Telegraph Journal, May 17, 2005
Levine, Simon - 1911-2005. Simon Levine, 93, of Saint John, husband of the late Katherine (Glustein) Levine, passed away on May 15, 2005 at his home after a long illness. Born on December 19, 1911 in Fredericton, N.B., he was a son of the late Louis and Elizabeth Levine. Simon resided in Saint John for the past 90 years. He started his own grocery business in 1931, Dominion Food Shop and later changed it to Simon's Furniture on Union Street. He always had a smile for his many long-standing customers and friends. Simon was a member of congregation Shaarei Zedek and a member of the New Brunswick Masonic Lodge #2. He received his '50 year' pin some years ago. He was a world traveler and an avid gardener, and won many prizes for his roses and dahlias. His charismatic story telling and sense of humour were well known by so many friends in his beloved Saint John. Simon was a frequent supporter of many charitable organizations. He donated to the Empty Stocking Fund by cutting the trees himself, and selling them for Christmas. He also ran for city council.
Simon is survived by his sister, Lillian Kashetsky (Hymie); his daughter Lorraine Zides (Milton) of Ottawa, Ontario; his sons Leonard and David Levine of Ottawa, Ontario; his grandchildren; Heidi Zides of Toronto, Cheryl Dover (John) of Ottawa, Colin Zides (Andrea) of Font Hill and Andrea Zides of Toronto; great grandchildren; Shawna Picov, Michelle Picov, Saunya Dover, Milton Dover, Carter Zides and Sydney Zides, and many nieces and nephews. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
Simon was predeceased by his sisters, Nelly Haslett (Roy), Bessie Cohen (Myer); his brother, Abe Levine (Margaret), Isaac Levine (Lillian) and Nathan Levine (Ruth).
Resting at Brenan's Select Community Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John (506-634-7424). A Masonic service will be held on Tuesday, May 17, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. from Brenan's Chapel. Interment will be in Shaarei Zedek Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Gravestone reference code(s): JM 2006.11.2 / JM 2006.11.3 / JM 2006.43.5. Memorial plaque in synagogue: Samuel Meltzer - A3. Additional notes: merchant