Diane Kurland

Service funéraire: Mercredi, 27 Avril, 2022 11h:00
Graveside Service
Shiva: Mercredi, 27 Avril, 2022 À
Dimanche, 01 Mai, 2022

Shiva in Montreal: 204 Evergreen Dr., Beaconsfield H9W 2A9; Shiva in Toronto: 32 Shallmar Blvd., Toronto, M6C 2J9
Détails Shiva:
Shiva hours: Shiva in Montreal Wednesday following burial until 4:00 p.m., shiva in Toronto Thursday through Sunday evening from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. daily
Cimetière: Baron De Hirsch Cemetery
Des dons:
Alzheimer Groupe (A.G.I.), (514) 485-7233
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Stephanie Brandman - 23 jours

Dear Deb, I was so sorry to hear about your mom's passing. My deepest condolences to you and your family. Your mom was so kind, I have great memories of being at your house and spending time with you and your parents. Thinking of you now.

Stacey Barish - 28 jours

Dear Deb and families Our deepest condolences on the loss of you beloved mother. Sending you love and thinking of you during this difficult time. Best wishes , Stacey and Allan Barish

Stacey Schwartz & Mike Giller - 28 jours

Dear Debbie and family, Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your mother and know that our thoughts are with you. XOXO Stacey & Mike

Crayne Spanier - 29 jours

Dear Debbie and the entire Kurland/Lis family. I can’t say enough how our family cherished being at the Seder table with Diane. I remember trying to extract tales from her intriguing careers and storied worldly past. Your mom was nothing but kind and generous to our entire family especially the young ones. She will be remembered joyfully forever. Our deepest condolences go out to you and your entire family. With heartfelt love, Crayne and family

Betsy Kane and Phil Capelle - 29 jours

Dear Richard, Jennifer, Tiffany and Family, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of you today in Ottawa. May her memory bring joy. I know the few classic stories will live on. Betsy & Phil

Monica - 29 jours

Dear Debbie, Patti and Ricky, It's been a long time since our Passover dinners, but I often think of you all. I will always fondly remember Diana and Lenny. Sorry to have missed your service. Love Monica

Gail Issenman - 29 jours

Dear Patti, Jayme and family, My most sincere condolences for your loss. My heart goes out to you. May you and your family be spared any further sorrow. Sending you lots of love.💕

Peter Nader - 29 jours

Richard & Debbie: I was very sorry to learn of your mom's sudden passing. She was a very kind and sweet person and I know you will miss her a lot. Thinking of you and hope that all the great memories of her will live on in your hearts.

Stuart Lachovsky - 29 jours

Deb - My condolences to you and your entire family. I remember the first time I met your mom in TMR. She made me feel so welcome and comfortable right away. I will have a positive thought for you.

Martha Tobe - 29 jours

Dear Richard and family, It's always hard to lose a parent and you are all in my thoughts at this difficult time. May the memory of a long and well-lived life comfort you.

Starke Jack - 29 jours

My kids Paul and Craig said it all. Kurland’s were family to the Starke’s. Happy that I visited with her in Toronto last summer.We will surely miss her but never forget her. Love from Uncle Jackie.

Danielle Oiknine Ezerzer - 29 jours

Dear Patti, Jayme and Family, Sending condolences for the loss of your mom, and grandmother. May you be spared further sorrow. The Ezerzer Family

Linda sigal - 29 jours

Dear Debbie, Patti & Ricky I have such fond memories of your Mom from the old days in T.M.R.! She was always so gracious and lovely . My condolences to your entire family . Linda

Jennifer Campbell - 29 jours

Debbie, Patti, Ricky and families, my heartfelt condolences. Growing up, from tween era through young adulthood, it was always a soul affirming and tummy pleasing treat to spend quality time at the Kurlands, like family but better because there was all the love and pampering minus the nagging and shoulding! First there would be big warm greetings and a welcoming bear hug from Lenny who was always so genuinely interested in my adventures and dreams and then a truly mouthwateringly delicious meal prepped by Diane with all the precision and passion of a seasoned chef, infused with the dashes of love and magic she was so beloved for. Sometimes, when Debbie and I were in exam mode (Debbie always chill and me a hot mess), Diane would set us up with heaping trays of comfort foods, adding in all the Egyptian specialties (but those cigar and triangle appetizers!) that she knew I loved, a sweet and kind gesture so symbolic of her giving and generous nature to all lucky enough to bask in her uplifting aura. So privileged to have shared such beautiful times with such a beautiful lady, so beautiful inside and out who would laugh when I told her she reminded me of Sophia Lauren. She did. It’s been many years since I’ve connected with the Kurlands but the memories remain magical and on behalf of both myself and the Campbells I send much comfort and love in such difficult times.

