Leonard Howard "Len" Want (1927 - 2015)

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Want, Leonard (Len) Howard
1927 - 2015
Len was born September 18, 1927 and passed away at
Foothills Hospital on December 31, 2015 at the age
of 88 years, surrounded by family and friends. He
is lovingly remembered by his sons Charlie (Heidi),
Larry (Gayle), Ed (Shannon) and Lloyd (Dee), and
daughter Linda (Rick) Rispin, ten grandchildren
Stephan, Dawn, Kari, Shane, Kaylee, Trevor, Troy,
Geoffrey, Lesley and Dean as well as seven great
grandchildren Jordyn, Hayley, Connor, Erika, Kristyn,
Wyatt and Luke. Len will also be fondly remembered
by his sisters Dorothy (Oliver) Ashton and Mary Mellen,
and his special friends Deadra Watt and Mel Johnston. Len
was predeceased by his wife of 54 years, Rowena, his father Charlie and
mother Cissie.
He worked for Domtar Wood Preserving at both the Calgary and
Cochrane plants for 39 years, at which time he retired to raise cattle and
farm. He took great pleasure in looking after his animals, especially his
dogs! He enjoyed having the house full of family and friends. Len kept
busy having coffee with his buddies, visiting the post office, and watching
hockey, old westerns and war movies.
He was a long time member of the Royal Canadian Legion where he
participated in Crib night. He always had a cribbage board handy
whenever the kids or grandkids came around and he almost always won!
Len was also well known for his love of Bacardi and Coke!!
A Celebration of Len's Life will be held at St. Andrew's United Church
(128 First Street East, Cochrane) on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 1:30 pm. We
would like to extend a special Thank You to the doctors, nursing staff and
palliative care team of Unit 46 at the Tom Baker Centre. Flowers gratefully
declined, however, memorial donations in Len's memory may be made
directly to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 131 – 29th Street N.W. Calgary,
AB T2N 4N2 or www.albertacancer.ca.
Arrangements in care of COCHRANE COUNTRY FUNERAL
HOME, Cochrane, Alberta. Telephone: 403-932-1039
Condolences may be forwarded through
Funeral Home
Cochrane Country Funeral Home
#6, 402 Railway Street West
Cochrane, AB T4C 2B6
(403) 932-1039
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Published in The Cochrane Eagle from Jan. 7 to Jan. 14, 2016