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DAVID RABB (RABINOVITCH)

Rabb David edited 1Born: NOVEMBER 17, 1930  Passed away: DECEMBER 31, 2020
Following a brief illness, the family of David Rabb is deeply saddened to announce the passing of our loving husband, father, and zaida.

David leaves to mourn his adoring wife of 65 years, Sheila; his children, Jeff, Irene (Jack), Ian (Trevor); his grandchildren, Haley, Justin, Matthew and Emily; his beautiful sister, Merle, and sister-in-law, Zsipie, as well as many nieces, nephews, their spouses and children. David also left behind countless friends and their families who may have not been related by blood but were as close as family.
David was predeceased by his parents, Louis and Irene Rabinovitch; sisters, Rose (Abe), Ethel (Eph), brother-in-law, Earl Pitch, niece, Pamela Wolson, and nephew, Michael Hoffer.
David Rabb grew up in the south end of Winnipeg. He attended Queenston School, Robert H. Smith and Kelvin High School. He was always an avid learner, starting from a very young age. He was a frequent winner of spelling bee contests, dollars for scholars, and graduated winning the Governor General’s medal at Kelvin High School.
In high school David competed and excelled at basketball, bowling and curling. Later in life he discovered both tennis and golf, and pursued these activities for many years. He golfed every week, including this past summer.
David attended University of Manitoba, graduating with an honors degree in geography. His love of learning never ceased, and as a senior he audited classes with his friends at both the University of Winnipeg and College of the Desert in Palm Desert.
In 1954 David met the love of his life – Sheila Pitch, though his fraternity, Sigma Alpha Mu. Married in 1955, the fairytale love story lasted over 65 years. They shared a passion for their families, friends, traveling, winters in Palm Desert, playing cards, entertaining, and sports. David had season tickets for the Blue Bombers for 68 years.
David started his career with his dad and brother-in-law. They opened automatic car washes across Western Canada, followed by Washtronics Ltd., manufacturing equipment for lifting and washing various forms of transportation.
David retired in his mid 50s. Realizing that he still wanted to contribute, he got a real estate license and spent the next 30 years actively working in this market. He finally fully retired five years ago at the age of 85.
David was known to all for his incredible demeanor. He was honest, kind, genuine, reliable, and made a friend of everyone he met, whether it was for five minutes or 50 years.
It didn’t matter if it was business, charity or personal relationships. These qualities shined brightly always.
David never forgot the lessons he learned watching his parents and in-laws lead and teach by example. Throughout his life he gave generously to a number of causes – volunteering both time and money – the Jewish Foundation, JNF, B’nai Brith, and Chai Folk Ensemble to name a few. He sent a donation to any charity that ever asked.
The family would like to offer our since love and thanks to all the caregivers and doctors who supported us during his brief illness. We would like to thank Maria, Patty, and Cathy for the exceptional care and concern they extended to our family.
For many years Dr. Sheldon Permack and staff were always there when needed. We also want to thank Dr. Dan Chenier, who saw our dad regularly before he entered the hospital. Also, a special thank you to our dear friends, Dr. Leon Waye and Dr. Jeff Mottola, who helped us navigate throughout his short illness.
Finally, a huge thank you to Dr. Lamba, Rose and Jessie from the Health Sciences Centre for their role in his care.
We are so heartbroken over our loss. David never spoke an ill word of anyone. He had a colossal zest for life. His life was exemplary. He was righteous, a mensch of all menschen, a person of integrity and honour. His unconditional love and support of all his family and friends will sustain us forever.
In lieu of flowers tribute donations can be made in his honor to:
twotenrecovery
www.twotenrecovery.org
or
www.jewishfoundation.org
204-477-7525

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MAY TADMAN TALLMAN (nee MINDESS)

On June 10, 2024, the world lost a loving mother, grandmother and friend when May Tadman Tallman peacefully passed away at her home in her sleep, three days shy of her 100th birthday. In her final days May was surrounded by family members, Michael, Candis, Julia and Joshimar Tadman, Rebecca (Rebbie) and Alan Schacter and Bob and Cathy Tallman.

May was born on June 13, 1924, and grew up in the North End of Winnipeg. Her life changed when she attended a dance at Winnipeg Beach and a young man, Alexander B. Tadman (Alex), came up to her and asked if she would be his steady. On April 7, 1944, she and Alex (who later became a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants) were married. They raised two children, Michael and Roberta, and spent 51 very happy years together. During that time May did volunteer work with the Girl Guides of Canada, volunteered at various Winnipeg hospitals, was active in the bridge community and became president of the Chartered Accountants’ Wives Club of Manitoba. Alex died in 1995 while he and May were wintering in Palm Springs. May subsequently married a kind and loving gentleman, Daniel (Danny) Tallman in 1999. May was lovingly welcomed into the Tallman family and she and Danny spent 13 wonderful years together until his passing in 2012.

