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Born: May 20, 1945

Date of Passing: Feb 28, 2020

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May 20, 1945 - February 28, 2020

With heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of Les, our beloved husband, father and grandfather, in Harlingen, Texas at the age of 74.
He will be sadly missed by his wife Sandra, of 52 years, his children: Daryl (Paula), Kennedy and Malone; Cory (Angie), Zander, Evan and Hayden; Aaron (Lisa), Dylan and Adam; Elana (Harvey), Emily and Avery.
Les was born in Dauphin and raised on the family farm. He graduated from Winnipegosis Collegiate and moved to Winnipeg where he attended Red River College and graduated with a degree in Business Administration. After briefly working as an accountant for the Federal Government, he earned his CMA designation and joined the Province of Manitoba, working many years as the Assistant Deputy Minister of Agriculture. Les retired in 2000 and enjoyed the outdoor lifestyle at the family cottage on Pinawa Bay in Lac du Bonnet. In 2009, Les and Sandra moved out to the lake full time. Les found great pleasure barbecuing and boating with his family and friends. He took great pride tending to his perfect lawn, moving his sprinklers, and playing with his many woodpiles to make sure the wood stove fire was always burning. Les and Sandy enjoyed travelling, wintering in Texas and Florida, and the occasional casino visit.
We miss you deeply and you will forever be in our hearts and thoughts.
Les was cremated in Texas after a final farewell from his wife and children. A Funeral Mass and celebration of his life will be held Saturday, March 14 at 11:00 a.m. at the St. Francis of Assisi Church in Pinawa, MB.
Donations can be made in Les's memory to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or STARS Air Ambulance.
Publish Date: Mar 11, 2020

1945 - 2020

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of beloved husband and father, Les Baseraba on Friday, February 28, 2020, in Harlingen, Texas.
Longer obituary to follow.
Publish Date: Mar 7, 2020

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 07, 2020, Mar 11, 2020

Condolences & Memories (10 entries)

  • It's been many years since we were all together in the hockey rinks. We have thought about all of your family over the years. We were so sorry to hear about Les. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this very difficult time. Please accept our Deepest Sympathy. The O'Connell Family - Posted by: Lucy and Dan O'Connell (Hockey Friends) on: Mar 16, 2020

  • Dear Sandy, Daryl, Cory, Aaron, Elana & families Our hearts and prayers go out to all of you on your great loss of a husband, father and grandfather. It was shocking news to us. We remember his sense of humour. He told us that he was listening to our new Christmas CD while cruising down the river in his boat in the middle of July. May the angels now sing for him. With love and caring. Marvin & Mary - Posted by: Marvin & Mary Procyshyn Dauphin (Sandra is our first cousin and bridesmaid) on: Mar 11, 2020

  • Sandy, Elana and entire family. It’s been a long time ago now but one of my all time favourite vacations was tagging along with Elana and joining your family in Florida. Mr. B was so much fun to be around, was a master on the BBQ, had such a jovial memorable laugh, (which I think Elana may have inherited) and made me feel like part of the Baseraba clan. It was a pleasure to be part of that. My sincerest sympathies, Lori Macario - Posted by: Lori Macario (Friend of Elana ) on: Mar 11, 2020

  • Dearest Daryl (Paula), Kennedy, Malone, and all other dearest family members, we are so sorry to hear of your father's passing. Please accept our sincere condolences to all. - Posted by: Carla Munroe and Randy Gadawski (Friend) on: Mar 11, 2020

  • What an honor to have met Les and host him here at the STARS base so recently as November. We as a STARS family are truly sorry for your loss and extend our condolences to your family. On behalf of STARS Manitoba, Lori Derksen - Posted by: Lori Derksen ((STARS Manitoba)) on: Mar 11, 2020

  • Sandy, so sorry to hear of Les's passing. I have many fond memories of Ukrainian New Year's Eves in Winnipeg with you and Les, and time spent at your cottage. Donna - Posted by: Donna Parkhurst (friend) on: Mar 11, 2020

  • Dear Basaraba family, I was very sorry to see that Les passed away while on vacation in Texas and extending our deepest sympathy. For more than 25 years Les has been a loyal donor to the HSC Foundation and will be deeply missed. Thinking of you at this very sad and difficult time. Staff and friends at the HSC Foundation - Posted by: Lynda Ruban (staff at Health Sciences Centre Foundation) on: Mar 09, 2020

  • My prayers and thoughts are with you and wishing you and your family peace and comfort during this difficult time. I had the privilege of knowing and working with him and he was truly the best boss I have ever had. - Posted by: Gloria Luch (Friend) on: Mar 07, 2020

  • My sincere sympathy Sandy to you and your family. I have many fond memories of our visits at Fun N Sun. My thoughts are with you through this very difficult time. - Posted by: Sharon Fletcher (Friend) on: Mar 07, 2020

  • Deepest sympathy to Sandy and family...we are filled with sorrow at the loss of our dear friend, Les, but our hearts and minds overflow with wonderful memories of shared experiences as we shared decades of friendship. - Posted by: Glen and Rosemary Robinson (Friends) on: Mar 07, 2020

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