Margery Leibner

Funeral Service: Monday, February 05, 2024 at 12:00 PM
Chapel Service
Shiva: Monday, February 05, 2024 to
Wednesday, February 07, 2024

Shiva at 5950 Cavendish Boulevard - Reception room
Shiva Details:
Monday 6:30-8:30, Tuesday and Wednesday 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00.
Cemetery: Eternal Gardens Cemetery
Notes:
If you are unable to attend the funeral service in person you may join it virtually on Monday, February 5 at noon: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCI44-JAG5dCDIjw49YmbZig/lives

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Marcy, Danny Benjamin & family - 8 days ago

Dear Bruce,Iris& family, So sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. Our deepest condolences to you and your family! Take care!

Esther Bruder - 20 days ago

Dear Bruce, Iris and family- sending my condolences and a warm hug. I am sure wonderful memories and stories will help ease these sad days.

Irving Itman - 24 days ago

Dear Irving & The Entire Leibner Family, I was very Saddened to hear of the passing of Dear Margery. Please accept my deepest Sympathy & Sincerest Condolences BDE. Knowing all of you for many Decades thru Beth Zion & The community, I was extremely Touched & Moved by All the Eulogies as I watched on Zoom. My Thoughts & Prayers are with all of you at this most Difficult time. May Margery's Memory be for a Blessing ,and may Margery's "Gold Star" Family Legacy continue for All Future Generations Amen VeAmen. With Respect Irving Itman

Doreen Friedman - 24 days ago

Rob and Myra, My deepest condolences on the loss pf your mother. My heart goes out to you. Warmest wishes, Doreen

Daniel Engels - 24 days ago

Dear Irving, Gary, Robert, Bruce, and Sheryl: We are very sorry for the passing of Margery. Irving and Margery were very close friends of my parents, Sam and Lois Engels. They spent many happy times together. To you and your families, take good care. Dan

Derek Silverman - 25 days ago

Dear Sheryl / Stephen and family - sending you our sincerest condolences on the passing of your Mom ( Derek and Rochelle )

Brenda Browman Gralnick - 26 days ago

Dear Irving, Gary, Robert, Bruce, Sheryl, and families, I am so sorry to hear of your deep loss. Margery and my mother go back a long time. They were such good friends. Thinking of you all during this most difficult time, Fondly, Brenda Browman Gralnick

Patti Morein Schramm - 26 days ago

Bruce, condolences to you and all of your family…

RON FOSS - 27 days ago

Dear Brucie, Sorry for your loss. Remembering our warm Stanstead days, your best bu** buddy, Ronnie.

Reesa Rosenfeld - 27 days ago

Dear Rob, Myra and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. No matter our age , it is always difficult to lose a parent. Please accept my sincere condolences.

Sheila Nemtin Levine - 27 days ago

Dear Bruce, Iris and family, my sincere condolences on the passing of your mother. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Sheila Nemtin Levine

Ginette and Ron Chesick - 27 days ago

Dear Sheryl, Our deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved Mom. May your cherished memories help you during this difficult time. Ginette and Ron

Leah Hackenbroch - 27 days ago

Dear Bruce, Iris $ Family My heartfelt condolences to you all on your loss. May she rest in peace and may you all be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem. BDA Leah & Family

Gina Eskenazi - 27 days ago

Dear Sheryl, Steven & family, Sincere condolences on the loss of your mother. No matter what age we are, the loss is still difficult. Wishing you loving memories & peace. Gina & Michael Eskenazi

Smile On Seniors, Chabad CSL - 27 days ago

Dear Leibner Family, On behalf of Smile on Seniors Chabad Cote St. Luc, please accept our most sincere condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. May your memories of Margery comfort you and be a blessing. BDH Rabbi Levi and Chaya Naparstek and Aviva Fuchs

Susan and David Yalovsky - 27 days ago

Dear Bruce, Iris and family, Our most sincere condolences for your loss. Susan and David

Rona & Walter Blostin - 27 days ago

Dear Leibner famiy: Our sincere condolences on the loss of the matriarch of your family. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Rona and Walter

Earl Karanofsky - 27 days ago

Kathy, Samantha and I send you our sincere condolences on your loss

Brad Wise - 27 days ago

Dear Sheryl and Steve. I’m very sorry for your loss. You have my sincerest condolences.

