A Database of the Dead

these are the people who have died and we alone have survived to say that these are the people who have died

Below, you will find a database of the dead. In it, you are invited to anonymously enter the names of anyone who has died. Each name entered into the database will be inscribed into a scroll which will be read from on the night of Grief. For your convenience, we have prepared an FAQ which we hope will help better acquaint you with this Database of the Dead, and answer any questions you may have.

Please note that once a name has been submitted, you will not be able to edit it. If a change is necessary, click revision, and we will do our best to assist you.

Submit a Name

  • First and last name.
  • If the name of the dead is commonly pronounced incorrectly by native English speakers, please help us say the name as it is intended to be heard. You can consult nameshouts.com (opens in a new tab) to assist you in writing the name phonetically.
  • This section is an opportunity to share memories about the dead, but is also intended to help visitors avoid entering names of the dead that have already been entered. For this reason, please try to describe the most characteristic attributes about the dead—family members, life accomplishments, physical descriptions, and activities for which the dead were best known when they were alive… These are the things most likely to help other visitors navigate the database. And once again, we ask that you please search the database before entering a name. Thank you.
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John (Jack) Brown 1953 - 2020
Painter of terrific paintings, showed at Olga Korper Gallery. His scraping technique is legendary. A kind and generous person.
Sybil Goldstein si-bell gold-steen 1954 - 2012
Sybil Goldstein was a painter, a mother and an art teacher. She was an influential member of the Toronto arts community beginning in the...
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Sybil Goldstein was a painter, a mother and an art teacher. She was an influential member of the Toronto arts community beginning in the 1980's, was a co-founder of Chromazone artists collective.
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Rae Johnson 1953 - 2020
Rae Johnson was a Toronto painter, a teacher at OCADU and an influential force in the Toronto Arts Community. A founder of Chromazone...
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Rae Johnson was a Toronto painter, a teacher at OCADU and an influential force in the Toronto Arts Community. A founder of Chromazone artists collective, exhibited by Carmen Lamana and recently by Christopher Cutts Gallery. She currently has an exhibition on at Christopher Cutts, now open for socially distancing viewing.
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Robert Clark 1923 - 2017
Father of Moira and Brenda Clark. Good friend of Beryl Haines. Born in England in 1923, died in Toronto, 2017.
Anne Williamson 1951 - 2017
She did her best and it was enough.
She was loved.
She is missed.
Eugene Lebovici Lebovitch 1918 - 1996
My uncle
Rosa Ganz Gants 1920 - 2014
My aunt
Israel Segelstein 1922 - 1958
My father
Fanny (Tady) Gantz Gants 1924 - 2014
My mother.
Sandra Sharwood Sandra Sharwood 1935 - 2020
Ever fun Mom and someone who both struggled with amd enjoyed life.
Guy Eldar 1986 - 2005
Killed himself while serving in the IDF. He was the sweetest guy, with the clearest moral compass, and it just didn't align with this world.
Manuela She was my sister and died from a genetic disease when she was 8 years old. She would have been 12 now.
Jutka mama Yuttka mama 1932 - 2001
Jutka mama knew how to have a good time, despite all the grief she had to endure. She couldn't have her own children, but she made sure to...
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Jutka mama knew how to have a good time, despite all the grief she had to endure. She couldn't have her own children, but she made sure to take care of everyone around and give all the love she had to them. Everyone was always welcome in her house.
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Phylis Wiles 1932 - 2919
Phylis was a lively woman who raised Angus beef her whole life in Northern BC. She would take us out on the filed, driving her own 4-wheeler...
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Phylis was a lively woman who raised Angus beef her whole life in Northern BC. She would take us out on the filed, driving her own 4-wheeler when she was 86, just a year before her passing. A lovely, giving woman who worked hard her entire life.
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Herbert Safran Sáfran wife of Lillian, father of Linda, Alan, and Laurie; educator
Donna Storey-Langford 1956 -
Mother, artist
Georgie Langford George-ee Mother, grandmother, wise woman
Aina Krukowski Eye-nah Mother, grandmother, surviver
Thadeus Krukowski Thad-ee-us Father, soldier in Ander's Army, scholar of language
Tom Storey ~ 1950 - 2017
Uncle, Teacher
Daisy Storey 1988 -
Nanny
Mary Storey 1920 -
Grandmother of 2
Ian Cohen 1951 - 1993
poet with blue eyes: passed suddenly; my first love
Elias Eliyahu Schwartz 1944
teacher, lover of books, revered by his daughter, until the last day
Rachel Hofstadter Schwartz 1944
my hardworking, pretty grandmothet who saved her daughter’s life when confronted with Dr. Mengele
Judith Schwartz Rubinstein 1920 - 2012
Mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, dressmaker, baker, writer, educator, loved by many
Mordecai Rubinstein (Sr) 1942
My grandfather died peacefully in bed shortly before his family was sent to Auschwitz or labour camp
Rivka Roszi Rubinstein 1944
Rivka gave birth to twelve children; the first six died young.
Mordecai Rubinstein 1942 - 1944
second son of Ebolya and Bela
Uri Rubinstein 1939 - 1944
first son of Ebolya and Bela