The Honourable Joel A. Silcoff
Monday, March 06, 2023 at 12:00 PM
Monday, March 06, 2023
Wednesday, March 08, 2023
Shiva at his home
Shiva from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m., ending Wednesday evening.
|Cemetery:||Eternal Gardens Cemetery|
"Maurice Silcoff Memorial Fund" c/o the Jewish General Hospital Foundation, (514) 340-8251, or http://secure.jghfoundation.org/goto/Joel_Avery_Silcoff
If you are unable to attend the funeral service in person, you may join it virtually on Monday, March 6, at 12:00 p.m. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCI44-JAG5dCDIjw49YmbZig/lives
Dr. Gerald Rudick - 8 days ago
My sincere condolences to the family........I remember Joel from 50 years ago when we were both starting our respective careers and living in the same apartment building on Forest Hill. Just reading all the condolences gives me a very good idea of how Joel conducted his life and how respected he was......to the family and close friends, I am so sorry for the loss of Joel Silcoff, and remember from the early days, how special his parents were as well.
Stephen Stober - 11 days ago
My heart goes out to you Janice, Arlene and Josh for this unexpected and sad loss.
Kathleen Tansey - 14 days ago
Dear Janice and all of the Silcoff family: my very deepest condolences on the loss of Joel. He was a talented lawyer and a complete gentleman who was respected and liked by all--yes, even including his legal adversaries. My thoughts are with him and with you at this sad time. Kathleen Tansey
Victor Glazer - 14 days ago
Gilda and Victor Glazer Dear Janice and the Silcoff family, our deepest sympathy on the untimely passing of Joel. Joel and I were classmates at McGill Law School and my memory of him was and is that Joel was a true gentleman and a brilliant student, lawyer and judge. May his memory be a blessing. Gilda and Victor Glazer
Lillian Vineberg-Goodman - 14 days ago
Dear Janice, I was so sorry to learn about the sudden loss of your dear Joel. You were such a great couple together. My thoughts and sympathy are with you.
Ruth Budovitch - 14 days ago
Janice, my sincere condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. Fondly, Ruth Lynne
Huguette Silcoff - 15 days ago
Dear Janice, Mireille and Elliot,Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of your special Dad and partner. May your beautiful memories help sustain you through these difficult times. Fondly, Huguette
Louis J. Gouin - 15 days ago
Joel fut un modèle, une inspiration. Son calme, sa rigueur intellectuelle, son acharnement au travail et sa sérénité en faisaient un être hors du commun. Tu es parti Joel, mais tu es toujours présent! Louis
Iris Levitt - 15 days ago
Dear Janice, Arlene and the entire Silcoff family, I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of your beloved Joel. I remember sharing a lovely dinner with you both a few years back. I recall his engaging personality, lively conversation and politesse that he possessed. From all the former tributes and expressions of condolence, it is clear that Joel will be remembered as a fine, elegant and intellectual man. May all the warm memories that you shared together, give you great solace during this difficult time. May his memory be for a blessing to all who knew him. May he rest in peace. Iris Levitt
Bonnie Shore - 15 days ago
Dear Janice, Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of Joel. Treasure the memories. Bonnie
Nancy Strohl - 15 days ago
Dear Janice, I was so sorry to read that Joel has passed away. Thinking of you during this extremely difficult time. Nancy
joyce borenstein - 15 days ago
Dear Janice and Arlene and family: I'm sending my deepest sympathies for your loss of Joel. I will remember him especially from the yoga zoom sessions. Peter sends his condolences as well. Bon courage, Joyce
Michel Déziel - 16 days ago
Sincères condoléances à toute la famille de Joel. Je me souviens de ses judicieux conseils. Il a corrigé mes projets de jugements en anglais. après ma nomination . Il m’ a légué son cactus qui se trouvait dans son bureau lors de sa retraite. Merci Joel pour tout.
Suzanne Côté et Gérald R. Tremblay - 16 days ago
C'est avec stupéfaction et une grande tristesse que nous avons appris que l'Honorable Silcoff nous a quittés. Nous offrons nos sincères sympathies à tous les membres de sa famille et leur souhaitons bon courage. Nous conservons de lui le souvenir d'un brillant juriste, empathique, à l'écoute, élégant, gentleman, un prince. C'était toujours un grand plaisir et un privilège de comparaître devant lui, même dans les dossiers les plus ardus.
Elaine Orrbine and Lawrence Lowe - 16 days ago
Dearest Janice, Mirielle and Elliott, please know that our love and support are with you during this very sad time. Joel is my first cousin, and for as long as I can remember, someone I looked up to and admired throughout a lifetime. Joel was also my friend and many times a mentor, sharing his wisdom and guidance in a most respectful way. I am so grateful for the times we have spent together in more recent years. Joel and I share a birthday, and February 16th will remain our day. May your love and many memories provide peace and strength in the coming days. Our deepest condolences, Elaine (Lainie) and Lawrence
Claudine Roy - 16 days ago
Joël était un collègue attentionné, disponible, et dévoué à sa tâche de juge. Mes plus sincères condoléances à la famille.
