Raymond Deutscher passed away on October 28th at the age of 63.
His wife and soulmate Carla Becker, his brother David Deutscher, his sister-in-law Heather Leonoff and his niece Ilana Deutscher survive him. He will also be missed by his cousins in Denver, Colorado and Austin, Texas. His Holocaust survivor parents, Simon and Sara Deutscher, predeceased him.
Raymond spent his entire life in Winnipeg. He attended the Talmud Torah Day School, Joseph Wolinsky Collegiate, and Garden City Collegiate. He received his medical degree at the University of Manitoba. After completing his specialty training in anesthesia, he worked at the St. Boniface Hospital continuously, and in later years, at the Pan Am Clinic as well.
Raymond was a brilliant physician. Anything less than perfection was not an option. He was highly respected and greatly admired by all who came into contact with him. His knowledge and ability to focus led to the saving of countless lives. Raymond was also a superb teacher who mentored innumerable residents during his almost thirty-five years of practice.
Raymond was well versed in many other fields. He was extremely knowledgeable and loved discussing, religion, politics, ethics and the criminal justice system. He was an avid follower of American, Canadian and Israeli politics. Raymond was also an avid music lover and concertgoer. His tastes were eclectic, not limited to any particular genre.
Raymond and Carla were devoted to each other. They were more than lovers, friends and companions; they were true soulmates, two halves of one person. Every waking moment that they had together since they met almost 40 years ago was dedicated to making the other person happy.
Funeral Services were held on October 30th at the Shaarey Zedek Synagogue with Bill Weissmann officiating. Burial was at the Shaarey Zedek Cemetery. Pallbearers were Benji Gerstein, Dr. Matthew Katz, Jonathan Katz, Dr. Lorrie Kirschenbaum,
David Rich and Dr. Benji Wiesenthal. Honourary Pallbearers were David Robins and Gerald Rosenby. Donations in Raymond’s name can be made to The Winnipeg Humane Society, the Shaarey Zedek Synagogue or the 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.