Robin Farber Steinberg - 29 jours

Dear Patti and Family, Sending condolences for the loss of you beautiful mom. May you be spared further sorrow. The Farber Steinberg Family

Sean & Synnöve Seidman - 29 jours

Dear Debbie and Howard, We were lucky enough to meet Diane and experience her wit and warmth at your table. May her memory continue to be a blessing to you and your family. Sending you our love Sean & Synnöve

Leslie Bank-Satz - 29 jours

Dear Patti and Jayme, Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother and grandmother. Thinking of you, Leslie and Gary

Gloria Sacks - 29 jours

Dear Debbie and Howard Sincere condolences on the loss of your mother.Wally and I have fond memories of happy times in Ivry with your parents Hopefully your happy memories will help you at this trying time Gloria

Rivka Augenfeld - 29 jours

Dear Richard, although I never met your mother, it is clear from the messages how much she was loved and respected. It is always so difficult to lose one's mother, no matter the age or the circumstances. The heart wants and needs more. May her memory be for a blessing. Rivka

Ida and Claude Rouben - 30 jours

Some fifty-six years ago, Diane, freshly landed in Montreal from England, came to visit us with a message from a distant common uncle. We got to know nice, pleasant and elegant Diane, and some much time later, we got to reunite and Diane became my bridge partner, and a great one at that too. We shall miss her and we extend our heartfelt message of sympathy to the Kurland family. May she Rest In Peace. Ida and Claude Rouben

Naomi Friedman - 30 jours

Dear Debbie,Patti and Richard, My sincere condolences on the loss of your Mother.I spent many weekend with Lenny and Diane during our stay in L’Esterel. May She Rest in Peace

Morris Biberkraut - 30 jours

Dear Patti, Faigie and I would like to extend our most sincere condolences on the passing of your dear mother.

Paul Starke - 30 jours

Ricky, Patti and Debbie, I don’t know where to begin or what to say. I just loved Auntie Diane so very much. When I was a kid, all I wanted to do was stay home and watch TV (oddly, that hasn’t changed). Any family obligation or social event seemed like a chore— EXCEPT when my parents would say, “we’re all going to the Kurlands for dinner tonight.” Because I was always greeted with such genuine warmth (“Hi, Pussycat!”), the most delicious food, and raucous, even ribald laughs. That’s what resonates the most when I think about the Kurlands— the laughter. I can still hear it, the same way I’d hear it from my bedroom when I was supposed to be asleep and all the grownups were downstairs, and the way it filled the house. We still talk about the infamous “Peter Shapiro” prank, and how— no matter how many times we heard the story— it was always recounted with love and good humor. I’ve learned so much from the special relationship between the Starkes and the Kurlands, namely, that life is about joy and friendship and making memories with the ones you love. Nobody epitomized that more than Auntie Diane. Another memory: when I was about 10 or 11, still too young to be left alone for a few weeks— I went to live with the Kurlands! We rented a stack of movies (including “Guns of Navarone”— Uncle Lenny’s favorite… and “My Favorite Year”, which was Auntie Diane’s pick and to this day one of MY favorites, and many others), and spent that week watching and discussing these great films. It was heaven! Your folks never condescended to me or talked down to me, simply because I was a kid; they actually wanted to know what I thought! I felt “seen”, and I loved them for that. I don’t merely think about that week fondly— I think of it often. Anyway, I write this with tears in my eyes, tears of gratitude for having known such a special lady. Thank you so much for sharing her with us. I am thinking of you all and sending all my love.

