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LEESA MAE MUNROE

Born: Oct 29, 1952

Date of Passing: Feb 03, 2020

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LEESA MAE MUNROE

Gracefully, on Monday, February 3, 2020, Leesa Mae Munroe, 67 years old, departed this world to journey through the pearl laden gates of Heaven.
Leesa is survived by her two children, Cole and Chanelle, her father George; siblings, Paul, Howard and Julie; six wonderful nephews, her lifelong gentleman friend Theo, and her beloved cat Rocky. She is predeceased by her mother Colleen Munroe.
Leesa was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba at the Grace Hospital on October 29, 1952. She began her teaching career in 1975 and continued to teach, influence, and inspire her students for over 30 years. In her retirement, Leesa enjoyed the simpler things in life; winter walks at Fort Whyte, swimming in the Brokenhead River, and basking in the hot springs of Lake Manitou. She developed a passion for genealogy and loved learning about the "Old Ways" of her ancestors.
Leesa was the true expression of elegance, refinement, and beauty. Everyone who knew her was touched by her love, generosity and white light. May her Spirit swim eternal in the Medicine Waters of the Brokenhead.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Gerges, Dr. Kumar, Dr. McClure, Dr. Peterson, and all the loving nurses at Riverview Care.
A private funeral service and Celebration of Life will be held in Leesa's honour.
Donations can be offered to FortWhyte Alive Nature Centre.

...Blue lakes and rocky shore,
I will return once more...

Doyle's Funeral Home in care of
arrangements. www.doylesfuneralhome.ca

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 06, 2020

Condolences & Memories (23 entries)

  • I remember Leesa in Lord Nelson School. She was so bright and cheery. And as luck would have it I met her and dated at the university of Winnipeg for a short time. Some people just light up the world. What wonderful comments have followed her here. I have thought of Leesa often; even 50 years later. God Bless her Dennis Yurkiw grade school and university friend - Posted by: dennis yurkiw (classmate ( grade 4 ) and classmate University Of Winnipeg 1970.) on: Dec 10, 2020

  • John and I just learned of Leesa’s passing away. We were saddened by the news. We will cherish fond memories of her. I first met Leesa when she joined the St Boniface team on M1 at the McEwen building. What a great teacher and unique style she had in reaching the youth. We quickly became great friends. She would often speak of Cole and Chanelle. How proud she was of them. Most times when we met either at the house or the lake, her dear friend,Theo was sure to be at her side. We were always greeted with open arms and yummy treats. What a fighter she was, now you can spread your wings. So sorry for your lost Cole, Chanelle, Theo and the rest of her family. - Posted by: John and Mariette Shaw (Good friends) on: Mar 05, 2020

  • Dear Ellie, George, Julie and family, We were saddened to hear about Leesa's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. Love, David and Madeline Quilliams - Posted by: David and Madeline(Johnson) Quilliams (Friend) on: Mar 03, 2020

  • We were very sad to hear that your sister passed. Sending our deepest condolances to you and your family Julie. xoxx Love and huggs from Laurie, Melissa and Jillian - Posted by: laurie (cousin) on: Feb 10, 2020

  • I am so sorry to hear of Leesa's passing. I was a student of hers at Van Belleghem School, and I have thought of her often over the years. She was an incredible and inspiring teacher, and so many of her lessons have stayed with me. She had a way of bringing the learning to life, with her passion and enthusiasm; she infused us all with confidence, in her beautiful, joy-filled way! She also introduced me to Shakespeare--Julius Caesar--back in Grade 7, and a seed was planted. Many years later, I became an actor, working with the classics, and now, I am teaching Shakespeare to my own group of students. Thank you for all of the gifts you gave me. Your light will continue to shine bright in my heart. - Posted by: Robyn Stephanchew (Stevan) (Student) on: Feb 10, 2020

  • Dear Julie, Howard, Paul, Cole and Chanelle , I was so saddened to read on line that Leesa passed away. Her lovely photo reminded me how enthused and bright she was as she practice taught my Gr. 4 class . Both the pupils and I enjoyed her time with us. She did very well and I am so happy that she had a long and successful teaching career and was able to enjoy her retirement. You will all miss her dearly. May her cherished and everlasting memories always be with you. Fondest Regards, Miss Samcoe- In 2009, I moved to Saskatoon where I live now , to care for my elderly parents. They have passed away now. - Posted by: Miss E. Samcoe (Leesa was my student teacher at Isaac Brock. As well,I taught Julie and Howard .) on: Feb 09, 2020

  • We used to get together on a regular basis with Leesa and her husband Charles, whether it was to cross country or downhill ski or share a meal. She was such a beautiful and warm woman, always interested in what anyone had to say. We are sad to read of her passing. We were also lucky to have her as our daughter Robyn's schoolteacher at Van Bellingham. She's left her mark. Love and sympathy to Chanelle and Cole. - Posted by: Robert and Diana Stevan (old friends) on: Feb 09, 2020

  • I have known Leesa and her family since I was a little girl from Church. She was someone I really looked up to as a young girl. She was beautiful, both inside and out! In grade 7 she was my teacher. I was over the moon having her as my teacher! She was always so patient!! She truly encouraged students to pursue their talents!! At Christmas she had us bring Bibles to school to study why we celebrate. My condolences go out to her family! What a very sad loss!! My thoughts and prayers are with you all! - Posted by: Andrea (Olson) Wiebe (Family friend ) on: Feb 09, 2020

