Private Family Service

Jack Oscar Rotstein passed away peacefully at the age of 91 on March 19, 2021.  Loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.

Jack was born on May 31, 1929 and was the eldest son of Mala (nee Felsen) and Aaron Rotstein in Majden Poland.  Jack survived the Holocaust by the courageous efforts of his mother who managed to save a very large contingent of the Rotstein family.  Sadly, Jack lost his older sister Chaya to the Nazi invasion.

After a long struggle spanning many years, Jack’s family emigrated to Canada in 1949 to seek peace, freedom and a better life.

Jack met Rose and they were quickly smitten with one another.  They were wed in 1954 in the City of Hamilton. The pair began a family of their own in 1955 with the arrival of their first born Jerry, followed by their eldest daughter Fern, then another daughter Elissa and finally their youngest son Mark.

Jack and Rose adored their family.  Before they knew it, they greeted eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren into the family.  His family meant everything to him.  Jack would and could move mountains for his family.  He greeted his family with the most infectious smile and always reluctantly left them with a “love you dear”

Every person who was fortunate enough to meet and know Jack quickly learned that he was the most sincere, caring and peaceful person.  Jack never refused a cry for help and was loved by everyone.

Jack is predeceased by his parents Aaron and Mala Rotstein, his brother Harry and Gloria Rotstein and his sister Chaya, and his brother-in-law Lou Grossman.

He is survived by his loving wife Rose Rotstein (nee Mandel) of 67 years, his brother Charlie and the late Lorraine Rotstein, and his sister-in-law Mary Grossman; his children  Jerry Rotstein and Ruthe Schipper, Fern and Stan Boigon, Elissa Rotstein  and Mark Rotstein and Rosa Montemurro; his grandchildren Carly, Michelle & Mike, Kayla & Jon, Ryan, Kira & Andrew, Sarah & Ryan, Arielle & Lorry and Henry and great grandchildren Palmer, Aidan, Emma, Cooper, Poppy, Max and Myles.

The family is forever indebted to Maricel and Jennyfer for their care and compassion with Jack.

Jack will be dearly missed and loved by all who were fortunate enough to know him.

Memorial donations may be made to Beit Halochem Canada, Aid to Disabled Veterans of Israel  905-695-0611 or Charity of your choice.