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Peacefully, and with dignity in his ninety- second year, on Thursday, May 1, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. Beloved and devoted husband of Ruth Pollett for sixty-nine years. Much loved father and father-in-law of Alan and Hélène, Eric and Marie, Joanne and Clifford Besner. Adored "Poppa" of Todd, Cari and Marc, Amy, Andrea, Victoria, the late Matthew, Lindsay, the late Michael, Brandon, Gabrielle, Charles-Patrick. Proud great- grandfather of Jace, Zack, Lexi, Daisy, Jade, Jorja, and Laila. Son and son-in-law of the late Anne and the late Max Liverman, the late Lily and the late Harry Pollett. Dearest brother and brother-in-law of Marion and the late Leonard Liverman, the late Ruth Briskin; and brother-in-law of Naomi and the late Morris Bendon, Daniel and the late Ella Bendon, Joyce and the late Henry Scullion. Patriarch of a large and loving extended family, he will be sadly missed by his nieces, nephews, and many friends. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean-Talon St. W., on Sunday, May 4 at 2:00 p.m. Burial at the Beth Ora Congregation Section, Kehal Israel Cemetery. D.D.O. Shiva at his daughter Joanne's home from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. daily. Contributions in his memory may be made to the "Matthew Besner Memorial Fund" c/o the Just for Kids Foundation, (514) 989-7673.
Published in The Gazette on May 3, 2014