David Isaac Kieselhof
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Mr. David Issac Kieselhof. Isaac, aged 84 years young, passed away in the early morning hours of Thursday March 4th, 2021. A late-stage Cancer diagnosis left him in highly undeserved pain in his last weeks of life. We were happy to, at the very least, be able to be by his side to witness his strength and unwavering kindness, and to help comfort and ease the days as best we could.
Isaac was an incredibly kind, smart, and thoughtful gentleman. He immigrated to Edmonton in 1977 with his wife Maria. They both worked hard to build a beautiful new life in Canada. Isaac was an Architect, and he loved his family and the city of Edmonton dearly. Isaac helped to shape the city and surrounding towns as we know them today--- Though he is no longer with us, his architectural work lives on, and can be seen in dozens of completed projects across Alberta.
Isaac is survived by his lovely life partner Maria, who is the mother of his two children; David & Esther. He is further survived by his brothers Alex & Mikhail, and his sister Elza, along with many other beloved members of the Kiselgof & Ostrovskiy families.
Isaac will be greatly missed. We hope he is well-remembered by the many people whose lives he touched, both on a professional and on a personal level. Isaac will live on in our hearts eternally, and our many wonderful memories of him will bring smiles to our faces for years to come.
Rest easy Isaac. We love you always.
Dearest Esther, Maria and David,
Your father may have passed on, but his love and legacy will live forever. He had a positive influence on the lives of his family, friends, and his community. He is with the angels now watching over all of you and will be in our hearts and prayers forever Please accept my sincere condolences.
Sending all my love to Isaac’s family Maria, Esther, and David. I didn’t know Isaac personally, but this obituary and his family’s love for him make it clear what a special person Isaac was.
Even though I was never fortunate enough to meet Esther’s father, I remember her telling me about how gentle, kind and compassionate he was. I see all of those traits in Esther as well. I know he will be greatly missed by his family and community. Sending my deepest condolences and love to you Esther, your Mother and Brother and the rest of your family.
My deepest condolences to the bereaved family members. May god rest Mr. Kieselhof’s soul in peace.
I am deeply saddened by the loss that you and your family have encountered. My deepest sympathies go out to you and I extend my deepest sympathies tyour family.
Please accept my deepest condolences during this time.
He was a legendary man who helped me create my first memories of Leningrad and die cast construction machinery models.
May he Rest In Peace.
My Dearest Family,
I am so saddened by uncle Isaac’s passing. Our family is now one Kieselhof smaller and the world is worse off for it. Regrettably I never got the chance to know him as well as I would’ve liked. And yet despite the distance between our two households, the few precious moments of time spent together revealed a familiarity that I’d known all my life. Seeing uncle Isaac through those thick rimmed glasses of his, the same ones that my grandfather, his brother wore as long as I’ve known him melted away the years and latitudes. This was indeed the kind of knowing that comes parceled with blood and family – his mannerisms, his phrasing, his gripes, his joy, and his kind heart are borne and bound with his brother, my grandfather Mikhail. I became acquainted with uncle Isaac almost entirely through the stories that my grandfather told me throughout my years – tales of childhood mischief, perseverance, hardship, and brotherly love. Uncle Isaac was the older brother of the family and gave most all of himself for the welfare of his siblings – through war and famine, strife and starting anew in a foreign land, his was an unwavering commitment to his siblings, and later to his children and family – that’s the uncle that I got to know.
Ours is a diasporic lot, scattered to the four winds, clinging to whatever clump of dirt we can call home. It’s no small tragedy when there is now one fewer of us to carry the torch. He will be missed but never forgotten. I look forward to adding to my treasure trove of stores with those told by Esther and David.
My dear friend Esther, Mrs. Kieselhof, and David,
I am deeply saddened by the passing of such a gentle man.
My childhood memories are full of his loving interactions with his family and his kindness towards me, within the walls of the beautiful, unique home that he designed. His warm smile, kind eyes, and soft chuckles still ring clear in my mind. He will truly be missed and never forgotten.
On behalf of the Barnett and Lake families, please accept my deepest condolences during this time.
Dear Esther, Maria and David
It is with such sadness that we extend our condolences to you and your extended family during this difficult time. I reflect on the many missed opportunities to get to know your amazing Papa, when I would wait outside instead of coming in when picking you up for our countless adventures, over 25 years of Friendship with you Esther. However I will Forever be grateful for the one occasion when I did bound up your front stairs to be greeted by your Papa at the door. I was so honoured to finally meet him and was mesmerized by the bright sparkle of his eyes, the strong and protective aura that he transmitted, yet so Kind in his approach and communication. There is no doubt how much he Loved you all and his incredible legacy will continue within you and carry you ahead. He now Protects and watches over each of you from an even higher perch and you will feel his presence just as he felt yours during his time of need. We all surround and lift you during this most difficult moment and send you our love, prayers, and thoughts.