Andrea Prupas and family - 16 days ago
Dear Mireille, Bea and Annie, we were so sorry to hear this news. Our sincerest condolences on the loss of your father and grandfather.
Sari Goldberg - 16 days ago
Dear Janice, My heartfelt sympathies to you & your family. May your memories help you thru these difficult times
Helen & Marshall Bard - 16 days ago
Dear Janice, Joshua, Silcoff & Greenberg families Our deepest condolences go out to you on the untimely passing of your beloved Joel. Our thoughts are with you at this sad and difficult time.
Sandra Mastrogiuseppe - 16 days ago
Justice Silcoff was a respected jurist with a flawless, admirable presence in the Courtroom. It was always a pleasure appearing before him and I offer my heartfelt condolences to his friends and family. May he rest in peace.
Paul Martinovic - 16 days ago
Dear Mireille & Elliot, your father was the epitome of a true gentleman. He will be sorely missed. My deepest condolences.
Paula Tepper - 16 days ago
I was saddened and shocked by Joel’s death! My sincere condolences Paula
Debbie Basevitz - 16 days ago
Dear Janice and family Our most sincere condolences Ellis and Debbie Basevitz
Myra Mazur - 16 days ago
Dear Janice and Family I am so sorry to hear about Joel my deepest condolences to you all.
Lorne Silcoff - 16 days ago
Dear Janice, Mireille, Elliot and families, We are so sorry to hear of Joel‘s passing. The term “gentleman” is often overused, but not in Joel’s case. I can’t tell you how many times, when someone would hear or see my last name, I was asked if I was related to Joel. Whether in business or socially, every time, without exception, only highly complementary comments were made by all. Such is the persona and reputation acquired over a lifetime of being gracious, kind and respectful to whomever you come into contact with. May Joel’s memory be a blessing to you all. With love, Lorne & Pia Silcoff
Mortie Chaikelson - 16 days ago
Dear family Silcoff, I extend condolences to you on the passing of Joel. We were law classmates and would chat often during our 3 years together at McGill law school. He was friendly, interesting and had a touch of elegance in his ways, as well as being the best dresser in the class! May your memories be a blessing … and may you be spared from further sorrow for many years. Baruch dayan ha’emet.
Zev Moses - 16 days ago
Dear Mireille and Family, Sending my deepest condolences on the loss of your father. I hope that you can find comfort in the memories of him and that the support of your family and friends gives you strength in the coming days. Sincerely, Zev
Jordana Sanft - 16 days ago
Dear Janice, Josh, Mireille and Elliott, My deepest condolences to you all on the passing of your loved father and partner. His unexpected departure took him too early from all of you but how lucky you were to have him in your lives. My memories of Joel go way back to the days when Mireille and I were young kids and best friends and include among other things fun sleepovers at your dad's country house. To his life with Janice and Josh and our family functions and the happiness he brought. A love for you all and you for him as reflected in the heartfelt eulogies. He would be so proud. In addition to his family ties, his legal career-as a brilliant advocate and highly respected jurist is something I have also greatly admired. In this difficult time may you find comfort in your happy memories and in his long and cherished life. Sending my thoughts to you all, Jordana
Marcy Kronish - 16 days ago
Dear mirielle and family My deepest sympathy on the loss of your beloved father. He was always so nice to deal with. May your cherished memories get you through this difficult time. Marcy Kronish
Nathalie Grosshenny - 16 days ago
For over 3 years, on a weekday at 7:30am I had the honor of welcoming Joel to the yoga studio. We had several practices (yin, restorative, Ashtanga flow) depending on the energy of the day but what never failed was his lively soul which showed through his sparkling eyes and warm smile. I loved our work together. Today I dedicated my yoga classes to Joel Silcoff, sometimes with my eyes moist, my voice held back by my constricted throat, my words and music reminded me of our work, Joel was present. Between classes, I made a point of paying a humble tribute to him at Paperman & Sons, and arriving late to my next yoga class, I found my 12 students in yin yoga pose, waiting for me in the peace and deep breaths that Joel so loved. Yes, it was a beautiful tribute to a man who will touch us again and again from the heavens. We are all One, we are a vibrant unity that expresses itself and builds the future... My condolences to the family, he is proud of you, you carry him in your being and he will always be with you. Namaste
Eunice Mayers - 17 days ago
Dear Janice: I am so saddened to see the unexpected demise of Joel who, by my account , was taken far too early. Please accept my most sincere sympathies. Warmly, Eunice
David Cohen & Elaine Harris - 17 days ago
Dear Janice: News about Joel is shocking. What a terrible loss to family, friends and all this lives that touched him professional. We will miss him at Le Clef des Champs, seeing you there throughout the summer. May his life be of a blessing. David and Elaine
Sydney Sweibel - 17 days ago
Joel was a good friend and a highly respected colleague and jurist . He was a true gentleman in every sense. I extend my sincere sympathies to his family and friends . He will be sadly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him. .
