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Zelda Ruth Harris

Wed, Dec 07 1:00 PM

Chapel service at Stee...

David Alloul

Mon, Dec 05 3:00 PM

Graveside Service

Haim Shubat (Haim Ben Yakov)

Mon, Dec 05 2:00 PM

Graveside Service

Blanche Lipski

Mon, Dec 05 11:00 AM

Graveside Service

Kalina Dolgonos

Sun, Dec 04 2:00 PM

Chapel service at Stee...

Rose Bresnark

Sun, Dec 04 1:00 PM

Graveside service at P...

Ania Shaferman

Fri, Dec 02 1:00 PM

Graveside service at P...

Sidney Finkelstein

Fri, Dec 02 12:00 PM

Pardes Chaim Cemetery ...

Bernard Samuel Silverstein

Fri, Dec 02 11:00 AM

Graveside service

Henry Smukler

Thu, Dec 01 3:15 PM

Graveside Service

Anat Gadish

Thu, Dec 01 2:15 PM

Graveside Service

Salomon Benayon

Thu, Dec 01 2:00 PM

Chapel service at Stee...

Zelda Ruth Harris

Wed, Dec 07 1:00 PM

Private

 

David Alloul

Mon, Dec 05 3:00 PM

150 Neptune Drive #502 

Haim Shubat (Haim Ben Yakov)

Mon, Dec 05 2:00 PM

Private

 

Blanche Lipski

Mon, Dec 05 11:00 AM

Private

600 Briar Hill Ave Tor...

Kalina Dolgonos

Sun, Dec 04 2:00 PM

Private

 

Rose Bresnark

Sun, Dec 04 1:00 PM

Private

 

Ania Shaferman

Fri, Dec 02 1:00 PM

Private

 

Sidney Finkelstein

Fri, Dec 02 12:00 PM

Private

3900 Yonge Street #205...

Bernard Samuel Silverstein

Fri, Dec 02 11:00 AM

Private

 

Henry Smukler

Thu, Dec 01 3:15 PM

35 Bainbridge Ave., To...

Anat Gadish

Thu, Dec 01 2:15 PM

Private

 

Salomon Benayon

Thu, Dec 01 2:00 PM

24 Hetherington Cres.,...

Zelda Ruth Harris

 

The funeral will be live streamed. Please go to http://smclive.ca on Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at 1:00 pm.

On December 6th, in her 99 th year, Zelda Ruth Harris (née Slavouski) died the way shelived: engaged, passionate, determined, and considerate of others. Together with her(late) beloved husband of 62 years, Simon, Zelda raised three sons and was proud ofthem and their families: Howard and Bryna, Leonard and Melanie, and Hershel and Mary Anne. She cherished her adult grandchildren and actively maintained closerelationships with Andrea and Bobby, Emily, Jenna and Erin, Brent and Valeriy, Kate, Lauren and Steve, and Evan. Zelda delighted in getting to know her great-grandchildren, Charlie and Jack, and Jonah and Lucas. She deeply valued her friendships with her sister Vivienne and brother-in-law the late Morrie Jacobson, and her late sister-in-law and brother-in-law Rita and Martin Singer, and their families, and maintained a rich correspondence with virtually her whole extended family and numerous life-long friends.

Of her distinguished career as a social worker, Zelda often said “I loved every moment of it.” She worked for years at the Montreal Children’s Hospital, and then taught at the McGiIl School of Social Work. In 1959, Zelda established the Parents of Twins Club, the first of many self-help groups she initiated. She continued to be an energetic promoter of self-help, culminating in her developing the Self-Help Clearinghouse in Montreal and in Toronto.

Zelda was a very early advocate of Dying with Dignity. She has always valued an individual’s right to be in control of their life to the extent that it is possible, and to avoid needless suffering. Zelda continued to be our teacher until her final breath.

Funeral/life celebration for Zelda will take place in Toronto on Wednesday, December 7th at 1:00 pm and will be live streamed at https://smclive.ca.

Shiva will be observed in Toronto and then Kingston. Details available at www.steelesmemorialchapel.com.

Shiva will be at observed at 15 Tahoe Court, Toronto, following the interment and 7-9 pm, Thursday 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm, and Friday 2-4 pm.

Donations in Zelda’s memory to the Zelda Ruth Harris Award at the McGill School of Social Work are greatly appreciated. Please call Donation Services at 1-514-398-2787 (Allocation code 02549) or donate online at:

https://www.alumni.mcgill.ca/give/index.php?new=1&formlang=E&allocations=02549

 

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