Len was born in Dubbeldam, The Netherlands on May 8, 1936 and immigrated to Canada (Calgary, AB) in 1959. His career was spent with the Alberta Liquor Control Board, where he was a manager in their St. Albert head office. Len retired to Vancouver Island and remained an active person in the community. He was involved as a volunteer with the local museum, The Old School House and the local theatre. He also spent time visiting residents in care facilities and serving as Spare Master in the Qualicum Beach Senior’s Mixed Curling Club. Len was an active member of St. Columba Presbyterian Church. He loved gardening and travelled far and wide with Betty for the nine years they were happily married.
He leaves behind to live on his memories: his best friend, wife and supporter, Betty; his four sons and their partners: Morgan (Susanna), Craig (Katrine), Sean (Shelley), Mervin (Sharon), his grandchildren: Amber, Monique, Kyle, Tamara, Spencer, Zachary, Holly, Connor, Sean Jr., Jessica, Jennifer, Robin, Nicole, Chloe, Rachel and his great grandchildren: Parker & Ryan. Also Jackie De Boer. Betty’s children: Jolanda (Amethya), Melissa, and Jerome. Betty’s grandchildren: Natalya & Joshua. Len is also survived by his sister: Plony (Jan) from Leusden, The Netherlands, brother: Arie (Frieda) from Dordrecht, The Netherlands: various nieces, nephews and cousins in the Netherlands as well as many friends in other countries.
A Celebration of his life will be held October 1st at 11am at the St. Columba Presbyterian Church, 921 Wembley Rd. Parksville, BC. Following internment in the memorial garden of St. Columba, you are invited to visit with the family in the Mahood Hall of St. Columba for fellowship and refreshments.
In lieu of flowers, please support a charity of your choice in Len’s memory.