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Leonard Michael Banga

December 16, 1973 ~ October 10, 2016 (age 42)
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Message from Josi Meads (Esterhazy)
October 13, 2016 7:03 PM

My deepest sympathies to all who knew Lenny. He was a wonderful person and will be missed dearly. Sending my thoughts and prayers.
Message from Kevin White
October 13, 2016 7:05 PM


I will always remember our trip from Whitewood to Saskatoon to pick up the Dodge Viper I sold Lenny. We were supposed to each drive it back half way but Davidson SK. seemed to be the halfway point on his map. He did leave it with me for a couple of days so that I could take my staff and my children for a ride. It was always entertaining when trying to deal with Lenny May he rest in peace. My condolences to his family.
Message from Esterhazy
October 13, 2016 7:08 PM

Our deepest sympathy from the Martin family
Message from Les, Nadine Roberts and family
October 13, 2016 7:09 PM

Our sympathy to all the family! Thoughts and prayers are with you all!
Message from Randy and Laverne(Banga)Jepson
October 13, 2016 7:10 PM

We are terribly sorry to hear of the passing of Leonard. He always had time to talk whenever we met him. He will be sadly missed by all that knew him!!! Our Heartfely sympathy!!!❤️❤️🌹🌹
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A candle was lit by Randy and Laverne(Banga)Jepson on October 13, 2016 7:12 PM
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A candle was lit by John Maddy Zakk Bernath. RIP on October 13, 2016 7:16 PM
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A candle was lit by muriel and terry haas on October 13, 2016 7:19 PM
Message from Colleen Fraser
October 13, 2016 7:19 PM

I'm so very sorry for your loss, Leonard was a great guy he will be missed, my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time
Message from Carol and Reg Closson
October 13, 2016 7:20 PM

To the family and many friends of Leonard please accept our sincere condolences.
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A THE COLOR OF MEMORIES TABLE ARRANGEMENT was ordered on October 13, 2016

Message from John Maddy Zakk Bernath
October 13, 2016 7:30 PM

I'm gonna miss you chum. Thank you not only for doing what you did for me and my kids but for remaining a lifelong friend. From chasing raccoons when we were kids to blowing up everything and anything to digging a mile below the earth. You. Will never be forgotten my friend. Ever. See you on the other side!
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A candle was lit by Susan Wintersgill on October 13, 2016 7:30 PM
Message from Darrell and Katgerine Tochor
October 13, 2016 7:34 PM

God alone understands.... We send sincerest sympathies to Michelle, Promise, Brook and Nixyn. Blessings to the entire Banga family and all those who knew and loved Len. Our lives have all been altered. We loved Len and miss his presence....we will continue to cherish every memory of our times together. For the rest of our time on earth we will pay highest tribute to our dearest friend Len.
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A candle was lit by Darrell and Katherine Tochor and family on October 13, 2016 7:35 PM
Message from Darwin & Bev Wikman
October 13, 2016 7:35 PM

Sympathy to all the Family of Lenny
We will remember our chats and visits with Lenny
He was a great man
He will be remembered
Rest in Peace Dear Freind +
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Message from Susan Wintersgill
October 13, 2016 7:36 PM

My deepest sympathies to you Michelle and all the family. He was a fearless leader, my friend...my hero. There will never be another like him.. I hope your sadness is quickly replaced by all the happy memories you shared ❤️
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A candle was lit by Della Luce on October 13, 2016 7:36 PM
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A candle was lit by Darwin & Bev on October 13, 2016 7:38 PM
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A candle was lit by Rick and Cheri Kowalski on October 13, 2016 7:39 PM
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A candle was lit by Warren and Joan sikora on October 13, 2016 7:39 PM
Message from Warren and Joan sikora
October 13, 2016 7:40 PM

Our deepest sympathies to the family Leonard was a good person be truley missed
Message from Rick and Cheri Kowalski
October 13, 2016 7:44 PM

Our deepest sympathies to Leonard's family ...this world will not be the same without him....sending prayers a and hugs....
Message from Violet
October 13, 2016 7:50 PM

Our heart felt sympathies go out to Leonard's family. May your special memories help you through your grief. Annie (John) Smotra, Violet Smotra-Cook, Dennis Smotra, Dorothy Smotra and Rosemary Leitchman.
Message from Wayne & Yvonne (Banga) Mechalchuk
October 13, 2016 7:50 PM

