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KENNETH WILFRED LESOSKY

Born: Feb 05, 1938

Date of Passing: Jul 26, 2017

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KENNETH WILFRED LESOSKY "Is that you?" After a long and valiant battle with ill health - but mercifully short final skirmish - Ken found peace at Victoria Hospital on July 26, 2017 in Winnipeg, Manitoba at the age of 79. He is survived by his beloved wife Eileen; their children, Kevin (Colette) and Audra (George); his grandchildren, Garett and Shane who were the love and pride of his life; their mother Kim; siblings, Gerry, Louis and Donna (Brian); and many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and dear friends. Ken was predeceased by his parents, Peter and Agnes (nee Deacon); and countless waterfowl, fish and all manner of forest fauna and flora unlucky enough to fall within his sharp sight. Born on February 5, 1938, Ken - if he is to be believed - was a true Stead 'bad boy' who raised foxes, shifted outhouses, lifted moonshine and flipped cars until he tripped up the aisle with Eileen Vincent in 1964. They moved from Pine Falls, MB to Nanaimo, BC in 1966 where Ken worked in a paper mill for 11 years. He also angled to considerably deplete west coast fish stocks, and raise Five Star Whiskey stock prices, on camping weekends with his family and the lifelong friends he made there. Moving back to Stead, MB in 1977 to take over Lesosky's General Store, Ken continued to work as a millwright in Pine Falls until his retirement in 2000. A baseball back catcher, hockey goalie, avid sportsman, ceaseless tinkerer, hearty tippler, merciless jokester, Gull Lake Olympian, and casual collector of mostly useless things - Ken lived large until a stroke shrank his life in 2010. After seven years of struggle, and several other cruel health blows Ken had enough and took his leave. A funeral is scheduled for Wednesday, August 2 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Stead, MB with a reception to follow at Stead Community Centre. Fr. James Gray will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Ken's life, but please note that the church is very small and will likely only accommodate family. An attempt will be made to broadcast the service in the churchyard, however, so please bring lawn chairs and bug spray. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Ducks Unlimited Canada to support the fowl families of those Ken blasted from the skies. SOBERING FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, Beausejour 268-3510 or MB Toll Free 1-877-776-2220 www.soberingfuneralchapel.com
Publish Date: Aug 1, 2017

KENNETH WILFRED LESOSKY "Is that you?" After a long and valiant battle with ill health - but mercifully short final skirmish - Ken found peace at Victoria Hospital on July 26, 2017 in Winnipeg, Manitoba at the age of 79. He is survived by his beloved wife Eileen; their children, Kevin (Colette) and Audra (George); his grandchildren, Garett and Shane who were the love and pride of his life; their mother Kim; siblings, Gerry, Louis and Donna (Brian); and many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and dear friends. Ken was predeceased by his parents, Peter and Agnes (nee Deacon); and countless waterfowl, fish and all manner of forest fauna and flora unlucky enough to fall within his sharp sight. Born on February 5, 1938, Ken - if he is to be believed - was a true Stead 'bad boy' who raised foxes, shifted outhouses, lifted moonshine and flipped cars until he tripped up the aisle with Eileen Vincent in 1964. They moved from Pine Falls, MB to Nanaimo, BC in 1966 where Ken worked in a paper mill for 11 years. He also angled to considerably deplete west coast fish stocks, and raise Five Star Whiskey stock prices, on camping weekends with his family and the lifelong friends he made there. Moving back to Stead, MB in 1977 to take over Lesosky's General Store, Ken continued to work as a millwright in Pine Falls until his retirement in 2000. A baseball back catcher, hockey goalie, avid sportsman, ceaseless tinkerer, hearty tippler, merciless jokester, Gull Lake Olympian, and casual collector of mostly useless things - Ken lived large until a stroke shrank his life in 2010. After seven years of struggle, and several other cruel health blows Ken had enough and took his leave. A funeral is scheduled for Wednesday, August 2 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Stead, MB with a reception to follow at Stead Community Centre. Fr. James Gray will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Ken's life, but please note that the church is very small and will likely only accommodate family. An attempt will be made to broadcast the service in the churchyard, however, so please bring lawn chairs and bug spray. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Ducks Unlimited Canada to support the fowl families of those Ken blasted from the skies. SOBERING FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, Beausejour 268-3510 or MB Toll Free 1-877-776-2220 www.soberingfuneralchapel.com


Publish Date: Jul 29, 2017

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 01, 2017

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • I will always remember and relish our friend and the memories he has blessed me with of my youth! Particularly one my father (Edward Smolarski) never failed to share with us! The day my dad got money for a haircut and Kenny persuaded him to cut the hair at home to save the money for beer! Needless to say a salad bowl, dull scissors and a 12 pack later my dad returned home wearing a voyegour winter toque, penniless, drunk and in a handful of trouble when all was revealed at the supper table by my grandfather! - Posted by: Anthony smolarski (Neighbors and friend ) on: Aug 02, 2017

  • Our deepest Sympathy to Eileen & family on the loss of your Dear Husband, Father & Grandfather. He will be joining his buddy Whip to watch the Bomber games. Great memories of Ken. RIP Ken Ed & Karen Papineau - Posted by: Ed & Karen Papineau (Friend) on: Aug 01, 2017

  • Eileen and the entire family I would like to pass on our condolences in the passing of Ken. Such a fitting obituary for a great husband, father and friend! Take care and know that he is in a better place with no more suffering! - Posted by: Wayne and Janet O'Brien (Friend) on: Aug 01, 2017

  • What an absolutely amazing...heartwarming..hilarious. tribute!! Hugs and prayers to you all! - Posted by: Lisa kemball (Outlaw cousin) on: Jul 29, 2017

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