It is with deep sorrow and heavy hearts that we mourn the sudden passing of Leon Peter Burdeny on February 12th, 2021 in Dauphin, Manitoba, at the age of 59 years.
Leon was born in Ethelbert, Manitoba on July 8th, 1961 to John and Olga Burdeny. Leon was the eldest of 4 children: Dave, Elizabeth, and James Burdeny. Leon was raised in Ethelbert for many years where he and his family enjoyed time in the Duck Mountains. The family later moved to what was always known as home in Dauphin.
As a young man, Leon apprenticed as a welder for McKay Fertilizer in Dauphin. There he learned the skills that led him to becoming a great fabricator. He moved to Flin Flon, Manitoba with his family including eldest son Neil and a few years later the addition of Jessie. Leon loved his “boys.” In Flin Flon, he worked for Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting where he finished his journeyman training. Leon spent his off time in the Northern outdoors until moving back to Dauphin and purchasing McKay Fertilizer to start LEON’S MOBILE WELDING. There, he raised his family and served the community and surrounding area for 25 years. Throughout the years of business, you could always find his unique work done in the community, from helping farmer’s stranded in the field, numerous local businesses, as well as government projects; Leon did it all with a smile on his face and taught his children the power of strong work ethic. He had a deep passion to help anybody who walked through the shop doors. The shop was a focal point in the community where on many occasions’ countless friends, family, and customers would drop by for a visit or of course welding work.
Leon also has a passion for many outdoor hobbies that he shared by doing with his boys- hunting, fishing, water skiing, gardening, berry/mushroom picking, tapping trees and making maple syrup, riding his motorcycle, and working on anything mechanical. On the weekends you would find Leon at Stoney Point Beach where he shared countless memories on the water with friends and family.
Leon was predeceased by his parents John and Olga Burdeny.
Leon is survived by his sons Neil and Jessie Burdeny and step-son Jesse Windsor; daughter in-law Karly Michaleski; partner Judy Ferris of Dauphin and his siblings; brother Dave (and Deanna) Burdeny, nieces Kaitlyn & Cali; brother James (and Pam) Burdeny and his sister Elizabeth Burdeny, as well as extended family and many longtime friends.
Words cannot express the tragic loss of our father, brother, friend, partner, and uncle.
Private services will be held.
Should friends so desire, donations in memory of Leon may be made to a charity of one's choice.
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