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Date of Passing: Mar 06, 2019

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LEON BOTCHAR 1928 - 2019 Peacefully on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 Leon passed away at his residence. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Jeanette of 68 years, children, Eleanor (Konrad), Richard (Teresa), Randy and Bev (David). Leon was also blessed with grandchildren, Adam (Natasha), Jordan, Dominique (Kevin) and Danica, and five great-grandchildren. Leon was predeceased by his seven siblings: Frances, Anton, Stanley, Helen, Anne, Michael and Joseph. Leon was born and raised in Cook's Creek and was the youngest of eight children born to Vincenty and Josephine Botchar (Boczar). Leon grew up on the farm and remained there well into his retirement years. His initial start in farming was working the fields with horses. In his early years he found many challenges due to weather conditions or when crops failed to produce. Leon sought winter employment in Winnipeg and surrounding area to help supplement farm income and support the family. Gradually, as farm equipment improved and grain prices stabilized, he found life on the farm less challenging. Leon gained many skills as time went on, enabling him to repair his equipment and vehicles, as well as building structures. He took pride in his fields, ensuring that they were weed free. This same pride continued in his yard, well after he retired from farming. In his late 80s he would rise early in the morning to work trimming trees with his chainsaw. Also in his later years he thoroughly enjoyed his visits with active and retired farmers at the local coffee shop. Family was of utmost importance to Leon. He was very proud of the accomplishments of his children and their families. He always enjoyed having all of the family over for dinners and celebrations. Friends and neighbours were most welcome to their home where food, pickles, refreshments and laughter were always in abundance. Memories of his kindness and love will forever remain in our hearts. Cremation has taken place and interment will be at a later date. A funeral mass will be held Saturday, March 16, at 10:30 a.m., St. Michaels Church in Cook's Creek. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memoriam to the Cooks Creek Community Centre Building Expansion Project. Condolences may be left at
Publish Date: Mar 13, 2019

LEON BOTCHAR Peacefully at his home in Oak Bank, Leon passed away on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at the age of 90 years. Leon will be sadly missed by his beloved wife Jeannette, children, Eleanor, Richard, Randy, Bev and their families. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church, 68152 Hwy. 212 in Cooks Creek, Manitoba. A complete obituary will follow. Condolences may be left at
Publish Date: Mar 9, 2019

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 09, 2019, Mar 13, 2019

Condolences & Memories (8 entries)

  • So sorry to hear the passing of Leon. Christmas dinner and family get-togethers will never be the same. RIP Leon. - Posted by: Rose and Barry Herman (Friend of family) on: Mar 16, 2019

  • My deepest condolences for your loss to my Aunt Jean and cousins. My thoughts and prayers to you all. Uncle Leon will be missed. - Posted by: Jackie Proceviat (Niece) on: Mar 15, 2019

  • My deepest condolences to Bev, Eleanor, Rick, Randy and family, and especially to Ma. Pa will always be fondly remembered. - Posted by: Sylvia Molnar (Family friend) on: Mar 14, 2019

  • Rick and Theresa, we are very sorry to hear about Leon's death. Please accept our deepest sympathies. Bruce and Nancy - Posted by: Bruce and Nancy MacLean (Friends) on: Mar 14, 2019

  • Sorry for your loss of your father Rick. - Posted by: Colin Rodrigue (Friend) on: Mar 13, 2019

  • To a very SPECIAL friend and former neighbor, R.I.P. Missing our gathering at the Thursday lunch gathering at K.P. - Posted by: Harold & Violet Zabowski (Friend & Former Neighbor) on: Mar 13, 2019

  • We are truly sorry to hear of the loss of your husband and father. Please accept our condolences and may our prayers help comfort you. - Posted by: Mitchell and Kimberly Zaborniak (Friend) on: Mar 12, 2019

  • My deepest sympathies to Bev and family in the loss of your Dad, husband and grandpa. - Posted by: Shannon (Friend of Bev's) on: Mar 11, 2019

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