Sol Litman has decided to hang up his carpenter’s tool belt for good. He was the beloved father of Deborah (Steve), Judi (the late Luciano), Geoffrey (Luisa) and Cynthia, brother of Joe (Mona), and Abe (Edith), grandfather of Matthew, Michael, Joseph and Kymberly, step-father of Gordie, step-grandfather of Melissa and Brendan, husband and dear friend of former wife, Sylvia, brother-in-law of Herby (June), Helen (the late Jack), and Leah (the late Henry), devoted friend of Elizabeth, lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews, cousins and many close and devoted friends. Predeceased by his parents, Max and Rose, second wife, Irene, sister, Anne, step-daughter, Aggie, and friend, Marcia.
We will miss his dry sense of humour, quick wit and wisdom. He is a role model for many; a kind, honest, reliable, and humble person. Sol was a gregarious person who was always willing to do for others. He was well-known for his craftsmanship in making cabinets and furniture, unique jewellery boxes, musical instruments and wooden clocks, but he truly excelled at making friends. He was also a mosaic artist, champion bowler, and an expert pancake and latke maker. He was charming, a flirt and a supreme kibbitzer.
He served Canada with pride as part of the Canadian Armed Forces in Britain and Italy during World War II. He was wounded in Italy and received several medals.
Sol moved on peacefully while he slept on June 10, 2019. He would have been 97 this coming November. According to Sol’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life is planned for Friday, June 28, from 1-4pm at Peel Art Gallery, Museum & Archives (PAMA), located at 9 Wellington Street East, Brampton, ON.
“You always made us laugh.” To paraphrase Winnie the Pooh, “How lucky we were to have had someone who makes saying good-bye so hard.” Sol, we will miss you so!
In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated