It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Raya Brizeli on Monday, February 7.

Daughter of Shaya and Feiga Sogutovski, sister of Israel Sogutovski, devoted wife of the late Misha Brizeli, beloved mother of the late Marina Brizeli and Boris Brizeli (Kathy), and adoring grandmother of Sasha, Liora and Rafi. Raya was a Holocaust survivor who did everything she could to ensure her children had a better life than her own, including moving to Canada in 1977 in the first wave of Russian immigration.  She was the happiest when she was surrounded by her family, especially her grandchildren; she will be greatly missed by them. Special thanks to L’Chaim Retirement Home for their care over the last several months.

Memorial donations can be made to Uptown Chabad.  A private graveside ceremony will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 8th.  Private, limited shiva visits can be organized between February 8-13 by reaching out to the family. Morning and evening services will be held at Uptown Chabad (92 Clanton Park, Toronto, ON, M3H 2E2) at 7:00am and 5:15pm.