It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our dear father, zaida, zaida-zaida, uncle and brother Morris Chapnick on April 13, 2020.
He was predeceased by his parents Abraham and Edith, wife Thelma, twin sister (at age 3), and his sister Anne Girvitz.
He is survived by his children, Sid (Fern) and Sharon (Stan) Zynoberg.
His grandchildren, Michael (Lynn), Kelly (Dave), Marc (Tammy), Colin (Amanda), David (Jen). His great-grandchildren, Jacob, Juliana (Cam), Megan, Jamie, Hayley, Kirstyn, Brayden, Ethan, Caleb, Rory and Gabriella. Great-great grandchildren, Deklyn, Aleigha, Levi, Rose and Hunter. Brother Allen, sister Sarah Wilner, brother-in-law Gerry Girvitz, and sister-in-law Bernice Goldhar.
His death leaves us saddened but uplifted in spirit because of our many memories of a life well lived.
Morris was born in Poland on April 29, 1923. Morris met Thelma in their teens and married when they were both 19 years old while he was serving in the Air Force during World War II. They were soulmates and married for 62 and 3/4 years.
Morris was an accountant. During tax season he and Thelma worked side-by-side doing personal tax returns. Morris was one of a kind, a forward thinker. Unlike many of his contemporaries he didn’t recoil at the sight of technological advancement.
The two cherished the moment they became grandparents. They were hands on from babysitting to taking their grandchildren on road trips. Morris enjoyed many years of travel beginning with their first road trip in 1957 when he travelled with his family to Toronto. They continued this tradition for the next 50 years across most of Canada and the United States. Morris and Thelma also made their way to Israel on several occasions and Hawaii was one of their favorite winter spots. They brought their children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren with them to soak up the sun.
Morris was very involved in community life: a founding member of the Bnay Abraham Synagogue – on the board for many years, a board member of the General Monash Legion, and a member of the Gwen Secter Centre.
Morris was strong willed; he lived in his own home and drove until the age of 94.
Morris’s biggest delight was his family – they meant everything to him. Morris taught his kids and grandchildren love, patience, humour, and generosity. May we continue to be inspired by this wonderful role model.
A graveside funeral service was held at the Bnay Abraham Cemetery on April 14, 2020 officiated by Rabbi Kliel Rose. Pallbearers were Stan Zynoberg, Michael Chapnick, Kelly Singleton, Marc Zynoberg, Colin Chapnick and David Zynoberg.
Thank you to all of his many caregivers especially Alysha, Beata and Abdi Hakim as well as River Ridge II and Home Instead.
Donations may be made to the Jewish Foundation of Manitoba – Morris and Thelma Chapnick Endowment Fund, or 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.