Max Rapoport

Funeral Service: Sunday, February 11, 2024 at 11:00 AM
Chapel Service
Shiva: Sunday, February 11, 2024 to
Sunday, February 11, 2024

457 Dufferin Rd., Hampstead H3X 2Z1
Shiva Details:
Shiva hours: from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday only

Cemetery: Baron De Hirsch Cemetery
Jewish General Hospital Foundation, (514) 340-8251, or visit

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Marni Kriegel - 21 days ago

What a beautiful tribute this morning. I’ll always remember Max with a smile. I feel very grateful to have known him and to have him as an example of how to live a truly full life.

Binnie Druker - 21 days ago

Dear Joyce My deepest sympathy on your profound loss. I wish you strength and courage at this difficult time. Binnie

Carrie Katz - 22 days ago

Dear Joyce, Lisa, Nina, Mercer My deepest condolences. Max will be missed more than I can say. He was an inspirational person for most of my life. His love and support for his family splashed a little my way, and I am who I am today because of his enthusiasm, curiosity and endless kindness. His impact on me being profound, will forever be resting in my heart.

Hershey and Goldie Warshawsky - 22 days ago

Dear Joyce, Lisa and Nina and family, our deepest condolences on the loss of Max. We knew him as our optometrist, but more as a friend and coworker when he shared his office on Bernard with David Zacharin. Goldie was David's dental assistant and provided services to Max. He will be missed. May his memory be a blessing. Goldie and Hershey Warshawsky

Sue and Marvin Rusk - 22 days ago

Dear Joyce, Lisa and Nina, How sad we were to hear the news about Max. We all loved him so much. So many memories came to us as we talked about Max over dinner tonight . We only remember the joyful times we spent together, and boy, there were so many of them. We loved the broom ball that Max organized on your pond in Sutton when the kids were younger. We have incredible memories of Marvin and Max creating their works of art in silver and enjoying Silversmithing workshops together. We remember skiing, bike rides, and Max’s famous banana split that we always shared at the Creeme Cone in Montgomery . And we are thinking of all of the ways Max kept generating new ideas and inspiring us all. What a great life ! what a huge loss! Our most sincere sympathies to you all. With lots of love Sue and Marvin

Joanie & George Liberman - 22 days ago

Dear Joyce and family, Our deepest condolences on the loss of your dear Max. He leaves us with only fond memories. We so admire his artistry, joie de vivre, his love of sking snd biking. His overalls were over the top in creativity! We hope that all you wonderful memories will provide you with comfort at this difficult time.

Ronna Bloom - 22 days ago

Dear Lisa, Chris, Nina, and Joyce, Reading through these notes from old friends, I see Max through all these eyes: Max is large, luminous. Goofy. Brilliant. An unmatched playfulness. I seem to remember a trip he took where he sent everyone a postcard with a different piece of a story, a novel in the making... I still have a silver ladle he made and gave me. I will polish it in his honour and it will shine. With you in sadness and in love. Ronna

Texas Kivenkos - 23 days ago

Dear Rapoport Family. We are all devastated by Max’s passing and are saddened that we will never again see this wonderful man. Max was a dynamo, a tour de force, a mensch, a renaissance man, an optometrist. Somehow, Max was everywhere we were – lunching on Monkland, playing basketball on our Dufferin driveway, reading at our Passover seder, wandering the aisles at the Sutton IGA, popping out of the trees of the Sous-Bois Poma – always happy to see you, always talking about some upcoming adventure or passion. It was this joie de vivre that made him ageless and such a special part of our lives. I hope he's somewhere up there with a smile on his face, telling Yiddish jokes, silversmithing a beautiful gift, telemarking with old friends, sipping single malt, and supervising a rowdy broomball game on the frozen pond in the sky. We will miss you Max. Here’s to a life truly well lived! Love, Josh, Natalie, Nelly, and Gabe

Mark Egan - 23 days ago

When Max started sailing, my father and I were amongst his first passengers!

