Dr. Laurie Silverberg

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Dr. Laurie Silverberg

With a heavy heart we announce the passing of Dr. Laurie Silverberg on Saturday, December 4 in his home in Oakville. He passed away peacefully, surrounded by the love and laughter of his family.
Survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Suzanne. His 6 children, Dr. Mark Silverberg (Dr. Ayala Revah), Marla Schachter (Jeff), Dr. Marci Reiss, the late Krista Varcoe (Jeff), Mara Anderson (Jamie), Kirby Berne (Anthony). Loving grandfather to his 21 grandchildren, Ariella (Shalom), Sari (Eli), Shira (Yakov), Zevi, Zacky, Avi, Aliza, Orli, Arielle, Eden, Akiva, Aaron, Zahava, Brianna, Madeline, Chloe, Dillon, Kaleb, James, Abigail and Isabelle. Proud great grandfather to 7, Bracha, Yitzy, Shmuli, Tzvi, Aryeh, Ettie and Yitzchak.
The youngest of seven, Dr. Silverberg was born in Toronto, along with his twin brother, the late Dr. Stephen Silverberg. The two were the best of friends, starring on their high school basketball team together and later getting accepted into the University of Toronto medical school (6T5), where he went on to specialize in Cardiology and Nephrology. Dr. Silverberg was part of the first group of physicians in Toronto to perform heart transplants and peritoneal dialysis. He was a Zionist having visited Israel many times and as a young doctor volunteered to serve as a civilian physician in times of war. Dr. Silverberg devoted his life to helping his patients. In his younger days, Dr. Silverberg was an avid athlete, scuba diver, and enjoyed horseback riding and skiing.
He loved Saturday breakfast with the boys, laying by the pool, driving his children and grandchildren around in a tractor and working on his property. He was a longstanding member of the Palgrave Rotary Club where he made some cherished friendships.
Dr. Silverberg had two great loves in his life – his love for medicine and his love for his wife and family. Together they create a legacy that will transcend death.

Due to covid restrictions there is a capacity limit for the service at the funeral home. Please email bsegall@arbormemorial.com to enquire about attending the service. A confirmation will be sent to you if space permits.

Funeral Details

  • Memorial Service

    Oakview Funeral Home

    Event Times:

    08-Dec-2021 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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Condolences from family and friends

Posted by Janice Tator | 09-Feb-2023

Dear Suzanne and family: It is with the greatest of sadness that we learn of Lauries’ passing. We had so many fun times at your house and at ours. Dear Suzanne, you and Laurie saved my life that night when he ordered me to get into an ambulance immediately. I was hesitating, and he said I must go now, and it is from him that I am now alive. My gratitude is beyond words. I remember a funny story Laurie told me about his genius Newfoundlander dog “righting” the baby in the baby jumper! He was so cute; it’s so much fun to watch a grown man gush over dogs and babies. The love story of Laurie and Suzanne was beshert. A best friend love story as well. A king among princes. That was your man. He will be missed. With much love we say a good life lived. With much love, Janice Tator, Angelo Maruzin and Dakota and Caitlin Maruzin.

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Posted by Joan Stewart | 26-May-2022

I have never forgotten Dr Laurie Silverburg. In October 1977 I arrived in Canada as a landed immigrant. I had a severe case of Asthma and was admitted to the Etobicoke Hospital and Dr Silverburg was the physician I saw. He did everything he could to help me so I would not be admitted. He was so concerned about the cost for the hospital stay, for a new immigrant to Canada. I had to be admitted and Dr Silverburg was an extremely caring Doctor. So sorry for your loss. Joan Stewart.

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