Mr. Speaker, Elana Waldman passed away last week after an eight-year battle with ovarian cancer in Toronto.
Elana was a wife, a mother, a daughter, a lawyer and a vibrant community leader. She chaired multiple community organizations, including aWEARness, a charity initiative for ovarian cancer research, One Family Fund, an organization that provides assistance to terror victims in Israel, as well as the 50th anniversary celebrations at her daughter Sydney’s elementary school. Elana regularly blogged for Chatelaine about living with cancer and the importance of living each day to the fullest, inspiring Canadians from coast to coast.
Elana leaves her husband Mark, her nine-year-old daughter Sydney, a close family and many friends across Canada. She received the Women of Action award in 2007 from the Israel Cancer Research Fund and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012.
May God console Elana, together with all mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.