Our family is saddened to announce the passing of our dear mother Gertrude Black (nee: Spiegel) born in Lodz, Poland, May 8, 1925, and passed away on Monday, January 2, 2023. She lived a long life to the age of 97. Beloved wife to the late Robert Black, married for 78 years. Loving mother and mother-in-law to Vern & Dana Black, Priscilla & the late Syd Weinberg, and Patti & Jeffrey Blayways. Beloved sister and sister-in-law to Pauline Esco & the late Hy Esco, Doni Brown & the late Lou Brown, Ubby & Florene Spiegel, Jacob Goldstein & the late Jeannie Goldstein, Al Wasserman & the late Dorothy Wasserman, and the late Freda & Burt Deltoff. Proud Bubie to Keely & Randy Fisher, Davin & Melina Black, Cami & Lyle Ruby, Chase Selznick, Taryn Black & Davide Drummond, and Taylor Blayways. Great Bubie to Cole Fisher, Ty Fisher, and Zuzu Black. She will be tremendously missed by her dear caregiver Sadie. We are so grateful to Sadie, Kunchuk and all of the wonderful nurses and PSW’s at Baycrest Apotex, Unit 7-North, who nurtured Gertrude and made her feel so comfortable and happy for 7 years.

Memorial donations may be made to the Bob & Gertrude Black Memorial Fund c/o The Baycrest Foundation (https://www.baycrestfoundation.org/).