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Shawn Leibovitch - 1970-2015

Old Sedberghians will be saddened to hear of the death of Shawn Leibovitch, '87 on Thursday, April 23rd, 2015. This news has only reached me today as I have been away. The funeral was last Sunday, April 26th.

The following obituary was published in the Montreal Gazette on April 24th.


It is with infinite sadness that Shawn's family announces his passing after a brief battle, bravely fought, on Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 with his devoted and loving wife Kimberley Bonder by his side.

Incredible and fun-loving father of Russell and Avery, who he loved so much. Adored brother of Andrea Leibovitch. Son of the late Ralph and the late Nancy Leibovitch. Cherished son-in-law of Karole Raizer and Herb Bonder. Dear brother-in-law of Melanie Bonder and Kevin Pledge, Samantha Bonder and Ricky Wagen. Amazing uncle of Jonah Bonder, Cole and Brett Wagen. He will be sorely missed and forever remembered by his many incredibly supportive friends who rallied around him throughout this difficult time.

Shawn was larger than life, with his presence, personality and sense of humour. Special thanks to Drs. David Melnychuck, Peter Kavan and Ricky Payne, the nurses and staff of the Jewish General Hospital.

Funeral services from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W. on Sunday, April 26th at 11:30am. Shiva at his home. Contributions in his memory can be made to the "Shawn Leibovitch Memorial Fund" c/o Pancreatic Cancer Canada (888)726-2269, or to Hope and Cope c/o the Jewish General Hospital Foundation (514) 340-8251 There is a void in our world now that cannot be filled; we will all miss him dearly."

All Sedberghians, and especially those who knew Shawn, send our heartfelt sympathies to his wife, Kimberley, and to all his family.