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DONALD FRANCIS LEAH Suddenly on November 3, 2012, Donald Francis Leah passed away. Predeceased by his parents Vince and Mary Leah, Don leaves behind his daughter Debbie Leah (Wade) and granddaughters Jadene and Avery Sokolowski, numerous cousins, aunts, and uncles. He was born in Winnipeg on December 5, 1942. As a young man in his late teens, Don served with the Princess Pats in Winnipeg. He started his career at Carling O'Keefes and went on to retire from Brewers Distributing in 1997 after over 30 years of service. Don played minor league hockey under the direction of his father and went on to coach hockey and soccer at Vince Leah Community Centre in later years. He was a guide (Girl Guides) dad who helped out at many camps and outings. He loved to fish and play horse shoes, spending many years in the Lac Du Bonnet area at his trailer with family and friends. In retirement he volunteered for the Christmas Cheer Board and gave with his heart, wallet and time to the Winnipeg Humane Society. Dad had an amazing heart and would do anything he could to help others. He will be greatly missed and always in our thoughts. Memorial Service will be held 10:00 a.m. on Friday, November 9, 2012 at Glen Eden Funeral Home, 4477 Main St., West St. Paul, MB. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Winnipeg Humane Society in Don's memory. Glen Eden Funeral Home 338-7111
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 07, 2012
Condolences & Memories (1 entries)
Don has been a part of my family's life for many years now. It is a great sadness we are feeling now. Most fondly I will remember him as the dad who let us do pretty much whatever we wanted when we had sleepovers, and he snored louder than anyone I knew! He used to call me Bozo, and I could make him laugh singing "they're coming to take me away haha!" - Posted by: Colleen Gallik (Friend of the family) on: Nov 09, 2012
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