  • My deepest sympathy to the Munroe family, Chanelle, Cole and Theo. She will be truly missed. I remember visiting and she would always have a smile and want to chat. Her positivity and good vibes would always brighten up your day. She gave this world good energy. Thank you Leesa. - Posted by: Terry (Friend) on: Feb 09, 2020

  • Truly sorry to hear of the passing of your sister Leesa, Julie. My first memory of her was when she was student teaching in our classroom at our school, Isaac Brock, and she basically took my breath away as to how classy and beautiful she looked . I even remember what she wore, a cream pant suit with a matching hair wrap, talk about style , wow! I can honestly say I will never forget her. Far to young to be taken, very sad. My deepest condolences, Julie, to you and your family, at this very difficult time. You are all in my heart and my prayers. - Posted by: Lisa Karpyshin (Friend to (sister) Julie) on: Feb 09, 2020

  • I have known the Munroe family since I was a child. Leesa was a beautiful woman with a beautiful soul. My deepest condolences to Chanelle and Cole and to the entire Munroe family. My thoughts and prayers are with you - Posted by: Maria rondinone costantino (Childhood friend to Julie) on: Feb 08, 2020

  • Truly sorry to hear of the passing of your sister Leesa, Julie. My first memory of her was when she was student teaching in our classroom at our school, Isaac Brock, and she basically took my breath away as to how classy and beautiful she looked. I even remember what she wore, a cream pant suit with a matching hair wrap, talk about style , wow! I can honestly say I will never forget her. Far too young to be taken, very sad. My deepest condolences, Julie, to you and your family, at this very difficult time. You are all in my heart and my prayers. - Posted by: Lisa Karpyshin (Friend to (sister) Julie) on: Feb 08, 2020

  • Ms. Munroe was my favourite teacher. I’m so sad to hear of her passing and have thought of her often over the years. She was just awesome- I’ll never forget her red outfit. She was so beautiful, inside and out! - Posted by: Jenna (Student) on: Feb 08, 2020

  • Ms. Munroe taught me way back at the beginning of her teaching career at Van Bellingham School. She left a lasting memory in my heart. She was a wonderful person with a big, kind heart. Safe Journey Ms. Munroe. See you over the rainbow. - Posted by: Sheila (Heim) Poot (Former Student way back) on: Feb 08, 2020

  • I met Leesa as a colleague at Niakwa Place School. We seemed to connect right away. We were both Leonard Cohen fans, products of the 60’s! We had many wonderful time laughing throughout the lunchtime sharing jokes and crazy stories ( mostly hers!). She was one of a kind and will be greatly missed. I had the great honour of providing background piano music for her wedding reception. She always talked with such loving pride about her family. My heartfelt sympathies go out to her family and those closest to her. Greg - Posted by: Greg Wilson (Colleague ) on: Feb 07, 2020

  • Dear Cole and Chanelle, Kevin and I are so sorry that you have loss your mother. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May happy memories sustain you at this difficult time. Our sincerest condolences, Kevin and Betty McGarry - Posted by: Betty McGarry (friend) on: Feb 07, 2020

  • I think it is safe to say that she was the nicest teacher I ever had. She was Mrs Birks to us then. She was always kind and never lost her patience with me or any classmates that I can recall (Especially when she should have!) She made learning fun and virtually stress free. Those were good times and I will ALWAYS remember her. I was saddened to hear of her passing. My most sincere condolences to those family and friends who loved her and all those who learned from her that are left behind. May she rest in peace... - Posted by: Christopher Crawley (Former Student.) on: Feb 06, 2020

  • Ms. Munroe taught me that contrast colours are not mistakes... they make life beautiful and interesting. I have never forgotten that lesson, even from all they way back in grade 7, and I will never forget her. My condolences to all her family and friends. - Posted by: Amanda (Student) on: Feb 06, 2020

  • Hi Julie: Sorry to hear about Leesa’s passing My condolences to you and your family. Mag - Posted by: Maggie Green (Childhood friend) on: Feb 06, 2020

  • Dear Chanelle and Cole. We are so very sorry to hear of your Moms passing!! You are in our thoughts as you journey through your bereavement. Losing your Mom is a huge loss. We only hope that happy memories and the knowledge you were there for her in her time of need, will in time, lessen your pain. Take care! Melanie and Pat McGarry - Posted by: Melanie McGarry (Friend) on: Feb 06, 2020

  • My sincere condolences to the Munroe family. - Posted by: Ingrid Silvari (nee Kreis) (School friend of Paul and Howard) on: Feb 06, 2020

  • My sincere sympathy goes out to the Munroe family on the passing of Leesa. She and her mother Colleen before her worked as receptionists at Public Press. Both were wonderful girls. I did not know that Colleen had passed away until I read this mornings obits. Both were very outgoing people. - Posted by: Joan Porteous (Public Press employee) on: Feb 06, 2020

  • Leesa will be fondly missed! My thoughts are with her family during this difficult time. - Posted by: Richard Munroe (Cousin ) on: Feb 06, 2020

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