Clare Gilsig - 23 days ago

Dear Rapoport Family, I have fond memories of Dr Rapoport in his profession as optometrist, both in his Outremont office and his Monkland office. The visits always included a discussion on what books we were reading, where we had travelled, what was going on in the world…eventually we would get around to the reason for the visit! It was always such a pleasure to talk with him. We think of him often as we have a piece of his art in our living room, and years ago he made a little silver “pusher” spoon for our grandson. Such an interesting man! I am sure your memories will comfort you in the days ahead. Clare and Toby Gilsig

ilene naomi rusk - 23 days ago

Dear Joyce, Nina + Lisa, It has been years since we played hockey on your frozen pond, skied, swam, hiked, ate and savoured time together, but somehow the memories of our years spent with Max and your family feel very bright + fresh. im so grateful. Max's memory is such a blessing, evident from all of the people whose lives he enhanced. I wish you and your whole family good health and May you feel comforted by all the love around you. love from Ilene Naomi

Randy Ellen Lutterman - 23 days ago

Dear Joyce and family, So sorry for your loss. Max was one-of-a-kind, and an integral part of our extended Suttion family. Always curious, and interested, Max was easy to be with, and fun to ski with-- always encouraging and with a twinkle, reminding us to be safe AND adventurous, pushing us to ski better, as he would joyfully come down the slopes with a huge easy smile on his face. He was our parents' friend-- but we kids felt like he belonged to us as well. I can just picture him, coming down the hill on his telemark skis, slow and steady, and smiling as he goes-- with the rest of us cheering down to him from up above on the chairlift. He was inspiring. May your memories of Max bring you comfort during this difficult time. Randy

Brahm Segal - 23 days ago

Dear Rapoport Family. My deepest condolences to you on the passing of such a humane, worldly and multi-talented individual. Max was my optometrist for the many years that I lived in Montreal. He had exquisite taste and created such a warm environment in his clinic. I still remember some of his stories and am transported back to that era when I look at the protective case for my Silhouette “jet style” sunglasses that I got from him in the mid-80s. May his memory be a blessing.

Dan Kivenko - 23 days ago

Dear Rapoport family, Max had a special way of bringing joy to everyone around him. We were lucky enough to have many opportunities to spend time with him in Sutton. We could always rely on a funny story at shabbos dinners at my parents house and and a joyful smile when we met at the hill. He will be missed. Our sincere condolences.

Sharon Kivenko & Alex Helsinger - 23 days ago

When we think of Max, we think of a person who lived with joyful curiosity. Although he was “our parent’s friend” we never really thought of him that way - he was our friend, too. It was always a delight to see Max - and no matter how long it had been or how many other friends were gathered, he always seemed delighted to see you, and genuinely interested to hear what you had to say. Conversations with Max were ever easy and engaging - he was probing in his questions, funny in his remarks, and genuinely interested in topics ranging from current politics, to the anthropology of West African dance, to the many (many) potential uses of fiberglass. We now live in Sutton, and our movements through the village are infused with memories of Max: finding mushrooms in our woods, skiing in the trees, kayaking on our pond, inviting a beaver to leave his. We invited Max to say the bracha over the challah at our wedding – after all, to us he was a respected elder, a dear friend, a chosen uncle. He hesitated to say yes, but we were ultimately honoured by his willingness to bring his singular voice to a cherished moment in our lives. Joyce, Nina, Lisa, Chris, and Mercer, we share in your loss and send our deepest condolences, but we also join you in celebrating having known such a one-of-a-kind human. Alav Hashalom, may the winds ever blow and the powder be deep…

Ron and Judy Salhany - 24 days ago

We met Max in Sutton and quickly knew we were in the presence of a special person. Amongst many many fond memories one stands out. Skiing with Max was always an adventure. The yellow tape closing a run was only a suggestion to Max. I loved ducking under the tape with him and skiing down the forbidden slope. Breaking, or at least bending. the rules defined Max. We'll not see the likes of him again. To Joyce, Nina, Lisa and family, Judy and I extend our deepest condolences. It was a life well lived.

Joy Beigleman Bultz - 24 days ago

Dr. Rapoport was my first eye doctor. I always enjoyed my visits. His wonderful personality, warmth and kindness is how I remember him. My sincere condolences.

Lillian Vineberg-Goodman - 24 days ago

Dear Joyce, So sad to see we have lost Max. After I had my cataracts done years ago and didn’t need glasses any more, the only thing I missed was visiting Max. He was such a delightful person. Max was so interested in everyone and everything. His eyes sparkled with enthusiasm over his newest projects. I remember when he cast his jeans in bronze and how stunning they were. He was not only clever and creative, he was kind, fun and funny. My thoughts are with you and all Max’s dear ones.

