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Born: Dec 27, 1936

Date of Passing: Mar 26, 2023

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December 27, 1936 – March 26, 2023

With heavy hearts, we announce that Les passed away on March 26 at St. Boniface Hospital at the age of 86 years.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Irene (née Baptiste); children, Randy (aka Sanjiv), Neesha Dookeran-Gibson (Paul Gibson) and Sheerene; grandchildren, Eric, Sarina and Reid Gibson; sisters, Linda Ramkalawan (Carl), Grace Ramsingh (Berry); and brothers, Ivan and Andrew (aka Eddie). He was predeceased by his mother Myrtle (née Kokaram), father Norman, and sisters, Elvira and Dorinda (aka Judy).
Les' family kindly request that his friends and relatives take a few minutes to honour his memory by visiting his tribute page at A photo-biography, as well as memories and stories published by those who knew him, are available there.
In accordance with Les' wishes, cremation has taken place and no formal service will be held.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 01, 2023

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • This beautiful video tribute to Les captures his warmth and joie de vivre; such wonderful memories for you and your family. Our thoughts are with you all. Cathie Zarfas and Tom Thorsteinson - Posted by: Cathie Zarfas (Aunt) on: Apr 03, 2023

  • It was always a pleasure seeing you when you were in Calgary. You introduced me to the spiciest hot sauce I have ever had and I always think of you when I savour the heat. Thank you. God bless. Rest in peace kind Sir. - Posted by: Steve Virk (Friend and neighbour ) on: Apr 02, 2023

  • Even though it’s been a number of years since I’ve been in Les’ company, I recall his quiet, calm, gentle demeanor. He has the most beautiful smile that lifted you up and his picture above captured it perfectly. Les was a gift to all who knew him and my thoughts and prayers go out to his beautiful family. - Posted by: Debbie Whyte (Acquaintance ) on: Apr 01, 2023

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