May enjoyed socializing at the Glendale Golf Club; she loved travelling and spent many of those long, cold Winnipeg winters in Palm Springs with Alex and then Florida with Danny. She travelled to Europe, Hong Kong, Japan, Caymen Islands and enjoyed various cruises with her family. May was an avid bridge player and throughout the years belonged to many bridge groups and stopped playing only when prevented by her failing eyes and arthritic hands. She enjoyed shopping, entertaining and spending time with family and friends. May planned her meals like a chess master, always several meals ahead.

May was devoted to her family; nothing was more important to her. Their well-being and happiness came first and foremost to her.

May very much looked forward to and enjoyed family gatherings with her niece Rebbie (Alan) Schacter and their children and great-grandchildren. May always appreciated the welcoming and love the Schacter family extended to her. May also looked forward to and always enjoyed her lunch dates with her nephew Marty Tadman.

May retained her sense of humour, quick wit, warmth, charm and memory right to the end. Despite her physical pain and limitations, she didn’t complain and considered herself fortunate to be able to live in her own home and have the care that she received from Marian, Clem and Cora.

May was predeceased by her parents, Morris and Rebecca Mindess; brothers and sisters-in-law, Bill and Mary Mindess and Harry and Diana Mindess; her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Jack and Sooky Tadman and Bill and Anne Tadman; brothers-in-law, Harvey Tallman and Erwin Tallman; husbands, Alexander Tadman and Danny Tallman; daughter Roberta Chochinov and son Martin Tallman.

May is survived by her son Michael (Candis) Tadman, Gloria Tallman (whom May considered a daughter), son-in-law Ronald Chochinov, grandchildren, Julia (Joshimar) Tadman, Jennifer Chochinov, Carrie (Andy) Sundberg, Krissy Goodhand and Alexander Tallman. May leaves behind three great-grandchildren, Alexander and Bailey Sundberg and Morgan Tallman.

May was loved by her family and friends and will be greatly missed.

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MATTHEW GLASS

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Matthew Glass, a beloved husband, father, grandfather (Zaida), and community pillar on Friday June 28, 2024. Matthew passed away at the age of 92, having lived a long and wonderful life alongside his devoted wife, Dianne. This August, they would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary, a testament to their enduring love and commitment.

Matthew was born in 1932 in Winnipeg to immigrant parents, and he was the third of four sons and grew up in an entrepreneurial household where his parents owned a corner grocery store in the North End of Winnipeg. Matthew was the only one of his siblings to pursue higher education, earning a professional degree in pharmacy. At the age of 18, he began an apprenticeship as a pharmacist and shortly after entered the faculty, graduating in 1954. This marked the beginning of a long and esteemed career as a community pharmacist.

Once he purchased his first pharmacy, Talbot Pharmacy in 1962, located at the corner of Talbot and Grey, and got married, Matthew began his long career serving generations of families in the community. He and Dianne spent the first ten years of their marriage without children, working hard at the pharmacy while traveling the world and sharing his love for the game of golf. In 1980 Matthew had the opportunity to open a second pharmacy in the same community, Munroe Pharmacy, located at the corner of Munroe and London. Later he would amalgamate both pharmacies at the one location. Matthew worked long hours and loved his profession, dedicating almost 60 years to pharmacy, with 50 of those years as a pharmacy owner in the Elmwood/East Kildonan community. He was deeply respected for his expertise, empathy, and respect.

As a pharmacist and pharmacy owner, Matthew had the privilege of not only managing people’s health and medication but also acting as their advocate, in many aspects of their life. He truly cared for his clients and their families, with generations seeking his services and guidance. Even though he retired over 10 years ago, he remained a cherished figure in the community, with many still asking about him and sharing kind words. At work he led by example with his strong work ethic, compassion and heart. He created a legacy at the pharmacy, one that his daughter Michelle, who followed in his footsteps, continues to uphold with pride.

Matthew was a role model and mentor for his family. He excelled in many activities, from winning bowling championships to curling and playing golf. He was very active throughout his life, achieving a hole-in-one in his 70s—a modest yet proud accomplishment. He supported the Arts with his wife with season tickets to the RWB, MTC, and Virtuosi to name a few.

Despite his busy career, Matthew made time for his family, especially as a Zaida to his three grandchildren, Miri, Gabi and Saully. Matthew was predeceased by his parents Fanny and Joseph Glass, siblings Ervin, David and Alfred Glass, son Frederick Glass.

Matthew is remembered as a kind, gentle, and generous man by all who knew him. He lived a full life, achieving everything he wanted to while being surrounded by his loving wife Dianne, daughter Michelle (Roni Estein) and his entire family. He leaves behind a legacy of love, dedication, and community service.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to a charity of your choice, in memory of Matthew Glass.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday July 2, 2024 at Chesed Shelemes and may be viewed at chesedshelemes.org

May his memory be a blessing.

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Unveiling for Jerry Silbert

The family of the late Jerry Allan Silbert wishes to inform their relatives and friends of the unveiling of a headstone dedicated to his loving memory on: Sunday, July 14, 2024, 11:00am at the Rosh Pina Memorial Park 2795 Main St. Winnipeg, MB

Meal of Condolence to follow at the Congregation Etz Chaim, 1155 Wilkes Avenue  Winnipeg, MB

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