It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Gertrude Jacobsohn on April 17, 2021 in Toronto, Canada. Gertie lived a long, full life and passed away peacefully at home in her 97th year. She was the devoted wife of Sam Jacobsohn z’l’, with whom she shared a 55 year adventure. Gertie bravely immigrated to Canada at the age of 85 to spend time with her Canadian family.

She will be dearly missed and forever remembered by her children, Sharron (Norman), Michael z’l’ (Gail), Brian (Lynne z’l’) (Glynne), Clive (Lauren); by her grandchildren Lindsay (Michael), Hayley, Benjamin (Andrea),  Jadene, Ricky, Calia (Robbie), Joshua (Alexis), Saul (Sasha), Samantha and Zachary; by her great grandchildren, Adrianna, Joey, Mila, Jayden, Nicolas and Georgina; and by her many relatives and friends with whom, even at a ripe old age, she maintained close contact.

Memorial donations may be made to the Johannesburg Chevra Kadisha at

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