Dave Singer passed away peacefully at the age of 101 on April 27, 2015. He was predeceased by his wife, Anne, parents, Louis & Esther, brothers, Harry, Nathan and Charlie and sisters, Annie and Ethel.
Dave was born on a farm in Ratcliffe, Saskatchewan in 1913. He grew up there, riding a horse to school. Eventually he worked fulltime alongside his parents. Once his parents left the farm in the late 30’s, Dave assumed control. He farmed during the spring, summer and fall and spent his winters in Winnipeg. There he met his future wife, Anne and, after a whirlwind courtship, married her in April of 1940 and immediately took her to Ratcliffe. Together they worked there until 1946 when they moved permanently to Winnipeg. Never one to shirk hard work, Dave had an entrepreneurial spirit and ran many small businesses to support his young family. He was the sole owner of Carter grocery store, Fruit Row Lunch on Ellen Street and Hart Lunch on Fort Street and finally turned to the scrap metal business in his later years. Dave was adept at repairing anything and always made himself available to fix small appliances, lawn mowers or cars for neighbours, friends and relatives. Dave and Anne were married for 66 years and were devoted to each other. They always helped each other in life whether it was working in Dave’s businesses or with the household chores. Dave became adept at cooking and in Anne’s last years was her devoted caregiver.
Left to mourn are his sons, Earl (Mimi) and Herb (Myrna), grandchildren Leslie (Sheldon Glow), Marnie (Darren Law), Sheryl (Kevin Segall), Fay-Lynn (Eric Muraven), Marla (Adam Levene), Marshall (Rebecca Greenberg), great grandchildren Josh and Sari Glow, Justin and Hayden Segall, Zachary and Hannah Muraven, Ethan and Annie Levene. Dave always bounced his grandchildren on his knees while he sang to them. In his later years, his great grandchildren provided a twinkle in his eye when they visited with him.
The family is grateful to the staff at the Simkin Centre who cared for Dave with compassion and dignity during the years he resided there and especially at the time of his passing.
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.