Our deepest sympathy to all the family and friends of Leonard. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Message from Mark Burton
October 13, 2016 7:58 PM

I miss my friend.
Message from Nicole Lake & Nathan Hawes
October 13, 2016 8:01 PM

Our deepest condolences to all the family and many friends of Leonard Banga. He will be greatly missed.
Message from Wanda and Elwyn Williams
October 13, 2016 8:10 PM

To Len's Family,
Our hearts go out to you in this time of great sorrow. We didn't know Len well but remember a young man with huge dreams that he made come true.
Sincerely,
Wanda and Elwyn Williams
Vegreville, Alberta
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A candle was lit by Auntie Marie on October 13, 2016 8:12 PM
Message from Leon and Susan Powell
October 13, 2016 8:18 PM

Our sympathies to the family. Lenny worked for us when he was a teenager. We had a bin building business, he was such enthusiastic hard worker.
He has left such a positive footprint in this world.
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A candle was lit by LM on October 13, 2016 8:21 PM
Message from The Verner Norman family
October 13, 2016 8:25 PM

Sending you our sincere condolences and heartfelt prayers.
Message from Gerry &Willie Yacishyn
October 13, 2016 8:37 PM

Our sincere condolences to you, Linda, and all of Leonard's family and friends at this time of great loss in your lives. Sending big hugs and many prayers.
Message from Esterhazy
October 13, 2016 8:39 PM

We are so very sorry for your loss. To Leonard's parents siblings, wife and children. A terrible loss. He was a very smart and great guy. Lived life to the fullest. Blaine and Pauline Chewka
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A candle was lit by Randy Renee Abby Joe slaktowdki on October 13, 2016 8:49 PM
Message from Slaktowski family
October 13, 2016 8:50 PM

Scott we are so sorry to hear about your brother. Prayers to you and your family during this time,
Message from Rebecca Szakacs and Family
October 13, 2016 8:54 PM

Michelle, Promise and Brooklyn, I am sending my heart-felt condolences in this very difficult time ❤
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A candle was lit by Carleen Smith (Banga) on October 13, 2016 9:42 PM
Message from Saskatoon
October 13, 2016 9:54 PM

Elsie and Mike....I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Jacqui Koskie, formerly of Esterhazy.
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A candle was lit by Ted and Toni Morrison & Family on October 13, 2016 9:58 PM
Message from Ted and Toni Morrison & Family
October 13, 2016 10:01 PM

Rest Easy Leonard, our condolences to all of the Banga Families!!
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A candle was lit by Myles bennett on October 13, 2016 10:13 PM
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A candle was lit by Chad Weston on October 13, 2016 10:19 PM
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A SWEET AND WARM  REMEMBRANCE TABLE ARRANGEMENT was sent by Bryce and Paige Scheller on October 14, 2016

Message from Rhonda & John Haubrich
October 13, 2016 10:25 PM

Our deepest sympathies are with the family. Here's wishing memories of a life well lived will comfort you all.
Message from Denny and Barb Johnston
October 13, 2016 10:37 PM

Sending our sympathy Michelle, Promise and Brooklyn. A life ended much to soon. Such a tradgedy.
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A SHADES OF ELEGANCE was ordered on October 14, 2016

Message from Dennis Britz
October 13, 2016 10:55 PM

Thoughts and prayers are with the Family from me. will always be remembered as a friend while I was in the Mining Industry. I will surely miss him
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A FEATHERY PALM PLANT was sent on October 14, 2016

Leonard was a great man and will for ever be in everyone's hearts. I'm truly sorry for your loss but Leonard will live on in our hearts. Sincerely. Mike Brown.

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A candle was lit by Charles barkley on October 14, 2016 5:09 AM
Message from Nicole Conan
October 14, 2016 5:52 AM

My deepest condolences to family, friends and coworkers. Leonard always stopped into the health center every time he was on site. He was alway kind to the nurses. I will miss his little visits!
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A candle was lit by Les & Yvette Bolen on October 14, 2016 6:36 AM
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A candle was lit by Marty and Shawna Pfeifer on October 14, 2016 7:45 AM
Message from Sandra Dixon
October 14, 2016 7:53 AM

Sometimes people are like fireworks, they come shine, spread their light, fly high, and are gone way too soon. Leonard was such a person. I watched him grow to a man and kept hearing about his successes. His family will shine on.
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A candle was lit by Sandy Dixon on October 14, 2016 7:54 AM
Message from Curt Rowein & Lynn Hnatick
October 14, 2016 8:12 AM

Len's larger than life personality will be missed. I have lots of great memories of Len. Our condolences to all of the Banga family on this sad occasion.
Message from Eddie & Roberta Freitag
October 14, 2016 9:09 AM

Our sympathy to all of you.
Message from Vangy and Don Whittmire, Medicine Hat, AB
October 14, 2016 9:18 AM

Our very deepest sympathy on the loss of Leonard. Our prayers are with you.

