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LENNARD WAYNE BLANCO Lennard Wayne Blanco, aged 50, passed away peacefully January 10, 2000, in hospital, after an accident. Len will be remembered for his unique qualities. He was passionate about his family, work, hunting and fishing. His strength of body and character was admired by all who knew him. Len grew up in Fort Rouge in Winnipeg. He developed his love of the outdoors and wildlife at an early age. His zest for hard work was evident even as a teenager. He followed in his brothers footsteps, training for the city police, but his aspirations were cut short by a tragic head injury in 1970. Len showed strength of character and will live by overcoming the odds and living a fulfilling life. Len married Shirley Shadbolt in 1977. They shared a happy marriage of 12 years, with three children, Scott, Jason and Heather. Upon the tragic death of his wife in 1988, Len once again faced a test of spirit. He demonstrated his love for his wife in his firm commitment to maintain a loving home and future his his children. Remarried to Shelly Adey in 1991, Len faithfully and eagerly provided for his growing family of children, stepchildren and foster children. Len worked for the City of Winnipeg for over 26 years in Parks and Recreation and Forestry. Known as "the man who wont stop working," he was respected by his co-workers for his physical strength and obsession for hard work. The comradery of his co-workers provided Len with friendships he so highly valued. Len will be sadly missed by his children, Scott, Jason and Heather Blanco; his wife Shelly and his stepchildren, Rayan, Dorin, Bram and Marcie and foster son Steven. His loss will be felt by his brothers, John Kidd and wife Catherine, Barry Kidd and wife Lynn; sister Barbara Donald, along with his nieces and nephews. He will also be remembered by Shirleys family, Evelyn and John Shadbolt, Sharon and Doug Glassock, Margaret and Bill Stein, Donna and Wayne Wold, John Shadbolt, and their children. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held on Friday, January 14, 10:30 a.m. at the Selkirk United Church, 202 McLean Ave. in Selkirk. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cancer Care Manitoba Inc.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 12, 2000

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