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Leonard Edward Swan

January 26, 1926 - October 23, 2013


This beloved man, the patriarch of his family, blessed many lives for 87+ years.

Left to miss him is Margaret, his wife of 60 years; Joanelle (Ken), Brian (Pat), Wendy (Nick), and Reginald (Tesa); his grandchildren: Alisa, Janina (Morgan), and Andria Wiebe; Bill and Kristy Fielding; and one great grandchild, also his namesake, Silas Edward.  He leaves his siblings Wesley, Donald, and Mary and many dear cousins—both Burdges and Swans—and friends in Alberta, BC, and England.  A man of faith, he had many church friends as well as associates in the farming community.

Although born in England, Dad loved Alberta where he spent his childhood.  Always conscientious and hard working, he started milking cows at 8 years of age. 

Dad, his father, and Wes had the last raw milk home delivery route in Victoria.  He then moved to Cobble Hill where he continued to dairy farm until his “retirement” when he kept chickens and gardened until the last month of his life.  

A celebration of his life is to take place on 9 November at 1 p.m. at the Duncan Christian Reformed Church; reception following on site.


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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Kathy Park
Relation: Foot care nurse

Dear Margaret, Joanelle and Family, I am so sorry to read of Len’s recent passing. I remember Len as a thoughtful man with a great sense of humour! I have fond memories of kitchen visits. I am sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts. Love, Kathy

From: David Holmes
Relation: Wendy, Bill, and Kristy

I was sorry to hear of Len’s passing.
My deepest condolences to the family.

From: Sheila Silvester
Relation: Cousin

To Margaret and family
Our sincere condolences on the passing of Len. We have fond memories of Len, as he was able to attend a number of our Swan family reunions. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Love Sheila and family

From: Karen Turner
Relation: Met him in the hospital.

Deepest condolences to the family. We didn’t know Len well, only through time spent with my Dad, Charles, when they were both in room 208. We loved his sense of humour and listening to his stories of the farms and growing up. Our prayers and love are with you. Sheila, Karen, Elaine, Kathryn and William

From: Peter and Lynnda Swan
Relation: family

It was wonderful to see Len at the family reunion. Our condolences to you all.

From: Patti Lusk
Relation: my friend's father

My heartfelt wishes of condolences are extended to Joanelle and all of the Swan family.

Thinking of you at this time,

From: Blair Martens
Relation: Knew Mr. Swan through Brae Rd

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Swan who i remember from our time at Brae Rd. Chapel.

Blair Martens
Leduc, Alberta

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