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Born: Dec 21, 1939
Date of Passing: Aug 24, 2019Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
December 21, 1939 - August 24, 2019
Leo was predeceased by his parents, Albert and Rose and brother Paul. He will be lovingly remembered by his children, Lynne (Dave), Joanne (Colin) and Joel; their mother Denise, grandchildren, Colin and Daniel; his sisters, Lucille (Roger) and Denise (Lucien); nieces and nephews.
Also left mourning his death are his loving partner Margaret, who provided support through his illness, as well as her son Darren and wife Tamara. In addition, he will be missed by all the members of Margaret's family, her siblings, nieces and nephews, all of whom adored him.
There are also many of her friends who will miss him as he brought smiles to their faces as well.
Leo retired from his final job at the Winnipeg Mint as a die maker and engraver after 25 years of service. This was a source of great pride to him.
Dad was an avid fisherman and had many fond stories of his time with his fishing buddies. He also found joy tending to his beautiful yard and took pride in his flowers and tomato plants.
Many of us benefited from his ability to fix anything and everything and he was always the first one called with our renovation projects. But mostly Dad will be remembered for his generous spirit and fun-loving nature, his smile and his laughter. He meant a great deal to the people he came to know and care about.
Cremation has taken place and out of respect for his wishes, there will be no formal service. Instead, there will be a memorial bench in Leo's name at St. Vital Park where he enjoyed walking his beloved Bella. There will also be a memorial celebration of his life at his home in St. Vital next spring - once the garden is growing - in remembrance of a wonderful, kind and generous man.
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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 31, 2019
Condolences & Memories (6 entries)
It is with sadness that we hear of Leo's passing although we knew that he was very sick. I worked with Leo for all of his 25 yrs at the Mint and there wasn't a day go by that he didn't catch someone on a prank or two. He was always a good sport when he himself was caught. It was a pleasure to have known Leo. With Sympathy, Don and Calla Brown - Posted by: Don Brown (friend and co-worker) on: Sep 04, 2019
We will be forever grateful to Leo for all the times he picked up our boys to bring them to hockey. Nos sincères sympathies à toute la famille. - Posted by: Eugene et Irene Lemoine (old neighbor from Ste-Agathe) on: Sep 04, 2019
OMG! What memories I have of going to Tante Rose's house and playing with Leo, & ti-Paul, hide and seek, tag around the house and the large "galerie" in front of your house. My deepest sympathies to all of you and your families. I will always remember Leo as a happy go lucky guy! - Posted by: Monique St-Onge Gauthier (cousin) on: Sep 02, 2019
My sympathies to the entire family. Monsieur Girouard was our neighbor from long ago when I was a child. Always remembered him with a smile on his face. I spent so much time in their home and have very many fond memories. - Posted by: Ginette Roy (Courcelles) (Old neighbor ) on: Sep 02, 2019
We are so sorry for your loss. I was lucky to have met Leo when living on Calder Bay. I enjoyed many fun times with Leo and Denise. Then we met up again with him in St. Vital with Margaret. Enjoyed his sense of humour. Our deepest sympathy to all of his family! Dan and Louise Blom - Posted by: Louise Blom (Friend) on: Aug 31, 2019
Mes sympathies a mon petit cousin et mes petites cousines pour le deces de leur pere Leo. I remember all the times when we were kids my dad your Uncle Adrien would come for a visit and would visit your mother Matante Rose and anyone else that we were related to. - Posted by: Richard Girouard - Montreal, Quebec (first cousin) on: Aug 31, 2019
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