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Marla Sharon Askenasi

Private Family Service

Funeral service will be live-streamed. Please go to smclive.ca on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.

ASKENASI, Marla (Charney) On Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021. Beloved Marla Askenasi, wife of Sam Askenasi.  Dear Sister and sister-in-law to Elaine and Gord,  Susie and Chuck. Loving mother and mother-in- law of Marc and Gillian, Amanda and Ben. Devoted grandmother of Sloane, Isla, Logan, Kyle, Mila and Davis. Marla was a loving, caring and selfless person. Her family and friends will cherish memories of her humour, kindness and generosity. She touched the lives of so many people and will always be remembered for the wonderful person she was.

Memorial donations may be made to Multiple Myeloma Canada at myeloma.ca or by calling 1-888-798-5771.

Date of Death: Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Yahrzeit Day: Adar 19
Date of Funeral: Thursday, March 4, 2021
Memorial Service Location: Private Family Service
Burial Service Location: Dawes Road Cemetery
Shiva Details: Shiva private

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Gail Golberg
Dearest Sam and family, So very sorry to hear about Marla's passing. My thoughts are with you, Gillian, Marc and the rest of the family. Sending lots of love and strength during this difficult time. Very fondly, Gail (& Mark) Golberg
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Lee Hartlen
Words cannot express the deep loss of the passing of my dearest friend Marla. Sam, Marla and Gillian I feel your pain and Marla will always be alive in my heart as well as in yours. Marla was the strongest person I know and that was based on her love for you her family. God bless you Marla.
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Elissa, Daniel, Talia and Jonah Pink
We are so devastated to hear this news. Marla will be missed by so many. She cared for the children at Kinder Grove with so much love and kindness - her warmth made all the difference in the world. Our condolences to Sam and the family.
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Ileen Tobe
Dear Sam and Family, I have just heard the very sad news about Marla's passing. Marla and I have been friends since the Camp B'nai Brith days. What a gang we were! I recently (in the past 12 years) reconnected with Marla through our Yoga Dance group. Marla was alway a caring, compassionate woman who loved her children and grandchildren, and all children. May her memory be a blessing. Take care and be well.
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Marvin Mauer
So very sorry to hear the news of Marla's sudden passing. We were old friends from school days well past and only recently reconnected on Facebook. My heartfelt condolences to the entire family. My her memory be for a blessing.
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Gwen Yuchtman
Sam: Marla was a very strong vibrant person that will be deeply missed by everyone that had the pleasure of meeting her. Sending you and all the family strength and light to endure. Gwen and Marvin
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Stephanie, Aaron and Miles Garr
We are so completely heartbroken to hear of Marla's passing. Marla's passion and love for children was felt everyday at Kinder Grove. We will really miss her. Our deepest condolences to Sam and his family.
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Nicole Lipsey
Sam and family. Words cannot express how devastated I was to hear of Marla passing. I will always remember her infectious smile ( she was always smiling) and hear lovely laugh ( always finding the positive in everything). May her memory be a blessing
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Janet Hilts
Sam, Marc, Gillian, My most sincere condolences to you and your families. Marla was such a brave, remarkable woman and her love for all of you was admirable and sustaining. She leaves a great legacy in her work with children, parents, staff and students. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Janet Hilts and Family
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Jessica, Brian and Sam Weed
Our heartfelt condolences to Sam and the family. Marla was such a kind and caring soul and loved each and every one of her kids at Kinder Grove. She will be deeply missed.
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Pam and Andy Reiner
Dear Sam, Gillian and Marc, We are shocked and devastated to hear about Marla's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and may your memories of her give you strength at this difficult time. Our deepest condolences.
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Paula Tekela
We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our hearts and our thoughts.
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Samantha Margolis Fogle and Jordan Fogle
Dear Sam, Marc, Amanda, Gill and Ben - we are so sorry for this incredible loss. Marla was a lovely woman. We feel privileged to have known her. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
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Kailah Rubin
Dear Sam, Mark, Gillian and family, Marla was truly a remarkable person. Her love for her family was great and as was her passion for children. We are so saddened by her loss. Kailah & Gingi
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john cohen
So so Sorry for your lose. Condolences to the family.
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Ms. Diane Minsky
Dear Family, Marla was a very special lady to you and to all of us. A talented, kind, loving, clever, funny, brave and courageous woman Wife, Mother, Sister, Bubby, Niece, Cousin and Friend. We know you will forever lovingly remember her and miss her, as will we.
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Stella, Brandon, and Logan Charbonneau
We are incredibly heartbroken and devastated to hear of Marla’s passing. Words cannot express the amount of joy and laughter she brought to the children at Kinder Grove. And the care and kindness she provided to our family. She was a force and a light. Our deepest condolences to Sam and family.
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Myrna Cohen
Dear Sam and family. We are so very sorry to hear about this devastating news. She will be sadly missed by all family and friends that she touched throughout her wonderful life. Please accept our heartfelt condolences. From your cousins Marvin, Moishe, Aaron, Stephen, Sandy and Myrna Cohen.
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Ruth Kuzy
סאם היקר, משתתפת מעומק הלב בצערך על מות מרלה בטרם עת. קשה למצוא מילים מנחמות על האובדן - שמור על עצמך, אתה הילדים והנכדים תנצב"ה
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pat resnick
It is so hard to believe the Our Magnificent Marla has left us. An outstanding friend and colleague we will feel her absence deeply. Marla's complete love, pride and joy for her family is infinite. I pray that with the passing of time you will all be able to forever enjoy her most wonderful legacy. Our deepest , deepest sympathy. We are truly bereft. Wishing you all a long life. With love, Bernard and Pat
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Robyn
I am so sad to hear about Marla passing. I’m thinking so much about her and Sam, Marc and Gillian and the grandchildren she was crazy about. I will always be grateful for how kind and loving she has been to me and my family and all the amazing advice she has given me over the past few years. I will miss her dearly. So sorry for this tremendous loss. Xo
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Steven and Rachel Kraft
Dear Sam and the Askenasi family. Rachel and I were devastated to hear the news of Marla’s passing. Marla’s warmth, kindness and sense of humor were ever present and we are forever grateful for the time she devoted to and the attention she gave Eden as she was adjusting to life at daycare. We will miss her dearly. May her memory be a blessing.
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Daniel, Fatma and Tahlia Bader
Marla was one of the kindest, most thoughtful people in our lives. Sam, we are so sorry for your huge loss, and please let us know if there's anything we can do. We are so happy we got to know Marla and see her love for the kids in her schools, including Tahlia.
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Cheryl Coplevitch
Dear Sue and Family, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Marla. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
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Gay Avruskin
To Marla’s family—so saddened to hear of Marla’s passing! She was a lovely lady and such a fighter! My thoughts are with you at this difficult time!
