Dr. Hy Goldman

Funeral Service: Sunday, May 21, 2023 at 12:00 PM
Chapel Service
Shiva: Sunday, May 21, 2023 to
Wednesday, May 24, 2023

530 Grosvenor Ave., Westmount H3Y 2S4
Shiva Details:
Shiva hours: Sunday from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m., and Monday through Wednesday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. daily
Cemetery: Shaar Hashomayim Cemetery
KlezKanada: (514) 734-1473 or https://klezkanada.org/get-involved/.

If you are unable to attend the funeral service in person, you may join it virtually on Sunday, May 21 at 12:00 noon: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCI44-JAG5dCDIjw49YmbZig/lives

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Leslie, Cheryl and family - 5 days ago

Dear Ronit, Noah, Sandy & family, Leslie & I were sad to hear of Hy’s passing. Know that you are in our hearts always, particularly at this time. Understanding the loss of a wonderful person, husband & father, as Hy was, is deeply difficult. Sending our condolences your way. With our hearts full of love for you, Cheryl & Leslie,

Joseph Pleet - 5 days ago

Dear Sandy and family Sorry for lost of you husband. We met many times when I used to work for Tal Am and BJEC. When you or him came to photocopy things for KlezKanada or anything connected to Yiddish Committee. From Joseph Pleet

Giselle Yepes - 10 days ago

My sincerest condolences to the Goldman Family. I had the privilege of working with Dr. Goldman at the Children's emergency Department . He had a wonderful sense of humor and was well loved by all the staff and clerks that had the good fortune to work on one of his shifts. I am sad to hear of his passing, may he enjoy a well-deserved rest.

SuzanPridham - 10 days ago

Dear Ronit, Noah and Family, We are saddened to hear about the loss of your dear father and father in law and send our deepest condolences. May his memory be a blessing and maybyou be spared further sorrow. Suzan Pridham and Marty Peletz

FEIGE Kaplan - 11 days ago

I learned with great sadness of Hy's passing Sandy , you and Hy were wonderful friends, colleagues and neighbors for so many years. Hy's vivaciousness, commitment to so many worthy causes, including but not restricted to the Montreal Children's Hospital and Klez Kanada were a shining example for all. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Marilyn Lerner - 11 days ago

So sad for Sandy and the entire family. What a well lived life. I’ll miss the warmth and enthusiasm of this lovely man. But what an example of what a life full of meaning can be and how many people were touched by the good works of this splendid human. He really went for it in this life. May his memory be a blessing.

Louise Dery-Goldberg - 11 days ago

Dear Sandy and Goldman Family, Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of an extraordinary man who touched so many lives and helped so many children and their families. It was a privilege to meet him at The Children’s and to work with him on projects that were close to his heart. Every meeting with Hy was interesting, inspiring and memorable. He made the world a better place and will be greatly missed.

Sherri & Eric Kimmel - 12 days ago

Dear Ronit, Noah and Family, We are so sorry for your loss of your father and grandfather. We are thinking of you all and sending you all our deepest condolences at this time. Sherri & Eric

Marlene and Warren Dick - 12 days ago

Dear Goldman Families, our deepest sympathy on the los if Hy. We know that all your wonderful memories will help you through this difficult time. May his memory be a blessing! Marlene and Warren

Ingrid Zimmer - 12 days ago

Ronit, Noah and Family, Sending you our deepest condolences on the loss of your father. Thinking of you and sending strength. Ingrid and Laurence.

Freda & Manny Grill - 12 days ago

Dear Goldman Family, Our sincere condolences on the loss of your dear Husband , Father & Grandfather. May you be spared further sorrow. Freda & Manny Grill

Ned Steinman - 12 days ago

Dear Sandy and Family, I was so very sorry to read about the loss of your husband and father. May his memory, his devotions, his life's work, and his contributions be an everlasting memory for all of you. My condolences. Ned

Bonnie Rubenstein - 12 days ago

Dear Sandy and family...So sad to hear about Hy's passing .Fondly remember meeting you, Hy and Sara Rosenfeld in mid July 1996 when you were all up at Camp B'nai Brith in prep for KezKanada's first retreat . Over these past many many years ; you , Hy and KlezKanada have educated, entertained and inspired thousands of people with the best in Klez music and Yiddish culture . For this we all so thankful.

Harriet Greenstone - 12 days ago

Dear Sandy and family, Over 30 years ago several mothers and I wanted to start a fundraising group. While many asked what could we possibly do, it was Dr. Hy Goldman who jumped on it and told us “Put your money where your mouth is.” He believed in us, encouraged us, nurtured us, and inspired us. Most incredible was that he rolled up his sleeves and worked tirelessly alongside us. Just for Kids is now more than 30 years strong, and forever indebted to Hy, a founding board member. He saw the positive in even the most negative circumstances - following the saying “It is better to light a candle than to complain about the darkness.” He followed this philosphy in all aspects of his life – as a caring doctor, a community member, an advocate, a teacher, and a leader, holding many high positions while being so humble. What an honour it was to work with him more recently at Tiny Tots and see the wisdom and the energy that he imparted, while enjoying a longtime friendship. Hy brought light, hope, and music into our lives. We will always remember him and try to follow his wonderful lessons. His legacy will live on forever. My sincere condolences on your loss of such an exceptional man.