Esther Backler - 17 days ago
Dear Janice, I was shocked to hear about Joel's passing. I am so sorry. Please accept my condolences. Esther Backler
André Roy - 17 days ago
Aux membres de la famille de Joel, j'offre mes condoléances.Je souhaite que ce concert d'éloges à son égard et auxquels je joins les miens vous apporteront sérénité et réconfort.
Joni Waiser - 17 days ago
Dear Janice, Josh, & Joel’s next of kin, Our deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved Joel. Of course it was much too early for his departure from this world but how lucky you were to have him in your lives this long. Our time with him was limited to a few family occasions and although we didn’t know him well, we actually got to know him much better today from Elliott’s, Josh’s & Mireille’s touching, heartfelt, excellent eulogies. He would have been so proud of each one of you! May you have the physical and mental strength to get through the difficult days ahead. We wish you comfort and wonderful memories of his life so well lived. Sending love, Joni & David Waiser (Janice’s cousins residing in Ottawa)
Harris Black - 17 days ago
What a loss. What a shame. My condolences.
Nicole Kubin - 17 days ago
Mona Golfman - 17 days ago
Dear Janice ;My heartfelt sympathy to u & the Silcoff Family on the sad loss of your “special man “ ; I sincerely hope that words of kindness can bring some comfort to. You .Surrounded by the love of your family & friends I wish u restored peace & happiness .Warmly Mona G
Irene Amzallag - 17 days ago
Dear Janice Im very sorry for your loss ! You have my sincèrest condolences Barouh Dayan Aemet 🙏🙏
Robin Gelber - 17 days ago
Dear Janice My thoughts are with you on this untimely loss of your beloved Joel. May all your beautiful memories give you strength in the days ahead. Robin
Carol Segal & Michael Wexler - 17 days ago
Janice: We were shocked to learn of the untimely passing of Joel! May the happy memories you shared be of comfort Janice thru these very dark and difficult days that lay ahead! We know his passing leaves a gaping hole in your heart!Our sincerest condolences to you and Joel’s family!
Darren Boidman & Audrey Wexler - 17 days ago
Dear Janice and Silcoff Family, Our deepest sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Darren Boidman, Audrey Wexler and Xander and Ella
Emmanuelle Lesage and Jonathan Pinslsr - 17 days ago
Dear Janice and Silcoff Family, It is with deep sadness that we are sending you and your family our sincere condolences on the loss of Joel. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Emmanuelle and Jonathan
Caroline, Scott & Joanna Feggans - 17 days ago
Our deepest condolences, Janice , Mireille, Elliott, Joshua, and the entire family. Joel was a wonderful person, who did so much good in this world. He will be truly missed by all of us who knew him.
Monette Malewski - 17 days ago
My dear condolences to you Janet and Joel’s family Your memories will certainly keep him in your heart forever My thoughts are with you
Howard Greenfield - 17 days ago
It often feels like there’s little you can really count on in life. You could always count on a fair hearing from the Honourable Justice Silcoff. My condolences to the bereaved.
Jacob Rothman - 17 days ago
Dear Silcoff family, My sincere condolences on your loss. Justice Silcoff was an excellent lawyer, a respected jurist and a gentleman. Jacob Rothman
Suzanne Pringle - 17 days ago
Je transmets mes plus sincères sympathies à la famille de Joel ainsi qu’à tous ses collègues et amis. Je garderai toujours un souvenir du grand talent du juge qu’il était: compétent, empathique, élégant et disponible. Joel était un homme respecté qui manquera à tous et toutes. RIP Monsieur le juge Silcoff.
Barbara Axel - 17 days ago
To Janice and Silcoff family, I am so sorry to hear of Joel’s untimely death. With each passing day, may the sadness give way to happy memories of the times you shared.—-soon you will all find the strength to cherish those memories of smiles, laughter and love.—- and may those wonderful memories bring you comfort and help you heal. My sincere condolences for your loss, Barbara Axel
Gerald Stotland - 17 days ago
Hon Joel Silcoff will be remembered as an excellent attorney and respected judge. Moreover his compassionate demeanour was appreciated by the lawyers and litigants who appeared before him.
Pierre Bienvenu - 17 days ago
La retraite de l'honorable Silcoff comme juge de la Cour supérieure avait été une grande perte pour les justiciables et son décès soudain laisse un grand vide dans la communauté juridique. Juriste de talent, juge attentif, travaillant et respectueux, c'était un privilège toujours renouvelé de comparaître devant lui. J'offre mes plus sincères condoléances aux membres de sa famille, de même qu'à ses nombreux collègues et amis.
Linda Boidman - 17 days ago
Dear Janet and Silkoff Family, My sincere condolence on the passing of Joel. May you have strength during this most difficult time. May his memory be a Blessing. Warmly, Linda
Joelle Kent - 17 days ago
Janice and family, My sincere condolences. Joel was a special man and will always be remembered for his kindness. He will truly be missed.
Jesse Bernstein - 17 days ago
Sincere condolences to you and your family. Thinking of you.
Jean-François Buffoni - 17 days ago
Ce concert d’éloges à l'occasion du décès prématuré de notre ami à tous témoigne d’une réalité incontournable: Joel Silcoff nous a touchés par ses qualités professionnelles et personnelles: intelligent, curieux, à l’écoute, empathique, charmant, humaniste de grande classe, il s’est avéré un modèle d'une qualité exceptionnelle. Mes plus sincères condoléances à la famille.
