Joseph Shem-Tov, born August 27th 1937, the 20th of Elul 5697 in Baghdad Iraq, passed away on April 20, 2018, the 5th of Iyaar 5778 in Toronto, surrounded by his children. Son of Eliyahu and Rina Shem-Tov (z”l), father of Idith (Dudi), Eli (Phyllis), and Yona (Ami). Proud grandfather of Liat (Josh), Sari, Levi, Zoe, Ezra and Yishai.  Brother of  Jannet, Rafi (z”l), Uri and Tiki.

Funeral will be held on Sunday April 22, 2018 at 11:30 AM at Steeles Memorial Chapel 350 Steeles Ave W, Thornhill, ON L4J 6X6 (Between Yonge and Bathurst). Burial will take place at Bathurst Lawn Memorial Park. Shiva will commence after the burial at 34 Bellbury Crescent, North York, M2J 2J8. The family will accept condolence visits on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday between the hours of 1pm-4pm and 7pm-9pm.

The family welcomes donations made in memory of Joseph Shem-Tov to Jewish Free Loan Toronto the organization that gave Joe his first loan upon his arrival in Canada. Donations can be made online or mailed to Jewish Free Loan Toronto, Lipa Green Center for Community Services 4600 Bathurst Street, #340, Toronto Ontario  M2R 3V3. May his memory be for a blessing.  Zichrono L’Vracha.