Signalman David Abramson, Royal Canadian Corps of Signals, of Ansonville, Ontario, was reported dangerously ill on September 26, 1944 (Casualty List M-616). He served overseas before he was discharged.
Approximately 60 pages. Softcover, plastic bound with metal clasps. Covers are brownish-orange, with no text. Interior pages are beige, with blue, upside-down printed 3-petaled lotus-type flowers on the back. Consists of text, with footnotes and a bibliography at the back; there are handwritten corrections throughout.
A letter written in black ink has been inserted in the pages, asking a Mr. Rome to give his insights on the essay. Narrative: This report is an essay written for a sociology class at Glendon College, in Toronto.
Evening Times Globe, August 31, 1993, Obituary also appeared Wednesday, September 1, 1993.
Lionel (Lee) April born February 2, 1917, in Lithuania, son of Michael and Lily (nee Leopold) passed away on Wednesday, August 25, 1993, at Toronto General Hospital, following a courageous struggle after several years of illness. Lionel immigrated to Canada as a young child with his parents, settling in Montreal. He enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1940 in Toronto, serving in active combat in Europe and North Africa as a decorated flying officer earning the rank of Flight Lieutenant. Following his Honourable Discharge in 1945, Lionel joined Garson-Odeon Theatres in Saint John, New Brunswick, where he was Regional manager until 1959. From 1960 he was owner/operator of Robbins Drug Store in Saint John until selling the business in 1971. From that time, he concentrated his efforts on the development and management of a residential real estate portfolio. Due to poor health, he retired in 1986 and moved to Toronto. Lionel was an active member of the business community in Saint John and was a former Commissioner of the Fundy Region Development Commission and a former Co-Chairman of the United Fund of Greater Saint John. He worked diligently for the Saint John Jewish Community and served on the board of Congregation Shaarei Zedek (Saint John) for many years, where he retained life-long membership. He also worked actively for many Jewish organizations.
Lionel is survived by his wife, Freda Lee April (nee Garson), daughter Lorie Beth (Toronto), son Michael (Halifax, N.S.), and two grandchildren. Funeral service and interment took place on Friday, August 27, 1993, in Saint John. Shivah is being observed at the family residence in Toronto. Charitable donations may be made to the Canadian Friends of The Hebrew University or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
The Evening Times Globe
Thursday, August 26 / Friday, August 27, 1993
April - The death of Lionel J. April of Toronto, Ont. and formerly of Saint John, occurred on Wednesday, August 25, after a lengthy illness. He was in his 77th year. He is survived by his wife Freda April, a daughter Lori Beth of Toronto, and a son Michael of Halifax, and two grandchildren.
The funeral will be held from Castle Funeral Home (Hillsley), 91 Leinster Street, on Friday August 27, at 2 p.m. Internment will be in Shaarei Zedek Cemetery.
Gravestone reference code(s): JM 998.61.368. Memorial plaque in synagogue: Nathan and Mary Meltzer - E4. Additional notes: former Saint John resident
Telegraph Journal, November 8, 1997
The death of Perla Arditti of Toronto, formerly of Saint John, occurred at her home on Thursday, November 6, 1997. Daughter of Dr. Joseph and Renee Arditti of Saint John. She was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1959. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her brother, Eliezer Arditti of Saint John, an aunt, Esther Menda Assalian of Montreal and relatives in Israel and Turkey. She received her early education in Saint John and graduated from Dalhousie University in Halifax with a degree in Psychology. In 1980 she relocated to Toronto where she became involved in counselling in the 'Youth in Trouble Program' designed to help young people experiencing difficulty coping in society. She later entered the real estate field and when illness curtailed her mobility she became a mortgage broker. She later became Youth Director at the Adat Israel Synagogue and at the time of her death was organizing and working with Multiple Sclerosis support group.
She will be returned to Saint John with funeral services to be held on Monday, November 10, 1997 at the Ocean View Funeral Home 'Hillsley Chapel', 91 Leinster Street (634-1712) with service at 2 p.m. Interment in Shaarei Zedek Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society or the Jewish Historical Museum of Saint John.
Gravestone reference code(s): JM 998.61.485. Memorial plaque in synagogue: Samuel Meltzer - A5. Additional notes: multiple sclerosis