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Date of Passing: Feb 19, 2021

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Peacefully on Friday, February 19, 2021, Leonard Helge Berglund passed away at Grace Hospital.
Len is survived by his son, Dale (Marie); grandchildren, Katherine, Kevin, and David (Devon) and great-granddaughter Elena. He is also survived by his sister Elsie Wood (Gerald) and brother Ron Berglund, brother-in-law David "Bob" Donald (Lona), and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife Betty, son Glen, sister Gladys Purvis, brother-in-law John Purvis and sister-in-law Bette Berglund.
Len was a proud member of the RCAF where he worked as an aero engine mechanic. He was stationed at MacDonald, Saskatoon, Gimli, Ottawa, Summerside, and Winnipeg. After retirement he became a member of the ANAF, Assiniboia branch.
While in Saskatoon, Len started learning Judo. At Gimli, Ottawa, and Summerside, he became the head instructor of the base clubs. He received his 1st Degree Black belt while in Ottawa and his 2nd Degree while in Summerside. Besides being the head instructor in Summerside, he was also President of Judo PEI from 1972 to 1975. It was also in Summerside that he and Betty started square dancing and round dancing. They continued this in Winnipeg and travelled to several National Conventions. They eventually discovered American Clogging and introduced it to Winnipeg, Brandon, and several other communities through the Red River Cloggers.
Interment will take place on Friday, March 5, 2021 at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens. Covid-19 protocols prevent a full service at this time. It is hoped that a memorial service can be held at a future date.
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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 27, 2021

Condolences & Memories (1 entries)

  • Len you will be missed by everyone that you met as you would have made a lasting impression on their lives. I remember all the good time we had when you worked with me at The Air Canada building on Portage Ave. The most lasting memory is when you and Betty purchased your 5th wheel with matching Ford truck. The smiles on your and Betty’s face I can see today. Rest In Peace my friend forever and keep Betty close. Art - Posted by: Art Lowry (Friend) on: Mar 06, 2021

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