Funeral service will be live-streamed. Please go to on Friday, September 23, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.

It is with tears in our eyes that we announce the passing of Michael Edward Freeman yesterday afternoon. He is survived by his father, Stanley, siblings Joan and Jonathan, wife Gitta, sons Marky and Corey, and daughter-in-law Carly, as well as a small army of friends, relatives, and well-wishers who had the privilege of knowing him over the course of his life.

Michael is remembered fondly as a gifted musician and educator who brought joy and laughter to everyone around him. Above all, though, Michael was a true mensch. In his professional life as a lawyer, he advocated for the rights of marginalized Canadians of all backgrounds, and to his family he served as a constant source of loving kindness.

We encourage you to honour his legacy by donating to the Michael J. Fox Foundation (, Education Through Music (, or the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto (