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Born: Apr 25, 1939

Date of Passing: Nov 16, 2018

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VILHELMINA (VILLA) MARIAN LEITOLD (nee DAVIDSON) Daughter of Gusti and Gladys Davidson April 25, 1939 - November 16, 2018 It is with heavy hearts that we announce that Villa has gone dancing. She will live on in the hearts of her loving husband of 58 years, Michael Leitold; her children, Deanna (Andy) Hoover, Kirk (Maxine), Doug (Sharon); as well as her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and friends, too numerous to mention. She was predeceased by her parents, Gusti and Gladys Davidson; brothers, Malcolm and Archie; a sister-in-law Bernice; and a nephew Darrin. Villa was born and raised in Oakview, MB in a three bedroom home along with ten brothers and sisters. Her many talents and accomplishments were an inspiration to us all. Her strength of character helped mould us into the people we have become. Villa always found the positive in people. She never judged or spoke unkind thoughts. Thank you Mom. You are always in our hearts and missed beyond words. Villa had an aura about her that made you reach for the stars, hoping never to disappoint her. Villa always made herself available to everyone from joyful occasions to someone in crisis. Villa accomplished many ambitions by teaching school on a teacher permit at the age of 17. She was elected the first female President of The Winnipeg Printing House Craftsman Club. Villa went on to become the first female Governor of the 14th District of The Printing House Craftsman in which her travels took her through Minnesota, North Dakota and Manitoba challenging the printing industry towards excellence. Their motto being "Share Your Knowledge". In all of this, she found time to raise her children, and help with the grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Villa and Mike met at a dance at Dolly Bay and continued dancing together throughout their lives. Villa was an avid daily walker. She enjoyed reading and loved to curl and golf. Villa was active in the Red Hat Society. The family is honouring Villa's wishes with cremation having taken place. A service will not be held. A private family interment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation, Room ON 1160, 675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3E 0V9, or a charity of your choice. Our entire family would like to thank Dr. R. Kansara and the staff of CancerCare for the wonderful care over the three years Villa battled cancer. We would like to express our sincere appreciation for the wonderful and compassionate care provided by all the staff at Riverview Health Centre and the Regional Palliative Care Program. Her smiling way and pleasant face Are a pleasure to recall, She had a kindly word for each And is always loved by all. Some day we hope to meet her, Some day we know not when, To clasp her hand in the better land Never to part again. Arrangements by: ARNASON FUNERAL HOME Ashern - Lundar 1.204.768.2072 1.866.323.3593

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 24, 2018

Condolences & Memories (8 entries)

  • I knew Villa and worked closely with her during our years as members together in the Craftsmen Club. I always respected Villa for the wonderful person she was and admired her accomplishments. My condolences to Mike and family. Rest in Peace, Villa. - Posted by: Susan (Swanwick) Maslanka (friend) on: Dec 16, 2018

  • neighbors Wallasey St. Sturgeon Creek - Posted by: Gerald CLARE (Old dear friends) on: Dec 04, 2018

  • I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Villa had a wonderful smile and laugh that I will always remember - a generous woman I am glad to have known. - Posted by: Margie King (Friend) on: Dec 02, 2018

  • The best big Sister I could ever ask for. Condolences to Mike & Family. - Posted by: Sherry & Greg Bednarek (sister) on: Dec 02, 2018

  • Our deepest condolences to Mike and all the family. So very sorry for your loss. Thinking of all of you at this very sadd time of your life. Sincerely Barry & Gail McNish - Posted by: Gail & Barry McNish (Friend) on: Nov 26, 2018

  • I met Villa when we both were members of The Winnipeg Club of Printing House Craftsman. I found Villa a person that was easily liked. I admired and respected Villa for all her accomplishments with the Craftsman Club. My condolences to her husband and family. - Posted by: Scott Johnston (Friend) on: Nov 24, 2018

  • Our deepest condolences to Mike and family. Villa was always caring and kind and always had a big hug and kiss for us when ever we had family gatherings. And now she is a angel in heaven. No more pain and suffering. And we will meet again. God bless. Love Dave and Brenda Carroll. - Posted by: Dave & Brenda Carroll (Family inlaws) on: Nov 24, 2018

  • So proud to call her my sister! Our sympathy to Mike and family. Bert & Carol Davidson - Posted by: Bert & Carol Davidson (brother) on: Nov 24, 2018

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