Maître Michael Jacob Citrome Obituary, Death – Maître Michael Jacob CITROME, highly regarded Canadian Tax Lawyer with international tax law experience in the Gulf Cooperation Council States, advocate for just and equitable solutions, proud native of Montreal and distinguished graduate of the Faculté de droit, Université de Montréal passed away suddenly on Saturday, March 26, 2022, at the age of forty-one.
Beloved husband of Maître Angely M. Q. Pacis; loving ‘Papa-Bear’ of Llarena Zipporah “Zippy”; deeply loved son of Brina Black (Bernard Fiederer) and treasured brother of Melanie Citrome (Ricardo Casagrande). Cherished grandson of the late Sidney and the late Tillie Black.
Michael had over a decade of international experience on tax law, working at prestigious law firms in Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Michael was a quintessential polymath, possessing an erudite knowledge of the law, and having varied pop-cultural interests from Japanese and Hip-Hop toy art and literature, to being a collector of rare and difficult to find Reggae, Soul R&B Funk, Jazz and Soul Jazz, Rock Surf Garage and African Latin and Space Age music.
Prior to becoming a lawyer, Michael was a journalist at the young age of seventeen, writing for the old Montreal Mirror and being published as a Finance writer for youth in news syndicates across the country. Michael’s life pursuits in addition to his professional and personal interests demonstrated his unflinching dedication to his family, to community values and to making change by supporting the life work of his wife in her pursuit for reform legislation in electoral politics.
As a friend and colleague, Michael is loved and appreciated for his integrity, topflight professionalism, and his penchant to bring diverse talent together to work as a team. He will be sorely missed, and his absence felt by all people who his life and work impacted.
Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Thursday, March 31 at 2:00 p.m. Burial at the Hebrew Protective Section, Kehal Israel Cemetery, D.D.O. Shiva strictly private. Donations in Michael’s memory may be made to Llarena Zipporah Citrome Pacis for her education fund as she was Michael’s sole, primary priority.
The Citrome Pacis family will be arranging for donations to MADA Community Centre (514-342-4969), as Michael’s dedication to the Rebbi’s teachings were expressed in his concern for those living in poverty and persons who are abandoned or forgotten by their families.