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January 20, 1933 – July 13, 2012
It is with profound sadness that we announce the unexpected and untimely death of Leon Jedeikin on Friday, July 13, 2012.
Born in Kobe, Japan, to Sonia and Samuel Jedeikin, Leon spent the war years in Shanghai. The family moved to Italy after the war, then settled in Montreal in 1949. Leon was a graduate of McGill University, Faculty of Law in 1960, was admitted to the Bar of Quebec in 1961, and has been a respected and active member of the Montreal legal community since then.
Devastated by his death are his loving wife and closest friend, Esti (Caplan); his beloved children: David Jedeikin, Naomi and Jonathan Starr, Tamara and Jason Arbeiter, and Miri and Joseph McKelheer; his adored and adoring grandchildren: Jackson, Sam and Layla Starr; Lola and Jacob Arbeiter; Hunter McKelheer, who were the light of his life and a source of boundless joy.
Mourning his loss are his sister and brother-in-law, Jeannette and Ellie Singerman; his brothers- and sisters-in-law in Israel: Ella and Zvi Weizman, and Samuel and Yudit Caplan; his nieces and nephews in Canada and in Israel; his aunts, Lou Gercik and Rachel Cohen; the Lightman Family in London, England; many cousins around the globe; as well as friends, associates, and colleagues too numerous to count.
Leon touched the lives of so many. His warmth, affability, keen sense of humour, and interest in people transcended barriers of age, religion, nationality or language. He had 'the common touch' that enabled him to connect on a personal level with everyone he met. He will be remembered with love and his memory will forever be a blessing.
The dedicated and attentive care Leon received in the Emergency Room and in the Cardiac Care Unit at the Jewish General Hospital is deeply appreciated.
Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Tuesday, July 17 at 12 noon. Burial at the Dorshei Emet Reconstructionist Congregation Section, Eternal Gardens Cemetery, Beaconsfield. Shiva at his home, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. daily, ending Sunday, July 22. Prayers 7:30 p.m. daily.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the "Leon Jedeikin Memorial Fund" c/o the Jewish General Hospital Foundation, (514) 340-8251, or to the Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre, (514) 345-2605.

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Published in Monteal Gazette from Jul. 16 to Jul. 17, 2012.
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August 1, 2012
I was sadden to hear of the sudden passing of a dear friend of mine that I only met 3 years ago. A great man, with a great spirit and heart! He will truly be missed! My deepest and sincerest condolonces to Esti and his family. May he rest in peace. The Malandruccolo family
Marco Malandruccolo
July 31, 2012
To Esti & Family,
I must say I was deeply saddened to learn about the passing away of Leon!.. He was truly a great person and I thank him with all my heart that he believed in me! He will truly be missed.
Rosie Fiore & Family
July 31, 2012
To Esti & Family,
I must say I was deeply saddened to learn about the passing away of Leon!.. He was truly a great person and I thank him with all my heart that he believed in me! He will truly be missed.
Rosie Fiore & Family
rosie fiore
July 18, 2012
To the Jedekin family

My sincerest condolences to Esti and family. I worked in the same office with Leon many many moons ago....and in recent years he attended at our offices many times to see and meet with his friend Gordie. Leon was a character, with a great sense of humor. He will be sadly missed.

Darlene Hills Graham
July 17, 2012
On behalf of my sisters Francine, Carole and myself Nicole Gagliardi I wish to express our sincere condolenses to Mr. Leon Jedeikin's family for his untimely death. I have known Mr. Jedeikin as being present in the Italian Community of Montreal having been introduced to it through The Order of Sons of Italy of Canada by my late father Alfredo for which Mr. Jedeikin was forever grateful.
Alfredo Gagliardi Family
Alfredo Gagliardi family
July 17, 2012
Sincere condollence to all the family - I will miss Leon's regular visits at my office
Francine Lauzon
July 16, 2012
On behalf of the Board of Directors and members of the Canadian-Italian Business & Professional Association, our deepest sympathies to the family on a loss of a friend and long time member of our Association. He will surely be missed by all. May he rest in peace.
Robert Rinaldi, President
July 16, 2012
I was so deeply saddened by the news that Leon had passed away. Leon was a friend and a great person. I loved to hear his stories and did he love to tell them. I will miss him- his sense of humor, his way of speaking Italian -he spoke better than many Italians I knew! I just saw him recently and he looked so happy and content. May he rest in peace. I will truly miss you Leon. God Bless and my deepest condolences to the family and Esti.
Roxanne Lakdawala and family
Roxanne Lakdawala
July 16, 2012
The Orders Sons of Italy would like to express the deepest condolences for the lost of your beloved.

In this very sad occasion we would like to be contacted by one of the family members.
Best regards,
Ordine Figli d'Italia
(514) 271-2281
Ordine Figli d'Italia
July 16, 2012
My deepest sympathies go out to the family. I had the privilege of meeting Leon about 2 1/2 years ago and worked for him from time to time, he was a great man, so full of life. May he rest in peace.
July 16, 2012
Dear Esti
How devastating for you - My heart goes out to you at this sad time. May you take comfort from your family and be spared further sorrow.
With fond memories of happier days
Joyce Bazar
July 16, 2012
Esti and Family,

It is with profound sorrow that I offer you my deepest sympathies for your loss. I always enjoyed my encounters and dicussions with Leon.

His ordeal is now over and I hope that his spirit with live on in your hearts and memories.

May he rest in peace.
Marc Stern
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