Our management team is committed to the community and have genuine compassion towards all our families. Insuring that Cropo staff continue the legacy that Sir Thomas Cropo left behind and as well as our team work environment.
John Leggat, President / Owner (Licenced Funeral Director and Embalmer)
John Leggat was born in Winnipeg and has worked in both Winnipeg and rural Manitoba. He is married to Karen and they have two children. John graduated from Brandon University and the Queens University Executive Program. John has extensive experience in working with families and communities; his background includes working with families with disabilities, the child welfare system, child day care and employment and income assistance services. He was the Acting Assistant Deputy Minister for Family Services and Housing with the Manitoba Government. John's family service, management and funeral experience will ensure families at Cropo Funeral Chapel receive personalized and caring service.
John has dedicated much of his life to advocating on behalf of people with mental disabilities and mental health issues. He has been involved with the YMCA and Association for Community living as well as a member of the Rotary Club of Winnipeg North
Karen Leggat, Owner
Karen grew up in Brandon, MB. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of British Columbia and returned to Winnipeg where she has lived for over 25 years. Karen has a passion for working with families and has worked extensively in the disability field, both in government and non- profit agencies. She is currently the Board Chair of Continuity Care lnc., a board member with Pulford Community Living Services, as well as a board member with Lubov SSMI Foundation. She works closely with Palliative Manitoba to deliver monthly grief seminars as well as grief education for staff working with individuals with disabilities.
Karen is married to John. They have two children, Cole and Grace, as well as a golden retriever. They enjoy spending time at the lake and watching their children's sports activities.
Douglas Maughan, Vice President
Toll Free Phone: 1-888-586-8044
Office Phone: 204-586-8044
Douglas was born in Winnipeg and was raised in the city's diverse North End.
Douglas began his career in financial services in 1980 and has spent the past 18 years in senior leadership positions with the Bank of Nova Scotia. He has extensive knowledge and experience in assisting individuals and families in financial and estate planning matters. Douglas has achieved his designation as a Personal Financial Planner and is an Associate of the Institute of Canadian Bankers.
Douglas is married to Cona and they have three adult children. They are parishioners of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada. Douglas supports the community in his work as a Director with Hockey Manitoba, Advisory Board Queens Own Cameron Highlander Regiment, serves on the Internal Audit Committee of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada, and in his previous volunteer work with the United Way of Winnipeg, Special Olympics Manitoba, and as a former Board Member with Prairie Theater Exchange. In 2013 Douglas was honoured as an inductee in the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame (Team Category).
Barbara Veitch, Accounting Department Manager
Office Phone: 204-586-8044
Barbara was born and raised in Rivers Manitoba. After completing high school, she moved to Winnipeg and lives with her husband Dave and dog Bart. Barbara has worked for many years running her own business and working in retail management. In 2003 she completed a course in Computer Accounting. Barbara’s duties include the day to day accounting functions and management of Administration staff. In her spare time she enjoys long walks with her dog, cross country skiing, canoeing and gardening.