Sunday, August 30, 2009

Funeral Information

The funeral is tomorrow at 1pm at Benjamin's Funeral home

Benjamin's Funeral Home at 2401 Steeles Ave W, Toronto, ON M3J 2P1

For the next week after, the Shiva will be held at

65 Spring Garden Ave, apartment 1602 starting at 1pm everyday.


  1. I am so very sorry for your loss. The strength and courage you have shown united as a family has been truly remarkable. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Jill P.
    Staffing Office, Baycrest

  2. I am so sad for you loss, As you say he is at peace now. My thoughts are with all of you.

  3. I am so sorry to hear of Jonathan's passing. You all fought a courageous battle.

  4. I am so sorry to hear of this sad news.
    You do not know me. I did not know Jonathan or your family, but I brought my teenagers out to the bone marrow drive at Adath Israel, and we have been praying and following the news on your Dad's battle. You should only have good health and happiness in your lifetime!


  5. Jess, I wish so badly I could be there, but I'm stuck half way across the country. I'm praying so hard for you guys.


  6. Jessica,

    We are so very sorry to hear this sad news. My husband and I new your dad many years ago, and often work with your uncle David. You're such a strong and courageous young woman. May the peace that your father now knows be with you and your family. Ours prayers are with you.

  7. I'm so sorry I didn't keep checking this blog. I would have flown out to you in a heartbeat. You, Julie, and Jason are in constantly in my thoughts and prayers.

    I have no idea what you're going through. I have no idea what to say or think or hope for you and your family. All I can say is that I cried for a while today and then remembered all the wonderful memories that I have of your dad and couldn't help but smile a little. He always had orange juice for me. Your father always made sure of that. He was funny. I remember laughing at all the great jokes he would tell when I came over. I would sit on the couch beside the chair he was sitting in and he would ask me about my life, how I was doing, make fun of the silly things that had happened in my day for a while. He was really wonderful and I always enjoyed visiting.

    These wonderful memories will forever live on. No one should have to go through the pain he was in and I am so glad that he is in peace now. Life is so fragile, so fleating. I am thinking about you tones, Jess. I'm am really here for you if you ever need me.

    All my love,

    Monica Tomlinson

  8. Hi Jessica,

    I am very sorry for your loss and was deeply moved by the ceremony yesterday. In my brief time so far at the CCFC, I have worked with your lovely mother many times, but I met your father just once. I wish I had had the chance to know this wonderful person better. My thoughts are with your family at this time.

    Larra, Crohn's & Colitis Foundation

  9. Dear Grossman Family,

    Please accept our deepest condolences. We hope that Jonathan is resting in peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    With love,
    Bernie & Kim Sherr, Terry, Sarah & Vanessa

  10. I am so so sorry to hear about your loss.. I had been praying for your father but at least now he is safe and at peace. All my love to you and your family.

  11. I had a limited connection to Jonathan last year when I briefly succeeded him as newsletter editor at the CCFC. I only just found out about his illness and passing, and I'm so very sorry. I'll be making a donation in his memory.

  12. Julie, Jessica and Jason,

    I have just found out about your dad Jonathan, I am so sorry for you loss. I meet your father a couple of time when working with your mom at Rehab Solutions he was and is a wonderful man. From what I have read he fought hard till the end. I am sure you all miss him very much and you all have a hard road ahead of you but remember you always have each other, friends and family to lean on. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Cindy Pearson

  13. For the family of Jonathan,

    I randomly found this website one day and have been following it. I bookmarked it and then didn't visit for a while since we had our own family troubles. My dad was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Your website has helped me understand more about what my dad is feeling. May God bless you.