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LEONARD ANSON AMEY (LEN)
Date of Passing: Oct 19, 2021Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
LEONARD ANSON AMEY
Predeceased by his wife, Ruby Mary Patricia Amey October 24, 2005.
Len leaves to mourn his daughter, Susan; son, James and his children, granddaughters, Tara (Liam) McLauchlan, Andrea (Eric) Johnston, and great-grandchildren, Payton-Ruby Johnston and Lincoln-Anson Johnston; sisters, Marion Huntley and Marie Wyatt of London, Ontario, and many nieces and nephews and their children.
Born in London, Ontario in 1932, Len joined the army in 1950 (RCHA) and was stationed in Winnipeg where he met the love of his life Ruby Lane and got married in 1953. They then got stationed to Picton, Ontario, where Jim and Susan were born. Len served in the RCHA for 20 years, retiring as a Sergeant. The family travelled all over the world wherever Len was posted, USA, France, Germany and Shilo, Manitoba - three times now looking for a change and decided to retire in 1970. He was lucky to get a job with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers as the Equipment Manager for another 20 years, retiring in 1990 - three Grey Cups later. He loved all sports; playing and coaching the Gunners hockey and softball teams in Germany. Also, the heated battles with his son over the NHL, him a Toronto-Detroit fan and Jim a Chicago fan. He loved his CFL and the Bombers. He got involved in all helping his son coach women's softball and hockey, and watched his granddaughter Andrea in her soccer career. Len became an avid fan of anything Canadian, the women's hockey, soccer, curling teams and the men's also. A true family man, he loved whatever his kids and their families were involved in and was so proud of everything they did or accomplished. He loved having family around.
Len and Ruby loved to travel all over the world and wanted his family close by. He was a proud man and tough, and it was nice to see how the grandkids could get through that gruff exterior and the great-grandkids made him smile and melt. Len would love to talk about them after they left for hours. So proud he was of all of them and what they have done and succeeded at. He also helped many people and organizations out.
As he said Monday night watching WWE Wrestling the Bombers are going to repeat they got a great team this year.
Many thanks to the Emergency and Fire Dept. crew and the nurses and doctors at the Grace for the care and compassion they showed him and family in his time of need.
Thanks also for the cards, gifts and calls from family and friends.
In accordance with Dad's wishes, cremation has taken place. Following cremation, there will be a private family interment.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of your choosing.
For those who wish to sign the online
Guest Book please visit www.chapellawn.ca
Chapel Lawn Funeral Home
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 23, 2021
Condolences & Memories (13 entries)
Susan, My deepest sympathy in the loss of your Dad. I hope all the cherished memories that you have of your Dad brings you some light during this dark time. Take care Susan and thanks for the kindness shown to me at the WCB. Emily Lucko - Posted by: Emily Lucko (friend) on: Oct 26, 2021
Susan and Jim, I am so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. I have many fond memories of when I was the scorekeeper for the baseball teams and remember your Dad as a kind, gentle and funny guy. My condolences to you and your family. - Posted by: Barbara Sharp (Friend) on: Oct 26, 2021
Susan, Jim; It is with sadness that we mourn the loss of our Uncle Len; both he and Aunt Ruby had a major impact on my life growing up in the military. They were so kind and gentle, and were such a positive influence on our Family. Uncle Len encouraged me to join the Legion, and both Liz and I have served our community in this organization for a long time. It was his spirit that was to always look on the bright side, and take positive steps to help others. We extend our condolences to you and your Family, and want you to know that there aren't many people who could match the generosity, kindness and integrity that Uncle Len possessed. He will be missed, Sincerely, Liz and Larry - Posted by: Liz and Larry Lane (Nephew) on: Oct 25, 2021
