A very happy 85th birthday to one of my favorite constituents Samuel Rappaport, who its the magic number on February 1.
From the moment I first began to campaign to become the city councillor for District 2 some eight years ago, Sam was in my corner. He went door to door with me at his condo and provided a great deal of insight into different traffic issues.
Sam worked as a buyer for the former Cumberland Drugs chain for more than two decades. Even in retirement, he sells cemetery monuments, goes to synagogue each morning, bowls and volunteers at the CLSC René-Cassin, Maimonides Geriatric Centre and Combined Jewish Appeal. He exercises at least twice a week.
Sam and his dynamic wife Doreen have been married for 29 years. They have four children and nine grandchildren, including Kim (pictured with Sam below).