August 22, 1922 - September 28, 2015
The death of Leo Brockman occurred at his beloved farm on Monday, September 28, 2015. Raised on the Brockman homestead near St. Benedict, Leo, along with two of his sons, actively farmed with fervency and passion on this site, where Leo had resided for the entire 93 years of his life. His strong work ethic and fearlessness guided Leo through the many innovations in agriculture to remain current and progressive. Together with his wife Anne (nee McEachern), they raised seven children. Leo was an avid sportsman who coached many of the fastball and hockey teams his children participated in. In later years, he enjoyed watching his grandchildren and great-grandchildren perform and compete. Whether at work or play, Leo expected and advised to always give one’s best effort. Family was central to Leo and he welcomed and encouraged their frequent visits to the farm. Leo was well versed in current events and loved to spark a lively debate or to share his strong opinions on sports, politics, and religion while playing a rousing game of Kaiser. Leo was steadfast in his faith and practiced his religion vigilantly. His stubborn determination shone through in everything he did until the day he died. Farming and family were everything to Leo; in turn he was everything to us. Leo will be lovingly remembered by his children: Rodney (Lesia), Sharon (Robert McManus), Brenda (Keith Bessette), Leon, James (Colleen), and Dean (Cheryl). Left to cherish his memory are his grandchildren: Carmela, Charlotte, Nancy, Paul; Jill (Nathan), Chris, Mark, Jamie (Katelynn), Kristy (Roy), Tracy (Jason), Ashley (Mike); Tyler, Riley (Jill), Tenille; Connor and Parker, as well as great-grandchildren: Addison, Carter, Easton, Gracie, Jayson, Gabriella and Sophia, and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his four sisters: Josephine Holterman, Sister Annata Brockman, Mary Welder and Martha Lansdowne; one brother, Ralph (Agnes); and sisters-in-law, Mary Brockman and Erika Brockman. Leo was predeceased by his wife, Anne (September 26, 2013); daughter, Colleen; parents, Paul and Louise (nee Ludwig); and by two sisters and four brothers: Lena, George, Gertrude, Herman, Tony, and Bernard. The Prayer Service for Leo was held at St. Benedict R.C. Church, St. Benedict, on Friday, October 2, 2015, at 7:30 p.m., presided by Fr. Colin Roy. The scripture readers were Mark Hartman and Riley Bessette, and the eulogy was delivered by Chris Hartman and Paul Brockman. The Funeral Mass was offered at St. Benedict R.C. Church on Saturday, October 3, 2015, at 10:30 a.m., celebrated by Fr. Colin Roy. Others taking part were: Keith Bessette, crossbearer; Shey-Lynne and Breanna Brockman, altar servers; Dean Brockman and Sharon McManus, scripture readers; Jill Giesbrecht, intentions; Connor Guillet and Parker Brockman, giftbearers; Mark Hartman, communion minister; and Cheryl Dyck-Brockman, memorial table attendant. Music ministry was proved by Tyler Bessette, Riley Bessette, Tenille Bessette, Carmela Brockman, Charlotte Brockman, Nancy Brockman and Paul Brockman. Active pallbearers were Mark Hartman, Jamie Hartman, Chris Hartman, Tyler Bessette and Paul Brockman. Honorary pallbearers were Robert McManus, Kristy and Roy Atallah, Tracey and Jason Abalos, Ashley and Mike Jimenez, Ken and Deb Young. Interment followed at St. Benedict Roman Catholic Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to either the St. Benedict Roman Catholic Cemetery Fund or to the Jason Abalos Treatment Fund, c/o P.O. Box 3188, Melfort, SK, S0E 1A0 or www.gofundme.com/xc2pt3mv.
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Schuler-Lefebvre Funeral Chapel Humboldt, Saskatchewan