WALLER, Leonard Robert
September 23, 1922 – June 20, 2013
Born in McBride, B.C. Died in Armstrong, B. C.
Predeceased by his wife Mary just 13 days earlier; parents Fred and Lillian of McBride and New Westminster, B.C.; son Fred of Vernon, B.C.
Survived by son Bob (Sandra Stewart) of Mississauga, Ont.; daughter Joleen (Al Wilson) of North Saanich, B.C.; grandchildren Jaromy, Aaron, Christine, Sarah and Patrick; cousins Owen Erwin of Vancouver and Florence Erwin of New Westminster.
Len was born in the village of McBride. He was an only child. Len followed in the footsteps of his father and went to work for Canadian National Railways. He stayed with CN for 39 years, retiring in 1978 as an Accountant who specialized in internal auditing.
Len and Mary were married on June 28, 1946 in Jasper, Alta. They settled in McBride where they started their family. Later, as CN transferred Len across Canada, they lived in Winnipeg, St. Bruno, Que., Mississauga and Burnaby, B.C. In 1979 they moved to their acreage on Otter Lake Road in Spallumcheen, B.C. Len kept busy with Mary on their hobby farm, raising everything from vegetables to beef cattle.
Len was active in the affairs of many of the communities in which he lived. In McBride, he served on the Village Council. He was a Mason for 60 years (Nechako Lodge No. 86) and a member of the Elks. He served on the board of the Armstrong Co-op and volunteered for the Citizens Patrol in Spallumcheen.
As a young man in McBride, Len played drums in a local band. Later he turned to carpentry as a hobby. Len enjoyed playing cards all his life, especially Bridge. He also was lucky in the Lottery, once winning $10,000.
Special thanks to Dr. Kira McClellan and the staff at Pleasant Valley Manor in Armstrong for their devoted care.
No funeral or memorial service. Cremation and scattering of ashes by immediate family. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.MyAlternatives.ca
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