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.
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.