Brissa Berkovits - 27 days ago

Dear Leibner Family, My condolences on your loss.

Barry Avrich - 27 days ago

Sending my deepest condolences to the Liebner family.

Miriam Pesner - 27 days ago

Dear Sheryl, Steven and family, Sending my deepest condolences to everyone at this difficult time.

Herbert Friedberg - 27 days ago

Dear Bruce and Iris sorry to hear about your great loss. She lived a great fulfilling life with wonderful family. May she rest in peace now. BDE

Pauline & Mitchell Rosenberg - 27 days ago

Dear Sheryl, Steven and family, Please accept our deepest condolences. May your cherished memories be a blessing to all of you. Pauline & Mitchell Rosenberg

Bruce Vineberg - 27 days ago

Dear Bruce and family, my deepest sympathy on the passing of your dear Mom. I always enjoyed seeing her and your Dad. Family is family. Bruce

Susan Kravitz - 27 days ago

Dear Myra and Family, I am saddened to learn of the passing of your mother-in-law. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. Susan

Julie Eskenazi & Henry Zakay - 27 days ago

Dear Sheryl, Steven, and family, We are so sorry for the loss of your mother. We hope that you can find comfort in her being at peace, as well as in the special memories that were shared today in all the touching eulogies. Know that we are just around the corner for any support that you need in this difficult time.

Shelley Katz - 28 days ago

Dear Irving, Gary, Robert, Bruce , Sheryl and all extended family, I watched the services online, what a beautiful tribute to honor your lovely wife, adored mother, mother in law , grandmother and great grandmother. She was truly an elegant, warm loving women. I have fond memories of your family from the Blossom days and seeing your parents at Beth Zion for decades. Our most sincere condolences to all. Shelley & family

Nathaniel and Gabriel MH - 28 days ago

Dear Bruce, Iris, Kevin, Ryan, Cory, Michael, and Jessica, We are very sorry for your loss and we hope you find comfort in each other and in your good memories. Our deepest condolences.

Gail Knafo - 28 days ago

Dear Bruce, Iris and family, Our sincerest condolences to you and your entire family on the loss of your beloved mother. May you find comfort in the warm memories cherished together.

Doris Zicherman - 28 days ago

Dear Robert, Myra, Jesse and Sierra, I am very sorry for your loss. May good memories console you.

Laetitia Weiss and Edward Sutton - 28 days ago

Dear Corey and the Leibner family, our deepest condolences on the loss of your grandmother. May her memory be a blessing. BDE

Bonnie and Joel Waxman - 28 days ago

Dear Sheryl, Steven and Family, Please accept our deepest sympathies on your loss. May her memory be a blessing. Bonnie and Joel Waxman

Howard Magonet - 28 days ago

Dear Cheryl, Our profound sympathies on your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family. Kind regards, Howard

Liz and Jack Zwicker - 28 days ago

Dear cousins Irving, Robert, Gary, Bruce and Sheryl and spouses, We watched the online funeral. What a wonderful tribute to Margery. The rabbi said it best that she was lucky to be the matriarch and had nachas of four generations. I got to know my Leibner cousins well as I grew up as we were neighbours on Blossom Avenue. Margery was always welcoming and invited my family to many Shabbat dinners and simchas over the years. And yes, she did ask a lot of questions that were her way of showing that she cared. We hope that the family will remember all the wonderful memories that will help cope with her passing. Our sincerest condolences.

Vivian Myron - 28 days ago

Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of your wife, mother and grandmother. I wish you strength, peace and meaningful memories during this most difficult time.

Joshua Ram - 28 days ago

Condolences to the family.

Sheila and Neil Ostroff - 28 days ago

I would like to extend my deep and sincere condolences to your family. Your mom was always so warm, interested in others and personable . She will be missed. Let her memory be a blessing.

Francine and Mitchell Goldberg - 28 days ago

Dear Samara, Michael, Cheryl and family, our deepest sympathies to you. May she rest in peace.

