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POPLOVE, Jonah Daniel With profound sadness we announce the passing of Jonah Daniel Poplove on Sunday, September 24, 2017. Cherished son of Alan Poplove and Janice Cohen & Leslie Kom. Adored brother of Ezra. Beloved partner of Katie Temmel. Beloved grandson of Myron & Ruth Poplove and Thelma & the late Lawrence Cohen. Jonah is in the hearts of his family: Marcy & Stanley Tepner (Joshua, Michael, & Levi), Warren Cohen & Brigitte Skeene (Alexander & Olivia), Susan & Edward Freeman (Hannah & Nathaniel), Steven & Cindy Poplove (Noah, Justin, Joshua, & Max), Joel & Emily Kom (Jillian & Max), and Brian Kom & Josie Stukic. Jonah will also be fondly remembered by his friends and his musical colleagues across Canada and the United States, as well as his violin and viola students and their families. Jonah was an exceptionally creative, talented, caring, curious, and reflective individual who approached life with passion, integrity, and an engaging communicative style, drawing people together in everything he did. Funeral Service will be held at the Jewish Memorial Chapel, 1771 Cuba Avenue, Ottawa, on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, at 12 noon. Interment at Jewish Memorial Gardens, 6549 Herberts Corners Road, Osgoode. Shiva is being observed at 368 Kenwood Avenue. For shiva days and times, please see Donations in Jonah's memory may be made to the Jonah Poplove Memorial Fund for the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario's mental health program through or 415 Smyth Road, Ottawa, Ontario, K1H 8M8; or to OrKidstra through Condolences/Tributes/Donations Hulse, Playfair & McGarry 613-233-1143

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Published in Ottawa Citizen on Sep. 26, 2017.
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September 8, 2018
I only met Jonah once, at a music event in Ottawa that he had invited my sister and I to attend, having only met us earlier that day. I was struck by his kindness and openness in extending the invitation. I've been thinking about Jonah these days. Despite such a brief knowing of him, it would seem he was a person who brought people together. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Erin Smith
February 19, 2018
Jonah was a beautiful soul and a beautiful musician. I was one of his colleagues at the National Youth Orchestra of Canada and I'll forever remember his vibrancy and generosity of spirit. He was a kind friend in a dark time, a cool-headed colleague in a crisis, and an artist whose courage I admired tremendously. I miss him.
Michael Macaulay
January 28, 2018
I just learned about Jonah and want to extend my heartfelt sympathy. My son was in elementary school with Jonah and I remember his gentle sincere demeanor and his lovely smile. I wish you peace and ease of being.
October 29, 2017
Jonah was a dear friend at Mutchmor Public School. Jonah was so kind, caring, smart, brave, and talented beyond our years. We admired him deeply and learned so much from him. Rest in peace, Jonah, you will be very missed. My thoughts and love are with you Janice, Alan and Ezra.
Kai Chong-Smith
October 23, 2017
Dear Timmy and family:
Marvin joins me in sending deepest and most heartfelt sympathy on your tragic loss.Wishing you long life and ,in time,comforting memories of this very special young man.
Harriet Corber
Harriet Corber
October 16, 2017
Very sad to hear about Jonah. I was his soccer coach when he was ten years old at Nepean, and I remember him fondly to this day. Our thoughts are with you at this very difficult time.
William Humphries
October 7, 2017
Dear Alan and family, It was with deep sadness that I heard of the loss of your beloved Jonah. My wish for you and yours is peace,comfort and courage during this extremely difficult time. My deepest condolences.
Lynda Morris
October 3, 2017
Dear Allan & Ezra, my sincere condolences on the loss of Jonah. My heart goes out to you both. Sincerely, Bob Morris
Bob Morris
October 2, 2017
I took the bus with Jonah to Muchmore back in 5th grade. His infectious smile and easy laughter took hold of the bus almost every morning. We moved in the same circles for a time, and I have fond memories of him busking on Elgin and lighting up the street with his music. I hope you find peace in these difficult days.
October 2, 2017
Dear Janice,
Words cannot express how deeply sorry I am to hear about your precious son Jonah. My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Darquise Laflamme
October 1, 2017
My profound sympathies to you and your family on the loss of son Jonah. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Eileen Melnick-McCarthy
October 1, 2017

You may and unlikely remember me as it's been so long as a graduate student. I am so very sorry for your lost. I send you courage and faith as you find your way through this painful grief
Michelle Picard-Lessard
September 30, 2017
Dear Poplove and Cohen families,

We go way back and remember when Janice was pregnant with Jonah. We are so sorry for your loss of your precious son. Our hearts grieve with you.
Ann and Dave McKerrow
September 30, 2017
Dear Alan and family,

I am very sorry to hear about your loss. I am sending you healing thoughts of peace and light.
Nadine Labrèche
September 29, 2017
Dear Alan and family

I am so sorry to hear of Jonah's passing. No words can ease your sorrow but rest assured that I'm sure he knew how much he was loved, and is loved, now and forever.
Kelly Linton
September 29, 2017
Janice, Les and Family,
My heart hurts when I think about the difficult times you are facing. Thank you for inviting me to attend the funeral proceedings. I learned much about Jonah through the lovely stories that were shared and I feel like he is easily someone I could have been friends with.I can see how such a fine young man would be sorely missed by many. You have much to be proud of, as he obviously touched many with his gifts and . Sending you peace and strength for these challenging times.
Heidi Helm
September 28, 2017
Dr. Cohen
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart.

