Thomas Singer

Funeral Service: Monday, January 09, 2023
Strictly Private Graveside Service
Shiva: Strictly Private Shiva. Thank you for respecting the family's wishes.
Israel Cancer Research Fund, (514) 481-2723,

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Leybl Botwinik - 14 days ago

Borekh Dayen Hoemes- ברוך דיין האמת Tommy (Yisroyl) was a great friend. I fondly remember him as warm-hearted and gentle person ... until it came to trading stamps. Then he became more aggressive and determined - but in a good way. I guess this was his 'business side'. And this aspect of him did not override his human side. He was a tough negotiator but always showed consideration because I was a beginner stamp collector, and had a small collection compared to him. He gave me pointers about collecting: how to remove postage stamps from the envelope (always float them in water so the paper below gets soaked, and the stamp is less so; as soon as they are loose - dry them out); how to use the special stickers at the back of a stamp to place it in the album. How to store mint stamps in a special cardboard with slots, etc. He was very proud of his beautiful stamps from Hungary, and even gave me many for free (after the 'business transaction') - which I still have and cherish. We were only about 10-12 years old at the time. To the family: ir zolt mer nit visn fun keyn tsar (may you not know more pain) - may the memories of this great person console you in this period of sadness.

Vera Honigwachs - 14 days ago

Dear Vera and family I was truly shocked this morning to hear of your Son and brother’s death I remember attending his wedding with Leo a”h Together with Marsha and Arthur. May good memories be a consolation and May his Neshama have an Aliyah, Vera

Michael Epstein - 15 days ago

I first met Thomas when he joined the Men"s Club at Hope and Cope. I and Paul Dube, the other facilitator, admired his spirit, knowing the battle he was facing. We, and the other members of this group, all shared the ability to understand the struggle, and to give the support and perhaps comfort to each other. Please accept my condolences and may his family only carry forward the most cherished memories of this brave man

Irwin Rodier - 15 days ago

Dear Vera and family, I was saddened to learn of your son, Tommy. My condolences and may he rest in peace. Irwin Rodier

Steve Besner - 16 days ago

Dear Robert and Singer Family, as another member of our Castlewood family, I remember Tommy well as a kind and friendly guy and he was the same when we did some business together in later years. Sheryl and I extend our deepest condolences.

Glenn J. Nashen & Judy Hagshi - 16 days ago

Dear Vera and Rob, Our entire family extends deepest condolences on Tommy's untimely passing. I knew Rob's big brother, Tommy, from my earliest days hanging out in your house and as an "older" student in elementary and high school. I'll always remember his distinct voice, his stature and his face. He had an important presence in looking out for Rob and was proud of his family and his place within the family business. He will be remembered by many friends, class-mates, business associates on every continent and family.

shari korman - 16 days ago

Dear Rob and Family. I want to express my deepest condolences on the passing of Tom. May all your wonderful memories bring you some comfort at this difficult time. Sorry for your loss...... Shari

Debbie Bellman - 17 days ago

My deepest sympathies to the entire family at this most difficult time. Baruch Dayan Haemet

Gay Griffith (Née Pascal) - 17 days ago

To the Singer Family, Please accept my condolences on the tremendous and tragic loss of Tommy. I went to JPS with Tommy and even as a kid he was a mensch. He was kind, gentle, and always smiling. May his memory be a blessing and may you all be spared further sorrow.

Judy & Jack Shaicovitch - 17 days ago

Dear Judy & Allan, I was so sorry to read about your cousin, and wanted you to know that I’m thinking about you and your family. Warmly, J&J

Sandy bookman - 17 days ago

Dear Vera, sending you my deepest condolences . So sorry to hear this tragic news. Sandy

Hertha (Gottlieb) Shalinsky - 17 days ago

My deepest condolences to the whole family. Growing up on Castlewood together and all of us part of the "gang"are the most fondest memories and greatest connections and friendships ever made. May his memory be for a blessing.

Shirley & Kalman Gruber - 17 days ago

Kalman and I were incredibly saddened to hear of Tommy’s passing. Our hearts go out to Vera, Rob and family. Coincidentally, we both knew Tommy, but through different experiences. Being close family friends, I have very fond memories of spending time with Tommy & the Singer family when we were young children. Kalman went to Bialik with Tommy and will always remember him as a warm and friendly soul. We are thinking of all of you and hope that your wonderful memories of Tommy will help you through this very difficult time.

