Edith Jacobson Low-Beer, 1916 - 2009

Edith passed away peacefully at the Hotel-Dieu Hospital in Montreal, on October 28, 2009, after a short battle with cancer. Beloved widow of John Low-Beer, daughter of May Silver Jacobson and Percy Nathaniel Jacobson, predeceased by her son, Peter Alfred, she will be fondly remembered by her daughters, Susan and Jane, her grandchildren, Luke (Shani), Leif, Nathaniel and Jules, as well as her great-grandson, Jasper, her son-in-law, William Parsons, her sister, Janet Jacobson Smith, and her niece and nephew, Joann and Peter Kwass. Edith passed away peacefully at the Hotel-Dieu Hospital in Montreal, on October 28, 2009, after a short battle with cancer. Beloved widow of John Low-Beer, daughter of May Silver Jacobson and Percy Nathaniel Jacobson, predeceased by her son, Peter Alfred, she will be fondly remembered by her daughters, Susan and Jane, her grandchildren, Luke (Shani), Leif, Nathaniel and Jules, as well as her great-grandson, Jasper, her son-in-law, William Parsons, her sister, Janet Jacobson Smith, and her niece and nephew, Joann and Peter Kwass.

Edith received many honours in her lifetime, including the Order of Canada in 1996, Officer of the National Order of Quebec in 2007, an honoris causa doctorate from the Université de Montréal in 2009, the Merit Prize from the Institute for Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction in 2002, and an honorary membership to both the McGill University Department of Psychiatry and the Faculty of Medicine of the Université de Montréal.

The family wishes to warmly thank Dr. Michel Chretien, as well as the caring staff and doctors of the CHUM, Le Royer Pavilion, particularly Dr. Pierre Mayer and Dr. Alphonse Jeanneret. In lieu of flowers, donations to either AMI-Quebec, 5253 Decarie Blvd., Suite 200, Montreal, QC H3W 3C3, or L'Abri en Ville, 2100 Marlowe, Suite 650, Montreal, QC H4A 3L5, would be appreciated by the family. A memorial ceremony will be held at a later date to be announced.