Michèle Taché - Child Life CHEO
September 28, 2017
This is a terrible loss. I am so sorry to hear of Jonah's passing. Please know that you are in our minds and hearts. We fondly recall meeting you and Jonah in Penticton during cpa over lunch when he was about 2.
Ed and Leslie
Ed Johnson
September 28, 2017
Please know that a huge portion of the music community, at the very least is thinking of you and yours during this rough time. I had the pleasure of giving Jonah a few banjo lessons several years ago, and was struck by his incredible musicality and gentle intelligence. What an extremely nice guy he was. Thinking of you all.
Ann Downey
September 27, 2017
Janice, I am so sad for your loss. The eulogies painted a picture of a vibrant, connected,loving young man. I was inspired by the wonderful stories and heartfelt comments. May you and your family draw strength and healing from his blessed memory..
stephen feder
September 27, 2017
Dear Timmy, Warren, Brigitte, and all of Jonah's dear family. I was heartbroken to learn of your very sad news. Although I never met Jonah, it seems he was a very special young man, talented, passionate, and cherished by so many. I hope you can all take comfort in his memory, and in each other during this difficult time.
Michele Meleras
September 27, 2017
Les and family, I am very sorry for your loss. With much sympathy, Martha Fox
September 27, 2017
My deepest sympathies to you and your family. May his memory be a blessing and a comfort. I have a very vivid image you painted for me of this neat kid busking in the streets of Ottawa.
David Hodgins
September 27, 2017
Dear Janice, Timmy and the entire family of Jonah,
You are in our thoughts in sadness at your loss. Our heartfelt condolences and our wish that you will find strength and comfort remembering Jonah.With love.
Stuart & Sabina Katz
September 27, 2017
Dear Ezra and family

We are all so saddened by the news of Jonah's passing. My son, Aiden Russell, had the pleasure of sharing the stage with Jonah in various Canterbury ensembles and with both Jonah and Ezra in the OYO. Johan's passion and enjoyment of music was infectious. He will be sorely missed by all in the Ottawa music community.

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Theresa White, Donald Russell and Aiden Russell
Theresa White
September 26, 2017
Dear Janice and family,
Words cannot really express how sorry I was to hear of the loss of Jonah. I know from hearing you talk about him what a source of joy and pride he was to you. May his memory be a blessing and a comfort to you during this time and always. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Shari Mayman
September 26, 2017
Janice & Les, Alan, Ezra, Thelma, Katie and the entire family, my deepest sympathies - very saddened by this news. Sending love and strength to you all - Carl
Carl Katz
September 26, 2017
Dear Mr, Mrs, Poplove and Family,

What a Privilege and and Honour to have meet Your Beautiful Son. He is in the Loving Arms of Christ Jesus. God Bless him. I will never Forget him. He left a Print on my Heart.
Kelly Bourque
September 26, 2017
Dear Alan, Janice, Leslie, Ezra, Katie & family,
We were devastated to hear of the passing of your Beloved Jonah. May you find the space to grieve and the strength to heal at this most difficult time. Baruch Dayan ha-Emet.
Regretfully yours,
Cybele& Lyon Hamburg
September 26, 2017
Dear Janice and Les, Alan and Ezra,
Dearest Timmy,
Dear Cohen and Poplove families,
We offer our sincere condolences and deepest sympathy on the loss of your beloved Jonah. May the outpouring of sympathy, the kind acts of family and friends and the comfort in knowing that your loss is so felt by so many help you journey thru this difficult and heartbreaking time.
Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
May your darling special Jonah Rest in sweet Peace.
Carolyn and Simon Meleras
September 26, 2017
Dear Janice, we are deeply saddened to hear of your profound loss. There are no words to adequately express sorrow at this time. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

Bon courage,

Catherine & John
Catherine Lee
September 26, 2017
Janice, and Ezera, we are thinking of you both. So much to think of but we will always remember Jonah's soft smile, his bouncing curls and his gentle spirit. Take care. Peter, Deb, Carson, Tait, Rae.
September 26, 2017
To the Poplove's. Words can't express the way I feel. So sorry!
Shari Cohen
September 26, 2017
So sorry to hear about another young life in your family.
Long ago friend of Julia.
Judy Albrough
September 26, 2017
Dear Janice,
I was so sadenned to hear about the tragic loss of your son Jonah. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family at this most difficult time.
Christine Beauregard
September 26, 2017
Dear Janice, I met Jonah just once and remember having quite the animated conversation with him about Vivaldi's concertos. I was struck by how passionate he was about his music. He was just a young lad at the time. I cannot even begin to imagine what you are going through at this very difficult time. Be supported and comforted by those around you and please know that I am thinking of you.
Anand Prabhu
September 26, 2017
Janice, I can't find the right words to express my sorrow. We are poorer today as we have lost Jonah's talent energy and light much too early. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Ian Manion
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