Judy and Sim Shek - 12 days ago

Dear Sandy and Family How saddened we were to hear of H'y''s passing. But look at the legacy he has left, loved, respected, and admired by the entire community and beyond. May your wonderful memories of a life well lived sustain you during this most difficult time. Judy and Sim Shek

Bernard ( Bucket) & Shirley Herman - 12 days ago

We remember when visiting friends Shirley and harry Miller they received a call from Hy telling them that he had proposed to Sandy . This turned out to be a great marriage. Hy was a force to behold and with Sandy by his side together with Sarah Rosenfeld they started Klez Canada. As a Dr and a leader in the Jewish community he left a wonderful legacy. We send our sympathy to you Sandy and the rest of the family

Evelyne Pytka - 13 days ago

To Sandy and all the Goldman family, Hy Goldman was a visionary,. He helped establish the Peduatric Insulin Pump Centre at the MCH. This was a first in Canada and probably in North America, and a program that had a significant impact on the lives of many children and their families living with diabetes throughout the province, as well as adults, physicians ans diabetes educators.. Klezkanada was another of his visions which has provided a wealth of music and culture far and wide. Please accept my deepest condolences. May his memory be a blessing, and may he rest in peace,.

Diane Henry - 13 days ago

Dear Ronit, Noah and the family of the late Hy Goldman, please accept my deepest condolences. Diane

Diane and Hal Waller - 13 days ago

We are deeply saddened to learn of Hy's passing. He was a remarkable man, a dear friend, an enthusiastic colleague in so many endeavors, and an example of a man who understood the meaning of a life well-lived. Hy will be sorely missed. Diane and Hal Waller

Israel Bonds Montreal - 13 days ago

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

Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre - 13 days ago

The Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the entire Goldman family on your loss. Hy was a partner in the continuation of Yiddish culture both in Montreal and on the international stage. His legacy will live on for generations to come. זאָל ער האָבן אַ ליכטיקן גן עדן

Jacqueline Cohen - 13 days ago

I have such fond memories of working with Hy and Sandy along with the gang Sara R., Penny M. and Phil S. when Klezkanada operated out of BJEC. Hy was so kind and caring. He helped find a Dr. for my boys. May the fond memories that you have give you all comfort at this sad time.

Preetha Krishnamoorthy - 13 days ago

Dear Sandy and family, I will forever be grateful to all that I learned about diabetes care from Hy. He was an important part of my path (and the paths of many others!), and he will be missed.

Sharleen Young - 13 days ago

Please accept our deepest condolences. Annie and Sharleen Young

Eugene Orenstein & Mindy Spiegel - 13 days ago

Dear Sandy and family, we are deeply saddened by the loss of Hy. He was an extraordinary human being and an exemplary Jew. May you find a measure of solace in the beautiful verse in Genesis: “And Abraham expired and died in a good old age, old and satisfied, and he was gathered to his people.” Eugene and Mindy

Grace Halperin - 14 days ago

Dear Sandy and family.... Hy was such a special person with so many diverse interests. We will all miss him in our community. I hope happy memories sustain you in the future. This is what we leave for our dear ones at the end of the day. Know that my thoughts are with you.

Jill and Marc Kimmel - 14 days ago

Dear Ronit, Noah and family, Marc and I are sending our deepest sympathies during this most difficult time. May your father’s memory always be a blessing and source of comfort for all who mourn him. Sending love Jill and Marc Kimmel

Rick Goldman - 14 days ago

Dear Sandy and family, My heartfelt condolences at this time of great loss. Hy was truly a giant of klezmer music and Yiddish culture. It was an honour to know him and to collaborate with him and Sara Rosenfeld in the Yiddish Festival in the Park with my band, as well as to see him in action for many years at KlezKanada! His tremendous legacy should bring comfort to you all.

Tamara and Philip Greenberg - 14 days ago

Dear Sandy and family, We add our voices to those who admired Hy for what he did and who he was. Our exposure to Hy came mainly thorough Klez Canada, where we had nephews who benefited and your involvement is Shaar Study Group Daled - much to short. Hy's memory will surely be a blessing for all your family. Tamara and Philip

Frank and Andrea Weinstein - 14 days ago

Dear Sandy and family, We were terribly saddened to learn of the loss of Hy, a man who had great ideas and wasn’t afraid to make them happen. I have the fondest memories of working side by side with both of you to make Klez Kanada a permanent fixture of the Jewish community. May you all be comforted by the knowledge that Hy will never be forgotten. May Hy’s memory be for a blessing.

Mike Regenstreif - 14 days ago

Dear Sandy and Family, I was deeply saddened to learn of Hy's passing. He was a force of nature who did so much for Jewish music and always the nicest of men. I send my condolences to all who loved him.

Irwin and Ariela Cotler - 14 days ago

Dear Sandy Ilan, Ranit and Noah, We heard with great sorrow about the passing of dear Hy. There are few people we can say that they lived there lives to the fullest . Hy did, and with everything he did .He touched everyone who knew him - as a doctor, as the “father” of Klez Canada and above all - as a loving husband, father grandfather and a dear friend. May his legacy be a source of comfort and inspiration to all of you, and may you know no more sorrow Irwin and Ariela

Hymie P. Orzech - 14 days ago

He was a person who makes you special

Rhona Bloom - 14 days ago

Dear Sandi & Family, MY heartfelt condolences to you & the entire Family. May your wonderful memories help comfcomfort you at this time. May his Nashema have an Aliyah. Warmly, RHONA

Julie Garonce - 14 days ago

Dear Ronit and family, Sending my deepest and heartfelt condolences. May you be comforted by your many warm and sweet memories. Julie