Arthur & Rose Steckler - 17 days ago
We have been in shock since we heard the news of Joel's untimely passing. Joel has been a good friend since we were classmates in law school, and I will miss both his gracious friendship and his wise counsel. He was a brilliant jurist, who struck an uncommon balance between rigorous intellectual analysis and plain old common sense. Most of all, he was a true gentleman (a real mentsch) in every sense of the word. Our thoughts are with Janice and the family at this difficult time. May Joel's memory be for a blessing.
Peggy Hubscher Fixman - 17 days ago
Dear Janice, my heartfelt condolences to you and yours. May your wonderful memories help you through this difficult time. Peggy
Marvin Shahin - 17 days ago
My deepest sympathies to the Silcoff Family & to ALL his friends and colleagues who had the great fortune of learning from his grace, style, sharp legal mind and professionalism. May you find comfort in the many happy memories during this difficult time. Marvin
Genevieve Pepin - 17 days ago
As a young lawyer, I had the honour to work with Joel, whom I consider my mentor. He was an extraordinary lawyer and judge, and a true gentleman. I want to extend my most sincere condolences to his family. He will be deeply missed.
Jean-François de Grandpré - 17 days ago
Mes plus sincères condoléances à Janice et toute la famille de Joel. Nos chemins se sont croisés à la cour et j’ai alors découvert un gentleman, un juge passionné, un travailleur infatigable qui n’a jamais reculé devant un défi. Il manquera à tout ceux qui l’ont connu et ceux qui auraient encore pu bénéficier de ses sages conseils, mais surtout à ses proches. Bon courage!
Marc-André Landry - 17 days ago
Toutes mes sympathies à Janice et la famille de celui qui sera toujours "Monsieur le juge Silcoff". J'ai eu la privilège de plaider devant lui avant de partager plus de trois années au cabinet avec lui. Son intelligence, sa grande compétence et sa sagesse nous manqueront au quotidien. Le souvenir d'un homme intègre, bienveillant et affable nous guidera pour la suite.
Miriam St-Pierre - 17 days ago
C'est avec stupéfaction et grande tristesse que j'ai appris, ce matin, le décès subit de M. Joël Silcoff. C'était un gentleman d'une autre époque, toujours droit, alerte, regard pétillant et un brin farceur. Sa gentillesse, sa bonté, son sourire bienveillant et son humilité vont me manquer. Nos belles conversations à propos de voyages en Asie du Sud aussi. À sa famille et ses proches, j'offre mes plus sincères condoléances. Mes pensées vous accompagnent dans ces moments douloureux.
Gerald Kandestin - 17 days ago
Montreal’s legal community has lost a wonderful former judge and a wonderful person. My sincere condolences. Gerald Kandestin
Dru L. Spencer and Mark G. Peacock - 17 days ago
Joel was a refined and elegant jurist who was unfailingly cordial and empathetic. He did not let his superior intelligence get in the way of his great humanity. We have lost one of our best, too soon. To Janice and the family, we send our sincere sympathies.
L'honorable Marie-Anne Paquette - 17 days ago
C’est avec une grande tristesse que j’ai appris le décès de notre collègue retraité, l’honorable Joël A. Silcoff, dont l’annonce a été communiquée aux collègues de la Cour supérieure. Au nom de tous les juges et en mon nom personnel, je transmets à sa famille nos condoléances les plus sincères. Marie-Anne Paquette Juge en chef de la Cour supérieure du québec
Sandy Baylin - 17 days ago
Mireille, sending my deepest sympathies.
Renna Bassal - 17 days ago
Dear Janice, I was so sorry to learn of your huge and untimely loss. Sending you and Joels’s family my condolences.
Cindy Clarke - 17 days ago
I am so very sorry to hear of Joel's unexpected passing. I have had the pleasure of working with Joel over the last few years. We have had many debates, shared many laughs and have accomplished some incredible things. Joel impressed me with his professionalism and commitment. I am grateful to have had the chance to work with Joel and want to express my most sincere condolences to Joel's family. I am so sad to hear this news. Cindy
Antonio Sacconaghi - 17 days ago
We are shocked and saddened by the untimely death of our dear friend and valued advisor Joel. Our deepest sympathy to all the Silkoff family. Antonio and MaryLou Sacconaghi
Joe & Mirta Tuwaig - 17 days ago
Dear Mireille and Family, we send our condolences on your sad loss. May your cherished memories give you some comfort at this difficult time.
Linda Greenberg - 17 days ago
Dear Janice. I am sending you and the Silcoff family my sincere condolences on the untimely loss of Joel. I know that Ben had the utmost respect and admiration for Joel when they were both on the Bench. I hope that happy memories and family support will comfort you through these difficult times.
Wedline - 17 days ago
Toutes mes sincères condoléances à la famille. Joël était un collègue souriant et généreux qui prenait toujours le temps de partager ses connaissances. Il me manquera grandement.
