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Born: Jan 18, 1943

Date of Passing: Sep 14, 2023

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January 18, 1943

- September 14, 2023

Bernice Nettie Evelyn Leadbeater (Kowaluk) was born on January 18, 1943, and peacefully passed away on September 14, 2023. It is with deep sorrow we announce the loss of our mother at the age of 80.

Bernice was born in Ethelbert, Manitoba to parents, Pauline and Steve. She attended high school in Gilbert Plains, then moved to Winnipeg. She married Larry Leadbeater on May 18, 1968. Bernice was employed at Ogilvie Flour Mills, Air Canada, and other businesses until retirement. She enjoyed curling, golfing, bowling, baking, and traveling to different places. Mom loved music which she played all day. She loved Daniel O'Donnell songs. She was always busy and out and about with friends.

She leaves behind those who she cherished and loved, sons, Ryan and Jason (Karen); sister Elsie, sister Donna; sister-in-law Linda; and brother-in-law Bev (Jayne).

Bernice is predeceased by husband Larry; son Reid; mother Pauline and father Steve; and her brothers, Lawrence and Ernie.

Cremation has taken place, and a celebration of Bernice's life will be held on Friday, September 22, 2023, at 11:00 a.m., at the United Church in Meadowood (1111 Dakota St.) with a luncheon to follow.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to one of the choices below: Canadian Diabetes, Heart and Stroke Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society.

Friends and family are invited to share memories and sign the online book of condolences at



As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 16, 2023

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • Our deepest condolences to Ryan and Jason on the loss of your beautiful mom Bernice. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.❤️❤️Ken and Diane Seymour - Posted by: Ken and Diane Seymour (Ken was a cousin to Larry. ) on: Sep 29, 2023

  • Bernice was a wonderful sister who was kind and loving. Family was important to her and our family had many precious times together with her and Larry and Ryan and Jason. She will be truly missed. Sincere condolences to Ryan and Jason and Karen. You were so wonderful in your care of Bernice. Love from Auntie Donna - Posted by: Donna Bially (Sister) on: Sep 17, 2023

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