Sonja and Harry Langburt - 14 days ago

Dear Sandy and Family. Our deepest sympathies on the passing of Hy.May all your wonderful memories give you strength during this very difficult time. Sonja and Zvi

Dora and Saul Edelstein - 14 days ago

Dear Sandy and Family, Our condolences on the passing of your beloved Hy. You are in our thoughts. Sincerely, Dora and Saul

Lottie Shevell - 14 days ago

Dear Sandy and family, Please accept my deepest sympathy to all of you on the loss of your dear Hy. Although, you Sandy, are the only one I had the pleasure of getting to know, I feel I do know a bit about all your children and , especially Hy..All the beautiful stories you told about Hy, how he loved his work and all the things he did for the community etc. You also spoke about Klez, and I saw how hard you worked for the event..I hope that all the memories that you have, will help you at this time. Love, Lottie

Francine Bishinsky - 14 days ago

Dear Sandy and family, My heartfelt condolences on the passing of Hy. He was an example to all on how to age gracefully and it was always wonderful to see your devotion to each other. Francine

Farla Cohen - 14 days ago

Dear Sandy &. Family, Please accept our deepest sympathies. Hi was an integral part of your lives and you were blessed to have him for all those long wonderful years. He enriched your lives as you enriched his. He was a devoted hard working husband, father, family man,doctor, community leader, instrumental in bringing wonderful Jewish music to a multitude of people both professional and non professional. He made so many people happy & fulfilled. For us, it all started at Akiva School, where Hi and Sandy were role models. Their interest and involvement at the school were highly inspirational and contagious. They and the 3 children were forerunners that helped make it into the wonderful school it is today. May you find comfort in HI’s great legacy, in the warm and loving feelings that Hi has left for you. Fondly, Farla& Family

Carolyn & Arnold Steinman - 15 days ago

Dear Sandy and Family, our most sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved Hy. Hy was an exceptional man, devoted to medicine and to the revival of Klezmer music. You were Hy’s right hand working hand in hand to make Klez Canada the success that it became. Hy left a wonderful legacy and he will always be remembered as an outstanding gentleman. May his Neshama have an Aliyah. Love Carolyn and Arnie Steinman

Inés Wong - 15 days ago

Dear Sandy and Family, Juan and I want to offer you and the family, our deepest condolences. Dr. Goldman was a tremendous inspiration in my career. I am lucky that I had the opportunity to be a part of some of his many projects, specially the setting of the tissue culture lab at the Montreal Children’s Hospital I will forever remenber his energy and daily new ideas, possibilities, projects and of course his love for music. May he rest in peace.

Marsha and Mort Levy - 15 days ago

Dear Sandy---We were devastated to hear of Hy`s death.Our encounters since we first met at the Tifereth Beth David almost 50 yrs ago...though limited in number were always joyous. The community has lost a very great man. May your family be spared further sorrows ! Marsha and Mort Levy

Lynn Cohen - 15 days ago

My deepest condolences to our dear Dr. Goldman’s family and loved ones. It was always an honour working with him at Tiny Tots and we all learned so much from him. He was so respected and loved, and will forever be remembered. BDE

Sandra and Ron Feldman - 15 days ago

Dear Sandy and family: We go back to the Queen Mary days and of course that enriching summer at Klee Canada Hy and you created. He was such a giant ..so profoundly influential in at least 3 areas of life..medicine,music,family..so many loving tributes to such a valued creative life. We send heartfelt condolences to you and the family. Sandra and Ron

Jonathan Goldbloom - 15 days ago

I had the pleasure of working with Dr Goldman on a number of files including anniversary celebrations for the Childrens. He was always helpful, creative and engaging and will be sorely missed. Please accept my condolences on his passing.

Evelyne Burt - 15 days ago

To Ronit and family. Please accept my deepest condolences to all at this very difficult time. Evelyne Burt

Arielle Lewis-Weigens - 15 days ago

A tremendous loss. His years of dedication, kindness, and generosity live on in the KlezKanada we love. He leaves a legacy of love and light.

Eric Dick & Celleste Dumouchel - 15 days ago

Sandy, Ilan, Daveed and Ronit, my deepest sympathies to you and your families. As you all well know, I spent the better part of my teens at your "social club" on Queen Mary, where so many unforgettable memories were made (the numbers 489-9014 are still etched in my brain). Some "Hy-lights" of those memories include spending time in the den upstairs with the doc, while he not only waxed poetic on the many redeeming qualities of John Denver, but backed it up by digging into his record collection and spinning some tunes. (I had shared many "musical discovery" moments with Ilan, but this was my first with Hy). On another occasion while sitting in the kitchen sharing Graham crackers (which for some unknown reason was the Goldman snack food of choice), he took the opportunity to give me a complete lesson on the history of Klezmer music - and I remember how he was so passionate about it. I'll never forget his incredibly firm handshake that you couldn't let go of until HE was finished talking to you, as well as his Vulcan bicep grip, which was always accompanied by phrases like "how are you Eric? You doing ok? That's all I want to make sure of, that you're doing ok." Then he'd let go as if to say "Alright, I'm done checking up on you, now go do your music thing in the basement with the other boys". Hy was many important things to many people... To me he was the welcoming dad at my friend's house who always made a point of showing up to share a moment of humour, sarcasm, or wisdom. He most certainly left his mark on me, many times over (and probably some on my biceps too). Sending a big hug to the entire Goldman clan.

