were moved when he and Sara stood up and sang the partisans song along with so many other survivors and partisans. Sara was by his side throughout almost every decision and their love for each other was so evident every time Pearl and I sat down to eat with them. Please accept our most heartfelt condolences.

Rabbi Allan Nadler - 23 days ago

Dear Michael and Bedzow family, I am sorry to hear of your remarkable father's passing. I have many fond memories of your father from our youth in Montreal. I recall my own father, Joseph (Yosel) Nadler, z"l telling my brother Berl and me about the "hero, Mr. Bedzow who fought the Germans in the woods". Only many years later, would I learn about the partisans of Poland and Lithuania, and about the particular heroism of the woman and me of the "Bielski Brigade." Charles Bedzow of course went on to become one of the pillars of the Montreal philanthropic community. His life was such a blessing to so many, and may all of your memories of him be a blessing as well. Allan Nadler

Joanne & Harley Eisman - 23 days ago

Dear Fran, Howard, Jason , Marnie and families, Sending deepest condolences on the loss of you extraordinary father, father in law and grand-father. What a remarkable legacy he leaves. I have always remembered you telling me his family's story and it has had such an impact on me as a child, and still today. May his memory be a blessing. Joanne & Harley

Allan J. Levine - 23 days ago

Rhoda and I offer our deepest condolences to the family.”One in a million”- his memory will be cherished and never forgotten.

Sharyn Cytrynbaum - 24 days ago

Dear Fran Esther Michael and the whole family My condolences on the loss of your dad. He lived a long and remarkable life. May you be sustained by all your wonderful memories. Sharyn

Dr. Jeffrey Brock - 24 days ago

What an incredible life, what an incredible man. RIP, BDE

Howard Sommer - 24 days ago

My sincere condolences to the family for your loss. Howard Sommer

Mindy Goldberg - 24 days ago

Dear Fran, Howard, Jason , Marnie and families. My sincere condolences on the loss of your father and grandfather. I remember him from way back when as a kind and caring man. More recently I would pass by their house on my daily walks with my dog and would wave to them as they either sat at the window, or sitting outside. They were always so happy when we waved back. May all the wonderful memories shared help guide you through this difficult time. BDE

Gil Mazaltarim - 24 days ago

To the family of the late Charles Bedzow, Please accept my sincere condolences.. I know Charles and his late wife Sara from the Chevra. They were an extraordinary couple. The community has lost a giant man. May the wonderful memories sustain you during these difficult times.

Mindy Goldberg - 24 days ago


Ralph Framk - 24 days ago

Condolences to the family.

Eric Shapiro - 24 days ago

Fran, Howard & family, So sorry to hear about Charles’ passing. But what a long, successful and accomplished life he led. I hope your cherished memories sustain you in the days and months ahead. Love, Eric

DAVID SALTSMAN - 24 days ago

Didi and Seymour Silverman - 24 days ago

Dear Fran, Howard and family, Seymour and I were so saddened to learn of your father's passing. You were so fortunate to have your parents for so long and they have left you a wonderful legacy. Thinking of you during this painful time. May you be spared further sorrow.

Elayne Silver Topolski - 24 days ago

Dear Fran to you and the entire family. So sorry to hear about the passing of your father especially so soon after your mother. A very special couple. Now they can Rest In Peace. No more sorrow for you all. With deepest sympathies. Love Elayne.

Shelley Richer - 24 days ago

Dear Esther & Allan & Bedzow Family, Although it has been many many years that we have not seen Or spoken to one another we always had fond memories of our friendship & the time we spent together.! Your Parents were always welcoming!& special! May all those special times give you strength through this difficult time. He was a special man. Thinking of u, Shelley & Mark Richer

Susan Penner - 24 days ago

Harvey and I so enjoyed spending time with Charles and Sarah. They enlightened us with their stories and intelligence..

Martin Surkis - 24 days ago

Dear Fran, Howard, Michael, Esther and the entire Bedzow family. Condolences on Charles passing. It is so hard to believe that fifty years passed since I first met Charlie as as his companies auditor and then as his employee as Controller and eventually CFO of Pacific. It was always a pleasure to see him and be with him and Benny. He was an extremely generous man, even inviting my family to use the Bedsow family apartment on Collins Avenue. In later years, I would bump into him on Hampstead Road near the tennis courts. I would stop and have a short chat with him while he was out for a walk. He was always happy to see and greet me, remembering our association of working together. Charles lived a long succesful life and achieved so much as noted in the Obituary. May your wonderful memories help console you at this sad time and may Charles now rest in peace. BDE

Michael and Michaela Penner - 24 days ago

Dear Bedzow Family, Our deepest condolences, we loved your dad. He was my dear friend and mentor--a great man. I miss him already, Michael

Danny Dankoff - 24 days ago

Dear Bedzow family please accept my condolences. Charles was a visionary may his memory be a blessing