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Dora (Doris) Adesserman

After a brief illness, it is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dora (Doris) Adesserman, Devorah bas Yosef, on Saturday March 27, 2021.

Beloved daughter of the late Golda and Joe, predeceased by her sister Sarah and brother Aaron.

Born in Montreal, Doris came to Toronto in the 1980’s. She was a direct, down-to-earth individual who was a loyal friend. Doris was a life-long learner, with many interests. She was an artistic individual who enjoyed art, concerts and the ballet.

Doris had a strong Jewish identity and enjoyed going to synagogue, whether to attend a service, or hear a speaker. She also enjoyed attending programs at the Miles Nadel Centre. Doris valued the friendships she made in her building at 3636 Bathurst Street.

She will be very missed by all her friends and those who had the privilege of knowing her.

Memorial donations in her memory may be made to the charity of your choice.

Date of Death: Saturday, March 27, 2021
Yahrzeit Day: 14 Nisan
Date of Funeral: Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Memorial Service Location: Private Family Service
Burial Service Location: Pardes Shalom Cemetery, Community section

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Lisa Roy
I was very saddened to learn of the passing of Doris, who was a devoted member of the Miles Nadal JCC community for decades. She generously volunteered her time to help at events, and in recent years, served on our New Ideas Committee. She will be missed. May her memory be a blessing.
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Sharon Eisenberg
Doris and I were always reminicing about Montreal. Many decades ago, we also vacationed together and had a wonderful time back then in the Caribbean, a cherished memory. We'd still meet for the odd outing and at gatherings at the MNJCC. We got together initially more often when she lived near Bathurst and Eglinton before moving farther north up Bathurst years ago. Later, we saw each other at MNJCC events, even while her health was changing. While direct, she was sincere and true to her word once you became her friend. We had shared some interests together. May her memory forever be a blessing to those she touched.
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myra brachfeld
so sorry to hear she has passed she will be missed
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myra brachfeld
she. will be sadly missed. i reconnected with her when i met up with her at miles nadal and we became friends again
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Dianne Erdos-Rush
I am so so sorry to hear of the passing of Doris. We were in touch regularly as she was determined to keep up her technical skills and be involved in the Betel Centre's Zoom meetings. She will be missed, her curious mind and happiness at learning new things. May her memory be a blessing.
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Pearl Adler Saban
Although I haven't seen Doris in years, I remember her fondly. As a newlywed, I lived at 3636 and of course would see her there. But I'd originally met her at the JCC and would run into her at lectures and concerts and she was always smiling and a familiar face in a crowd full of strangers. My condolences to her family and friends. May Doris rest in eternal peace, and may her neshama achieve the highest aliyah.
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cheryl zimmerman
i am so sorry to hear of dora's passing. i knew her through the jcc. her steadfast presence was a beacon of friendship held out to me during the good times and the bad. she was a mensch.
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Debbie Matheus
I am saddened that Doris has passed away. She was a good friend whom I first met at the old “Y” shortly after she moved to Toronto. She soon became a family friend and shared many simchas and Jewish holidays with us. I have many fond memories of our friendship and she will be missed. May her memory be for a blessing.
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Aaron Rotenberg
Doris was a kind a caring person. I will fondly recall sharing holiday meals and seders with her. She was always curious to know about my life and journey which I was privileged to be able to share with her through our many years of family friendship. May her memory be a blessing.
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Janice Lebow
I had the privilege to share a fabulous friend with Doris and we had socialized together as a group or attended many of the same lectures and other functions. She was a bright lady with her own opinions and enjoyed discussions on a number of topics. I was saddened to hear of her loss and had been davening for her refuah but Hashem had other plans for her Neshama. May this selfsame Neshama have an Aliyah in Shomayim.
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Faigie Frances Freeman
Dear Miriam and friends of Doris Adesserman, please except my sincerest sympathy on the passing of Doris. I remember her from many years ago when we were kids and lived on De Bullion St. in Montreal. Doris was a very quiet and soft spoken girl. Awhile ago I got very excited as I was watching the Song Shul on YouTube and a message popped up from Doris. I wish you all good health and long life. May her memory be a blessing. Faigie
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Denise Cohen - Popliger
Dear friends of Dora, How sad I was to learn that Dora was not well over the past few weeks. Now to learn of this news. Having known Doris' mother as a participant in my Golden Age senior's group for many years, I knew how special Dora and her siblings were to Golda. Many of Golda's qualities , I soon learnt to be inherited by Dora. Soft spoken , caring , happy with life, content and concerned about the welfare of others. I always knew that Golda had a daughter in Toronto. Years later, I would learn that that daughter lived at 3636 as did my Mom. What a small world. !! During my frequent visits , I always received a cordial welcome from Dora. She meant so much to so many people. Miriam , you cared , supported and looked after her every need just as you always do. To the people she befriended , I am so sorry for your loss but grateful that you were there for Dora in her time of need. Dora , the world was a better place because of you. May you Rest in Peace. BDE
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Arnold Foss
I was very sadden to learn about the passing of Doris. I knew Doris as regular participant at the Association of Jewish Seniors monthly breakfast and lecture. She will be greatly missed by all our members. Baruch Dayan HaEmet.
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Arthur Zins
I knew Doris to some extent in the Community since the early 80’s. I always admired her dignity. Indeed she was a lovely woman. I will miss bumping into her and will remember Doris’ strength, maturity and dignity.
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