Phil and Evelyn Gold - 15 days ago

Dear Sandy and family, Hy was a consummate mensch. A superb doctor, a good friend, a music aficionado and a man of the community. He has left a great deal behind him in many ways. We hope that your good memories of him will help you through the difficult time. Evelyn and Phil

Monica and Adam - 15 days ago

Dear Ronit, Noah and family. Our sincerest condolences for your loss. May your father’s memory continue to live in all of you everyday and in everything you do. Our thoughts are with you. Love, Monica and Adam xoxox

Dr. Harley Eisman - 15 days ago

Dear Goldman Family, When I started at the Montreal Children's over 25 yrs ago Hy was of the age when most would consider slowing down. Yet, to each patient encounter Hy always brought the enthusiasm of a newly minted staff. Most importantly, Hy had genuine concern and respect for the whole MCH care team working with him, and devoted his energy to make the Children's such a special place to work and practice. May the knowledge of what Hy meant to us comfort you in this time of sorrow.

Cote St Luc Men's Club - 15 days ago

Dear Goldman families. Please accept our sincere condolences on Hy's passing. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. He will be missed by the club's members and friends. May the family be comforted with the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

Abe Gonshor & Annie Young - 15 days ago

Dear Sandy and family., The Montreal community lost a very special man. Hy’s icredible achievements will be remembered by so many for many years to come. We send our condolences and love at this very sad time in your lives and may Hy rest in peace in “gan aiden” seranaded by music for eternity!

Irene and Stephen - 15 days ago

Dear Sandy and family. Hy was an indefatigable force in the Jewish Community. His appearance and energy were those of a person 20 years younger. He shall be missed. We extend deepest condolences.

Adriana Kotler - 15 days ago

Dear Sandy and family, Heartfelt condolences to all on Hy's passing. We worked together for many years to make KlezKanada happen. So many memories of endless late night meetings, pure joy and excitement at the annual retreats in Lanthier, culminating with the Kiev to Odessa Klezmer Cruise on the Dnieper. May the good memories with Hy comfort you at this most difficult time.

Abe Fuks - 15 days ago

To the Goldman Family: Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your Husband, and Father. May Hy's memory and his remarkable accomplishments as a physician, community leader and role model in so many domains be a source of consolation during this time of mourning.

Lisa Rubin - 15 days ago

Hy was an extraordinary jewel in our community. Tireless, unwavering, selfless and kind. KlezKanada, his cherished masterpiece will remain exactly that for many years to come. His profound impact shall forever remain etched in our hearts. My deepest sympathies extend to Sandy and the entire family in this time of loss

Jewel Ephraim - 15 days ago

Ronit, Noah, and family, My sincere and deepest condolences to you and your family. May the memories of of beloved father bring you all some peace and comfort during this difficult time. Love always, Jewel

Paula & Michael Lehrman - 15 days ago

Dear Ronit & Noah, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Your father certainly seemd like a special person. May your wonderful memories be with you forever.

David Sela - 15 days ago

Hy was a rare gem in the revival of Jewish music and culture . Infatigable, determined , focused and generous Hy and Sandy kept KlezKanada - his dearest creation - to the highest of standards . We will never forget his immense contribution to it . My condolences to Sandy and family.

Sara and Irwin Tauben - 15 days ago

At an age when most men might have retired to the golf course or happily taken up a hobby, Hy not only continued to his duties as a doctor, but began to seriously pursue his interest in Jewish music. He could have simply learned to play an instrument, focusing on Klezmer tunes. Instead, he made it possible for thousands to learn to play multiple Jewish musical traditions while deepening their understanding of Jewish history, culture and folkways. He directly impacted four generations while KlezKanada continues to inspire and motivate participants from around the world. While we express condolences to Sandy and the entire family on the lose of this extraordinary man, we share with you in celebrating a lifetime of achievement.

Peggi and Mark Rabinovitch - 15 days ago

Having taken our grandchildren one unforgettable summer to KlezKanada, we know what a magnificent fraternity of artists, musicians and Yiddishists Hy brought together. What a grand and lasting legacy.

Stephanie Finkelstein & Sharon Koifman - 15 days ago

A gentle giant in the medical and klezmer world has left us. Hy z”L you were always so kind ever since my first klez in 1996, to when you encouraged me to join the board a number of years ago. You and Sandy were instrumental (pun intended) in celebrating Sharon and I up at Klez days before our wedding - first in an unforgettable hora- chairs and all - at the Thursday night ball, and then at our impromptu ufruf that Shabbos morning - showering us with love and candies- such a special moment that we will not soon forget. I feel privileged that I also got to work with you on a professional level at Tiny Tots (both of us always on the lookout for cookies or any other snacks at the reception desk) and love that you were able to meet my own kids and watch them grow in shul (both TBDJ and the Shaar) on so many occasions. You and your smile, humour, crazy firm handshake, love of and contribution to medicine and Yiddishkeit, and most of all your beautiful love story with Sandy will be sorely missed! Love Stephanie, Sharon, Dorielle, and Amiella. זאָל ער האָבן אַ ליכטיקן גן עדן. BDE

Stuart Bassel - 15 days ago

Ronit, Noah and the entire Goldman family, please accept our deepest condolences for your loss. May your father’s Neshama have an Aliyah.

