Roy Leonard Petersen
June 16, 1938-February 7, 2013
In the true Viking spirit of his ancestors Lenny left us for Valhalla fighting on with failing heart to the end. Len was born in Rock Bay, June 16, 1938. He spent the first 29 years of his life in Port Neville in a logging camp. It was there he met his wife of nearly 51 years, Sharon and later moved to Campbell River to raise their family. Len continued logging for a while but then changed careers and joined BC Hydro, where he worked for 25 years until health issues forced early retirement. During those 25 years Len formed many lasting friendships with his co-workers.
Len loved his hockey, from watching son Laurie play for years to his Canucks! Len loved the outdoors, camping, fishing, hunting and his veggie garden. He didn’t love horses but learned to for his girls Leona and Leanne. He loved his 4 legged buddies, Brandy, Sheena and Meggy. Len’s moose hunting trips were legendary passing his vast knowledge to son Laurie, grandson Reece and all his “second sons” that joined the hunt. Len loved camping at the “Dam” with family and friends, one of his favorite spots. He and Sharon travelled a lot across Canada and the Yukon in their fifth wheel cruising and many trips to warm places. Len endured many health issues but never complained.
He was so loved and will be so missed by his loving wife Sharon, daughters Leona, Leanne, son Laurie (Shelley) and lights of his life grandson Reece and granddaughter Halle, sister Anita (Ken) brother Ed (Chris), brother-in-law Terry (Lois), numerous nieces and nephews and so many friends.
Len was predeceased by his father Otto, mother Helen, brother Gordon and his beloved dog Brandy. Len we will forever miss your big as life personality, wicked sense of humor and your kind, loving, giving heart. We were blessed to have you.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Eagles Hall on Sunday, February. 17 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.
The most painful tears are not the ones that fall from your eyes. It’s the ones that fall from your heart and cover your soul. –Author Unknown-
Elk Falls Crematorium
Island Funeral Services