Arthur Valentine Leier “Red”

A loving husband, companion, father, friend.He was full of life, engaged people, and never complained about the small stuff.He loved to make things; to make the best out of the worst; to accept adversity as a challenge and blessing, Red loved bridge, pool, people, nature, music and walking.

He lived his life making every moment and every phase of it a beauty, a love, a joy, so naturally his death was the ultimate peak of his whole life’s endeaver.

The last touches of his death were symbolic for his family; that it was not ugly, but a peaceful acceptance, a loving entry into the unknown, a joyful goodbye to old friends, to the old world. There was no tragedy in it. He left the world a little more happier, a little more beautiful, a little more fragrant. He will be missed and remembered.

At his expressed instruction, there will be no public service. Friends wishing to do so may make donations in his memory to B.C. Heart Association, 202-3402-27 Ave., Vernon, V1T 1S1 or B.C. Lung Association, Box 34009 Stn. D, Vancouver, V6J 4M2.

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