Obituary of LEO MAZUR


It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Leo Mazur on June 14, 2024. Leo was the eldest of four children, followed by his sister Rosaline, Evelyn and Mabel.

Leo was born in Cooks Creek, attending school at Highlen Glenn and Kirkness, later attending Earl Grey School when our parents moved to Oak Hammock. He did not attend high school, but stayed at home helping his Mom and Dad on the farm.

Later when he was old enough to work, he worked for Amalgamated Road Construction working with heavy equipment, building roads up north around Swan River. He later went on to work for Manitoba Bridge for 17 years and when they moved to British Colombia, he worked for the Delta School Board for 19 years until his retirement. A man of many skills, Leo was not only talented but also resourceful. He had a knack for fixing things. His hands were always busy and his mind was constantly at work, finding ways to improve, mend, and build.

As like all young men, Leo enjoyed going out with his friends to dances on a Saturday night. What a way to pick up some girls. His sisters Evelyn and Mabel went to a few dances with him also. Back then, the boys stood on one side of the room, and the girls on the other. They didn’t have cellphones then.

In 1966, Leo married the love of his life, Ileane, setting roots in Rivercrest, where their son Kerry was born. They then built a home next to his parents in Oak Hammock. In 1981, they moved to British Colombia.

Leo was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed his hunting, fishing, skidooing, motor biking, archery, camping, and metal detecting. What hadn’t he tried? He would enjoy his time with his son Kerry, brother-in-laws Fred and Jim, and nephew Jason. They always came back with stories to tell on their outings. We all would go on camping trips together and have a great time. In his younger years, he used to trap muskrats and mink with his uncle Peter and uncle Louie. He would come home and skin them and Mabel would have to help hold the feet. Once the skins were dry, he would sell them, but Mabel never saw a penny of it.

After retiring in 2000, Leo and family decided to move back to Manitoba, building a beautiful home in River Springs almost next door to their first home in Rivercrest. In 2006, they moved into the city. They enjoyed their time spent with their son Kerry and enjoyed retirement.

As a father to Kerry, Leo was a guiding light and source of strength. He nurtured Kerry with love and wisdom, teaching him the values of integrity, perseverance and kindness. Although Kerry is no longer with us, the lessons and strength of character that Leo imparted to his son continues to resonate in the hearts of those who knew and loved them both.

Leo was a devoted husband, whose love and commitment to his wife were evident in every aspect of their life together. Their bong was a testament to the strength of true partnership, built on mutual respect, understanding, and unwavering support. He cherished the time they spent together, creating countless memories that will be treasured forever.

Sadly, he was diagnosed with dementia and over the years it took its toll with Leo ending up at the Maples Care Home. Leo’s life was a tapestry woven with love, dedication, and passion. He touched the lives of many and left an indelible mark on all who had the privilege of known him. As we remember and celebrate his life, let us carry forward his spirit of hard work and dedication. Let us honour his memory by cherishing the moments we shared with him and striving to live our lives with the same vigor and purpose that defined his.

Rest in peace, Leo. You will be deeply missed, but your legacy will continue to inspire and guide us. Thank you for the love, the lessons and beautiful memories.

On behalf of his wife Ileane and Leo’s sisters, we would like to thank all the staff at the Maples Care Home for all the love and support they have him over two years.


Celebration of Life

10:30 am
Wednesday, June 26, 2024
Cropo Funeral Chapel
1442 Main Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada


Glen Eden Memorial Gardens
4477 Main Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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