KOHN, JOSEPH - It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Joseph Kohn, on Sunday, November 29, 2020, peacefully after a brief stay in hospital.
Born in Poland in 1928, Joseph was a courageous survivor of slave labour and Nazi concentration camps during World War II. Though most of his family was stolen from him at that time, he had the spirit, love and courage to create his life anew. He married the love of his life, Sulamit, on December 12, 1948 in London, England. They emigrated to Canada in 1949, first settling in Montreal, and then moving to Moncton in 1958. Joseph proudly owned and operated Moncton Draperies for many years.
After retirement, Joseph volunteered his time preparing boys and girls for their Bar and Bat Mitzvahs. Over the years, he participated as a Board member of the Synagogue, and often led the community in prayer during regular and High Holiday services. He was well known in the community as a kind, charitable and generous man. While his children were growing up, he volunteered his time with the Moncton Figure Skating Club and served as Show Chairman and President.
Joseph enjoyed keeping up with and discussing politics and current events. He and Sulamit shared a love of classical music and opera. Sulamit passed away in 2013.
Joseph will be sadly missed by his daughter Caroline, of Grande-Digue; his son Harold and daughter-in-law Nancy, of Ontario; his devoted care-giver, Josephine Cabilin and her family; and his nieces Sylvia Aisenstadt Ovadia of New York, and Sylvia Kohn, of British Columbia.
Funeral services will be held at Tiferes Israel Synagogue, 56 Steadman St., Moncton, on Monday, November 30, 2020 at 1:00 PM. Social distancing and masks are required. Interment will be at Tiferes Israel Cemetery in Dieppe. Fergusons Funeral Home, 1657 Mountain Road, Moncton (858-1995) is in charge of funeral arrangements. Online condolences for the family can be shared at