Cousins Vangy and Don Whittmire, Medicine Hat, AB
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A candle was lit by David Eberts on October 14, 2016 9:50 AM
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A candle was lit by Eileen Paskaruk on October 14, 2016 11:22 AM
Message from Eileen Paskaruk
October 14, 2016 11:30 AM

Michelle, I am so sorry for your loss. Lenny was a great man in many ways, his love of life, helping other's in difficult times, his laughter and smile will always be a part of my memory of Lenny. I will miss his talks as he came into the gate houses at the mines, as well as his caring way and wanting to know how everything was going. He was always there for everyone.
May your memories sustain you and bring you comfort. I know Lenny is one of the brightest angels in heaven right now, and God's gain has been our loss.
Message from Tyler and Trinity Stumborg
October 14, 2016 12:02 PM

Michelle, all of both your families and to anyone whose life was touched by Leonard! Tyler and I are very sorry for your loss and of the hole this leaves in your heart and lives. No words can come even close to explain the amazing man, boss and friend that Leonard was. We are very thankful for the time we got to get to know him and you as well Michelle. Leonard's involvement in our lives seemed to have come at just the right time, but that was just his way! He truly was a great individual who loved life and lived it fully. We will miss you so much!
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A candle was lit by Marsha on October 14, 2016 12:30 PM
Message from Brandon Tidball
October 14, 2016 12:36 PM

My condolences to the family. Leonard will be deeply missed
Message from Brandon Tidball
October 14, 2016 12:36 PM

My condolences to the family. Leonard will be deeply missed
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A candle was lit by Laura Duchek on October 14, 2016 12:51 PM
Message from Cory and Jen(Rieger) Brace
October 14, 2016 1:03 PM

Our deepest sympathy to family in the loss of a great man. Back in high school, he would always make you smile and was such a gentleman. He will be greatly missed.
Message from Bev Signarowski
October 14, 2016 2:04 PM

My brother in law, Greg Clavelle, spoke so very highly of Leonard. I know hus passing will leave a hole in many lives.
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A SENTIMENTAL THOUGHTS was ordered on October 14, 2016

Message from Michelle King
October 14, 2016 4:04 PM

Michelle, I was so sad to hear of Leonard's passing. He and my brother, Rene Perreault were good buddies. I know Rene was there to take Leonard's hand. I'm so sorry and am thinking of you and your precious family. Take care
Message from Michelle King
October 14, 2016 4:04 PM

Michelle, I was so sad to hear of Leonard's passing. He and my brother, Rene Perreault were good buddies. I know Rene was there to take Leonard's hand. I'm so sorry and am thinking of you and your precious family. Take care
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A PREMIUM FRUIT AND GOURMET BASKET was sent on October 14, 2016

Our most sincere condolensces. Jodi, Bruce and Scott Threeosix Industrial

Message from Donna Perrett
October 14, 2016 4:12 PM

Michelle and family, I am so sorry to hear of your sudden loss. Prayers and thoughts are with you as you mourn. May your tears bring healing, may the Lord rest peace on you all, and may your memories help to mend your heart.
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A MOUNTAIN MEADOW PEDESTAL ARRANGEMENT was ordered on October 14, 2016

Message from Diana & Bill Pozniak, Esterhazy, Sask.
October 14, 2016 5:43 PM

Deepest sympathy to the Banga families. Our love and prayers are with you all.
Message from Ashley Caulkett (Saskatoon)
October 14, 2016 6:08 PM

My deepest sympathies to everyone in Len's family. I'm so sorry for your loss
Message from Russ Thiemann
October 14, 2016 6:26 PM

My condolences and deep sympathies to Leonard's family, friends and employees. I had many occasions to talk with him. A very genuine man. He will be missed by many in his family and business.
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A candle was lit by James Wladychka on October 14, 2016 7:33 PM
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A candle was lit by Ken Moar from Esterhazy on October 14, 2016 9:56 PM
Message from Tanya Kam David
October 15, 2016 1:19 AM

