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Born: Feb 04, 1919
Date of Passing: Apr 15, 2003Offer Condolences or Memory
LESLIE MUTTER 1919 - 2003 It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Leslie Mutter on Tuesday, April 15, 2003 at the Grace General Hospital. Our beloved husband, father and grandfather died peacefully after a lengthy illness. Leslie will forever be cherished by his loving wife Tamara of 52 years. He is survived by two children and their families, son Bernie Mutter (Kathy Bardswick), their children, Eric, Ryan, Graham and Justin from Burlington, ON; daughter Laura Calder (Bob), their children, Shawn, Geoffrey and Grant; and sister-in-law Anna Meyer. Leslie was born on February 4, 1919 in Debrecen, Hungary and immigrated from Romania to join his mother (predeceased) Vera Conring in Winnipeg in 1937. He spoke excellent English and fluent in German and Hungarian. He was a Machinist by profession where he was employed by Macleans Machinery as foreman for 25 years, then with Winnipeg Photo Limited as Machinist supervisor for approximately 20 years before his retirement at the age of 67 years. Dad was a very hard-working individual and always willing to help anyone in need. He was greatly respected by his peers and admired by many. Leslie was a gifted man of many talents whom could build, fix and repair anything. He will always be remembered for his great sense of humour and quick wit. He never hesitated to be outspoken and would challenge anyone in a debate. Leslie married Tamara Demedchuk on September 23, 1950 sharing 52 years of marriage with a loyal and silent admiration for one another. They raised two loving children, and very proud grandparents of seven grandsons, whom will forever remember how much Grandpa loved them and deeply value the knowledge he taught them all. He always had a Loonie or a Toonie for the boys. He was a great story teller with an excellent memory, who loved the outdoors. Leslie dedicated his life to his homestead and you would always see him puttering around his huge property. Leslie was the last pioneer of "Lee Boulevard" in Fort Garry where he lived until his illness last November. Dad was a dedicated and devoted family man and an admired person in the community. He could always get along with any age group young and old. One of Leslies favourite pastimes was cooking and his love for homemade soups and stews in which he always shared with his family and friends. A very hospitable man who never made anyone feel uncomfortable; his famous sayings were "Dont be Shy Help Yourself", or "Not that its any of my business, But?" Dad was also known for his collection of lawnmowers and interesting contraptions that he would make. You could always be sure to bump into him at the Fort Richmond Shopping Plaza where he would shop and visit with people waiting for the Safeway opening specials. Over the years and even before he became very ill on occasion he would still visit his favourite watering hole in the afternoon for a drink at Montys on Pembina Highway. Dad was known to many people as either Les or Louie. Our family extends heartfelt thanks to the staff on the 5th and 2nd floors and a warm thanks to Dr. Gooi and Borrett of the Grace General Hospital for their continued efforts and compassionate care. Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 21 at 10:00 a.m. in Garry Memorial Funeral Home, 1291 McGillivray Blvd. In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the Salvation Army Grace General Hospital. "You are at Eternal Peace now PaPa, love you always" GARRY MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, CEMETERY AND CREMATION CENTRE 1291 McGillivray Blvd. 925-1120
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 20, 2003
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I am researching my Mutter family ancestry and just entered 'Leslie Mutter' Winnipeg in a Google Search. I have fond distant memories as a child when Leslie, Tamara and children would visit my grandparents and parents in Cleveland Ohio back in the 1960s. Such kindness in the whole family. I do remember Bernie and Laura as being so nice to my brothers and me as well. I am so sorry for your loss in the passing of Leslie Mutter in 2003. We lost my father, George J. Mutter, Jr. [age 82] on April 14, 2015. Our mother, Marge passed away in 2007. My brothers, Kurt and Eric and I remain in Cleveland Ohio and are in our late 50's/early 60s. Dad's sister, Helen [Bodar], also passed away in 2007. She was 78 years old and lived in Boulder Colorado. Fondly, Diane - Posted by: Diane [Mutter] Ramos (Daughter of George J. Mutter from Cleveland Ohio (Cousin of Leslie Mutter)) on: Feb 19, 2018
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