CARL ORBACH QC, LLB, BA Mayor of Cabbagetown and Master of Halloween. Passed away on Wednesday, November 18, 2009 after a brief battle with cancer, in his 80th year. Carl Orbach, beloved husband of Lila. Father of Wendy (Frank Miller), and Michael Ruvin. Grandfather of Harry Orbach Miller…. Brother of the late Morley Orbach, brother-in-law of Motty Eisenberg, Annabelle King, and Helene Eisenberg, Edith Orbach, and the late Sondra and Louis Horowitz, Moishe Eisenberg. Favourite uncle to many nieces and nephews around the world. Carl always loved a party and enjoyed his neighbours and countless friends. A hallmark of Cabbagetown as he served the community for 52 years through his legal practice and his involvement in the Cabbagetown Youth Club and the local BIA. He was most proud of his work as a lawyer, including his victory at the Supreme Court of Canada. An ardent golfer, he leaves him many friends at The National Golf Club, where a short story was always a long story with Carl! Although the last two years of his life will be remembered by his ongoing ankle problems and illness, his preceding 78 years were filled with joy, success and travelling around the world. The funeral will be held at Benjamin’s Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West, (three lights west of Dufferin), on Friday, November 20th at 11:30 a.m. Interment, Bathurst Lawn Memorial Park, Hashatner Klaus section. Shiva will be held at 555 Briar Hill Avenue, afternoons from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. with evening services at 7:00 p.m. Donations may be made to the Carl Orbach Memorial Fund, c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, M6A 2C3, 416-7800324 or at www.benjamins.ca. Thanks to his fantastic doctors, nurses and staff at St. Michael’s Hospital (Dr. Daniels) and Princess Margaret Hospital (Dr. Mak), and Dr. Lawee and Dr. Bekier.
Carl Orbach joins Geoge Smitherman, Deputy Premier, in cutting the Ceremonial Cabbage at the Cabbagetown Festival last September.