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SAM KLAPMAN

Born: Jan 10, 1931

Date of Passing: Sep 12, 2018

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SAM KLAPMAN January 10, 1931 - September 12, 2018 It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and uncle, Sam Klapman. Sam enjoyed a sweet life, filled with family and friends and he cherished every moment. He was devoted to his wife of 68 years, Ruth. They were the first ones on the dance floor and the last to leave the party. Sam enjoyed and was the patriarch to three more generations: father to Sandi (Sam) Malamud, Marla Bernstein, Hartley Klapman (Drew Salter) and Jody Klapman (Brian Goldberg); grandfather to Andrew (Hilary), Allan, Aaron (Alanna), Jason, Steven (Alexis), Dana, Brady, Carly (Jay), Hanna (Gaby) and Kevin; great-grandfather to Florie; and Uncle Shloim to many nieces and nephews. Sam began his business career in the garment industry in 1946 and was chairman of MWG Apparel Corp. until his passing. He was a well-known and highly regarded industry innovator; embracing new technology in all aspects of apparel manufacturing. Sam spent every summer of his life at Winnipeg Beach where he passed the days creating in his woodworking studio, cycling and pitching horseshoes. He was loved by many in that town and was known to everyone as Zaidy. He welcomed his children and grandchildren throughout the winters in Palm Springs, where he also enjoyed hiking, golfing and pitching horseshoes. Sam instilled a strong philanthropic and community spirit in his children and grandchildren and was a great supporter of Winnipeg, the Winnipeg Jewish community, Israel, and countless charitable causes. Sam travelled the world for business and pleasure, and was a passionate fisherman and poker player. He was a devoted friend to his many buddies, who were always there for each other, and he will be missed by those left behind. Sam was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Fanny Klapman, his brothers and sisters-in-law, Harry (Sonia), Meyer (Gladys), Max (Fay), Mickey (Rita), and his sisters and brother-in-law, Beverly Demsky, Esther Klapman Bleiberg and Esther (Albert) Goffstein. Funeral services took place September 14, 2018 at Shaarey Zedek Synagogue followed by interment at Shaarey Zedek Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ruth and Sam Klapman Fund at the Jewish Foundation of Manitoba, 204-477-7525.
Publish Date: Sep 22, 2018

SAM KLAPMAN Sam Klapman passed away on September 12, 2018 in his 88th year. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, September 14 at Shaarey Zedek Synagogue, 561 Wellington Cres. Longer obituary to follow.
Publish Date: Sep 13, 2018

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 13, 2018, Sep 14, 2018, Sep 22, 2018

Condolences & Memories (13 entries)

  • I offer condolences to Ruth on the loss of her husband. Goldie, my sister from New York joins me in this., I knew Ruth of course in Winnipeg-although her uncle I am younger than her. I recall that the last time I saw Ruth and Sam was at a wedding in Hamilton-(my other sister Claire's son)- and indeed they were the first ones on the dance floor and the last to leave the party. - Posted by: Larry Zamick and Goldie Scher (Uncle and Aunt of Ruth) on: Oct 24, 2018

  • I offer condolences to Ruth on the loss of her husband. Goldie, my sister from New York joins me in this., I knew Ruth of course in Winnipeg-although her uncle I am younger than her. I recall that the last time I saw Ruth and Sam was at a wedding in Hamilton-(my other sister Claire's son)- and indeed they were the first ones on the dance floor and the last to leave the party. - Posted by: Larry Zamick and Goldie Scher (Uncle and Aunt of Ruth) on: Oct 24, 2018

  • We extend our sincere, heartfelt condolences to Ruth and her family. Sam became an instant friend and confidant when we first met in 1962. He was indeed an inspiration to my career in the Apparel Industry. We have many fond memories of our adventures and travels on business, fishing, golfing and family gatherings over the years. We are indeed privileged to have known Sam for so many years. His service at Shaarey Zedek was a wonderful, loving representation of Sam, the genuine family man and his caring children and grandchildren. He will surely be missed by many but never forgotten.. Sincerely, Gary and Gwen Steiman - Posted by: Gary Gwen Steiman (Friends) on: Sep 29, 2018

  • I saddened to hear about your Dad, Sandi and Marla. I have such fond memories of him when we were teenagers. He was so kind to let us wander the warehouse to pick out fabric for our home-ec projects. I don't ever remember when he wasn't smiling. We will all remember that smile. - Posted by: Susan Karr Lokken (Family Friend) on: Sep 28, 2018

  • Hartley, I am saddened by the news of Sam's passing.. I met him many many years ago, I believe when he purchased Promowear. At the time I was working with Century 21 Apparels. Over the years I have had encounters with Sam, he was always a gem and I truly enjoyed our conversations. He will be missed by many. - Posted by: Lorri McInnnes (Friend) on: Sep 22, 2018

  • I was vey sorry to hear of Sam's passing. I offer my condolences to Ruth and family. I knew Sam through my and my late wife, Rachelle's friendship with the Goldberg family of London and Toronto and through our annual winter sojourns in Palm Springs California. Sam did everything he could to make a horse-shoe player of me but , alas, with little success. May his memory be forever a blessing. - Posted by: william chodirker (friend) on: Sep 18, 2018

  • My deepest condolences to the Klapman family and their dearest family friends. Sam was truly a great man. I had the pleasure and honour to be able to work with Sam and his family. It was one of the most rewarding times of my life. The world was a better place having him in it. He will be missed. Enjoy the next part of your journey Sam. My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours. Luanne Mutter - Posted by: Luanne Mutter (Ex co-worker) on: Sep 18, 2018

  • My deepest condolences to the Klapman family. I've known Mr Klapman for many many years and he was very polite, generous and caring man. I will miss talking to him. - Posted by: Richard Janczyk (Friend) on: Sep 14, 2018

  • My deepest condolences to the Klapman family on the loss of their dear and sweet dad and husband. I worked for Mr. Klapman and Hartley for 21 years and I can't say but good things about him,We will all miss you Mr. Klapman. Rest in Peace. - Posted by: Lori Buonpensiere (Co-worker) on: Sep 14, 2018

  • We offer our deepest condolences to Mrs. Klapman and her family on the loss of her dear husband, Sam. We have had the pleasure of knowing both Mr. & Mrs. Klapman for 21 years. They have always been a very compassionate and caring couple. Sam will be missed by many who have had the pleasure of sharing his company. May all of your memories made or shared with sam become the treasures of your heart. - Posted by: Claudette Moquin & Harm Bouwman (acquaintances) on: Sep 14, 2018

  • My deepest condolences to the Klapman family on the loss of a wonderful man. I worked for Sam and had the greatest admiration for him. Sam was respected and well liked by all who knew him. Rest in peace. - Posted by: Louise Bloomfield (Co-worker) on: Sep 14, 2018

  • I have known Sam for a great many years and thought highly of him ! He was a wonderful man and shall be missed ! My Condolences to the Klapman family - Posted by: Bob Epstein (Acquaintance ) on: Sep 13, 2018

  • My deepest condolences to Hart and his family and Sam Malamud and his family. I know you will greatly miss your father and father in law. - Posted by: Janet Jardine (Colleague of Hart Klapman and Sam Malamud) on: Sep 13, 2018

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