In memory of

Murray Paul Halpern

April 20, 1937 -  February 23, 2020

Murray Paul Halpern passed away on Sunday, February 23rd, 2020 at the age of 82 after a long hard-fought battle with cancer.

Originally from Kitchener, Paul moved to Toronto in pursuit of a degree in Architecture at the University of Toronto. He worked at several firms before really finding his passion for teaching in the classrooms of Humber College and Ryerson University. He was forever challenging himself as an educator and an architect and had an impact on all those he worked with and taught.

Paul will be forever remembered by his wife Chris, and his children Samantha (Eric) and Rachel (Chris). Paul will also live in the memories and stories of his grandchildren Ryland, Caden and Henry. He is survived by his brother Frank (Carolan) and predeceased by his brother Harry.


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Frances, Alan and Sarah Flint (Friends)

Entered February 25, 2020 from Toronto

Paul we will miss you. We enjoyed your creativity, humour, discussions, love of good food (especially coconut cream pie), movies and jokes. Above all we treasured your love of family, the pride in your professional accomplishments and the countless ways you reached out and touched our hearts. We will remember you with deep affection.
Frances, Alan and Sarah Flint

Lesley Corrin (Friend)

Entered February 26, 2020 from Toronto

I am so sorry for your loss

Kathleen Crook and Jim Penturn (Friends)

Entered February 26, 2020

We first met Paul and Chris in 1984 when we were taking the Jewish Information course together. We became friends then and have remained friends since.
We and our girls have many happy memories of celebrating the holidays together, of the Halpern girls taking charge of ours, of years and years of bringing the fruit platter and extra chairs, of children growing up, getting married and having their own children.
Paul was a very special, intelligent, genial, inquisitive, provocative and loyal friend.
We will all miss him dearly.
Our deepest sympathy to Chris, Samantha, Rachel and their families on this sad loss.

Risa Prenick 

Entered February 27, 2020 from Toronto


Matthew and I were saddened to learn of Paul's passing. He was a remarkable man and the memories we have spending time with you both at Kathleen and Jim's holiday celebrations will remain with us forever.

Risa Prenick and Matthew Bernstein

Ruth Zaryski Jackson (Friend)

Entered March 2, 2020 from Mount Albert

I was very sad to hear of Paul's passing after a long battle with cancer. I'm a close friend of Marilyn and Paul Shepherd and have know him since about 1962. Our paths have crossed many times during the subsequent years at celebrations and training groups. He was one of a kind and won't soon be forgotten. My deepest condolences to Chris and all the family.
Ruth Zaryski Jackson and David Jackson


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