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Susan & Joe Smilovits
Learning of Marla’s passing was heart-wrenching! We’re so sorry for your loss and hope you find strength in your family, love of your friends, and in time all the wonderful memories of Marla. Our heartfelt condolences and sympathies during this very challenging time! ❤️
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Morris Erlich
Dear Sue and Chuck and Marla's family, We are sending you my sincerest condolences to all of you...There just aren't enough words to express my sadness for all of you...Love, Morris & Michael Erlich
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Joy Share
Susan and Family I am sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences to you and your family. Love Joy
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Risa
To Sam, Marc. Gillian and families, Ed and I are saddened to learn of Marla's passing. Having the great pleasure of seeing Marla and Sam at family gatherings or at a neighborhood restaurant, we were always greeted by her warm and friendly smile. Our mutual affection for young children, it was clear how devoted she was to her family and beyond. May her many blessings be a comfort to help sustain her loved ones during this solemn time. Sincerely Ed and Risa Feldman
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Marcel, Justine and Lyra Malfitano
Words cannot express how sad we were to hear this news. Marla was an inspiration and a wonderful person. She made us feel like we were family and her impact on the children at Kinder Grove will never be forgotten. We are privileged to have known her. Lyra absolutely adored her and she will be so missed. Our deepest condolences to Sam and the family.
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Kayla and Sam Walderman
We are so sorry to hear of Marla’s passing. Our condolences go out to Sam and the entire family. We are thinking of you all at this time and will miss Marla dearly. Max and Charlotte loved seeing her everyday, and she always made them feel so special.
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Judy Green
My sincere condolences on the passing of Marla. I knew her when our children went to the same school. I heard about her often when my grandchild started at Kinder Grove, her kindness warmth and love for the children. May her memory be a blessing
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Eva Klos
Our deepest condolences to all the family. Beautiful Marla is very much missed and will always be in everyone's hearts. Eva, Frank and Evi
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Vicky and Michal Abesdris
Today I lost my best friend, a sister and my heart is so broken!! I can’t imagine my life without you Marla I will miss you, your love, humour, your beautiful laugh and so much more you brought into my life I pray that Hashem embraces you in this new passage. Sweet Marla. I love you so May you Rest In Peace and be surrounded in love Sam, Marc and Gillian my thoughts, prayers and love are with you during this difficult time and may you find strength in all the beautiful memories of her.
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Barbara Hersh
We were so disheartened to hear of such a huge loss. Our condolences go out to thr family and all those whom were touched by We were so disheartened to hear of your family’s huge loss. Our condolences go out to all those who were fortunate enough to know your beloved Marla Bar We were so disheartened to hear of your family’s huge loss. Our deepest condolences go out to all those fortunate enough to know your beloved Marla Barbara Hersh & Henry Campbell M
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Stephanie & Ashton
We are heart broken to hear the news of Marla’s passing. I looked forward to seeing her each morning at Kinder Grove. She always had a cute story or kind word and you could tell how much she loved kids. She was a really wonderful lady and my family is better to have known her. We are sending so much care to Sam, her family and the staff at Kinder Grove. She will be missed greatly.
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Susanne Gottlieb
So sorry for your loss. Marla was the first teacher my children (Jake &Lexi) had and always held a special place in my heart. Susanne Gottlieb
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Marvin and Marilyn Cohen
We are very saddened to learn of Marla's passing. Our condolences to to the family. There are no words, to express your loss. But we have our memories.
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Muscovitch Family
We are so saddened by this news. Marla was such a special, beautiful and selfless friend. She was one of a kind, and she will be sorely missed. Sam, Marc and Gillian, we are so sorry for you loss. May her memory be a blessing, and may you have strength through this difficult time.
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Robin Coplevitch
Dear Sue & Chuck So very sorry for your loss, my condolences to you and your family. I hope memories of happier times will comfort you at this difficult time. Robin
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Alex, Adam, Brooke and Jordan Sadowski
We are so devastated to hear of this news. Marla was a bright light who gave so much love, passion and kindness to the kids she cared for every single day. Brooke adored Marla and she will be so deeply missed by all of us. Our hearts go out to Sam and the entire family.
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Sheryl, Mike & Evelyn McClurg
We only knew Marla for a year, but the love she provided our daughter at KinderGrove, and the kindness she showed us, will not be forgotten. Deepest condolences to Sam and family.
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Alyssa Minsky
We are deeply saddened over the loss of our cousin Marla. She always had words of advice and was present in all of our lives. Marla never complained and was such an inspiration to all who knew her. We will miss her so much and will think of her often. Always, Alyssa, Chuck, Zachary and Alexa
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Tina, Stirling and Sophia
Our hearts are heavy today knowing that Marla is no longer with us. Our sincerest condolences to Sam and all of her loved ones. Marla made us feel like family from the first day we met her at Kinder Grove. From that day forward, we always talked about how lucky we felt to have her caring for our child, as she loved all of the KG children like they were her own. We will never forget her.
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Stacy, Dan, Desmond and Sadie Lewis
Dear Sam and family- We are so sorry for your great loss. Marla was a wonderful person, and made sure the children at Kindergrove were well cared for, engaged, and had a safe and fun place to grow and learn. We will think of her fondly and send you our love as you grieve. May her memory be a blessing. Love, the Lewis family
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perla sellouk
We are so sorry for your loss. Marla was a kind loving person. Our condolences to your family. She will be missed. Sam,Mark,Gillian. May you have strength in this difficult time.
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Nona and Jeff Kohn and family
Today, the world lost the best women, a sister, friend, teacher, wife, mother and grandmother. Marla showed us all what an amazing person can be. She will live on in all our hearts. To her family, our thoughts and prayers are with you. May you have strength. We love you Marla. Rest In Peace.
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Miriam Blumstock Cohn
We first met Marla almost 20 years ago at Viewmount Tiny Tots when we enrolled our eldest in the preschool program. Marla was just amazing-warm, fun, compassionate, creative with just the right amount of silly and sarcastic. I feel so lucky to have spent 3 years in that place with her. She was an incredible teacher and person and will always be a part of that magical time in our lives. May her memory be a blessing. Sending you our deepest condolences, Miriam, Lorne, Matthew, Sydney & Noah Cohn
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Michael, Kathryn and Zoe Fthenos
We are so saddened to learn of Marla's passing. From the moment we met Marla and Sam and Kinder Grove we felt like part of the family. Marla's comforting guidance was such an instrumental part of helping her (and us) transition to daycare and we will never be able to thank her enough. Zoe loved seeing her each morning, and I loved talking about curly hair with her. We send our condolences to Sam and her entire family. Her memory will live on at Kinder Grove daily.
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Katie, Chris and Brodie Armstrong
We are so sad to hear of Marla's passing. Marla 's strength, support and love was seen everyday at Kinder Grove. She will be so missed. Our sincere condolences to Sam and his family.
