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.
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