Johanne et Robert Mainville - 17 days ago
À Janice et la famille de Joël, Robert se joint à moi pour vous offrir nos plus sincères condoléances à la suite du décès de Joël. Ce fut un choc pour nous que d'apprendre cette triste nouvelle. Joël a été mon collègue de bureau à la Cour supérieure pendant plusieurs années et nous sommes restés amis après sa retraite. Homme brillant, doté d'un grand professionnalisme, il était dévoué à son travail et à sa famille qu'il chérissait plus que tout. Joël a été pour moi un modèle. Homme d'une grande discrétion et d'une fine élégance, il était toujours disponible pour partager ses connaissances et j'ai pu profiter de ses nombreux conseils et de ses qualités humaines. Un homme d'exception qui nous manquera beaucoup.
Maude Choko and Sebastien Caron - 17 days ago
Our deepest condolences to the Silkoff family. Joel was widely admired in the legal community. He was a friend and a role model for so many of us. He will be very much missed.
Gary Morrison - 17 days ago
My sincere condolences to Joel's wife Janice and to all the family and friends of Joel who have suffered a personal loss on his passing. The numerous messages that precede mine stand as a strong testimony of what Joel meant to so many friends, colleagues and even professional adversaries. He was a special human and will be missed by many. May your memories of Joel always give you comfort and strength.
Marlene and Joel King - 17 days ago
Dear Janice, We are sending our sincere condolences on the passing of Joel. May your warm memories be a source of comfort. Marlene and Joel King
Evy Miller - 17 days ago
Dear Janice and family, so sorry to read the sad news. My thoughts and sincere condolences are with you at this time. Warmly, Evy
Joel Larouche - 17 days ago
Joel was a brilliant judge and a fantastic colleague. No doubt he will be missed. My deepest condolences to the family.
Doreen and Gerald Green - 17 days ago
Dear Janice and Silcoff family, Our deepest sympathies on the loss of a loving partner, father and grandfather. Joel was a brilliant, knowledgeable and fair judge. Janice, he was your loving partner for many years. May the memories you have be a comfort to you at this very sad time. Baruch Dayan Ha"Emet. Doreen and Gerald
Guylène Beaugé, j.c.s. - 17 days ago
À Janice et à la famille Silcoff, j’offre mes condoléances les plus sincères. Joël a été un collègue accueillant à mon arrivée à la Cour, puis un modèle d’intelligence et d’élégance. Son départ à la retraite m’avait peinée, mais il m’avait laissé en souvenir un magnifique et immense cactus qui ornait son bureau et que je chéris depuis. Je continuerai d’avoir une pensée affectueuse pour Joël. Je suis désolée de ne pas pouvoir assister aux funérailles de Joël, car je suis présentement à l’étranger. Toutes mes pensées vous accompagnent.
Melissa Miraula - 17 days ago
Joel was a remarkable human being who loved life. I am truly saddened to hear of his passing. I cannot thank him enough for being such an exceptional mentor in my career. It was both an honour and a privilege to know him. He will be missed. My sincere condolences to the Silcoff family.
Neomi Kronish - 17 days ago
Our sincerely condolences to the Silcoff family ( Mireille and Eliot) and the extended family, janice, to Annie and Beatrice and to their cousins in Israel on the loss of their father, companion and grandfather.
Brian Riordan - 17 days ago
On Joel's last day in court, a group of us, his judge colleagues, quietly came into his courtroom to surprise him when he came onto the bench. As he came through the door, his eyes lit up and, as we applauded him heartily, they teared up. Having been his law partner for many years, and then his colleague at the Superior Court, it was up to me to say a few brief words of "adieu". At that point in 2017 I had known and worked with him for over 40 years. I must have said some appropriate things, the exact words of which I do not recall, but at the end I did say words that I do recall. In closing I said: "My life has been blest to have you in it". Truer words were never spoken and I know that Janice and his family feel the same way. I am heartbroken and I feel great sadness also for her and their loss. Good bye, dear friend. Brian Riordan
Pierrette Rayle - 17 days ago
À Janice et à sa famille, j’offre mes sincères condoléances . Comme tous ses collègues au Barreau puis à la magistrature j’ai pu admirer l’intellect et le professionnalisme de Joël mais ce sont aussi ses qualités de cœur, son souci d’excellence et sa disponibilité qui ont fait de lui l’être exceptionnel que nous avons connu, un ami qui charmait par son humour et son élégance tous ceux qu’il côtoyait. Joël, tu nous manqueras.
Karen & Gary Waxman - 17 days ago
Dear Janice, Mireille, Elliott and extended families, Karen and I were deeply saddened by Joel’s sudden passing and we extend to all of you our sincere sympathies. Joel was one of my mentors at the outset of my legal career and remained a dear friend ever since. I will always be grateful for his guidance, wisdom and kindness and for inspiring me with his profound sense of justice. We will miss him greatly.
Barbara Marcus - 17 days ago
Dear Janice, Sincere condolences to you and your family. In time, may memories be a comfort.