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Erika, Jeff and Vivienne Cook
Our family is heartbroken to learn of Marla's passing. She had such a positive impact on the lives of so many and we will be forever grateful for the warmth and kindness she showed our family at Kinder Grove. Marla will be very missed.
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Kelly Hakem
Marla made me laugh until I cried or literally laugh out loud more times than I can count. She was always a role model of including and shared in celebrating everyone’s traditions. And Marla was one of the most generous people I’ve ever met. She will be remembered fondly for all these one of a kind qualities. Sam, Gillian and Mark I send you my deepest condolences and love.
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Jordan Reiner
I am so deeply saddened to hear this news. My condolences to the family.
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Karen Dinardo
So sorry for your loss. May her memory be a comfort to her loved ones. RIP Marla. You were one of the good ones. Much love to the family.
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Rick & Nili Bossin
Dear Sam and Family, we are so very sorry to hear of Marla's passing. Please accept our sympathy and our deepest condolences on the loss of Marla. May her memory be a source of strengrh to all of you. Rick Nili and Michelle Bossin
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Shelly and Marsha Baker
Shelly and I are devastated, heartbroken and finding ourselves at a loss of words at the untimely passing of sweet Marla. We shared more then our darling grandchildren and we will both miss her generous spirit and true compassion towards others faced with challenges far less then the hill she’s been climbing these past few years. We will miss you dear Marla and to the grandchildren we share, we will always let them know they had a Bubbie whose love for them had no boundaries. Rest In Peace sweet Marla. Oh how you were loved ❤️❤️❤️❤️Marsha and Shelly Baker.
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Agi Dunec
Dear Sam and family Please except our sincere condolences on the passing of your dearly beloved wife, mother, sister and grandmother .Her neshama should have an aliya. U shouldn’t know any more sorry. Arthur and Agi Dunec
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Hindy Hirt
Sam, I was so sorry to learn about the loss of your dear wife. She will be such a loss to you, your family and friends and your community. Wish we could come by to be with you in these difficult times, but it just can't happen yet. May she be a blessing to you and your family
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Karen Spiers
I had the pleasure to know and work with Marla. She was was a kind and wonderful friend. I was so struck by the love and joy she exuded when she spoke about her wonderful family. My deepest sympathy to you all.
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Cindy Van Huyse
I was so shocked and saddened to hear the news and my deepest sympathies to you all. She so loved her family and am sending much love and hugs. Cindy Van Huyse
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Agi Dunec
Baruch Dayan Haemet Dear Sam and family Please except our sincere condolences on the passing of your dearly beloved wife ,mother,sister and grandmother. Her memory should be a blessing and you shouldn’t know any more sorrow. Arthur and Agi Dunec
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Belinda
My sincerest sympathies to Sam, Marc, Gillian, and her much loved grandchildren on the loss of their matriarch. I have never met anyone who has loved their family more deeply. Rest In Peace Marla... I hope that the heavens are ready for your humour!
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Lisi Tesher
I’m so so sorry to hear this news. We were just chatting late December. I had no idea she had taken a turn. Marla was my son’s preschool teacher in 2009/2010; and then for another son in 2012/2013. We ALL loved her!!!! I’m so sorry for your loss. She was an incredibly loving human with a big personality. There will definitely be a void now.
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Oreet & Lenny Fagen
Sam, we were so sorry to hear of your loss. Wishing you and your family better days ahead. Oreet & Lenny Fagen
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Alyssa Zobary
Dear Sam and Family My sincere condolences on the loss of your dear wife, mother, grandmother, and sister. Marla was a wonderful friend who was always there, even when she was not feeling the best. She loved and adored her children and grandchildren and lit up whenever she spoke about them There was nothing more important to her than her husband and family. Marla will be deeply missed. May the memories she left you all with bring you some comfort. I will remember her dancing (Yoga Dance), smiling, and giving the best hugs. Alyssa Zobary
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judy friedman
I am so sorry beyond words for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. .May Marla’s memory be a comfort to her whole family. Baruch Dayan Ha’emet
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Avital Pearlston
Dear Sam. There are no words that can express our deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved Marla. Our thoughts are with you and your family. Howard and Avital.
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Leon Balaban
שלום סאם בצער שמעתי שאשתך נפטרה היום, זה כאב גדול לך, לבנים והנכדים. אני שולח תנחומים מקרב לב. אם היה אפשר, הייתי בא, ,אך מכיוון שאי אפשר אשתתף באינטרנט Dear Sam, I was very sad to hear that your wife passed away tody. It must be painful and terribly sad for you and your family. I offer my condolences and support, let you not have any sorrow any more. I would have come to visit, but it's not allowed now. I will participate and watch in the online service. Please consider me being there with you for support. Please let me know if I can be of any help, please take care and be careful, because the Corona virus is still active. Leon חזק ואמץ סאם ושמור על עצמך ליאון
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Simon Shapiro
Dear Sam, I'm so sorry to hear this sad news. Zichrona livracha.
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SHEA AND BAT-SHEVA COHEN
Sam and the family our condolences on the passing of Your beloved wife Marla.
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Lili Schon
Dear Sam and Family, I am very sorry to hear of Maria's passing. May you know no more sorrow.
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Dianne and Leon Ikka
So sorry for your devastating loss. Our heartfelt condolences to the family.
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Eduardo T.
Amiga mía, the grief for your departure is only partially compensated because you are undoubtedly in a better place and with many of our loved ones. It was a privilege to meet you 48 years ago and it is a privilege to say goodbye to you now. Fly high and say hello to Kiko for me. a hug.
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Eduardo Tapia e hijos
Amiga mía, the grief for your departure is only partially compensated because you are undoubtedly in a better place and with many of our loved ones. It was a privilege to meet you 48 years ago and it is a privilege to say goodbye to you now. Fly high and say hello to Kiko for me. a hug.
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Patricia Compton
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most tragic of times. May Marla rest in peace and her memory live on in the hearts of her family and friends. May the pain of her loss serve as a reminder that life is precious and can be taken away without warning, allowing us to cherish those still with us more dearly.
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Jessica Firmin
I’m a friend of Gill’s from the UK. Gill is one of the most wonderful and generous (and not to mention hilarious) people I know; it is no surprise to me that Marla is regarded so highly. I’ve often given Marla and Sam a little wave on FaceTime and could always feel the warmth and love for Gill and Ben and their gorgeous grandchildren over the airwaves. Gill talks about her family back home a lot. No doubt the loss of Marla will leave a huge hole in everyone’s lives. I thinking of Sam, Marc and Gill today and sending love and prayers. Jess x
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Ben Compton
Marla, our beautiful mother-in-law and Bubbie, you leave a gaping hole in our lives and our hearts. We are devastated at your passing but you will forever be in our thoughts and you will live on through all of your grandchildren. Your love, compassion and generosity of spirit impacted our lives everyday and will continue to do so in the multitude of wonderful memories we have shared with you. We love you so much. Ben, Isla, Logan and Mila xxxx
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Becca callaghan
So so sorry to hear of the untimely passing of Marla- sending love and healing prayers to all
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Debbie weinberg
Sincere condolences for your great loss May her memory be for a blessing Debbie and Moshe Weinberg
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Noorie Sarif
All I see is her smile. There was something very genuine about her that I will never forget. Deeply saddened by the news. Sending condolences to her beautiful family. Marla will always be remembered fondly.