Chana Goodfriend - 17 days ago

Tommy was one of my first Grade 3 students at Jewish Peretz School. He was a model pupil; hard working, good natured and well liked by his peers. I will always remember that terrific class ! My sincere condolences to the Singer Family.

Stephen Engel - 17 days ago

Some hurt more than others. Sheldon Sazant hurt. Tommy hurts just as hard. Sheldon's Mother Lucy and Tommy's Mother Vera were special people in my life. I am part Hungarian because of him and his family. I learned a 5th language to be able to communicate with my Hungarian Grandmother. The Singer House was a second home. He and his entire family made a profound impact on my life for the better. The value of one's life is not measured solely by time but must also consider the lasting impact on others. Tommy, you and your family made a difference in my life. I am better for it. Stephen

Marc Seltzer - 17 days ago

Dear Mrs. Singer, Robert and family. I was so sorry to hear of Tommy's passing. He always had a warm smile and a kind word for me. My deepest condolences.

Fabian Family - 17 days ago

Dear Vera, Robert, Philipa Our sincere condolences on Tommy's passing. I can't even start to recall all the times we got together for holidays and good times spent with the the families. Tom was very strong and brave. When we saw Tommy recently he was very courageous, he believed he would fight and win. He had stories to tell and put on a brave face for us to see. I hope all the memories you have will get you through this difficult time. As always, if every you need anything or anyone, the Fabian's will be there to help you. Keep well, keep strong. Leslie, Ricki, Sammi, Jamie & Kathy

Molly Fuchs - 17 days ago

Dear Singer Family, I am so sorry for your incredible loss. I was a classmate of Tommy’s at both JPS and Bialik. Although we had lost touch, I remember his winning smile, genuine warmth and kindness as if it were yesterday. My sincere condolences. May his memory forever be a blessing. Molly Fuchs

MARILYN LAZAR - 17 days ago

Dear Vera, Robert and Philippa, My heart goes out to you at this sad and difficult time. It’s never easy to lose someone, but Tommy was far too young. I had heard that he wasn’t well and I understand that he fought valiantly though it couldn’t have been easy. It shows how much he valued life, which is a very positive quality. I remember Tommy's lovely smile, mentioned by many others as well. May his memory be blessing to you. I hope you find support in each other, and in the kind words so many others are sharing. Over time, I hope many more good memories of times together with Tommy come back to you and provide further comfort. Warmly, Marilyn Lazar

marc rubin - 17 days ago

Dear Vera, Robert and family, I was deeply saddened to hear of the tragic passing of Tom. He was a big part of our old Castlewood gang and I have very fond memories of all the time s we spent together...unfortunately we lost touch for many years and I hope those years were kind to Tom...may you take comfort in your memories of Tom and may the family be spared any further sorrow...

Jodi Band - 17 days ago

Dear Vera, Robert &Philippa, So sorry to hear about Tommy...I heard when he was sick, he was still in good spirits, amazing strength. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Hugs, Jodi

Joanne Besner - 17 days ago

Growing up as part of the 'Castlewood gang' I too remember Tommy with fondness. My condolences to you and your family. Joanne

Paula and Alan Horn-Kaplan - 18 days ago

Dear Mrs. Singer and Rob, There are no words to express the grief you are going through of losing a son and a brother. Rob, I know through the many years how very close you and your mother are and I know that the two of you will try to comfort and support each other through this sad period. Paula and Alan

Maureen Rubin - 18 days ago

Dear Vera, Robert and families, Words cannot adequately express how saddened I was to hear of Tommy’s illness and passing. I have so many memories of growing up as next door neighbours on Castlewood. My heartfelt condolences to all of you. Sincerely, Maureen

Saundra Shapiro - 18 days ago

Reading this is heartbreaking. Seeing all our classmates and those living on our streets notes just confirms, years and miles don’t break the ties that are created in our childhood. May his memory be a blessing

Leslie and Estee Gaber - 18 days ago

Singer family...Mrs.Singer and Rob My deepest condolences on your terrible loss..we all lived on Castlewood for many years...remember so many good times with Tommy...he was a good friend and will sadly missed...may you all be spared further sorrow

Malka Labow - 18 days ago

Tommy and I went through both JPPS and Bialik together. He was kind , soft spoken , and was always in good humour. We would hang out with friends at your home on Castlewood and Tommy would tell us about his dads tie business looking forward to the day he would be a part of it. From time to time we would cross paths and catch up on life. It pains me to write this message to you Mrs. Singer, Robbie, and Alexander, but I know that his memory will live on in your lives forever. Baruch Dayan HaEmet.