Pearl Levy - 24 days ago

Joyce and family. I’ve known Max since my teens. And then we met on Lake St. Louis, racing against each other. He was very competitive enjoying it all. Please accept my sincere condolences. May his memories give you strength during this difficult period. Fondly, Pearl Levy

Natalie Vilinsky - 24 days ago

Dear Rapoport Family, My deepest condolences on the loss of the good doctor. Max was the first optometrist I had at age 12. He remained my eye doctor until I was well into my 30's. Even after I moved to Toronto, I always called Max for an eye appointment when I came back to Montreal to visit my family. He was quite the mensch and bon vivant. I know how much he will be missed by all. May you be spared any further sorrows. Natalie

Aron and Anna Gonshor - 24 days ago

Dear Joyce and family, Our heartfelt condolences. Max was unique and it was a pleasure to be around him…his wit, humour, generosity of spirit, his creativity and love of humanity will be how we will remember him. Fondly, Anna and Aron Gonshor

Sharyn Yarrow Timerman - 24 days ago

Dear Nina: Please know I am thinking of you, and I am so sorry to read about your Dad. Sending you my heartfelt wishes for comfort during this time and remembering the days so long ago of childhood together.

Essie and Jack Rosenthal - 24 days ago

To all you, our dear friends, younger and older, of the Rapoport clan The obit says it all. Max’s passing leaves us with the fondest of memories. He will truly be missed. May he rest in peace.

Max Druker - 24 days ago

A true renaissance mind and man. Always a pleasure to be near. They don’t make them like him anymore. Happy for the time i was near him. May the family be comforted by his/their memories

Gary Kivenko & Sari Shaicovitch - 24 days ago

Joyce, Nina, Lisa & Family, our thoughts are with you at this time and forever. Max has had a special place in the hearts of the Kivenko family for a long time. Stories too numerous to tell, and memories that will last for a long long time to come. With love always, Gary, Sari, Emma, Leah, & Jillian.

Josh Stern - 24 days ago

My sincerest condolences on this devastating loss of an old school good guy. I knew Max in the 70s and 80s, he was a pretty cool guy for my Dad’s friends. My Dad was extremely fond of him and used to tell me about the times they raced in the Laurentians in the 50s and the ski race announcer would take good natured fun while announcing the next racer on the course: MAX RA-PA-POR! My Dad always loved that. May you be spared further loss. BDE.

Ernie Smilovitch - 25 days ago

I am so saddened to hear of the passing of my dear friend , your wonderful Max. It was Joyce and Max who introduced my family to the beautiful Sutton area and many new interesting friends. To Joyce and family, please accept my deepest sympathies. Ernie Smilovitch

Mark Bercuvitz - 25 days ago

Dear Joyce and family, Judy and I are so sad to read of Max's passing. Our ten years at Sutton were the highlight of our marriage and our own children's formative years. Max was an integral part of our joy there. Downhill, cross country and cholent. Such a unique and warm man.with a zest for life. He was a winner.I had many years of tennis fun with him and Abe. He was our king!I am sure you too will have many fond memories that will sustain you in yourloss. Fondly, Judy and Mark

Bill Bell - 25 days ago

Dear Joyce- Although I've never had the pleasure of meeting you I knew Max well- Besides being my optometrist forever he was a friend who continuously regaled me with his homegrown sense of humor- his joie de vivre was outstanding- One story that stays with me is when we shared a cabin in Jackson Hole Wyoming- I was on the mezzanine and he slept downstairs- his snoring was so loud and he slept so soundly that he couldn't hear me calling to turn over-I had no choice but to drop a pillow on him which woke him with immediate laughter- he was truly special a man for all seasons ! Please accept my heartfelt condolences on your loss- " Good night sweet prince ; and may flights of angels sing thee to thy rest" - William Shakespeare

Tami (Wiseman) & Steve Cartman - 25 days ago

Dear Joyce, Nina , Lisa & families, Our deepest condolences on Max's passing. From some of my earliest childhood memories to more recent encounters, Max was always one of those special people that connected with others in such a joyful and genuine way. His passion for life and his various diverse activities was infectious and inspiring and I daresay he may have been somewhat responsible for our family's first sailboat! Even during professional visits, we always looked forward to Max regaling us about what he was up to now. He squeezed out everything life had to offer and I know that you will be laughing and smiling as you share Max stories for many years to come! Fondly, Tami & Steve (from the mountains of Fernie, B.C.)

