‘David delighting in eating 4 kinds of gelato’.


Our beloved husband, brother, father, and grandfather, David Alexander Nitkin, died Wednesday evening at home after a fierce 5-year fight with metastatic prostate cancer. He continued to be his stubborn, generous, and loving self until his last breath, and was surrounded by family when he died.

David’s funeral will be 10 AM Friday September 2nd at Steeles Memorial Chapel (350 Steeles Ave W, Thornhill, ON), followed immediately by burial at Mount Sinai Cemetery (986 Wilson Ave, North York, ON).

Out of an abundance of caution and care, we are asking everyone attending the funeral to wear a mask at all times. As well, if you are able to administer a COVID self-test before attending the funeral, we would appreciate it. Please do not attend if you have any COVID symptoms or have had a recent exposure.

Memorial donations may be made to the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care https://www.tlcpc.org/

Shiva will be observed at David and Etta’s home, 64 Brookview Drive, North York, ON.

Shiva will be observed in the evenings from Saturday, September 3rd through Wednesday, September 7th.
On Saturday, shiva will take place over Zoom only (link below).
Sunday through Wednesday, shiva will take place in person only at 64 Brookview Drive.

Saturday September 3:

Zoom only, 8:00-9:30 pm ET.
No service; just sharing memories and condolences. All are welcome to attend, but we will be prioritizing hearing from folks who are long distance and/or unable to attend Sunday-Wednesday’s in person shivas.
To attend, click on this link on Saturday night:

(Meeting ID: 821 4977 2018, Passcode: 329861)

Sunday September 4 through Wednesday September 7:

In person, 7:00-9:00 pm ET.
Address: 64 Brookview Drive, Toronto.
Mincha/maariv service 7:30-8:00 pm. Sharing memories and condolences 7-7:30 pm and 8-9 pm.

Please note: Out of an abundance of COVID caution and care, we are limiting each in-person shiva (Sunday-Wednesday) to no more than 25 attendees each day, and we are asking folks to sign up in advance:

IMPORTANT: Please wear a mask whenever you are indoors, and if possible, when you are praying outdoors as well. Please do not attend if you have any COVID symptoms or have recently been exposed to someone with COVID.

As long as weather allows, we will be holding mincha/maariv services outdoors in the backyard. In the event of rain, mincha/maariv will be indoors. When eating or schmoozing, please stay outdoors. We will be asking folks to take turns coming into the home through the back door to sit with David’s family and share memories and condolences.