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Rakefet Oren
Dear Sam and family, my hurt is with you in this hard time May you won’t have more sorrow
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Bat sheva cohen
סם היקר משתתפת בצערך שלא תדע צער יותר חברתך לריקודים
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Cindy
Dear Sam and family, I am terribly sorry for the loss of your beautiful wife, mother and Bobbie.. Although I did not know her, these messages are a testament to the sweet and lovely woman she was. Wishing you strength and comfort in the days ahead.
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Charles Compton
It is with great sadness that I learned of Marla's passing today. my son Ben, her Son-in-law, and wife Gill, Marla's daughter are obviously so devastated at the news and being so far away leaves them feeling so helpless in Grief. I hope that it is some comfort to Sam that Gill has finally managed to battle through the Covid restrictions from the UK to get to his side, to share their grief with the rest of the family. Sadly, I did not know Marla well myself, only meeting at Ben and Gills wedding but I know how much she meant to her grandchildren who loved her very much it may be hard for them to understand what this means at this time but I know that Ben and Gill will keep her memory strong for them in the years to come. Rest in peace Marla.
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Lydia lipton
Dear Sam Marc and family It was with great sadness that I learned of Marla’s passing.s She was kind ,caring,had a great sense of humour and her smile lit up a room. My thoughts and prayers are with you . Baruch Dayan haemet
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Jan, Harp and Isla Bassi
Sam and family, Marla was a special person and will always remain in our hearts. Her presence, warmth and love filled Kinder Grove every day. It was a privilege to know her and for my daughter to attend her center. She will be greatly missed by all because she touched so many people's lives. We are so sorry for your loss and we send our condolences to your family. May you rest in peace, Marla.
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Moti Flaster
Dear Samaleh, Marc, and Gillian. Please accept my deep condolences for the loss of your beloved wife and mother. Marla was a wonderful person and dear friend. I will always remember her fondly. תנצב"ה
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Frank Robinson
Marc, Amanda, and family, my deepest condolences on your loss. May her memory continue to provide strength and be a blessing for your whole family.
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Alec, Joanna, and Teddy Martin
I am heartbroken to hear that Marla has passed away. Sam, my thoughts are with you and your family during this truly difficult time. I loved seeing Marla every morning at Kinder Grove drop off and having a nice morning chat. She always made us feel so welcome and comfortable and like you and your little one were part of her family. We are so lucky to have found Kinder Grove and gotten to know Marla over the last few years. My heart is so heavy knowing I won’t see or hear from her again. Thank you, Marla, for everything— my family and I will miss you so much.
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Susan Katz
Marla was so special. My heart goes out to her family and to the many friends who will miss her dearly.
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Emma Ekblad
We are so sorry for your great loss. First time I met Marla I could immediately tell where her daughter (my dear friend) Gill got her positive energy & big personality from. As we live abroad we didn’t get to see Marla as much as we’d liked, but she still touched our lives forever. I hope happy memories will comfort you during this difficult time. Lots of Love 💙 Emma, Stella and Skye
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Zev
Dear Sam, My condolences for your family’s loss. Zichrona livracha. Zev Nadel
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David Lefkowich
I'm so sorry, Sam. Our deep condolences to you and your family.
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Jason, Valerie, Audrey Henderson
Dear Sam and Family: we are so sorry for your loss. Marla helped us when we were stuck for child care (like many others). It was the best thing to happen for our daughter. Marla’s warmth and strength created a real community for the kids and parents alike. To us, Kinder Grove will always be called “Marla’s”.
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Arran Coupland
My heart broke and still breaks when I think of Marla’s passing, she was so so special. Having known her as Gill’s wild and hilarious mom, she made such an impact on me from an early start, and will always hold a place in my heart. Wishing I could be there today to honour her amazing life. Sending so much love.
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Nicky
Our deepest sympathy Marla was and always will be special to all who knew her, Marla always had something nice to say , and will live in our hearts forever to those who knew her.
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Jorge quito
Sam , my dear friend , my deepest sympathy to you and your family ; my prayers forher beautiful soul .
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Andrea, Eric & Charlie Balshin
Dear Sam & Family, We are absolutely heartbroken to hear about Marla's passing. It was such a highlight of our day to chat with Marla at drop off every morning where Charlie loved to tell her all about the trucks he had seen on the walk over. Marla always had the best advice and truly made Kinder Grove a magical place. We will miss her dearly. Andrea, Eric and Charlie
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Michael Casey
I was crushed to hear this news. Marla was so amazing to me over the years and was always genuinely interested in my life. I loved hanging out with her and chatting when I was at the house with Marc growing up. She will be missed by so many - it is abundantly clear from all these amazing messages. I was so so very lucky to know her. Randi and I are thinking about you Sam, Gil, Marc and Amanda (and rest of family) at this difficult time. Love the Casey's
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Carol C
It’s one of the hardest things to be written this today. Marla change my life and I am so grateful to have had her in my life. She was my mentor, one of my closest friends that she became family, my partner in crime at work, the one who knew how to make me laugh so hard i cried and someone that I could always go to for life advice. She was a role model of compassion and always wanted to help people the most she could. I don’t know how I’m going live without her in my life but I know that I will continue to make her memory thrive through Kinder Grove. I lost a piece of my heart and will forever have her in my thoughts and memory. I send all her family my deepest condolences and know that she loved you all so deeply and couldn’t be more proud of her children and so in love with her husband. Rest In Peace Marla. Love you always.
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Agatina Saitta
My sincere sympathies to all the family. I did not personally know Marla ( I live in Montréal, Quebec) but knew her well through my daughter Stella and her husband Brandon and my grandson Logan. She touched their lives with her kindness and support. She was their only support in Toronto and I am so grateful to her for all she gave to my family. RIP Marla 🙏
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David and Sara Rowden
We wish to convey our deepest sympathies to Susan and her family after the loss of her beloved sister Marla. We are thinking of you and your family during this difficult time are both here for you. Wishing you courage, strength and love to help you through this loss.
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Diane, Mikey, Jordy, and Hannah Betel
Sam, Marc, Gillian, and your entire family: We are so sorry about your loss and are heartbroken. To say that Marla was an incredible person is an understatement. She inspired me so much by her love and passion for children, the way she spoke to all the children with so much care and respect, and her genuine loving and fun nature as a friend. Even through hard times, she would send me messages saying, “I love your guts” or “I see your name and I instantly smile”, and always ask about my kids and family. She was one incredible person. Marla’s love, pride, and joy were her family. We are so sorry for your huge loss. Sending love and virtual support.
