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Leonard Joseph "Len" Fougere

September 3, 1934 - August 17, 2017



September 3, 1934 – August 17, 2017

Passed away peacefully in Powell River the morning of August 17th with family at his side.

Having had heart issues since Expo ’86 and, more recently, kidney issues, Leonard felt that the past thirty plus years of living were his 6-49 jackpot.

He never dreamed that he would see all his boys married and give him 11 grandchildren and then be able to see more than half of these grandchildren graduate.

Len was born in Frankville, Nova Scotia, and headed west in his late teens after hearing that there was plenty of work out this way. And work he found: slashing powerline by hand, working at the old Burg & Johnson sawmill on Haslam Lake, putting in time with the Powell River Fire department, and spending 41 years in the finishing room down at ‘The Mill’.

Len married “our Miss Brooks”, Alice Nassichuk, in June of 1957. While he had left his Nova Scotia family back east, he became part of an even bigger family out west.

He loved fishing, working on their house, playing 6-49 and penny stocks, and making the odd visit to a casino. When he wasn’t busy with these pastimes, he loved it when family, especially his grandkids, would stop by. Most recently, a highlight for him was just being out with friends and getting caught up over a cup of coffee. If there happened to be a Keno machine on site — so much the better!

Len is survived by Alice, his wife of 60 years, his four sons Blake (Brenda), Todd (Louise), Ward (Amanda), Randy (Christine), grandchildren Kyra, Keaton, Alissa, Kayley, Brock, Carly, Victoria, Madison, Emma, Sophia and Grayson, and his sister Marie Jean Boucher of Cape Jack, Nova Scotia.

We would like to extend our gratitude to Len’s many doctors and health professionals, especially Dr. Danielle Marentette, Dr. Blake Hoffert, Dr. Sneeta Takhar, Dr. Brian Symonds, Dr. Javer and Dr. Boone for their wonderful care and support through these many years. Many thanks also to Father Dass and Father Tepoorten for their ongoing spiritual support.

Prayers for Leonard will be held at Church of the Assumption Wednesday August 23rd at 7pm, and funeral Mass at Church of the Assumption Thursday August 24th at 10:30am with a tea to follow in the parish hall.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial gifts may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society.





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From: Stubberfield Funeral Home

Stubberfield Funeral Home Ltd. Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Steve & Ramona Macaskill & family
Relation: Niece

Aunt Alice,& cousins
Thinking of you all at this time
It is these times that I wish that we were all close by
It’s not easy losing a father
Cherish all his great stories & his smile XO

From: Cindy Bell (Stephen)
Relation: Friend

So sorry for your loss

From: Cindy Bell (Stephen)
Relation: Friend

So sorry for your loss

From: Wayne Langdale
Relation: Good friend

Len,my good friend,sad to have seen you in pain but know you are now at rest,I will remember the good times the many meals we shared together,the laughs and especially the tips you gave on the stock market,ha.Hope there is a lottery terminal up there in heaven as you may want to take a little gamble.Your friend Wayne.

From: Art & Moyra Palm
Relation: Friend

Sincere condolences to Alice and the families

From: Laura passek
Relation: Family friend

My heart aches for all of you. May he Rest In Peace and know you are all in my prayers you have a very special angel looking over you

From: Ken and Carol Cawley
Relation: We worked with his wife

Our condolences to Alice and family. We worked with Alice and taught many family members of this wonderful family. Our thoughts are with you, hugs to all.

From: Phyllis Satermo Johnson
Relation: Long time family friend

I feel blessed to have known Len my whole life and will always have wonderful memories of both our families together. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Sharon Stedman
Relation: Through church

Love and Prayers to Alice and families❤

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Service Schedule

  Mass of Christian Burial

Date & Time:
August 24, 2017
Beginning at 10:30am

Church of the Assumption
7109 Glacier St.
Powell River, BC Canada

7109 Glacier St.
Powell River, BC Canada


Date & Time:
August 23, 2017
Beginning at 7:00pm

Church of the Assumption
7109 Glacier St.
Powell River, BC Canada

7109 Glacier St.
Powell River, BC Canada

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