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Leonard (Len) Mandziuk

August 19, 1938 - January 20, 2016


On Wednesday January 20th, 2016, Len Mandziuk of Osoyoos, BC passed away peacefully at the South Okanagan General Hospital at the age of 77 years.

Len was born in Winnipeg, MB, the elder son of William and Mary Mandziuk who predeceased him in 2007 and 2008.

He leaves to mourn his passing, Lois his wife of 51 years; his son Glenn; his daughter-in-law Alleson and his beloved granddaughter Emma.

Also surviving him are his brother Bruce (Terry); nieces Lisa and Heather; sister-in-law Linda Trypka (Brian); niece Kathleen Schuller (Shawn);nephew Geoff Trypka; grand-nephew Kaleb and grand-nieces Sicily and Sawyer.

Len worked at Sovereign Life Insurance Co., Retail Credit and Statistics Canada in Winnipeg.

Then along with his brother Bruce bought and operated the Towers Hotel in Dauphin.

In 1984, he moved to Osoyoos, BC and with his wife owned and managed the Bella Villa Motel for over twenty years.

His passion and knowledge of the aircraft industry was well known and his collection of clocks was almost overwhelming especially when he wound them all.

He also liked to travel, especially back roads. During his retirement he took great pleasure in taking his granddaughter Emma and her friend Kenzie on trips through Western Canada and as far south as San Diego, CA.

Lois would like to thank her neighbours Felix and Joan who gave their help whenever needed. Also a special thank you to the Ambulance Service and volunteer firefighters who came to Len’s assistance during his illness and Dr. Tarr and the staff at the South Okanagan General Hospital.

A graveside service with family and friends was held on Wednesday January 27th, 2016 at the Scattering Gardens in the Oliver Cemetery.

If friends wish they can make a donation to the Parkinson’s Society of BC, #600 – 890 West Pender Street, Vancouver, BC V6C 1J9.

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Arrangements entrusted to Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service, Oliver & Osoyoos, BC


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From: Diana Thomas
Relation: Friend

Lois, Glenn I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

From: Dale and Cathy Spackman
Relation: Initially as an Innkeeper, then as a good friend.

We are so sorry to hear of the passing of our good friend Len. Our deepest condolences and thoughts are with Lois, Glenn, Alleson, cherished granddaughter Emma and the rest of the family and friends. Len had his issues, but was a complicated, thoughtful, compassionate and brilliant man, with a great button up short sleeve shirt collection. Len wa a salt of the earth Ukranian guy and businessman from Manitoba. He was a true character, had a wonderful sense of humour and made us laugh until tears came to our eyes. He was not afriad to laugh frequently, including at himself. Len could charm anyone from two to ninety two with his incredible wit, stories and people skills. He did not suffer fools (or “idiots” as he called them) well, but on the other hand, recognized, celebrated and praised accomplishments. Lois and Len were the ultimate professional Innkeepers and created a paradise in Osoyoos for a select few generations of families from all over Western Canada to enjoy. Rest in peace Len and take good care Lois.

Dale and Cathy, Bill and Jacquelyn Spackman

From: Shirley McConnell
Relation: friend and patron at Bella Villa

Sorry Lois to read of Len’s passing. We enjoyed our five winters spent at Bella Villa and getting to know you and Len. Especially think of you hanging all those laundered bed sheets on the outside line. Sincere Sympathy to you and your family.
– Shirley and the late (Bev) McConnell, Neepawa, MB

From: Victor Dobchuk and Wendy Land
Relation: Bill and Mary's neighbour in Winnipeg

Lois and family, we were very sorry to read this week of Len’s passing. We remember him as a son whom Mary and Bill were very proud of and who did so much for his parents in their last years. Our sincere sympathy for your loss.

From: Elsie Krawetz
Relation: friend

Sorry to hear of Len’s passing, Lois. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Glenn.

A great friend of mine and my husband Steve who predeceased Len by several years. We were together a lot as couples. Look forward to a continuing relationship with Lois.

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