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Rebecca Solomon & Lauren Sheffield
Our deepest condolences to Sam and family. Marla was an incredible woman who never failed to make everyone around her feel welcomed. She was a shining light who everyone adored, including all of the children at Kinder Grove. Her smile and positivity was contagious, and for that she will always be in our hearts.
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Karen
Dearest Sam Marc & Gillian My deepest heartfelt condolences on the loss of your Marla My thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult difficult time Fondly Karen
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Hongkyung Kim
I’m so sorry for your loss...still can’t believe. Words can’t even being to express our sorrow. It was gland that know Marla and thank you for giving a great opportunity to work in your amazing centre. She will be missed very much, you are in our hearts Marla.
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Bluma Teram
Dear Sam and family, With deepest condolences and may loving memories support and strengthen you during this very sad time. Ziichrona livracha
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Paula Warren
My condolences. May her memory be of a blessing
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Bailey Daniels
I am so sorry to hear of Marla's passing. She ran a wonderful, enriching program in the 2000s at Viewmount Tiny Tots that two of my kids were lucky enough to attend. She became a friend to me and I will always remember her vivaciousness and kindness. Please accept my most sincere condolences.
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Ronit Eizenman
Dear Sam, Our deepest condolences. We share in your sorrow. May her memory be a blessing to all those who knew her. Ronit and Moshe
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Randi Casey
Marla was a special lady who left a lasting impression - kind, caring, relatable, and fun. My thoughts go out to her loving family.
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Naomi Schwarzberg
My deepest condolences to the family.
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Sharon Chodirker
Dear Sam and the entire Family, I was so very saddened to see this news today and can’t believe you are burying both your Mother and wife in just a few short months. I only had the honour of meeting Marla once at your home-I remember she was very friendly and bubbly. I have heard about her illness over the years-I was really hoping she would get through this. Marla was very talented-her beautiful art work with pieces of mirrors and a teddy bear is still hanging in my daughter’s room. I will always think of her when I see it now. I am so very sorry for your great loss and wish for you only Simchas in the future. May you find strength in all the beautiful memories you have made together over the years.
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Jo-Anne Abrams
Dear Sam, I was so sorry to hear of Marla's passing. Please know that my thoughts are with you and your family at this very difficult time. May she rest in peace.
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Lenny & Rhonda Seroussi
Dear Sam I am so sorry to hear that Marla has passed. My sincere condolences. She was a strong person who brought out the best in people around her. I will always cherish the memories of hanging out in Toronto on my breaks from University with both of you and of course we all got to see both of you for the wedding of Alex & Sergio. We have all lost a bright star and I am sure that you and your children and grandchildren will miss her very much. Losing a partner at such a young age is so hard to handle. She has touched many hearts and many souls and she will be missed. May she finally rest in peace after her long health battles. Love and condolences from all of us in Montreal as well as from Mom and Jojo and family in Israel
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Sofie
To Sam and family, So sorry to hear about Marla. I did get to know her a little on our trip to Galapagos. She was a wonderful, caring person. May her memory be blessed.
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Janet McLeod
Proud to have known such an amazing woman. Condolences to all in her equally amazing family.
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Alice & Yossi Fudim
Dear Sam, Marc & Gillian, Sending you our sincerest condolences on Marla's passing. Though we only met a few times, Marla's warmth and smile is the memory I carry of her. May HKB"H give you strength to carry you through this difficult time and may her memory be a blessing. Alice & Yossi
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Fiona Bain-Greenwood
Dear Sam, Marc, Gillian and family, I am so sorry to hear of Marla’s passing. I had the privilege of working with Marla and the good fortune of being one of her many, many friends. Marla will be remembered as kind, funny, brilliant and a truly beautiful person inside and out. She loved her family so much and was so proud of all their accomplishments. My heartfelt condolences to you all.
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Jaclyn Friedman
I am so sorry for your loss. I have such happy memories of Marla from my Thornhill days and From planning mine and Gills west coast trip to moving to Dalhousie. You will forever be remembered and in our hearts.
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Teme Kernerman
SAM-I so sorry for the loss of your beloved wife.My heartfelt condolences. T eme Kernerman
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Laurie Markus
Sam, I am sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the passing of your wife. My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family during this difficult period. May you find the comfort and peace that you seek and may the soul of your wife rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
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Alicia Grimes- Gibson
Dear Gill and Ben, Such a sad time for you. Whilst I did not know your mum, I know her daughter and can only imagine that she is the perfect execution of her mum in every way possible: smart enough, strong enough, good enough. Our heart, love and prayers are with you during this time. Hugs and love, Alicia & Nicholas
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Dina & Theo Aben
Dear Sam and family We are so terribly sorry to hear of Marla’s passing. Marla was a very special woman and I know she will be missed by so many people. My condolences to your family BDE Dina & Theo Aben
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Jessica, Boris and Junah Couteaux
We are so heartbroken to hear of Marla's passing. Even a year after leaving Kinder Grove Junah still talks about 'Marla's daycare' wishing he could go back. She was such a warm and loving presence and truly welcomed us all into her family. The world has lost a beautiful person but her smile will live on in the children's hearts. Sending love to Sam and her family.
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Amy, Justin, Nolan and Blair Stepanowicz
We were so sorry to hear the news of Marla's passing. She was truly a very special person and educator. We always enjoyed running into her during Kindergrove pick ups. Our deepest condolences to Sam and the whole family.
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Ana Martinez
I am so deeply sorry that you live your life so stressful and painful. But you were a strong woman and had a strong mind by putting aside the pain and helping others and myself. We are going to have you always in our thoughts.
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Arenson Dental & Associates
We are very sorry to hear of your great loss. We are thinking of you all at this very sad time. From Arenson Dental Associated and staff.
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Robert, Geeta and Naya Goveas
We are heartbroken to hear the news of Marla’s passing. Marla entered our lives by helping us out when we were in a bind trying to find a daycare for Naya. Right away, her passion for children was abundantly obvious and we knew we part of something bigger than a daycare. She and Sam have become a huge part of our lives. She referred to herself as pseudo-grandmother to Naya and it was very true. She has left a lasting impact on our lives and her strength, perseverance and kind-heartedness will never be forgotten. To Sam and the rest of Marla’s family, we send you our deepest condolences and our thoughts and prayers during this trying time.
