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This memorial website was created to remember our dearest Beatrice Millman Bazar who was born in Canada on October 14, 1914 and passed away on September 28, 2009 at the age of 94. You will live forever in our memories and hearts.

Beatrice Millman Bazar (1914-2009) passed away peacefully on September 28, 2009, just shy of her 95th birthday.  Married to Bernard Bazar for over 63 years, she is survived by her 2 loving sons, Leonard in DC and Ronald in BC, 6 grandchildren and 8 great grand children.  Her incredible smile, wit and kindness, her unconditional love to all who passed her way, and her delight in friends and family will be forever missed.

As Beatrice said in her final days, she had a long and wonderful life.  She was Westmount tennis champion in 1931, in 1935 she opened the first pre-kindergarten school (Montessori) recognized by the Quebec government and was a Sunday school teacher at Shaar Hashomayim Synogogue.  She co-founded the Dominion Gallery of Fine Art with her mother, and was a founding member of the Youth Division of Canadian Jewish Congress.  Beatrice spent many years working with Bernie in his Rex Pharmacy on Greene Avenue while pursuing her organizational initiatives.

Friend and colleague of Pierre Trudeau and Jean Pelletier, Beatrice worked behind the scenes to bridge gaps and link key people over many decades.  During her years of community service, Beatrice served actively on numerous advisory councils. In later years she was a Citizenship Judge and a District Returning Officer.  Beatrice founded many NGOs and held Senior Office on many boards.

Awards and Honors:
1991   Order of Canada
1978   The Queen's Silver Jubilee Medal
1973   Scroll of the Declaration of Human Rights of New Brunswick
1972   United Nations Medal
1967   Government of Canada Medal for "Distinguished Service to the Nation"

President, United Nations Association in Canada
Director, Canadian Human Rights Foundation.
President, Canadian Association for the Club of Rome.
Chairman, Canadian Committee for a Community of Democracies.
Convenor, Canadian Friends for Human Rights and Democratic Development.
President du comite pour l'Annee internationale de la paix, l'Association pour les Nation Unies
Vice-presidente, Conseil quebecois de l'environnement
Vice-president, International Committee for a Community of Democracies
Chairman, Foundation for International Training in Third World Countries
President, Canadian Institute for International Affairs

Memorial Service was held on Sunday, October 4th at 11:00AM at Mount Royal Commemorative Services, 1297 Chemin de la Foret, (off of Mt Royal Ave in Outrement, Montreal, Quebec).

Special thanks to Donna Hutchinson for her devoted care during the past year.

Beatrice was a lifelong friend of Israel and planted hundreds of trees there for family and friends over the years.
Please plant a tree in Israel - the Holy Land - in her name in lieu of flowers.

The Bazars
PO Box 73
Mansons Landing, BC
V0P 1K0

All of us thank you for your warm comments, condolences and wonderful stories of our dear Mum, Grandmother and Great Grandmother.

Please do add any stories you have about her and come back often to read updates as we have a lot of material to add that we have not yet posted, including soon the video of her Memorial.

You can also click on the small right icon beneath her name to receive notices of updates.

All our love,

Len and Nancy
Aaron and Nicky
Ginger and Juan
Namchi and Iain
Kaima and Luk
Elinor and Thomas
and all of Beatrice's great grandchildren
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