Richard Abraham HURWITZ

6 June , 193511 October , 2018

With great sadness we announce the passing of Richard peacefully in White Rock, BC from Multiple Myeloma having been diagnosed in May 2015. Son of the late Esther and Joseph. Brother of Anita and the late Jack (their children: David and Andrea, Susan, Joanne and Howard and Mark and Ryan). Brother of the late Helen (her children Jonathan and the late Penny). Brother of Alfred (his children: Anne, Paul, David and the late John). Brother of Betty and Louis (her children: Susan, Debbie and Carl and Michael). Beloved children with his first marriage to Helen (Ivan, Celia and Jeremy and ex-daughter-in-law Aya and grandchildren: Anton, Julius and Nicola). Beloved husband of Yvonne for 33 years. Beloved step-daughter Heather and Ivan and grandson Kai. Dear relatives and friends in Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, Australia and Japan. We wish to offer our sincere thank you to the entire medical team at the Fraser Valley Canadian Cancer Agency for their kindness, helpfulness and professionalism no matter how busy they were.

A private service will be held at Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre, 14831 28th Ave., Surrey, British Columbia. V4P 1P3. Phone 604-536-6522.


  • Memorial Service Sunday, 28 October , 2018

Richard Abraham HURWITZ

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Cubby and Faila Masrcus

22 October 2018

Yvonne, and all of the Hurwitz family,

Faila and I will sorely miss the vibrant phone calls from Vancouver and the lively discussions that always ensued. Richard was ever quick to share his newest enthusiasm with us. In a world of far too many dull people, all of you in the Hurwitz family enjoyed so many years of basking in the heat of a fireball. A significant part of my own past - our history as Montrealers who graduated from Steinberg's to achieve something in the ad business - has been closed. Our condolences.
Faila and Cubby