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Born: Jul 30, 1929

Date of Passing: Feb 03, 2023

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July 30, 1929 - February 3, 2023

Donald passed away peacefully in his sleep.
He is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Audrey Weidman; his children, Cathy (Marty Cole) and Richard (Lisa Weidman) and his 5 grandchildren who he adored, Rachel, Bram, Joshua, Leah and Jacob. He was predeceased by his parents, Eve and Bert Weidman and brothers, David (Sheila Weidman) and Lyon (Carol Weidman).
Donald was born and lived his entire life in Winnipeg. He began working at an early age at Weidman Brothers and remained in the food distribution business for his working career which lasted until close to his 90th birthday. In business he had a reputation of being honest, sincere, hard working and always looking after his customers.
Family was always number one in Donald's life, beginning with his wife Audrey who he treasured and adored. He was a wonderful and devoted father and the best Zaida to his grandchildren. His cousins and many friends were a priority and will always remember his infectious smile.
Donald was so proud to share the story of his family who arrived in Winnipeg in 1882, one of the first Jewish families to come to Winnipeg. Donald loved his summers at Winnipeg Beach, especially when joined by his family and friends. The highlight of his day was to take his grandchildren for ice cream at Dairybee and some fun at Playland. Donald was an active member of Shaarey Zedek Synagogue and the Winnipeg Jewish Community and served as president of Glendale Golf and Country Club.
The family would like to thank Jorge for his loving and compassionate care over this last year and a half.
Burial was held Sunday, February 5 at Shaarey Zedek Cemetery, officiated by Rabbi Mass. Pallbearers were his five grandchildren and Max Polinsky.
Donations can be made to the Audrey and Donald Weidman fund at the Jewish Foundation of Manitoba.

Publish Date: Feb 11, 2023


Donald Weidman passed away peacefully in his sleep Friday, February 3, 2023.
He leaves behind his loving wife of 69 years, Audrey Weidman, children, Cathy Cole (Marty) and Richard Weidman (Lisa), grandchildren, Rachel, Bram, Joshua, Leah and Jacob.
Graveside funeral Sunday, February 5 at 11:00 a.m., Shaarey Zedek Cemetery.
Full obituary to follow.

Publish Date: Feb 4, 2023

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 04, 2023, Feb 11, 2023

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • So sorry to hear of Donald's passing. He was a very special man. One of the best bosses I have ever worked for. I missed receiving his calls in the last few years. He always remembered to call and see how myself and my family were doing. I have many fond memories of Donald and his family. My condolences to you all. Susan - Posted by: Susan Golembleski (Long time employee ) on: Mar 27, 2023

  • Audrey, so sorry to hear of Donalds passing. Just know we are thinking of you Pat & Tom Brooks - Posted by: Pat & Tom Brooks (Friends) on: Feb 12, 2023

  • As a young representative of a major food processor I remember calling on Don and brother David at their warehouse on Adelaide Street - many decades ago. I was always impressed by their professional approach and courtesy and thankful for their support of the products I represented. Always the gentlemen. Good memories. Condolences to the family. - Posted by: MORLEY Fingard (former business colleague) on: Feb 11, 2023

  • My sincere condolences to Audrey, Cathy and Richard. Donald was a consummate gentleman, and whenever we ran into one another, together with Audrey, showed such warmth and genuine caring. May his memory be a blessing. - Posted by: Enid Barnes (Longtime family friend through parents) on: Feb 07, 2023

  • Very sad to hear this news. Don and then Richard were an important part of my work life throughout my formative years in the hospitality industry offering excellent products and service. My sincere condolences Jeff - Posted by: Jeff Gill (Industry Colleagues ) on: Feb 04, 2023

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