Francie & Murray Krane - 28 days ago

Dear Irving, Our sincere sympathy to you & the family on Margery’s passing. I was a young second cousin when she married, but I remember how much she adored Irving. We hope memories of happy times spent together will help comfort you.

warren Gornitsky - 28 days ago

Dear Sheryl, Steven and family My sincerest condolences on the passing of your mother, mother in law and grandmother. May all the wonderful memories help you through this difficult time Warren Gornitsky

Shari Blanshay - 28 days ago

Dear Irving, Sheryl, Steven, Daniel, Tara, Nicole, Niko and Leibner family, Sending you my deepest sympathies at the loss of Margery. May her memory be a blessing. Shari Blanshay

Dalia Habra - 28 days ago

Dear Myra, My deepest condolences for your loss.

Trudy Weinstein - 28 days ago

Sincere condolences to the Leibner family on the passing of your beloved Margery. May your wonderful memories sustain you & ease your pain at this sad time. My thoughts are with you.

Sheryl Goldstein Ackerman - 28 days ago

Dear uncle Irving and the entire Liebner family we were very saddened to hear of auntie Margie’s passing. Our sincere condolences may her memory stay in your hearts and thoughts forever may she rest in peace. Sheryl and Mark

Linda Freeman - 28 days ago

My condolences to the Leibner family . I would have liked to get to know Margery after hearing such lovely things about her. May she rest in peace. Sincerely, Linda Freeman

Karen Shusterman - 28 days ago

Dear Sheryl My sincere condolences on the loss of your mom. May your memories give you comfort and peace during this difficult time. Karen

Cheryl Rozovsky - 28 days ago

Dear Sheryl, Steven and family, Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your mother. My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Arlene and Syd Adler - 28 days ago

Dear Sheryl and family, Sincere condolences to you on the loss of your Mother. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time and may you know of no more sorrow. Arlene and Syd

Eleanor Altman - 28 days ago

Dear Leibner family, deepest condolences on the passing of Margery. Irving & Margery were a very special couple. May your beautiful memories help sustain you in your time of sorrow. May she R.I.P. A Neighbour. Eleanor Altman

Lauren Shayne - 28 days ago

Dear Sheryl, I am so very sorry for your loss. . Thinking f you and your family at this time. Warm regards, Lauren Shayne Gershonovitch

Danny Cobrin - 28 days ago

Dear Sheryl,Steven and Family, I am sorry to hear about the passing of your beloved mother. For 70 years your parents celebrated their life together, an incredible example to have in your memories. A true lifetime of love. all my sympathies Sheryl.

Abe Gonshor & Annie Young - 28 days ago

Dear family Leibner, we send our heartfelt condolences on this very sad day in your lives. May Margery rest in eternal piece in "gan ayden"!

Estie Kleinfeld - 28 days ago

Dear Sheryl, Steven and the Leibner family. My heartfelt condolences on the passing of your mother, mother in law and grandmother. Hoping your memories of better time will help you ease you pain, BDH Fondly, Estie

Sharon and Jonathan Rubin - 28 days ago

Dear Sheryl and Family, Our deepest sympathies on the passing of your dear mother. May Your beautiful memories comfort you at this very sad time. Sharon and Jonathan

Roslyn Schneidman - 28 days ago

Dear Irving and family, My sincerest sympathies on the loss of your beloved Margie. She will be remembered for her grace and as a women of distinction, May your cherished memories bring you a measure of comfort. “May you be comforted amongst the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem”. BDE``````

Ethel, Sam & Eileen Phillips - 28 days ago

Dear Irving and family, Our deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved Margery. She was a warm and caring friend. May your loving memories be a source of comfort during this difficult time. Ethel, Sam & Eileen Phillips

Joanne Applebaum & Jeff Cooper - 28 days ago

Dear Sheryl, Steven and the Leibner family: We are so sad to hear of your mother’s passing and our deepest condolences. I remember coming to your home on Blossom often and your mother was always a class act. Many fond memories of her. May her Memories give you strength at this. Joanne & Jeff

Suzie Schwartz - 28 days ago

Dear Myra and Family, My heartfelt sympathies on your loss. May happy memories shared together offer you comfort at this sad time. Wishing you better times ahead. Warmly, Suzie

Janice Besner - 28 days ago

Dear Irving, Sheryl & Steve, Gary, Robert, Myra, Bruce and Iris and family. Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved Margery. May you draw strength from the support of your beautiful family and devoted friends during this challenging time.

