In Celebration of
Erwin (Srole) Harris Goldberg, M.D
October 8, 1935 -
April 19, 2020
It is with profound sadness and loss that we announce the passing of Erwin (Srole) Goldberg at CHSLD Jewish Eldercare on April 19, 2020. Erwin was born October 8, 1935 in Saint-John, New Brunswick second son of Isaac and Bessie (Magonet) Goldberg. Predeceased by his brother and sister-in-law Hymie and Rosalyn (Hirsch) Goldberg. He is survived by George Schwalbe his beloved husband and best friend for the last 49 years. He also leaves to mourn his sister Esther (Leonard Meiselman); nephews and nieces: Lyle (Della Morrison); Lisa Goldberg; Rinah Goldberg; Stephanie (Ellis) Kriesberg; Larry Meiselman; Leslie Meiselman(Paul Giguere); great uncle to Sarah Goldberg, Lea and Talia Kriesberg; Max and Sam Meiselman and Ezra Giguere.
A graduate of Saint-John High School, Erwin Went on to study medicine at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He graduated in 1960 and did his internship and residencies in Halifax, Montreal and Seattle, Washington. In 1963 he started in private practice in Montreal, and for the next 47 years, became the family physician to an ever growing number of patients that he so lovingly cared for. On the front line of the HIV/AIDS Crises from the 1980s and onward, he was involved with numerous clinical trials and worked tirelessly to ensure that his patients received the best possible care with all the latest medications available, and advocating for them with the pharmaceuticals and government agencies. Erwin never sought the spotlight, but quietly showed his concern for the welfare of those afflicted with HIV/AIDS not only with his medical expertise but also with his community service. He devoted a great deal of his time and energy to such organizations as Coup de Coeur, Chez ma cousine, Comité SIDA AIDE Montreal, the AIDS hospice, Maison du Parc, and the Saint John Jewish Historical Museum.
Erwin had a wonderful wry sense of humor, an infectious smile, and a heart of gold. We were all incredibly privileged to have known him and to have had him in our lives.
The family would like to thank the staff of Kastner 3 at the Jewish Eldercare Center for the kind and compassionate care Erwin received from them over the last two years.
Cremation has taken place, and as per Erwin’s wishes there shall be no funeral. Family and friends will gather to remember him at a future date.
Donations in Erwin’s memory may be made to Alzheimer Groupe Inc (A.G.I), 5555 Westminster North, Suite 304, Montreal, QC H4W 2J2 T: 514-485-7233