July 24, 1934 – September 22, 2021
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Lionel at the age of 87 with Lonie at his side.
Lionel is survived by his loving wife Lonie, daughter Michele (Kent), son Corey (Andrea), 3 grandchildren, a grand dog, 3 great-grandchildren and 3 of his siblings.
He was raised on the family farm in Letellier Manitoba, the 2nd youngest of 11 children. After leaving the farm he became a Boilermaker, moved to BC and worked in the trade until he retired at the age of 60.
Lionel married his true love, Lonie, in 1970 and they raised their children in Kamloops. They moved to Vernon in 2001 and spent 19 years there before returning to Kamloops in 2020.
Lionel was a self-taught auto mechanic and you could always find him in the garage with his vintage vehicles, especially his 1960’s Dodge Monaco and red truck. He loved the outdoors, especially hikes with Corey and the grand dogs.
He had a great sense of humor and loved making people laugh. His children and grandchildren enjoyed listening to his tall tales. Lionel enjoyed traveling to see family and friends. He was a generous friend to many. He was often found reading his Bible or the latest prophecy book.
We are very grateful for the care he received by the wonderful staff of the Hamlets at Westsyde (G2), Dr. S. Kip, as well as Dr. F. Deetlefs of Vernon.
We are thankful that Lionel is now in the presence of his Lord and Saviour.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, there will not be a formal service at this time.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of BC
Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home
Condolences may be sent to the family from www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com
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