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Date of Passing: Nov 26, 2021

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1934 – 2021

Len Perry died quietly on Friday, November 26, in Winnipeg, where he had been born and where he had always lived. He was spared the pain some others endure and, uncomplaining till the end, he was grateful for his life each day.
Len was the youngest child of John James Perry and Ruby Edna Zinn. His brothers and their spouses were dear to him as were their children. But little could match the love he had for his own children - for Tanis and Carla -in whom his spirit rejoiced. Their children and grandchildren, together with the love of Don and Carol, gave him all he needed to sustain the warmth of heart and the graceful acceptance he offered to all he met.
To say that Len was a simple man is to note one of his virtues. Certainly, he was uncomplicated, but not naive. He was a person of deep feeling, yet of great strength. There was never any 'side' to Len; he was never manipulative or pushed any agenda. Whatever affirmation he needed, he received as people passed through his life. He did not press for more.
Life will not ever be the same for those of us who loved him deeply and were so deeply nourished by his spirit: by Don Ross, by Carol Perry, by Len's daughters, Carla and Tanis and their families, by Don's daughters, Iona, Rachel and Christie and his son Andrew. Our tears are more than matched by the abiding impact of the glad heart with which he embraced us, and which made of us all kinder and more compassionate people.
Len Perry was a man of faith. He 'looked for the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come.' He knew he 'was not alone' in this life or the next and he was unafraid. For what more could we hope?
Service for Len will be at Augustine United Church, 444 River Avenue, on Saturday, December 18 at 1:30 p.m. Burial following at Brookside Cemetery.
All in attendance are required to Be Fully Vaccinated, Only Those Who Can Show Proof Of Vaccination And Government Issued ID Will Be Permitted To Attend. Face Masks are Mandatory and gathering limits will be observed.
In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to Augustine United Church and/or St. Michael and All Angels Anglican Church, or to a charity of your choice.

Rest eternal grant unto him, O Lord,
and let light perpetual shine upon him.


As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 04, 2021

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • I was not able to attend and embrace my family .. my grandpa was a kind, happy, strong man every gathering was made cheerful and warm by his presence I will miss him, but it's not goodbye but it's until we hug and meet again in life eternal with God our Father in heaven blessings upon your condolences and his family! Rest easy grandpa. - Posted by: Skyler Shingoose (Grandson (Tanis 's son )) on: Jan 01, 2022

  • I am sorry that I cannot attend the service for Len. I knew Len from Augustine UC and he was always, and I mean always, kind, gentle, and considerate to me. He asked about how my partner was doing, even though my partner did not attend often. I enjoyed greeting him at coffee time and chatting. Don, if you are reading this, please let me know if there is any way that I can support or help during this time. My email and phone no. are at the Augustine office. Blessings to the both of you. - Posted by: Walter Wai Tak Chan (Friend) on: Dec 18, 2021

  • Although we only met Len once, we know Tanis well. She Glen spoke of him and his influence in her life. We know he was a great man and was deeply loved by his family. We know he will be missed. - Posted by: Luba and Bill Krosney (Friend of Tanis) on: Dec 16, 2021

  • I knew Len since the time that he and Don started coming to St. Michael and All Angels on a regular basis. He was always pleasant to everyone he met. He had a gentle nature, and a good sense of humour. When he stopped attending St. Micheal's his presence was missed by the Parish family. My condolences to Don and all Len's family that grieve his loss. May he rest in peace. Diane Caley - Posted by: diane caley (Friend) on: Dec 14, 2021

  • We meet Don & Len when they moved into Fred Douglas Place. Len was a quiet, kind man with a quick wit & great sense of humour. He was always willing to help & I had the pleasure of working with him on the social committee. Len never had a bad word for anyone, he had a calming effect on those around him. He will be missed by many. To his family, please accept our sincere condolences. - Posted by: Chris Milloy (Friend) on: Dec 06, 2021

  • Len was a dear sweet man and our world will be the lesser for his passing. Kindness and caring flowed from him. To Don and Carla, I hope that your hearts will heal soon, even if you can’t believe it now. Sincere condolences to you and your families. Leslie Fingler. - Posted by: Leslie Fingler (friend) on: Dec 05, 2021

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