My thoughts and prayers to Michelle and family...Len will be great missed by many, as he touched so many on his adventure of life...Will be loved always as we remember Ken may you rest in peace and watch over your family......
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A candle was lit by Howard and Bobbi Nichols on October 15, 2016 6:47 AM
Message from Howard and Bobbi
October 15, 2016 6:52 AM

Our very deepest sympathy to all of Leonard's family. Our heart , thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. He will will be greatly missed.🙏
Message from Vivian (Drotar) Morin and family.
October 15, 2016 9:32 AM

It is so very hard to find the words to say how sorry we are for your loss. Lenny was a wonderful person. Please except our deepest sympathies.
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A candle was lit by Vivian (Drotar) Morin and family. on October 15, 2016 9:40 AM
Message from Marlene and John Yarske
October 15, 2016 10:24 AM

Dear Michelle, we are so sorry to hear of Leonard's untimely and tragic accident. We extend our deep condolences to you and your girls and Leonard's extended family..Although we didn't know Leonard well we were very impressed and appreciative of his many accomplishments and loyalties and how he always included his family and looked after your interests and those of his friends and colleagues. Love and best wishes, auntie Marlene and uncle John..

Message from lindsay@white-river.ca
October 15, 2016 10:50 AM

Having just met Leonard I can only be heartbroken for all his family and friends. We now join you mourning a truely dynamic man. Here's wishing you all the strength to move on with your lives. Many prayers from Lindsay Priest and family, White River Cont, Vanderhoof B.C.
Message from Tammy Banga
October 15, 2016 11:02 AM

Not one time in all the years that I have known Lenny did I not see a smile on his face and receive a warm hug.....I will miss those Lenny hugs😢 Such a kind and caring heart this man had, he cared about everyone.
My heart goes out to his family, the Banga family and all his work family and friends.....I can not imagine the pain in all your hearts😢
Elsie and Mike, you raised a wonderful man and he will be missed......sending you the biggest hug❤️ Lenny was always so good to Megan while she was in Saskatoon and she sure thought a lot of him.
Thinking of you all,
Tammy and Jim
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A candle was lit by Tammy Banga on October 15, 2016 11:03 AM
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A candle was lit by Kevin, Pauline, Sawyer, Cassidy and Austin Hruska on October 15, 2016 11:54 AM
Message from Kevin and Pauline Hruska and family
October 15, 2016 11:58 AM

Our deepest sympathies to Lenny's family. He will be remembered for his kindness, his smile, his drive and ambition. He worked for Bridgeview many years ago and that is a time we will always remember. So sad what happened.
Message from Allan Millham, Victoria, BC, formerly from Stockholm, SK
October 15, 2016 11:36 PM

Dear Mike and Elsie,

My deepest sympathy in the loss of your son Leonard.
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A candle was lit by Joanne (Banga) & Steve Bonnor on October 16, 2016 9:46 AM
Message from Joanne (Banga) & Steve Bonnor, Wolseley, Sk.
October 16, 2016 9:50 AM

Please accept our deepest sympathy and know you are ALL in our thoughts and prayers!
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A MONET'S GARDEN  BASKET was sent on October 16, 2016

Our condolences and love from: Wayne & Sandra Krzak

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A candle was lit by Sandra & Wayne Krzak on October 16, 2016 6:02 PM
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A TRADITIONAL FUNERAL BASKET was ordered on October 17, 2016

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A candle was lit by Terry & laurel Halushka yorkton on October 17, 2016 7:57 AM
Message from George and Dianne Niebergall
October 17, 2016 7:59 AM

Our Sympathies to all the families of Lenard. Our prayers and thoughts are with everyone in this difficult times.
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A candle was lit by Greg and Carol Martell on October 17, 2016 12:15 PM
Message from Robert & Shirley Herperger
October 17, 2016 2:01 PM

Michelle & family,& Elsie & Mike. & families! It is with great sadness that we offer our heartfelt sympathy to you. We watched Leonard grow up & become a man any parents would be proud to say was their son! Michelle we had such a nice visit with you & Leonard the last time we saw you.. Leonard was bigger than life & had a heart to match. We are all left a little bit richer for having known Leonard . May God grant you peace & strength at this sad time
Message from Randy & Michelle Abdai
October 17, 2016 5:05 PM