Rona Katz - 28 days ago

Dear Iris, Bruce, Irving and Leibner families; Our deepest condolences on the sad loss of Margery. We have so many memories of the many celebrations she made for her family. May you have comfort from your memories and the family. Rona and Stephen (Kucer)

Wiesenfeld Family - 28 days ago

Dear Leibner family, Our sincere condolences on the loss of Margery. We remember her fondly from the Blossom days - our parents had such fun times together. May your memories bring you comfort and strength during this difficult time.

Robyn and Richard Zuckernick - 28 days ago

Dear Sheryl, Steven, Daniel, Nicole and Leibner family, Our deepest sympathy. Margery was a special lady who will be sorely missed. May loving memories ease your loss and may the love of family and friends surrounding you give you strength and comfort in the days ahead. With love, Richard, Robyn, Julia, and Jake Zuckernick

Isaac & Esther Messallem - 28 days ago

Dear Liebner family. Our heartfelt condolences on the passing of your beloved Mother. May her memory be a source of comfort and may you find strength in the support of friends and family during this difficult time.

Eileen Chadnick - 28 days ago

Dear Myra/Robert, Jesse/Marlee, Sheryl/Steven, and families, my sincere condolences to you all. May your memories be a blessing and a source of strength at this sad time.

Ruth & Lorne Shapiro - 28 days ago

Dear Sheryl & family, please accept our condolences at this most difficult time.

Myra Issley - 28 days ago

Dear Sheryl, sending sincere condolences and thinking of you at this most difficult time.

Rabbi Marc Mandel - 28 days ago

All of us at CBT are with your family at this time.

Jeff Solomon - 28 days ago

Rob, my sincerest condolences to you and family.

Liz soroka - 28 days ago

My sympathies

Merle Winston Torchin - 28 days ago

Dear Myra and Leiner family., My sincerest condolences on the passing of your family matriarch.May you know no more sorrows.

Barry & Kathy Stein - 28 days ago

Dear Robert, Myra, Jesse and family. My sincere condolences on the loss of the matriach of the family. May all the pleasant memories of the past console you at this difficult time.

Rosalie and Bill Greenberg - 28 days ago

Dear Irving and Leibner Family, Our deepest condolences on the passing of your beloved Margery. Thinking of you in your time of sorrow! Your next door neighbors. Rosalie and Bill

Luana Fruchter - 28 days ago

Dear Leibner Family My heartfelt condolences o you all on this monumental loss for your family. I remember your beautiful mom growing up all together on Blossom…great childhood memories.

Jocelyn Cooper - 28 days ago

Dear Robert, Myra and family, My sincere condolences at the loss of your mother. Jocelyn

Shari Margolese - 29 days ago

Dear Sheryl and Family, Wishing you my deepest condolences on the loss of your mother. I have fond memories of her from Blossom. I hope your memories bring you comfort at this time. Shari

Robert Heft - 29 days ago

Dear Bruce,Iris and family. Heartfelt condolences on the passing of your dear Margery. May her memory be a blessing to her children and grandchildren and family entire.

Aline Levi and Richard Swieca - 29 days ago

Dear Bruce, Iris, and Leibner family, Our deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved mom, mother in law, grandmother and great grandmother. It is a huge loss for the entire family. May her memory be a blessing and an inspiration.

