In Memory of




Obituary for Bert De Leeuw


On Wednesday, September 20, 2023 we lost a beautiful man. Bert is survived by his wife Marilyn and son Chris, and was predeceased in 2016 by his son Rob.

He will be missed by his brothers; Harry (Jane), Danny, Marcel, and David (Cathy), brother-in-law, Lorne (Wendy) Novak, as well as many nieces, nephews and lifelong friends.

Throughout his life, Bert had a strong faith in God and prayer. Bert was born and raised in St. Boniface and attended Provencher School and University of Manitoba, as well as pilot training with the RCAF in 1964/65.

His work career began with Proctor & Gamble. Bert then co-founded Delbro Real Estate and was active in the City, Provincial, and Federal Real Estate Boards. Bert also was a member of St. Boniface/St. Vital Kiwanis Club for 50 years. He volunteered as a Board Member for the St. Boniface Hospital Foundation as well as St. Amant Foundation.

Bert's great loves included Lake of the Woods, boating and fishing, especially with the "Magnificent Seven" and his tractor. He was an excellent builder. His pride and joy was the family cottage he built on Echo Bay. He had a lifetime interest in sports, playing football as a young man and hockey throughout his life.

He loved to travel. Bert and Marilyn enjoyed many trips across Canada as well as Internationally. One very special moment in his life occurred in Palm Springs. On attending an Air Show he saw the Chipmunk Plane 043 that he soloed in when training with the RCAF. The owner not only invited him on a flight but allowed him to take the controls.

Bert, you are now free to fly as high as you can go. Your accomplishments have helped many and will leave a lasting impression. We will miss you dear heart.

Many thanks to Dr. E. Orlikow and all the staff at SBGH, 5B medicine. Your care and caring made the difference in the last few years and days of Bert's life.

In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations in Bert’s memory may be made to the Parish St. Timothy, 135 John Forsyth Road, Wpg, MB R2N 1R3, St. Amant Foundation 204-258-7052, or a charity of your choice.

In keeping with Bert’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a funeral mass celebrating his life will be held Thursday, October 12, 2023 at 11:00 A.M. in the Parish of St. Timothy, 135 John Forsyth Rd. in south St. Vital.

E.J. Coutu & Co. Funeral Directors