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HELEN MARIA LESWICK

Date of Passing: Feb 08, 2021

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HELEN MARIA LESWICK
1937 - 2021

Helen passed away on February 8, 2021, after battling the ravages of Parkinson's. Helen was fortunate to have the support of family and friends.
Left to mourn are her brother Dennis Leswick and his wife Rosalie; her nephew Michael Leswick and his wife Elizabeth and their children, Harrison, Abigail and Olivia of Mississauga, Ontario; her nephew David Leswick and his wife Karen and their children Julia and Daniel of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and her Aunt Helen Goshlak in Winnipeg. She was predeceased by her parents Julia and Michael Leswick.
Helen grew up in the North End which was arguably the most diverse part of Winnipeg. She attended Isaac Newton High School followed by obtaining the Bachelor of Arts and Pedagogy at the University of Manitoba. This led to a career of 28 years of teaching in which she taught at various levels, mostly in the Winnipeg School Division. Another teaching experience was up north in Coppermine, NWT.
Reading and travelling were experiences that broadened her world. Whether it was nine months in Europe, a year and a half in Australia or a month in India, they each added a lot to her development. Although her parents were apprehensive to see her travel to strange places, they never stood in her way. She was very appreciative of the support she received from her family.
She loved sports activities and regularly took part in classes at a fitness center. Being fit enabled her to enjoy a variety of activities, highlighted by a 10-day bicycle tour of France.
Curiosity was the mainstay of her existence. It was curiosity which encouraged her to travel and explore various cultures. Multiculturalism added spice to her life. These friends and relatives, of many cultures, would often remark how lucky she was to have such wonderful people around her.
Helen also loved music and attending the theatre. She enjoyed exploring different restaurants.
The family would like to express special thanks to Sandra Slonosky for all her support and help over the years.
A celebration of her life and grave side burial will be planned at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Holy Family Home or Parkinson Foundation would be appreciated.

Korban Funeral Chapel
(204) 956-2193
www.korbanchapel.com

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 13, 2021

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • Our Deepest Condolences to you Helen, Dennis, Rosalie and family. We have one more angel in Heaven watching over our family. Laurel Kazan and Family. - Posted by: Laurel Kazan (Cousin) on: Feb 13, 2021

  • Our Deepest Condolences to you Helen, Dennis, Rosalie and family. We have one more angel in Heaven watching over our family. Laurel Kazan and Family. - Posted by: Laurel Kazan (Cousin) on: Feb 13, 2021

  • As I reflect on my Aunt Holly’s life and our relationship, I am fill with a sense of gratitude. I consider myself extremely lucky to have had the opportunity to know her during my formative years. She was a role model for empathy and adventure who had a positive and lasting impact on my life. She demonstrated empathy in every conversation as she was genuinely interested in what was happening in my life and eager to listen. Her adventure showed through not just in her big trips but everyday activities like trying to cook a new recipe at a family gathering ... and if everything didn’t turn out according to plan then it was another good story for the next chat. Thank you for the memories Aunt Holly, your lessons will not be forgotten. - Posted by: Michael Leswick (Nephew ) on: Feb 13, 2021

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