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Barbara Ellen Shifman

The funeral service will be live-streamed. Please go to smclive.ca on Thursday, October 21st, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to the Baycrest Foundation 416-785-2875.



Date of Death: Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Yahrzeit Day: 14 Cheshvan
Date of Funeral: Thursday, October 21, 2021
Memorial Service Location: Private Family Service
Burial Service Location: Dawes Road Cemetery, Temple Sinai section
Shiva Details: Private Shiva

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Adrienne Pacht
We are saddened to learn about the passing of your beloved sister. Our deepest condolences to you and your entire family. Love, Adrienne and Be
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Carol Moscoe
Dear Shifman Family- I am so sorry to hear about your beloved sister and devoted aunt Barbara.
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Susan & Joseph Young
We were so sad to hear about the passing of Barbara. She was a sweet and kind person and will be truly missed. We are sending you our deepest condolences for your loss. May her memory be for a blessing. Lots of love, Joseph and Susan Young
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Helen Bloom
We were shocked to hear about Cousin Barb....gone too soon...she will be reunited with her beloved parents Ben and Pearl...May her memory be a blessing...so sorry Helen and Bobby
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Ralph Shay
I have very fond memories of Barbara. My deepest condolences to the Shifman family.
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Michelle Eisner
Our condolences. I have many fond memories of Barbara at holiday dinners. She was always nice and fun to talk too. She will be missed. Michelle and Alex
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Rhonda Eisner
Barbara was a kind person with a warm heart. She loved books and dogs - a kindred soul. May she Rest In Peace.
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Pearl Grundland
Dear Shelley and Helene, I am so sorry to hear about Barbara's passing. May you be comforted with you good memories and may her memory always be for a blessing to you and your entire family.
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Jonathan Kirshenbaum
So saddened to hear of Barbara's passing. I have very fond memories of her from my childhood. I used to love when she would bring her dog over to the house for a visit. She was such a kind, loving, and sweet person. May she Rest In Peace. All our love to the Shifman family. - Jonathan, Danielle, Ethan, and Cole Kirshenbaum
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Laurie E Eisner
Very sad news. She was a kind hearted and warm person. We enjoyed spending time with her at family celebrations. She had a joyful laugh and lots of stories. We will miss her. Heather and Laurie
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Heather and Alfie Stein
Dear Marvin, Shelley and the Shifman Family We are saddened to hear of the passing of your dear sister Barbara. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. Heather and Alfie Stein
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Susan Pearl
Helene, Shelley & Families Fred & I and our families are sending our heartfelt condolences, on the passing of Barbara gone much too soon. May your wonderful memories sustain you at this sad and trying time. We wish you all ‘Long Life’ Susan Pearl & Fred Schwarz
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jean shifman
Barbara tried so hard to please everyone, and always with a smile. She loved her family, and she was so thrilled to send along photos of her great nieces and nephews. Barbara was so kind and thoughtful. She will be truly missed. Jean, Jeff, Aaron, and Daniel.
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Jeffrey Klein
Dear Shifman family. I am very sorry for your loss. May you find some comfort in the good memories. Our deepest condolences. Jeff and Bernetta
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Rochelle Zubcov
Mark and I are so sorry to hear of Barbara’s passing. I have fond memories of her. She was a very kind, considerate and compassionate person. Love Rochelle and Mark
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Alvin Gorman
Dear Shifman Family, Our condolences on the loss of your sister, aunt, and great aunt Barbara.. We have fond memories of her from Amigo Beach. Alvin and Anne Gorman
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Deborah Glogauer
Barbara was the warmest and sweetest person. She was such an important part of our family, at every simcha, for Shabbos dinners. Her kindness and thoughtfulness will always be remembered and we will miss her more than we can express.
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Melissa Kirshenbaum
We are so sorry to hear of Barbara's passing. She was a very kind hearted person with a great sense of humour and a fantastic laugh. She will be missed. Our deepest condolences to the Shifman family. Lots of love, Melissa, Dave, Julianah, Nathan, Malcolm and Lauren
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Herschel Gold
Dear Marv, Shelley and families; So sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved sister. My sincerest condolences and may you know no more sorrow. Hersch Gold and family.
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Irene Femia
My sincerest sympathy to the family. Barbara was a lovely lady.
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Merle Langbord Levine
AlthoughI do not recall ever meeting Barbara, as a member of the Langbord Family (Shifman Cousins) I extend my condolences to the Shifman family on her demise. May Barbara rest in peace. Cousin Merle Langbord Levine
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Ellen Richmond Isakow
Marvin and Shelley, so sorry for the loss of your sister, Barbara. Thinking about her and your family brings back beautiful memories of our times at the cottage. So long ago, a lifetime ago. Fondly Ellen Richmond Isakow
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The Hoffert Family
Shelley, we were so very sorry to hear about the passing of your beloved sister Barbara. She had a special place in the hearts of the whole Shifman family and I know will be dearly missed. May the memory of all the wonderful times you shared together be a blessing and a comfort to you at this sad time.
