Patten Leonard

December 23, 1922 – October 28, 2015

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Len Patten on October 28 at Campbell River Hospital. Predeceased by his wife Sheila and daughter-in-law Sue, Len is survived by his sons Rob and Dave; grandchildren Dave, Bonnie, Toni and Suzie and great-grandchildren Jamie, Desere, Jack, Daniel and Brody.

Len was born and raised in Bursledon near Southampton, England. In 1939 he joined the RAF and served until 1947. During the latter RAF years he met Sheila, who was to become his wife. They were married over 60 years.

After the war, Len and Sheila managed many different pubs and hotels in the UK until eventually they changed course and bought a grocery store business. In 1987 they retired to Canada to be near their sons and their families, and settled in Campbell River. Many fun times were had with family get togethers and visits.

Len spent the last of his years at Ironwood Place and was very happy there. He loved the company, the card nights and of course, the food.

The family would like to thanks all the care workers, the staff and friends at Ironwood Place, Dr. Carswell, and the nursing staff on the second floor of Campbell River hospital.

A drop-in Celebration of Life will be held at Ironwood Place, Ironwood Street in Campbell River on Sunday, November 8th between 2:30pm and 4pm.


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