January 9, 1957 ~ October 3, 2021
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Len who passed away at home on Sunday, October 03, 2021 at the age of 64.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Jan, sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews, great nieces/nephews, family and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Joe and Alice; his brother, Ron; and his furry pals, Boots and Blue.
In his younger years Len was an exceptional hockey and baseball player. When his nephews, Mark, Mike and Keith, were young and they came to Grandma’s house to visit, Len would spend most of their visit outside on the street playing hockey with them. As they got older, he was able to relive his love for hockey through Mark and Mike. Len and Mark, more like friends than uncle and nephew, followed Mike’s career to the NHL by attending numerous games and travelling to different destinations.
Another one of Len’s passions was football and was a Bomber season ticket holder for 35 years.
Len loved classic cars and enjoyed just going for a ride or attending car shows in his ’67 Chevy Beaumont.
Living in the west end of town, Len decided that there was a need for a convenience store in that area so with a little persuasion he convinced Jan and they started Crosstown Convenience which they owned and operated for 10 years. After selling, they purchased Sears/Lamplighter and turned it into a thriving business winning numerous Sears awards. In March 2021, after 24 years, they sold and were ready to enjoy retirement together but unfortunately that dream now was one that was not to be.
Len grew up in Beausejour where he made many good friends and enjoyed many good times throughout his life there. He will be forever remembered for his smile and laugh. He was never at a loss for words or for a good comeback response! Len was bighearted and never hesitated to help people who were in need. He was very caring and giving be it giving free groceries from Crosstown or stock from Sears/Lamplighter if they were less fortunate than himself and would say, “let’s keep this our secret, I don’t want people to get the wrong impression and think I’m nice.” He felt very fortunate he was able to live and operate his own business in town.
A special thanks to Beausejour Paramedics, RCMP and Sobering Funeral Chapel for their kind support.
Cremation has taken place. Family and friends are welcome to a Celebration of Life for Len which will be held graveside at Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Beausejour on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. Please respect COVID protocols.
If so desired, donations may be made to the Beausejour Hospital TV Fund in Len’s memory.
“You are very loved and will be forever missed”
SOBERING FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, Beausejour
(204) 268-3510 or MB Toll Free 1-877-776-2220