Leonard Rueben Opperman

March 9, 1919 – December 6, 2021
Len was born and raised in Radville, Saskatchewan, the eldest of four boys in a small farming community where he developed his strong work ethic. He met his wife Ellen in Winnipeg and they married soon after and began raising their family. Len joined the Air Force at 21 and served in WWII out of England. His role as a rear tail gunner was not for the faint of heart. When he returned to Canada, his post war career involved living in different parts of the country and Germany with Ellen and their five children in tow.
His final posting was the Comox Valley, where he most longed to spend his retirement years, enjoying the many activities he loved to do; fishing, working on their ten-acre hobby farm, gardening, and later travelling to their winter holiday destinations. Len even took up skiing in his late 50’s and following that… Golf! Dad was willing to try anything new!
While he was the strong head of our family possessing admirable loyalty, character, and great sense of humour, he always led with his heart.
Predeceased by his beloved wife Ellen in 2015. He leaves his five children Vern (Linda), Murray (Judy), Susan (Ian), Debbie (Bob), and Lauri (Pete); ten grandchildren and six great grandchildren. A private family gathering will take place later next year.
The family wishes to extend their heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Bullock for his many years of guidance and compassion. In addition a thank you to the Staff at Stevenson Place and a special mention to Charlene and Nancy for their exceptional care and kindness.
The family also wishes to thank all of the staff at Dad’s “Final Posting” at The Views for their unrelenting care and compassion.
He will me immeasurably missed by his family and memories of him will be forever treasured…
So, raise a glass – “Here’s to us good guys!” And you are the best of them all…

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