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Montrealers Pay Tribute to Beautys Founder Hymie Sckolnick

He died on Monday

Hymie Sckolnick (left) at Beautys in 2013
Randall Brodeur

Hymie Sckolnick, founder of iconic Mile End diner Beautys Luncheonette, died peacefully in his home on Monday — and tributes to the figurehead of the 75 year old eatery have rolled in.

A huge range of people — from one-time visitors to the city to longtime regulars who had been visiting Beautys for decades — have offered up kind words about Sckolnick, and memories of their visits to the diner.

Sckolnick, who was 96 when he died, remained present at Beautys right up to his death, gently managing the (often lengthy) line-ups, greeting regulars and tourists alike, and generally acting as a genial presence. His hospitality clearly had a lasting impact on visitors to Beautys — it’s for that reason so many heartwarming thoughts and memories are being offered up.

Sckolnick’s funeral is taking place today (November 29) at Paperman & Sons, with the shiva from today until Monday, December 4.

The eulogies aren’t just happening at the funeral, though: here’s a sampling of some of the kindest, most evocative, and most notable tributes.

Hymie was ‘magic’ sitting on his front stool - the best greeter in the business.....I had the privilege of having my photo on the wall above him....looking down on him......now he is in Heaven , looking down on us.

Thank you everyone for your beautiful messages. We will work hard to continue the family tradition and make Hymie proud. "You are always welcome!"

Posted by Beautys Luncheonette on Monday, November 27, 2017

Thank you everyone for your beautiful messages. We will work hard to continue the family tradition and make Hymie proud. "You are always welcome!"

Posted by Beautys Luncheonette on Monday, November 27, 2017

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