On April 22, 2015 Lois Lilienstein passed away and for some of us, a piece of our childhood died with her. Lois Lilienstein was co-founder and member of “Sharon, Lois and Bram”, a trio well-known in the late 80s and early 90s for their popular children’s songs. Lois was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1936 but moved to Toronto, Canada with her husband, Ernest, and their son, David, in 1966. In 1978 Lois teamed up with Bram Morris and Sharon Hampson, beginning their career together in children’s entertainment. By 1984 the trio had their own television show for children aptly named, Sharon, Lois & Bram’s Elephant Show which aired on CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Company) until 1988.
Another Canadian children’s entertainer, Eric Naghor joined them as a regular guest on the Elephant Show along with an elephant (of course) brought to life by Paula Gallivan. Reruns began airing on Nickelodeon as a part of the Nick Jr. Line-up in 1995. Lois had been suffering from a rare form of cancer (not specified) which she had been diagnosed with in October of 2013. She succumbed to the disease on Wednesday evening in her Toronto home with family and friends present at her passing. Lois’s son David commented, “She knew it was happening, she was at peace with it and she died very peacefully and not in pain.” Lois Lilienstein was 78 years old.
Rest in Peace, Lois Ada Lilienstein
July 10, 1936 – April 22, 2015