Sharon and Peter Pinsler - 17 days ago
Dear Janice and the Silcoff family, We were totally shocked to hear of Joel’s passing. After knowing Joel since high school, we reconnected through our son Jonathan and spent a wonderful evening together talking and catching up after so many years. May you all be comforted by your memories. Sharon and Peter
GAIL GELBER - 17 days ago
Dear Janice & The Silcoff Family, My deepest condolences on your loss. . May you be spared future sorrow. Gail Gelber
Beatrice Lewis - 17 days ago
Dear Janice and Josh, My heartfelt condolences are extended to you and the entire family on the passing of Joel. In reading the tributes, it is most evident that Joel was a highly respected man who will be greatly missed by the entire community!
Syl Spector - 17 days ago
Please excuse my error , my deepest condolences to Elliott … not Sean .
Silvana Zannella - 17 days ago
Dear Janice ,my sincere condolences to you and the rest of your family.
Laya Feldman - 17 days ago
Dear Janice, I am sorry for your loss and wish you and your family strength during this difficult time. Laya Feldman
Les Erdle - 17 days ago
My sincere condolences. Joel was an ardent and respected jurist with whom I had the opportunity to interact. He was understanding and always tried to apply the law fairly. He was an excellent representative of both the judiciary and the Barreau. May you be comforted by your memories.
Jacques Laurin9 - 17 days ago
My sincere condoleances to his family and friends Sincères condoléances à sa famille et ses proches Un grand juriste et gentilhomme
Hélène Langlois - 17 days ago
Mes sincères condoléances à la famille Silcoff. Joel et moi avons été des collègues à la cour supérieure de nombreuses années. Ce fut un plaisir. Je me souviendrai d’un juriste hors pair, d’un être bienveillant et d’un collègue tout à fait charmant.
Lord Reading Law Society - 18 days ago
We at the Lord Reading Law Society are deeply saddened by Justice Silcoff’s passing. He was a kind and gentle man, a valued member of, and friend to, our Society and the legal community. He will be greatly missed.
Robert Berger - 18 days ago
Janice, Susan and I are saddened and shocked to learn of Joel's passing. We are in California, so we cannot attend the service, which we surely would have, to remember and honour such a fine, distinguished man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire family.
Mark Bercuvitz - 18 days ago
Dear Janice, I am so sorry to hear of Joel's unexpected passing, We just saw him with you and Arlene at a concert a few weeks ago. My sincere condolences. I guess "the Lord taketh" on his/her own schedule that is very difficult for us to understand. May his memory be a blessing. Fondly, Mark
Pierre-C. Gagnon - 18 days ago
Joël fut un collègue apprécié et respecté au sein de la Cour supérieure. C’est lui qui m’a inculqué l’art subtil de rédiger des jugements en anglais, durant une semaine de formation où je l’ai mieux connu. Mes condoléances à tous les êtres chers.
Heidi Drymer - 18 days ago
Sending sincere condolences to the whole Silcoff family at this difficult time.
Mark Meland - 18 days ago
It came as such a shock to learn of Joel's passing. He was an excellent and dedicated jurist as well as a warm and engaging person. It was a privilege to appear before him in court and, over the last few months, to work with him on a mediation. At all times, he displayed wisdom, resolve and an understated sense of humor. My deepest condolences.
Bunny Berke - 18 days ago
Dear Janice & Silcoff family, Heartfelt condolences on the loss of Joel, a very exceptional person. May he rest in peace. Bunny Berke
Avram Fishman - 18 days ago
Please accept my heartfelt condolensces on your untimely loss. Joel was an outstanding jurist who was highly respected by his colleagues and members of the Bar. He was also a fine gentleman and a successful mediator.
Lorne - 18 days ago
My condolences to the entire family, His advice and loyalty on so many trying times was undeniable. All was so helpful, and so right. Rest in peace .
David Joanisse et Dominique Ménard - 18 days ago
Dominique et moi désirons vous offrir nos plus sincères condoléances. Joel était un homme intéressant, intelligent, attentionné et profondément humain. Simplement une personne d'exception qui laissera un vide immense. Ce sera le cas dans le milieu juridique où son empreinte restera à jamais présente. Nous ne pouvons imaginer ce qu'il en sera pour ses proches. Nos pensées vous accompagnent dans ces moments difficiles.
Irwin Rudick - 18 days ago
Sad to hear of the passing of my law class mate and long time neighbour in the Laurentians. May he rest in peace.
Justin Sanft - 18 days ago
Dear Janice and the family of Joel Silcoff. My deepest condolences on the passing of Joel. He was a very kind man. Wishing you strength at this difficult time. Justin
sydney kronish - 18 days ago
Dear Mirelle and family Our sincere condolences Elaine and Syd
Daniel W Payette - 18 days ago
It is with great sadness that I learn of Joel’s passing. As everyone who ever met him, I saw him as an exceptional person, as a jurist but mainly as a human being. He profoundly loved his family and delighted in their meals at Beijing. The judiciary looses a great representative. Farewell.
