Winnipeg Jewish Review  
Site Search:
Home  |  Archives  |  Contact Us
 
Features Local Israel Next Generation Arts/Op-Eds Editorial/Letters Links Obituary/In Memoriam




 
CAPTAIN BARRY LEIPSIC: THE SEXIEST JEW OF WINNIPEG

by Rhonda Spivak ,September 23, 2014

 

 

This past June in order to comply with Canada's new anti-spam law,  the Winnipeg Jewish Review sent out e-blasts asking subscribers to provide written consent to continue receiving the publication.

 

In one of those emails, I asked subscribers who the sexiest Jew in Winnipeg was.

 

I received one noteworthy response, from Peter Leipsic who wrote to me that his father Captain Barry Leipsic was the sexiest Jew in Winnipeg. 

 

There are two black and white photos that Peter forwarded to me of his father, which you can see now posted, and I am declaring Captain Barry Leipsic the WJR's choice for  the Sexiest Jew of Winnipeg. 

 

The first photo is of a dashingly handsome Barry Leipsic before he lost an eye in World War II. Barry was stationed in England with the Fort Garry Horse Tank Regiment, and during World War II was in charge of 19 tanks. His regiment was in battle in Holland where he was hit in the head by machine gun fire. The bullet passed through his left eye coming out his right ear.

 

 

The second photo is here is one following the loss of his eye, whereupon Barry had a glass eye. (It is of course impossible to tell this in the photo.) 

 

 

Barry met his first wife Yvonne Dollar, a Viennese refugee, in London. They married in 1943, having two boys Peter and Richard Leipsic.

 

Barry spent his last 10 years with his second wife June Falkner Black.

 
<<Previous Article       Next Article >>
Subscribe to the Winnipeg Jewish Review
  • Snowbirds
  • Jewish Federation of Winnipeg CJA
  • CIBC
  • Jewish Federation of Winnipeg
  • CFHU
  • Scott Fielding
  • Gray Academy
  • Jewish Federation of Winnipeg
  • Markus Chambers
  • Coughlin Insurance
  • Red River Coop
  • Munroe Pharmacy
  • Imperial Soap
  • Nick's Inn
  • Commercial Pool
  • Preventative Health First
  • Booke + Partners
  • GTP
  • James Bezan Simchat torah
  • Bob and Shirley Freedman
  • MCW Consultants Ltd.
  • Golden Arrow Life Sciences
  • John Bucklaschuk
  • Tyler Bucklaschuk
  • Maric Homes
  • Artista Homes
  • Tradesman Mechanical
  • Accurate Lawn & Garden
  • Fetching Style
  • Josef Ryan
  • Roseman Corp.
  • Bruce Shefrin Interior Design
  • HUB International
  • Laufman Reprographics
  • Kristina's
  • CVA Systems
  • Ron Zimmerman
  • Fair Service
  • Superlite
  • Thorvaldson Care Center
  • Marks Family
  • Dakota Chiropractic Office
  • Cindy Lamoureux
  • Western Scrap Metals Inc.
  • Dr. Marshall Stitz
  • Charach Family
  • MLT Aikins
  • Harris Law Solutions
  • East Kildonan Dental Group
  • Lofchik Family
  • Gulay Plumbing
  • John Wishnowski
  • Cdn Visa
  • Cascade Financial Group Inc.
  • Taverna Rodos
  • Chochy's
  • Erickson Motors
  • Shoppers Drug Mart
  • West Kildonan Auto Service
  • Grant Kurian Trucking
  • The Center for Near East Policy Research Ltd.
  • Sarel Canada
  • Beyond Flowers
  • Santa Lucia Pizza
  • Roofco Winnipeg Roofing
  • Center for Near East Policy Research
  • Nachum Bedein
Rhonda Spivak, Editor

Publisher: Spivak's Jewish Review Ltd.


Opinions expressed in letters to the editor or articles by contributing writers are not necessarily endorsed by Winnipeg Jewish Review.