Westmount Memorial Celebration Centre

1001 Ottawa Street South, Kitchener, ON


Saul Herzog

November 18, 1933February 12, 2020

Died on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at the age of 86. Beloved husband to Joan (Robinson). Loving father to Stephen, Micah and the late Naomi (2011). Grandfather to Naomi's children, Hannah and Liam Scanlon. Predeceased by his brother Milton (1962). Saul grew up in St. Catharines, Ontario. He was an architect and later a Professor of Design at The School of Planning (previously the School of Urban and Regional Planning) at the University of Waterloo until his retirement. A graveside service will be held at Parkview Cemetery (335 University Ave. E. Waterloo) on Tuesday, February 18 at 1:00 pm. A celebration of Saul’s life will be held at Temple Shalom, (543 Beechwood Dr, Waterloo) on Sunday, March 15 at 2:00 pm. Donations - A scholarship will be established at the University of Waterloo School of Planning, donations may also be made to the Grand River Jazz Society. To leave an online message of condolence, please visit www.westmountfuneralchapel.com.


15 March

Celebration of Life

2:00 pm

Temple Shalom

543 Beechwood Drive
Waterloo, ON N2T 2S8


  • Graveside Service Tuesday, February 18, 2020


Saul Herzog

have a memory or condolence to add?

Gillian Mason

February 21, 2020

There is one Prof that I had when I was at Waterloo in the late 70's and early 80's with great affection and clarity, and that is Saul. I learned from Saul a different way of seeing, of seeing of seeing beauty in the world. And I also learned pacing and generosity: as I would, on occasion, accompany his slow walk down the hallway to his office, seeking his guidance and advice, I will never forget his kindness and patience in responding. And he had a wonderful sense of humour that left an inedible impression on me. I was delighted to run into him at the AGO a few years ago and discover that my memory had not been inaccurate: he was every bit as amusing and warm 35 years later.

Rong Li and Liyun Wang

February 20, 2020

Dear Joan, Stephen, and Micah,

We are deeply saddened to hear that Saul is no longer with us. Our hearts are with you in this time of sorrow, and may our prayers serve as comfort to you.

We were greatly honored and very lucky to know Saul. He was always such a kind and wonderful person, and knowing him is such a blessing in our lives. Saul always made new immigrants like us feel at home in Canada. He kindly invited us to celebrate many holidays together, including Canadian holidays, Jewish holidays, and Chinese holidays. Saul is extremely intelligent, knowledgeable and nice, and he was a great mentor for Rong. Saul was also very kind to Alice, Anna, and Yaoxin (Liyun’s mother). We greatly cherish the nice memories of Saul in the past many years since early 2000s. We are really grateful for his natural kindness and great help. Saul will always be remembered in our entire lives.

Rong, Liyun, Alice, and Anna

Susan Easterbrook

February 20, 2020

Saul took the best of life.

Peter Houston

February 19, 2020

Joan I just wanted to express my condolences to you Stephen and Micah. I haven't seen you for awhile and I don't think I have seen Stephen since our WCI days.
Wishing you the very best, Peter

Paul Dilse

February 18, 2020

Saul Herzog was my favourite professor when I attended the School of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Waterloo. He supervised my reading courses in heritage planning (when an undergraduate degree in heritage planning was unavailable in Canada) as well as my final-year undergraduate paper. His academic guidance and personal encouragement enabled me to pursue a 40-year career in heritage planning.

Lorne Shelson

February 18, 2020

Dear Joan, Stephen & Micah. We were so sad to learn of Saul's passing. Cousin Saul was a treasured part of our extended family. Saul was never one to miss a simcha and was always present to support us during difficult times. His warmth, quiet sense of humour and tenacity will remain with us always. May you be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem. Sending much love your way,

Annette Waxberg, Lorne Shelson, Sarah & Livia Shelson

Doug Wicken

February 18, 2020

Dear Joan:
My condolences to you and your family. I have many wonderful memories of working with Saul at UW in the 1970s, and more recently, sharing the ambience at The Jazz Room. He will be missed.
Doug Wicken

Rob Herzog

February 18, 2020

Joan, so sorry for your loss. Saul was the nicest and friendliest person and I always remember what a great couple you both were. You and Saul attended a lot of St. Catharines events - probably more than I did. We love him dearly and will miss him. Love Rob, Gisela, Ian, Daniel and Jaime Herzog

Jolie McMillian

February 18, 2020

Sending thoughts and prayers to the Herzog family. Saul lived a wonderful and full life, and no doubt made a lasting impression on so many.

Cathy Sandiford

February 18, 2020

The passing of Saul has inspired much reaching out across the Waterloo School of Urban and Regional Planning community. A significant anniversary brought our undergrad class together last summer, with much gratitude for the school and professors that were such an important part of our foundation. Saul was one of those – a wonderful prof who brought students in and along the learning journey with kindness and caring, and a good measure of humour. So many fond memories of Saul have been shared amongst us these past days – his attention to sights on the landscape, barns and the silhouettes of hydro towers, his penchant for spelling, and my personal favorite, his letting loose with a wicked rendition of “Torn Between Two Lovers” as he observed the downside of the constant music from the Envrironmental Studies coffee shop just a few steps away from his office. Our class cohort as well as the Ottawa alumni community to which I remain connected are thinking of Saul and his extended family and community at this time. We are inspired by the positive, generous spirit so evident in the lovely photo of him – that smile and his hat of flowers. Without question we can say that our recollections of Saul bring to the fore so many fond memories – he was and remains a blessing in our lives. May his memory be a blessing to you all.

Cathy Sandiford, SURP alumnist (Ottawa)