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Obituary for Fay Sarah Koffman (Yanover)

On Friday, July 29, 2022, Fay Sarah Yanover Koffman, beloved wife of the late Barry Koffman, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by loved ones. Devoted daughter to her late parents, Tema and Morris Yanover, and her late mother-in-law Pearl Koffman, and caring sister to her late siblings (Rose, Max, Ben, Sam and Paul).  Wonderful and loving mother and mother-in-law to the late Sharon Koffman, Sandra and the late Jimmy Zagon, Sibby Koffman, and Bev and Steve Margolian. Cherished grandmother to Jodi Arron and Daren Clark, Josh and Silina Margolian, Sheri Margolian and Mark Bishara, Alyssa Margolian, Jennifer Koffman and Jakob Lykke Poulsen, Vanessa Koffman and Johnny Jensen. Doting great-grandmother to Jack Clark, Karen and Peter Koffman, Karl Skaarup Koffman and Nina Jensen, Emily and Jason Bishara. Adored by all her nieces and nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews, her kindness, generosity and zeal for life left her mark on every life she touched and will be missed by her many friends and family. 

Born in Hamilton, ON, she moved to Ottawa in 1946 to join her husband and became an integral part of his large Koffman family. Her immense love and support for her family shone through always. Fay will be remembered as an active volunteer, a consummate hostess, a public servant, a great friend, a traveler, an adventurer, a fashionista, a bridge, canasta and mah jongg player, a swimmer. Through her long and amazing life, she remained a strong and independent family matriarch and an inspiring role model, admired and much-loved by all. Her memory will live on forever.

A huge thank you to the Home Dialysis Unit at the Riverside Hospital and to Drs. Brown and McCormack in particular and to the several caregivers who made her comfortable in her final days.  

A Graveside Service will be held at the Jewish Memorial Gardens, 2692 Bank Street, Ottawa, on Sunday, July 31, 2022 at 1:00 p.m.  Please click to Livestream the service.  Shiva will be observed at #204 - 575 Byron Avenue, Ottawa from 1 - 4p.m. & 7 - 9p.m., Sunday to Thursday and on Friday from 1-3p.m. 

As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Sharon Koffman Memorial Athletic Fund at the Ottawa Jewish Community Foundation the James Zagon Memorial Photography Award at Algonquin College , Hadassah-WIZO Organization of Canada or the Kidney Foundation of Canada would be appreciated.