Date of Death: January 16, 2017
Funeral will take place on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 2:00 pm at The United Hebrew Memorial Chapel of Hamilton, 28 Ewen Road.
Cemetery: Beth Jacob Cemetery, 1250 Snake Road, Burlington
Shiva will take place at 77 Governor’s Road, Apt 305, in Dundas (#19 on the intercom).
Wednesday: 4-7pm (with Mincha at 4:30 and Ma’ariv at 5:30).
Thursday: 2-4pm and 7-9pm (Mincha 3:30, Ma’ariv 7:15).
Sunday: 2-6pm (Mincha 4:30, Ma’ariv 5:30).
Monday: 2-4pm and 7-9pm (Mincha 3:30, Ma’ariv 7:15).
Morning services at Beth Jacob Synagogue: Thursday, Friday, Monday and Tuesday at 7:45 am, Sunday at 9:00 am.
The family requests that donations in Sylvia’s memory be made to Mazon Canada, www.mazoncanada.ca .
LIVINGSTON, Sylvia (née Friedman) Passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospital on January 16, 2017, just shy of her 89th Birthday, following the passing of her husband Jordan in 2003. She will be deeply missed by her much loved children: Alan (Ya’el), Neal (Peggy), Barry; and the ‘apples of her eye’, her grandchildren Geoffrey, Mira and Tamar; her sister Honey Walman, her sister-in-law Sheila Livingston of Minneapolis, and her nephews, nieces and cousins. She was pre-deceased by her brother, Jerry Friedman. Born in Toronto, Mom studied business, and then studied at U of T. She met her true love Jordan in a cafe on Spadina, because both families were deeply involved in the fur trade. They went on to a loving marriage of 55 years. When the young family moved to Hamilton in 1950, they quickly became involved in the community. Sylvia helped in the family business, Jordan Livingston Furs over many years, and the customers enjoyed her presence. She was a devoted volunteer in her community work, and was much loved by her friends and all who knew her. Sylvia and Jordan loved life and loved to socialize and to travel. They enjoyed many winters of their golden years, in Florida, shared at times with Jordan’s late brother Ken, and wife Sheila, and other friends. The year after Jordan passed away, Mom showed her love for Israel and adventure by joining a group mission to Israel with the JNF, which she thoroughly enjoyed. She was by far the eldest, but she kept up, and won everyone over with her warmth and genuineness. She rebuilt her life, enjoying friends and family, cruises, group outings, playing Bridge, and her avid reading, and love of music. We have learned so much from her calm, her courage, her generous spirit, her strength, her wisdom and her warmest heart. A big thank you to the wonderful nursing and medical staff at St. Joe’s, and to Gloria Mostyn and Arnold Rose for those wonderful visits to the gym and cafe at Shalom Village. A very special mention and thanks to her son, our brother Barry for enabling Mom to live with dignity in her own home for these last good years. Funeral service will be held at United Hebrew Memorial Chapel, 28 Ewen Road, Hamilton, Wednesday, January 18th at 2:00 p.m. There will be a Shiva. (No Flowers please. Donations if wished to Mazon Canada, to feed the hungry, and more.)