George Brady (1928-2019)

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of George Brady on January 11, 2019. The Canadian of Czech origin was a Holocaust survivor whose childhood was recounted in the book Hana’s Suitcase. The award winning book follows George and his sister Hana’s journey from their Czech home to Terezin and finally to Auschwitz. The only surviving member of his family, George moved to Canada in 1951 and became a successful businessman and beloved father and husband. George was a member of the Order of Ontario, and received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal, keys to Prague and Nove Mesto (his home town), the highest German civilian Order of Merit: the ‘Verdienstkreuz am Bande’, the Masaryk Society award, the Czech House of Commons award, Post Bellum award, honour from Palace University, and various other honours.

Our condolences go out to George’s family and friends. A memorial will be held at Benjamin’s Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West  for service on Wednesday January 16, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. Shiva to be observed privately. In George’s honour, and to continue the important cause he believed in – please consider a donation to the Tokyo Holocaust Education Centre in lieu of flowers.

Read the full Globe and Mail obituary here.