RIFKIN, Hilary Estelle

Hilary, who just celebrated her 94th birthday passed peacefully at Lakeridge Health in Oshawa on Tuesday, July 28, 2020.  Beloved wife of the late Denys Rifkin, devoted mother of John Rifkin (Katherine) of Oshawa and The Reverend Louise Sams (John) of Ajax, cherished grandmother of Stephen Rifkin, Michael (Ashley) Rifkin, Jonathan (Erin) Rifkin, Emily Sams (Michael Harris) and Marjorie Sams (Patrick McConnell). Loving great-grandmother of Graeme, Elinor, Alison, Sophia, Judah, Adelaide, Reuben and Josephine Rifkin.  Hilary is survived by sister Jillian Crawford, sister-in-law Helen Hanson, sister-in-law Margaret Rifkin, brother-in-law Don Griffiths and many cherished nieces and nephews. Predeceased siblings include the late Bert Hanson, Leslie Hanson, Marjorie Deaner, Brenda Griffiths and Tom Hanson.  Cremation arrangements entrusted to McINTOSH-ANDERSON-KELLAM FUNERAL HOME LTD., 152 King St. E., Oshawa (905-433-5558).  Donations in memory of Hilary to the Canadian Lung Association or Heart and Stroke Foundation would be gratefully appreciated.  

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  • Jul 30, 2020

    Gail Reid
    Louise, and family. So sorry for your loss. My condolences.
  • Jul 30, 2020

    Ruth Olley
    So sorry for the losses in your family. Thoughts and prayers are with all of you. 
  • Jul 30, 2020

    Anne Whattam
    Dear Louise and John: I am so very sorry to learn of the passing of your Mother, Louise and your stepmother, John! I do hope you are surrounded by the love of family and your many friends. May God be with you. Anne.
  • Jul 30, 2020

    Gary and Jane
    Dear John & Kathy and Louise & John, and family,
    Our sincere condolences for your loss.  
    We remember your Mother as an intelligent, spirited lady who valued education highly and cherished her family above all else. Mrs. Rifkin was always so kind to us and made a sincere effort to take an interest in us, our children and our lives.  
    We know she will be missed. 
    Gary and Jane 
  • Jul 31, 2020

    Michael and Pat Khashmanian
    Louise, John and Family
    Pat and I  were both saddened by the news of your mothers' passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Michael & Pat
  • Jul 31, 2020

    Rod Pentz
    Louise and John:  Thinking about you during this difficult time.  Trust there were many good memories.   Rod Pentz
  • Aug 6, 2020

    Jean & Angus Burnett
    Dear Louise, John & family
    So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother , mother in law and grandmother. Sending you our deepest sympathy. 
    May the wonderful memories of her that you have in your hearts help you through.
    God Bless 
    Jean & Angus
  • Aug 7, 2020

    Sending love to the family of Hilary. My sincere condolences to you. She was a lovely woman and she has left joy in the hearts of many. 

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