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ICEJ Canada Richard Holbrook

In Memory

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Richard Lyman Holbrook, 74, passed peacefully with family in his Toronto home on May 1st 2019 after a short battle with cancer.

Richard was born Jan.11th, 1945 in Sault Ste. Marie ON to David Stearns & Marguerite (Peggy) Somers Holbrook. He leaves his beloved wife of 40 years, Donna Peterson Holbrook, and their daughter Meredith Somers Holbrook (Milan); sister Diane Holbrook Hansard (Hugh) of Naples, FL., and brother David Stearns Holbrook, of Vancouver BC. Brother-in-law to Larry Peterson (Pat); Bruce Peterson, Bonnie Peterson Traversy. Uncle of Hazen Hugh Hansard (Karen), Carolyn Hansard Murray; David Tyler Holbrook (Beth), Michael Holbrook (Melinda); Dana Peterson (Dave), Lisa Peterson & Caroline Peterson (Devon); Christen, Aaron, Nathanael & Victoria Peterson Traversy; granduncle of nine nephews and nieces.

Richard was a wonderful friend of Israel and the Jewish community in Canada. Over the years when he saw a need, he was quick to support it; such as Save a Child’s Heart (SACH), initiating family programs for visiting Israel doctors and families (Kibbutzim) trained in Toronto, and establishing the Sunnybrook TIA unit for heart and stroke emergency. His love for music/opera was demonstrated by founding the Holbrook Family University of Toronto Scholarship for Opera Students and more.

Richard’s lifelong expertise was as a financial advisor of corporate pension funds through his own partnership of Knight, Bain, Seath and Holbrook Capital Management Inc. in Toronto.

He was steadfast in his support for Donna and her work for ICEJ Canada, Chairman and Treasurer for many years plus the inspiration and key sponsor of its TV weekly Inside Israel with ICEJ Canada,

According to Richard’s request there was a celebration of his life at their home on May 5th. Donations can be made in his memory to ICEJ Canada

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Support the extensive ongoing work and witness of the ICEJ by helping us fund our core activities in fulfilling our mandate to support Israel, connect the church, provide education and promote justice.

Donations allow us to maintain funding for emergency projects, and embark on new initiatives to support Israel in these critical days.

Thank you for your ongoing support of ICEJ Canada!


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