Toba Shuster

Toba Shuster


Toba Shuster, passed away in Ottawa, on Thursday, December 24, 2015, at the age 102. Predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Nathan, a long-time City Councillor of Côte Saint-Luc.

Toba was mother and mother-in- law of Sol Shuster and Shayna Shuster (née Hubscher), Schoel Shuster and Lynda Perry. She was a grandmother and great-grandmother. Predeceased by her brothers, Seymour, Max, Howard, and Allan Fargeon. Uncle Nat and Auntie Toba owned and ran Camp Ma-Ka-Bee at Trout Lake, Quebec for 29 years. Toba later worked for The Suburban newspaper, retiring at the age of 84.

Active in the Sisterhood of Adath Israel and Beth Zion synagogues, a creative fundraiser and knitter, and a wise counselor.

Contributions in Toba’s memory may be made to the Hillel Lodge Foundation, Ottawa, (613) 728-3990. – See more at:

Toba was a real fine lady. She was very committed to enhancing the quality of life for her Cote Saint-Luc community. Toba was a campaign supporter and encouraged me to follow in her husband’s footsteps as councillor for District 6.

As Acting Mayor of the City of Cote Saint-Luc I extend condolences to the family on behalf of all residents. May the family be comforted in the thought that others care and share wonderful memories of Toba.