In the presence of loved ones, our Leanne peacefully slipped away, into the arms of Jesus, on Wednesday, December 14, 2016.
She leaves to cherish her memory: her husband Lorne of 15 years, her children Chloe, Patrick and Kendra, her parents Len & Lynette Kowalke, brother Rich, sister Cindy Ball (Kevin), parents in-law Albert and Carol Anderson, Lorne’s brothers Bart (Maria), & Orville (Rekha), nephews & nieces Dylan & Abbigail Ball, and Gavin & Yasmin Anderson, and many extended relatives and friends.
Leanne was born at St. Boniface Hospital on June 25, 1974. She grew up in Tyndall and attended school in Garson, Tyndall, Beausejour and Selkirk. She moved to Winnipeg and was a Child Care Worker for a time, then took the Health Care Aide course. She enjoyed working at River Park Gardens PCH, where she made many good friends.
Lorne & Leanne met at Lord Selkirk School, and became high school sweethearts. They were married on Sept 1, 2001. They made their home in St. Vital and joined Faith Lutheran Church. Chloe was born on July 16, 2006, and they were delighted to welcome Patrick & Kendra on July 4, 2011.
Leanne enjoyed reading, following her favorite You Tube families, and going out for lunch or coffee, but her greatest joys were her children, family and friends. She was a loving Mom who would do anything for her kids. Leanne lived her life with a can-do attitude, especially in the last 18 months, while she battled cancer. She was never afraid to try any option and always had faith and hope that the next course of treatment would be the one to cure her. She fought hard to stay and she never let the disease conquer her spirit. She was an inspiration to all of us and that truly showed in the constant stream of visitors coming to her home and hospital rooms. She was so loved.
Special thanks go to H.S. Paul School, the Faith Lutheran Church family, and to all our many relatives and friends who have supported us in this time of need. The family also thanks the staff at Cancer Care, St. Boniface and HSC, as well as HSC Acute Care and St. Boniface Palliative Program, for their exceptional and comforting care.
A celebration of Leanne’s life will be held at Faith Lutheran Church, 1311 Dakota St., Winnipeg, on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. A family interment of ashes will take place at the Lutheran Cemetery in Beausejour, MB on Thursday, December 22, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Ave., Winnipeg R3E 0V9 or to Faith Lutheran Church.Print This Obituary & Condolences