In addition to the in-person service at the Chapel, the funeral will also be live-streamed. To view the service virtually, please go to on Tuesday, November 28th, 2023 at 11:00 a.m.

It is with deep sorrow that we share the passing of our mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Bryna Zaidman, age 101, on Sunday, November 26, 2023.  There is a story that must be told of Bryna’s survival during the Holocaust – how with bravery, resourcefulness and will, she escaped to the Soviet Union, from the genocide that claimed her immediate family, relatives and friends. Out of the devastation, she then replanted her family tree in Toronto, Ontario where it branched and flowered to bloom with 3 children, 6 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

She was the beloved wife of Ben Zaidman and the devoted mother of Marilyn Ruskin (Ron), Jayne Naiman (Harvey) and Dory Zaidman.

Cherished grandmother of Danielle Ruskin (Aaron), Natalie Ruskin (Mike), Joelle Ruskin (Daniel), Sarah Tahor (Ofir), Rachel Mizrahi (Idan), and Jacqueline Naiman.

Great-grandmother of Ben and Jacob, Isaac and Sam, Jack and Nathan, Amit and Matan, Tali, Ben and Dani.

The family would also like to thank Mary Jane for her dedicated service to Mom and Janee her weekend caregiver who always was there for us when we needed her.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November 28, 2023 at 11 am at Steeles Memorial Chapel with interment to follow at Bathurst Lawn Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Reena Foundation

(905) 763-8254 Ext.3630 or Association for Soldiers of Israel (416) 783-3053.