Lennard (Leonard) Kearsley of Barriere, British Columbia passed away on May 24, 2013, after a brief stay in Ponderosa Lodge in Kamloops, B.C. He was 86 years of age.
Leonard was born on July 4, 1926, in Burnaby, B.C., to parents, Albert and Hilda (nee Brackley) Kearsley.
Leonard is survived by his daughter Lenora (Larry) Klassen of Barriere, B.C., grandchildren, Chris, Lisa and Layne, great grandchildren Carissa and Joshua. Leonard also leaves his sisters Joan Johnstone, Gladys Kuns, cousins Earl Kearsley and Wayne and Liz Brackley.
He will also be sadly missed by close dear friends Ron and Audrey Lanoue.
He was predeceased by his wife Patricia on October 28, 2008. Len was very hurt by the sudden loss of his son Robert on May 16, 2011.
Len worked for 45 years in the forestry industry, taking pride in owning his own logging business in Whonnock, B.C.
After Len lost his wife and son he was very lonely. Ron and Audrey were looking after “Paco” one weekend and Len was hooked and wanted to buy Paco. Paco was Len’s little dog and best friend.
Len enjoyed fishing and having coffee with Larry. Len really enjoyed going to Ron and Audrey’s for dinner and to play cards.
Chris enjoyed swimming with his Grandpa. Everything was special to Lenora as far as her dad was concerned.
Len loved Audrey’s flaky butter tarts and trips to “Blubber Bay”.
Many friends and neighbours will also miss him.
We love and miss you Len, may you rest in peace and free from pain.
There will be an informal gathering to pay tribute to Leonard Kearsley at a later date in July, 2013, at the home of Ronald and Audrey Lanoue in Barriere, B.C.
Donations would be appreciated in Leonard’s memory to the Canadian Cancer Society of BC & Yukon Division, 565 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C,. V5Z 4J4.
Condolences may be expressed online by visiting www.norththompsonfuneral.com.
Arrangements entrusted to North Thompson Funeral Services, Barriere, B.C., 250-672-1999.