Jeannie Mary Leer was born January 11, 1952 to George and Marian Brunet in Prince Albert, SK. She was the oldest of 5 children. Jeannie met Bill Leer in July of 1972 at a wedding dance in St. Walburg. They were engaged that October and were married the following June, 1973. After their wedding they moved to Kindersley, SK., where they welcomed their first son, Ryan, on September 6, 1974. That October they moved home to the family farm west of St. Walburg, where they took over the farming operation. They welcomed their second son, Jason, on August 16, 1976. The farm was busy, chasing the boys and tending to chores, the following 4 years flew by. On March 6, 1980, they completed their family by welcoming their third child, a girl, Christine. Jeannie worked in home care in the mid 1980’s, and later completed her nursing aid course and moved into the lodge. She worked in healthcare throughout the 90’s and finally hung up her scrubs to join Bill on the road in the semi. Jeannie got her Class 1 Learner's license and spent a fair amount of time behind the wheel herself. After 7 years of touring North America, and hundreds of stories to share with family, Bill and Jeannie came back home to the farm. Jeannie decided it was time to become a full-time grandma, and Bill went to work in the Oilfield. With time to spend at home, Jeannie began to expand on her yard, adding multiple flower beds, greenhouses, and trees. A natural green thumb and a love of plants left her yard a sight of wonder to all who came over. Over the years she also began to expand on her love of decorating for the holidays. Christmas was always her favorite time of year. This love spilled out of the house and into the yard. With decorating taking weeks of hard work and planning, the light show that she accomplished was always amazing. Birthdays were a special event and Jeannie made sure that every person got their favorite meal, and a cake of their choosing with no theme too big for her to accomplish. With a flair for cooking her creations were elaborate, and no matter the recipe they were always a delight. Jeannie loved her time at the lake with the family. Camping became a full-blown annual event, with planning and lists beginning months in advance. Over the years camping became quite luxurious and “Glamping” was born. With a love for speed, she could always be counted on for a good run on the sea-doos. Jeannie loved to travel. Her favorite place to be was on the sand at the ocean. In all the years of travelling if there was not an ocean to be seen, that was not a place she wanted to go. Her final trip was to the Ocean in Mexico, surrounded by her entire family. This would be her first out of country trip with all her children and grandchildren, as well as her final visit to the Ocean.
Jeannie was predeceased by: her parents; her brother, Robert; and her son, Jason, who passed on September 7, 2015.
Jeannie leaves to mourn her passing: her husband of 48 years, Bill; her son, Ryan with his wife, Amy and their children, Dominic and Kira; her daughter, Christine and her husband, Jamie Seguin and their children, McKenzie, Dorian and Lewis; her siblings, Murielle and her husband, Larry Kesenheimer, Robert’s wife, Les, Art and his wife, Deb, and Jerry and his wife, Tammy. She also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews, relatives and friends.
Jeannie’s smile and laughter will be forever missed.
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