ESTHER CLAIRMONT (GUREVITCH) 1911 -2009.rnOn January 5, 2009 Esther Clairmont left on her final adventure. Loving Mother to Diane, Sid (Joan); Grandmother to Brad, Susan (Jay); Great Grandmother to Mae & Jack; Aunt to many nieces & nephews, great nieces & nephews from 9 siblings & 18 sisters & brothers-in law, many sadly gone. Devoted friend/relative to innumerable others. Esther will be missed by all.rnCurious, aware, & non-judgmental, Mom enjoyed herself whether striding the Great Wall of China, careening in a calaiche in Luxor, Egypt, sipping tea in Scotland’s Highlands or strolling Vancouver & Peterborough parks & beaches. Cherished memories of Mom crawling through Kentucky’s Mammoth Cave, river rafting in Alaska, climbing sand dunes in Oregon & many “family” dinners featuring Mom’s excellent cooking & hospitality.rnSavouring her rustic roots in Krugerdorf, Ontario, Mom’s love of Northern Ontario never wavered – her stories always idyllic.rnMom’s last years were at The Terraces of Baycrest. We deeply appreciate all who gave such love, care & support. Mom discovered her inner artist, loved knitting, reading &, of course, Scrabble. An active volunteer for over 70 years, she always thought of others.rnMom will now join her Harry, husband of 41 years, & renew their interest in social justice, all over yummy blintzes and joined at the table by beloved parents, Annie & Aaron Gurevitch & Chana & Chanoch Clairman, & all who have gone before.rnMom’s optimism, humour & strength served her well. She saw the best in everyone & she was the best. We love her & will keep her close in our hearts & memories! Shalom, Mom, always!rnFuneral services will be at 1:00 p.m. Steeles Memorial, 350 Steeles Avenue West; Interment @ Mount Sinai Cemetery Farband Section.rnShiva at The Wagman Centre (Terraces @ Baycrest) 55 Ameer Avenue – Fireside Lounge – rnWednesday, January 7 @ 3-5 p.m.; Thursday, January 8 @ 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 pm; and Friday, January 9 @ 10 a.m. to Noon. If you wish, donations to the Esther Clairmont Fund for the Terraces of Baycrest would be most appreciated (416.785.2875)rnrn