It is with great sadness that the family of Solly Urman announces his peaceful passing at home, in his sleep, on Sunday, September 12, 2021, in his ninety-ninth year. Son of the late Chana Malca (Annie) and the late Yitchak Isaac Urman. Beloved husband of Rita Miller for over seventy-five years. Cherished and devoted father and father-in-law of Brenda and Samuel Gewurz, Stanley Urman and Francis Mankofsky, Brian Urman and Laurie Zunnenshine, Toby and Zev Carrey. Treasured and proud grandfather of Zev and Risa Gewurz, Ilan Gewurz and Julia Shugarman, Ora and Michael Singer, Mia Urman and Oren Tsur, Marnina Urman and Tsachi Goldenberg, Samara and Alex Segal, Corey Urman and Shelly Twik, Andrea Urman and fiancé Yitzchak Sochaczevski, Alexandra Urman, Chani and Avi Shulman, Meira Carrey, Yitchak and Sara Carrey, Bracha and Eli Shulman, Menachem and Shira Carrey, Shmuel and Michal Carrey, Yona and Ariela Carrey, and Akiva Carrey. Respected and adored great-grandfather to his many (but never too many) great-grandchildren. Dear brother and brother-in-law of the late Devorah Miriam Urman, the late Sarah and the late David Beiss, Helen and the late Willie Menzelefsky, Bella and the late Eli Miller, and brother-in-law of the late Selma and the late Leon Seidman. Solly was an outstanding uncle to his many nieces and nephews.
Solly came to Canada in 1929 from Poland and immediately integrated into Jewish life in Guelph, Ontario. He joined the RC Airforce at the age of eighteen and served in England during WWII. While still in training, he met his beloved Rita – “the most beautiful girl in the room” – at the dance for Jewish servicemen, and theirs was a life-long love affair.
Solly was a devoted family man and his commitment to his children and grandchildren knew no bounds. Many of his children’s and grandchildren’s friends called him ‘Zaidie Solly’. In addition to raising his family and running a successful business, he served with passion on several boards and Jewish community organizations, because being involved with community was of great value to him.
The family wishes to express their gratitude to Solly’s caregivers, Ming and Nita, and our special angel, Michelle, and special appreciation to Dr. Ruby Friedman.
For funeral information please email Igewurz@proment.com. Burial in Israel.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Solly Urman 2021..
Death notice for the town of: Montreal, Province: Quebec