Connect with us
Seder Passover
Israel Bonds RRSP
JNF Canada



With deep sorrow and in gratitude for the memories we have of her, we announce the passing of Naomi Chapman (née Romalis), peacefully on March 15, 2019 at the age of 84.

Naomi is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law Arthur and Jo-Ann, Stephen and Sima, and Kenneth and Michelle as well as her grandchildren Shari, Jess and Grant Morgan, Yael, Daniel, Orli, Leora and Noa and her great-grandson Mikel as well as her brother and sister-in-law Brian and Miriam Romalis. She was predeceased by her parents Morris and Sophie Romalis and her beloved husband of 55 years, Jack Chapman.

Naomi was born on November 7, 1934 in Winnipeg. She grew up on Mountain Avenue and she was educated at Faraday School and St. John’s Tech. Following that, she attended the University of Manitoba and earned a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature. Throughout all her years of education, Naomi was a dedicated scholar and was cited many times as a brilliant student. Soon after her graduation, Naomi and Jack were married and together raised three sons. The home on Sweetwood Bay was a gathering place for family and friends and many happy occasions were celebrated there.

Naomi had a life-long passion for the arts. Symphonies, books, plays, movies, operas and Saturday afternoon ballet performances with her beloved Aunt Rita Sarbit were attended on a regular basis. In addition, Naomi was a fabulous cook and many memorable meals were served. Whether it was for two or forty, she always served meals that were delicious and skillfully presented.

Naomi and Jack enjoyed travel both with their sons and each other. We have fond memories of our trips to California, Chicago, Israel and even just to Grand Forks.

After her sons were capable of taking care of themselves, Naomi decided to enter the workforce, first as a volunteer for the United Way and then to positions with ACTRA, the Manitoba Theatre Workshop (now the Prairie Theatre Exchange), CKY Radio and the Winnipeg Convention Centre.

Upon her retirement, Naomi embraced the role of grandmother and, after three sons, thoroughly enjoyed shopping for her granddaughters. Naomi and Jack had many Sunday night dinners which have created countless happy memories for all of us.

Funeral services, led by Shames Bill Weissmann, were held on March 17, 2019 at the Shaarey Zedek Synagogue. Active pallbearers were Shari, Yael, Daniel, Orli, Leora and long-time family friend Jeff Slusky. Honorary pallbearers were family friends Michael Lazar, Howie Gilmore, Marvin Hendin, Brian Shuster and Lawrence Goldstine.

We gratefully thank the staff at Maples Personal Care Home for the excellent care they provided Naomi over the past eight years.

Donations can be made in Naomi’s honour to the Alzheimer’s Society of Manitoba or a charity of one’s choice.

Continue Reading
Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply


Lorraine Norma Reiner (nee Reich)

