About Jonathan Grossman
Jonathan Grossman was a Toronto-based Internet Application
Design Specialist, providing analysis, vision, project management
and development services to Internet website initiatives.
Jonathan began using the Internet long before the commercialization of "the
web" in 1995, parlaying that knowledge into a year-long series
of lectures and speaking engagements across Canada to promote
strategic Internet awareness.
In 1996 Jonathan began providing consulting services to early
adopter businesses, government and not-for-profit organizations,
helping them to identify and plan their online objectives.
In 1998, Jonathan incorporated as TheOffice.com Inc., returning
to application design and focusing himself and his company
on the development of a new breed of integrated technologies
for enabling cost-effective web initiatives.
Jonathan married his sweetheart, Julie, and they had two
wonderful children, Jessica and Jason, now teenagers.
and family at Seder event 2009
Recently, Jonathan was diagnosed with a very rare bone marrow
disorder called "Myelofibrosis" and his only hope
for survival was a bone marrow transplant.
Jonathan's bone marrow transplant took place at 11am, Wednesday
July 29th, 2009.
On Day +28, Jonathan's family was supposed to see if the
bone marrow was working. The family was told that despite
their efforts, things could not go on.
In his 47th year, after a valiant and courageous battle with
myelofibrosis, Jonathan passed away peacefully on Sunday August
Jonathan leaves behind the loves of his life - the 3 J's
- Julie, Jessica and Jason and survived by his loving parents,
Dr. Harold Grossman, Faigy Nightingale Grossman and his father-in-law
Jonathan will remain in the hearts of his many family, friends
After a successful bone marrow donor drive, the family wishes
to acknowledge all who participated, Gift of Life (Florida)
and to especially thank his anonymous donor who gave him a
The family would also like to thank Drs. Loach and Lipton
and their patient-care focused medical team for their compassionate
support during this time.
If you would like to leave a message for the Grossman family,
please visit his daughter Jessica's blog at: www.jonathanatthehospital.blogspot.com
Memorial donations may be made to the Princess Margaret
Hospital Foundation - Bone Marrow Transplant Unit 416-946-6560,
www.pmhf.ca or the Crohn's
and Colitis Foundation of Canada (416) 920-5035, www.ccfc.ca.
With heartfelt thanks for your support,
The Grossman Family