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Alejandra Gonzalez
I still can not believe that you are gone, 4 years ago Marla gave me the amazing opportunity to be able to work at her amazing center at kindergrove, she definitely thought me alot in the years I've been here, and I'm honored to have had the opportunity to have met her. Marla was a very loving and caring person, she always looked out for my health and would always be there giving me advice and tips on any situation. You will be truly missed Marla. My heart goes out to her children and Sam. My deepest condolences, may she rest in peace ❤
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Aurelia Dalinda
Marla loved and cared so deeply. She had such a big heart, especially for children. She made a beautiful community at Kinder Grove. Thank you Marla for providing such a great foundation for some many souls to thrive!! So many families have been touched by your care, compassion and dedication. Your memory will live on as I watch my daughter grow.
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Sarah Gersh
Baruch Dayan Emet. We are so sorry the loss of Marla. She was a kind and beautiful person - may Hashem give you strength to pass through this difficult time. May her memory be a blessing. Gersh/Fudim family
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Jeremy Shell
Marla was a great lady and a light to many. She will be deeply missed. Condolences to your beautiful family. Ha Makom. May her memory be a blessing.
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Roxanne & the Wright Family
Marla's love of people, and especially her joyful care for children were powerful. Our family was blessed to be part of Kinder Grove, a place she created which brought such happiness and wonderful relationships into our lives. We haven't been there for years now, but the friendships and connections we made there, especially with Marla, continued and are still a strong part of our lives. I will miss the little things like texting her a dumb joke or a picture of my kids, and talking about what was going on in the neighbourhood. She had a way of making people feel important, and we will miss her so much.
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Sean & Nilam & Kiran & Aria McDermott
Dear Sam and Kinder Grove family - Marla was so good to our children, and made them feel welcome, safe and loved. She embraced children as they are, each a unique personality to be nurtured, and she treated them with kindness and respect. In teaching and sharing this respect with so many young children, her legacy is broad. We're so sad for this loss. She is loved, and she will be missed.
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Anna Fisher
Dear Sam and family, We are heartbroken to hear of this news. Marla will forever be in our hearts. We know our kids are better for ever having been in her care at KinderGrove aka "Marla's". We will miss Marla dearly. Love Quinn, Scout, Shane, Gerry and Anna
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Janie Goldstein and Family
Marla was exceptional. The story Marc told about her scribbling to make him laugh was so … Marla! Years ago when she asked me for a testimonial for KinderGrove since all 3 of my kids went to Viewmount Tiny Tots, I wrote that “Children that were labelled as troublemakers elsewhere were viewed by her as children with fascinating personalities waiting to be unleashed”. She saw the positives in everyone. I got to know her well through Viewmount, and saw that as much as she adored each child, she spoke so often of Gillian and Marc and their exploits with intense love and pride. The love she had for her husband and close family was evident. The outpouring of kind words on this site is a testament to the many people she touched, as well as the many toddlers whose development she shaped. I am so sorry for your tremendous loss.
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Nadine, Ian, Amelia and Manny
Dear Sam, Marc, Gillian and family. We are so sorry for this devastating loss. We loved Marla and are forever grateful for the love and generosity she and Sam showed our family at Kinder Grove and beyond.
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Sakshi, Trevor, Aarav and Matias
Dear Sam and Family - We are deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Marla. We feel so lucky to have been part of the Kinder Grove family. I remember the warmth we shared in every interaction... and when I called her to tell her that I was pregnant with Matias... I remember that she joked about how she often found out about pregnancies before the family... and when Trevor was diagnosed with cancer in 2019, she had a deeply personal and meaningful conversation with him... she truly was a special person. She was always so warm and kind and loving - my children thrived at Kinder Grove and it was most certainly because of her philosophy and love of children.
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Danielle Mercier
Sam, Gillian, Marc and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Marla was an amazing woman and I am grateful to have known her as a colleague and a friend. She taught me so much through her laughter, positivity, and never-ending support of those around her. My heart feels heavy, but I will cherish the many, many fond memories. Thinking of you all...
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Tina Brooks
Marla, I was so saddened to hear that you left and that I didn’t get to hear your voice one last time. You made me a better a mother and taught me so much about everything. I love you and am thinking of you.
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Ami & Shari Freiberg
Dear Sam, Marc, Gillian and family, we are so sorry to hear of Marla's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and may you find great comfort in your memories during this very difficult time.
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Michele Friedlich-Pollock
Dear Sam Marc and the entire family. Marla was a shining light of the most beautiful, caring , loving snd funny person. She was the first teacher my twins Matthew abs Sarah had at viewmount. . I was lucky enough to know her in advance because she had taught and cared for all 3 of my sister Diane’s kids and the two of them had a special relationship. She put every parent at ease and put her entire heart and soul into her program and the kids.. I feel lucky to have had the experience of her genuine warmth and humour you all spoke about. She was a one of a kind. We also had the pleasure of having Marc work alongside with her. You guys were a duo. Our family will remember her always. We will speak about her and Herberman and the Chicks and the customized Pizza boxes the kids got at the end of the year that we still have. May her memories be a blessing and a source of comfort. We are sending heartfelt condolences to the entire family. Marla will be in our hearts forever. Michele, Stuart, Matthew and Sarah
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Iris and Opher Baron
Sam and the family, so sorry for your loss of your beloved wife Marla. Our sincere condolences. שלא תדעו עוד צער.
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Shenthuja Ramana
Dear Sam, Marc, Gillian and family, we feel like we know you so well because you are all she spoke about! She loved you all so deeply. She laughed so much and brought so much happiness to those around her - the world will shine a little less after her loss. I will remember her through every laugh line I have - she was so proud of hers! She would say those lines mean that she's lived a happy life.
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Gail Benshabat
Sending my most heartfelt condolences to Marla's family. Unfortunately I never got to meet Marla but her sister, Suzie spoke so highly of her every time we talked about family. She was a very special person and that always resonated in the stories Suzie shared with me. Such a beautiful soul. May her memory always be a blessing. Sending much love and strength to see you through this difficult time.
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Elisha Muskat
Marla - you were a Bubbie to our kids at KinderGrove and a source of love and laughter to our whole family. Sam and family, we send you endless love. We will always remember and hold the fondest memories of Marla. Lots of love, Elisha, Dan, Sara and Sammy
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Lucille Winter
With Heartfelt Sympathy Lucille
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Vanessa Robinson
Dear Sam and family, we are so devastated by this news. Marla was truly one of a kind. She made Kinder Grove a home away from home for Madeleine and so many other children. We will miss her deeply, and our thoughts are with your family. With our condolences and kindest wishes, Vanessa, Brady, and Madeleine.
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Eli Naiman
Hi Sam Please accept my deepest condolences. Eli Naiman
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Susan Horne
So very sorry to hear of Marla's passing. I enjoyed working with Marla at Seneca and was so pleased for her when she ventured into her own business. It sounded like she thoroughly enjoyed herself in the daycare business and I can imagine she excelled at it. Sometimes life has twists and turns we didn't expect. I'm sorry that Marla is no longer with us.
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Ruthie Glazier Sutton
Dear Sam and family, Elaine and Susie, I am so terribly sorry for the loss of your beloved Marla. May her memory be for a blessing. With love and deepest sympathy.
