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Born: Apr 28, 1935

Date of Passing: Sep 20, 2020

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April 28, 1935 - September 20, 2020

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Leonard J. Scammell. On Sunday, September 20, at Health Sciences Centre, Leonard went into the presence of his Lord at the age of 85.
Leonard was born on April 28, 1935 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife of 63 years, Lillian, sons, Dean (Louise) and Tim, daughter Cara (Tom), daughter-in-law Donna, many grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. He was predeceased by his son Greg, and brother Dale.
Leonard spent over 40 years with Richardson Greenshields. His strong work ethic quickly propelled him up the corporate ladder, becoming Vice President and Director of Compliance. He gained respect from those he encountered across Canada as he travelled from office to office.
Leonard had a love for music. He spent many happy years singing with the Winnipeg Philharmonic Choir. His enthusiasm for music brought him to the Billy Graham Crusade, Rainbow Stage, the Young United Church and he was accepted to the Winnipeg Opera Society.
The family have many wonderful memories of camping trips. Later years, Len and Lil enjoyed many travels together, seeing the world.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society in Len's name would be appreciated.
Given the extenuating circumstances surrounding COVID, the memorial service will be by invite only.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 26, 2020

Condolences & Memories (8 entries)

  • Sorry to hear Len passed away. He was a real nice person. You will miss him so much. Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His Saints With Love Joyce and Moe Smith - Posted by: Joyce and Moe Smith (Friend) on: Oct 01, 2020

  • We are sorry to about the passing of your dad. We do remember you speaking fondly of your dad. Treasure the memories of a wonderful man. With deepest sympathy. - Posted by: Tim and Rhonda Cameron (friends to Dean and Louise) on: Sep 29, 2020

  • What a beautiful tribute to Len, today. Doug and wife recall the many times he phoned and ask how is that brother of mine doing? Sandra has fond memories of Len and Lil taking her in 22 years ago for 10 days and some weekends before, with their last son Benjamin who was born in Winnipeg, she will always be thankful for their love and support. Carrie was born on Len's birthday, and she was always so happy and proud to share this day with Uncle Len. He always showed interest in what the family was doing and would ask about Chris as they both had careers in finances. We all enjoyed the big hugs we received from Uncle Len, so much like Grandma Josie .... We will miss him.... - Posted by: Douglas Scammell (brother) on: Sep 28, 2020

  • Len was a warm hearted, thoughtful, and kind person. With a strong commitment to family. Lil please know, our love and thoughts are with you. Mom always enjoyed your friendship and our family times. Love to you and yours, Brenda (Guy’s daughter) - Posted by: Brenda Ottosen (nee Higham) (Family ) on: Sep 28, 2020

  • My heart goes out to you, Lil and family at the loss of your dear husband and father. I have so many good memories of sharing a meal and playing games after. He was always so proud of his children and grandchildren. You will be in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this time of grieving. Let the tears flow; it is healing. - Posted by: Karen Nast-Kolb (Friend of Lil and Len) on: Sep 27, 2020

  • Len was my very first boss in the working world at Richardson Greenshields and I always found him to be a fair minded person. He was a great boss! My sympathy to his family. - Posted by: Carolyn King (Former employee in 1962) on: Sep 26, 2020

  • Such a wonderful man. So sad to hear of his passing. He will be remembered fondly. - Posted by: Debbie Winterburn (Friend and former housekeeper) on: Sep 26, 2020

  • Such a wonderful man. So sad to hear of his passing. He will be remembered fondly. - Posted by: Debbie Winterburn (Friend and former housekeeper) on: Sep 26, 2020

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