Wednesday, March 31, 2010

OBITUARY - Leonard Lawrence RAE - REGINA PATS (1929-1930)

Published: 2007-10-01

RAE - Leonard Lawrence Rae: of Regina passed away peacefully on Friday, September 28, 2007. Predeceased by his wife, Dorothy, his daughter Karen, and his granddaughter Sherry Rae Idema. He is survived by his daughter Tracy (Trevor) Johnston, his son-in-law Andy Idema, and five grandchildren; Jamie Johnston, Christy (John) Ross, Morgan (Lisa) Johnston, Laurie (Derek) Wood, Chad (Vanessa) Idema; and seven great-grandchildren: Zade Nadon, Cambree, Capriann and Nathaniel Ross, Lhea Rae Johnston, Kaden Wood and Gage Idema.

Len was a remarkable and gentle man. He was born in Wapella, Saskatchewan, December 25, 1910, and lived and worked all of his life in Saskatchewan. He worked until the age of 65 at Canada Permanent, and then went on to work for Settler's Savings and Mortgage and Rice Hamac until he was almost 90. He had a true passion for sports, and had the honour of playing for the Regina Pats hockey team when they won the Memorial Cup in 1930. He still supported the Regina Roughrider Football team by continuing to buy his season ticket which he had held since 1929. However, his true devotion was to his wife Dorothy, and to his daughters, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. His random acts of kindness always seemed to come just when they were most needed. He was always there, behind the scenes, quietly helping to meet his family's needs. The presence of this kind, good man will always be felt profoundly by those of us who loved him. The family wishes to thank the caregivers at Precious Memories Care Home for their commitment, compassion, and gentle loving care to "Grandpa Len " for the past three and a half years. Thanks also to Neale Elder Support Service, especially to Deenie Wyatt, Len's companion on his outing to Tim Horton's.

At Len's request there will be no funeral service. A private graveside service for immediate family only will take place at Riverside Memorial Park. Flowers gratefully declined. Friends so wishing please visit a shut-in, elderly relative of friend.