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Phillis willer
Sam I am so sorry to hear of your deep loss, my thoughts are with you. May her memories bring strength and wishing for you to be surrounded by friend, family and community
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Evelyn Rochwerg
Dear Sam and family, I’m so very sorry for your loss. Marla was such an amazing person, kind, extremely funny and so loving. We met when we were 7 years old and went to school together forever. We also had our Chielmelnik connection as well. She will missed by many. Remember how much she loved you all and all the good times. Sending my deepest condolences to you all.
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Susy Miller
Dear Sam, Gillian, Marc and family. I am so so very sad after hearing of the passing of sweet Marla. Two of my children had the fortune and privilege to experience her warm, loving and creative preschool environment she created. I had the pleasure of working as her assistant for 2 years. I saw first hand the love and attention and laughter she shared with each child. She will be missed dearly by all those who knew her.
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Riva and David Winterstein
Dear Sam and family, we are deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Marla. We enjoyed getting to know Marla these last few months and her impact and enthusiasm helping our son's transition to daycare will not be forgotten. Thinking of you during this difficult time.
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al woodward
So very sorry to receive this news. Marla was one of the most dedicated, unassuming and humorous people I ever had the pleasure of working with. Know and never forget how very proud she was of you, her family. know
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Gayle, Kevin, Holdyn, Dawson & Cooper Bly
We are very sorry for your loss. Marla touched and enriched all of our lives and so many others. May her memory be a blessing.
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Eti Ohayon
Dear Sam, Marc, and Gillian... I am saddened to hear of Marla's passing :( Sending you my deepest condolences. I am deeply sorry for your lose. May she rest in peace and her memory be blessed. ת.נ.צ.ב.ה ... Eti
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Samuel
My deepest condolences to the Ashkenazi family. Marla had such a warm and giving heart. As a child she really helped through hard times. No words can express the generosity she extended to me. May her soul rest eternally in the garden of eden.
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Robert, Geeta and Naya Goveas
We are heartbroken to hear the news of Marla’s passing. Marla entered our lives by helping us out when we were in a bind trying to find a daycare for Naya. Right away, her passion for children was abundantly obvious and we knew we part of something bigger than a daycare. She and Sam have become a huge part of our lives. She referred to herself as pseudo-grandmother to Naya and it was very true. She has left a lasting impact on our lives and her strength, perseverance and kind-heartedness will never be forgotten. To Sam and the rest of Marla’s family, we send you our deepest condolences and our thoughts and prayers during this trying time.
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Sarah Goldberg
Dear Sam and family. Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your beloved wife Marla. May her memory be a blessing.
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Tyrral and Sonny Prashker
To Sam, Marc, Gillian, and the Askenasi family Hearing of your beloved Marla's passing was heart wrenching. We saw each other only a few times, at family simchas, but will always remember her lovely smile, and her warm greeting each time we met. From all we have been told of the love and attention she showered on her children, grandchildren, and extended daycare family, and the way they loved her back, she must have been an extraordinary human being. May all of the beautiful memories of time spent with her bring you some comfort at this very difficult time, and may her name be a blessing.
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Joyce, Andrew, Linus and Rose Mackenzie
We are still in shock and utterly heartbroken. We are so so sorry Sam (and family). From day 1, her welcoming, warm energy immediately made us feel like family to KG and by extension, her staff felt like family to us too. Always looking out for us, she would email us over and beyond daycare matters - when I injured my knee, she connected me to doctors and friends who have had knee surgery and when we moved to Ottawa, she connected us to families who recently moved here and reminded us that a small piece of home is here with Pi.Co. Her daycare felt like a true community, not a business where she genuinely cared for all of the children, our Rosie included. We feel very very fortunate to have been touched by Marla and we will carry on her memory and legacy in how we raise our children. Our sincerest of condolences, sending you the biggest of hugs Sam and holding your family and KG close in our hearts. Rest in paradise, Marla. We love you.
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Bryan Waxman
It’s hard to believe that Marla is not here physically anymore, but I know her impact and spirit will be felt forever. She was such a fun and caring person to be around and I will never forget being over at the house and sharing such great times with Marla and the whole family. My thoughts are with you Sam Marc ,Amanda and Gill (and extended family). On behalf of Jaclyn, Madyson and Brayden, we love you all and our thoughts and prayers are with you. Rest In Peace Marla.
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Kathryn Polson Ferguson
Dear Sam, I am so very sorry to learn of the passing of your wife. I wish you and your family much strength at this time. You are thought of warmly by the whole dance community. May Marla's memory be a blessing
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Vanessa Peteza
To Sam and all of Marlas loved ones, I am so sorry for your loss, my deepest condolences. I am so heartbroken about losing Marla, she was always so loving and caring and she always put other first. Marla always showed how much she cared about all of us at Kinder Grove including the staff, the kids and the families by going above and beyond for all of us. I will cherish all of the fun and happy memories that I had with her. Rest in Peace Marla, thank you for all that you have done.
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Claudia De Simone
Our deepest condolences to Sam and the whole family. Marla will always be in our hearts. She was a role model to us and all the Kindergrove families. We will never forget how Marla accepted our daughter Felicia on short notice and invited her to stay. At the time we didn’t know that the experience at Kindergrove and friendships we built there would profoundly change our lives and we are forever grateful. Marla created a loving, caring, joyful and fun environment for the kids. She was one of the most generous and thoughtful people we’ve ever known. Her smile, kindness and humour brightened our days. We will miss Marla dearly. Sending the family love and strength during this difficult time. Love, Felicia, Claudia, Rafael and Oliver
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Rochelle Covant
I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest and sincerest condolences to the family. I had the honor of knowing Marla since we were kids at camp and then my granddaughter had the honor of being in her day care. Marla always showed so much care and love. She will truly be missed, may her memory be a blessing. Rochelle Covant
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Ayala jacobs
Sam Askenazie and family. I am so sorry for the big lost. May Marla Rest In Peace. My deepest condolence. Ayala Jacobs and family.
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Sofia Rom
Life is very precious. Marla was an amazing persona s always so helpful to everyone around her. Please accept my condolences and May she Rest In Peace.
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Pearl Gropper Berman
As my eldest’s first teacher Marla was my touchstone, helping my son navigate his first social and educational experiences, and my associated parenting anxiety. She was extraordinary - calming, maternal, caring, patient, creative and smart. I will always be grateful for her guidance and am so sorry for your loss.
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Louise Gorby & Shalom Alon
To Sam and family, we were very sorry to hear of Marla's passing. May you be comforted by good memories.
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Lauren and Jordan
Dear Sam, Marc, Amanda, and Gill, We are so sorry for your loss and totally heartbroken for all of you. Marla was the best and this is such a huge loss. We will miss her forever and do our best to carry on her greatness. She would have been the best honorary Bubie to Willa. We love you so much! Lauren and Jordan
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Bram and Laura Ordel
Dear Sam and family We wish we had known your wonderful Marla who was so loved by so many. We send our deepest sympathy for your great loss.
