Bernard Bloomfield Dead at 80

Funeral services were held here Sunday for Bernard Bloomfield, a prominent Jewish leader, who died last Thursday, at the age of 80.

Bloomfield was the president and director of the Canadian Manufacturers Sales Company, Inc. and the Israel Continental Oil Company. Apart from his business activities, Bloomfield had a distinguished career in a large variety of Jewish, humanitarian and philanthropic activities. He played a major role in the growth and development of Canadian Jewry.

Bloomfield’s multifarious communal activities encompassed active involvement with a large number of universities in Canada and Israel.

He served Canadian Jewry in many different capacities. He was president of the Jewish National Fund of Canada; founder and past national treasurer of the Canada-Israel Chamber of Commerce; member of the executive of the United Israel Appeal; Life Governor of the Jewish Peoples’ Schools in Montreal; and member of the State of Israel Bond Organization’s President’s Club.

Bloomfield, a graduate of McGill University, was also involved in support of Jewish education. He was the national president of the Canadian Technion Society and was the driving force behind the establishment of Amal Trade Schools in Israel.

He received numerous honorary degrees and citations from Jewish and non-Jewish groups.He was honored by Queen Elizabeth II with the Order of the Knight of Justice.

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