It is with profound sadness that we announce the untimely passing of Hannah (Honey) Brass on July 28, 2022, after a short, bravely fought illness. Hannah was the daughter of the late Freda and Israel (Issie) Brass of Winnipeg, and sister to Alan Brass (Marion Silver), aunt to Lawrence, Rafi (Lee Reichman), and Shira (David Plotkin), and great aunt to Ruben Israel and Lewis Paul, all of Ottawa.
Born in Winnipeg, Hannah remained a true North Ender. She grew up in a loving home and felt a deeply rooted sense of social justice. She spent countless happy hours helping her family run their grocery store. She developed a profound sensitivity for those less fortunate. On cold days her first comment was, “How about the homeless? We pray that they are taken care of.”
She was overjoyed by the arrival of her nephews, Lawrence and Rafi, and niece, Shira. She took delight in their accomplishments and followed their interests and passions. She was thrilled with the birth of her great nephews, Ruben Israel, and Lewis Paul.
Hannah had a keen mind and sharp wit, always appreciated by those dear to her. She enjoyed reading and could provide the most astute analysis of current events and politics. She enthusiastically cheered on her beloved Winnipeg Jets and Blue Bombers.
As her parents aged, Hannah demonstrated untiring dedication and devotion. Hannah became an inspiring living embodiment of the fifth commandment: to honour thy father and thy mother.
The family would especially like to thank their dear friend, Augie Braz who became another brother to Hannah.
Hannah was truly loved by family and friends and will be sorely missed. The funeral service was held on July 31, 2022. Donations in Hannah’s memory can be made 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.