PEDRO CESAR LEPE MAZARIEGOS
August 20, 1981 - July 14, 2022
With great sadness the family announces the tragic passing of Pedro on July 14, 2022 at the age of 40.
Left to shed many tears and cherish fond memories are his son Javier Atlas Lepe Johnson, former spouse Kera Johnson, mother Sara Lepe, siblings Hugo Lepe (Rosario), Olga Marianna Lepe (Tom) and Mario Lepe along with their children Marianna (Dan), Otto, Cristina (Jason), Mario, Diego and Thalia. As well, Pedro's "second family" - the Clarks, countless dear family members in Guatemala including Mamá Lulu (Coni), Tia Paquita, cousins Shirley, Lizardo, Mario, Mauro and Francisco, and many many of Pedro's cherished friends and chosen family in Winnipeg and Guatemala. Pedro was predeceased by his father Hugo Lepe and sister Ana Cristina.
Pedro was born in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala and that is where he spent his early childhood. He immigrated to Canada at the age of 13 and settled in to Fort Garry. Not speaking a word of English he entered Grade 8 at General Byng School and began his journey of learning a new language, culture and way of life making many friends along the way. In four short years Pedro graduated from Vincent Massey Collegiate fully bilingual and getting a hang of causing trouble.
He had many interests and talents that lead him onto a variety of possible career paths from construction to cooking and even a short stint training as an EMT. However, it was when he had the opportunity to do electrical work that he had found his niche. His sense of adventure and impatience took him to the north where he did his electrical apprenticeship in Baffin Island and on the Bipole III project near Gillam, Manitoba. Pedro graduated from Red River College and received his journeyman certification in March 2018.
With all the experiences Pedro had in his life nothing compared to the day his son Javier was born. The greatest joy in his life. Though he never got enough time to spend with his little guy because of life and all its challenges; he never stopped expressing his enduring love for him.
Pedro, among other things, was charismatic, kind, funny, intelligent and complex. He loved adventure and was always ready for a good time. He touched so many hearts. His infectious laugh and smile are unforgettable.
Family and friends, near and far, please keep with you and cherish the memories shared with the beautiful and amazing soul we called Pedro.
May his light forever be remembered.
"In the books of the universe, I can write that our souls have danced.”
A celebration of his life will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday August 11, 2022 at 603 Wellington Crescent at Academy Road (Unitarian Church). All are welcome.
If you have a copy of a favorite photo with Pedro you would like to display and gift to Javier, please bring to the celebration. Afterward, friends and family are welcome to join us at Cafe 22 Corydon for a drink in honor of Pedro.
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