Mark Schrager - 18 days ago
Dear Silkoff family Please accept my heartfelt condolences. Joel was a role model for his professionalism and decency. May you find comfort in fond memories of him. Mark Schrager
Robert Pancer - 18 days ago
Dear Janice and family, I wish to extend my sincere condolence to you and to your immediate family. I had the opportunity to litigate against a ferocious and highly skilled Attorney and thereafter to plead before an excellent Judge who will be fondly remembered and appreciated.
Olivier Fraticelli - 18 days ago
Quelle profonde tristesse d’apprendre le depart soudain du Juge Sil off avec qui j’ai eu le plaisir d’échanger a maintes reprises au sein de LCM. J’ai pu apprécier tant ses qualités humaines que celles d’éminent juriste . Mes plus sincères condoléances a la famille
Sandra Greenfeld Lyons - 18 days ago
Dear Janice and family, Please accept my sincere condolences on the untimely passing of Joel. May you find strength during this difficult time. Sandra (Toronto)
Terry and Barry Sheiner - 18 days ago
Dear Janice How shocked and saddened Barry and I were to learn of the untimely passing of your dear Joel. We send our heartfelt sympathy to you and the family. Cherish the wonderful years you shared with Joel.
Daniel Lack - 18 days ago
My sincerest sympathies to you Janice and to Joel's family. He was both a respected lawyer and judge taken so suddenly and too soon.
Wilbrod Claude Décarie - 18 days ago
À la famille nous offrons nos plus sincères condoléances. Nous sommes abasourdi par le départ soudain de Joël. Je garde un excellent souvenir de ce juriste hors pair d’une rare bonté et élégance que j’ai eu le privilège d’avoir comme collègue de nombreuses années. Il etait un pilier de la Cour et comme tout bon scout il était toujours prêt à servir… Wilbrod Claude Décarie et Silvia Resera
Cynthia and Max Bernard - 18 days ago
Dear Janice and all those who loved Joel, Cynthia and I extend our deepest condolences on the untimely passing of Joel. I knew him first as an excellent judge who was widely respected and admired in the legal community, then in the last few years as a close associate, role model and good friend to both of us. He was intellectually gifted, gave freely of his time and knowledge, and was always genuinely warm. He will be very much missed. Cynthia and Max Bernard
Gordon Kugler - 18 days ago
What a shock to learn of Joel’s untimely passing. Joel was a truly outstanding judge, lawyer and human being who will be missed by everyone in the legal community. I extend my sincere condolences to the Silcoff family. Gordon
Rosalind and Tom Davis - 18 days ago
Dear Janice and Joel's family, Rosalind and I are deeply saddened to learn of Joel's passing. I had the pleasure of knowing Joel both as an adversary and as a colleague. A true gentleman on both fronts. We will miss him.
Maria Vommaro - 18 days ago
Dear Janice and Justice Silcoff's family, My deepest sincere sympathies and condolences on the sudden passing of a wonderful human being. I was privileged to have worked with him and will miss him dearly. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Theodore Goloff and Marilyn Takefman - 18 days ago
To those who were near and dear to Joel we send our sincere condolences for the loss of one so special Teddy Goloff and Marilyn Takefman
Ian Solloway - 18 days ago
Dear Silcoff family: My deepest condolences on the passing of Joel. He was an excellent attorney, judge, and most importantly, a person of high intelligence, good judgment, humanity, and grace. Joel was a gentleman in the truest sense of the word. He will be sorely missed by all who had the iprivilege of knowing him.
William Brock - 18 days ago
Dear Janice and family, I am deeply saddened by Joel’s passing. I was privileged to work with him when he was a lawyer, and then appear before him when he was a Judge, and after his retirement from the bench, when he was a mediator and arbitrator. He was a model of professionalism, fairness and integrity, and his great sense of humour and joy of life made for enjoyable times. He was a true mensch, and his keen intellect and ability to get to the core of the matter made us all better. Joel will be sorely missed by many, I mourn his passing.
Raphael and Evelyn Schachter - 18 days ago
To the Silcoff family, Evelyn and I extend our most sincere condolences...Joel was a good man, personally and professionally...the news of his passing is indeed heartbreaking...May you take comfort from friends and family who care and share your grief...
Richard Nadeau - 18 days ago
Triste d’apprendre la nouvelle du décès de Joël, un contemporain de la Faculté de Droit et, par la suite, un collègue respecté à la Cour. Il aura été un des juges les plus patients et intelligents de notre génération. Condoléances sincères.
Nancy and Marc Gold - 18 days ago
Dear family. Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of Joel. He was a distinguished jurist and a valued member of the community. Our thoughts are with you. Nancy and Marc Gold
Clement Gascon - 18 days ago
Dear Janice and Joel’s family, nos sincères condoléances. A dear friend and remarkable colleague. He will be missed. Nos pensées sont avec vous en ces moments difficiles. Clement et Marie Michelle
Pierre Jasmin - 18 days ago
A Janice et tous les membres de la famille Silcoff, nos plus sincères condoléances. Je garde de Joël un très bon souvenir. Il était d'une grande gentilesse , poli, et d'une grande disponibilité . C'était toujours un plaisir de discuter avec lui lorsqu'il était un de mes voisins de bureau à la cour. Pierre Jasmin et Marie St-Jacques
Fran Abramowitz - 18 days ago
Dear Janice and all of Joel’s loved ones. I am saddened to read of the loss of your beloved Joel. I met Joel in the early 60’s when we both had summer jobs at Steinberg’s Headquarters on Hochelaga and we became friends. Reading his biography, his career was most impressive and he made a difference in society. May he RIP and may you be spared further sorrow. Fondly Fran
Ellen Kom - 18 days ago
Joel was my late father's lawyer and friend. He was an extraordinary person: astute, loyal, gracious, and kind. My heartfelt sympathy to his family on their profound loss. Joel will never be forgotten.
