- It was with great shock and sorrow that we heard of the sudden and
unexpected passing of Aryeh Haimovitz, son of Gaby and Freda and brother
to Ron and ..... , husband to Phyllis and father to
Rebecca and Michael. Aryeh was an active member
of Habonim during his childhood following in his father's footsteps who
was Bakoach of the movement in the late 1940s.
was an energetic member of the movement, always cheerful with a big
smile and became a madrich in his late teens. He was a keen sportsman in
is youth and I remember him being a good football player.
ZJC extends sincere
condolences to the family.
from Aryeh's company in Toronto
December 27th 2005, we lost a friend, leader, colleague and
mentor- Aryeh Haimovitz.
joined Borden and Elliot in 1997 after having worked a number of years
in the hardware industry with Digital equipment.
in Israel in 1955, and known as Rhodesia, Aryeh later returned to Israel
serve his required duty in the Israeli army, where he progressed to rank
of tank commander and later to air marshal. Following completion of his
military service Aryeh spent time on a kibbutz where he met the love if
his life and future wife, Phyllis. Together, they returned raised in
what was then to Canada, were married, and became the proud parents of
Rebecca and Michael.
may have Ben born in Israel but he was Canadian to the tip of his toes.
He could spend hours waxing on the merits of hockey, especially the
skill and talent both Rebecca and Michael showed in sports. He only
played hockey for a short while, but the puck he scored his one and only
goal with was proudly displayed in his house.
had his own sense of tact and diplomacy - he called it like he saw it
with staff, management and suppliers alike. The training he had received
as a tank commander was never far from the surface, but gig was always
fair and principled in his every dealing.
was loyal and inspired great loyalty Over time, he assembled a team of
dedicated staff who would go to any lengths to support him. He was
always there for his department, to listen to complaints, rejoice in
their victories and fight their battles. He went out of his way to make
sure his staff knew they were valued and part of a family and not just a
work team. Among the department's favorite memories are of when he would
sit, put his glees up on his forehead and sore to tell stories. They
knew they were in for a treat; these times were always accompanied by
much laughter and teasing.
led by example, nothing was menial to him. Often he could be found
unpacking monitor or printers, often shaming the rest of the department
eyes would light up when there was a new gadget he could test. He was
like a little kid at a birthday party. He could often be found playing
with Pocket PC's, blacks or Treo Smart Phones, new captors or other
hardware. Lawyer and colleagues would often go racing to his office when
they had acquired a new gadget or toy - but they seldom arrived before
he had already gotten to his hands one to try. He often offered personal
training to lawyers and colleagues on these gadgets because one of his
great pleasures was to show them what he an had learned. An active
cyclist, he completed the 160 km Ride for Karen last September with a
number of friends and colleagues. He also loved to canoe and recently
went on a canoe excursion to Tamagami with Phillis. Aryeh rode to and
network every day, winter and summer. When he didn't ride to work, he
grumbled about transit. He was always happiest when he was active.
will miss our friend area - he was an original in every -a of the word,
and he cannot be replaced.
Haimovitz was a TLOMA Member since 1998.