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Lea Leckie

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LEA MCFADYEN LECKIE

April 3, 1944 - March 29, 2024

With heavy hearts, we announce that Lea passed away on March 29, 2024 at the age of 79.


Lea is survived by his wife of 55 years Bev; children Shauna (Dominic), Mark, Nelson, Sheldon and grandchildren. He is predeceased by his father McFadyen Leckie and his mother Vera Lily Leckie (Lea).


Lea was born in Regina, Saskatchewan and lived his early years in Virden, Manitoba where he learned to fly and got his pilot’s license when he turned 16.  It was in Virden that a young female ginger haired A.I. technician caught his eye and he eventually convinced her to be his co-pilot in life.


Lea and Bev’s flight path lead them to have two children Shauna and Mark while living in Virden. They then lived four fun years in Dauphin and forty-four years in Brandon. This last move was when Nelson and Sheldon joined the family. Many family memories are filled with Lea’s efforts to prioritize fun times with ponies, mini bikes, fishing trips and the back yard pool.


His favourite self declaration was “I was born lazy and had a relapse”.  When he was working, Lea enjoyed many careers including federal meat inspector, iconic Log Cabin owner, driving crews and chicks (chickens) and flipping auction and flea market deals.


In later years, Lea and Bev divided their time as snow birds in Texas, lake lovers at Otter Lake, Manitoba and a few weeks in between in Brandon. Lea’s days were filled with his love of dogs specifically his Irish Setters, golfing, family, fishing, coffee, naps and of course, finding deals.


Even though Lea was sometimes known as the crusty old grump, those that knew him best, know he had a heart of gold and a deep love of family and friends. We will miss his grumbles, fart jokes, smiling thumbs up and quips like “What ever flips your crank!”


A celebration of Lea’s life will be held at Otter Lake, Manitoba this summer. In lieu of flowers, consider making a donation to your local humane society to honour his love of dogs.


Lea’s family kindly requests that all of his friends and relatives take a few minutes to honour his memory by watching the photo-biography above. Please, also consider sharing your own photos, memories, and stories by making use of the comment section on this page.


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Mike and Allison Noto

May 10, 2024 at 4:57 PM

A beautiful video and tribute to Lea.  You can sure see Simon and Mark in those early years pictures of Lea!  Bev, Mark, Shawna and the rest of your family are certainly in our thoughts.

Bob and Jeannie

May 10, 2024 at 4:54 PM

Lea…. You were a great friend for over thirty years, from the Golf-course to the rides on your Pontoon boat at the lake, your

Kindness and Generosity were always in the forefront.

From the mischievous smiles and the sharing of the newest score online….the wheels were always in motion!

The Love for your family was evident…….We will miss you dearly.

Al Lockhart

May 10, 2024 at 4:46 PM

Fond memories of our flying days at Virden Aviation.

Rhonda & Kevin

May 10, 2024 at 4:44 PM

A life focused on family, friends, fun and dogs 🐾💙is a life well lived! Bev and family, we are so sorry for your loss, and our hearts are with all of you.

Helen, Howard and Jayjay

May 10, 2024 at 4:40 PM

Pictures bring back so many memories of Texas and Otter lake …and the “ deals and dogs “ too . We would always like MORE time for memories , but not to be

The Modersohn’s

May 10, 2024 at 4:40 PM

When  the rental of a motorhome from a stranger to a foreigner leads to a friendships that lasts 33 years you know that you have met some very good people . If you look back and try to find one bad thing in this  friendship and come up empty handed than you are assured that nothing better could’ve happened to you ,especially when you just immigrated to a new country and need all the support you can get !

For getting  to know and love the Lecky Family we will be always grateful!

Love ya Lea Gods speed and may you Rest In Peace.

Stephen Burdy

May 10, 2024 at 4:37 PM

I knew Lea through my brother Kerry and always remember his smile and laugh.

Anonymous

May 10, 2024 at 4:33 PM

My deepest condolences to all of you. Sending you all love and strength.

Anonymous

May 10, 2024 at 4:33 PM

Our sincere condolences... Wish we could have had more time to know him! May God comfort you in this very sad time 🙏💐

Susan Christiuk & Alan Dent

May 10, 2024 at 4:33 PM

Beautiful video. Our condolences.

Anonymous

May 10, 2024 at 4:32 PM

Sincere condolences and prayers to my beautiful friend Bev and family..

Sharon Bickford

May 10, 2024 at 4:32 PM

Shauna, good times were had with your Dad and Mom each spring at the coat check table at Sun of a Beach. A beautiful photo-biography video showcasing your Dad’s zest for life. Cherish all those great memories. Hugs.

Anonymous

May 10, 2024 at 4:31 PM

Sorry sad to lose lea great man and friend

Dave Page

May 10, 2024 at 4:31 PM

So long Lea. Fly high. I remember many good times  - flying with you, race horses, meat inspections, parties and on. RIP.

Allan and Yvonne Bawdon. Virden MB

May 10, 2024 at 4:30 PM

So sad to lose another dear friend! Happy birthday on what would have been your 80th. Will always remember the good times! Your friends and family miss you already! 🌹❤️

Anonymous

May 10, 2024 at 4:30 PM

Great video for a great man was always there to help or supply when he could

Lana Krieser

May 10, 2024 at 4:29 PM

My condolences to his family and friends.

Bob and Jeannie

May 10, 2024 at 3:20 PM

Lea…. You were a great friend for over thirty years, from the Golf-course to the rides on your Pontoon boat at the lake, your

Kindness and Generosity were always in the forefront.

From the mischievous smiles and the sharing of the newest score online….the wheels were always in motion!

The Love for your family was evident…….We will miss you dearly.


Mike and Allison Noto

May 10, 2024 at 3:13 PM

A beautiful video and tribute to Lea.  You can sure see Simon and Mark in those early years pictures of Lea!  Bev, Mark, Shawna and the rest of your family are certainly in our thoughts.


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Herb & Karen Manser

May 10, 2024 at 2:55 PM

So very sorry to hear of  Lea’s passing.  An old school chum as well as friend in long days gone by. Will be missed by family and friends. Condolences!!

Marilyn Sheridan

May 10, 2024 at 2:54 PM

A lovely tribute, sincere condolences to Bev & the family.

Rene and Karen de Delley

May 10, 2024 at 2:06 PM

We are very saddened to hear of Lea’s passing. We have lots of good memories from the Log Cabin days when we got to know Lea and your family and became friends. He was certainly a character and we soon found out that he was a generous, kind, and caring man who had a deep love for his family and friends. We remember how he always had a hundred things on the go at the same time but he always took time for the things that really mattered to him. He will definitely be missed! Such a beautiful video tribute! Our thoughts are with you and we want to extend our deep condolences to you Bev and your family. 

Larry & Joline Phillips

May 9, 2024 at 9:04 PM

We are very sorry Lea is no longer with us.

We truly enjoyed having Lea as a neighbour and friend in Texas, Lea will be missed by many.


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