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Michael and Martine Pacht
Dear Shelley and Helene, We are all so saddened to hear of your loss. I'm sure Barbara will be missed by all. Our deepest condolences to you Shelley,Helene and all your extended family.
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Fran Weisberg
Dear Shelley, Helene, Marvin, Cindy and families, I was so sorry to hear of Barbara’s passing. We haven’t seen each other in a long time but we have many years of family history together. I’ve been thinking of my memories of your wonderful parents and grandparents at the cottage and the lovely smells that emanated from your Mom and Barbara baking up a storm. I wish you all well. Love, Fran
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Dear Shifman Cousins, A private email was sent to Marvin & Cindy, Shelley & Helene from Norman & I, but our kids asked that we pass along sincere condolences on the death of Barbara. With love from Allan & Jessie Shifman, Leanne & Lee Boros; and Joey Shifman.
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Hersh Zeifman
So sorry to hear of Barbara’s passing. She died far too young. My deepest condolences to Shelly and Marvin and their families.
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Harvey Spiegel
I was shocked and saddened to hear of Barbara’s sudden passing. I spoke to her just a few days ago whenI called Shelley’s office.She was her usual friendly cheerful and outgoing self-telling me how much pleasure she derived from her great nieces and nephews. Please except my sincerest condolences and may you be comforted amongst the other mourners of Jerusalem and Zion
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Jeremy Neil
Dear Shifman Family, Please accept our deepest condolences for your loss. May Barbara’s loving memories bring you peace, comfort, and strength. On behalf of the board of directors for the Vaughan Chamber of Commerce, Jeremy Neil
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Ruth Borsook
My sincere condolences to the entire Shifman family. In particular to Shelly and Marvin. I remember my cousins, your mom and dad, Pearl and Ben with great fondness and your grandparents, my great uncle Joe and my great auntie Leah. My mom was Belle Bernstein. I think of Barbara with great joy. I am still receiving emails always about her love of books which we shared and of course dogs and recently beautiful pictures of flowers. She will be missed by all who knew her.
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Debbie Anshan
Dear Shelley and Helene and family, I have very fond memories of Barbara from the many years I visited the office. She was a very lovely woman whom I loved to chit-chat with when picking up and dropping off documents. Please accept my heartfelt condolences at this very difficult time.
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Rob Binstock
We are so sorry for your loss of your sister. Our thoughts are with you and your family. Sending love. Rob and Martha Binstock
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Lorne Tick
Our sincere condolences
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Brenda Cooper-Geffen
Dear Helene, Shelley, Brian, Jordan and Robbie - I'm sending you and your family my sincerest condolences on the loss of your dear sister/aunt. May she rest in peace.
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Franci Schwartz Sniderman
Dear Marv and Cindy, Shelley and Helene and extended Shifman family, Heartfelt condolences on Barbara’s passing. She was such a kind person who always wanted to help others, especially your mother, in any way she could. I hope that your wonderful memories will, with time, replace the current sadness and she will live on through stories you will tell others. Fran
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Marvin, Shelley and the whole family We are sorry to just learn of Barbara’s passing. We have very fond memories of her. She was always very kind. May your memories be a blessing and help you through this very difficult time Laurie, Michelle, Nikki and Kyle Alber
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Joel and Suzanne Jacobson
We are greatly saddened by the loss of your sister. I always remember her wonderful smile. May you find a blessing in the kindness she brought to everyone...Suzanne and Joel
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Greta and Mark Koreen
Dear Marvin and Cindy, Shelley and Helene and families, Mark and I were saddened to learn about the passing of your sister and aunt Barbara. She was a warm-hearted and caring person, who for so many years, stopped to chat with us so often in the evenings as she walked her dog, Major, on Arlstan Drive where the Shifmans' and my parents' homes were for so many years. And always inquiring about my mother's well-being staying in the house on her own as she aged. May your memories of times you shared with Barbara comfort you at this sad time and we wish you Long Life. Greta and Mark
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Morris Rapoport
Dear Shelly I am deeply saddened to hear of your loss. I was always greeted with such kindness from Barb both on the phone and at the office. She will be missed by everyone that knew her. May her memory always be a blessing to all of you. Morris Rapoport.
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Lisa Pacht
Our deepest condolences on the passing of Barbara. May you all be comforted by fond memories of her, now and always. Thinking you all, at this most difficult time. Love, Lisa, Nik and Tabitha
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Leslie & Glenn Ward
Our sincere condolences to the entire Shifman family. Barbara had a very warm personality and a great sense of humour - we always enjoyed her company. With love, Leslie & Glenn
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Danielle Eisner
Deepest condolences. I will always remember Barbara as a bright light filled with joy. Every memory of her includes a beautiful smile. She will truly be missed. - Danielle & Brad
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John Field and family
We were all shocked to learn of Barbara’s passing . I would like to share our deepest sympathy to the Shifman family for your loss
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