McKone, Leonard Alvin

Len McKone, age 74, passed away peacefully Friday, June 14, 2013 at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital following a brief battle with cancer.

Len leaves behind his loving wife, Iris, of 34 years; his children: Lynne, Larry, Lisa, Brent, Linette, Greg and Jason; 12 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

Len came from a family of 10 siblings. He was born June 22, 1938. He grew up in Stratford, Ontario. At the age of 18, he joined the Royal Canadian Navy and served for over 5 years. Len was a high energy person with a lively personality. He was a kind and loving family man, who had a zest for life. Len never passed up the opportunity to laugh or tell a joke. It wasn’t very often that you saw him without a smile. Len will be most remembered for his sense of humor and contagious laugh. Len spent the last 34 years of his life living in Vernon, B.C. He loved to socialize with family and friends. Len enjoyed spending time with his wife, Iris, and working in their garden. He never missed an opportunity to travel.

There will be a family and close friends’ gathering to celebrate Len’s life on June 22, 2013. This would have been Len’s 75th Birthday. He will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Pleasant Valley Funeral Home. Phone: 250-542-4333. Condolences may be offered at www.pleasantvalleyfh.com

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