Ellie &Ivan Simberg - 29 days ago

Dear Irving and family. Our deepest condolence on the loss of dear Margy. She was a lovely person. May your happy memories sustain you at this difficult time Fondly Ellie&Ivan

Rona Browman - 29 days ago

Dear Irving & the Leibner family, I was so saddened to learn Margery passed away. I have known Margery since attending public school. We used to walk 9 blocks together to the old West Hill High, unless it was too cold, then we took the 3A streecar. Margery was the 1st. of my friends to drive.We couldn't wait to get her father's car so we could go to the Orange Julip with Harriet. We kept in touch by seeing one another from time to time. Last wk. we spoke on the phone & she was surprised to hear I had been in the hospital for a month, & I was upset to hear her tails of woe. I shall miss her. My thoughts are with you during these dark moments, My Deepest Sympathy to you & your family. Love Rona

Imre Grosz - 29 days ago

Dear Bruce. Iris and all the children and grandchildren, My deepest sympathies for the loss of you mother, mother-in-law, and grandmother. May you be spared from further sorrow. BDE Imre Grosz

Bryan Weiner and Linda Lemay - 29 days ago

Dear Sheryl, Steve, Daniel, Nicole. Sincerest condolences on your loss. May the happy memories bring you comfort at this difficult time.

Rosemary Engels - 29 days ago

Dear Irving and family, My deep condolences. You and Margery were an important part of my parents' lives in Montreal. I remember hearing about your trip to Cuba with Sam in the 50's. Margery was always so thoughtful to me and my brother. Thinking of you.

Bonnie Rosenberger-Kitner - 29 days ago

Dear Leibner Family, we are so sorry to hear about your great loss. We are thinking about you at this very difficult time and sending our deepest condolences, fondly Bonnie and Bart

Sari litman - 29 days ago

Dear Leibner Family, Sincere condolences on the loss of your mother.Hoping your wonderful memories will give you comfort during this time.

Liane and Mitchell Marcus - 29 days ago

Dear Sheryl, please accept our deepest condolences on the loss of your Mom, and our sincere condolences to Mr. Leibner and the whole family.

Danny and Dorit Neubarth - 29 days ago

Dear Leibner Family: Baruch Dayan HaEmet. We remember your mom as a soft spoken, graceful lady. We hope that the love you have for her, and your treasured memories, will give you comfort at this very difficult time. May you be comforted amongst the mourners of Zion.

Gil Kimel - 29 days ago

Dear Irving and family Our deepest condolences on the passing of Margery. May her memory be for a blessing. I remember the great family Passover seders at your house. Gil Kimel

Debbie Weiner - 29 days ago

Dear Sheryl, Steve, Daniel and Nicole, So sorry to hear about your mom and grandmother. My heart goes out to you and your entire family...

Gerry and Monica Weinstein - 29 days ago

Dear Irving, Rob, Gary, Sheryl, Bruce and families. Our deepest condolences on your loss. Your wife and Mom was always a sweet woman, thinking of you as you grieve your loss and wishing you no more further sorrow.

Nitai and June - 29 days ago

To the Leibner family, our sincere condolences. A bright star added to the heavens to shine upon all.

Esti Mayer - 29 days ago

It is hard to imagine the Leibner clan without its matriarch. Margery was a woman of grace and elegance. She was blessed with a beautiful family and to enjoy her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren succeed and flourish. I hope the memory of her love will bring you solace. Please accept my heartfelt condolences and deep sympathies. May you be comforted among the mourners of Zion.

Julie Lesser - 29 days ago

Dear Bruce, Iris and the entire family, my deepest sympathies on the loss of your treasured Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother. I hope wonderful memories can provide you with strength and comfort during this very difficult time. BDE.

Eli Krantzberg & Mariam Pal - 29 days ago

Dear Myra and Rob: Rob, Mariam and I are very sad to hear about your mother. Although we never got to meet her, we know how fondly you always spoke of her. May you eventually find comfort in your memories of your lives together with her.

Judy Litvack & Carl Ravinsky - 29 days ago

Dear Sheryl and Family, Sending our deepest sympathies on the loss of your beloved mother. We wish you strength in the days ahead. Judy & Carl

Pam Litman - 29 days ago

Dear Sheryl and families, my condolences on your loss. May your fond memories provide comfort to all. Pam

Sheila and Herb Greenwald - 29 days ago

Dear Besner Family So very sorry to hear of your Mother and Grandmothers death Remember all your good times Sheila and Herb Greenwald(Ian’s parents)

Glenda Lubiner - 29 days ago

Dear Myra and Family; Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of your mother-in-law. Glenda Lubiner

Andrea and Frank Weinstein - 29 days ago

Dear Leibner Family, We are so saddened to learn of the passing of your family matriarch. We know Irving and Margery from the Ritz 2 and were always taken by the devotion they showed towards each other. May you be comforted by your many memories and may Margery rest in peace.

