May 20, 1945 – February 28, 2020
With heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of Les, our beloved husband, father and grandfather in Harlingen, Texas at the age of 74. He will be sadly missed by his wife Sandra of 52 years, his children; Daryl (Paula) Kennedy and Malone, Cory (Angie) Zander, Evan and Hayden, Aaron (Lisa) Dylan and Adam, Elana (Harvey) Emily and Avery.
Les was born in Dauphin and raised on the family farm. He graduated from Winnipegosis Collegiate and moved to Winnipeg where he attended Red River College and graduated with a degree in Business Administration. After briefly working as an accountant for the Federal Government, he earned his CMA designation and joined the Province of Manitoba, working many years as the Assistant Deputy Minister of Agriculture. Les retired in 2000 and enjoyed the outdoor lifestyle at the family cottage on Pinawa Bay in Lac du Bonnet. In 2009, Les and Sandra moved out to the lake full time. Les found great pleasure barbecuing and boating with his family and friends. He took great pride tending to his perfect lawn, moving his sprinklers, and playing with his many woodpiles to make sure the wood stove fire was always burning. Les and Sandy enjoyed traveling, wintering in Texas and Florida, and the occasional casino visit.
We miss you deeply and you will forever be in our hearts and thoughts.
Les was cremated in Texas after a final farewell from his wife and children. A funeral mass and celebration of his life will be held Saturday, March 14th at 11:00 am at the St. Francis of Assisi Church in Pinawa, MB.
Donations can be made in Les’s memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or STARS Air Ambulance.Print This Obituary & Condolences