BILLIGHEIMER, Rachel Date of Death: April 26, 2013 Funeral will take place on April 27th at 3:00 pm at the Adas Israel Synagogue, 125 Cline Ave. S., Hamilton. Cemetery: Adas Israel Synagogue, 1224 Upper James St., Hamilton 7 Comments Shelly Sender on April 30, 2017 at 2:07 pm I knew Rachel from the McMaster Women’s book club. We will all miss her warmth, insight and intelligence. So sorry for your loss. Virginia Ariga on April 30, 2017 at 5:09 pm It was a shock to hear about Rachel’s passing. I also knew her from McMaster Women’s Book group. She was a gentle soul. I remember her talking passionately about William Blake. We will miss her. Jean Crowe on May 1, 2017 at 9:52 am I also knew Rachel from the many years during which she was a member of McMaster Women’s Book Group’ We will miss her discerning comments and her gentle nature. Russ Kino on May 2, 2017 at 6:00 pm Thank you all for your comments about my Aunt Rachel. She was greatly loved by her large(but geographically disparate)family. Thankfully, some of us were able to be with her before, during, and after her passing. She was very aware of our presence by her side during this most difficult process. I want you all to know that her passing was gentle and kind and she was surrounded by her husband, sister, and other family members. Our attention now turns to looking after her beloved Claude who, for now,will move to Shalom Village for a more nurturing environment than staying at home alone. Again, thank you all for your friendship with Rachel and concern over her passing. Best, Russ Rita Reuben on May 2, 2017 at 7:37 pm To my beloved sister Rachel. We grew so close over the years, and I so much wanted to emulate your humility, kindness and gentility. Thank God I was able to hold you in my arms, in our last moments together. I’m sorry I wept so bitterly, but you meant so much to me. We had some very fine times together as you enriched my life since we were in the same bedroom as children, before our marriages. Even back then you were my model and inspiration, to be a bettter person. Thank you for remembering the funny songs you taught me, and the stories you invented for me, as you nodded and smiled when I sang the songs back to you and recounted those funny stories back to you on the final days together. Thank you for saying “Thank you for coming, darling Rita.” It meant the world to me. Sonny Gubbay on May 2, 2017 at 8:23 pm Thank you all for your precious comments about my dear sister Rachel Jack Gubbay on May 2, 2017 at 10:26 pm So hard to let go of a younger sibling and your memories and shared grief gives me solace. Rachel my very diffident young sister gained confidence and assertiveness through the support of husband Claude encouraging her in her studies to a sense of literary authority. Her book “Wheels of Eternity” is held in most capital city libraries in Australia and in every teachers college library in Australia. At 80 she chaired the international session of the Canadian Literary Society. I remember the day of her birth and I bow to the strength of that mild and gentle child. Thank you to family who supported her through life and the friends who broadened that life.