Peacefully at home with her family by her side, Myrna Singer (nee Nepon) died on June 21, 2022.
She is survived by her husband of over 55 years Herb, her daughters Leslie, Marnie and Sheryl (Kevin Segall), her grandchildren Josh and Sari Glow and Justin and Hayden Segall, her sisters Bonnie Dressler (Ken) and Maureen Steinfeld (Leo), and brother-in-law and sister-in-law Earl and Mimi Singer. She was predeceased by her parents Irma and Harry Nepon and in-laws Anne and Dave Singer.
Myrna was born in Winnipeg on May 18, 1946 and grew up on McAdam Ave. She was a brilliant student, graduating high school at the age of 15 and earning the Gold medal in Education from the University of Manitoba. She met the love of her life, Herb, in her early teens and they married soon after she graduated from University. She left teaching to be a full-time mother to her three daughters. In 1980, she enrolled in a two-year computer science program at Red River, and managed to graduate at the top of her class while juggling motherhood and her studies. She re-entered the workforce as a computer programmer at the Canadian Wheat Board and later worked at Agricore United, James Richardson and ended her career as a project manager at the University of Manitoba.
Myrna enjoyed these years and made many friends along the way. She and Herb enjoyed traveling all their lives, whether it was to vacation destinations or to celebrate simchas with family and friends. Myrna was an avid reader, bridge player, baker and made exercise a lifelong pursuit. Myrna was the most organized person around, and once computers entered her life her organizational skills were taken to a new level. She loved to use Excel in every facet of her life – including planning holiday meals, book reviews and organizing for vacations. During COVID times, Myrna kept her fellow bridge players connected by coordinating on-line games and acting as tech support for all who needed. The biggest joys in her life were her grandchildren and she reveled in their accomplishments. She never missed an opportunity to spend time with them, attend various concerts, games or ceremonies or help them with school work. Babie was always just a phone call (or more likely an email) away for help with computer work, English essays, for a ride or an order of her famous cinnamon buns.
A funeral service was held at the Rosh Pina Memorial Park on June 23, 2022. Those who are wishing to honour Myrna are encouraged to make a donation in her memory to a charity of their 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.