Seymour Mender

Seymour Mender

Saturday, February 28th, 1953 - Tuesday, August 11th, 2020
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It is with profound sadness that we announce the untimely passing of Seymour Mender on August 11, 2020, at the age of 67. Beloved husband and best friend of Joy Mender for 51 years. Devoted, committed and loving father of Jess (Sean Timsit), David (Sarah Peltz), and Jared (Leah). Proud and cherished Zaidie to Liv and Joey. Dear son of the late Samuel and Helen Mender. Loving brother of Anne (Phil Morganstein) and brother-in-law to Sharon (David Appotive). Seymour will be sadly missed by his nieces and nephews Ryan (Yoni), Brayden, Cole, Jaye, Brody, Tamara (Greg Singer) and Logan.
Seymour will be remembered for his integrity and professionalism, with a sense of humour and always a story to tell. He worked as a lawyer for 40 years, providing tireless service to his clients. He remained deeply connected to the Ottawa Jewish community and served on the Boards of Directors for Hillel Academy and Hillel Lodge. Most importantly, his life was devoted to his family, whom he cherished and loved deeply. His immediate and extended family were blessed to share his life and to learn from his unending selflessness, generosity, and love. They will continue to live life in Seymour’s honour.
Due to COVID restrictions, a private graveside service will be held at the Jewish Memorial Gardens, Bank Street. Private Shiva to be observed. Donations in his memory may be made to Hillel Lodge – Biking for Bubbies (613-728-3900). Arrangements in the care of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry.

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Ivan Atkinson

Posted at 10:33am
Deepest Sympathies to the Mender Family. I just found out about his passing, when calling the his office this morning. He was our Family Lawyer for many years, truly the Salt of the Earth. He had a great sense of humour and he will be dearly missed.

Ivan Atkinson and Family

Judith Slipacoff

Posted at 08:42pm
Dear Joy and Family -devastated by the loss of Seymour, too young. A real Mensch who gave his best to his clients and to the Community. He will be truly missed by all of us. With deepest condolences and wishing you all Long Life.
Harvey and Judith Slipacoff

Kay Bencze

Posted at 06:00pm
Dear Joy and family,
Please accept our deepest condolences for the loss of your beloved husband. Thinking of you at this difficult time.
Kay & Steven Bencze

Jeff Farber

Posted at 04:42pm
Dear Joy and Family,
We very shocked and saddened to hear about the passing of Seymour. My memories of Seymour go way back to the days when we were on the same Jewish men’s baseball team. Seymour was an excellent teammate, always in a great mood, encouraging teammates and telling jokes to keep us loose. Seymour also helped us with the purchase and sale of our homes, and was always very astute and asked the tough and very pertinent questions; just the type of lawyer you want to have on your side, which he always was. We need more mensch like Seymour in this world. Our sincerest sympathies go out to the whole family on this great loss.
Barbara and Jeffrey Farber

Ryan Akman

Posted at 06:40pm
Dear Joy and family,
I am very sorry to learn of the loss of Seymour. Seymour was such a selfless person who always put others before himself. Seymour helped me out a lot, while always telling a joke. It is hard to believe that Seymour is gone, he will be greatly missed. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

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