Suzanne de Jonge - 30 jours

Richard (I've never called you that), Patti, Debbie and family, My deepest condolences over the loss of your mom/Diane. Diane and Lenny were so much part of our lives growing up, and I have so many amazing memories of Diane through the years. She was a great companion to my mom, and I loved talking about books with her. Sending love, Suzanne (Super)

Steve & Heather Frishling - 30 jours

Heather and I want to extend our heartfelt sympathy to Debbi, Ricky,Patti and their families on their great loss. I have known Diane for many years in large part due to my very close relationship with Lenny. Diane was always warm and welcoming and I can remember vividly those last-minute home cooked dinners in their house up in L’esterel before our fishing trips. Since moving out west I never made a visit back to Montreal without visiting Dianne to see how she was doing and to catch up on our families. She was intelligent, warm, caring and always appreciative. May all the good memories of your Mom serve as a source of strength and inspiration through this difficult time.

Judy Bercuvitz - 30 jours

I also want to mention what a loving and caring wife she was to Lenny. Being brought up in Egypt, she had old-world attitudes about how a wife should act toward her husband. For example, every night before dinner Lenny would sit in his easy chair and she would bring him a plate of hors d'oeuvres and a drink. During the years Lenny was living at Elder Care, she visited him most days of the week. These are two examples.

Carole and Bernie Arbess - 30 jours

We are saddened to hear of Dianes passing. We shall remember her fondly as a truly charming and intelligent lady! Our thoughts are with you. Carole and Bernie

Judy and Mark Bercuvitz - 30 jours

Diane was my best friend for over four decades. I loved her dearly but I choose to share my thoughts about her and our relationship with her family only. I would just like to mention two things about Diane here which could be added to her obituary: 1. She was predeceased by her brother Moosie Dwek (Morris?), who lived in England but to whom she was close. She was also close to his wife Brenda and their four children, but especially to David, her nephew, who converted to Judaism with her encouragement. 3. She was extremely close to her mother, who died at a very old age after being widowed for many years. She lived right near Diane and Di talked to her several times a day ("Bonjour, Maman"), visited her very frequently, and helped her with many aspects of her life, including sharing with her Shirley Nelson, their housekeeper. (I would also mention that Shirley really became part of Diane's family, and called Di "ma.")

Nira Friedman and Rachel Pritzker - 30 jours

Diane, you will continue to be part of the Friends of Gesher Kesher (Breakfast Club) and in our hearts. Rest in peace.

Sandy Faraj - 30 jours

Hi Richard, I just wanted to express my sincere condolences to you and your family on the loss of your mother.

Amy Pesner - 30 jours

Patti I am so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. It’s never easy even after a long & loving life and it doesn’t change how much we miss our moms. I hope your memories give you some comfort as you navigate this new reality.. You have my condolences.

Cindy Rabinovitch - 30 jours

Dear Debbie, My. Deepest condolences to you and your family on the loss of your mother. My thoughts are with you during this most difficult time. Cindy

Julie Brownstein - 30 jours

Dear Patti and family, Thinking of you with heartfelt sympathies on the passing of your mother and grandmother. Love, Jewels and Trif

Howard Greenfield - environ un mois

My condolences to Richard and family.

Louis Grossbaum - environ un mois

Dear Richard, Patti and Debbi, we wish to express our deep most sympathies on the loss of Diane . I have known Diane for over 50 years and she and Lenny were the nicest and dearest clients during my professional practice. Diane was the record keeper and Lenny was the salesman. If I wanted to know anything I had to ask Diane. She kept unbelievable records and it was always a pleasure going to the house on Powell and talking business, current events, gossip and eating those delicious cookies with a great cup of coffee. Not often that a professional is blessed with clients like Diane and her beloved Lenny. I am sure you have many fond memories of Diane which you will cherish forever. Rest In Peace Diane, we will miss you Karen and Louis Grossbaum

Arlene Wachman - environ un mois

Dear Ricky, Patti, Debbi and families, My deepest sympathies to you at this very sad time. As you know ,our families go back a very long time. It is sad to think that Lenny and Diane are no longer with us. May the good memories be of comfort to you at this time.

