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Born: Mar 02, 1938

Date of Passing: Jan 05, 2023

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March 2, 1938 – January 5, 2023

Leon passed away at Actionmarguerite St. Vital on January 5, 2023.
He was a cherished father who enriched so many lives with his love, kindness and his open-door policy for all.
He was welcomed into heaven by his wife Yvette and son Mike along with his mother Ella and father Charles Morin, mother-in-law Cecilia and father-in-law Cyprien Labossiere, siblings and in-laws Mona and Leo Woods, Charlotte and Willy Kowalke, Andrea and Cliff Swenson, Romeo Hebert, Tony Morin, Marie and Bill McKenzie; Norma Trudel, Bella Bazin, Leo Nadeau, and Donat Labossiere. He will be happy to be reunited with them all. Leon will be lovingly remembered by his children and grandchildren, Carole Robidoux (Gil), Jeannette Morin-Kitkoski (Dean), Rheal Morin (Gaston), Jacquie Burgoyne (Roger), Suzie Morin (James), and Jackie Morin. Pepère loved his grandchildren Bobby (MJ), Kiki (Ryan), Dannie (Marc), Jayme (Amber), Meagan (Richard), Carter, Skyler and Carla (Jeff), great-grandchildren, Parker, Baylie, Joe, Lucy, Chloe, Hazel, baby Burgoyne, and Fletcher. He leaves to mourn Yvette Hebert, Lorraine and Rene Dousselaere, Andre and Laura Morin, and Rene and Lea Morin, Thérèse Nadeau, Maurice Trudel, Gisele and Marcel Durupt, Pauline Labossiere, Marc Bazin, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Leon was a hard-working jack-of-all-trades and entrepreneur who had many careers including construction and being a butcher. Leon was above all proud of his auctioneering business. His outgoing nature and love for people was always on display as he and his family provided auction services throughout the province. Leon was also a proud 4th Degree Knight of Columbus (St. Boniface Council).
Leon never did anything half hearted. One example of this was his desire to curl as much as possible, including enrolling in multiple bonspiels in the same weekend. Leon was a true cowboy who loved hunting, fishing, and horses. Nothing brought him more joy than to organize the annual May long weekend fishing trip where he brought family, friends and strays together for many memorable good times.
There was nothing more precious to Leo and Yvette than to open their home or cottage to family, friends and those who might otherwise be alone. If you were going to their cottage at Gull Lake, you knew there would always be room, regardless of how many people were already there. It was certain that you'd be surrounded by games, laughter, and lots of noise.
A big thank you to our angels on earth, Gisele, Marcel and Andrew who were along for the journey, as well as the amazing management and staff at Actionmarguerite St. Vital for their compassion, kindness, and support.
A funeral mass will be held Monday, January 9 at 12:30 p.m. at St. Boniface Cathedrale. A joint Celebration of Life for Leo and Yvette will be held at a later date.
All are welcome to visit Coutu Funeral home's website at to sign the virtual book of condolences.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 07, 2023

Condolences & Memories (10 entries)

  • My deepest condolences to this great family. Leo was a great friend and supported to me personally when I arrived in Winnipeg. Supporting me with job interviews, transportation at times. Getting me involved in sports, just to name a few. He showed me how to get started in my new life in the city. I owe him much. Thank you Leo, rest in peace. - Posted by: Bill Mestdagh (Friend ) on: Jan 09, 2023

  • Leon was a wonderful neighbor at Gull Lake, he was a positive "glass half full" kind of person. Our sincerest condolences to the entire family. Paul & Marion Moist - Posted by: Paul Moist (Neighbor) on: Jan 08, 2023

  • Sorry for your loss Carole. - Posted by: Denis Letain (Friend) on: Jan 07, 2023

  • RIP Leo I can see your smiling mischievous face and remember your sense of humour. To all the family my deepest condolences to each one of you. Sending hugs; Jeanette & Bob Cherlet - Posted by: Jeanette cherlet (Friend ) on: Jan 07, 2023

  • Sorry to hear of Leon's passing. Spent alot of time with the family at Gull lake. Was really fun to grab a canoe and a couple of paddles to row across the lake and having his son Michael swimming along side us to show us he was still "king" of the lake to swim across it. You can now spend time with Yvette and Michael. - Posted by: Norm Clifford Smith (friend of family) on: Jan 07, 2023

  • Condolences to all of the Family. Leo was certainly one of a kind "special" person who tried to do so much for everyone. He definitely left many good and some times comical memories. RIP Leo - Posted by: Barb Kearney (friend/lake neighbor) on: Jan 07, 2023

  • So sorry to hear of Leon's passing. Wondered at times where he ended up. I remember him very well going to auctions with my dad every weekend when we lived on the farm close to Lorette. He would always pick us out in the crowd. Of course he knew us by name. He eventually did our auction sale back in 1975. It ripped my heart out just being a kid and losing my home, but if anyone could do it with so much passion, professionalism and make it fun at the same time, it was Leon. Rip old friend. Say hi to my dad. - Posted by: Daryle Kaskiw (Friend) on: Jan 07, 2023

  • Leo was a good man. Knew him for years. Had many a good times @ Bingo ! - Posted by: RICK BOUX (FRIEND) on: Jan 07, 2023

  • Our deepest condolences to Leo’s family. He was sure a nice man. RIP Leo - Posted by: Andre et Diane Desrochers (Relative) on: Jan 07, 2023

  • Carole and family sincere condolences. Remember the good times. - Posted by: Don and Lynne Bruce (Neighbours) on: Jan 07, 2023

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