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Thursday January 31, 2013

KNOPF, Edith (nee Adelman) December 9, 1921 - January 29, 2013.
Extraordinary wife of the late Alexander Knopf; extraordinarily beloved Mother of Howard and Paula; devoted Bubby to Rachel, Rebecca and Sarah and Step-Bubby to Andrew; dear sister to Charlotte Gorbet, Libby Axelrod and the late Maurice Adelman; loving Aunt Edie to many. She supported her parents and their modest clothing store when they were ailing, helping out her family when she should have been going to university. She married Alex in 1944 and was the best of all possible wives, encouraging his mid-life achievement of a Ph.D. in philosophy and nobly caring for him in his last years. She and Alex settled in Sudbury, Woodstock, London and then Toronto. She became an enthusiastic and cherished leader in the Kinette Club, a volunteer teacher of English as a Second Language and a companion to many little children in the U of T daycare. After Alex's death, she focused on her grandchildren, her friends, travel, Later Life Learning and her bridge games. She was always much in demand as a bridge partner. As recently as October 12, 2012 she stood first at the competitive Toronto Bridge Club, her second home in recent years. Profound thanks to the wonderful cardiology department at Mt. Sinai Hospital, the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care and the C. C.A. C. Palliative Care Team. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (three lights west of Dufferin), for service on Friday, February 1st at 2:30 p.m. Interment Community Section at Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva at 350 Lonsdale Road, first floor reception room. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Mount Sinai Hospital Foundation, 416-586-8203.

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