LEONARD (LEN) ZUBYK

LEONARD (LEN) ZUBYK

With love, laughter and tears we announce the passing of Leonard Zubyk on May 2nd, 2016 in Vernon, B.C. at the age of 88 years. Len was born in Port Alice, B.C. on March 11th, 1928 and shortly there after, his parents moved the family to Haney, B.C. where Len spent his growing up years. Len joined the Merchant Navy in 1944. In 1947, after the Navy he went to work for the CPR as a fireman. Len moved to Cranbrook, B.C. while working for the CPR and during those years he learned to fly. Eventually he and his good friend Jerry bought a Cessna together and they enjoyed flying all around the Kootenays. Len met his soul mate Marguerite in 1959 and they eloped and were married in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho two weeks after they met. Their life together lasted 57 years. Len and Marg started their family on a ranch in Cranbrook, B.C. During this time Len continued to work for the CPR and in the fall seasons he guided big game hunters. In 1972 Len moved his family to the Vernon / Coldstream area and went to work for Riverside Forest Products as a sawmill foreman. He spent his time with his family enjoying the outdoors and raising animals and gardening on his hobby farm. He also enjoyed hunting in the Kootenays and catching the big salmon on Vancouver Island.

Len will be lovingly remembered by his wife Marguerite of Coldstream, B.C., his son Ken of Coldstream, B.C., his daughter Wendy (Dan) of Squamish, B.C., his sisters Elsie (Don) Saunders of West Vancouver, B.C. and Liz (Dave) Buckham of Richmond, B.C. along with numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mary and Nick Zubyk and by his sister-in-law, Marion Cave.

In respecting Len’s wishes, he was cremated and no funeral service will be held. The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Pritchett, Dr. Kadar and the staff at the Sage unit at Noric House for the wonderful care given to Len.

Len will be forever missed by his wife Marguerite, his son Ken and by his daughter Wendy. Miss you Pops!

Cremation arrangements have been made with BETHEL FUNERAL CHAPEL LTD., 5605 27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5 • (250) 542-1187


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