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It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Leo Charles Braconnier aged 96 years of Moose Jaw, SK, on Friday, May 3rd, 2024, surrounded by his family. Leo is the last of his family to be called home.

He was predeceased by his parents, Louis and Agnes Braconnier; brothers: Henry, Amable, Louis, Edgar, Ernest, Roland, Joe, Noel, Marcel, Rosaire, and Amie; sisters: Exilda, Isabelle, Rosalie, and Agnes; their spouses; as well as many nieces and nephews. Leo is survived by and will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 71 years, Madeleine; daughters, Rita (Gregg) Timms and Marianne (Roger) Stewart; grandchildren: Bartt (Brandi), Marc, Derek, Robert (Ros) Stewart, Amy (Curtis) Novak and Ashley (Riley) Dougherty; great-grandchildren: Ella, Connor and Dash Timms, Reese and Teagan Stewart, Brady, Aubrey, and Ellie Novak, and Logan, Emma, Reid, and Jaida Dougherty; as well as many, many nieces and nephews.  

Leo was born on the family farm in Gravelbourg, SK on October 24th, 1927. He worked on the farm until he took up mechanics and started working in Gravelbourg. There he met the love of his life, Madeleine Bonneau. The two were married on October 22nd, 1952. From there, they moved to Tuxford, SK where they were blessed with their two daughters, Rita and Marianne. They stayed in Tuxford for 6 years before moving to Moose Jaw. Leo worked for Patterson Motors in Moose Jaw for 26 years and then Andy’s Transmission for 6 years before his retirement. He was known for his honesty and was called “Mr. Transmission” by his co-workers and friends.

Leo was a hard-working man, never giving up until the job was done right. He enjoyed celebrations with family and friends. Leo loved music, dancing, fishing, visiting the casino, and cheering on the Toronto Maple Leafs and Blue Jays. You could always count on finding Pépère in the garage tinkering around, taking care of his yard, or taking his grandchildren down the alley for ice cream.

The family would like to thank the staff, nurses, and doctors at the Dr. F.H. Wigmore Regional Hospital and Moose Jaw Special Care Home for their care and compassion. A special thanks to Dr. Geyer and Home Care for all that you did for Leo.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, May 9th, 2024 at 1:00 p.m. in Church of Our Lady, 566 Vaughan St, Moose Jaw, SK with Father Nestor Gregoire as the presiding celebrant. In lieu of flowers, donations in Leo’s name may be made to Church of Our Lady, 566 Vaughan St, Moose Jaw, SK S6H 6L3. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. Gary McDowell, Funeral Director 306-693-4550 

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