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LEYA TAPPER (née COGAN) March 30, 1946 – August 15, 2019

tapper leahIt is with great sadness, we announce the passing of our mother, baba, sister, and aunt at the age of 73.


Mom will be missed greatly by her loving family: husband Bernie, daughter Heather (Jeff) Koplovich daughter-in-law Lauren Tapper , brother Harvey Cogan, sisters – in- law Nessie and Marcia Cogan and Roslind Olin, brother -in -law Peter Olin grandchildren, Anna Aaron, Addison, Gabriel, and Alyssa, nieces and nephews as well as extended family and friends.

Mom was predeceased by her parents David and Bertha Cogan and by her son Richard.

Mom was born in Port Arthur, (now Thunder Bay), and moved to Winnipeg to be with her brothers when she was 16. She graduated from Garden City Collegiate. She then worked at Bnai Abraham Synagogue. She met my dad shortly after and they decided to work for her father who at the time owned a clothing store on Marion Street called David’s Men’s Wear. A few years later the name was changed to David’s His & Hers. After some tough times, they decided to close the store. Mom then stayed home for awhile to raise her family. When Richard and I were in school she decided to go back to work. She worked at the Royal Bank for many years. She enjoyed her work there and met many friends along the way. During that time, her and her brother Louie went into business together and started a property management company called C & T Holdings Ltd. They purchased properties and kept them as rentals. She loved to buy and sell properties; it was her passion. She enjoyed every aspect of the business. She also liked to travel, and she and my dad spent time in Palm Springs in the winter. It was her favorite place to go.

Mom was the most kind, considerate, loving, and compassionate person. Her family was her one and only priority and she made sure we were taken care of. Mom’s huge smile and positive attitude even through the most difficult times will be forever missed by all her friends and family.

The family would like to thank all the nurses and doctors that took wonderful care of her while she was in hospital. Especially a great big thank you to Dr Allan Schaffer who was there for my mom as a doctor and a friend.

Services were held on Monday August 19, 2019 at the Shaarey Zedek Synagogue. Thank you to Rabbi Matthew Leibl and the staff at the synagogue.
Pallbearers were Allan Cogan, Joel Cogan, Gerald Olin, Elliot Olin, Hart Poskar and Jordan Farber.

In lieu of flowers a donation can be made to The Leya Tapper Memorial Fund at the Jewish Foundation 204-477-7525.

She will be missed by all, but her memory will live on in us forever.

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