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Leonard Casimir Filbert

May 13, 1942 - February 14, 2017


FILBERT, Leonard Casimir

13 May 1942 to 14 February 2017


It is with deep sadness we announce

the passing of Len Filbert on Feb 14, 2017 after a short

but courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Len was

born in Brightstone Manitoba, but his many travels lead

him to Nelson in 1983.

Survived by his loving wife Catherine of 50 years, his

children Karen, Carol, Dorothy (Brent) and John and

cherished granddaughters Brettiney and Danielle. Also

survived by his sisters Connie (Jim) and Linda (Elliot) of

Winnpeg, brother-in-law Jim (Bonnie) of Langley and

their families. Len leaves nieces, nephews and cousins in

various cities in Canada, the USA and Ireland.

Len started his career with the R.C.N. serving as a

mechanic and diver on various ships and submarines.

Upon leaving the navy he worked as a millwright in

various locations in BC, the Yukon and Fort McMurray.

In 1983, he settled his family on the North Shore of

Kootenay Lake where he and Catherine owned and

operated Kokanee Park Marine Ltd. until retiring in

2004. In his early retirement years, he kept busy working

traffic control for several companies. But was always

working on his retirement dream on the North Shore

and in recent years he joined the Nelson Lions Club and

Nelson Tram Society. Len was always there for all of us

with helpful advice and willing to roll up his sleeves and

help however he could to get the job done.

At his request, there will not be a service. Cremation

has taken place and he will be interred in Brightstone

Manitoba. A gathering will be held later in the year to

celebrate Len’s life. To quote Len’s pragmatic but whimsy

sense of humor “I’ve had a good run.”

Thank you to Megan Johnson of Thompson Funeral

Service who has been entrusted with cremation

arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations can be

made to St Joseph’s School, the Nelson Lions Club

or Nelson Tram Society.


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From: Thompson Funeral Service Staff

Thompson Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Gilles Poirier
Relation: a mate

To Cathy and family, I want to offer my deepest sympathy. Lenny and I met in 1963 at the start of our Naval Technical Apprenticeship. We hit it off on the very first day, In 1966 I joined submarines, and Lenny also, a fine man, a family person. You may rest on your oars Lenny, you have reached shore my fine friend.

From: Sandra Seminoff
Relation: Friend

Dear Catherine & Family,

I was sorry to hear of Len’s passing, my thoughts are with you….

From: James & Marianne Taylor
Relation: Friend

Cathy and Family, we are very sorry to hear of Len”s passing. Thoughts to You and Family. Going to miss Him doing His Motor Cycle ridding at Kokanee Park.

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