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ZUCKIER, Elliott

March 10, 1930 – Krasnik, Poland
September 21, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta

Elliott Zuckier, passed away at the Foothills Hospital on September 21. Sincere thanks to his devoted caregivers over the last years of his life.

In 1948 Elliott fled the ashes of post-Holocaust Europe to rebuild a life in Canada where he was graciously welcomed into the Calgary home of Cecile and Ida Horwitz, through a program for war orphans organized by the Canadian Jewish Congress. One year thereafter he married his loving wife, Minnie Lyon, to begin his own home, family and successful business career.

He was the proud father and father-in-law of Dr. Gerald Zuckier of Hamden CT, and Dr. Lionel and Lydia (Rand) Zuckier of Teaneck, NJ, and a very involved and delighted Zeidy to his 5 grandchildren and 2 great-granddaughters, Rabbi Shlomo (his wife Chana and baby Meital Tamar Ruth) Zuckier of New Haven, CT, Shira (her husband Rafi and baby Batsheva Esther) Aspir of Queens, NY, Tzvi, Shifra and Ben Tzion of Teaneck NJ.

Elliott was an active member of the Jewish Community, giving freely of his time, good nature, and expertise. He was a dedicated member and officer of the House of Jacob Mikveh Israel, a vice-president of the Chevra Kadisha, a frequent speaker at the Calgary High School holocaust memorial symposiums, and a recipient of provincial and national recognition awards. His pre-war and holocaust remembrances have been archived.

In addition to his immediate family, Elliott is survived by his sister Martha Engel of Lakewood, NJ, and her 2 children and grandchildren. Funeral services, arranged by Chevra Kadisha of Calgary, were held Monday, September 22, 2014 at the House of Jacob Synagogue with Interment at the Erlton Street Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the House of Jacob Mikveh Israel Youth Scholarship Fund. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

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  1. Dear Minnie, Gerald, Lionel and family,
    I am sorry to learn of Elliott’s passing. I remember him well as a very kind man with a sense of humor, from whom one could learn much about many things from table tennis to chess to life in general. Despite the great hardships he experienced as a young person in Europe he lived a long and successful life with a wonderful family in Canada and the USA and leaves a great legacy. Please accept my heartfelt sympathies at this difficult time. May his memory be for a blessing.

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  2. To Elliott Zuckier:
    I read that Elliott passed away on September 21st. I had the privilege of serving him when he was in business. He was a very kind man whom everyone respected. I had a lot of respect for him and his wife Minnie. For someone who had to endure the ghastly holocaust, and maintain his composure is an outstanding achievement. I say well done to Elliott. I always considered him my friend. Cheers to the rest of the family.
    Walter Brock

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  3. Stanley J Goldsmith :

    To the Family of Elliott Zuckier and my friend and colleague, Dr. Lionel Zuckier in particular.
    I am sorry to learn of the loss of your dear Patriach. We all know that none of us go on forever but despite his age and yours, when these things happen, it is always a painful loss. Please take some comfort in the certain knowledge that each of you brought joy to Elliott Zuckier during his life on earth.
    Baruch Hashem.

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