Len was a fine man, he was fair and fun to be around. We remember him from Shilo, Germany, and as equipment manager of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. He was a good friend to our Mom and Dad, Bob and Joyce Willerton. Sincere sympathy to his family - Posted by: Matt and Barb Altseimer (Friends) on: Oct 24, 2021
Uncle Len used to visit us when Winnipeg was playing in Ottawa and he always brought Bombers stickers, posters, and stories. It was cool as a young football player to be related to a member of the team and get VIP access to the stadium during practices. And Len’s visits were a special opportunity to meet family from Winnipeg, where my Dad’s family was from. I would like to offer my condolences to our extended family, and my thanks & respects forever to Len. - Posted by: Jeff Lane (Nephew’s son) on: Oct 24, 2021
Jim Sorry to hear of your dad's passing. He would of loved last night's game. Glen Taylor - Posted by: Glen Taylor (Friend of Jim) on: Oct 24, 2021
Susan, Jim; It is with sadness that we mourn the loss of our Uncle Len; both he and Aunt Ruby had a major impact on my life growing up in the military. They were so kind and gentle, and were such a positive influence on our Family. Uncle Len encouraged me to join the Legion, and both Liz and I have served our community in this organization for a long time. It was his spirit that was to always look on the bright side, and take positive steps to help others. We extend our condolences to you and your Family, and want you to know that there aren't many people who could match the generosity, kindness and integrity that Uncle Len processed. He will be missed, Sincerely, Liz and Larry - Posted by: Liz and Larry Lane (Nephew) on: Oct 24, 2021
RIP Old friend, Best hockey coach I ever played for. - Posted by: Bill Millman (Friend) on: Oct 23, 2021
My condolences to Susan, James, and the rest of the family. 89 Wow! that sounds like a life well lived. When I think of your dad the first thing that comes to mind is his laugh, we shared a few back in the day, many of them, although good natured, at the expense of our exalted leader Cal Murphy. I can’t thank him enough for all the times he gave me the proverbial “heads up” that Cal was looking for me. (Read, stay out of his way until his Irish subsides). Not sure why your dad went out of his way for me? Perhaps it had something to do with the fact that I tried so hard not to get grass stains on my uniform. I don’t know, in any event, nothing but great memories, proud to have known him. Sleep well Len I’ll catch up to you in a bit. Oh, if you see Cal don’t mention any of this, I’m still trying to convince him to give me a chance at that starting tailback position. Sean Kehoe - Posted by: Sean Kehoe ( Teamate and friend.) on: Oct 23, 2021
To Jim and Susan, our deepest condolences to you both. Your Father was a great Man and could have a great laugh at things, but very serious at others. Never forget the lessons he taught you, but also remember HE loved you Dearly. Take care until we see you. - Posted by: Doug and Gail Gill (Friends) on: Oct 23, 2021
I first met Len when he and Jim coached our ladies fastball team in the St. James Ladies Industrial Fastball league, as we formed a new team after having played for Great West Life Assurance Co. He was a great coach and I will always remember the great time I had playing baseball. Being a friend of Jim's, I always tried to keep in touch with cards at birthdays and Christmas. I remember Len as a kind and gentle man and him and Ruby opening their doors to the different team wind-ups over the years. He will be missed by many and not soon forgotten. Rest in peace Len as you re-unite with Ruby in Heaven. Condolences to Jim, Susie, Tara and Andrea and their families. - Posted by: Willa (Mason) Fussey (Friend) on: Oct 23, 2021
It was only a couple of weeks ago that Faye found a photo of the Labatt’s Blues with Len and Jim bookending the team. It brought back so many great memories of a really great guy. We are so sorry for this loss to your entire family. - Posted by: Leah and Gary Moore (Friends) on: Oct 23, 2021
Jim and Susan, please accept my condolences on the passing for your dad, Len. It's been a long time since Shilo, Gagetown and Hemer but I remember both your mom and dad well, always very nice to us kids. I know he will be missed. Mike - Posted by: Mike McTaggart (childhood friend of Jim) on: Oct 23, 2021
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