Arthur Roskies - 15 days ago

Dear Sandy and Famiy, I send you my condoleneces on the passing of Hy. Both of you were valued members of Study Group Daled of Shaar Hashoimayim. His founding (with your help) of Klez Canada and keeping it going is a shining example of what one man can achieve, virtually single-handedly. May you be comforted by knowing that he was highly thought of by all who knew him and that his loss is felt by many in the Montreal Jewish community, BDE.

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Patricia Forbes - 15 days ago

So sorry to hear about Hy’s passing. Sandy, I remember the times you, Hy and myself worked together in the metabolic unit at the old MCH in the early 60’s . Great memories

Marcia Kovitz - 15 days ago

Dear Sandy and family, My deepest condolences on your loss. Hy’s impact for medicine and Yiddishkeit was more than a ‘ripple’ effect. It was far-reaching and will be long-lasting. May his memory be for a blessing.

Anna and Aron Gonshor - 15 days ago

Dear Sandy and family, Please accept our heartfelt condolences. He was a life force! May-his memory be a blessing זאָל ער האָבן אַ ליכטיקן גן עדן! Anna and Aron

Ilana Bank - 15 days ago

Dear Goldman Family, My sincere condolences on the loss of your husband, father, father in law and grandfather. Hy was a legend in the MCH. There wasn't a shift in the ED that would go by without laughs and jokes and watching him bustle through the many patients he cared for. He was one of a kind and he will be missed.

Mel and Barbara Schloss - 15 days ago

We will miss Hy Goldman’s presence in our world. His companionship and friendship were beyond reproach. His guidance and support will be remembered and cherished. He was always incredibly positive about the activities and achievements of the Montreal Children’s Hospital in providing excellence of pediatric care.

Carole Blank - 15 days ago

Dear Family, Not only is Hy's passing a huge loss to you and yours but he will be greatly missed by the community that he was so devoted to. Our thoughts and hearts are with you at this very difficult time. Sincerely, the Blank family

Ila Novak - 15 days ago

Dear Sandy: My deepest sympathies. You & Hy have done a great service to the community, in creating Klez Kanada. My thanks to you both. May you know no further sorrow.

Marissa & Josh Pepin - 15 days ago

Dear Sandy and the entire Goldman family, on behalf of my family and the entire Camp B’nai Brith community, we would like to extend our deepest condolences on your loss. Personally speaking, Hy was a great friend and colleague throughout most of my career. He will be missed by all. May his memory be a blessing.

Emmett Francoeur - 15 days ago

To Ronit and the Goldman family, my deepest condolences. Hy was ever-present at the MCH, and with his Council efforts and projects like the creation of the staff lounge, he allowed for so much interaction among the staff and thus in. many ways became the heartbeat of the Hospital. His holding court in the small cafeteria as he wove stories of glory and challenges was legendary, with younger staff silently passing the table so as not to disturb the discussions. And yes the energy, resolve, and constancy in his every activity was remarkable. His sense of humor led to a great sense of anticipation when one was about to meet him. So deeply appreciated by all, Hy will be missed and that spirit will live for a long time. Emmett

Allison Rosenthal & Robert Hoppenheim - 15 days ago

I was so sad to hear of Hy’s passing. I remember him well from our Akiva days. Such a fine gentleman. Our deepest sympathies - may his memory always bring you a warm smile.

Mona Bercovitch Golfman - 15 days ago

Dear Sandy & Goldman family , My sincerest sympathy to you & yours on the loss of your “special man” . Thinking of you as we are distant cousins ( late Louis Bercovitch) Condolences Mona

Marcela Maldonado - 16 days ago

Dear Sandy, my deepest condolences on your loss. Hy touched the lives of so many. He won’t be forgotten.

Miriam and Michael Piafsky - 16 days ago

Dear Ronit, Noah and entire Goldman family. We are so sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you during this difficult time. May his memory be a blessing. Miriam and Michael Piafsky

Shirley & Harry Miller - 16 days ago

Dear Sandy; We extend to you and yours our deep feelings of sympathy. Many sweet memories are warmly cherished for the happy experiences we had together years ago; and we wish you strengtqh and peace.. Fondly- from Shirley and Harry

Hershkop Family - 16 days ago

Dearest Sandy and Family, The entire Hershkop clan sends our condolences. Hy gave so much to us and to the Jewish people. Love always, Alyssa, Sheldon, Micha, Eli, Shoshana, Miriam, Nata, Racheli Baruch dayan haemet

Shoshana Hershkop - 16 days ago

My memories of Hy are ones full of joy and love. Klezkanada was more than just a summer retreat- but was family for so many of us. Thank you for the wonderful lifetime of memories and lifelong skills I have kept with me and hope to pass on to others. Baruch dayan Haemes. May the beautiful memories bring your family comfort in this time.

Hedy Lis - 16 days ago

Dear Sandy and families Please accept my deepest sympathy on the loss of beloved Hy, May your memories sustain you at this most difficult time .

Elliot Shapiro - 16 days ago

Ilan and family - my deepest sympathies on the passing of Dr. Goldman. It has been many years but I have fond memories of spending time at the house on Queen Mary. Again, my deepest condolences to the entire family.

David Kaufman & Naomi Alboim - 16 days ago

To Sandy and the Goldman family, our deepest condolences for your loss. Hy was a true visionary, who managed a full time medical career while creating a cultural movement. His work with Sandy at KlezKanada inspired hundreds of young people to dedicate a portion of their lives to the revitalization of Yiddish culture and the enrichment of Jewish life in North America, Europe and Israel. His work will live long after him and his memory is a blessing.

