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Leonard (Len) Albanese

January 12, 1931 - April 29, 2019


On Monday, April 29, 2019, Mr. Leonard (Len) Joseph Albanese passed away at Mariposa Gardens after a long illness surrounded by family at the age of 88 years.

Len will be fondly remembered by his loving family including wife Elva; son Donald (Linda); daughter Gina; granddaughter Jackie (Delan); granddaughter Roslyn; grandson Trevor; grandson Justin; great-grandson Joey and former daughter-in-law Iona.

His true love job was always the rail road as a Conductor on the Pacific Great Eastern Railroad. Len had a well respected career in politics and was greatly known for his entrepreneurial skill with many businesses and sales.

There are great memories of his family trip to Italy to discover his Italian roots, countless fishing trips to many beautiful lakes in BC and a family trip across Canada and a recent trip to the Rockies and Revelstoke to visit his conductor roots.

Len was always active in his community and volunteered his time with Boy Scouts of Canada and was awarded the Kings Scout Award of Canada, the Lions club, and was a national vice president of the Social Credit Party of Canada

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and was an altar boy in the Catholic church from age 6- 83 years old

He enjoyed gold panning, gardening, fishing, golfing, spending time with his family

In lieu of flowers please make a donation in Len’s name to Desert Valley Hospice Society

Special thanks to Dr. Robert Calder and the staff and caregivers at Mariposa Gardens for all the special kindness given to Len at the end of his life.

A memorial mass will be celebrated at 10:30 am, Friday May 10th, 2019 at St. Anne’s Catholic Church. Interment and committal will follow at the Osoyoos Lakeview Cemetery. A reception in the church lower hall will follow the interment.

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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium

Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: David Trembley
Relation: nephew

I am very sorry to hear of Leonard’s passing. Condolences to the family.

From: Andrea Alba
Relation: Neice

Goodbye uncle Leonard . You were a wonderful man. God speed and blessings to your family elva Gina and Donald. God bless you all.

From: Gina
Relation: My Dad

I was a Daddy’s Girl……miss you dearly. Thank you for giving me so many good memories and love.

From: Iona Albanese
Relation: Daughter-in-law

We here on earth have lost a great man,father,husband, grandfather (Pe), father-in-law but heaven has got a new angel. Until we meet again.

From: Maureen Haddock
Relation: Friend of family

My heart felt condolences to you Gina and your whole family. You are all in my prayers.

From: Tracy Maki
Relation: Niece

DEAR Elva, Donald, Gina I was very sorry to hear of Uncle Leonards passing. He loved his family dearly and treasured each and every one of us. My condolences to you all.

From: Maureen Royle
Relation: A friend from St. Anne's

Remembering the kindness of Len and sending condolences to his wife Elva and daughter Gina and all of his family and friends. Maureen

From: Trudy Tilbury
Relation: Uncle

My condolences to Elva, Donald, Gina and families. Uncle Len will fondly be remembered as the family storyteller and connector. Known for his appreciation of the finer things in life (Aunt Elva, seafood and wine), he was generous with his time for his extended family. Thanks for being there for your baby sister’s 80th birthday and sharing the family stories. And thanks for journeying back to our Italian roots.

From: Wade Trembley
Relation: Nephew

My fondest condolences to Elva and all the family. I have many wonderful memories of Uncle Leonard.

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Service Schedule

  Memorial Mass

Date & Time:
May 10, 2019
Beginning at 10:30am

St. Anne's Catholic Church
7610 - 87th Street
Osoyoos, BC Canada

7610 - 87th Street
Osoyoos, BC Canada

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