Timothy Michael LeClair

Timothy Michael LeClair, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, suddenly passed away at St. Boniface Hospital on Sunday November 12, 2023, at the age of 66 years old. Left to mourn him is his loving and dedicated wife of 39 years Sharon, and their children Brett (Karleigh), Sara (Blair), and his grandson Ethan. He will be sadly missed by his brother Laurie (Dorothy), sisters Kristine (Brian), Carol (George), and Jennifer (Deryck). Tim has many nieces and nephews, as well as other family and friends, left to cherish his memory. Tim was predeceased by his parents Oliver and Doreen.

Tim was born February 26, 1957, and was raised on the family farm three miles South of Brunkild. Growing up, Tim loved the outdoors. He would climb trees, swing in the tire swing, and start fires with gasoline. His love of cutting grass started at a young age. He was good at taking things apart, sometimes not so interested in putting them back together. Tim loved hanging out with his nieces, nephews and little sister. He would take them for rides on his motorcycle and snowmobile. Tim was a big kid at heart, one of the ways he would show them his love was by joking around and teasing them.

Tim and Sharon dated since high school. Tim attended many parties at Art and Arlene’s, and all that time spent together seemed to seal the deal. They realized they were meant to be together, got married and moved into their home in the town of Brunkild. They spent many years before they had kids travelling to California, taking along family and friends for the trips.

Later in life, Tim decided it was time to get his GED. He then went on to complete his Diploma in Agriculture. What a great accomplishment. Tim had a variety of jobs over the years but was most proud of his work as a sprayer operator, where he felt he put his education to good use.

Tim loved his cars and all motorized vehicles. It started with his go green ’71 Dodge demon spanning all the way to his John Deere tractor and his Harley-Davidson.  When the family moved out of town to the acreage, he took an interest in his yard work again. He was a lawn care expert, and he, along with his family groomed the yard to perfection. Tim was a great teacher, and Brett was an excellent student, the legacy lives on at NW 9-7-1 W.  That John Deere tractor earned its keep. Tim was known to be quite a cribbage player and would love nothing more than to beat you at a game. Tim enjoyed all types of music and had an amazing armchair voice. Tim really enjoyed his dogs, and the most recent Freddie, held a special spot in his heart.

If you knew Tim, you knew his sense of humor, quick whit and sarcasm. Sara learned from the best!

Both kids really enjoyed their dad’s sense of humor. He was intelligent beyond a textbook, and a calculator.

Tims mobility issues later in life never really slowed him down when thinking about world events, weather, farming, or having someone over for a good visit. He worked really hard to improve his health in order to be at his kids’ weddings, and to be able to enjoy his pride and joy, his grandson Ethan.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the homecare team for their dedicated care, especially Anna.

In accordance with Tims wishes, cremation has taken place, and a private family service will take place at a later date.

Donations can be made to Canadian Diabetes, Heart and Stroke Association or the kidney foundation.

“And now the time has come.

And so, my love, I must go

And though I lose a friend

In the end you will know

One day you’ll find

That I have gone

But tomorrow may rain

So ill follow the sun”

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