Mike Cohen - 18 days ago

A few months ago Tom and exchanged texts. He knew his future was bleak, but he held out hope and was even able to share some humour, Tom was always so nice to me, growing up as a good friend of Rob's. We spent quality time at the country house and when I needed help with my move from NDG to TMR, he stepped up and found a way to relocate all of the furniture I did not need. My deepest condolences to Vera, Rob, Philippa and his son.

Sheldon Wisener - 18 days ago

Dear Singer Family, Our family is so sorry for your loss. Although it has been a while since we were last in touch, I can still picture Tommy's grin and hear his infectious laugh. We shared many great times on Castlewood and Oakwood growing up. There are no magic words of comfort, but may his memory be for blessing.

Ellen Drazner - 18 days ago

My sincere sympathies. Tommy will live on in the hearts of everyone who knew him. My condolences to Vera, Robert and the entire family. We never part with those we love, as they are always with us in spirit. A life that touches others, lives on forever.

bryan wolofsky - 18 days ago

Dear Robbie and Mrs Singer, I am so sorry. So shocked and saddenned by this ridiculously young loss. All I can think of is Tommy's ever-present smile through all of High School. My deepest condolences to the whole mishpochah. BDE. Bryan Wolofsky

Shlomo Schwartzberg - 18 days ago

My deepest condolences on Tommy's passing, May his memory be a blessing.

Brian Torobin - 18 days ago

Dear Vera and Robert, My heart sunk and broke when I saw Tommy's name here on the Paperman's website. Tommy and I were best of friends throughout our years at Peretz and Bialik. I pray that he did not suffer much in the last few days and weeks. It has truly been a heartbreaking few years for Peretz School's class of ' only consolation is my belief in Hashem and Olam Haba, and that Tommy is now enjoying a new life in the embrace of our classmates Shelley Wine, Sheldon Sazant, Miles Reid and Bonita Arshinoff up there in heaven. Maybe even enjoying some warm cups of Mrs. Erlich's chicken noodle soup. May Tommy's guteh neshoma be bound up in the bonds of eternal life, and may his family be comforted by the love and support of friends and family at this sad time. Vera, Rob - please know that you are in my thoughts. HaMakom yenakhem et'khem.

larry zoltak - 18 days ago

Dear Singer Family, I am truly saddened to hear of Tommy's passing we shared some good times over the years, he was a good soul and had a kind heart. Please accept my deepest sympathies. Larry

Gerry & Andrea Brumer - 18 days ago

Our condolences to the family. I have found memories of growing up with Tommy & the gang on Castlewood.

Benjamin Burko - 18 days ago

Dear Rob + Philippa and Vera and family, I am shocked and saddened to learn of Tommy's untimely passing. Please accept my sincere sympathies. Baruch Dayan HaEmet. Benjy

Lisa Niederhoffer - 18 days ago

Dear Rob and family, I’m saddened to hear about the passing of your beloved brother I hope the memories you have of hm will sustain you through this difficult time. Lisa

Anna Walsh - 18 days ago

My deepest condolences to you on your loss. I have fond memories of Tommy, at both the Jewish Peretz School and at Bialik High School. May your cherished memories console you during this difficult time and may you be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem. Anna Walsh.

Jerry Herszkopf - 18 days ago

My sincerest condolences

Earl Rubin - 18 days ago

Dear Robert (Vera and the entire family), I was truly heartbroken when I first heard that Tommy was sick, and I can only hope that he did not suffer since the time of diagnosis. I have such wonderful memories of growing up together, and being in your house (certainly wasn't a far way to go!), and the kindness and warmth always extended to anyone who was there, from your grandmother and both parents and certainly Tommy. I remember "working" together with Tommy in your basement sorting tie "clips", but mostly from just being on the street. Times were different back then, when we all lived and played on the street, and Castlewood was the best for that! We certainly got to know our neighbors well, and permitted us to form such great friendships. Vera, there is nothing that can be said or written to soften the blow but please know we are thinking of you, and wish you strength. You raised such kind and wonderful sons, and should be very proud. Wishing you all strength..

Alanna Rubin - 18 days ago

Dear Vera, Robert and families, My deepest and heartfelt condolences on the loss of Tommy. Much too young and not the right order of things. Vera, as a mother, I feel for you on this tragic loss. Sincerely, Alanna