Leon Atherden LITTLE

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Leon on 25th November, 2011 in Vancouver, BC. As always supported and surrounded by the love of his family and many friends. Leon, his brother Craig and sister Tanya were born in Nanaimo on 1st September, 1973. Along with them, left to mourn his passing are his older sister Kerry, mother Maggie, father Bill, partner Sarah, as well as his extended family and relatives in Australia and England. The family lived in Errington and Leon attended French Creek, Qualicum Middle and Ballenas Schools.

He loved life and lived each day to the fullest. He was generous and caring and along with his sense of humor people were drawn to him. He was an exemplary sportsman and was always involved in the promotion and encouragement of physical well-being. He accepted the challenge of his diagnosis of cancer with his usual determination to succeed, and participated in 2 Rides to Conquer Cancer. Leon’s greatest traveling thrill was to visit South Africa and become acquainted with his relatives. Leon worked on the Island, Vancouver and Alberta as an equipment operator and was highly regarded for his work ethic.

The family wishes to thank the staff of the Cancer Clinic, Burnaby General and the Marion Hospice for their supportive and compassionate care.

A Celebration of Life for Leon to follow.


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