Devoted husband of Frieda Schaffel, cherished father of the late Candy Schaffel z”l (Philip Black), Michael Schaffel (Beth McBride), and Janet Torch (Jonathan Torch). Grandfather of Shira, Arly, Barry (Frank), Alex, Casey (Vadim), Jaime, Estee, Sam, and great-grandfather of Leo. Brother-in-law of Frances and the late Howard Blau z”l. Predeceased by his loving parents, Solomon and Sabina, and four siblings. Passed away peacefully in Apotex Centre after a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s Disease – one that he fought with integrity, grace and the humour he brought to every situation. Family meant everything to Al, especially Friday night dinners and Sunday brunches, or any opportunity to surround himself with his kids. Most of all, Frieda and Al’s marriage set a precedent for what our family should be.

Our sincere thanks goes to the staff of Apotex 4 South for the exceptional care and love they provided to Al for over five years.

Shiva will be observed at 35 Brockington Crescent Toronto, M3H 4S9  on Monday through Thursday, 1:30-4pm and 6:45-9pm.

Memorial donations can be made to Schaffel Family Fund – Baycrest Foundation or Parkinson’s Society