We are Heartbroken and Devastated with the Loss of our Friend, Lenny..!
He will be Never Forgotten and Always in Our Hearts...!
Michelle and Family sending LOVE & HUGZ...!
XOX
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A candle was lit by Annette and Bryan Glazer on October 17, 2016 10:03 PM
Message from Annette and Bryan Glazer
October 17, 2016 10:14 PM

Our Deepest Synpathy to you Michelle and Family and All of the Banga Family. What an Honour it has been to have Lenny in our Lives. From his Big Smiles and Hugs to his Postive Attitude on Everything He Encountered.. Lenny will Forever Be Remembered.
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A MONET'S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was sent by Howard and Bobbi , Kyla ,Jared and family on October 18, 2016

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A DIGNITY IN WHITE PEDESTAL ARRANGEMENT was sent on October 18, 2016

Deepest Sympathies to All of Lenny's loved ones. We are Honored & Thankful to have known this Incredible Friend with the most Pure& Honest Good Heart, Sense of Humor, Intelligence & Dignity. With tears on our face we send you lots of love & hugs xo -deb, Ash, ,Jen, ,Kam Kulovany & mike& Dana Carey

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A WARM SMILE was sent on October 18, 2016

Lenny will Never be Forgotten and Always in Our Hearts. Randy, Michelle, Curtis, Shauna, & Addy Abdai

Message from Lance and Jacolen Glasser
October 18, 2016 10:37 AM

I met a young fellow,
3500 feet below,
I could tell he was the boss,
He was always on the go.

He quickly got my respect,
When I heard what he had to say,
I'm so sorry to hear,
That now you've passed away.

You lived your life with passion,
You achieved many a goal,
May GOD watch over your family,
We are so sorry to see you go.

Rest in peace.
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A candle was lit by Jacolen and Lance Glasser on October 18, 2016 10:37 AM
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A GARDEN PATH was ordered on October 18, 2016

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A candle was lit by Wendy Clague and the entire CLAGUE family on October 18, 2016 4:31 PM
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A candle was lit by jeff hovestad on October 18, 2016 8:04 PM
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A candle was lit by Mikeal S Fosty on October 18, 2016 9:26 PM
Message from Bev Pickett Estevan Sask
October 18, 2016 10:13 PM

I was deeply saddened to hear of Leonards tragic accident .He was a great all around guy who lived life to the fullest . I feel I have lost a good friend .He will be fondly remembered .
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A candle was lit by gord shaw on October 18, 2016 10:22 PM
Message from Brian and Jennifer Carnegie & friends from the Blackwater
October 18, 2016 11:25 PM

Michelle and family we remember you at this time of your great loss and are keeping you in our prayers.
Message from Barry & Judi Dilts
October 19, 2016 8:11 AM

All the messages here say it all.
Having known Leonard for 6 or 7 years his sincerity, insight, courage accomplishments,reliability always amazed me. He inspired all he touched. Such a legacy is left by few in this world and that will provide strength for Mom,Dad, Michelle, daughters all at this trying time.
When I grow up I want to be just like Leonard!
Barry Dilts
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A candle was lit by Keith & Kristin LaRocque on October 19, 2016 9:29 AM
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A candle was lit by Jeremy Mayes on October 19, 2016 12:39 PM
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A candle was lit by Rona Smith on October 19, 2016 2:10 PM
Message from Kathy Wrobel of Prairie Aircraft Sales
October 20, 2016 10:26 AM

So very sorry for your loss. Leonard was such a special person and feel honored to have known him. Thoughts are with you and your family.
Message from Coaldale AB
October 20, 2016 12:07 PM

Dear Michelle, my heart breaks for you all! May God comfort & bless you during this difficult time. Sending my love & prayers. Love cousin Laura
Message from Ryan Stephanie westly and melody frèed
October 21, 2016 9:39 PM

From my family's heart to yours leonard you will be deeply missed friend. A person who came from a 303 British rifle and a dodge valare to one of the most successful businessmen around. Just need to say was proud to have been a friend and we will meet in the end.
Our deepest condolences to the whole banga family.
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A candle was lit by Jay on October 25, 2016 4:29 PM
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A candle was lit by Dana Cooley, President Coogar Sales & Services on December 13, 2016 10:31 AM
Message from Dana Cooley
December 13, 2016 10:35 AM

I had the privilege of knowing and working with Leonard over the years. He will be greatly missed. My condolences to Leonard's family and many friends.
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A candle was lit by Dana Cooley on December 13, 2016 10:37 AM
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