Mercedes Benzaquen peacefully on January 5th, 2018  cherished mother of Ely, Olga, Lillian and Avraham  , loving grandmother of Justin, Sammi, Matt, Erica, Haviv, Michal, Pincus, Yoseph Haim, Amram, Batya, Miriam and Aharon. Great Grandmother to Reena . Survived by brother Joe and sister’s Dory and Sary. Funeral services will be held at Steeles Memorial Chapel 350 Steeles Ave West (between Yonge St and Bathurst St) at 11:00 a.m. January 7th.  Internment at Pardes Shalom Cemetery (Petah Tikvah Congregation Section) Shiva to be observed at 62 Robingrove Rd, Toronto. Memorial donations may be made to Baycrest Foundation 416-785-2875