Vernon LEONARD

LEONARD Vernon Charles Born in Red Deer, Alberta on September 17, 1918, Vern passed away suddenly on November 29, 2006. He was raised in Crowsnest and returned to Red Deer until war broke out and he joined the Calgary Tanks C Squadron. Vern was taken prisoner-of-war after the Dieppe Raid in 1942. He remained in prison camp in Germany until 1945, when he was liberated by the Scots Guards. In 1947 Vern married Edith Elizabeth (Betty) Brown and moved to Bashaw where they raised three daughters: Valli, Suzanne and Lynda. In 1961 the family moved to Calgary where Vern worked at Cardinal Coach Lines. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife Betty; three children, six grandchildren, one great – grandchild, and two brothers, Lionel and Dennis Leonard, as well as numerous friends and relatives. A celebration of Vern's life will be held at the #264 Legion, 1910 Kensington Rd. NW in Calgary at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 27th. Memorial donations in Vern's name can be made to The War Amps of Canada or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Arrangements in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL "Calgary Crematorium Services" Telephone: 403-299-0111.


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