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Born: Jun 29, 1947

Date of Passing: Oct 11, 2021

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June 29 1947 - October 11, 2021

It is with heavy hearts that we share the passing of Leslie Bieganski, age 74. He was a loved big brother, beloved cousin, witty uncle, and trusted loyal friend.
On October 11, 2021, Leslie Clifton Bieganski joined his parents, Bill and Pearl, grandparents, Joseph and Mary Bieganowski, Clifton and Henrietta Orr, as well as many uncles, aunts, and cousins.
He leaves behind his sisters, Mildred Brown (Marvin), Barbara Ptak (Leonard), and nephew Vincent Ptak, nieces, Christina Kane, Kathleen Tucker, Emily Ptak, great-nephews, Mackenzie, Keaghan, Kai and great-nieces, Abbygale and Elleah, and many long-time friends.
Leslie grew up in Anola, Manitoba, where he attended elementary school, played baseball and hockey while attending Springfield Collegiate. He learned at the young age of 16 to be responsible after the death of his dad. This shaped him to be a serious fellow although he inherited a sharp wit and dry humour.
Leslie was a proud 45-year member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 2085. Leslie stayed involved with his union, attending meetings and serving as an Executive Board member. Leslie had many trade friends through the years. Leslie was an excellent tradesman and Journeyman Electrician who had a unique way of passing on his skills to many electrical apprentices. On time for work every day and always putting in his eight hours work for eight hours pay. Most apprentices that became journeymen after Les' unique mentoring were very appreciative of instilling a good work ethic and always taking pride in doing a great job.
Leslie was a very good carpenter and was always searching for interesting patterns for his woodworking. He enjoyed building wooden toys for his nephew and nieces. The shuffleboard he built ensured great fun during parties.
Leslie loved sharing memories, stories, and photographs of the family and was always up for a good debate! He enjoyed the friendship of his fellow workmates and during retirement looked forward to their leisurely breakfast gatherings.
A special thank you to the staff at Sturgeon Creek II Retirement Residence and Riverview Health Centre Palliative Care for their care. A very special thank you of appreciation for the family's Earth Angel, Michelle, whose gentleness and loving patience made sure Leslie was well cared for, and to Dave McPhail and Guy and Brigitte Rivard whose steadfast loyal friendship meant the world to Leslie.
Please RSVP to Chapel Lawn between 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to join Leslie's family for a Celebration of Life Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB.
Attendees are required to be fully vaccinated according to Manitoba shared health regulations. Please bring proof of vaccination.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 16, 2021

Condolences & Memories (10 entries)

  • Mildred, Barbara and families. So sorry to read of Les passing. I remember many fun days sitting on the school bus beside him, always happy, always smiling. Great times. Deepest condolences from Lorraine Ken and Verna and families. - Posted by: Lorraine (Brown) Hughes (Friends) on: Oct 22, 2021

  • Barbara, Mildred and families, we were saddened to hear of Leslie’s passing. Know you will be in our thoughts and prayers as you go through the days ahead. All the Reeves family - Posted by: Cheryl Hudzick (Friend) on: Oct 19, 2021

  • I was so sad to hear of Les' passing and want to extend my deepest sympathies to his family. I had the privilege of working with Les while he was serving his apprenticeship in the mid 60's. He was a hard worker, quick to learn, and a fun guy to be with, and I am not surprised at the high esteem he was held in by fellow workers. I am so proud of his accomplishments in the trade. Though I had not seen Les for many years I have always had good memories of our time spent together, and feel fortunate to have been part of his early days as an electrician. Ken Hiebert - Posted by: Ken Hiebert (Friend) on: Oct 18, 2021

  • Our sympathy is extended to your family at this sad time. May you find support from family and friends in the coming days. Andy and Kathy Bell - Posted by: Kathleen (Gillespie) Bell (Friends) on: Oct 17, 2021

  • Dear Mildred, Barbara & families. So sorry to hear of Leslie’s passing. As an older cousin, I think he was certainly too young to pass on. I remember him as a shy, cute little boy with such a nice smile. Talk to you all later. Love, Myrtle & Don. - Posted by: Myrtle Bekk (Cousin) on: Oct 17, 2021

  • Truly sorry to learn of Les’s passing. Worked with him many times over the years, and yes his hands did his talking for him. Was a very good electrician, and even a better person. Rest well brother. Until we meet again. Roscoe. Ross Brown - Posted by: Ross brown (Friend) on: Oct 16, 2021

  • I am so sorry to hear of Les’s passing please accept my sincere condolences to your families. I worked as an electrical apprentice under the guidance of Les. He was an excellent tradesmen and instilled a good work ethic in all those that worked with him. At the time I thought he was definitely tough on young apprentice’s but his intentions were always good and he taught me a lot; that in turn led me to be a better tradesperson. Rest In Peace Les you will be missed by us all. - Posted by: John Nunes (Co-worker) on: Oct 16, 2021

  • I would like to offer my sincere condolences to the family and very close friends of Les. Les was a great mentor and tradesmen that proudly worked with Ibew Local 2085 for years. He trained many members not only in the trade but also about life’s responsibilities. He was a quit leader in our union movement that was respected by all who worked with him. Some of my fondest memories of Les was when he was snowmobiling at Dave McPhail‘s cabin at Caddy lake, you could not wipe the smile of his face if you tried! Rest In Peace Les and and give all the past Ibew Brothers up in heaven a big hug. Russ Shewchuk - Posted by: Russ Shewchuk (Friend ) on: Oct 16, 2021

  • Our friendship with Les goes back many many years where Joan and Les were part of our family lives. They were both so loving and caring and attended all the graduations and our daughters wedding. We will miss Les’s phone calls and our visits with him at the Courts and Sturgeon Creek 11. You are now reunited with your best friend. We love you Les. Gone but not forgotten. RIP - Posted by: Guy & Brigitte Rivard (Friends) on: Oct 16, 2021

  • Mildred, Barbara, and families, Our deepest condolences to your family. It is especially hard to lose a loved one, but a sibling is especially hard. We are glad you have your families to be with at this time of sorrow. Tom and Maureen - Posted by: Tom and Maureen Fryza (Friends) on: Oct 16, 2021

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