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Surrounded by family at the home she loved, Cynthia (Goldie Sarah) Gasner passed away peacefully on Wednesday November 9th.

Beloved sister of Renee and Harvey Solursh and Stan and Diane Z”L Gasner. Beloved mother of Myra and Nathan Z”L Mechanic, Brenda and Brian Lass, Robert and Julea Gasner and Jon and Ellise Gasner. Beloved Bubbie of Rachel Z”L, Meyer, Deborah, Melissa and Ross, Jordan and Sara, Shira, Orly and Gibby, Kayla and Eitan, Elisheva, Micha and Sean, Rafi and Benjy, Zev and Danielle, Noah and Adi, Avishai, Nadav and Pearl, Atara and Yakira and great Bubbie of Channah, Riley, Izzy, Micah, Mia, Annie, Aryeh, Maya, Gavriel, Elisha, Hodaya, Yona , Adir , Ayal, Shir, Lielle, Bar, Raziel, Eden, and Racheli.  Bubbie Cynthia, as she was known to all across the globe was born and raised in Toronto. Growing up in the hub of the Jewish community, she was smart, hard working and loved to be with family and friends. After her children were grown, Cynthia went back to school and got her Bachelors of Political Science degree from York University with tremendous pride. She started her next stage of life which included helping to launch President’s Choice for Loblaw, working with the COR agency, sitting on countless committees including Baycrest Hospital, volunteering and travelling. She authored thousands of articles for the Canadian Jewish News. A great lover of the outdoors, she spent time skiing and boating and was always happiest sitting on the deck of her cottage surrounded by family and friends. Bubbie Cynthia collected family. If they call you Bubbie, they are family, that was her motto. Having struggled for a year after her paralyzing side effects from COVID, we are hoping Bubbie Cynthia is walking, raking leaves and driving around her new heavenly home. Bubbie Cynthia will be missed by all. Thank you to Dr Katrine Dolganova and Dr Sid Nusinowitz for their ongoing care and support.

Shiva will be observed at 451 Lytton Blvd., Toronto, M5N 1S5 (2 blocks south of Glencairn Ave., east off of Bathurst St., last house on the street). Please be aware that due to heavy construction on the street, parking may be limited. Masks are mandatory. Shiva visits Thursday immediately following the interment until 6:00 p.m. and then from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Friday from 7:15 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Saturday from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., and 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., and Monday and Tuesday from 7:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., and 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Shacharis will be held on Friday, Monday, and Tuesday at 7:15 a.m., and on Sunday at 8:30 a.m. Mincha/Maariv will be held on Thursday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday at 4:40 p.m., and on Friday at 2:00 p.m. Shiva concludes Wednesday morning, November 16th.

Memorial donations may be made to The Canadian Shaare Zedek Hospital Foundation (, Shaarei Shomayim Synagogue (, or to the charity of your choice.