Jerome Brian Goldhar

30-Jul-1949 - 24-Aug-2018

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In Loving Memory

Jerome (Jerry) Brian Goldhar

Jerry passed away at St. Michael’s Hospital on Friday, August 24th in the company of his close family. Born and raised in Toronto, he graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School and devoted his professional life to family law and child protection. He was a man of great integrity, kindness, humour and intelligence. Throughout his life he cultivated several interests including golf, curling, reading and travel. He was a reliable volunteer for many organizations. Jerry loved spending time with his extended family and relaxing at his cottage on Eagle Lake.

For 44 years he had a strong and loving marriage to his wife Melanie. He was a beloved father to Bethany and Christina (Jean-Sebastien Boutet) and grandfather to Ilia and Zavi. He was the son of Bernice (late Max Goldhar) and a proud older brother to his three sisters Sandy (Myron Hambourg), Marsha (Keith Cohn) and Rochelle (Larry Cohn).

The family wishes to thank Scarborough Centenary Hospital, St. Michael’s Hospital and Providence Healthcare Rehabilitation for their dedicated care. There will be a celebration of life service at Tam Heather Curling and Tennis Club, Scarborough on Tuesday, August 28 at 1:30 p.m. He will be buried at Bows Cemetery, Eagle Lake, South River. Please contact the family for shiva arrangements.

The family appreciates donations to Lions Clubs Camp Kirk Foundation and the Durham Children’s Aid Foundation.

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Funeral Details

  • Funeral Service

    Tam Heather Curling and Tennis Club

    Event Times:

    28-Aug-2018 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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Posted by Ewan Graham | 29-Feb-2020

Dear Melanie . Just learned about Jerry’s passing . Even though I didn’t know him well , it was easy to immediately grasp what a lovely man he was . I’m sorry for your loss . Ewan

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Posted by Jennifer Sohm | 02-Sep-2018

Melanie, Thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. I’ll remember Jerry for his love of children and support and friendship he has given to my parents. Both of my colicky children were always calmed when he held them! Sending my sincere condolences, Jen.

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