June 22,1946 to June 11, 2020.
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Paul Unterman on June 11, 2020. After a courageous and lengthy battle with bladder cancer, Paul died peacefully in the comfort of his home surrounded by his loving family. Paul leaves Dorothy Holmes his beloved wife of 46 years and his cherished family. He was a caring and proud father and father-in-law to Aaron Unterman and Alisha Sevigny and Caitlin Unterman and Matthew Serediak. He was a fun loving and playful Zaide to grandchildren Aira and Nolan Unterman and Chloe Serediak.
Paul was the son of the late Edythe (Spinner) Unterman and John Unterman.
He is also survived by his brother, Richard Unterman and his wife Barbara McPhail.
In his working life, Paul worked as a General Manager at the Metro Central YMCA for many years before moving on to be the GM of the Boulevard Club. He contributed to his community generously during his retirement. He was a board member and fundraiser for Bladder Cancer Canada and for the Simon Wiesenthal Centre. He volunteered at the Tumour Clinic at Toronto General Hospital and served on the board of PARA, our local residents association.
He loved being at the cottage, cheering on the Raptors, golfing, cycling and hanging out at the Y with his dear friends, the Bunker Boys. Independent travel was a passion for Dorothy and Paul and they had many exciting travel experiences throughout their life together. Wherever he went there was sure to be laughter. He was a funny guy who just had a way of finding the humour in every situation.
We want to express our gratitude to Dr David Greenberg, who as Paul’s Family Doctor was with him for the entire journey, Dr Mazzotta of the Temmy Latner Centre and Elena, Jennifer and Julita who all helped to make Paul’s final weeks more comfortable. Thanks also go out to Dr Sridahr and her team at PMH and Dr. Fleshner at Toronto General Hospital and all the compassionate support staff Paul encountered over his years of treatment.
Due to Covid restrictions a private graveside family service will be held on Friday at Pardes Shalom Cemetery.
Family and friends can join a Kaddish service over Zoom Sunday at 8:00 pm EST. The Zoom line will open at 7:30 pm EST.
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Shiva Service for Paul Unterman, led by Dr. David Greenberg
Time: Sunday, Jun 14, 2020 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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