Côte Saint-Luc has lost another one of our leaders. The dynamic Eva Silverman, former president of the Côte Saint-Luc Senior Social Club, passed away on December 15. She was 94 years young and active in the community until her final days. I always appreciated Eva's passion for our city. She loved nothing more than to chair a meeting and keep everything and everyone in order.
Born in the village of Dubova, near Uman, in the Ukraine, Eva was the daughter of Miriam and Velvel Deutchman. In 1919, Eva and her brother were rescued after a pogrom by their maternal grandparents, Sarah and Mordecai Packer, who then immigrated to Bucharest and, in 1928, to Montreal. Here, Eva led a long and fruitful life as a bookkeeper, wife and homemaker, and latterly, for several decades as a leading member of the Cote St. Luc Senior Social Club.Eva is pictured below (bottom right) at the 2008 installation ceremony, at which time she stepped down as president and handed the duties over to Barbara Akerman.
Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, ( 3888 Jean Talon St. W) will take place on Sunday, December 18 at 11 a.m. The shiva will be at her son's home, 1605 Dr. Penfield #202. Contributions in Eva’s memory may be made to the Israel Cancer Research Fund, (514) 481-2723, or to the charity of your choice.