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Lionel was born, March 10, 1929 in Trewdale, Saskatchewan and passed away peacefully February 1, 2013 at Cowichan District Hospital. He is predeceased by his daughter Lynn.

Lionel will be lovingly remembered by his wife Marian, sons Jim (Roland), Rod (Donna), and daughter Kim (Orest), all his grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Leo served in the Canadian Air Force for a number of years, then worked in the Youbou Saw Mill as a heavy duty mechanic until he retired. Leo loved to build guitars and played music in his band for many years.

Leo and Marian raised their four kids on the lake in Youbou in the house he built until their retirement.

Special thanks for the care given to him by Dr. Sanders and all nursing staff at CDH.

A memorial service will be held February 7th, 2013 at St. Louis de Montfort Church in Lake Cowichan at 3:00 p.m. with a tea to follow.

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