It is with great sorrow and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of father, brother, uncle, Zaida and elter Zaida Allan Chapnick just five days short of his ninety-third birthday.
Allan was predeceased by his parents, Avrom and Edis, brother, Moisha, and sister, Chana.
He was also predeceased by his loving wife of sixty-two years of marriage, Clarise. Sadly, he lost his youngest son, Moishe, six weeks ago.
He is survived by his one remaining sibling, Sara; his eldest son, Cary; daughters-in-law, Sarah (Cary), and Joanne (Moishe); grandchildren, Gillian (Kevin), Alex, Simon (Nikki), Julien, Guillaume (Camille); and great-grandchild, Adelaide. Also mourning his loss are many nieces, nephews, cousins and lifelong friends.
Although born in Poland, Allan immigrated to Canada as an infant. His early and formative years were spent in the North End of Winnipeg on streets such as Jarvis and Alfred. He left school early to enrol in the Haganah (1948) as a Machal (volunteer from abroad) to defend the newly created state of Israel. Allan returned to Winnipeg in 1949, married Clarise in 1953, and had two sons: Cary (1956) and Moishe (1960).
Allan’s career was in selling life insurance. It was his conviction that life insurance was not a discretionary product but a necessity that saved young families from the poverty and misery on the unexpected loss of the family wage earner.
If there was only one word allowed to describe Allan, that word would be curiosity. The thing he was most curious about was people and their families. He could literally stop into a Robins Doughnuts and start a conversation with anyone. He had a savant like ability to remember people’s birth dates. Allan and Clarise shared a love of travel and always wanted to explore somewhere that they had never been before, everywhere from California to China. Allan was a voracious reader and the genres he enjoyed most were biographies and history.
In terms of devotion, Allan walked the talk. He visited Clarise every single day from her hospitalization at Seven Oaks to her interim placement at the Misericordia to her final days at the Simkin Center.
He took nachos (pride) in his children and grandchildren and in becoming an elter Zaida.
Allan’s legacy to both Moishe and me was imparting how important it is to be a good parent and he taught this to us by being a loving and supportive father.
BERNARR IVAN KLAPMAN
Passed away November 12 in his home in Tampa.
Barry (as he was known) Klapman was a business leader in Winnipeg. After law school he went to work for his father, Meyer, who started Peerless Garments manufacturing company and grew the family business into one of the largest employers in Winnipeg. Barry loved boating and trips to Las Vegas with his family.
He is survived by his: wife Monique Landry; two children, Arla Klapman Green and Jason Klapman; daughter-in-law Sarah Klapman, and son-in law Stephen Green; sister Maxine Brownstone; niece and nephew, Lorrie and Danny Brownstone; as well as his four grandchildren, Charli, Myles, Miller, and Gabrielle. .
He lived his life to its fullest. Donations in Barry’s memory can be made to Brothers For Life https://www.brothersforlife.com/donate/
It is with deep sorrow that he family of Barry Posner announces his passing after a lengthy illness at the age of 75 on Monday, October 9, 2023.
Barry leaves behind his wife, Sharon; children, Adam (Christiane) and Daniel (Victoria); grandchildren, Jordan, Jade, Ari, and Zoey; brother, Murray; and nephew, Cort. Barry was predeceased by his parents, Alec and Claire, and his in-laws, Harry and Rose Borodkin.
Thank you to all the staff at St. Boniface E2 Medical Surgical Intensive Care Unit, especially Dr. Denira Govender and nurse Kaitlin for all of their kindness during this difficult time.
Funeral service was held graveside at the Shaarey Zedek Cemetery on Thursday, October 12, 2023. Our thanks to Rabbi Matthew Leibl for his beautiful eulogy and to the pallbearers: Cort Posner, Zeev Rafaeli, Joseph Gillies, Aaron Migie, Rod Gordon, and Stephen Dubienski.
Barry loved his family and friends. He had a great sense of humour and always made people laugh. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, son, son-in-law, brother, and uncle. Barry was so brave and courageous during the years of his illness. He will be forever missed and never forgotten.
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Joel David Cooperband on Friday, October 6, 2023. Joel leaves behind his loving wife of 35 years, Cheryl, his gorgeous daughter Adeena, and his beautiful son Joshua. He also leaves behind his sister Reesa (Marty), brother Benjie (Adrienne), brother-in-law Monte (Stephanie), mother-in-law Shirley, along with nieces, nephews, and his uncle David Weinberg.
Additionally, he leaves behind his favourite fur babies, Jersey and Milo. Joel joins his dad Mickey, who passed February 1983, his mom Sandra – March 2018, and his father-in-law Phillip – December 2022.
Joel grew up in Garden City on Woodcrest and loved going to the family cottage at Winnipeg Beach. He worked at Silverman Jewellers and started Executive Jewels with his wife. They travelled across Western Canada setting up their wares but more importantly, enjoyed daily adventures together. Their children both worked with them. And they loved their lives. Family was his greatest passion. Josh chose a different path to take and Joel was so very proud of him. He would talk about him at every opportunity. Adeena was his sidekick, his buddy, his best friend. A huge hole in our hearts is felt by everyone who knew him. Funeral services took place at the Chesed Shel Emes with interment at Shaarey Zedek Cemetery on October 10, 2023. Shiva was private.
Joel was so appreciative of a second chance at life. Unfortunately, it didn’t last as long as we hoped. Until we meet again – beautiful soul.