Michael Shevell - 16 days ago

Dear Goldman Family Hy was one of those MCH 'lifers' who contributed so much to the soul and spirit of the hospital and its culture of compassionate caring for children and their families. He was a dedicated and highly knowledgeable physician who embodied professionalism. His dedicated service and work ethic both in Metabolism where he focused on Type I diabetes and in the ED was an inspiration to the entire hospital staff. He also was a relentless contributor to his peer community, both at the hospital where he led the Council of Physicians for decades (!) and in his passion and relentless efforts in recreating the culture of klezmer. May I be permitted to share three personal memories of Hy as I recall him; 1. Looking dapper in a tux schmoozing with all at the hospital annual holiday dinner dance 2. Being with him the moment we learned that the Challenger Shuttle had exploded 3. Possessing the most bone crushing handshake I have ever experienced. May you and your family be spared further sorrows. Cherish the many memories of a remarkable man. Michael Shevell

Esti Jedeikin - 16 days ago

A life well lived. A legacy truly earned. My deepest condolences to you Sandy, and to your children and grandchildren. I have fond memories of the time you visited us in Israel. Sending you strength and wishing you no more sorrow. Esti

Harvey & Pat Guyda - 16 days ago

Dear Sandy and Goldman family, Our sincerest condolences for your loss. Hy’s accomplishments, contributions and years of service to the Montreal Children’s Hospital and his community has been well acknowledged. His health care contributions to children and adolescent with type 1 Diabetes were an important part of his persona. He was a remarkable man who led a remarkable life. Memories of his role as a husband, father and grandfather will last forever.

Barry Pless - 16 days ago

My first encounter with Hy was when he berated me for having a fleur de lis vignette on my car window. That was in 1975 and when he explained his reasons I removed the decal and we remained friends ever since. The klezmer concerts were a regular highlight. It took a while before I realized how much personal effort Hy invested in restoring and sustaining this cultural heritage. Of course his contributions as a clinician and mensch lead the list of the many reasons he will be so warmly remembered.

Ronit Mooallem - 16 days ago

Dear Goldman family, my sincere condolences on your loss. Such a great man and inspiration to everyone that met him. I Hope that you will find great comfort in the memories and legend that he left behind in his life of great accomplishments but personal and professional.

Vivian and David Novek - 16 days ago

Dear Sandy. We were deeply saddened by the passing of Hy. He was Stalwart! A dedicated physician; an unwavering promoter of Yiddishkeit; and a warm and wonderful friend. Whether working on Klez Kanada or going out socially, we enjoyed his company immensely. Above all, he was a Mensch. May his accomplishments and love be a blessing and wonderful memory for you and the family. Vivian and David

Stacey, Jason and Katz family - 16 days ago

Dear Ronit, Noah, Dave’s and family, We just read about your father’s passing. Our deepest sympathies. Words are difficult at times like these. We are sending you all our love and support and hope that you and your family are comforted by cherished shared memories. Stacey and Jason Katz and family

Michael Tenenbaum - 16 days ago

Dear Ronit and family. My sincere condolences. Your parents’ pivotal role in KlezCanada will live on forever. May your father’s memory always be for a blessing.

helen zukerman - 16 days ago

I remember meeting with Hy when Klezkanada was a dream for him. Watching it grow into the important part of Jewish culture in Canada was wonderful. The devotion that he and Sandy had was unmatchable! RIP Hy.

Wendy Adelman - 16 days ago

Dear Sandy, Our deepest condolences on the passing of your dear husband. May all your wonderful memories help you and your family get through this difficult time. Thinking of you. Rose, Terri and Wendy

Monica Mendel - 16 days ago

Sandy, Ronit and Noah, please accept my deepest sympathies on your profound loss. May the beautiful memories you shared with your beloved husband and father be a source of comfort to you and your family during this difficult time. Monica Mendel

linda freeman - 16 days ago

Oh Sandy, I am so sorry to learn the sad news. We, you and I , and Hy go back a long time working at "The Childrens." Those are happy memories. You gave Hy a wonderful life and he adored you. You are in my thoughts. Be well. Linda.

Stefanie Demberg - 16 days ago

Dear Sandy and family, I am saddened to hear the news of Hy's passing, and my thoughts are with you at this difficult time. I have so many fond memories of Hy from KlezKanada and it's incredible to see the impact that he has had on all who knew him. Sending you my deepest condolences.

Felicia, David & Ryan Stolow - 16 days ago

Ronit, Noah and the entire Goldman/Stern family, please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of your dear dad and grandfather. Your dad was truly ageless! I hope that the memories of a life well lived will bring you all comfort. We are thinking about you all during this difficult time. Lots of love, Felicia, David and Ryan Stolow

Stephen and Lianne Goldsmith - 16 days ago

To the whole family, our condolences on Hy’s passing. You may not remember but it’s Goldsmith family lore that he saved my life when I was just a kid - will never forget.

Harvey Niebulski - 16 days ago

Dear Sandy and family: Hy was truly an energetic bright shining light - a mensch in all ways and always and for all seasons. We are all grateful to have known Hy. Together, both you & Hy crafted and nurtured an everlasting international legacy amongst those who’ve associated with KlezKanada who will all treasure Hy’s memory - which will no doubt forever be for a blessing. Zikhrono livrakha.

