Last of a closely knit blended family of eight children, yours, mine and ours, Len Clausen, at the age of 97, passed away peacefully on October 20, 2015. He was born Irving Leonard on May 29, 1918 on a farm near Renown Sask. At 22, he left the farm to join the Royal Canadian Air Force and served over seas. After the war, Len joined his family in BC. He moved to Hope in 1953 to start his own business; Len’s Wheel Alignment. Here he met his wife of 60 years, Lee and they had their daughter Lori. Len and Lee were active in the Hope community, where he volunteered for the Fire Department and Lions Club. He was the coordinator for the Hope Search and Rescue. Always busy, Len and Lee curled, bowled and travelled in their RV.
Len is survived by his wife Lee, daughter Lori, son-in-law Lionel, grandchildren Chelsea and Clay, “great grandchildren” Josiah, Eli and Nyah, and his Park Street neighborhood family.
A Celebration of Life will take place on November 7, 2015 starting at 2:00 pm. Join us for Len’s final garage party at 669 Park St. Hope, BC. Tributes to Len will take place at 3 o’clock along with food and refreshments.
The family would like to thank the many caring people from Fraser Health: Dr. Yap, Home Support; ADC; Hospital staff; and ambulance services for their kindness and attention to our “Papa” in his final years. Contributions in Len’s memory can be made to the Hope Hospice Society or Adult Day Care Program.