Spencer Melnick - 29 days ago

Dear Bruce, Iris and family Please accept my deepest condolences. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

Judy and Eli Cohen - 29 days ago

Dear Irving,Sheryl and Leibner Family Our sincere condolences on the passing of a beautiful person. May she rest in peace Judy and Eli Cohen

Mark Ram - 29 days ago

Iriving, Bruce, Gary and Robert my condolences on the loss of your wife and mother.

Linda Levine - 29 days ago

To Irving and family My heartfelt condolences on the loss of your lovely wife/mother/mother in law and grandmother. I had the privilege in getting to know Margery while working at the Ritz 2. She was a sweet lady who was totally devoted to her husband and family. My sympathies to all and may your fond memories help you get through this most difficult time. Linda Ritz 2

Tammy Halpern & Neil Glazer - 29 days ago

Dear Leibner families, Please accept our sincere condolences. May the wonderful memories you have be a blessing and a comfort at this time. Tammy & Neil

Stan Margolese - 29 days ago

Dear Irving and all your family. Lynn and I have wonderful memories of our friendship on Blossom. We send our deepest condolence to you and your very large family. Lynn and Stan

Mia Swartzman - 29 days ago

Dear Rob, Myra, Sierra, Jesse & Marlee, and the Liebner family - Our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your lovely mother / grandmother. Marjery, together with Irving, epitomized the life of a deeply devoted and loving couple - an amazing role model. May she rest in peace z'l, and may your many years of good memories give you comfort. Mia, Menahem & family

Betty and Malcolm Citrin - 29 days ago

Our condolences to the Leibner Family, We have parked our cars near each other for many years. Irving would bring the groceries to the elevator where Margery would sit and wait for him. She was a very charming, warm, and lovely lady. Our sympathies to all and may her memory be for a blessing. Sincerely, Betty and Malcolm

Barbara and Harry Lis - 29 days ago

Dear Bruce, Iris annd family,, Our deepest condolences at this difficult time. May your best memories be a consolation..

Debbi Haberman - 29 days ago

Dear Sheryl, Steven and families, Sending my deepest condolences to everyone at this difficult time. You are all in my thoughts.

Linda MillerShacter - 29 days ago

Dear Sheryl, Steven and family: Sincerest sympathy on the loss of your Mom. Please know our thoughts are with you at this sad time. Auntie Linda and Uncle Norm

RENA ENTUS - 29 days ago

Dear Irving and family, My sincere condolences on your loss. My late husband Eddy and I had a special relationship with the Liebners. I will remember Margery and envision her with Irving as long as I am around. May she rest in peace. And, may you ,Irving ,and the family know how much she appreciated all you did for her in her lifetime. BDE

Jeff Segal - 29 days ago

Condolences to Bruce and the entire Leibner family

Deborah Feldman Salpeter - 29 days ago

Dear Bruce and Iris Please accept my sincere condolences to you and your family. May the strength of your families find the comfort in your memories. May time heal your pain and the memories of live in your hearts forever BDE

cynthia van frank - 29 days ago

Dear Sheryl, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember seeing your mom and thinking how elegant she was. Asher and I send condolences to you and your family.

Farla & Gail - 29 days ago

Irving and family, Please accept our deepest condolences. Thinking of you at this time

Phyllis Mc Gowan (Stubina) - 29 days ago

Dear Leibner Family, was so sorry to hear of Margie’s passing. Please accept our sincere condolences. Our late Friend Harriet always spoke fondly of her aunt. Phyllis and Bill Stubina

Rosalind Richstone - 29 days ago

My deepest condolences to Margery’s family. We were neighbours for over Twenty years. Fondly Rosalind

Clare Retter - 29 days ago

Liebner family…. Please accept my heartfelt condolences on your profound loss. I have been a neighbour on 11 for the past 12 years and have come to know your lovely parents. Deepest sympathies to Irving. ……..

Andrea Hutkins - 29 days ago

Dear Bruce, Iris and family, Thinking of you and sending my sincere condolences during this sad and difficult time.