June Ortenberg - 16 days ago

Dear Sandy and family, Hy was an inspiration to me and to so many. He was brilliant, flawlessly hard working and generated an aura of warmth around him . There was always that twinkle in his eye and an interest in someone else’s life, be they patients or colleagues. Hy will be remembered with respect and fondness for all his great accomplishments as well as for his humanity. So sorry for the loss of this exceptional man. June Ortenberg and family

Judi Besner - 16 days ago

Condolences to the Goldman family-Dr. Hy was my sons Doctor in 1976 and honestly what would we have done without him? RIP

Bunny Lechter - 16 days ago

Dear Sandy and family, please accept my condolences. To me, Hy was eternally young , with boundless energy , and a genuine warmth that was openly shared. I wish you strength at this most difficult time. Sincerely, Bunny Lechter

Liat, Dan, Eliane, Jonathan, Nathaniel, and Talia Goldstein - 16 days ago

Dearest Sandy and family, Hy was a mentor and a friend. A long tribute is unnecessary, because his legacy is apparent to all, speaks for itself, and as far as legacies go, is quite a loud one, made up of trumpets, and violins, and tsimbels, and, yes, melodicas too. Hundreds of them. All playing in unison on a beachfront. With musicians of all abilities, from Grammy Award winners, to novices fumbling between the keys of their melodica, all playing in unison and stumbling over one another, because they're walking the wrong way. Everyone knew Hy was committed. Few know the full extent of that commitment. Year after year, participants from around the world would gather to bask in the midst of this movement he'd created. It was so powerful, that people's lives would revolve around it. And Hy was always there, in the middle of it, a proud father, cherishing all that he had spawned. So many years came and went that Hy aged significantly, yet people didn't notice. Because well into his nineties, he maintained the energy and enthusiasm of a teenager. He'd be whooping it up at the KlezKabaret well after many who were 50 years his junior called it quits and went off to bed. And he'd be at breakfast the next morning with more gusto and excitement than that same cohort still recovering from their late night. Hy, if you taught me one thing, it's how to stay young for 95 years. שלום, חבר. יהי זכרך ברוך.

David Rosenblatt - 16 days ago

Dear Sandy and Family, Linda and I want to extend to you and the family our most sincere condolences. Hy lived a long and very productive life. He was someone who got things done. Self-taught, he was responsible for setting up tissue culture at the Montreal Children’s Hospital in the early 1970s. Cells lines that were established were given the designation “WG” (for Wong/Goldman). This nomenclature for lines is still used today. He was an early pioneer in the culture of pancreatic islet cells. In the early days of diet development for PKU, Hy brought in his mother’s vegetable soup that was run on the amino acid analyzer to ensure that phenylalanine levels were very low in the recipe. He had a strong work ethic and a commitment to getting things done. May the family gain solace from his many accomplishments on behalf of others and from many wonderful memories.

Janie Respitz - 16 days ago

Dear Sandy and family, please accept my heartfelt condolences at this very sad time. Hy will truly be missed by all

Rita Briansky - 16 days ago

Dear Sandy and family: I am so sorry to learn of Hy's passing. It is a great loss for all of us. I send you my deepest condolences

Gloria and Alan Maislin - 16 days ago

Our deepest sympathies

Allan Rutman - 16 days ago

Sandy and family so sorry for your loss my mother and grandparents the bercovitch we good friends with the Goldman familywhen we were small and had to go the hospital we would see uncle Hy the best doctor and when my kids were small i took them to see uncle Hy may he R I P there should no more sorrow B D H Allan Rutman and family

Esther, Monty & David Hutman - 16 days ago

Dear Sandy & Goldman family, Our deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved husband, father, grandfather. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time. BDE Esther, Monty & David Hutman

Donna Litvack and Ben Burko - 16 days ago

Dear Sandy and Family, I have known and worked with Hy for over forty years! What an inspirational presence in my life. As you will recall, many years before I had even applied to medical school I was the photographer at Daveed's Bar-Mitzvah. You were both so much fun and gracious. Little did I know at the time, that we would continue to have a meaningful connection for the next four decades...in so many different ways! He was my teacher, friend, and mentor. He spearheaded the Council of Physicians, Pharmacists and Dentists and created an annual elegant dinner, to celebrate the staff and residents of the Montreal Children's Hospital. Together we had such synergy in planning an executing that event attended by 300 people yearly. We connected on things Yiddish, and I had the honour of being the photographer one year for his celebrated "KlezCamp". I sadly could never attend for the week, because when he left the clinic to run KlezCamp, the clinic could not function with both he and I missing, so I stayed behind. After working together for a long time in the Emergency Department of the Montreal Children's Hospital, (where he was THE most productive physician, bar-none), upon his retirement from the hospital, I was so honoured when he came to work with me in my community practice at Tiny Tots Medical Centre, at the age of 81! He was fearless in learning how to use a Computerized Electronic Medical Record, and set an example for any and every physician in how useful and youthful one could remain in "retirement". He was indefatigable, with a powerful handshake to match. He only retired at age 91! "When I grow up, I want to be just like Hy" . We extend our deepest sympathies to the family and to our collective community on the loss of this inspiring man. Baruch Dayan Ha'Emet Donna Litvack and Ben Burko

Sharon Karpman Hecht - 17 days ago

Dear Sandy and Family; It is with a heavy heart to write this condolence. Hy was the center of your world and you of his. Remember those special moments in your heart for they are so precious. May his memory be a blessing . Sharon

Esther Handelman - 17 days ago

I have wonderful memories of times we spent together in Montreal, Magog and France. My heartfelt condolences at this sad time. Much love, Esther

Pam Litman - 17 days ago

Dear Ronit, Noah, and families, I met Dr. Goldman when I worked at FederationCJA, about 35 years ago and he helped to raise funds through the medical community. Later on I would often bump into Dr.Goldman at community events. He left a wonderful legacy through Klez. May his memory be a blessing. Pam ked with him,

Christine McCusker - 17 days ago

Those of us lucky enough to known and work with Hy -hours in the ER-know that he will be missed. A true pediatrician and wonderful human. My condolences.

