Laura Ledochowski (nee Ferris)
Passed on November 23, 2019
March 10, 1932 – November 23, 2019 It is with deep sorrow and heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved mother and grandmother, Laura, age 87, on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at her home with her daughter, Roxane, and her granddaughter, Jennifer, at her side. Mom will be lovingly remembered by her husband, George, her daughter, Roxane (Craig), and their children, Kristen (Kirk), Jennifer, Wesley (Brenna), Michelle (John), and Brayden (Mackenzie); her son, Ross (Sonya), and their children, Kaila, Kailen, and Rye; and her son Rodney (Diana), and their children, Jade (Garrett), Jake, and Jacey. Dearly missed was her son, Roger, who passed away in 2016. A faithful caregiver, Mom brought great comfort to Roger throughout his 57 years. Mom was predeceased by her parents, John & Lily, her brothers, John, Mike, Willie (Doris), Frank (Jean), Joe (Florence), George, and Fred (Helen), and her sisters Rosie (Fred), Elsie (Mike), and Ida (Bill). Saddened by her loss are cherished sisters-in-law Myrtle and Helen Leduchowski, as well as many nieces and nephews who were all so special to her. Born in Eriksdale, Mom spent the early years of her life in the Chatfield area before moving to Winnipeg at age 16. She later lived in Vancouver for a year, working as a telephone operator, before returning home to Chatfield to marry Dad, November 6, 1954. They ran Ledochowski Store until they moved it to Teulon with their four children in 1970. They soon established G & L Restaurant and Cardinal Lounge. Mom became a household name throughout the Interlake for her borscht and perogies, which loyal customers continued to talk about long after they sold the restaurant in 1986. Mom took the idea of a family restaurant to heart, and many staff became lifelong friends. Known widely for her hospitality, Mom served postgame meals to Dad, Ross, Rodney, and generations of Teulon Cardinals following every home game up until their final season, 2014. She shared her legendary talents (and her closely guarded secrets) for cooking, baking, canning, and barbecuing with Roger and Roxane, as well as several of her grandchildren. A devoted mother and grandmother, Mom always made time for baseball and hockey practices, games, and tournaments, never hesitating to tell umpires and referees exactly what she thought. Curling with Roxane over the years always brought her such joy. She rarely missed a performance, fundraiser, or special occasion, finding ways to celebrate them even as her health declined. A passionate sports fan, she often watched curling, hockey, and baseball on TV, rooting for her favourite teams and athletes. Mom looked forward to her weekly BINGO nights spent with her good friends, and she fondly recalled her treasured trips with her nephew, George & Judy Ferris. Helping others was Mom’s calling. It was impossible to leave Grandma’s without being fed or accepting a goodie bag, soup, or preserves to take home. She always put others first, as even in her final days with us she worried about her loved ones’ well-being and dear friends’ health more than her own. She proudly gave a lifetime of service to Chatfield Women’s Institute, Kinettes, and Teulon Hunter Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. We extend a heartfelt thank you to Mom’s palliative and home care providers, especially Dr. Graham and Dr. Rezazadeh, for their compassion, kindness, and support. Mom was forever grateful for her son-in-law, Craig, who checked in on her daily and supported Roxane as Mom’s primary caregiver. We appreciate all those who visited Mom, including all her friends at Gateway Manor, as she thoroughly enjoyed your time together. Special thanks to Father Barry Schoonbaert and Mom’s neighbour, Andre, for their spiritual guidance. Our sincere gratitude to her Godson, Dennis & Debbie Holowka, who together handcrafted her urn. A memorial service will be held in celebration of Mom’s life on Saturday, November 30, 2019, 1:00 p.m. at Teulon-Rockwood Centennial Centre. Because Mom was such an avid sports fan, please feel free to wear your team’s apparel in her honour. Mom believed in the spirit of giving. We will gratefully accept donations of nonperishable food items or children’s toys in support of Teulon & District Christmas Cheer Board. (Donation bins will be set up in the hall.) Special thanks to Ken Loehmer for his professionalism, thoughtfulness, and compassion. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Laura may be made to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation, 1160 – 675 McDermot Ave., Winnipeg MB R3E 0V9. MOM Your life was a blessing. Your memory, a treasure. You are loved beyond words, And missed beyond measure.
With Father Isadore Dziadyk may we express our sincere sympathy and condolences to you George and the surviving beautiful family on the passing of Laura. When the soul was lost on earth, heaven gained an Angel. A mass will be celebrated for the repose of her soul. May God comfort and Bless you always. Fr. Peter W. Chorney
Peter W. Chorney
From our family to your yours, we send out deepest condolences.
Lawrence & Leanne Stutsky and Family
My sincere condolences to the whole family. Laura was definitely one of a kind❤️ I will treasure all my memories old and new. I will always think of her when I’m making one of her recipes she shared with me over the years❤️RIP Laura❤️
So sorry for your loss! Sending love and hugs to the whole family
My sincere condolences to George and the entire Ledochowski family! Laura was so good to me and my family during the many years that I played for the Teulon Cardinals. Win or lose, we always looked forward to going to Laura’s after the game. A few dozen perogies and some sausage, washed down with several beer always made the ride back to WINNIPEG more enjoyable. I have such fond memories of my time spent with Laura and George and will never forget what they did for me or the entire baseball community. Rest In Peace Laura!
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