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JACK BUCHALTER 1941 – 2023

It is with deep sadness that our family announces the peaceful passing of Jack Buchalter on Saturday, January 28, 2023 at the age of 81 years after a short battle with cancer.
Jack will be lovingly remembered by his partner of 27 years, Karen Wedlake; sons Steven (Bonnie) and Bryan (Kristin); grandchildren Rylie, Jada, Seth, Karys and Amy; mother-in-law Gerry Baker; brother-in-law Les Baker, nephews Scott and Andrew and their families; and many extended family members and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Nathan and Fanny, wife Pamela in 1993, brothers Saul and Sheldon, father-in-law David Baker, and sister-in-law Lylene Baker.
Jack was born on September 13, 1941. He was a graduate of St. John’s High School, where he enjoyed playing football, hockey and baseball in his youth, and developed life-long friendships. Jack spent his career managing Prairie Produce, retiring in 2005. He and Pam enjoyed years of annual holidays to Florida with their family, and later, he and Karen loved their time wintering in Florida and Palm Springs with their friends. Jack was fortunate to go on a Mediterranean cruise years ago that he always said was a trip of a lifetime. Jack was an avid golfer and bowler, and dedicated season ticket holder for the Bombers and Jets for years. Saturday nights were reserved for spending time with their friends, and Jack was always a generous and gracious host when the gang would come over.
Jack’s greatest joy was his family. He loved having everyone over for dinner, and nothing brought a greater smile to his face than his grandchildren. Jack loved hearing about their latest sports stories, school accomplishments, and successes, and he and Karen could always be found in the stands and audience for countless sports events, dance recitals, productions and special events over the years. Jack was the kindest and most generous man with a heart of gold for his family and friends, and he will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Graham and nurse Cathy, the Palliative Care doctors and team, the nursing staff of units GB3 and GB2, and all of our friends in Radiation Therapy at CancerCare Manitoba for their kindness and compassion shown to Jack, and support to our family.
Funeral Service was held on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 at 11:00 am at Congregation Etz Chayim, 123 Matheson Avenue, with burial at Shaarey Zedek Cemetery. Pallbearers were Rylie, Jada, Seth, Karys and Amy Buchalter, and Scott and Andrew Baker.
In lieu of flowers if friends so desire, donations in Jack’s memory may be made to CancerCare Manitoba.

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