Earl & Julie Kaplin - 17 days ago

Our most sincere condolences to the entire Goldman clan on the loss of such a remarkable man. Hy’s generosity and contribution to Jewish culture will be deeply missed

Bea & Hershie Schachter - 17 days ago

Dear Sandy & Family, A light has gone out that was filled with love, devotion, great wisdom and so much music. The loss of Hy, z”l, leaves such a tremendous hole in the lives of so many, but most especially for his beloved Sandy, their three children, spouses and grandchildren. Hershie and I always loved spending time with the two of you. You were so devoted to each other. May you blessed with many happy memories of times past and know no more sorrow. Baruch Dayan Ha’emet.

Naomi Stein & Gerry Ahronheim - 17 days ago

We knew and worked with Hy for many years. He was a true stalwart if there ever was one. Blessed with skill, knowledge, and empathy he was the epitome of the true and dedicated physician. His impact was felt far beyond the bounds of the Children's and Klez Canada. He will be greatly missed. Most sincere condolences.

Shuvo Ghosh & Andreea Gorgos - 17 days ago

Dear Sandy and to the entire Goldman family: we realise that this is such a difficult moment for you all, but we hope that you will take comfort in the knowledge that Hy was a shining example of someone who made a positive impact in numerous aspects of life, both professional and personal. He was a great colleague, who worked with wit and charm, and a wonderful sense of humour. He was a mentor to junior colleagues as they learned the intricacies of functioning at the Montreal Children's Hospital. He was a friend, who could share tales of his vast experiences across the years, in the US and in Canada. It was always a pleasure working with him in the ER, or during his time as a pediatrician our hospital ADHD Program, or simply collaborating during meetings in our academic hospital setting. And sharing time chatting over a coffee (usually standing in the hallway somewhere in the B-wing of the old Children's, in transit from one place to another) or when we ran into him inside or outside the hospital, he was ever young, ever interesting, and ever an example to all of us as to how to retain vigour in life. He will be missed and we send our deepest condolences to you all. May you always remember him fondly and cherish his life indubitably well-lived. May his memory be a blessing, truly.

Bruce and Barbara Mazer - 17 days ago

Dear Sandy and Family, We are greatly saddened to learn of Hy's passing. Hy was a wonderful colleague and a mensch in every way. We spend many evenings in the Montreal Children's emergency room together and we not only chatted about medicine but about music, Israel and many other topics. He will be greatly missed but I am sure he leaves behind wonderful memories for your family. BD'E

Dr. Edward and Freyda Fellows, Hollywood, Florida - 17 days ago

Dear Sandy and the Goldman Family: Please accept our deepest sympathy on the loss of cousin Hy. Sincerely, Freyda (Laster), Edward and the whole Fellows Family. Hollywood , Florida.

Ronnie Rotter - 17 days ago

Dearest Goldman family. My deepest condolences to all your family. Hy was a treasure in our community Thank you for all that has been done as his legacy to the KlezCanada tradition. And sharing musical joy for all.

Earl Rubin and Ellen Madoff - 17 days ago

Dear Sandy and family, Ellen and I just wanted to reach out and wish you strength. Hy was really unbelievable guy. He was tireless and ageless, and in all the years working together at the MCH he looked the same as he did from the first day I met him. His energy was boundless and was not only a great Endocrinologist, but a super efficient ER doc! Always with a smile and kindness to his colleagues and his patients. Got to know him and you, Sandy, even better through Klez. Ellen was the director at CBB, and got to work with you both, and she always marveled at the how you put the event together, year after year. Again ageless and always full of energy. You were blessed to have him for his youthful 97 years...... thinking of you.......

Cousin Evelyn Sheftel - 17 days ago

Condolences to Sandy and all of Hy's Family. The world was better for having had Dr. Hy Goldman in it! He was a wonderful Doctor, and brought Music to so many people. His Family carried on his legacy! Love Evelyn

Laurie Plotnick - 17 days ago

Dear Goldman Family, My deepest condolences on the loss of Hy who was a dear and trusted colleague. Hy and I worked for many years together in the emergency department at the Montreal Children's Hospital. I always marvelled at his boundless energy and positivity. I looked forward to catching up with him, especially to see his eyes light up when he talked about Klezmer music. May all your memories of Hy bring you comfort at this time.

Christos Karatzios - 17 days ago

Sincere condolences to Hy's family and friends. May you live long and remember him fondly. He was a valued colleague.

Fran Sheftel Kolinsky - 17 days ago

Sincere condolences to Sandy and the entire family on the passing of Hy He was an inspiration..a force of nature! May his memory be for a blessing Love,cousin Fran and family

Jocelyn Cooper - 17 days ago

Dear Sandy, children and all the family, My deepest sympathy goes out to you at Hy's passing. He leaves behind a legacy to his family, friends and the Montreal Jewish community.

Joan &Sonny - 17 days ago

Our deepest sympathy to Sandy and the kids and grandkids.We loved Hy and will miss him terribly.We wish you strength and all the wonderful memories you have of this wonderful man.