Born in Rosichik, Poland, Betty was one of nine children of Avrum and Reina Hochman. At eight years old, she immigrated to Canada with her family. She married the love of her life, Herschel (Harry – predeceased 1997) and the fun began.
First came Raymond (Sandy), then Corinne (David Billinkoff), Marty (Roz), Jeff (Erin) and Barry (Heather). She orchestrated a balibatisha home, working from dawn to dusk, cooking, cleaning, baking and working with her husband, and did it all without complaint.
The true matriarch of the Greenfeld/Hochman family, every Shabbat the candles were lit with the family sitting around the table, eating all the complex Jewish dishes that have been banned from healthy diets in 2022.
The true test of her spirit lies in the hearts of her ten grandchildren: Lee [Yolanda] and Fern Billinkoff [Jeremy]; Karmel, Gillian, and Yael Greenfeld [Chris]; Cecily Elmas [Peter]; Joshua [Jodi] and Jay Greenfeld [Ashley], and Amy Dorsch [Daniel]; and Alexandra Greenfeld; and her 16 great-grandchildren. She is survived by her sister Clara Berkowitz and her brothers, Benny (Phyllis) and Sammy (Jackie) Hochman.
We will always remember her unconditional love, her work ethic, her boundless energy and words of wisdom, authenticity, truth, and directness. She taught all of us to be strong, confident, resilient, inclusive and most importantly, to value family.
After 99 years of robust health, eating well and exercising daily, she decided that it was time to go. In the end, she was surrounded by her devoted children, in her own home, and as always, on her own terms. She just hung up the phone.
Mom, you gave us your whole heart and expected nothing in return. We will take your love and pay it forward in your memory. We thank you and will love you forever and always. Forever and ever our mother you’ll be.
The family thanks pallbearers, Lee Billinkoff, Joshua Greenfeld, Jay Greenfeld, Shim Goldberg, Larry Hochman and Sherman Greenfeld. Thank you also to all the healthcare workers who made Betty comfortable at home in her final weeks, particularly Merlin, Lilibeth and Claire, who gave heart to their care. To the friends and family who generously comforted and fed us at this time, we express our heartfelt gratitude.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Harry and Betty Greenfeld Fund at the Jewish Foundation of Manitoba or to a charity of your choice.
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.