Jill and Marc Kimmel - environ un mois

Dear Debbie and family, Our sincere condolences on the loss of your mom. Hoping that the memories that you and your family share will be a comfort today and always. Sending strength and love. Jill and Marc

Susan Kravitz - environ un mois

Dear Richard, I am saddened to learn of your mother's recent passing. Please accept my heartfelt condolences and know my thoughts are with you and your family.

Beverly &Norman Cohen - environ un mois

Dear Richard, Patty Debbie and Family, Our sincere condolences on the passing of your Mom. We had great times with both your parents playing bridge together. Dianne was a wonderful cook and gracious hostes and we will miss her gourmet meals. So many great memories over the years. Thinking of you all at this very sad time. Beverly and Norman

Rosemary Fremeth - environ un mois

To Diane’s Family, my sincerest sympathies on Diane’s passing. I helped Diane with her travel needs for many years. It was always a pleasure to chat with her. She was a beautiful person. May her memory be of a bless

Glenna - environ un mois

Dear Patti and family, Sending you condolences on the passing of your mother. May wonderful memories always be with you. Glenna

Stephanie sylvere Rosen - environ un mois

My heart is broken for the loss of this great woman who taught us so much about caring for others and celebrating the good things in life. Love her and the Kurland family so much!!! So many great memories 🙏❤️

Sheila and Herb Greenwald - environ un mois

Dear Kurland Family Deepest sympathies on your great loss We remember fun dinners bridge games schmoozing with Diane and Lennie Remember the good times Sheila and Herb Greenwald

Sam Hornstein - environ un mois

Dear Richard I wish you and your family my deepest sympathies and sincere condolences. Sam

David Lipper - environ un mois

My deepest condolences to the whole Kurland family and wishes of long life to you all. David

Aviva Ptackdear - environ un mois

Dear Rick and Debbi, my sincerest condolences on the passing of your mom, May the good memories help to keep you strong. Thinking of you at this very sad time,Aviva Ptack

Israel Bonds Montreal - environ un mois

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

Donna Haltrecht - environ un mois

Dear Patti, Debbie, Richard & Family, My deepest sympathy on the loss of your beloved Mother. I have such warm memories of her being the most gracious hostess, that summer I spent in l'esterel with your beautiful family. Hoping that your wonderful memories will help sustain you through this most difficult time. My thoughts are with you.

Hedi&Mony Rawas - environ un mois

Dear Debbie Patti & Ricky Diane was a wonderful warm caring and thoughtful friend. Memories never die and our great memories of your parents will stay with us always. Our heartfelt condolences to the family. Fondly Hedi&Mony

Darren Naimer - environ un mois

Dear Debbie, Patti and Ricky, I will forever remember auntie Diane! She and uncle Lenny left an indelible mark. I always loved visiting your family and will always remember both the lessons and that love that we all felt when we were together. For me, your family felt like what a family should feel like.. You guys will always mean the world to me. Sending you all my love and strength in this difficult time. Xox Julie & Darren

Phyllis Frost - environ un mois

Dear Patti, Rocky and Debbie, So sad to see about Diane's passing. My deepest condolences my thoughts are with you. Love, Phyl

Nitai - environ un mois

Dear Debbie, Patti and Ricky, its been a while but Diane's broad smile and warm welcome will be with me forever. May memories of her bring you comfort.

Nitai - environ un mois

Craig Starke - environ un mois

My “Auntie” Diane has always filled a special place in my heart. As a dear friend of my parents “Lenny and Diane” were truly family. I have countless memories of her delicious Shabbat dinners, family celebrations and gatherings in Montréal, up north or down south. I was always happy to see her and would look forward to her beautiful smile as she would grab my face in her hands and say “baby Craigie” as she affectionately called me for as far back as I can remember and right up until I saw her the night before she moved to Toronto. Auntie Diane was special and unique. She was a beautiful woman with a wonderful sense of humour, a gentle ‘toughness’ and an excellent, positive, view of life that seemed different from anyone else I knew. I am truly heartbroken over her passing and I hope she knew how much I loved and appreciated her throughout my entire life. Debbie, Ricky and Pattie… please accept my most sincere condolences on the passing of your Mommy. I will never forget Auntie Diane. Love, Baby Craigie