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Born: Feb 11, 1929

Date of Passing: May 18, 2019

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February 11, 1929 - May 18, 2019
October 4, 1926 - April 17, 2019

With great sadness we announce the passing of our parents, Leonard and Florence. Mom and Dad were predeceased by their son, Mark on February 8, 2019.
They leave to remember and honour their lives children: Michele (Rick), Bernard and Matthew, grandchildren: Paul, Laura, Amy, Claire, Charlotte, and great-grandchildren: Alice and Emma.
Mom was a devoted and loyal wife and mother who put her family first, spoiling them with her skills as a culinary artist, fine seamstress and her nurturing ways. Always the adventurer, summers were spent camping across Canada with children and trailer in tow. She was an avid reader, curious and inquisitive and challenged us to become so. An excellent hostess, she was much admired for her sharp witted, intelligent conversation. "The Sisters of the Holy Rock" proved an amazing outlet for her musically and socially and she cherished those 10 years with them. Being a devout Catholic and member of the CWL at Holy Cross Parish helped sustain her faith in God, family and friends.
Dad was a devoted husband (67 years), loving father, consummate teacher, concert pianist and friend to all. He leaves us to grieve but also to honour him by being kind and compassionate to one another and to challenge ourselves to be lifelong learners. Dad taught at Aberdeen and Grant Park in Winnipeg for 27 years, ending his career at St. Michael's University School, Victoria. Dad was much admired for his dedication and skill in his profession, giving "above and beyond." A great joy in his retirement involved making C.D.'s of his piano and organ pieces, as well as giving impromptu performances for all to enjoy. "I love you all" was his parting message.
Funeral service to be held June 22, 12:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Parish, Victoria. Graveside interment in Winnipeg in July.

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 15, 2019

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • Matthew, Bernie and Michele, our most heartfelt condolences to you all on the loss of you parents and brother. Fred, Michelle and Sonia - Posted by: Kandera Family (Friends) on: Jun 15, 2019

  • My heartfelt condolences to Michelle, Bernard, Matthew, and family. Such a classy, friendly lady. Sending peace and love to the Takoski family. Hugs to Matthew~ - Posted by: Teresa O’Connor (Friend of Matthew) on: Jun 15, 2019

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