Cyril Norman REITMAN

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REITMAN, Cyril Norman
At home surrounded by his loving family, after a courageous and lengthy battle with Alzheimer's disease, on Wednesday, June 18, 2014. Beloved husband of Dorothy Reitman. Loving father and father-in-law of Joel and Jill Reitman. Proud grandfather of Sam and Richard Reitman. He will be sadly missed by his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Allan and Dorothy Salomon, and by the many other relatives and friends who were so dear to him. Special appreciation to Cyril's care-giving team, headed by Hector. In his career, Cyril was a Vice President of Reitman's Canada Limited, and served on its Board of Directors until he retired. Cyril's philanthropic involvements focused on three main areas: health, Jewish continuity and theatre. In the health area, Cyril served to inspire the "Cyril and Dorothy, Joel and Jill Reitman Alzheimer Support Centre" at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, and the Jewish General Hospital Foundation's Alzheimer's Research Program in Montreal. He perpetuated the annual holiday luncheon at the Montreal Neurological Institute in honour of his late mother, Ruth, which continues to this day. Cyril served as President of the Golden Age Association of Montreal, currently called the Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors, was a board member of the Maimonides Geriatric Centre and served as a Governor of the Portage Program for Drug Dependencies. His commitment to Jewish continuity led to his active membership in the Commonwealth Jewish Council, his strong support of Combined Jewish Appeal, and his Presidency of the Montreal chapter Canadian Friends of the Ben Gurion University. Cyril's love for theatre motivated him to serve on the Board of the National Theatre School, and to support many other theatrical endeavours. These were some of Cyril's special community involvements, but his most treasured involvement was his family. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Friday, June 20 at 12:00 noon. Burial at the Congregation Shaar Hashomayim Cemetery, 1250 chemin de la Forêt, Outremont. Shiva at his home. Contributions in Cyril's memory may be made to the "Cyril Reitman Memorial Fund for the Alzheimer's Research Program" c/o the Jewish General Hospital Foundation, (514) 340-8251, or to "Cyril and Dorothy, Joel and Jill Reitman Alzheimer Support Centre" c/o the Mount Sinai Hospital Foundation of Toronto, (416) 586-8203 or (877) 565-8555.
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Paperman & Sons
3888 Jean-Talon O.
Montreal, QC H3R 2G8
(514) 733-7101
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Published in Montreal Gazette from June 19 to June 20, 2014
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