Haskett, Lenard Stewart

HASKETT : Lenard Stewart

Len passed away at the Souris Personal Care Home on October 11, 2015 at the age of 92.

Len was born on August 25, 1923 to Thomas and Julia Haskett, the youngest of nine children.  He grew up on the family farm near Virden and went to Springvale School.  He worked on the farm until he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in March 1942 and was stationed in Yorkshire, England.  After the war, in 1946, he started his working career with the Manitoba Power Commission.  He married Bernice Raymer in 1948.  In the years following they resided in Glenboro, MacGregor, Churchill, Grand Beach, and moved to Souris in 1966.  He retired from Manitoba Hydro in 1982.  Post-retirement years allowed Len and Bernice to spend numerous winters in Texas. Curling, making beer and maintaining the yard were his pastimes.  Len was a member of the Souris Legion and a past member of the Souris Volunteer Fire Department.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife Bernice of 66 years; son Greg (Madeline) of Winnipeg; Granddaughters, Shannon Haskett of Surrey, B.C., Jillian (Grant) Curtis of Langley, B.C.; Step-Grandson, Bob Speers, of Estevan, Sask; Great-Grandchildren, Lachlan, Lennon, Sawyer and Piper; Step-Great Grandchild Joseph; his sister Doreen Friesen, of Winnipeg, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Special thanks to Dr. Cram and staff at the Souris Health Centre and Personal Care Home for their compassionate and loving care.

A Private Family Graveside Memorial Service was held on October 16, 2015 with Reverend Wendy Rankin officiating.  A Celebration of Life followed for family and friends in the Legion Clubroom.

The family sincerely appreciate the many acts of kindness, flowers, baking and those who travelled long distances to honour Len.

In memory of Len, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

18 thoughts on “Haskett, Lenard Stewart”

  1. Our deepest condolences …so very sorry to hear the news of Len. Thinking of you in thoughts and prayers.

  2. Deepest Sympathy in the loss of Len. May memories help in this difficult time. Take care of yourself.Bernice.

  3. Dear Bernice
    I am sorry to hear of Lenard’s passing.
    I remember seeing you two at My grandmothers ( Emma).
    My mom had many stories of her and Lenard growing up ( Eileen Cheaters)
    My heart felt sympathy to you and your family
    Pamela Babkirk & Shane Berry

  4. Our deepest sympathies on Len’s passing. He was a kind and gentleman and we enjoyed our few times together. Our thoughts are with all of you.

  5. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time,our sincere sympathy.all our love Linda and Barry and family.

  6. Such great memories of the 60’s in particular. “Composite crew” (MB Hydro) in the region and the many days we spent in Souris. Len was a friend and a great guy. Have never forgot and often reminisced. He will be sadly missed. Len and Bernice invited us to their home many times. Wonderful memories!

  7. Our most sincere condolences in the passing of Len. We have many fond memories of the good times when our families got together. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all at this difficult time.

  8. Condolences to Bernice, Greg and Madeline on the loss of Len. Our thoughts are with you as we remember all the great moments of Len’s life.
    Bill & Carolyn Gadsby

  9. My Sincere Sympathy to you Bernice and family on Len’s passing. He was always very friendly and a very caring man with a wonderful smile that would light up anyone’s day.

  10. Dear Bernice,
    Please know that Ray and I are thinking of you at this time. We have such great memories of Len and the many fun times spent with the two of you. He will forever be remembered fondly.
    Ray & Mary Pat Bruels

  11. Bernice and family, so sorry to hear of the passing of Len. Please accept my sincere sympathy

  12. Bernice, Greg, Madeline and family

    We are saddened to read of Len’s passing. Our thoughts are with you. He was a wonderful man.

  13. Dear Bernice;
    So saddened to hear of Len’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family at this very difficult time. Take care Bernice


  15. We were very sorry to learn that Uncle Len had passed away. Please accept our deepest sympathy.

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