Peacefully, surrounded by family, on Saturday, November 17, 2012, after waging a stellar battle. This remarkable man is survived by and was the devoted husband to his loving wife of sixty-six happy years, Myrtle; extraordinary father and father-in-law of Stanley and Marilyn, Roz and Murray Genis, and Neil; adoring 'Papa' of Jason and Samantha, Lorne and Raquel; brother-in-law of Marianna and the late Teddy Honigman; loving uncle of Reina, Irving, Nancy, Malcolm, Ronnie, Heather, Donna, Howard, Rema, David; and great-uncle of Melissa, Michael, Megan, Adam and Ryan; dear friend of Joe Ribkoff and his wife, Natalie, and he will be sadly missed by their children, Raphael and Adam. The family would like to express their gratitude to Drs. Gerald Batist, David Melnychuk and Victor Cohen for their valiant efforts, and to the 8th floor staff of the Oncology Department at the Jewish General Hospital. Special thanks to Dr. Harvey Chang for his unrelenting care, to Drs. Janice Cohen and Michael Palumbo for their special devotion, and to the resident doctors and nursing staff of 4 Main. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Tuesday, November 20 at 1:00 p.m. Burial at the Beth Ora Congregation Section, Kehal Israel Cemetery, D.D.O. Shiva at 5900 Cavendish Blvd. #902, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. daily. Donations in Max's memory may be made to the "Max Drabkin Memorial Fund" c/o the Jewish General Hospital Foundation, (514) 340-8251.

Published in Montreal Gazette from Nov. 19 to Nov. 20, 2012