It is with deep sorrow that the family of Lorraine Reiner announces the passing of our mother and baba after a difficult battle with pancreatic cancer. She is survived by her children, Marlaina (Hillel) and Susan (Wil), her grandchildren, Sarah (Justin), Jordana (Blake), and Micah, and her great grandson, Elias. She was predeceased by her parents Rose and Sam, her husband Barry, her brother Max, her son Sam, and her granddaughters June and Beth.
Lorraine, at her core, was a loving caregiver. Lor-raine‘s father died when she was only eight years old. She grew up helping her mother with household and family chores after her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. She cared for her mother-in-law, husband, and cousin during their battles with ill-nesses and final stages of life.
We remember Lorraine as a woman whose love for her family knew no limits. She adored her children and grandchildren and formed special bonds with each of them. Her family was everything to her, and she meant the world to her family. She stepped into the role of Baba Lorraine with open arms and an enormous heart; there was nothing she wouldn’t do for her children and grandchildren. Lorraine was surrounded by her family during her final stage of life.
Cooking was an important part of Lorraine’s identi-ty. She was most famous for her chicken soup and S-cookies and she loved to spread joy and comfort through sharing her cooking with others. She always had a freezer stocked with homemade meals and anytime a family member felt unwell, she was at the ready with a batch of “Jewish penicillin”.
Lorraine had a diverse and eclectic resume that in-cluded office work for all three Jewish Newspapers, including The Jewish Post, The Western Jewish News, and The Yiddeshe Vort. Later she worked as office staff at Joseph Wolinsky Collegiate and As-troid Management. Her final job was an 11-year tenure as a clerk for the City of Winnipeg’s Assess-ment Department.
Lorraine loved sharing stories with everyone and had a special way of getting lost in a story. Any-one who had the pleasure of listening to one of Lor-raine’s stories knows how her mood instantly lit up when she had the opportunity to share. Her stories, alongside her recipes, will live on through her loved ones.
The funeral was held at the Chesed Shel Emes on Tuesday March 26, followed by a burial service at the Shaarey Zedek Cemetery. Pallbearers were Blake Nichols, Justin Odwak, Cal & Asher Reich, Brian Rosenberg, Wil Scheiring, Sean Smith, and Micah Sommer. Honorary pallbearers were Mickey Rosenberg & Alan Schweid.
The family wishes to thank the numerous health-care staff who participated in Lorraine’s care over the past couple of months, especially the wonderful staff at the Health Sciences Centre H3 surgical unit, Drs. Bubis, Goldenberg, Lipschitz, Shell, and Visser.

Continue Reading


EDWARD PERRY REISS April 30, 1935 – February 20, 2024

Ed was born in Poland in 1935 and fled to Canada in 1939 with his parents Raizel and Ira and older brothers Harry and Sam. The family settled in Edenbridge, SK where they farmed and where sister Ida was born.
In high school, the family moved to Winnipeg where Ed attended St. John’s before attending the University of Manitoba and finishing at the University of Western Ontario.
In 1968, Ed met his wife Barbara playing badminton at the YMHA. They were married three months later and left for New York where Ed trained as a stockbroker on Wall Street. Returning to Winnipeg, Ed worked as a broker for years before joining Barbara in what became the family business, Desserts Plus. They worked together for close to 40 years.
In 1971 daughter Lisa was born followed by Pam in 1974. Ed loved spending time with his family at their cottage near Kenora or on many road trips around North America and trips around the world. We were blessed and fortunate to be able to enjoy our time together.
Ed is survived by his wife of 55 years, Barbara; daughter Pam and his buddy Farfel, as well as his brother Sam, sister Ida Alpern and in-laws, Len and Lynne Shapiro, Honey Kowall, and nephews and nieces.
Ed was predeceased by his dear daughter Lisa, parents, Raizel and Ira, in-laws, Irene and Joe Shapiro, brother Harry, sisters-in-law, Vicky and Bayla, brothers-in-law, Saul Alpern and David Shapiro.
The family thanks the wonderful staff at the Simkin Centre who were very supportive and caring during his time there. And our deep thanks to Cantor Tracy Kasner for performing the burial ceremony with kindness and sensitivity.
Ed was a man of integrity, intelligence, honesty, wit, and above all else, he loved his girls.

Continue Reading



It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Philip Kahanovitch in Winnipeg, MB on Thursday, February 29, 2024.
Philip will be remembered by his dear son Joshua; brother David; niece and nephews, Deborah, Aaron and Jonathan. Philip was predeceased by his loving wife Susan, parents, Moses and Esther, brother Gerry, and sister-in-law Risa.
Philip was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Philip loved travelling on cruises and throughout both North America and Europe. Philip will be remembered for his career as a teacher in both Altona, Neepawa, and Winnipeg, and for his long standing practice as a professional accountant. Philip adored dogs, particularly terriers, and owned several furry companions over the years, including his beloved Hamish.
Following a service, Philip was interred at Rosh Pina Cemetery. If loved ones desire, a memorial donation can be made to a charity of their choice.

Continue Reading

Copyright © 2017 - 2023 Jewish Post & News