Husband, father, zaida, uncle, son, brother and friend to all, Earl Pitch passed away peacefully at age 82 on March 13, 2015.
Raised in Roland, Manitoba, he graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1957 with a degree in Chartered Accountancy. In 1948 he met his love, Sylvia (Tsipie) Kemel. They began a life together that lasted 67 years and produced 3 children: Randi, Allen & Howard (Nancy); and 5 grandchildren: Sophie, WIlliam, Geoffrey, Ariel and Eitan, each of whom he lovingly referred to as his “Numero Uno.”
Always a big dreamer, he moved his family to Beverly Hills, California in 1968 to become a partner in a convalescent hospital ownership group, He also had a brief stint in the entertainment business. In 1979 he returned to Winnipeg with his family where he began a lengthy career as a financial advisor. His advice went beyond financial, where his clients sought his wise counsel in all of lifeʼs matters. He was known for his kind heart, his silly sense of humor and his gift for making people feel special…he knew no strangers.
Earl was a passionate Zionist, a determined fundraiser and never turned down a request to give to numerous charities. He served on the Jewish National Fund Manitoba/Saskatchewan board since 1985 and as President from 1994-1995. He also served as National Director of the JNF Canada from 1985 – 1987 and was on the board of governors in 1988.
He leaves behind his wife, children and grandchildren, his sister Sheila Rabb (David) and sister in law Saundra Shapiro (Hart), and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews, cousins and friends.
We will miss him.
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.