Gloria Bass - 25 days ago

Dear Joyce and family, My deepest condolences to you on your loss. I have fond memories of my classes at the Saidye Bronfman Centre and the great camaderie between Max and all of the guys. Max was always searching for new ideas. He was a mensch. Gloria

Linda and Jack Kivenko - 25 days ago

Max has been an outstanding friend and neighbour for many years. We feel blessed to have been a part of his extraordinary life. He showed us what it was to be creative, generous, kind, enthusiastic, thoughtful. On hearing of his passing our children shared warm memories of days spent together in Sutton. We will miss his presence in our lives. To his beloved Joyce and family we offer our deepest sympathies.

Barbara and Jack Rosenthal - 25 days ago

Our condolences to the family of dear Max. Prior to my entering the School of Optometry Max was very helpful in enabling me in making my decision to eventually become a confrere. Our paths crisscrossed professionally, as well as on the ski hill and sailing on Lake St. Louis. Lots of good memories. May his memory help you during this difficult time. So many good memories. Max left his mark...he will be missed.

Lorraine Singer - 25 days ago

Dear Joyce, My heartfelt condolences on the loss of your lifeparner Max. So many memories over the decades. His care in looking after our need to see. The many happy occasions in Sutton , and his talent as an artist!May the events shares be a sores of comfort at this sad time, & may his name be a blessing. Lorraine Singer

Jackie Cytrynbaum - 25 days ago

Dear Joyce, My sinserest condolences for your loss. Max left many wonderful memories for everyone. The image of his bronze jeans is etched forever in my brain.

joseph werner - 25 days ago

Years of being my optometrist, a kind and gentle person, who cared to know if there was anything I needed help with. Always accommodating, as though he was part of my family and better. So many accomplishments he excelled in and now he has left to share his deeds in another world. Rapoport family, a good man has left us, my deep thoughts of a life well lived, BDE

Lorne Brotman - 25 days ago

Dear Joyce, Nina and Lisa - My deepest sympathies on the passing of your beloved Max. Max was one of the nicest people I have ever met. I always enjoyed seeing him, and speaking with him. He was a true gentleman, and always managed to to put smile on my face. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Take good care.

Tony Croll - 25 days ago

Dear Joyce and Family- My sympathies to you all on the loss of Max. He was so nice to talk to when I saw him for eye checkups/glasses, or anywhere else, he had so many different interests like skiing or art that we'd talk about, but he still managed to ask about me and my family and what everyone was up to lately. May you all be comforted by the happy memories.

Naomi Pearl - 25 days ago

Dear Joyce, Our sympathies to you and to your loved ones. Max was a great guy, always full of life and creative ideas, warm and sweet.We have fond memories of Sutton visits with you both. Love, Naomi and Ron

Shawnie Anisman - 25 days ago

Dear Joyce, I am so sorry for your great loss! May all the wonderful memories that you created together comfort you during this difficult time! Shawnie

lynda gould - 25 days ago

My deepest sympathy to you joyce and family. I have such wonderful memories of Max on the ski hill and having my eyes examined. He was a great and talented person

Judy & Jack Shaicovitch - 25 days ago

Dear Joyce & family, We were so sorry to read about Max’s passing. Please accept our most sincere condolences on your loss. Judy & Jack

Sheila and Herb Greenwald - 25 days ago

Dear Joyce Nina Lisa Our deepest sympathies to you all at this difficult time Max was such a great guy and will be missed by so many He was the Mayor of Sutton holding court skiing biking cooking all things he did so well Remember the fun times and there were so many Long lifeSheila and Herb

Randa Wexler - 25 days ago

Dear Joyce We are very saddened to learn of Max's death. We are sending you love and hugs. We trust that your memories of a long wonderful life together will sustain you through this most difficult time. Randi and Marvin