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In Memory of Dr. Richard Tapper

The city of Winnipeg lost a dynamic personality on Saturday and we at lost one of our good friends.

On Saturday, May 19th the city of Winnipeg lost a tremendous human being, when one of my closest friends Richard Tapper passed away.

Trip to Game 6 in Cgy 034

Aside from his family, friends and his work, if there was one thing that Tapper lived and breathed it was all things sports with a special emphasis on the Winnipeg Jets.  He loved attending Jets 2.0 games and got to as many as he could during the inaugural season.
Tap in the Crowd

I cannot possibly sum up his life or what he meant to his friends with a few snippets.  Suffice it to say he was simply an amazing person who had a positive impact on people, someone who has left us way too quickly.  He will be missed.

Tapper Eulogy:  Here is the eulogy that Jordan Farber and I read in honour of Tap.

Winnipeg Free Press:  His life made our world a better place.

Canadian Jewish News:  Young leader packed a lot into his short life.