September 7, 1937 – July 13, 2012
Leo Nelson passed away peacefully at St Joseph’s Hospital in Comox, surrounded by his loving family.
Leo will be missed by wife his Gaylia; children Cheryl (Cliff), Richard (Laura), Cory (Kirsten) and Leonard (Liz); his brother Tom; many grandchildren; one great grandchild, one joyfully anticipated great grandchild due in November; and many extended family and friends. Leo is now with his son Gordon, and his brother Carl in the next world.
After being born and raised on Gabriola Island, Leo spent many years in Victoria and Lake Cowichan raising his family with his wife Gaylia. In 1981 he founded the Lake Cowichan Salmonid Enhancement Society and remained president for many years. Leo worked with many dedicated members of the society, to build the first hatchery at the Lake. This project also led to the twinning of Lake Cowichan and Ohtaki, Japan. Leo was an avid fisherman, outdoorsman and handyman. He was always busy doing something and could be found in the shop, garden or greenhouse puttering on some project any day of the year. Leo spent his retirement years in the Cowichan, then Comox Valley living finally in Cumberland.
A private memorial for immediate family will take place in August.
Our dear husband, father and grandfather and friend will remain in our hearts and prayers forever and is dearly missed by family, extended family and friends.
May the fish be even bigger where you are.