Frank Barakett - 18 days ago
My deepest condolences to the Silcoff family . I had the occasion to get to know and respect him before I retired 10 years ago . May he rest in peace
Francine Nantel - 18 days ago
Mes condoléances à toute la famille. Triste nouvelle, nous perdons un juriste compétent, humain et d'une grande élégance.
Edith Gold Orleans - 18 days ago
Dear Janice, Please accept my most sincerest condolences on your loss of Joel
David and Donna-Lee Kauffman - 18 days ago
How sad to learn of Joel's passing, far too soon. Joel was a classmate at McGill Law School, a colleague and a friend. Although we have not been in touch recently, he has left an indelible impression upon us as a kind, considerate and wise person whose counsel was very much sought and respected. His approach was always measured, whether in his professional or his personal life. In our many years of friendship, I have never known him to raise his voice. His presence will be missed. My deepest condolences to Joel's family.
Syl Spector - 18 days ago
Dear Sean and Mirelle: My heartfelt sympathies on the passing of your beloved father. I wish you strength at this most difficult time. And May he Rest In Peace. Warmly Sylvia
mark Lazar - 18 days ago
Dear Janice, Josh and the entire Silcoff Family - On behalf Vania and I and the entire IWFS of Montreal membership, please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of Joel. We came to know Joel over the years at the Wine and Food events. Always a soft and gentle smile and a well spoken gentlemen. We will miss him sharing our dining evenings with us. May the many fond memories comfort you all at this time. Mark and Vania
Paul Mayer - 18 days ago
What a shock. Joel had the qualities of a great role model as a judge. Foremost, he was smart and had a good judgment. He also possessed mental poise, an infinite patience and a capacity to study deeply. He was funny and elegant. I Miss him already.
Francois Rolland - 18 days ago
J’apprends avec tristesse et surprise le décès de Joel. Ayant eu le privilège de travailler avec lui pendant de nombreuses années à la cour Supérieure et dans des dossiers d’arbitrage après sa retraite, je garde le souvenir d’un juge très compétent et surtout d’un homme de grande classe. Il aura été un excellent ambassadeur de justice. Nous offrons nos sympathies aux membres de la famille. François et Sylvie
Pepita Capriolo - 18 days ago
David and I were terribly saddened by the news. Joel was a good friend, a great colleague and a real mensch. We extend our deeply felt condolences to his family and friends
Honorable Luc Lefebvre - 18 days ago
Toutes mes condoléances à la famille. Joel était un excellent juge,très apprécié des collègues, du personnel, des avocats et des justiciables. Une grande perte pour le monde juridique.
Robert Mongeon - 18 days ago
Un ami et un collègue de près de 50 ans qui nous quitte trop tôt. Sincères condoléances à toute la famille et aux proches de Joel. Robert Mongeon et Nicole Lemieux
Honorable Gilles Hébert - 18 days ago
Mes condoléances à toute la famille. Joel fut un excellent compagnon de travail à la Cour Supérieure,apprécié de tous. Un juge brillant et dévoué.
Jacques Fournier - 18 days ago
A very good colleague, a gentleman and a friend. He will be missed.
Michael Worsoff - 18 days ago
Dear Silcoff family, I was deeply saddened to learn about Joel’s passing. We were classmates at McGill Law school and spent many good times together. He had a brilliant career as both a lawyer and judge and will be greatly missed by all of us.
Norton Segal - 18 days ago
Dear Silcoff Family, Joel was a great classmate, a great colleague and a great guy. My condolences to all. Nuchum.
Stephen Drymer - 18 days ago
Deepest condolences to the Silcoff family and to all whom Joel touched.
Jewel and Paul Lowenstein - 18 days ago
Dear Janice and all who were closest to Joel, We were shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the passing of the HONOURABLE Joel. He lived up to his title in every way. He loved his family and he loved his work. Although he was most often sequestered up north in his chalet studying cases in order to offer his best judgement, he found time to serve on the Temple Board and always supported its values. We hope Joel is resting in peace. With love, Jewel and Paul
Elise Senécal - 18 days ago
My deapest condolences to Justice Silcoff's family. I will miss working with him.
Suzanne Handman - 18 days ago
The news was shocking. I send my most sincere condolences to all the members of Joel’s family. Joel will be remembered as an excellent judge and a fine human being.
Israël S Mass - 18 days ago
Our sincerest condolences to the entire Silcoff family at this most difficult time.
Lyon Kunin - 18 days ago
Karen and I wish to express our sincere condolences