Leonard Edward SWAN

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SWAN, Leonard Edward 26 January 1926 to 23 October 2013 This beloved man, the patriarch of his family, blessed many lives for 87+ years. Left to miss him is Margaret, his wife of 60 years; Joanelle (Ken), Brian (Pat), Wendy (Nick), and Reginald (Tesa); his grandchildren: Alisa, Janina (Morgan), and Andria Wiebe; Bill and Kristy Fielding; and one great grandchild, also his namesake, Silas Edward. He leaves his siblings Wesley, Donald, and Mary and many dear cousins-both Burdges and Swans-and friends in Alberta, BC, and England. A man of faith, he had many church friends as well as associates in the farming community. Although born in England, Dad loved Alberta where he spent his childhood. Always conscientious and hard working, he started milking cows at 8 years of age. Dad, his father, and Wes had the last raw milk home delivery route in Victoria. He then moved to Cobble Hill where he continued to dairy farm until his "retirement" when he kept chickens and gardened until the last month of his life. A celebration of his life is to take place on 9 November at 1 p.m. at the Duncan Christian Reformed Church; reception following on site. Online condolences at www.hwwallacecbc.com

Published in Cowichan Valley Citizen from Oct. 30 to Nov. 8, 2013