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LESLIE PETER MILLAR

Date of Passing: Sep 16, 2017

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LESLIE PETER MILLAR It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Leslie Peter Millar, aged 90, our beloved father, grandfather, uncle, brother-in-law and friend. Leslie passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg. Left to cherish his memory are his daughters and sons-in-law: Elizabeth and Joe, Margaret and John, Jean and Mike, and Leslie and Dave; 13 grandchildren and their spouses / partners: Jana and Nic, Josh and Shelley, Jenny and Scott, Andrew and Justyna, Teresa and Michael, Johnny and Mitch, Aaron and Kasandra, Frank and Daria, Leslie and Christina, David and Leona, David, Steven and Brian; six great-grandchildren: Ania, Joseph, Aria, Landon, Julia and Laurence, and many treasured friends, cousins, nieces, nephews and extended family. Leslie was predeceased by his parents: Samuel and Jean (nee Livingstone) Millar, and his three brothers: Jack, Jimmy and Ronnie. Leslie was devoted to his family. He took his four growing daughters to the beach, camping, swimming, skiing, skating, tobogganing, horse-riding, movies, shows and parks. He filled his home with books, music and art. He greatly valued honesty, integrity, reason and continuous learning. He loved to discuss and debate intellectual and political topics. Together with his beloved late wife, Teresa, he hosted family gatherings every Sunday at their home for many years. Leslie joined the Air Force as a young man, and reached the rank of Sergeant. He was a parachutist instructor, logging in over 60 jumps in the Air Force. After his military service, Leslie became a physician and practiced for over 20 years. He retired at the age of 52 to become an artist, graduating from Fine Arts at the University of Manitoba in 1985. His own and his daughters homes are filled with his colourful and wonderful larger-than-life paintings. Service will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Thomson "In the Park" Funeral Home, 1291 McGillivray Boulevard. The Millar family would like to thank the many friends, doctors, nurses, and hospital staff who helped Leslie during the more challenging last two years of his life, and particularly in the last months of his life. A special thanks to Gayle, Geraldine and Darlene from Comforts of Home, River Ridge Retirement Residence staff, his W.H.R.A. caregivers, and the wonderful staff on Ward E of the 5th floor of the St. Boniface Hospital. Your kindness and support were noticed, and very much appreciated. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Alzheimer Association of Canada. THOMSON "IN THE PARK" 204-925-1120 Condolences may be sent to www.thomsoninthepark.com

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 20, 2017

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • After reading "Stalking the Wild Asparagus" by Euell Gibbons, my Dad took us foraging during camping trips to Birds Hill Park. We collected plants, berries, and acorns and took these to the Park Ranger. to correctly identify. We found pin cherries from he only tree in the park...those were nice. But the choke cherries lived up their name, the acorns we toasted were bitter, so were the dandelions crowns and leaves. Although we did loose interest in eating these types of food, I did develop a lifelong fascination of plants and deep love and appreciation of nature. I grew up in a home filled with books, where music on records of every type was played every day. Reading, fantasy and drawing were encouraged by my Dad and I recall drawing and creating imaginary stories every day, until at age 17, I decided that I would divert all my time and energy to pursue a medical career. Dad had an artist's temperament and sensitivity, another legacy he shared with us - Posted by: Margaret Reda (Daughter) on: Sep 29, 2017

  • To the Millar Family - It is with great sadness that we heard of the passing of Mr. Millar. He and Mrs Millar raised four beautiful daughters who have all become great persons. Fantastic grandchildren and great-grandchildren eventually followed. He accomplished a lot in life but now he will be in peace with many dear people that he knew throughout his lifetime. We wish the entire family our deepest sympathy on his passing and look forward to an eventual reunion up in Heaven! Elizabeth and Greg Dembek as well as Joanne and Mark Kulaga - Posted by: Elizabeth and Greg Dembek (Friends and Almost Family) on: Sep 21, 2017

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