November 10, 1908- November 3, 2007.
Leon died at the Penticton Hospital, ending a very long, active, and comfortable life. Katie, his wife for 73 years, died 10 months before him. They started their married life in Oyama where Leon and his twin brother Lorne worked the pioneer Irvine family orchards and fruit packing business. Leon and Kay moved to the Coldstream area around the time that he started the Valley Electric, Ltd. Their children were born there. The family moved to the OK Landing in 1947 where Leon was very active in the community. He helped organize the regatta for several years as well as the building of the Yacht Club. By 1959, when he retired and sold the business, Leon had been the chairman of the BC Electrical Contractors Assn. and was doing industrial wiring of schools and mills in many areas of BC. Upon retirement they purchased a small house trailer and began 45 years of snowbird life, traveling, square dancing, and motorcycling in the deserts of the Southwest. They moved to the Penticton area in 1983 and were an integral part of the Barry Irvine / Sue Workman family of children, grandchildren, grandparents, cousins, aunts, uncles, and friends. Leon is survived by the above family and by his daughter, Elizabeth and her husband, Robert Terlesky.
Leon will be interred in the Irvine family plot in the Vernon Cemetery at 2:00pm on Saturday November 10, his 99th birthday. Those wishing to remember Leon might
consider a memorial contribution to the
Penticton Hospital Foundation.