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Melani
I will always remember an energetic, happy, creative lady who always had a smile on her face. Sorry for your loss.
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Gordon Magrill
To Sam and the Askenasi family. Deepest condolences, Marla was a wonderful person and I will miss her warmth and humour. I know a song...
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משתתפים בצערך סם, ומקווים שלא תדע עוד צער
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Rabiya Lakhani
I was very sad to hear the passing of Marla. She was a strong, kind and generous person and will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayer are with all of you.
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John Vaccaro
I am so sorry to hear that Marla has left us. I was truly honoured to know her and lucky to call her a friend. She was a wonderful person and will be missed. My heart goes out to you, Sam, and your family.
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Ruti Weiss
Dear Sam I'm so sorry to hear this sad news. remember all the good times that you had with her. take care,
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Ari Sussman
We are so sorry for your loss. I have only fond memories of Marla. Ari, Laurel, Hartley, Savanna and Jade Sussman
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Sara Gladstone Lustgarten
Dear Sam and family, we were so sorry to hear this very sad news. We wish we could offer these words of condolence in person. For now, please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Sara and Abba
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Tina Wight
Sam, Marc, Gillian and family, I am so sorry to hear of Marla’s sudden passing. Marla and I worked together many years ago and she became my life long mentor. She opened my world to so many things and I am a better person having known her. Marla lived life with passion, she loved deeply, adored her family and she was a great friend. I will miss you forever Marla but am comforted knowing your pain and struggle is over. Sam, Marc and Gillian please accept my condolences and may you find comfort in her memory her beautiful smile and the joy you all brought to her life.
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Bessie an Greg Field
Dearest Sam and family. We are so sorry to hear of Marla’s passing. Her smile and friendly outgoing personality will be missed by so many. Our deepest heart felt condolences.
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Joyce Friedlich
I metMarla with my daughter Diane Betel and she struck me as a kind and very sincere soul, her kindness to the children was wonderful to watch. Offering you my condolences and may her memory shine bright in your hearts.
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Joanna, Mark, Eli & Maggie Hazelden
Sam and family, we were so sad to hear the news. You and Marla were an important part of Eli and Maggie's early upbringing at Kindergrove, and helped shape who they are today. Marla's approach to young kids (and her very wise parenting advise) were exactly what our family didn't know we absolutely needed, and now so gratefully appreciate. Marla was so warm hearted and wise and the absolute best. Lots of love to you
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Marcello Iaboni
Our deepest condolences from Marcello and Rosy Iaboni
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Shula Schwartzman
My deepest condolences to you and your family on your wife's passing. May your wife's memory be a blessing.
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Jenny, Iain, Margot, and Milly
To Sam, Mark, and Amanda, and Gillian (who we always heard about but never met). We will miss her forever. Our kids grew and developed and thrived with her at Kinder Grove, and we learned so much about being parents from her. When we were having a tough time, she took care of all of us, and cared for all of us. Thank you for sharing your Marla with us. Our deepest condolences. May her memory be for a blessing.
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Todd MacDonald
Condolences to Sam and Family. Marla was a wonderful lady that always wanted to feed me when she saw me. She will be greatly missed.
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Sarah Cherry
Dear Marc and Amanda and family Brian and I send you are deepest condolences. We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your wonderful mother. We send you our love and lots of strength. Keep her memory alive by thinking about the most wonderful time all of you spent with her. Brian & Sarah Cherry and Family
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Lea Miceli, Rosalba Di Caro and Family
Our condolences to you, Sam and the family on the loss of your wife. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult difficult time. Lea Miceli, Rosalba Di Caro and Family
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Shlomi and Dalit
Shlomi and I are so sorry to hear about Marla's passing. We remember Marla with her beautiful smile. Our deepest condolences to you and your family.
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Judith Rae
Dear Sam, Solomon had such a lovely experience at KinderGrove which he still remembers so well. You and Marla were such a big part of that. We are so sorry to hear about Marla and our hearts go out to you and her whole family, as well as to the "family" at KinderGrove. In kindness, Judith Rae & Kent Elson
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Sheryl Hartman
Marla and I (Sheryl Bober), were very close friends in high school. She was kind, fun, caring and a great friend! I just heard about her passing and I'm so sorry to hear. My condolences to her family and all those that knew and loved her. Baruch Dayan HaEmet.
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Andrea Davies
Dear Gillian, Sam, and Marc, Marla was a second mama to me. I am so blessed to have such wonderful memories of her that my heart will forever treasure. She was always so good to me and I always felt so loved by her. Her big heart made this world so warm and loving. I will miss her so much with all my heart. With love, Andrea Davies
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Tanya Zigomanis
Sam and family, I am so devastated to hear about this. I was following up with her and she was so happy to have found a match. She was an amazing woman and she supporting me so much emotionally during my transplant for myeloma and gifted me a cap I will hold onto and think of her when/if I need it again. Sending strength to the whole family.
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David Farnell
We are so terribly saddened to hear this news. Marla was a visionary. Her passion and conviction and commitment to care will live on in everyone she touched. The KinderGrove teams and community, her beautiful family and everyone she influenced is lucky to carry a piece of the joy that Marla brought into this world and we will honour it forward.
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Jeff Brandwein
Dear Sam and Family, I was so very sorry to hear this Sam. Marla was a wonderful person and you all have my deepest condolences. I just found out about this and feel very foolish. Marla and I had reconnected and were communicating and last I had heard a donor had been found. I even sent two or three more messages that weren't answered and I presumed she was just busy with her treatment, before I thought to check. Marla and Glenna were kindred spirits and they're both gone far too early. May Marla's memory be a blessing for your entire family which I know she loved so dearly as you all did her.
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Myriam Ovadia
Dear Sam and family. I just found out that Marla has passed away. I had no idea that this awful disease had returned. I am devastated for all of you. This world has lost a beautiful, funny, kind, and wonderful human being! May she rest in Peace!
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Connie Putterman
Dear Sam, Marc, Amanda and family, I just learned today about Marla's passing. I am so saddened by your loss. I, like so many others who wrote messages loved Marla and her generosity of spirit, humour and ability to see the beautiful in everyone. She was a truly unique person in her outlook on life and people. Others, especially children were sparks for her to ignite her love for them and she shared that love so openly. We were part of her Viewmount Tiny Tots community and she welcomed us in. In particular she paid attention to each child and took personal interests in each one. I won't ever forget her helping me (and me helping her) to understand our son's autism. She accompanied me to many meetings when I asked her to come with me and I was always comforted by her presence. She wanted to learn and understand as much as she could. She was much loved and cherished, and will never be forgotten. Connie Putterman, David, Ely and Liora Golden
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