Lionel leaves behind his beloved wife, Betty; cherished children Francine, Benjamin, Paul & Tracy, Devorah; adored granddaughter Emma; dear sister-in-law & brother-in-law Cynthia & Flemming, and niece, Adrienne. Lionel had a passion for reading, writing and sharing ideas. He was committed to all things Jewish, including lecturing and leading services at many synagogues in Toronto as well as the Country Shul in Orillia. He will be remembered fondly for his kindness, sense of humour, huge hugs and most of all, his dedication to his family.

Memorial donations may be made to Beth Tikvah Synagogue (, Hennick Bridgepoint Hospital (, or to the charity of your choice.

In addition to the Shiva, visitors are welcome at 33 Elmhurst Ave. #1010, Toronto, M2N 6G8 to pay their respects on:

Thursday, June 13th: 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Friday, June 14th: 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 16th: 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Monday, June 17th: 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.