passed away peacefully, in her home, after a life well lived. Missing her immensely will be her children Daniel Rafuse and Mariss Rafuse from her marriage and love story with the late Marvin Rafuse. She also leaves behind her beloved daughters Renay Cohen and Sonda Cohen from her first marriage to the late Morty Cohen. Doting Bubby of David, Yaqoub and Yusef with whom she always was ready to receive toys and presents in hand. Whose love they gratefully reciprocated.
She loved art, opera and dance, travelled the world and studied literature at SGW University before starting work for the Jewish community under Sheila Finestone.
The strong matriarch of the family is gone but never forgotten. She had an immense joie de vivre and enjoyed socializing and coffee.
The whole family thanks all the wonderful care and cooking that Juilette provided her until her final days.
A private graveside service will take place. Expressions of condolences placed on the Paperman’s website would be greatly appreciated by the family. Contributions in Esther’s memory may be made the “Esther Back Memorial Fund” c/o the Jewish general Hospital foundation, Esther Back | JGH Foundation (crowdchange.co)
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Esther Rafuse 2021..
Décès pour la Ville: Montreal, Province: Quebec